I have gotten this question a few times over the last few months, so I decided it was time for a tutorial.
The question I get asked is what kind of typewriter I use to type on to labels and other products. And I don’t have a typewriter (although I think my mom still has my old word processor in storage somewhere!) All I use is the font Courier New, my computer, and printer!
First, I type whatever I want to print on the label in my word processing program.
I then print out this page (usually on a piece of scrap paper).
Then I place my label over the typewritten word(s) (not pressing too hard to permanently adhere it to the paper). I usually hold the paper up to a light to judge where to place the label/sticker (so I can see the words through the sticker).
Next, I put the paper back through my printer.
Then, carefully, I pull the label back off the paper. Be careful because some stickers are on glossier paper than others and it might take the printed words a bit to dry. If you accidentally peel off a little of the paper with the label, don’t worry – you can always put some more adhesive on the back of the label.
And voila! You have your typewritten label made with just a computer and printer!