Archive for April, 2014

And We’re Back Again!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

We’re back after our Extended Easter Holiday and we’ve been busy working away to process orders and work through messages that our customers sent during the Easter break.

We have now processed all of the orders that were placed over the Easter break and they have either been despatched (stocked items) or are due to be manufactured and despatched as soon as possible.

We are currently working through our emails and sample requests – so if you haven’t heard back from us yet, we are slowly but surely catching up and we’ll respond to you shortly.

If you have any queries about orders you have placed during the Easter holidays, please Get In Touch and we’ll do our best to help.

Extended Easter Holiday

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

A happy Easter to all of our Label Planet customers!

We will be closed for an extended Easter break from 5pm today and will re-open on Monday 28th April.

All orders placed online during this period will be processed upon our return.

Going Loopy With New Circular Label Products

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

We’re expanding our range of circular labels and are pleased to announce the arrival of three new sizes.

Available Now:
We now supply two new circular label sizes in plain white paper.

These are our LP4/100R (4 labels per sheet, 100mm diameter) and our LP40/32R (40 labels per sheet, 32mm diameter), which can be found on our Circular Labels range page.

Templates for these label sizes will be added to our website shortly.

Coming Soon:
We will also be adding another label size, the LP8/69R, which features 8 labels per page with a diameter of 69mm.

All three sizes will also be available to order in REM (matt white paper labels with a removable adhesive) and Colour (paper labels available in red, blue, yellow, and green) at a minimum order quantity of 100 sheets.

Label Planet & The Heartbleed Bug

Friday, April 11th, 2014

By now, you may be aware of something called the “Heartbleed Bug”, which has been in the news recently.

This blog post is our notice to our customers about the bug and what it means with regards to using the Label Planet website.

What is the Heartbleed Bug?

Some websites allow you to connect to them via a secure, encrypted connection in order to protect sensitive information such as a user name and password or payment details during an online transaction. This connection is indicated by “https” in the URL or a small padlock symbol next to the URL. The heartbleed vulnerability is related to a piece of software known as OpenSSL, which some websites use to provide this secure connection. Recently it was discovered that there was a small flaw in the code of OpenSSL, in a feature of the software known as the “heartbeat” function that could potentially be exploited. In order to prevent this, OpenSSL has updated its software to remove this flaw.

What steps has Label Planet taken again the Heartbleed Vulnerability?

We have updated our server and are now using the up to date version of OpenSSL, which means that our website is protected against the heartbleed vulnerability. We are also checking for any further steps that we can take and will update our customers if and when we make further changes.

FAQ – Can I Put A Sheet Of Labels Through A Printer Twice?

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

We sometimes get customers asking if they can put a sheet of labels through a printer twice – perhaps they want to print a basic design first and then add extra information on a second pass, or perhaps they want to print a few of the labels at a time and then print a few more.

While, technically speaking, you can put a sheet of labels through a printer twice, you actually shouldn’t print on a sheet more than once.

Regardless of the type of printer you use, during the printing process your sheet of labels will be subjected to a combination of external forces, such as pressure, heat, liquids, and static electricity, which will have an impact on the material.

If you try to put the same sheet through a printer again you may find that you have problems with the quality of the print, with labels peeling off the sheet while in the printer, or with the quality of the adhesive on the labels.

Laser printers in particular can cause problems if you try to put a sheet through twice as the labels will be exposed to both heat and pressure during the printing process; this can decrease the moisture content of the labels (which is vital to the quality of print that can be produced) and the heat can have a detrimental effect on the adhesive.

For more Frequently Asked Questions (and answers), please visit our Help & Advice pages.

Labels For Filing

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

We have a number of label products that are designed especially for labelling files and folders, so you can keep your paperwork organised and know exactly what you’ve got stored and where.

The three main filing products we supply are:

There are four labels per sheet, each measuring 192mm x 62mm.

There are four labels per sheet, each measuring 200mm x 60mm.

There are seven labels per sheet, each measuring 192mm x 39mm.

So, which one should you choose?

There are a couple of considerations here; the size of your file or folder, whether or not the file already has a label stuck onto it, and what size of label you prefer to use.

– Check the size of the spine of your file or folder. While most files and folders will be the around the same size, there will be some variance. Box files and lever arch files tend to be largest, with the exact size depending on the space given to the locking mechanism or lever arch, while ring binders are usually thinner, with the exact size depending on the size of the ring mechanism.

– If the file or folder already has a label on it, you may want to make sure that you pick a replacement label that is the same size or larger than the existing label. You may be able to remove the existing label quite easily, but if it is likely to break apart or leave behind residue, it may be simpler to leave it in place and cover it up with a brand new label.

– You may only want to add a little bit of information, in which case a smaller label may look neater. Alternatively, if you prefer a large label or want space to add more information in the future, then you should choose one of the larger sizes.

FAQ – Transparent or Clear Labels?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Eagle-eyed visitors to our website may have noticed that we have both “transparent” and “clear” labels listed on our website – and we often get asked what the difference is between the two products.

The simple answer is nothing.

“Clear” and “transparent” are both used to refer to the same range of labels. We include both on our website so customers looking for this kind of label can find them regardless of the particular term they are using to search for their labels.

The slightly more complicated answer is that we use the two to distinguish between our transparent labels for laser printers (which are “officially” named as transparent labels) and our transparent labels for inkjet printers (which are “officially” named as clear labels). For example, our inkjet transparent labels are listed as “Gloss Clear Polyester” labels and use the material code GCP, while our laser transparent labels are listed as “Gloss Transparent Polyester” (GTP) and “Matt Transparent Polyester” (MTP) labels.