FAQ: FAQ – Can I Split A Pack Between Multiple Names?
The Short Answer:
No; all of the labels within a single pack must be printed with the same text.
The Long(er) Answer:
No BUT you can get a bit creative with the text that you request so that you can SHARE a pack between two (or more) people.
Here are the most popular ways that our customers create packs of name labels that can be shared:
USE YOUR FAMILY SURNAME & SHARE
If you enter just your family surname, you can use your name labels for ANY member of your family, in the knowledge that any lost items will be returned to the right family (if not with the right individual).
You can choose to enter just your surname (select “Name on one line”) or you might want to combine this with a piece of contact information such as a phone number (enter your surname on one line and your phone number on the other line) or perhaps add a friendly message (e.g. “Please Return To”, “Property Of”, or “This Belongs To/The Surname Family”).
USE YOUR FAMILY SURNAME + INITIALS & SHARE
If your children share an initial, you could add this initial to help make your labels slightly more personal than adding a surname only AND to help avoid mix ups if your child shares their surname with another child in their class.
USE YOUR FAMILY SURNAME + A BLANK SPACE & SHARE
You could also choose to enter your surname on the bottom line and enter a blank space on the top line to leave yourself room to write in the name that you need a label for. This way you can decide exactly how many labels within a pack are used for each child. Make sure you use a suitable pen (for example, a laundry pen) so that whatever you write onto your labels will stay in place even after repeat trips through the washing machine.
ENTER TWO NAMES/INITIALS & CUT
There are a few ways to create individual name labels from a single pack by cutting your labels in half or by cutting off one end. For example, you could enter one full name on the top line and one full name on the bottom line and then cut your labels in two OR you could enter “name/initial 1” followed by “surname” followed by “name/initial 2” onto one line and then cut off one of the ends to create individual name labels.
ENTER ALL OF YOUR NAMES & SHARE
If you absolutely want your children’s names to be on their labels and you don’t fancy cutting your labels apart, you can always opt for the simple option of adding all of the names onto your labels. Usually, our customers will do this by adding “Name 1 or Name 2” or “Name 1 & Name 2” to the top line and the surname to the bottom line; if you need to add multiple first names (especially if some or all of them are quite long), you may need to split the first names over the two lines rather than adding them all to the top line.
For more tips & advice, take a read through our Blog Posts or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. To place an order for your own pack (or packs) of name labels, please visit our Stikins ® product page (to start with a pack of stick on name labels).