I proceeded this way:
- Printed all labels using PowerPoint, each label being in a black frame (to make sure they are the same size)
- Cut the labels leaving a seam
- Glued the paper on a 2 mm foam board and
- Cut each label on the foam board with a sharp craft knife, using the black frame as a guide.
The overall result looked good. The labels were light and sturdy and easy to affix to the wall with whitetack . The foam being quite fragile, I had to transport the labels in a plastic sandwich box.
There is still room for improvement:
- I had to redo some of the labels because the paper was torn away while cutting the label. I found out that the different density of the material caused the issue. The trick was to have a first pass with the blade to cut the paper and then a second pass to cut through the foam.
- Some labels had a thin black line on some of their sides. I will have to be more careful to cut “inside the line”. Getting rid of the frame would solve the problem, but it would also make more difficult to cut all labels to the same measurement. I should try to print the frames in a very light grey. This way, even if the line appears, it should be almost invisible from afar.
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