STIKINS ® - save time and money with one multipurpose name label for clothes, shoes, lunch boxes, and all school items.
Tens of thousands of UK parents have ordered these labels from us since 2004 and we have received over 2,500 independent customer reviews.
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Stikins ® Name Labels Information
Stikins ® name labels are a revolutionary alternative to the traditional methods of labelling school uniform, which used to involve spending hours sewing or ironing labels onto individual items. Our name labels were developed using the latest manufacturing processes and materials to produce an easy to use stick on name label that simply sticks on and stays on – saving parents time to get on with the more important things in life!
Originally developed in 2004, we have continued to update and improve our Stikins ®, with new versions launching in 2010 and 2013.
Stikins ® name labels simply peel off the backing sheet and can be applied onto the wash care label of clothing and onto all kinds of personal items. This simple, one-step application means dozens of items can be labelled quickly and easily with no fuss and no mess. Stikins ® will survive all sorts of environments, including washing machines, tumble driers, dishwashers, and microwaves – along with the natural wear and tear that comes with being stuck onto clothing that is worn day in and day out.
Our name labels are made with soft plastic material; this material is extremely soft and pliable, which makes it ideal for labelling all kinds of flat and curved surfaces – including the flexible surface of wash care labels used in clothing.
Name labels are often applied to wash care labels that come into contact with skin when clothing is worn, so they have to be made with materials that won’t cause irritation or discomfort. Stikins ® have been designed to be unnoticeable when items are worn; the plastic has a smooth, glossy finish that is gentle to skin and leaves no rough edges around the labels, which means our name labels won’t cause any irritation or discomfort when labelled items are worn.
Stikins ® are made with a specially developed adhesive capable of creating a bond that will hold these name labels firmly in place under all kinds of conditions. The adhesive is extremely strong and resilient; designed with the rigours of everyday life in mind it can withstand both the stresses of day to day use and the endless cycles of putting clothing through the washing machine and tumble drier, or putting items in the microwave, dishwasher, or sink.
Stikins ® have been successfully tested by an independent laboratory using the BS EN ISO6330 wash test procedure for 30 washes at 40 degrees. They’ve also been successfully and very thoroughly tested by thousands of families across the country, who have been buying our name labels over and over again through the years!
We advise that Stikins ® should always be applied to wash care or garment labels in clothing; this is where the labels were placed during independent testing and where the adhesive has been proven to work. While the adhesive is likely to work just as well on other fabrics, clothing is made from so many different blends of materials that we cannot test them all – and so we cannot guarantee that the labels will work as well if applied directly to clothing instead of the wash care label.
When applying Stikins ®, the item being labelled should be clean and dry and the label should be left for 24 hours before washing so that the adhesive can continue to strengthen. When ironing, care should be taken to avoid contact between the iron and a name label as the heat will cause the plastic material to melt.
Our name labels are printed with a bold, black font to make it as easy as possible to read the text against the white background. Customers can choose to have their labels printed with letters (upper and/or lower case), numbers, and most European characters (including accented characters in the general ASCII range up to 168).
The majority of our customers request labels printed with a first name (line one) and surname (line two) but we are happy to print whatever text customers want to include. For example, we often print name labels with contact information (phone number or address), medical and allergy information, school information (school name or class name), or simple messages (such as “This belongs to” or “Please return to”).
In 2013, we sourced a brand new ink to use to print our name labels, which produces print that will remain in place day in, day out, and all year round.
In summer, name labels may come into contact with sun creams and lotions; these products often use enhanced ingredients that – while providing excellent protection from the sun – will cause some inks to disintegrate.
Here at Label Planet, our advanced ink has been fully tested to ensure that our name labels are resistant to the ingredients used in sun creams and lotions (apart from alcohol) so that our name labels remain intact all summer long.
Stikins ® name labels measure 30mm wide by 15mm high; this size fits neatly onto the wash care label of clothing and is an unobtrusive and useful size for labelling all kinds of personal items including bags, shoes, lunch boxes, water bottles, stationery, P.E. kits, and other equipment. We’ve designed our labels to be as invisible as possible – in both look and feel – until they are needed, so we’ve kept things small and simple.
Stikins ® are available in four pack sizes; 30 labels, 60 labels, 90 labels, or 120 labels per pack. Each label within a pack is printed with the same text.
Orders can be placed through this website or by phone or by post.