gLabels: A Gnome App To Create Labels, Business Cards And Media Covers

gLabels is a lightweight program for creating labels, barcodes, business cards and media covers for the GNOME desktop environment. It is designed to work with various laser/ink-jet peel-off label and business card sheets that you’ll find at most office supply stores. gLabels also supports mail merge from sources such as CSV files, vCards and Evolution data servers.

Untitled 1 (modified) - gLabels_019A new version gLabels 3.2.0 has been released few days before with bug fixes and many new improvements. You can find the full changelog and release notes in the Official website.

gLabels Requirements

gLabels 3.2 is designed to run on GNOME 3.6+, but more specifically it requires the following libraries or newer.

– GTK+-3.6.x
– LIBXML-2.9.x
– LIBRSVG-2.36.x

Optional required components:

– LIBEBOOK-2.30.x
– GNU Barcode-0.98- ZINT-2.4.1- LIBIEC16022-0.2.4- LIBQRENCODE-3.1.x

Install gLabels On Ubuntu 13.10/13.04, Linux Mint 16/15

GLabels is available in the Ubuntu official repositories.

So install it using command:

sudo apt-get install glabels

Install from Source

Install dependencies for Fedora based systems:

Switch to root user,


and enter the following commands:

yum groupinstall "Development Tools" 
yum groupinstall "GNOME Software Development"

Install dependencies for Ubuntu based systems:

sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev libgnomeui-dev libxml2-dev libglade2-dev
sudo apt-get install libebook1.2-dev

Download Latest Version:


Extract and build it using the following commands:

tar -xvf glabels-3.2.0.tar.xz
cd glabels-3.2.0 

Now install gLabels using the following command.

On Fedora based systems:

Switch root user using command:


and install it using command:

make install

On Ubuntu based systems:

sudo make install

Launch gLabels

Open it either from Menu or Dash.

Menu_017The default interface of gLabels will look as below.

(none) - gLabels_018So you have successfully installed gLabels now, what’s next? gLabels team has a well documented User Manual in their website. Go, learn and make your own Labels, Business cards and CD/DVD Media covers. Cheers!