To keep things simple, all of our product codes are made up of a very simple formula.
Like any other shop or supplier, all of our products have product codes, which – at first glance – might seem a bit tricky to remember and understand.
However, as we might have mentioned once or twice before, one of our primary goals is to make our services and products as easy to use as possible – and this extends to our codes.
We’ve never changed the codes that we’ve used in the ten years that we’ve been running – and they’re all based on an easy to follow formula that actually comes in quite handy when it comes to finding the labels that you need.
So how do they work?
The formula to follow is this:
LP + [No. of labels per sheet] + [Label width/diameter] + [Shape code, if any] + [Material code, if any]
Every product code begins with “LP”; this simply stands for Label Planet and indicates that the product code is one of ours. In the world of labelling, there are a LOT of different codes; for example, each manufacturer and supplier will have their own product codes, and there are additional codes for templates and printers, which makes it very easy to become buried under a mountain of codes – that don’t mean a great deal to you.
- No. of labels per sheet
The next part of the code is simply the number of labels a particular product has on each sheet.
- Label Width/Diameter
Next we add the width or diameter of the labels. All of our measurements are given in millimetres and we have rounded off any measurements with decimal points. For our circular products this part of the code is taken from the diameter of each circular label, while our oval products use the measurement across the widest points of each oval on the sheet.
- Shape Code
This part of the code is only added for our shaped label products; circles, ovals, and squares. The shape codes we use are as follows: R for round or circular labels, OV for oval labels, and SQ for square labels.
- Material Code
This part is added to all of our products (EXCEPT for our standard white paper labels with a permanent adhesive) and is used to indicate the particular materials used to make that range of products. These codes are as follows:
|Coloured Paper: C (specific colour codes: R, B, G, Y, CR, PK)||Fluorescent Paper: FC (specific colour codes: FR, FG, FY, FO, FM)|
|Laser Silver Paper: LS||Laser Gold Paper: LG||(Deep Freeze) Freezer Adhesive (Paper): DF||High Tack: HT|
|Removable Adhesive (Paper): REM||Super (Glass) Removable Adhesive (Paper): GREM||Gloss White Photo Quality Paper (Inkjet): GWPQ||Gloss White Paper (Laser): GW|
|Semi-Gloss Paper: SG||Matt White Premium Quality Paper: MPQ||Gloss Clear Polyester (Inkjet): GCP||Gloss Transparent Polyester (Laser): GTP|
|Gloss Transparent Polyester with Removable Adhesive: GTR||Matt Transparent Polyester: MTP||Gloss White Polyester: GWP||Matt White Polyester: MWP|
|Matt White Polyester with Removable Adhesive: MWR||Silver Matt Metallic Polyester: SMP||Matt White Polyethylene: MWPE|
And that’s all there is to it!