Archive for December, 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM LABEL PLANET!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Season’s Greetings to all of our customers

Have a very happy holiday & we’ll see you all in the New Year!

From Label Planet!

Christmas Holidays 2014

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Please note that we will close for the Christmas holidays on Tuesday 23rd December, and will re-open on Friday 2nd January.

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

Get creative with your Christmas Cards!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Yes, it’s that time of year when we’re all busy writing Christmas Card lists; adding the names of new friends and acquaintances, and possibly even scribbling out a few unfortunates who have dropped out of favour this past year.

Here at Label Planet, we’ve got labels in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colours to help you add a perfect finishing touch to your cards.

Labels are a great way to take control of your Christmas Card list – particularly if you’ve got a lot of people to send cards to – and to add your own personal design to each and every card you send.

Whether you want a label that you can stick inside your cards with a personal design, image, or message for your friends and family, or you’re simply looking to create address labels in your own unique style, designing and printing your own labels is a fantastic way to get creative with your Christmas cards.

We have templates for all of our labels available to download for free from our website and we’re on hand to offer advice if you run into any problems. Printing your own labels means you can add your own text and images in the way that you want and it can save a lot of time when it comes to addressing each and every envelope.

The best part is it’s up to you what you do with your labels; you can be as creative as you like and design a set of labels that is uniquely yours. Whether you print a set of labels with your own message, design, or family photos; create a bespoke label for each and every person on your Christmas list; use Mail Merge to get your envelopes addressed as quickly and easily as possible; or even handwrite your labels so you can add a decorative label while maintaining the personal touch.

So, why not take a look through our list of label materials and see if we have something to add that perfect finishing touch to your Christmas Cards this year!

Alternative Christmas Uses for your Labels

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Every year we see a rush of customers purchasing labels at Christmas for use as address labels, shipping labels, or product labels, so we thought we’d celebrate the alternative uses that our customers have found for our labels (along with a few “funny” suggestions from the office)…

  • Labels for a Family Tree that can be given to all your relatives as a Christmas present
  • Stick on Christmas hats that won’t fall off (even if you get a bit drunk and fall asleep in front of the fire…or anywhere else for that matter)
  • Gift tags for presents
  • Name labels and badges at parties or personalised place holders for Christmas dinner
  • Labels for use in Christmas games (you might want to create a homemade board game, use them for a round or two of “Who Am I?”, or maybe even set up a Christmas scavenger hunt to amuse (or distract) the children – and perhaps even one or two of the adults)
  • Homemade Christmas decorations
  • Christmas presents! (for the person who has everything…except labels)

We’ve a whole range of labels for you to get creative with so take a look and see if we’ve got something to inspire you this Christmas time.

Christmas Despatch & Delivery 2014: Reminder

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

The month of December brings many things; Christmas Celebrations, Winter Wonderlands, Warm Fires and Hot Water Bottles, Woolly Hats and Woolly Gloves, Blankets of Snow, and – unfortunately – delays in despatch and delivery times.

Yes, it is a truth that should be universally acknowledged; when it comes to the post, Christmas tends to mean chaos with delays to all forms of delivery services. So, we’d like to remind our customers that at this time of the year it is always best to order your items as early as you can and to take advantage of guaranteed next day delivery options wherever possible. The last posting date for First Class Mail is Saturday 20th December (meaning you need to order from us by 4:30pm on Friday 19th December) and the last posting date for Guaranteed Next Day Delivery is Tuesday 23rd December, BUT PLEASE REMEMBER: first class mail is NOT a guaranteed service and, as it is subject to delays at this time of the year, it WILL NOT necessarily reach the recipient the next day.

Of course, it’s not just the Royal Mail that sees an increase in demand at this time of the year. After all, the increase in the amount of mail that needs to be delivered is caused by the hundreds and thousands (and millions!) of additional products that are manufactured and ordered for Christmas. Therefore, we also recommend that any customers who need larger quantities of labels (500+ sheets) or made to order items (items with a minimum order quantity that is higher than 25 sheets) should order these items as early as possible to avoid disappointment. In particular, made to order items should be a priority as, while these items usually have a despatch estimate of 5 working days, the current despatch estimate is more like 5-7 working days and, of course, there is a limit to the number of orders that can be fulfilled in the time remaining before Christmas. If you are concerned about receiving an order in time for Christmas, please get in touch with us and we can check on the availability of the particular item(s) you need.

‘Tis The Season For Festive Parties & That Means Name Badges!

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Yes, Christmas is almost here, which means that there are festive events, gatherings, meetings, and parties to get organised for – and that means name badges!

We often get queries from customers who want to buy labels that they can use as name badges but they’re not sure what sort of adhesive they need. Whether your name badges are a bit of a necessity or just a bit of fun, you don’t want to use labels that will damage people’s clothing, particularly if you’re organising an event with a dress code.

While you may be tempted to go straight for our removable labels, you should bear in mind that the efficiency of an adhesive depends on the type of material it is applied to. In the case of name badges, this is a variety of fabrics; materials have very different, unusual surfaces, which often prove more challenging for adhesives than a regular, flat surface (such as a box or a sheet of paper). In fact, because of the unusual surface created by the fibres in fabrics, a permanent adhesive will only achieve the adhesion of a removable (or temporary) adhesive, and you may find that a removable label actually struggles to remain in place.

So, if you’re looking for labels to use as name badges, feel free to browse through our range of standard permanent adhesives (although you should steer clear of our high tack and marine adhesive options). We recommend using our standard matt white paper labels or – for a bit of fun – why not try something a bit more colourful and take a look at our coloured labels (for subtle pastel shades), fluorescent labels (for a splash of vivid colour), or our gold and silver labels (for a shimmer of luxury and festivity).

Get Stuck In To The Christmas Spirit By Sticking On A Christmas Label (Or Two)!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Whether you’re a company sending out orders and information to customers (or potential customers), or an individual sending gifts and cards to those lucky enough to have made this year’s Christmas Card list, adding a touch of Christmas cheer is quick and easy if you’ve got labels to hand.

Many companies like to join in with the festive season by adding a touch of Christmas spirit to their postal items, products, and company documents, but some find that the costs of having bespoke materials printed up is something that they simply can’t afford. Labels are a quick and cost effective solution. You can print a festive message or design onto your labels and apply them to your postal items, products, and any marketing or information materials you have, without needing to pay for new items to be printed. It’s a fun and simple way to connect with your customers and to add a bespoke touch of festive flair, without taking up too much time and money.

Individuals who want to add a personal Christmas message can also create their very own labels for Christmas cards and family newsletters, or as gift tags for presents. The best part is you can print your very own design and personalise it for each individual recipient, instead of purchasing pre-printed designs that don’t have that extra special personal touch.

We’ve a whole range of labels that are perfect for adding a dash of Christmas magic but we’d have to say our favourites would be our Gold and Silver paper labels (for that luxury, decorative finish) and our Coloured and Fluorescent labels (which add a fun burst of colour that’s brilliant for kids – of all ages!).