When printing transparent labels or heat-transfer labels, it's often necessary to reverse the words so that they are a mirror image of what will appear on the final product. The easiest solution is to use a printer that can print a mirror image of the labels. If your printer lacks this option, you can instead convert the label into an image and then reverse the image so that it becomes a mirrored copy of the original.
Launch the program you used to create your labels and then open the file containing the labels or open a label template.
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Add text to the labels as you would normally.
Select the "Print" command from the application's File menu or toolbar to access the dialog box that allows you to select a printer.
Select the printer you use to print labels and then click the "Properties" button to open the printer settings window.
Look for an option labeled something along the lines of "Mirror Print" or "Print Mirror Image." The option will probably not be on the main screen, and you must select the "Advanced" tab, the "Advanced Options" button or something similar to find it. Many printers don't have the option.
Select the option if you find it, click "OK" to close the printer settings window and then print your labels as you would normally.
Convert to Image
Open the Microsoft Word document containing your labels or open a Word labels template. If you are using another program to create your labels, the basic steps are the same although the specific program commands may vary.
Add your text to the first label as you would normally.
Launch the Windows Snipping Tool utility so that you can capture an image of your label. Click "Search" on the Windows 8 Charms bar, type "snip" into the search field and press "Enter." The small Snipping Tool windows appears on the screen.
Move the new window so that it doesn't cover the first label and then click "New" in the Snipping Tool window.
Drag your cursor around the first label and release the mouse button. Make sure you capture the exact dimension of the label. If your first attempt is off by a little, click the "New" button in the Snipping Tool window and try again.
Save the image using the PNG or JPG file format and then close the Snipping Tool and return to Microsoft Word.
Delete the entire contents of the first label. If you are unable to delete the original label because it is part of a protected custom template, create a blank template to complete the steps.
Insert your cursor into the first label field, select the "Insert" tab on the Word toolbar and then click "Pictures" on the ribbon.
Select the image file you created earlier and click "Insert." The image of the label appears.
Select the image you just inserted and then select the "Format" tab on the toolbar.
Click the "Rotate" command in the Arrange section of the ribbon and then select "Flip Horizontal." This command causes the original image to be replaced by a mirror image.
Press "Ctrl-C" to copy the mirror image onto the clipboard. Delete the contents of the other labels and then press "Ctrl-V" in each label to insert the mirror image.