Posts Tagged ‘Name Labels’

FAQ – Do You Do Labels That Are…

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

At Label Planet, we’ve made a deliberate decision to specialise in A4 sheets of blank labels for use with standard inkjet and laser printers. This means that we are able to offer the best possible range of A4 label products at fair and competitive prices. However, it also means that there are certain kinds of labels that we just don’t supply; we hereby present the Label Planet quick fire round called “do you do labels that are…?”

A Bespoke Size
NO: all of the sizes we supply are listed on our website; these sizes are determined by the dimensions of an A4 sheet and the sizes that fit most economically on an A4 sheet with as little wasted material between and around the labels as possible.

If you cannot find the size you want on our website you can; compromise and use the closest compatible size, choose a larger size and cut it down, or contact a supplier/manufacturer who can make that size as a bespoke product.
In some cases, we may be able to supply a quote for bespoke orders, but we will not consider requests for bespoke orders of less than 10,000 sheets.

Really Big/Small
NO: we cannot do large sizes because these do not fit economically onto an A4 sheet; you would need to contact a label manufacturer to request these sizes as a bespoke order. We do not supply small sizes because these carry a risk of labels peeling off within a printer as the sheet is pulled through (and around) the rollers.

On Rolls
NO: we only supply labels on A4 sheets.

 On A5/A3/SRA3/A2/A1 Sheets
NO: we do not supply labels on any sheet size other than A4.

A Particular Brand
NO: we are not suppliers of any particular brand of label. However, if you are looking to switch from a particular brand, it is likely that we will be able to supply compatible products that are of the same size and layout.

Avery Labels
NO: we do not sell Avery products. Many of our labels, however, ARE Avery compatible, which means that they are made with the same size and layout options provided by Avery so you can design and print these labels using Avery templates (which are often built into software such as Word).

Pantone Reference…
NO: our coloured labels are not manufactured to a specific pantone reference and we do not produce bespoke coloured labels. We are happy to send samples if you need an idea of the colours available (please note that the colours shown on our website are for general illustration purposes only).

Printed
NO: all of our labels are supplied blank for customers to print themselves OR to send to a printing service if they do not wish to do the printing themselves.

Completely Permanent
NO: our permanent adhesives are designed to create a strong bond that will keep a label firmly in place BUT if someone is determined enough they would (eventually) be able to remove the label – albeit probably not in one piece and with significant amounts of residue left behind/damage on the surface that was labelled.

Completely “Invisible” Transparent Labels
NO: our transparent labels are all made using an adhesive, which means that it is possible for tiny amounts of dust and air to be trapped between the layers of the label during manufacturing and between the label and a surface during application – the presence of dust and air will prevent the label from having a truly “glass clear” appearance.

If you find that our labels don’t offer the degree of transparency that you require, you may need to consider using “static cling” labels, which uses the generation of static to hold labels in place. This removes the adhesive element, although you will need to take care when applying these labels to ensure that no air or dust is trapped during application.

Integrated Labels
NO: integrated labels are label products whereby the sheet is made up of areas that are standard paper and areas that are labels. These products allow different documentation to be printed onto one sheet and are commonly used in the delivery of products or services so that one sheet can include any combination of the following: address labels, return address labels, invoice or receipt, picking sheet or slip, company information, parcel seals etc.

Our LP3/210 product (which is an A4 sheet divided into three labels) is an ideal compromise if you don’t want to buy integrated labels; these labels can be used to print an invoice or receipt over two of the labels, while the third label becomes the address/shipping label. These labels are compatible with the systems used by Amazon, Ebay, and Play.com to allow sellers to print receipts and shipping labels for the items they sell through these online marketplace platforms.

Piggyback Labels
NO: this is a specialised product whereby one label sits on top of another; the top label can be used as a separate label in its own right (e.g. as a return address label), discarded once it has been removed to reveal a code or message beneath, or can be used as a flap to allow twice as much information to be included on packaging within the same space.

Made With Thick Materials
NO: while our labels are made with a range of materials, our products are designed for use with standard desktop printers, which are generally quite limited in the material thicknesses that they can process.

Machine Washable
NO (But Also Yes): while our waterproof products can be immersed in water and even cleaned to a certain extent, the conditions generated in washing machines and dishwashers are simply too harsh for our materials (and the print you add onto them).

However, we also supply two name label products, which are designed specifically for use on clothing and items that will go through the dishwasher – or even the microwave. You can find these at our website: stikins.co.uk.

Please note that these labels are available printed OR blank but you CANNOT print them yourself as they require specialist software and hardware to do so.

Printed On The Backing Sheet
NO: some customers request labels with printed backing sheets to help them distinguish more easily between the labels and the backing sheet. All of our products have blank backing sheets; we have researched the possibility of using printed backing sheets but, unfortunately, this would result in a higher cost to our customers that we do not think is justified, when simply taking a little extra time and care during printing can accomplish the same result.

Designed Specifically For X Application / Industry / Conditions
NO: while our labels are available in a range of material options designed to make our labels suitable for a variety of applications and environments, they have NOT been manufactured for any one specific application, industry, or environment and, as such, will not meet any stringent guidelines required by that industry or perform efficiently under any extremes of conditions involved in a particular application.

Iron On Name Labels

Friday, August 15th, 2014

With the Back To School season creeping into view, we wanted to take a moment to let our A4 customers know about a brand new product for labelling school uniform and clothing that we launched back in June.

Trons iron on name transfers are a new type of name label; as a transfer, these labels bond fully with fabric items to create a completely permanent name label solution.

Each transfer is made of a very thin material that has been impregnated with ink; when ironed onto a wash care label or directly onto a fabric, they bond and fuse permanently with the clothing. Iron on name labels can be used on any article of clothing or fabric item, including hats, scarves, coats, gloves, socks, t-shirts, jumpers, skirts, and trousers.

These name labels are sold in packs of 35, 70, 105, and 140 transfers, each of which is supplied with a silicon sheet to be used when applying the transfers and a full set of instructions. Each transfer only needs to be ironed on once, making these transfers a quick and easy way for parents and guardians to add a name label to any kind of fabric item to help prevent items from getting mixed up or lost.

To find out more about our Trons iron on name labels, or to give them a try, please visit the Trons Name Transfers information page.

Label Planet Name Labels News

Friday, June 13th, 2014

While we specialise in A4 sheets of labels, some of our customers may also be aware that we sell name label products for labelling clothing and personal items. These labels are sold on our website www.stikins.co.uk, which can be reached by selecting “Name Labels” from the Alphabetical List of Labels.

We are pleased to announce that we have added a brand new name labelling product; Trons name transfers.

These name transfers are made up of a single layer of material that has been impregnated with ink and bonds and fuses onto fabrics to create a fully permanent name labelling solution.

Trons transfers are 35mm wide by 15mm high and are sold on A5 sheets, with 35 transfers per sheet. Stikins and combination packs of Trons and Stikins are also available from our website.

Label Planet Name Labels News

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Label Planet sells name labels (called Stikins ® name labels) as well as A4 sheets of self adhesive labels and has a unique modern solution to name labelling.

Our Stikins ® products simply stick onto the washcare label of clothes, and can also be used to label shoes and all school possessions and personal items. Stikins ® are the modern way of labelling school items with absolutely no need to spend hours sewing or ironing in name tapes; these labels simply stick in and stay in – there’s nothing more to it!

To find out more about this brilliantly useful multipurpose name labelsor to place an order now, simply visit our dedicated site at www.stikins.co.uk.

Name Labels For Residential Care

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Moving into residential care can be stressful for relatives as well as the person involved, and often there is little time to plan. One of the many things that need to be done is adding name labels to all clothing and personal possessions, so that they do not get mixed up with those belonging to other residents.

There are several name labelling options including sew-in labels, iron-on labels and now there are stick in labels, called Stikins. Sew-in labels are the best and will also be the most durable, the problem is that there is a lot of work involved in sewing them in, and then continuing to sew in labels if new clothes are acquired. Iron-on labels can be good, but some are better than others. They are certainly faster to apply than the sew-in labels.

If you choose sew-in or iron-on labels you will need to order additional labels for shoes and personal items.

Stikins have been used in care homes since 2004. These new name labels simply stick onto the wash care label of garments and can also be used for other personal possessions including shoes. The ease of application is especially important because relatives have limited time to do the labelling, also residents themselves or their care assistants can easily stick the labels on.

Whichever name label type you choose, fast delivery is essential so check that the labels can be supplied in time; some companies do not make the labels themselves and  you may have to wait a couple of weeks for delivery.

Visit the Stikins name label website to find out more about these labels or visit the Stikins product page to place an order.