At Label Planet we’ve chosen to specialise in one particular kind of label: self-adhesive labels.
What are Self-Adhesive Labels?
The name comes from the type of adhesive used to make these labels; “self-adhesive” or “pressure sensitive” adhesives are adhesives that are tacky (sticky) under “normal” conditions, which means they require only the pressure of a finger or hand to be applied. These labels simply need to be peeled off their backing sheet and placed firmly onto the surface of the item being labelled.
Why do we specialise in A4 Sheets of Self-Adhesive Labels?
Self-adhesive labels can be produced in a variety of formats (including Roll Labels and Fan-Fold Labels) but we have chosen to specialise in blank labels supplied on A4 sheets. This is because this particular format is the most convenient for customers who are looking to print their own labels. Our labels are compatible with standard desktop inkjet printers and laser printers, which means that anyone can produce their own set of labels using the computer and printer that they already have access to at home or at work.
We have also chosen to specialise in one particular type of self-adhesive label because this allows us to provide our customers with better choice, better prices, better despatch and delivery times, and better customer care. Label Planet customers can choose from over 100 sizes across a range of more than 30 material options with many of these products available to order for same day despatch from stock. Our products are manufactured in the UK using high quality materials and we offer a range of helpful extras to make sure that our customers are able to produce high quality labels themselves.
What kinds of Self-Adhesive Labels are available from Label Planet?
We offer a range of materials and adhesives to help make sure that our customers find a label that can fulfil the requirements of the label application they have in mind. These materials include both paper and synthetic materials (polyester and polyethylene), a range of finishes (gloss, semi-gloss, and matt), and 15 coloured paper options (7 pastels, 5 fluorescents, 2 metallics, and Kraft), while our adhesives range from extremely strong permanent adhesives to extremely light removable adhesives, via a number of “speciality” options, including freezer, opaque, VOID, waterproof, and marine adhesives.
How easy is it to print Self-Adhesive Labels?
All you need is a template and a printer (although time and patience are also quite useful!).
A number of our label sizes are "standard" sizes, which are compatible with (use the same label size and layout as) products supplied by other manufacturers, as well as templates for these label sizes, which are often built into existing software (such as Word). Alternatively, you can visit the Template Section of our site and download a template in either Word or PDF format for the labels you are going to print. The Word templates can be used in Word or any other Word Processing software that can edit the .docx file format (e.g. Pages, OpenOffice, LibreOffice etc), while the PDF templates can only be edited using a graphics package (such as InDesign, Photoshop etc). Simply add your required design to your template and you’re halfway there!
All of our labels are compatible with standard desktop printers, although some materials are only compatible with either laser printers or inkjet printers – we indicate the printer compatibility on each of our label products, so all you need to do is double check that a product is compatible with the printer you intend to use. You should use the media bypass of your printer (if it has one) and check through your printer’s properties to see if there are any settings that will improve the print quality you achieve (for example, some printers have a “Labels” or “Heavy Paper” setting) and to ensure that the page size is set to A4 (with no scaling options selected).
We highly recommend doing a “test print” first before putting your labels into your printer; test print your template onto blank paper, put this printout against a sheet of your labels, and hold them both up to the light to see if the alignment is accurate or if it needs adjusting slightly (all printers vary by a few mm in their print positioning, so you can usually improve the alignment simply by increasing or decreasing the top and left margins as necessary).
Visit our brand new “Self-Adhesive Labels” page to find out more about the self-adhesive labels we supply (and the helpful extras that you can find on our website) or visit our List Of All Labels page to view ALL of the different label products that make up the world of Label Planet.