Archive for February, 2018

Looking For Luxurious Paper Labels? Our Premium Quality Paper Labels Are Just The Thing!

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Matt Paper Labels With An Extra Special Coating For An Extra Special Finish

If you’re looking for paper labels with a more refined finish, you might think that your options are limited to more specialised (and more expensive) materials or finishes that are fussier than you’d like.

Standard paper labels tend to have a dull finish and may not have the professional or decorative feel that you need. With our premium quality paper labels, however, you get the simplicity of matt white paper labels along with the look and feel of more sophisticated materials.

The secret lies with the special coating that is applied to these paper labels during the manufacturing process; this finishing layer is designed specifically to create a high quality finish on printer labels and improves a range of characteristics including brightness, whiteness, colour, opacity, ink receptivity, and surface smoothness.

These properties help to produce premium quality paper labels that have a brilliant white colouring; they also help to ensure that the surface accepts printing inks and toners extremely efficiently, which makes your print sharper, crisper, and clearer.

In fact, these printer labels are a brilliant option if you need to print high quality artwork (e.g. digital photographs or designs) because they allow even the most complicated designs to be replicated in detail – producing high resolution print on each and every label.

Printing Perfection With High Quality Printer Labels

These premium quality paper labels can be printed using a laser printer or an inkjet printer – or, if you’ve got an eye for calligraphy, you can handwrite a message or design. When printing, you should select a specific “Labels” or “Heavy Paper” print setting; this is because these premium quality paper labels are thicker than standard paper and require a more specialised print setting to get the very best print results. If you are printing high resolution artwork, you may also want to check for (and select) any resolution settings offered by your printer that will boost your final print quality.

It is also worth noting that – because of their special coating – these premium quality paper labels are thicker than standard paper labels, which means that (as with all printer labels) you should use your printer’s media bypass tray when printing.

Quality & Longevity Are The Perfect Pairing For Permanent Labels

In addition to having an extra special coating, our MPQ paper labels are also made with a high quality permanent adhesive that produces high quality adhesive bonds with a range of materials and surface types AND sustains those adhesive bonds across a wide range of temperatures – including lower temperatures where standard permanent adhesives may begin to fail. This means that not only will your white labels look the part but they’ll also get the job done and remain firmly fixed in place.

While premium quality paper labels are ideal for a whole range of label applications that require sticky labels to look both decorative and professional, they’re especially popular for people who need high quality marketing and promotional labels, packaging and product labels, CD labels and DVD labels, or address labels for Very Important Post – whether that’s correspondence with customers and clients or invitations to special events such as weddings and christenings.

Label Planet’s Range Of Premium Quality Paper Labels

We supply our MPQ paper labels in a range of 57 label sizes; 14 of these label sizes are available for same day despatch from stock in packs of 25 sheets, with the rest available to order in boxes of 500 sheets.

To find out more about these white labels or to place an order today, simply head on over to our Premium Quality Paper Labels range page – or get in touch with our Customer Service Team!

To download a label template for your MPQ paper labels, click on the “Label Templates And Printing Information” link on the product page of your premium quality paper labels or visit our Label Templates Home Page.

If a matt finish isn’t quite what you’re looking for, you might want to take a look at our Premium Quality Gloss Labels (GWPQ).

The World Of Label Planet Has Expanded Once Again!

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Brand New Label Sizes & Self Adhesive Labels Are Now Available

Over the last few months, we’ve been working hard to expand our range of self adhesive labels to give our customers even more choice when it comes to picking the perfect label.

We’ve introduced brand new label sizes, new size and material combinations, and we’ve added a variety of self adhesive labels to our stocked sizes and materials – meaning we’ve got an even bigger range of laser labels and inkjet labels available for same day despatch from stock in packs of 25 sheets.

Without further ado, here is a selection of the latest additions to our range of self-adhesive labels…

Coloured Labels & Kraft Labels

We’ve expanded our range of Kraft Labels to match our Coloured Labels and we’ve added two existing label sizes to the stocked section of both ranges – LP1/210 (1 coloured label per sheet measuring 210mm wide by 297mm wide) and LP36/49 (36 coloured labels per sheet measuring 48.8mm wide by 29.6mm high).

So, if you’re looking for sticky labels that offer a fun and decorative finish to any labelling project, now you’ve got even more choice! The LP1/210 label size is also a brilliant option if you want to create your own label sizes and shapes; simply print your designs onto these A4 labels and then cut out the shapes you need.

Gold Labels & Silver Labels

We’ve also expanded our range of metallic labels to include an amazing 44 label sizes in both gold labels and silver labels. Both ranges also feature 9 of our most popular label sizes as stocked items – including 6 rectangular labels and 3 round labels.

Gold labels and silver labels are a brilliant way to add a touch of luxury to items and are especially popular for use as gift labels, product labels, or address labels for extra special occasions!

Paper Labels

All of our special paper labels now include LP10/99 as a stocked label size; this particular label size features 10 self adhesive labels per sheet – each measuring 99.1mm wide by 57mm wide – and is compatible with a range of Avery labels (including J8173*, L7173*, L7973*, and L7992*).

This label size is really versatile and can be used for all sorts of label applications, including address labels, bottle labels, jar labels, and product labels.

Opaque Labels

We have supplied opaque labels (also known as blockout labels) for a few years but never carried these permanent labels as stocked items – until now! We’ve created a stocked section for this label range, which includes 12 self adhesive label sizes available for same day despatch from stock in packs of 25 sheets.

Opaque labels are a quick and easy way to cover up out of date or incorrect information on pre-printed materials (including leaflets and packaging) or to reuse / recycle old packaging by replacing existing print or sticky labels with new designs and/or information.

New Label Sizes

Finally, we’ve also added 10 brand new label sizes to all of our ranges – which means that all 30 of our self adhesive label materials and adhesives are now available in 10 additional label sizes! Our brand new label sizes are:

  • LP2/105: 2 blank labels per sheet, measuring 105mm wide by 297mm high with square cut corners
  • LP4/210: 4 blank labels per sheet, measuring 210mm wide by 74.25mm high with square cut corners
  • LP21/70: 21 blank labels per sheet, measuring 70mm wide by 42.42mm high with square cut corners
  • LP24/72: 24 blank labels per sheet, measuring 72mm wide by 21.15mm high with rounded corners
  • LP27/63: 27 blank labels per sheet, measuring 63.5mm wide by 29.6mm high with rounded corners
  • LP30/70: 30 blank labels per sheet, measuring 70mm wide by 29.7mm high with square cut corners
  • LP189/25: 189 blank labels per sheet, measuring 25.4mm wide by 10mm high with rounded corners
  • LP15/51SQ: 15 square labels per sheet, measuring 51mm by 51mm with rounded corners
  • LP35/37SQ: 35 square labels per sheet, measuring 37mm by 37mm with rounded corners
  • LP70/25SQ: 70 square labels per sheet, measuring 25mm by 25mm with rounded corners

Ordering Self Adhesive Labels From Label Planet

Our website lists our full range of label sizes and material combinations along with current price lists – all of our prices are all-inclusive (including both VAT and standard UK delivery), so you pay what you see (unless you upgrade to a special delivery option).

Stocked items are available in packs of 25 sheets or boxes of 500 sheets. All of our 25 sheet packs are available for same day despatch; orders with a total of fewer than 200 sheets will be sent via Royal Mail’s first class service, while orders of more than 200 sheets will be put on a next working day carrier service.

Non-stocked items have a minimum order quantity of 100 sheets or 500 sheets; standard paper labels will be available for same day despatch from our warehouse, while all other A4 labels take up to five working days for despatch.

You can find label templates for ALL of our label sizes either by visiting our Label Templates Home Page (select your label shape and label size) or by clicking on the purple “Label Templates And Printing Information” link on the product page of the blank labels you have ordered from Label Planet. We also provide plenty of help and advice in our Help Section, which includes links to our Labels Blog, Label Templates Blog, Troubleshooting Guides, and Step By Step Design Guides.

If you have any questions or queries about ordering self adhesive labels from Label Planet, our Customer Service Team is on hand to help; contact us by emailing info@labelplanet.co.uk or calling us on 01270 668076 (our opening hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).

Alternatively, if you’d like to go ahead and place an order, you can give us a call or simply head on over to www.labelplanet.co.uk to get started!

Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Mementoes With Photo Labels From Label Planet

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Create Your Own Self-Adhesive Photos That You Can Turn Into Gifts & Decorations Or Simply Stick Up On Your Wall!

Valentine’s Day is a brilliant opportunity to take some extra special photos and, with the help of some sticky labels from Label Planet, you can turn your photos into gifts, decorations, or mementoes in an instant – simply by printing them onto A4 labels using a standard desktop printer.

Our GWPQ paper labels are made with a special gloss coating, which is PERFECT for printing high resolution images (including photographs), and a high quality permanent adhesive, which means you can stick your adhesive photos onto a whole range of surfaces to create personalised gifts and decorations – or to create your own homemade photo album.

The coating is a special finishing layer designed to improve a few key properties of the paper used to make our GWPQ paper labels; these include the brightness and whiteness of the surface (so you can print your photos onto a clean background that is a bright white in colour) as well as its ink receptivity and smoothness (so your printing inks or toners can be applied onto the surface really efficiently to produce sharp, crisp print). In other words, the coating is specifically designed to help make sure that your print comes out at the highest possible quality – even when printing high resolution digital photographs that contain a lot of detail – so your photographs look picture perfect every time.

The Perfect Printer Labels For Printing Digital Photographs

These gloss labels can be printed using an inkjet printer or a laser printer; to make sure that you get the best possible print quality, we recommend going through your printer’s settings to select a specific “Labels” or “Heavy Paper” print setting and to select the highest possible print resolution – this will cause your printer to slow down (and laser printers will apply more heat) allowing it to reproduce all of the details in your photographs as accurately as possible. As these gloss labels are also thicker than standard paper (due to that special coating), you should also make sure you use your printer’s media bypass tray (if it has one) to ensure that your photos all print out in the perfect position!

Photo Labels That Will Last & Last…

Our photo quality gloss labels are made with a high quality permanent adhesive, which has extremely good tack (adhesion) – allowing you to apply your photo labels to a variety of materials and surface types while creating an adhesive bond that will remain firmly in place in a wide range of temperatures (including colder temperatures that often cause standard permanent adhesives to fail).

Photo labels are a brilliant way to create homemade mementoes and they’re a quick and simple way to personalise all kinds of items with photos – such as address labels for wedding invitations or birthday cards and gift tags for party favours or thank you notes.

Ordering Photo Labels From Label Planet

Our GWPQ paper labels range contains 57 label sizes with 15 stocked sizes (available in packs of 25 sheets for same day despatch) and a further 42 made to order sizes.

You can find out more about these gloss white labels or place an order for your very own photo labels today by visiting our Photo Gloss Labels page – or by getting in touch with our Customer Service Team. Visit our Template Home page to download label templates for your gloss labels in a Word or PDF format.

If a gloss finish isn’t what you need, you might find that our Premium Quality Matt Labels (MPQ) are the perfect alternative.

The Label Planet Guide To Opaque Labels

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

How Do Opaque Labels Work?

The term “opaque” refers to a property of materials that do not transmit light – in other words, they don’t allow light to pass through them and so the human eye cannot see through these materials. This means that anything beyond these materials is “blocked” from view – which is why opaque labels are also known as blockout labels.

Opaque labels are made from at least one material that is opaque; this could be the face material, adhesive, or additional coatings that have been applied deliberately to create self adhesive labels with the particular property of being opaque.

At Label Planet, our opaque paper labels are made with a matt white paper that has a black opaque coating on the reverse side and a black permanent adhesive that is also opaque.

What Are Opaque Labels Used For?

Opaque labels are used to cover up existing print that – for one reason or another – you don’t want anyone to see when they look at an item. They can be used to:

  1. COVER UP MISTAKES: whether you’ve accidentally printed the wrong date on event flyers, the wrong contact information on company brochures, or even the wrong product information on your packaging, it’s generally quicker (and cheaper) to stick an opaque label (printed with the correct information) over the mistake than to have your items reprinted.
  2. UPDATE INFORMATION: replacing out of date information using an opaque label means that you don’t have to throw away printed materials that are otherwise completely fine. If, for example, you’ve changed address, phone number, or email you can simply print a set of opaque labels with your new contact information and stick these onto pre-printed materials such as packaging and envelopes or brochures and leaflets.
  3. RECYCLE PACKAGING: opaque labels are a really easy way to replace existing sticky labels (e.g. address labels, shipping labels, tracking labels etc) that would be difficult to remove without damaging the labelled item in the process. They can be used to recycle packaging for a variety of purposes including shipping or storing items in their original packaging – with a new set of sticky labels printed by you applied over the top of those printed by the original supplier.
  4. CREATE A SOLID BACKGROUND FOR NEW PRINT: if you need to add extra information or an additional bit of design work to pre-printed materials, opaque labels create a solid blank background for your extra print so it won’t be spoiled by the existing print showing through the additional layer.

Ordering Opaque Labels & Blockout Labels From Label Planet

You can find out more about opaque labels or place an order for your own blockout labels by visiting our OPQ paper labels range page. We supply opaque labels in 54 label sizes; 12 sizes are available in packs of 25 sheets for same day despatch from stock, while the remaining 42 label sizes are made to order items available in boxes of 500 sheets (with up to five working days for despatch).

Our OPQ paper labels can be printed using an inkjet printer or a laser printer (or handwritten) and you can find label templates for all of our opaque label sizes by visiting our Template Home Page.