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Thanks, Wes.
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Is there a printing preference that needs changed to print correctly on these adhesive labels?

They load in just like regular paper. Just put them in "upside down" or "face down"

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They load in just like regular paper. Just put them in "upside down" or "face down"

Not necessarily. In my printer, they go face up.

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Random ass tip: If you work in an office or any type of work with a shipping department, check with whoever is in charge of stuff like that (mailroom person, administrative assistant, shipping manager, etc.) and ask them to keep an eye out for coupons for Staples/OfficeMax/OfficeDepot. I'm the person who gets those at my office and they've saved me a ton of money. I just got a '$10 off your in-store purchase of $10 or more' coupon in the mail this morning and I'm running low on packing tape. Going to be able to grab a lot of tape for basically free next time I go to Staples. 

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Studio lights: after seeing that setup, I'm glad I didn't go that route lol. Personally, I'd need a lot of room to work with and always havin to hop around those pegged legs. But good results can be had from it, that's for sure.

Once the pictures are taken I line them up against the wall and have the whole room to work in. It is a little cramped, but I am just setting up now, I just moved into this house 2 weeks ago so haven't finalized the room layout yet. The hanger in the corner with clothes on it is only to hold clothing waiting for measurements/pictures/listing. Once that is done, they are hung up in a spare closet. I just unpacked the lights last night so those black things on the table are the carrying cases for the lights/backdrop and will be put away in the closet. That white table is where we measure/pack stuff. There is a bunch of crap spread around because I have 3 months of purchases we are trying to catalog/photo and listed. Once they are they have a shelf for non clothing items as well. So eventually the white table will be bare except for the postal scale in the corner. My packing supplies I am eventually going to put in some shelves above the table and drawers below.

 

I am getting there, I will take another photo in a few months after I decide the final configuration of the room.

 

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Nice, looks fun.

 

I personally could never use a tripod for eBay...would take waaaaay too long.  I point & shoot and am on to the next shot within seconds.  Probably takes me about 3-5 minutes per item from start to finish to photo.  It goes on Manni, pin him up, 5-6 shots, then onto the white board to take some flat shots and then done.

 

 

I did something similar to you, in regards to putting in shelving.  Its been a few months, but I posted pictures of the before and after of what it did to my office.  Maybe I'll try and snap a few more recent ones for you, because I think it may help.  Mine are directly into the walls, and everything hangs.

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Nice, looks fun.

 

I personally could never use a tripod for eBay...would take waaaaay too long.  I point & shoot and am on to the next shot within seconds.  Probably takes me about 3-5 minutes per item from start to finish to photo.  It goes on Manni, pin him up, 5-6 shots, then onto the white board to take some flat shots and then done.

 

 

I did something similar to you, in regards to putting in shelving.  Its been a few months, but I posted pictures of the before and after of what it did to my office.  Maybe I'll try and snap a few more recent ones for you, because I think it may help.  Mine are directly into the walls, and everything hangs.

Thats what I would love to do,  we are going to have California Closets or someone similar redo our Master Closet and I am thinking I may have them add a few shelves to this wall as well. All of the closets in this house have these cheap wire racks, don't even have bars. I would appreciate some pictures of what you guys are doing. BTW I think since my wife helps with cataloging and arranging I can get in under 5 minutes per item :nodding:. I am trying to get her to take over completely and let me just do the thrifting :lol:

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haha, good luck with that proposal, because that can sound too good to be true lol.

 

Any help can make a big difference!  

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I was hoping to get to the point I do zero post processing, just take picture drag to garagesale and be done with it. I am not looking to make photography a career just a way to sell more stuff.

 

Mind you I hate post too, the more eliminated subjectivity the better. But it's like 8 clicks to alter the white balance of however many images. And I don't have to worry about getting perfect light, just consistent temperature light. It's also only 3 clicks to have bridge tell photoshop to run a resizing/sharpening macro on however many images. I really, really like automation.

 

 

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Here is the situation.

 

I win a cheap cashmere Jos A Banks sweater for $5. I pay through Paypal and get the hourglass meaning it is waiting for the seller to claim. 2 weeks goes by I contact seller asking what is going on. No reply but a few hours later a fake tracking number is added. I wait another week, money still in limbo and call eBay for a different case and talk about this one. We discover the seller had put .con instead of .com in their Paypal account name. I open case, contact buyer again, no response, escalate case and eBay closes is it in sellers favor because I never paid???? WTF I immediately appeal and say I did pay but the buyer had an incorrect address. They closed it again saying they made the right decision. So all you sellers that get screwed by eBay, here is eBay siding with a buyer who did everything wrong.

 

Going to drink my 3rd beer and call eBay up.

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Just got off the phone with eBay and they put me through to someone competent. He looked at the case, the notes and said WTF? The person who closed the case had two wrong facts in his notes. He said I didn't pay and that the item had shipped and been delivered. He checked and saw that I had paid the first day and that the tracking number was bogus. Don't get anything, the buyer is not penalized in any way, but finally being told I did everything right and the buyer was at fault was cathartic.

 

Going for beer number 4 and try to calm down about my $5 dollar item... WTF is wrong with me getting this spun up over the price of a cup of coffee.

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Nice, looks fun.

 

I personally could never use a tripod for eBay...would take waaaaay too long.  I point & shoot and am on to the next shot within seconds.  Probably takes me about 3-5 minutes per item from start to finish to photo.  It goes on Manni, pin him up, 5-6 shots, then onto the white board to take some flat shots and then done.

 

 

I did something similar to you, in regards to putting in shelving.  Its been a few months, but I posted pictures of the before and after of what it did to my office.  Maybe I'll try and snap a few more recent ones for you, because I think it may help.  Mine are directly into the walls, and everything hangs.

actually if your manni doesn't move and your camera doesn't move, you can probably go tripod and it''d take even less time.

 

subject and camera not moving, focal length not changing, lights not changing temp.  If you have those 4 factors constant, technically you can have someone sit at the computer with the usb hooked onto the camera, tell him/her when to press the shutter via software while the camera is tethered to the computer, you rotate the manni around and the 6 shots could be done in under 10 seconds.  

 

or, you can have a wireless remote, you rotate the manni as you get the shots, and then have the help do the flat shots.  

 

too bad my wife is on full time "feed the twins" duty or i'd get her in on these shenanigans.  Would save me a ton of time.  

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