Archive for June, 2014

Label Planet Name Labels News

Friday, June 13th, 2014

While we specialise in A4 sheets of labels, some of our customers may also be aware that we sell name label products for labelling clothing and personal items. These labels are sold on our website www.stikins.co.uk, which can be reached by selecting “Name Labels” from the Alphabetical List of Labels.

We are pleased to announce that we have added a brand new name labelling product; Trons name transfers.

These name transfers are made up of a single layer of material that has been impregnated with ink and bonds and fuses onto fabrics to create a fully permanent name labelling solution.

Trons transfers are 35mm wide by 15mm high and are sold on A5 sheets, with 35 transfers per sheet. Stikins and combination packs of Trons and Stikins are also available from our website.

A Bit Of A Pitch Problem

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Templates – as we always say – can be tricky at the best of times and even we get challenged by the settings and amendments needed to get things just right.

So we wanted to blog about the measurements involved with setting up a label template, to help our customers avoid getting confused.

These are the measurements and quantities you’ll need when you’re setting up or adjusting a label template:

Top Margin
– The distance from the top of the sheet to the top of the first row of labels

Side Margin(s)
– The distance from the left edge of the sheet to the left edge of the first column of labels and/or the distance from the right edge of the sheet to the right edge of the last column of labels (usually the side margins are the same, but some labels will have an offset layout, which will mean the two side margins are different)

Vertical Pitch
– The distance from the top of the first label to the top of the label beneath it (including any gap between the two labels)

Horizontal Pitch
– The distance from the left edge of the first label to the left edge of the label next to it (including any gap between the two labels)

Page Size
– The size of the sheet that the labels are carried on (usually A4)

Label Height
– The height of each label

Label Width
– The width of each label

Number Across
– The number of labels in each row

Number Down
– The number of labels in each column

Splash Out With Synthetic Labels

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Our latest advert has been published in the Business Network magazine and in this issue we’re taking a closer look at our superb synthetic labels.

So why use synthetic labels?

– They are made with highly durable & flexible materials, with a range of finishes available (such as gloss, matt, transparent).

– They’re waterproof! They can be used for all kinds of indoor and outdoor situations where a label needs to be able to survive getting wet. For example, synthetic labels are often used in garden centres, on outdoor equipment, as outdoor notices and signs, on pool and gym equipment, and on kitchen and bathroom products.

– The materials are ideal for applications that require a decorative or practical labelling solution, or even both.

– Synthetic labels can be used to create a professional, high quality finish for any product, marketing materials, equipment, or signage.

– They are available with either a removable adhesive (making them ideal for use as tough, temporary labels) or a permanent adhesive (which is perfect for long life tracking labels).

– They’re really easy to print and can be printed using a standard desktop printer – no specialist equipment required!

You can take a look at our range of synthetic labels and find out more by visiting our Waterproof Labels page.

Labels For The Great Outdoors

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Some of our customers are looking for labels that can be used outdoors, which means they have a number of variables to take into consideration. So here’s the Label Planet checklist of things to think about when buying labels for the great outdoors.

– THE MATERIAL
For starters, your labels need to be made of a material that is going to be able to survive outdoors. This means that a simple paper label is unlikely to do the job. So you need to be looking for a tough, durable material that is also waterproof.

– THE ADHESIVE
You’re also going to need a good, strong adhesive to make sure that your label stays put. Make sure that the labels you buy have a strong permanent adhesive that is at least waterproof, if not an enhanced marine quality adhesive.

– THE PRINT
With regards to the old question of inkjet versus laser print, it should be noted that laser print is waterproof while inkjet print is not. This is because inkjet inks are water based and will run or smudge if they get wet. However, you will also need to bear in mind the consequences of leaving a label outside and, in particular, the impact that natural sunlight will have on print. UV rays in natural sunlight will cause print to fade over time. There are some ways of improving the UV resistance of print, but many of these options are provided by professional printers rather than being available to individual or independent end users.

So, which labels from Label Planet can be used outdoors?

If you need labels for the great outdoors, visit our Waterproof Labels page, and take a look through the “Waterproof Synthetic Labels” section of the page.