Requesting a free sample is a great way to have a test run at printing your own self adhesive labels.
People decide to print their own labels for a number of different reasons; for some it’s a financial decision (to avoid paying someone else to print labels on their behalf), others want to be able to control what is printed on their labels (as well as when and how many labels are produced at a time), and others want to make their own labels for a personal project (for example, as part of a particularly important event such as a big birthday, a special anniversary, or a wedding).
Producing your own labels, however, also means that you take on the responsibility (and challenges) of finding the perfect label for your particular application AND designing a template for those labels AND getting that template to print out properly on your labels.
With so many different label products available for customers to print themselves, it can be quite a difficult thing to decide which labels to choose – you need to consider if a particular product is the right size/colour/finish, if the material and adhesive are suitable for the application you have in mind, if the labels are compatible with your printer, and if the shape and size are right for what you need your label to do.
This is why we offer a free sample request service; customers can browse through the different options we offer, select the ones that they think are most suitable for their needs, and then ask for a sample. They can then test those particular labels to make sure that they will do the job in hand AND they can have a test run at designing and printing their own label template.
We recently updated our online sample request form to make it even more helpful to customers who are choosing and printing their own labels; if you’re not sure which samples to ask for, you can simply let us know what sort of label you are looking for and we’ll select the best options on your behalf. We recommend being as specific as you can with the samples that you request so we can make sure that the labels we send out are the most suitable ones for the label application you have in mind. For example, we ask you to let us know what kind of printer you have, what material types and adhesive strengths you prefer, what you will be using the labels for / what you will be sticking the labels onto, and any shape or size requirements that you have – using this information, we can select the best options for your label application (making sure that they’re compatible with your printer and are made with a material and adhesive that will meet the requirements of the application).