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Keep labels from coming off

It seems like its inevitable, you print your own labels at home and then a few months or even weeks later those labels are starting to peel off. With one small tip you can keep those labels from coming off. What I have been doing with the labels that I put on my kids school supplies is rounding off the corners. After I print the label and trim it down to size I just trim off the corners to make them round and it works wonders. This works simply because when you have a sharp corner it is easy for stuff to get in under the label and then before you know it the whole thing is coming off. By rounding the edges you make it harder for stuff to get under it.

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