Labeljoy is a software specialized in creating to create and printing labels, envelopes, badges, business cards, CD labels, letters and anything else that needs to be wholly or partially replicated and printed. It also enables you to create barcodes and QR codes, texts, images, clipart and other graphic elements using advanced fading, transparency and rotation effects. Labeljoy also let you import a necessary data from an external source by loading it from Excel, Access, a text file or from professional database systems such as MySql, Oracle or SQL server, or from the third party’s address books. Read on to learn more.
The main executable program is Labeljoy5.exe. The software installer includes six files and is usually about 43MB. LabeljoyUpdate.exe will automatically download and apply new updates.
At startup, a window lets you choose whether to create a new project, load an existing project, load a sample file such as an address, badge, barcode, business card and more, link to a data source, register the software or access the help menu. Choose ‘New project’, and you’ll immediately be able to set a type and the dimensions of the template. By default, the new label sheet is fitted with a text field and a barcode.
At the top bar of Labeljoy interface you can find all the general functions: Create a new project, Open an existing project, Save, Print, Scroll the pages, and Undo-Redo functions, as well as a group of tools for layouts, to hide or block an element, and zoom. The interface also has options and the Help menu.
The left-side bar contains all the modification tools for text, barcodes, images and other elements of the page. The interface is a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) so the easiest one you can find, which means that the computer screen will show paper and label elements exactly as they will be printed and all functionalities are easy to detect.
You can change label orientation, include text, and adjust fonts and text size, change the fill colour, background colour, frame colour, text outline colour and barcode colour. You can also adjust the barcode width and add quiet zones. Managin page elements, counters, label numbers, and page numbers is easy. You can choose between centimetres and inches as units. Complex fading, transparency and rotation effects are available as well.
As changes are updated in real time, your main workspace becomes a representation of the result, without the need to continuously preview your work through different menus. When you are done, you can create an image file of some of the most commonly used formats can be created or print on a sheet of paper.
You can import data from Access, Excel, SQL Server, Oracle, MySql, Lotus notes, Dbase, Txt, Csv, Windows address book, Outlook, Sendblaster, wk1-2-3.
Labeljoy manages the most relevant barcode standards: Ean 13, Ean 8, Ean 128, ITF 14, UPC, Code 39, Code 93, GS1-128, Code 39 Extended, Interleaved 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Codabar, Datamatrix, Postnet code, Planet Code and 2D Barcode Data Matrix. Formats supported are pdf, jpg, png, tiff, gif and bmp. Labels can be printed on a standard laser, ink-jet and roll printers using A4, A5, A6 label sheets or any custom paper format
Labeljoy is available in a wide range of languages: Bulgarian, Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Greek, Italian, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Finnish, Swedish, and Turkish.
Video tutorials, help menu, and email support are at your disposal. Telephone support is not available.
Labeljoy is a shareware and offers three pricing plans: Basic (199 €), Full (329 €), Server (1.599 €). Labeljoy is shareware. You can use the application for evaluation purposes, in trial mode. While in trial mode, the application will add a watermark to all the labels you create.
Labeljoy is a quality labelling software that won’t leave you disappointed. However, even if it endears with its simplicity, there are a couple of areas, mostly in the trial version, that need be debugged. Overall, though, Labeljoy is the best solution for creating and printing labels and barcodes.
|Usability: 9 /10||Speed: 8.5 /10||Features: 8.9 /10||Support: 8 /10||Pricing: 8.5 /10|