Archive for April, 2013

FAQ – Do You Sell Avery Labels?

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

We often get asked if we sell Avery labels.

None of our stock is made or supplied by Avery, but we do have many sizes that are Avery compatible – in other words the size and layout of the labels is the same as those made by Avery.

This means that you can buy our Avery compatible labels and use the Avery templates that are built into many programs, including Microsoft Word, to design and print your labels.

We are happy to send out samples of Avery compatible sizes. Customers who want Avery sizes or who have previously bought from Avery can request a sample and compare our labels to those from Avery for themselves.

You can see a list of our Avery compatible labels and request a sample on our website.

FAQ – Can I Print White Text?

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Customers buying our transparent or coloured labels often ask us about printing white text. The simplest answer is that you cannot print in white using a standard laser or inkjet printer.

Standard printers use a system of four colours known as CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black). The first three roughly correspond to the traditional “primary colours” of blue, red, and yellow, and these four colours will be mixed together as needed to create the colours required for the design being printed. When a design includes white as one of its colours, the area set to white will be left blank, and it is the colour of the paper being printed upon that provides the colour for this area. As most people tend to print onto white paper, this creates white text with no trouble at all.

So what can I do?
1. Purchase a specialist printer and white ink.
It is possible to buy printers that are able to print white ink. However, these will be specialist printers and may cost much more than a standard printer. You will also have to source specialist opaque white ink. Standard inks are transluscent and white transluscent ink may not show up very clearly against a darker background. Opaque white ink will give a more solid colour, but it may need several coats to create a clear, legible white.

2. Get a printer to do the printing for you.
Local and specialist printers may have the equipment available to print with white ink. You will need to build in the cost of both buying the labels and having them printed.

3. Play around with the colours in your design.
You may want to test out a few very pale colours that your printer can print and see how they work against the surface the labels will be applied to. You could also try adding a coloured outline to your text along with a pale fill colour. Alternatively, you could re-design your label based on the colour of the surface you are sticking the labels onto and make a feature out of using a transparent label.

4. Create a white surface.
Try sticking a small white label onto the surface you are labelling and adding a transparent label on top. The area you have set to be white will be left blank and the white label will be visible through the transparent label, which effectively creates the appearance of white text.

Visit our website to find out more about our Transparent Labels and our Coloured Labels.

Revising For Exams With Super Removable Labels

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Students across the country will be busy preparing for impending exams and presentations (or perhaps they should be!). Label Planet has a unique solution to help you with the tricky task of remembering everything you might need to know.

Our super removable labels (product code: GREM) have a very light adhesive that provides a low initial tack and can be removed from any surface quickly and easily, without leaving any residue behind. In fact, they can be compared to the average post-it note, just with the adhesive all over the back of the label.

This makes our super removable labels an ideal way to print revision cards that you can stick anywhere around the house to help you remember important information. You can print the key facts, figures, or quotations that you need to learn and stick them onto books, revision posters, walls, desks, or even over the bathroom mirror as a revision reminder first thing in the morning and last thing at night. And, once you’ve completed your exam or presentation, you can remove them without any traces of residue (though whether you choose to keep them safely filed away with your other revision notes or throw them out as quickly as you can is up to you!).

You can Request A Sample or Find Out More about our Super Removable Labels on our website.

Do It Yourself – How To Test The Stickiness Of Your Labels

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

We often get sample requests from customers who want to check that a certain adhesive will work for the purpose that they have in mind. Perhaps they need an adhesive that can stick to an unusual or a curved surface, or perhaps they need a removable label that won’t leave behind unsightly residue marks. We are always happy to send out samples for customers to test, but we also have a tip for how to test the labels effectively when comparing or testing adhesives.

Obviously, the first test people will do is to place the labels in the situation in which they will be used. However, if you don’t want to damage the surface you will be applying the labels to, or if you want to compare adhesives, a great way to test adhesives is to take two labels and (partially) stick them together (leaving yourself a strip that you can use to peel them apart), and then compare how easily they come apart.

Label Planet has a range of special adhesives available, including two removable adhesives (super removable and removable), an extra strong adhesive (high tack), and two specialty adhesives (freezer and marine quality).

You can see all of the special adhesives we have available in our handy “Special Adhesives Table”, which can be found on our website here.

You can also request a sample to test on our Request A Sample page.

Decorative Labels – Gold & Silver

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Our gold and silver paper labels are perfect for adding a decorative touch. The textured, semi-gloss finish is an attractive addition to all kinds of items.

They are ideal for use as return address labels (to make sure the recipient notices your details) or as name tags on presents and gift items (to let the recipient know how special they are!). We also have customers who use them on products, personal invitations to birthdays, weddings, and christenings, as decorative name badges, and as certificate stickers in books that are awarded as prizes. They’ve even been used as opaque or block out labels, to disguise errors or update information without the need to reprint entire brochures or leaflets.

In fact, we love our gold and silver labels so much, we use them ourselves! Each order that is sent out in a small box is sealed with our very own branded gold or silver labels.

Our gold and silver labels are supplied on A4 sheets in eight different sizes, and are compatible with laser printers and photocopiers.

Please visit our Gold Labels Range Page or our Silver Labels Range Page to find out more or to buy.

All New Delivery Information

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

We’ve had a revamp of our Delivery Information page to make it even easier to find out what you need to know about how and when your order will be delivered.

Simply visit our Delivery Information page and select the destination that applies to you to find out how your labels will arrive (post or carrier) and the despatch estimate for your order.

Delivery Information for:
UK Mainland
Northern Ireland
Islands With UK Postcodes
Southern Ireland
All Other Destinations

…And We’re Back

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

We’ve re-opened after our extended Easter holiday!

All orders placed during this time have now been processed and normal service has been resumed. We are still working through email correspondence that was sent to us while we were away, but we hope to be up to date by the end of today.

If you want to get in touch, you can find all of our contact information here.