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Adding a Border to Your Label

Personalize your label with a colored border. Learn how to add one to your label design in Maestro Label Designer.

Note: Borders can accentuate any shifting that occurs naturally during the printing process, causing your labels to look misaligned. For this reason, we recommend against adding thin borders to your labels.

Using a Background Color

Use this method if your label shape is a square or rectangle with rounded edges.

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Change the background color of your design to your desired border color. Learn how to add a background color.
Note: While you won't see your background color extended beyond the border of your label on-screen, it will during printing. Learn more about bleeds in Maestro Label Designer.
Label Background Color
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Using the "Shapes" menu in the vertical toolbar to the left of your screen, select the same shape as your label and add it to your canvas. Learn how to add and edit shapes.
Maestro Label Designer Shape Menu
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Change the size of your shape so that it fits comfortably inside the label outline.
Interior Shape
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Adjust the "Fill Color" to match your desired interior color.
Interior Shape Fill Color
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Edit the "Stroke Color" as needed.
Interior Shape Stroke Color
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If your shape has rounded corners, increase the "Corner Radius" value.
Interior Shape Corner Radius
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Use the "Align" feature in the white menu bar to center the shape on your label. Learn how to align objects.
Note: To center your object horizontally and vertically, choose "Center" and "Middle."
Align Menu
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Continue designing as normal.

Using a Shape Outline

Learn how to add and edit shapes before getting started.

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Using the "Shapes" menu in the vertical toolbar to the left of your screen, select the same shape as your label and add it to your canvas.
Maestro Label Designer Shape Menu
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Adjust the size of your shape so that is lays directly over the label outline.
Shape Border
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Use the "Align" feature in the white menu bar to perfectly center the shape on your label. Learn how to align objects.
Note: To center your object horizontally and vertically, choose "Center" and "Middle."
Aligned Shape Border
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Adjust the "Fill Color" to "Choose No Color."
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Change the "Stroke Color" to your desired border color.
Shape Stroke Color
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Increase the number beside "Width" so that your shape's outline is both inside and outside the border of your label.
Shape Stroke Width
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Continue designing as normal.

If you need additional help creating a border for your label design, our customer service team can be reached at 1-888-575-2235.