Archive for February, 2016

“Can We Set Up An Account With You?” And Other Questions From Finance Departments…

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

While many of our customers can place an order themselves, there are those who have to submit orders via, or according to the rules of, a Finance Department, which can make things slightly more complicated.

With this in mind, we’ve put together a short FAQ for the most common queries we get from Finance Departments.

Do You Run Credit Accounts?
No. As an online supplier we operate on a “payment with order” system; all orders must be placed and paid for in full before we despatch any goods.
[We have one exemption, which is Local Education Authority schools; these schools can request a School Invoice, which provides them with 30 days for payment. Schools simply need to send us an official Purchase Order and we will process and despatch their order along with a School Invoice.]

Can I Request An Invoice?
While we do not offer invoices, we are more than happy to supply Pro-Forma invoices against which payment can be made by BACS transfer, credit/debit card, or cheque.
It is the responsibility of the individual ordering to ensure that their Finance Department makes payment – we will not process and despatch an order until payment has been made.

Do You Accept Purchase Orders?
Yes. Companies who prefer to use Purchase Orders simply need to email or fax a Purchase Order to us and we will provide them with a Pro-Forma invoice.

What Payment Methods Do You Offer?
Payment can be made in the following ways:
CREDIT/DEBIT CARD – orders placed online, by phone, by email/fax, or by post (we do not accept American Express)
PAYPAL – orders placed online
BACS TRANSFER – orders placed by phone, by email/fax, or by post where a Pro-Forma invoice has been issued
CHEQUE – orders placed by phone or by email/fax where a Pro-Forma invoice has been issued, or by post

How Do I Place An Order?
There are a number of ways to order:
ONLINE: complete our online checkout process to place an order
PHONE: call us with your order details; pay over the phone with a credit/debit card or request a Pro-Forma invoice
EMAIL: send us your order details OR a purchase order and we will provide you with a Pro-Forma invoice
FAX: send us a purchase order and we will provide you with a Pro-Forma invoice
POST: send us your order details OR a purchase order; send a cheque with your order details or request a Pro-Forma invoice

Where Can I Find Prices For The Label I Want To Buy?
All of our prices are listed on our website and are inclusive of both VAT and (UK) delivery.
If you need a quote or advice on pricing (including alternative shipping options or a quote for a range of items), please get in touch with our Customer Service team, who will be happy to discuss your requirements and provide a quote.

Can You Send Me A Copy Of My Receipt?
All of our orders are despatched with a VAT Receipt but we know that it’s all too easy for paperwork to go missing, especially when the paperwork is supposed to be sent back to the Finance Department but fails to make its way there. Simply let us know which order you need a copy receipt for and we’ll get one sent to you.
[Please note that we can only issue copies of receipts and NOT invoices; as we operate on a “payment with order” basis, we do not issue invoices as part of any transaction and so cannot issue copy invoices.]

To discuss any specific queries or requirements you might have in relation to placing an order, please get in touch with our Customer Service team.

What Is A Template And Why Do I Need One?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Purchasing labels is only the first step towards printing your own labels; the second step is to set up a template that will allow you to print your text or design work onto your sheet of labels in the correct position.

A template is basically a document that has a pre-determined page layout and style that can be edited to produce the required finished document; label templates replicate the size and layout of the labels on a sheet, which allows you to add your design to the correct areas of the page to get your design printed perfectly onto each of your labels.

It is possible to create label templates in a wide range of different software packages, with each providing their own version of a template for you to edit and fill in with your own design and/or text. You can choose to download a suitable template, use a template that is built into the software you are using (where available), or set up your own template from scratch.

At Label Planet, we provide templates for all of our label sizes and layouts in both Word and PDF formats. The Word templates can be used with Microsoft Word, as well as other Word Processing software packages that are capable of editing or importing this particular file format (e.g. LibreOffice, Pages). The PDF templates, meanwhile, will require the use of a graphics package (e.g. InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) to edit the file and add your design.

A number of our label products are also “Avery compatible”, which means they use the same size and layout as Avery’s A4 label products – many pieces of software include Avery templates as a built in feature that you can use to design your labels.

Alternatively, you can create your own template. In many cases, this will be a simple case of entering the measurements from your labels to set up a page that shows the layout of your sheet of labels, which you can then “fill in” with your design elements. As a helpful extra, our new Template Information pages include a set of measurements for each of our label sizes and layouts to get you started (although you can always get out a ruler if you prefer a DIY approach or you want to get exact measurements that are specific to the labels you have in front of you!).

When it comes to printing labels our very top tip would be to take your time and think carefully about the best way to create your label design – while it can be a simple thing, designing a template can become a frustrating nightmare. Our other top tips include:

  • MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE CORRECT TEMPLATE: if you’re downloading a template or using a template built in to your software, double check that you’ve got the right one!
  • BE AWARE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF YOUR SOFTWARE: most software is designed for a specific purpose, which means it will have certain strengths AND limitations – you need to make sure that the software you are using is capable of achieving the design you want to create and if it isn’t you’ll need to compromise and use the tools available to you to create the best possible approximation of your design.
    A prime example is Microsoft Word: as a Word Processor, Word is designed primarily for adding and editing text, which means that it will both prioritise text over any other elements you add (e.g. images) AND that it has limited design tools and precision when it comes to creating detailed designs.
  • LEARN TO USE COPY AND PASTE (WITH CARE): generally speaking, label design means recreating the same design over and over again on one page. Copy and paste will allow you both to add a variety of design elements quickly and easily AND to replicate your design on ALL of the labels on your sheet with ease.
  • CHECK YOUR FORMATTING & STYLE SETTINGS: if elements of your design simply won’t sit in the right place, take a look through the style and format settings to see if there is an alternative that will improve the control you have over how your elements look and where they sit in your design.
  • BE AWARE OF AUTO-CORRECTIONS: software often contains “helpful” auto-correct facilities that will endeavour to guess what it is that you are trying to achieve and do it for you – when working with templates, however, this can sometimes have the unfortunate result of resizing or adjusting your template to suit the content you are adding, which will ruin the alignment you achieve when you print.
  • ALWAYS DO A TEST PRINT FIRST: no matter how careful you’ve been when setting up your template, you should ALWAYS test print your template onto blank paper FIRST. This gives you the opportunity to make absolutely sure that your software AND your hardware is set up correctly before printing onto your labels.
  • CHECK YOUR SIZE SETTINGS: if your template looks fine on screen but produces an appalling alignment, the most likely source of the problem is a size setting. In other words, either your document or your printer is attempting to print your template to a page size that is larger or smaller than A4. Taking a quick check through your document and printer properties to make sure everything is set to A4 and no scaling options are applied is a sure way to prevent this common issue from happening to you.

All of our templates (and our template information pages) can be found in our Templates Section; you may also wish to visit our Help section for further advice and tips on how to design and print your own labels.

Things To Think About – Choosing The Best Adhesive For Fabric Labels

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

If you’ve got a label application that involves applying labels onto fabrics then you’ll need to take extra care when selecting the best possible adhesive for the job.

The adhesives used to make our products are either “Permanent” or “Removable” with a variety of strengths on offer within these two groups. Permanent adhesives are designed to create an adhesive bond that will hold a label firmly in place for as long as possible, whereas removable adhesives are designed to hold a label in place for a shorter time (i.e. while the label is needed) before removing cleanly and easily.

The problem with picking the perfect adhesive for fabrics is that these materials tend to make it rather challenging for a successful adhesive bond to form. Fabrics tend to have more unusual or more varied surfaces, which offer less surface area for an adhesive to bond with – and that’s before you consider that some fabrics will also be highly flexible, which can mean that the material will flex and stretch beneath the label and make it very difficult for an adhesive bond to be effective.

We recommend thinking of our adhesives as sitting on a scale (from extremely strong permanent adhesives to extremely light removable adhesives), deciding what sort of adhesive strength you need, and then choosing an adhesive that sits one step higher on the scale to ensure you get the strength you need. For example:

Example One: Name Badges At An Event
The Labels Should: Stay on for the duration of the event but remove cleanly from people’s clothes once the event is over
The Adhesion You Want: Removable Adhesive
The Adhesive You Should Use: Standard Permanent Adhesive

Example Two: Product Information On Fabric Samples
The Labels Should: Stay on permanently so that each sample can be identified quickly and easily
The Adhesion You Want: Permanent Adhesive
The Adhesive You Should Use: High Tack Adhesive

To take a look at all of the adhesive options we supply, please visit our List Of Adhesives page to find short descriptions of each of the adhesives used on our products, along with links to the range page for each product so you can find out more or to buy.

[Of course, if you’re looking for fabric labels that will survive being used on clothing as name labels or product information labels, then you’ll need a more specialised product with a specially formulated adhesive that can survive repeat trips through the extremely challenging environment of a washing machine. In this case, we recommend visiting our Name Labels website (www.stikins.co.uk) to view our two name label products: Stikins ® and Trons ®]

Things To Think About – Choosing Labels For Jars & Bottles

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

We have many customers who use our labels on jars and bottles of all shapes and sizes; from people who produce wonderful food and drink products to those who create cosmetic concoctions of all kinds.

Choosing a label to suit jars and bottles can be a tricky affair because there are a number of practical factors that you need to take into account. We’ve put together a helpful checklist to help you choose the perfect label for your jars and bottles.

SIZE (& SHAPE) MATTERS: WHAT IS THE AVAILABLE SURFACE AREA ON YOUR JARS OR BOTTLES?
Customers often ask us to recommend labels based on a photograph or the width, height, and/or capacity of their containers; unfortunately, this information is entirely useless when it comes to picking a suitable label. Picking labels for jars and bottles means finding out which areas of your containers are suitable for adding a label to and then measuring the surface area that is available. You can then search for a label that is made to a size that will fit within those measurements (view all of our label sizes Listed By Height or Listed By Width).

Think About:

  • Does your container have flat surface areas?
    Labels adhere more effectively to flat (rather than curved) surfaces, so these areas are the best possible places to add labels. Measuring these areas will give you a rough starting point to find labels that will fit within those dimensions. Remember to check all of the available surfaces, including the sides of your jars or bottles – and their lids!
  • How curved is your jar or bottle?
    Materials have “memory”, which causes them to try to revert back to their original state if they are deformed – for example, when you bend a label around a curved surface, the material will try to return to a flat state, which can cause the label to start to peel away from the surface.You can overcome this problem by choosing a larger label, a stronger adhesive, a more flexible material, or a long, thin label that you can wrap around your container and overlap the ends.
  • Is your container a relatively simple shape or is it rather unusual?
    If you’ve chosen a wonderfully decorative jar or bottle that has a lot of variation in shape, you may find that some areas of your container are completely unsuitable for displaying a label. In this case, you could consider using multiple labels in the areas that are suitable (for example, “front” and “back” labels or a “side” label and a “lid” label).

CONTENT IS KING: HOW MUCH INFORMATION DO YOU NEED TO ADD TO YOUR JAR OR BOTTLE?
Jars and bottles tend to provide a limited area to which you can add information, which means that if you’ve got a lot of information to include (e.g. ingredients, health and safety information, directions or instructions for use, company and branding information etc), you may soon find yourself running out of room. Instead of cramming everything onto one label, consider using the shape of your jar or bottle to your advantage; divide up your information and split it over two (or more) labels. This will mean you can include all of the information you want AND keep your design clean, sharp, and – most importantly – legible.

Think About:

  • How much room do you need for your text?
    If you’re including a lot of different information, it’s a good idea to get everything typed up before you search for a label – this means your text is written and ready to go AND you can see how much physical space your text requires, which can help you pick a suitable label size AND avoid the compromise of reducing your text to a teeny tiny font, making your label practically illegible and therefore completely useless.
  • How much design work do you want to include?
    If you’re looking to include a LOT of design elements (e.g. text AND images AND background AND branding elements), you need to make sure that you pick a label large enough to include all of these things without becoming too busy or cluttered. Alternatively, using multiple labels can help you include ALL of the content you want without the need to cram everything together. “Less is more” is a practical starting point, particularly if you’re creating product labels and you want a professional looking design.
  • What does your design NEED to accomplish?
    Generally speaking, jar and bottle labels are a necessary and practical addition because they identify the contents of a container. In the case of containers for food and drink or cosmetic products, there are legal requirements regarding the information that MUST be displayed on these items in a way that is clear and useful to the customer. Therefore it is extremely important that you put thought into how you present your information in a safe and practical manner.Labels can also be used to build brand recognition or to add a personal finishing touch, in which case you want to create a label that is decorative and attractive in appearance – which means you need to spend time on the content and arrangement of your design so you avoid creating an over cluttered label.

SLIPPERY WHEN WET: WHAT ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS DOES YOUR LABEL NEED TO BE PROTECTED AGAINST?
As jar and bottle labels tend to be used primarily for displaying information about food and drink products or cosmetic products, you need to bear in mind that your labels will need to survive in the environments that these items are used in – namely the kitchen and bathroom. In both cases, your labels are likely to come into contact with water or other liquids, not to mention any accidental spillages of the contents of your container. You therefore need to select a label product that is capable of remaining firmly in place (print and all), even in these conditions.

Think About:

  • How likely is it that your label may get wet or be exposed to the contents of your jar or bottle?
    If it is extremely likely you should choose a label that provides protection against such exposure. At Label Planet, we have a range of waterproof labels (made with polyester or polyethylene), which are an ideal way to create durable labels that will survive even total immersion in water.
    If it is less likely, you could opt for our Gloss Laser Labels or Semi-Gloss Labels, which we categorise as “Splashproof” – if these labels are lightly splashed or get a little dirty, they can be wiped clean and dry with no damage done to the label or print.If you need waterproof (or even splashproof) labels AND print, we recommend using a laser printer rather than an inkjet printer. Laser printers use a dry printing process to bond toner (a dry powder) into place, which creates a strong, durable print that is also waterproof. Inkjet printers, however, tend to use water-based inks, which will run or smudge if the print comes into contact with water (or other liquids). As it is often of the utmost importance that the information on the label remain legible throughout the life of the product, smudging is a problem best avoided.
    It may also be worth requesting a sample to test with your product – particularly if your products contain a variety of ingredients such as oils that might damage print, regardless of the printing process you use. If you find that your print is being damaged, or if you don’t have access to an inkjet printer, you can always use a second (transparent) label as a protective cover.
  • What temperatures will your jars or bottles be exposed to?
    This is particularly important for food and drink products, which may be stored in freezer conditions to preserve items until they are consumed. Freezer conditions can prevent standard adhesives from functioning properly, which will result in your all-important labels falling off – to prevent this from happening, we recommend trying our Freezer Labels, which are made with an adhesive that has been designed specifically to work efficiently in freezer conditions.

If you’re really not sure if a particular product is just the right label for your jars and bottles, please get in touch or fill in our online Sample Request Form to request a sample of the label product(s) you are interested in so you can test them on your containers to make absolutely sure they will work.

New Product – Introducing A Brand New Shade Of Red!

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

We absolutely love our coloured labels and we’re always looking for ways to improve this range and make it the best it can possibly be. We’re therefore delighted to announce that we’ve now got our hands on a brand new shade of label, which we’re calling Crimson Red!

While we (and many of our customers) are perfectly happy with our existing red product, we were always aware that – as a tomato red – sometimes it just wasn’t quite the right shade of red for some of our customers.

Where our existing red is an orange-red, our new crimson red is a lovely bright shade of red that falls on the pinker side of the colour scale. The brightness and lightness of this shade means it provides a wonderful background colour for your labels but will still allow your print to stand out.

To avoid confusion we’re renaming our existing red, which will now be known as “Orange-Red” and will have the colour code “ORD”, while our new shade of red will be referred to as “Crimson Red” and will have the colour code “CRD”.

Our new Crimson Red is available to order in 25 stocked sizes and 26 made to order sizes, while our original Orange-Red is available to order in 34 stocked sizes and 26 made to order sizes; both colours are also available to order as removable labels (48 made to order sizes available with a minimum order quantity of 500 sheets).

You can find these two shades of red (along with our other pastel shades) on our Coloured Labels and Removable Coloured Labels pages; to request a sample and see the difference for yourself simply get in touch or fill in our online Sample Request form.

Need Labels For A Cover Up, Update, Or To Recycle Packaging? Try Opaque Labels!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

If you need a quick and easy way to neatly cover up or replace existing print on packaging and promotional materials then Opaque Labels are the perfect solution to your problematic print work. Also known as “Blockout Labels”, these labels are designed specifically for applications where the reason for adding a label is to cover up or replace existing print on all kinds of items, including product packaging, marketing and company materials (such as brochures, flyers, or branded envelopes and packaging), or general storage items such as boxes and folders.

How do they work?
The term “opaque” refers to materials that cannot be penetrated by light, which means that those materials cannot be seen through. Opaque labels are made using an opaque face material, an opaque coating on the front or back of the face material, an opaque adhesive, or any combination of the three.

What are they used for?
Opaque labels are used to cover up or “blockout” existing print and design work. There are many reasons why an opaque label might be required including:

  • To cover up mistakes on existing materials:
    Perhaps you’ve spent a fortune having amazingly brilliant flyers, invites, mailers, brochures, or other promotional materials printed only to have someone in the office take one look at them and go “that’s not how you spell company name/product name/event name/random word”, or perhaps “are you sure that’s the right address/email/telephone number/price”, or even “that’s the wrong date/time”.Once you’ve got over the initial shock, horror, and inevitable sinking feeling, there is a choice to be made – do you have the time and/or money to get them re-printed or would it be a much better idea to simply print the correct information onto some labels and stick them over the offending error(s)?
  • To update information on existing materials:
    If you’ve previously spent a fortune having amazingly brilliant promotional materials or personalised packaging produced for your company but you’ve recently updated some of your details (for example, you’ve moved office or changed the company name), you might be reluctant to throw away items that are otherwise perfectly serviceable. Opaque labels are a simple way to update the now incorrect information, while allowing you to use up the entire batch of materials and packaging that you’ve already paid for.Alternatively, you might have an extensive filing system in the office or a well-established layout for your stock but the labels on your boxes, folders, packaging, shelves, drawers etc are out of date. Instead of trying to rip off old labels or scribble out the bits that are wrong, it might just be much quicker and neater to stick a brand new label over the top.
  • To recycle packaging:
    Whether it’s your own packaging or bits and pieces that have been used to deliver stock and equipment that you’ve ordered, it’s extremely easy to repurpose existing packaging simply by covering up existing print with a label printed with your own company details or shipping information.
  • To create completely legible print:
    Sometimes it’s simply a case of making sure that the print on your labels is completely legible and completely uninterrupted by any existing print work. For example, you might be adding product information to your packaging but the amazing design work you had printed onto your packaging shows through any standard labels that you try to add over the top, which makes the print on the product labels harder to read. An opaque label gives you a solid background against which your product information can really stand out and be as useful and effective as it’s supposed to be.

Do you sell Opaque Labels?
Yes we do! Our Opaque Labels are made with matt white paper and a permanent adhesive; the paper has an opaque backing, which prevents any print underneath the label from showing through.

We can supply these labels in nearly 40 different sizes but they are a made to order item, which means that they have a minimum order quantity of 500 sheets and a despatch estimate of up to six working days.

If you don’t need 500 sheets, or if you’d prefer a cheaper solution, we do have a few alternative options for you to consider:

  • Layer standard labels until existing print is no longer visible (requires a steady hand, extra labels, and extra time for each application).
  • Choose a thicker material; thicker materials naturally provide better coverage than standard paper labels. While they might not block out everything (particularly if the print you’re trying to cover up is particularly dark and/or bold), they might be “good enough” for the task you have in mind. Our polyester and polyethylene labels are thicker than paper materials, while our Kraft labels also provide a better level of coverage than standard paper.
  • Use our gold and silver paper labels; the materials used to make these labels combine to create an opaque finish, which is a perfect way to cover up existing print providing you don’t mind using such a decorative label (i.e. if you’re looking for a blockout label that will “blend in”, then this probably isn’t the option for you!).

Top Tips: How To Choose The Right Label For Your Label Application

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

While there might not seem to be anything terribly complicated about picking a label, there are more options out there than many people realise – with many of these options being designed specifically to suit specific types of label applications.

Many of our customers approach the purchase of labels with an assumption that they simply need a “label”– even though they actually have specific requirements that not all label products will be able to fulfil.

To make sure you pick the best label for the job we recommend creating a list of “Musts” – things that your label absolutely MUST be – and using that list to narrow down your search to products that can meet those requirements perfectly. With this in mind, we’ve put together a checklist to get you started:

DO YOU NEED TO PRINT YOUR LABELS?
Some label products are designed specifically for laser printers or inkjet printers only, which means if you only have one type of printer to hand, you have to pick a compatible product. If you intend to leave your labels blank or to handwrite them, you can take your pick from all of our label products.
You can find the printer compatibility of all of our label products on our Label Materials List page.

DO YOU NEED A PARTICULAR SIZE?
We do not offer bespoke label products, so if you have a specific size in mind you should check if we supply the size you need. Next you should see if we offer that size in a material option and quantity that is appropriate for your needs; popular and standard sizes are available in a wider range of material options with many also available to order from stock in packs of 25 sheets. Less popular and less common sizes are only available in a limited range of material options, with some only available as Made to Order items with a minimum order quantity of 500 sheets.

If the size you want isn’t available (or is available but not in the material or order quantity you prefer), then you can switch to a close size that is available, choose a larger size that you can cut down, or source a label manufacturer who can produce it as a bespoke product.

Search through our available label sizes, listed here by height and here by width.

DO YOU NEED A PARTICULAR SHAPE?
We offer a basic range of shapes, including rectangles (with rounded or square cut corners), circles, ovals, and squares. Rectangles and circles are the most popular shapes and so are available in a wider range of sizes and material options than the ovals and squares.

You can find a list of all of our label products grouped by their shape on our Label Shapes page.

DO YOU REQUIRE A PARTICULAR FINISH (GLOSS, SEMI-GLOSS, MATT)?
We have three different finishes available; gloss, semi-gloss, and matt. If you want a shiny decorative finish you should look through our range of gloss label products. Likewise, if you prefer a non-shiny finish, you should focus on products with a matt finish. For a compromise between the two, you should consider our semi-gloss labels.

Our gloss labels are grouped on our Gloss Labels page, our semi-gloss labels can be found on the Semi-Gloss Labels range page, and the rest of our labels all have a matt finish.

DO YOU REQUIRE A SPECIAL ADHESIVE?
We have a range of different adhesives, which are designed to suit a variety of label applications. We offer a number of different adhesive strengths, including a strong “High Tack” permanent adhesive (for labels that should be difficult to remove or suitable for surfaces that standard adhesives struggle to adhere to), a standard permanent adhesive (for a strong bond on a variety of surfaces – this adhesive is found on most of our products), a removable adhesive (for temporary labels that remove cleanly and easily when they are no longer needed), and a super removable adhesive (for delicate items made of glass or paper).

We also have a number of speciality adhesives that are designed for specific conditions and environments; our Freezer Adhesive is designed for items that are to be stored in freezer conditions (e.g. food or medical samples), our Marine Adhesive is designed for outdoor conditions or applications that involve exposure to or immersion in water (e.g. kitchen or bathroom products), and a “VOID” Adhesive that is used on our tamper evident security labels to provide visual proof that an item has been tampered with.

All of our products with special adhesives are listed on our Special Adhesives page.

DO YOU NEED WATERPROOF LABELS?
We have a range of waterproof labels, which provide our customers with a choice of finishes and adhesive types. Most are suitable for laser printers only. Standard inks used in inkjet printers are water based, which results in the print running or smudging if it gets wet. Laser printers, however, use a dry printing process (using heat and pressure) to bond toner in place, which produces waterproof print.

You can find a list of all of our waterproof options on our Waterproof Labels page.

DO YOU WANT A PARTICULAR COLOUR OR A TRANSPARENT LABEL?
We have a range of colours and transparent labels for customers to choose from including: six pastel colours, five fluorescent colours, metallic gold and silver, brown Kraft labels, and standard white, along with transparent labels in a choice of matt or gloss finishes and permanent or removable adhesives.

View all of the options available on our Coloured Label Products and Transparent Label Products pages.

DO YOU HAVE A BUDGET?
If price is your main concern, then you may need to think about choosing a standard material in a standard size, rather than a more “specialised” product. For example, our paper products will always be cheaper than our synthetic and coloured materials, while a standard permanent adhesive will always be cheaper than a special adhesive. Likewise, we have a range of “standard” sizes that are available to purchase from stock in packs of 25 sheets, which may prove much cheaper than less common sizes with a minimum order quantity of 500 sheets.

Of course, if you know that you will need to repurchase these labels in the future, it may be worth considering buying a larger quantity now (and storing away the labels you don’t need immediately) to get a better price. Our prices include price breaks, which means that larger quantities offer much better value for money in terms of unit price. If you know that you would be able to store your extra labels away safely, then it may be much more economic to place a small number of orders for larger quantities than to place frequent orders of smaller quantities.

New To Printing Labels? We’ve Got Templates & Tips To Get You Started!

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Buying the correct labels is often only the first step in completing a labelling project; if you’re printing your own labels, you’ll need to follow up your purchase by designing a template (unless you’ve got one pre-prepared) and printing your labels.

Of course, some of our customers are seasoned veterans when it comes to designing templates and printing labels but for the rest of our customers DIY labels can become a bit of an uphill struggle; whether they’ve simply got no idea where to start or they run into a problem that they just can’t seem to fix.

This is where Label Planet’s extras come in! We’ve set up an advice section on our website, full of tips and helpful guides to designing and printing labels (including troubleshooting advice), along with Word and PDF templates for you to download and use completely free of charge.

For the most part, template troubles can be banished by making a few small adjustments to formats and settings – but if you’re new to designing and printing labels, it’s all too easy to get lost in the options available. We’ve been working with labels and templates for over ten years, which means that we’ve picked up a whole heap of shortcuts and solutions that can help to resolve the majority of template and printing problems quickly and easily. We’ve used this knowledge to build a range of guides and advice pages so that our customers can get the very best out of the labels they buy from us.

We also offer one to one advice (by phone or email) to all of our customers, so you can get advice and guidance on the specific issues that you’ve encountered with your template to get you back on track as quickly as possible.

If you need some advice on designing and printing your labels, or you need to download a template, simply visit our Label Planet Advice section to get started. Alternatively, you can contact our customer service team to discuss any problems or queries that you have.