Friday, 16 March 2018

Stikins ® Name Labels: Name Tags FAQs – Questions & Queries About Printed Personalised Name Tags

For this week’s blog post, we’ll be looking at (and answering) some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about the print on our personalised name tags…

Questions About The Font On Stikins Name Tags…

Q. Can I Choose A Font For My Name Tags?

A. No – all of our name tags are printed with a single standard font.

Q. Can I Choose The Font Colour For My Name Tags?

A. Our name tags are white in colour and so we have chosen a single font colour (black) that will allow your text to stand out clearly and legibly on your name tags.

Q. What Font Size Will Be Used To Print My Name Tags?

A. We don’t use a specific font size; instead our system counts up the number of characters you have requested and automatically selects the LARGEST font size that will allow your text to fit onto your name tags (which measure 30mm wide by 15mm high). This means that the MORE characters you add, the SMALLER the font size will be on your printed name tags.

Questions About The Text On Stikins Name Tags…

Q. How Much Information Can I Include On My Name Tags?

A. It’s up to you BUT you need to bear in mind that the font size is determined by how much text you request. So, while you CAN request as many as 30-35 characters per line, we recommend using NO MORE than 15-20 characters to get the best possible font size.

Q. What Information Should I Include On My Name Tags?

A. Again, it’s up to you. The majority of our customers request a first name and a surname but you can add additional information if you wish; for example, we have printed name labels with contact information (e.g. a phone number), medical or allergy alerts (e.g. “Nut Allergy”), room numbers (e.g. for care homes and nursing facilities), and friendly messages (e.g. “I Belong To”). We recommend using no more than TWO pieces of information and arranging your text so that one bit of information goes on the top line and the other goes on the bottom line.

Q. Can I Leave One Line Blank To Fill In Later?

A. Yes! Simply enter a blank space using the space bar on your keyboard to leave the top or bottom line blank. If you wish to write additional information onto your name tags you will need to make sure you use a suitable pen, such as a laundry pen, to avoid your text washing away.

Q. Should I Use One Line Or Two Lines On My Name Tags?

A. Our online order form defaults to the two line option and we recommend keeping this layout UNLESS you are requesting a very short amount of text; for example, if you want the name “Alex Bay”, you will get a larger font by selecting the one line option than if you select the two line option. We recommend using two lines unless you are requesting less than 15 characters in total.

Q. Can I Include Accented Characters On My Name Tags?

A. Our system is able to print a selection of accented characters from the standard European keyboard as follows:
À Á Â Ä Ã Å Æ à á â ä â å æ È É Ê Ë è é ê ë Í Î Ï ì í î ï Ô Ö Õ ò ó ô ö õ Ù Ú Û Ü ù ú û ü Ç ç Ñ ñ Ý Ÿ ý ÿ Ø ø Ð ð ß ƒ
We can ONLY print characters from the English alphabet and do not offer a printing service for other character sets/languages. 

Q. Can I Include Emoji Or Pictures On My Name Tags?

A. Unfortunately, our system can only print text-based characters and we cannot include emoji or pictures on your name tags (although you can use standard punctuation marks to create your own emoticons!).

Q. Can I Split A Pack Of Name Tags Between Two (Or More) Names?

A. Our printing system processes each pack of name tags as a single item and so we are not able to split a pack between different names. If you are unable to purchase separate packs, you could try one of the following workarounds:
  • If your family shares a surname (or the same initials), you could request a surname (and/or initials) only.
  • Enter one name on the top line and the second name on the bottom line so you can – carefully – cut your name tags in half.
  • Select the one line option and enter the first initial followed by the surname followed by the second initial so you can cut off one of the initials.
  • Add both names to the top line of your name tags (e.g. “Harvey & Eddie”) so they can be shared!

Order Your Own Stikins Name Tags Today

Now that we’ve – hopefully – answered your questions and queries about the print on our personalised name tags, you might want to go ahead and place an order!

You can order by post (by filling in one of our parent leaflets and posting it to us at Label Planet, Unit 2 Alvaston Business Park, Middlewich Road, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6PF), by phone (our Customer Service Team is available on 01270 668076 from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday), or online (

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Label Planet: Find Your Perfect Match* With The Label Planet Label Finder

* Okay, we can’t find you your perfect match but we CAN help you find the perfect self adhesive labels for your label application.

Choosing the right self adhesive labels can turn out to be a bit more complicated than you’d like – especially if your label application involves some particularly tricky requirements.

If you’ve never wandered through the world of self adhesive labels before, it can be a bit bewildering when you realise exactly how many different choices you have to make. However, you DON’T need to be an expert in sticky labels to pick the perfect label! We’ve put together all of our experience of working in the labelling industry (and helping customers to find the self adhesive labels that are “just right”) and used it to create our LABEL FINDER.

The Label Planet Label Finder is designed to make the process of picking the perfect label as easy as possible so anyone can find the right sticky labels for their project in a few short clicks.

Using The Label Finder To Find Your Perfect Self Adhesive Labels

Instead of having to pick out the perfect label from ALL of the self adhesive labels available from Label Planet, the Label Finder creates a short list of options based on the sticky labels that are actually suitable for your application.

All you have to do is select a few key requirements for your self adhesive labels and the Label Finder will return a list of the sticky labels that match those requirements. For example, if you need removable labels you can enter this as a requirement and the Label Finder will ONLY show you self adhesive labels with a removable adhesive. If you need waterproof labels you can set this as a requirement and the Label Finder will show you all of our sticky labels that are also waterproof.

Label Planet Label Finder

What Information Can I Use To Find The Perfect Self Adhesive Labels For My Project?

The Label Finder allows you to narrow down your choices using the following requirements:
  • LABEL USE: we’ve created sets of “recommended labels” for a variety of applications, so you can use this option to give you an idea of what sort of self adhesive labels you should be looking at for a specific kind of application.
  • PRINTER TYPE: use this option if you’ve only got a laser printer OR an inkjet printer. Some of our products can only be printed with one type of printer and are grouped as laser labels (print with a laser printer) or inkjet labels (print with an inkjet printer).
  • LABEL SHAPE: use this option if you know you definitely want rectangular labels, round labels, square labels, oval labels, or CD labels / DVD labels.
  • COLOUR: use this option to show a list of the label sizes available in a particular colour.
  • NUMBER PER SHEET: use this option if you’re looking for a particular label size but you can only remember how many sticky labels were on each sheet.
  • AVERY TEMPLATE CODE: use this option to see if we supply any self adhesive labels that are compatible with (use the same label size and layout as) Avery labels / label templates that you currently use.
  • MATERIAL: use this option to narrow down your choice to paper labels OR one of our synthetic waterproof materials.
  • ADHESIVE: use this option to narrow down your choices based on whether you need permanent labels, removable labels, or a label adhesive suitable for a particular application / environment (e.g. high tack labels, opaque labels, void labels, wash off labels, marine labels, or freezer labels).
  • FINISH: use this option to show a list of sticky labels with the type of finish that you prefer (choose from gloss labels, semi-gloss labels, and matt labels).
  • WATERPROOF: use this option to create a list that only contains waterproof labels.
  • LABEL WIDTH: use this option if your self adhesive labels MUST have a specific label width.
  • LABEL HEIGHT: use this option if your self adhesive labels MUST have a specific label height.
  • LABEL CODE: use this option to view a particular product that you’ve ordered from Label Planet before.
  • LABEL PLANET SIZE CODE: use this option to view all of the material options available for a particular label size.
  • LABEL PLANET MATERIAL CODE: use this option to view all of the label sizes available for a particular label material.

How Do I Get To The Label Planet Label Finder?

To use the Label Finder, you simply need to click on the big red and white “Label Finder” button near the top of our website; this button appears on every page so you can always get to the Label Finder no matter where you are on our website!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Label Planet TEMPLATE TUESDAY: How To? - How To Make Label Templates Using Word's Create Labels Tool

This week, we’ll talk you through the process of making your own label templates in Word, using Word’s Create Labels tool.

Please note: this method is NOT suitable if your A4 labels have gaps between the rows and/or columns that measure less than 4.2mm.

CREATE LABELS – STEP 1: Start The Create Labels tool

Open a blank document in Word, click on the “Mailings” tab at the top of the page, and click on “Labels”. This will open a box titled “Envelopes and Labels”. Click on the “Options” button to create a new label template. This opens another box titled “Label Options”. Click on “New Label”, which opens a further box titled “Label Details”.
label templates word create labels tool

CREATE LABELS – STEP 2: Enter The Measurements Of Your A4 Labels

Fill in each of the required fields. You will need to know the following information about your A4 labels:
  • Top & Side Margins
  • Label Width & Label Height
  • No. of Blank Labels Across & No. of Blank Labels Down
  • Vertical Pitch & Horizontal Pitch
This seems simple enough, right? Well, yes and no. Word does have a tendency to be extremely picky about how you use its built in tools so we recommend following these TOP TIPS to make sure your measurements measure up to Word’s expectations.

Create Labels - Order Your Measurements Carefully

While you'd assume you could just start filling in the measurements in the order in which they are listed, Word will sometimes start to automatically correct your measurements before you’ve finished adjusting all of the fields – and other times it will reject your measurements when you try to create your label template.

We recommend using this order:
Page Size: set the page to A4 and DOUBLE CHECK the measurements are 210mm wide by 297mm high. To create a landscape template, select A4 landscape, which is the next option down.
No. of Labels: enter the number of labels across and the number of labels down.
Label Width & Label Height: enter the measurements of each blank label. If you are creating a label template for round labels, enter the diameter of each circular label for both the width and height.
Vertical Pitch & Horizontal Pitch: the vertical pitch indicates the height of each label plus any gap between each row of labels and the horizontal pitch indicates the width of each label plus any gap between each column of labels. If there are no gaps, the vertical pitch will be the same as the height and the horizontal pitch will be the same as the width.
Top Margin & Side Margin: enter the top and left margins for your A4 labels. If you find that Word disagrees with your measurements, try reducing the margins to 0mm before you enter the rest of your measurements.

Create Labels - Format Your Measurements Carefully

You also need to be careful as to how you enter the measurements. All of your measurements (except for number across and number down) must be expressed as a value, followed by a single blank space, and then the unit symbol for the measurement being used. In other words, if the label width is 70mm you MUST enter this as 70 mm.

If Word is set up to use centimetres as the default measurement you can EITHER divide the measurements by 10 to convert millimetres into centimetres OR you can change the default measurement to millimetres.
  • Word: click on File > Options > Advanced – scroll down to the Display section and choose your preferred unit of measurement from the “Show Measurements in units of” drop down list.
  • Word For Mac: click on “Word” in the menu bar at the top of your screen, and select “Preferences”; in the Word Preferences box, select “General” from the Authoring & Proofing Tools Section, and then select your preferred unit of measurement from the “Measurement units” drop down list.
At Label Planet, we provide detailed measurements for all of our label sizes on our Template Information Pages. To find the label template information for a particular label size you can either go through our Label Templates home page (select your label shape and then your label size) or visit the product page of your label size and click on the purple “Label Templates and Printing Information” link. 

label templates word create labels label details

CREATE LABELS – STEP 3: Open Your New Label Template

Give your label template a name and then click “OK”. You will be returned to the “Label Options” box where you should click “OK”. You will be returned to the “Envelopes and Labels” box where you should click “New Document”.

This opens a new document containing your label template. In Word, label templates are made using a table where the cells of the table represent your blank labels (and any gaps between them).  Word label templates, therefore, cannot show any shaping on rectangular labels and square labels (such as rounded corners) and cannot show the outline of round labels and oval labels. Instead, each blank label will be represented by a rectangle or square into which each label will fit with its outermost points touching the four sides of the table cell.

We recommend saving a copy of your label template now before you start adding your label design.
label templates word create labels format table

You may also want to make a few formatting changes. For example, we recommend centralising label templates and the contents of label templates to ensure that your design fits neatly inside each blank label. 

To centralise the template itself, select the whole table by moving your cursor to the top left corner and left clicking once on the icon of a four headed arrow. This brings up two Table Tools tabs at the top of the page; click on “Layout” and then click on “Properties” – on the Table tab of the Properties box, set the Alignment option to “Centre”. 

You can also use the Table Tools Layout tab to turn on Table Gridlines; if you cannot see the outline of your template, you have Table Gridlines turned off – there is a View Gridlines button on the far left of the Table Tools Layout tab that you can use to turn them back on. 

To centralise the content of your template (or choose whatever alignment you prefer), select the whole table as described above and select one of the nine icons contained in the Alignment section towards the right hand side of the Table Tools Layout tab. 

Create Labels - Benefits & Disadvantages

There are two key benefits to using Word's Create Labels tool. Firstly, if you don't have much experience working with Word and tables, this tool automatically does most of the work for you. Secondly, label templates created using the Create Labels tool are also completely compatible with Word's Mail Merge tool (compared to standalone templates where you will need to complete some steps of the Mail Merge manually).

The main drawback of using Word's Create Labels tool is that the tool automatically does most of the work for you - and not necessarily in a way that produces the most accurate label templates. Word will use a set of default formats and options that aren't always the best for creating and designing label templates. For example, as we mentioned at the start of this blog post, the Create Labels tool cannot create gaps of less than 4.2mm. If, however, you create a label template manually it is possible to create gaps of as little as 0.4mm.

To get the greatest degree of control over your label templates, we advise using Word's Table Tools to create a label template manually.

Next Week On Template Tuesday – How To? – How To Make Label Templates Using Word’s Table Tools

Friday, 9 March 2018

Stikins ® Name Labels: We're Celebrating #BritishScienceWeek With The Science Of Name Labels

GOOD LUCK To Everyone Participating In British Science Week Events From The Stikins Name Labels Team!

Today marks the beginning of this year’s British Science Week – actually a 10 day celebration made up of thousands of events taking place all across the country to celebrate STEM subjects, while also raising awareness and encouraging people (of all ages) to get involved with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – at home, at school, and at work.

We hope all of our school fundraising partners who are taking part in British Science Week have a truly amazing and inspiring time exploring the world of STEM over the next ten days.

The Science of Stikins Name Labels

November will see the 15th anniversary of our own project – Stikins name labels – which we’ve continued to develop and improve upon year after year – after year! We’re always researching new materials and manufacturing methods to find ways that we can improve our name labels, bit by bit, introducing more advanced materials, adhesives, and ribbons to produce name labels that simply stick on and stay on.

Creating name labels that “stick on and stay on” is a tricky business – especially when you think about how much a name label has to endure. From the rough and tumble of everyday wear and tear to repeat cycles through the washing machine – name labels have to put up with a lot. While you might not think of a washing machine as being a particularly challenging environment for clothing labels, everyday cleaning products and modern washing machines actually create a pretty aggressive environment, which will cause standard adhesives to fail. Plus with new technologies, materials, and ingredients being developed for clothing, cleaning products, and washing machines, stick on clothing labels have to constantly adapt to keep up with the new challenges created by the fast-moving pace of innovation and development in our modern world.

This is why it is so important to us to keep investing in brand new materials and technologies for our name labels. We want our customers to be able to rely on Stikins to be clothing labels, school uniform labels, shoe labels, bag labels, coat labels, lunch box labels, water bottle labels, and anything-else-that-needs-a-name-label-labels that are simple and easy to use – so they can safely and securely label their stuff in minutes and then forget about labelling and get on with the more fun things in life.

We’re working on making our name labels into the ultimate name label; simple and easy to use sticky labels that can be used to label pretty much anything and everything – from clothing labels for school uniform through to general purpose name stickers for all of those “essential” extras that children won’t go to school without.

Ordering Name Labels From Stikins

Whether you need clothing labels or school uniform labels, shoe labels or P.E. kit labels, lunch box labels or water bottle labels, book labels or stationery labels, or all of these (and more), Stikins name labels are a thoroughly modern way to get all kinds of things safely and securely labelled.

Stikins can be ordered online (at, by phone, or by post; if you would like to find out more about our name labels, you can take a look through our information pages online or get in touch with our Customer Service Team to discuss any questions or queries that you’d like to ask!

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Label Planet: FAQ – What Are Label Planet's Popular Label Sizes?

A Guide To Label Planet’s “Popular” Label Sizes For Self Adhesive Labels

If you’ve taken a look through the home page of our website, you may have noticed an option called “Popular Sizes” and wondered what makes a particular label size “popular”. We’ve written this blog post to explain what our popular label sizes are and why they can be extremely useful…

What Is A “Popular” Label Size?

As you might imagine, our range of popular label sizes is made up of the sizes that are requested most often; they’re also the most popular sizes requested across the whole of the labelling industry.

What Are The Benefits Of Choosing “Popular” Self Adhesive Label Sizes?

There are a number of benefits to choosing a popular label size – most of which are the result of the fact that “popular” sizes tend to become “standard” sizes.

The labelling industry wants to manufacture label sizes that customers actually want to buy, which has led to certain sizes becoming a set of “standard” label sizes that are manufactured in extremely large volumes on a regular basis. This has a number of benefits for customers:
  1. Popular Label Sizes Are Readily Available

    Manufacturers make self adhesive labels in these sizes ALL THE TIME, which means that they are often in stock and available for same day despatch. Bespoke label sizes are made to order, which means they have longer lead times during which the self adhesive labels will actually be made for a specific customer.
  1. Popular Label Sizes Are Available In Smaller Quantities

    Smaller packs of self adhesive labels tend to be available when there is a ready supply of stock that can be broken down into smaller quantities. Bespoke label sizes are only produced in specific and requested quantities.
  1. Popular Label Sizes Are Cheaper

    These sizes are produced in bulk, which makes them less expensive to produce compared to bespoke label sizes (that have additional manufacturing set up costs) – making them much cheaper to buy.
  1. Popular Label Sizes Are Better Supported

    These label sizes are much more likely to be supplied with label templates and printing advice. It is also more likely that a compatible label template will be available in the software a customer wants to use to design and print their own self adhesive labels (such as the Avery Label Templates built in to Word).
  1. Popular Label Sizes Are Available In More Material & Adhesive Options

    Popular sizes are used to create ranges of self adhesive labels in alternative label materials and label adhesives. While standard paper labels are available in a wider range of label sizes, if you want a different material or adhesive (used to make waterproof labels, transparent labels, coloured labels, removable labels, security labels, freezer labels, gloss labels, opaque labels, or high tack permanent labels) you will probably find that they are available in a limited range of label sizes (made up of “popular” / standard sizes).

What Label Sizes Are Included In Your “Popular” Group Of Self Adhesive Labels?

Our range of popular label sizes includes nine rectangular labels and four round labels as follows:
  • LP1/210: A4 labels measuring 210mm by 297mm
  • LP4/99: 4 sticky labels measuring 99.1mm by 139mm
  • LP8/99: 8 sticky labels measuring 99.1mm by 67.7mm
  • LP12/63: 12 sticky labels measuring 63.5mm by 72mm
  • LP14/99: 14 address labels measuring 99.1mm by 38.1mm
  • LP21/63: 21 address labels measuring 63.5mm by 38.1mm
  • LP40/45: 40 sticky labels measuring 45.7mm by 38.1mm
  • LP65/38: 65 mini labels measuring 38.1mm by 21.2mm
  • LP84/46: 84 mini labels measuring 46mm by 11.1mm
  • LP12/64R: 12 round labels with a 63.5mm diameter
  • LP15/51R: 15 round labels with a 51mm diameter
  • LP35/37R: 35 round labels with a 37mm diameter
  • LP70/25R: 70 round labels with a 25mm diameter
All of these label sizes are available in all 30 of our self adhesive label ranges – and most are also available for same day despatch from stock in packs of 25 sheets.

Ordering Popular Label Sizes From Label Planet

To view our popular label sizes and all of the material / adhesive options for each, simply click on the Search By Popular Sizes link on the home page of our website and select the size you want to buy.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Label Planet TEMPLATE TUESDAY: Measurements For Label Templates 101

Whether you’ve decided to make your own label templates or you need to double check that existing label templates have the correct layout for your self adhesive labels, there are quite a lot of measurements that you need to know about to make sure that your label template matches your A4 labels perfectly.

Measurements You Need To Know To Make Sure Your Label Templates Measure Up

Unit Of Measurement

First of all, you need to know what unit of measurement you need to use. It’s best to use the same unit of measurement to measure your A4 labels and your label templates (so there’s no chance of errors happening as you convert between the two). UK sheet labels are manufactured using a page size of A4 (see below) and measurements tend to be given in millimetres.

If you have sheet labels or label templates that use inches, you should check if they were intended for use in the US. Here the page size is American Letter and measurements are usually given in inches.

Page Size

You should always, always make sure that your label templates are set up with the correct page size. Even if you set up the rest of your label templates correctly, your alignment will be ruined as soon as you try to print. This is because your printer will scale your label templates to the wrong page size, stretching or shrinking your designs and printing them in the wrong place.

Sheet labels for the UK market are manufactured using the A4 page size. Standard label sizes are determined by the number of blank labels that will fit onto a sheet with as little waste material in between and/or around the labels as possible. Sheet labels for the US market, however, are manufactured using the American Letter page size.

Therefore, if you have a label template using a UK label size and a US page size (or a US label size and a UK page size), your printed labels will never have the correct alignment.

Number Of Blank Labels Per Column & Number Of Blank Labels Per Row

This isn’t a measurement of your self adhesive labels themselves BUT it is a quick way to make sure that the basic structure of your label templates are correct.

Label Width & Label Height

You need to know the exact width and height of your self adhesive labels; for most label sizes and shapes this will simply be the width at the widest point of each label and the height at the tallest point of each label.

Rectangular labels and square labels are measured from the left hand edge to the right hand edge to produce the width and from the top edge to the bottom edge to produce the height. For round labels the width and height are the diameter of each circular label, while for oval labels the width is the measurement between the widest points of each oval label and the height is the measurement between the tallest points of each oval label.

Corner Radius

Rectangular labels and square labels may also have an additional measurement, which indicates how rounded the corners are on a particular shape. This is called the corner radius; generally speaking, you won’t need to know this measurement unless you are using label design software or graphics software. Usually label templates will default to corners without a radius, which means that your added design will simply “bleed” over the radius corners and the full area of your blank labels will be printed anyway.

Horizontal Pitch & Vertical Pitch

Pitch means the measurement from the leading edge of one label to the leading edge of the label next to or directly below the first label. In other words, this measurement accounts for the width or height of your blank labels PLUS any gaps between the rows and columns of your A4 labels.

The horizontal pitch, therefore, is width of each label plus the width of the gaps between the columns – it is the measurement from the left edge of the first label (in column 1) to the left edge of the label next to it (in column 2). If there is no gap between the columns, the horizontal pitch will be the same as the width.

The vertical pitch is the height of each label plus the height of the gaps between the rows – it is the measurement from the top edge of the first label (in row 1) to the top edge of the label below it (in row 2). If there is no gap between the columns, the vertical pitch will be the same as the height.

label templates stepped layout LP4/100RStepped Columns & Rows

Pitch measurements assume that your blank labels are aligned into equal rows and columns. If your A4 labels contain different label sizes, you won’t have consistent horizontal and vertical pitches. Likewise, non-standard label shapes (including circles and ovals) may be arranged into an interlocking layout to allow more blank labels to fit onto a single sheet – again, you won’t have consistent horizontal and vertical pitches, although a “stepped” layout may have been used.

In stepped layouts, the blank labels may be arranged into equal columns (or rows) but the starting point of alternating columns (or rows) is moved (or “stepped”) to a different point to allow the columns to “interlock” – meaning more blank labels can be included on the one sheet.

For example, in our LP4/100R label size the four labels sit in two columns but the second column has been moved upwards to allow the circles to interlock. The second column is “stepped up” by 56.4mm (the top edge of the leading label in column 2 is 56.4mm higher than the top edge of the leading label in column 1) and “stepped across” by 92mm (the left edge of the leading label in column 2 is 92mm across from the left edge of the leading label in column 1).

Page Margins (Top, Bottom, Left, Right)

The page margins account for any blank areas around the edges of your sheets; they measure the distance from each edge of your sheets to the leading edge of the row or column of labels closest to that edge. Essentially, these margins are used in label templates to determine where the content of a sheet begins (i.e. where your label designs start in your label template).

There are four margins; top, bottom, left, and right – usually the top and bottom margins will be equal and the left and right margins will be equal (as sheet labels tend to be positioned centrally on an A4 sheet). A4 labels with an off centre (off set) layout will have unequal margins and you will need to make sure this is accounted for both in your label template AND when you load your A4 labels into your printer.

If there is NO blank area (also known as a selvedge) along an edge then you need to set that particular margin to 0mm.

If you encounter an alignment issue whereby all of your labels are misaligned in the SAME direction by the SAME amount, you can quickly correct this by increasing or decreasing the top and/or left page margins as needed. 

Find Measurements For Label Planet’s Self Adhesive Labels
If you’ve bought self adhesive labels from Label Planet and want to know the measurements of your label size, you can – of course – whip out your trusty ruler and start measuring. Alternatively, you can visit the template information page for your label size as we have included detailed measurements for all of our A4 labels on our website. Visit the product page of your self adhesive labels and click on the “Label Templates And Printing Information” link below the product image OR head on over to our Label Templates Home Page and select your label shape and label size.

If you have any questions or queries about label sizes and measurements for label templates, you can also get in touch with our Customer Service Team for further advice.

Next Week On Template Tuesday: How To? – How To Make Label Templates Using Word’s Create Labels Tool

Friday, 2 March 2018

Stikins ® Name Labels: The ABCs Of Stikins ® Name Labels

ABC Stikins Name Labels

A Is For… An Adhesive That Creates Super Sticky Name Labels

Our name labels have a unique adhesive that creates a super strong adhesive bond that stays firmly intact – even after repeat trips through the rough and tumble of a washing machine (and the tumble drier too!). The Stikins adhesive has been specially developed and independently tested to ensure that your name labels will stick on and stay on – whether you use them as clothing labels, shoe labels, water bottle and lunch box labels, or miscellaneous “stuff-that-just-needs-a-name-label” labels.

The strength of our adhesive means that all you need to do is apply your sticky name labels firmly to the items you want to label and you’re done – so there’s no need to spend hours sewing on name tapes or ironing on iron-on labels.

You should apply your name labels onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items; this is how Stikins were tested and, while we can guarantee they will work on wash-care labels, we cannot guarantee that they will work on all of the different materials and fabric blends used to make clothing. If you use your Stikins as shoe labels, avoid placing them directly beneath the heel (this causes the print to wear off) – we recommend applying your name labels to the side wall or beneath the tongue.

B Is For… A Bold Font That Creates Practical Print For Name Labels

Stikins are white stickers printed with a bold, black font to make it REALLY easy to read the name on each label – even if you’re in a rush. We use a special ink to print our name labels, which is resistant to certain ingredients used in children’s sun creams and lotions that cause other inks to disintegrate over time - so they will remain clear and legible all year round. You can request whatever information you like on your name labels – the only rules are:
  • We can only print alphanumerical characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9), basic punctuation, and these accented characters:
    À Á Â Ä Ã Å Æ à á â ä â å æ È É Ê Ë è é ê ë Í Î Ï ì í î ï Ô Ö Õ ò ó ô ö õ Ù Ú Û Ü ù ú û ü Ç ç Ñ ñ Ý Ÿ ý ÿ Ø ø Ð ð ß ƒ
  • Our system automatically selects the largest font size that allows all of your information to fit on your name labels (which measure 30mm wide by 15mm high) – so the more text you add, the more your font will be reduced in size. We recommend no more than 15-20 characters per line.

C Is For… Clothing Labels That Can Do Much, Much More

Most parents buy name labels solely for their children’s school uniform BUT with Stikins you can use one pack as clothing labels, shoe labels, lunch box labels, water bottle labels, book labels, stationary labels, bag labels, P.E. kit labels, and – yes – much, much more!

Our multipurpose sticky name labels can be used to label pretty much everything and anything (with the exception of socks, which don’t have a wash-care label and stretch too much for a successful adhesive bond). Plus, while the majority of our name labels are used by parents to label school uniform and equipment, they’re also a popular way to label belongings in residential care homes where clothing is put through shared laundry services and personal items are often left in communal areas.

D Is For… Did You Order Your Stikins Yet?

Ordering Stikins name labels is as EASY as ABC!

You can order online, by post, or by phone – visit our Contact Us page for all of the ways you can get in touch – and all you need to do is let us know what you want printed, how many name labels you need, and your preferred delivery address. We print name labels every day up to 3pm (Monday to Friday), which means your order will be made and despatched on the same or next working day. All orders are sent via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard – with the option to upgrade to a guaranteed next day delivery service (shipping fee: £5.75) if you need your name labels to arrive as soon as possible!