This is a little pair of GIMP scripts which can make it easier to design and print labels, business cards and other sized objects in GIMP, using label templates from the gLabels program. It should work in any GIMP version from 2.2 onward.
It's helpful for people who need to print business cards or other photographic labels with high quality. Open Office and gLabels can make labels, but they don't seem to be able to do high quality printing.
Warning: this is just something I whippped up over a few days. It isn't well tested; some labels may not line up properly. That said, I've used it myself for making business cards and address labels, so it works at least some of the time.
Version 0.5 adds a "printer fudge factor" in the Print label page script to compensate for the fact that printer drivers often don't print quite a full page. The default is set for my Epson; I recommend that you make some test prints on cheap paper, figure out the right number for your printer, then edit labels.scm to make that the default (see the README).
Currently, CD label routines are hardwired: they do not yet inherit from the gLabels templates. Stay tuned.
Also, us-letter paper size is the only supported paper so far. Modifying the code would be straightforward, though.
Download v. 0.5: gimplabels-0.5.tar.gz or just the script-fu file: labels.scm.
The easy way to install if you just want to try out the script with the labels provided is to copy the labels.scm into your gimp scripts directory, either by dragging it from a file manager or from the commandline. For example, for GIMP 2.4 on Linux,
cd gimplabels-0.5 cp labels.scm ~/.gimp-2.4/scripts/
If you want more control or want to add your own label templates, see the README for build instructions.
New: Nathan Willis of Worldlabel.com has written an excellent and detailed article about how to use these label scripts: Fast labels and Card layout with Gimplabels.
Once installed, the scripts should show up in two places. (GIMP 2.6 moved all the menus around, so the old Toolbox menus have moved to File/Create in the image window.)