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gLabels is a program for creating labels and business cards. It is designed to work with various laser/ink-jet peel-off label and business card sheets that you’ll find at most office supply stores.
This application is a gem of a program for anyone who want to create their own business cards, address labels, CD Labels and covers, and much more. It has an extensive database of label and sticker formats for most major brands of labels such as Avery, Neato, and Memorex. It also has a template creation feature which allows for custom labels and designs. For this example I will explain the basics on how to create a set of business cards.
When you choose new from the file menu, you are presented with a list of various standard label sets. I chose Avery 5871 Business cards as that was what I had purchased from the store.
From here you can start designing. You can place and format text, images, and basic shapes to your liking. Don’t worry about needing to duplicate these to cover the entire sheet of labels. gLabels knows to print the entire sheet as per the template used. Once you are satisfied with your design, just send it to the printer once you have loaded it with the store bought labels.
As you can see the interface is quite simple to use. Editing labels is simple and straight forward. News, updates and support can be found at the gLabels homepage, http://glabels.sourceforge.net/.
gLabels is written for the Gnome desktop environment but just like most Linux applications, it will run under any window manager. KDE has a similar application called kbarcode. The name is misleading however it does provide the same functionality. It does not seem to be as straightforward as gLabels, but it does support batch printing if you are mass producing labels for commercial use.
gLabels has been available in Debian since Sarge, and in Ubuntu since Warty.