Archive for June, 2016

FAQ – How Many Name Labels Should I Buy?

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

One of the most common questions we get from parents is “how many name labels should I buy?”.

The simple response is that it depends on how many things you think you’ll need (or want) to label but, as many of our customers have discovered, once you start labelling things, it’s quite difficult to stop and you might find that you simply run out!

Our name labels are available in four pack sizes as follows:
Stikins ®: 30 labels / 60 labels / 90 labels / 120 labels (in white or silver)
OR 120 labels / 240 labels (white AND silver)
Trons ®: 35 labels / 70 labels / 105 labels / 140 labels
[although you can, of course, purchase multiple packs if you think our biggest packs simply aren’t going to be enough!]

 If you’re not  sure exactly how many labels you will need you can always buy a few name labels now and then come back and place another order if you run out – all of our orders are made and despatched same day (Mon-Fri, where orders are received by 3pm), so you won’t have to wait long for those extra labels.

The alternative is to buy one of our bigger packs and – if you don’t need to use all of them at once, you can safely store the rest away for when you next need them. This option is more cost effective than buying lots of small packs and our products will retain their original quality for up to two (Stikins ®) or five (Trons ®) years – all you need to do is make sure you keep your name labels in their original packaging and store them somewhere safe (in a dry place, out of direct sunlight, preferably at room temperature).

Visit our Parent FAQ page for more answers to Frequently Asked Questions, or jump straight to our product pages (Stikins ® name labels / Trons ® name transfers) to place your order now.

Get Ready For Some Fun In The Sun (Or Dodging The Rainclouds) With Name Labels From Label Planet

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Families across the country will be planning some Big Days Out to make the most of the summer holidays and that means getting your kids AND their stuff out and about and back again – hopefully without losing anything on the way.

Whether you’re heading out for an afternoon picnic, a Grand Day Out somewhere, or off on holiday, making sure that all of your children’s belongings stay with them the whole time can turn into a big worry. Adding a name label to those items is a quick and easy way to give yourself peace of mind, so that – if the worst should happen – those items are easy to return.

Our name labels are made with a white (or silver) background and bold black font so they’re really easy to find and read if an item gets lost. Our Stikins ® name labels can be stuck onto all kinds of items, including clothing, shoes and bags, and personal belongings, while our Trons ® name transfers are an iron-on product that creates a completely permanent name label on any fabric item. Both of our name label products have been tested against exposure to market leading sun creams and lotions to ensure that the print remains intact and completely legible even if your labels are exposed to these creams and lotions (or even if they simply end up being handled by sweaty hands or rubbing against sweaty feet).

We advise that you apply your Stikins ® onto the wash-care label of garments and fabric items to ensure that they remain firmly in place, while they should be applied under the tongue or on the side wall of shoes to protect the print against the friction generated underfoot as your child moves around.

You can add basic information (such as a name) to your belongings or you can opt to add a piece of contact information (such as a phone number) so that you can be contacted directly if those belongings are found.

Our name labels can survive repeat trips through the washing machine, tumble-drier, microwave, and dishwasher so they’re ideal for use on ANY items that you want to keep securely labelled EVEN after you’ve given them a thorough washing once they’ve made it back home (especially if your trip turns into “sunshine and showers” rather than “fun in the sun”).

Visit our information pages to find out more about our name labels or visit our product pages to read independent reviews and to buy your very own set of name labels:
Stikins ® Information Page / Stikins ® Product Page
Trons ® Information Page / Trons ® Product Page

Get Your Gear Labelled – Be Prepared For Any Trip With Stikins ® Name Labels

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Traditionally name labels have only ever really been used to label school uniform (and really that’s the only thing that traditional iron on and sew in name labels are actually good for), but our Stikins ® are a truly inventive name label solution that’s perfect for modern day families and individuals who want their name labels to do even more!

These multipurpose name labels are made with incredibly advanced materials that allow them to adhere firmly and securely to all kinds of items, which means they can be used to label clothing and fabric items (where they should be applied to the wash-care label) AND pretty much any other item that you want to get labelled up.

Whether you’re off on an action-adventure holiday, a camping trip in the great outdoors, taking up a new sport or trying out a new hobby, or you simply want to make sure that all the creature comforts you’re taking with you stay safe, adding a name label to your belongings is a quick and easy way to keep them that extra bit safe in the event that your stuff gets mixed up or misplaced altogether.

Stikins ® are highly flexible, which means they’ll stick firmly in place on all kinds of surfaces and the bright white (or silver) background and bold, black font makes them extremely easy to spot and read when they’re needed, while they’re also small enough to be a completely discrete addition to your belongings.

They can be used to label any sporting equipment or camping gear that you need with you and can also be used to label up your bags and cases, as well as any shoes that you need to take with you (where they should be applied to the side wall or beneath the tongue to avoid the print disintegrating under the friction generated beneath your feet).

The print has also been tested against market leading sun creams and lotions, which are often made with ingredients that can cause print on other name label products to break down and disintegrate – so you can use these labels all summer long and the print will remain perfectly in place, whatever adventures you get up to.

To find out more about these brilliant labels, take a look at our Stikins ® Information Page; alternatively, if you’ve got stuff to get labelled and you’re ready to go, head over to our Stikins ® Product Page to order your Stikins ® now.

Put An End To Your Mountain Of Lost Property With School Name Labels From Label Planet

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

One of the most common comments we receive from schools is how happy they are that they have less Lost Property to deal with once parents start using name label products.

While having to pay to replace lost items is a sore point for any parent (who most likely only purchased those items recently), Lost Property is a far bigger problem for schools, who have to waste time and resources dealing with the mountain of items that get lost around the school grounds. From finding a place to stash all those items to taking the time to put together “Lost Property Events” to (hopefully) reunite some items with their owners, dealing with Lost Property means teachers and members of staff are forced to waste precious time dealing with the fallout of an entirely preventable problem (instead of getting on with more important things). The entire process is made more problematic by the fact that most school uniform and equipment is entirely similar, if not identical, in appearance, which often means that children are reluctant to take items home from Lost Property on the off-chance that they’re actually taking somebody else’s stuff.

Name labels are a quick and simple solution to this problem and here at Label Planet we provide parents with TWO different name label products to help them get ALL of their children’s belongings safely and securely labelled. Stikins ® are stick on name labels that are extremely quick and easy to apply and can be used to label pretty much ANY item of school uniform or equipment, while our Trons ® name transfers create a completely permanent name label on any fabric item.

Whether your school considers name labels to be a “recommended” or a “required” part of pupils’ school equipment, encouraging parents to use name labels is an easy way to cut down on the time and resources you waste dealing with Lost Property. At Label Planet, we also offer schools the chance to earn commission on orders of name labels placed by parents, with those funds being available for you to put towards any ongoing fundraising projects the school is pursuing. As part of this commission scheme, we also provide schools with free materials to distribute to parents, to help boost the number of parents who make the decision to use name labels (and so boost the number of children who arrive at school with all of their stuff labelled).

You can find out more about our name label products by visiting our Stikins ® Information Page and our Trons ® Information Page, or take a look through our Fundraising Pages to find out more about how our Fundraising Scheme works (or to sign up!).

New For Summer ’16 – Introducing Super Stikins ® Mixed Packs

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Yes, this summer we’ve introduced brand new mixed packs of our Stikins ® name labels, so our customers can have the best of both worlds (and save some money in the process!).

As you may know, we currently offer Stikins ® in two colours: White and Silver. With our new combination packs you can now order packs with white AND silver Stikins ® – with a choice of either 240 labels for £18.50 (120 white and 120 silver) or 120 labels for £10.50 (60 white and 60 silver).

These packs mean you don’t have to choose between the two colours and you can have a few of both at a brilliant price that also saves you money!

Choosing a mixed pack also means you can get your children’s belongings organised; we have a number of parents who like to use the white Stikins ® on their children’s clothing and use the silver (more decorative) Stikins ® on the equipment and personal belongings that their children need (or want) to take to school – the silver labels are especially popular for use on lunch boxes and water bottles, and on personal devices (such as phones and tablets) where the white background tends to stand out a bit too much.

Visit our Stikins ® product page now to purchase your very own Stikins ® Super Pack (or, if you really don’t want both colours, take your pick from our original packs of just white or just silver Stikins ®).  

Label Planet’s Got Brand New (Stikins ®) Bags – And They’re Absolutely Fabulous!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

This summer, we’ve added an extra burst of colour to orders of Stikins ® name labels by giving our Stikins ® bags a bit of a makeover.

As regular customers will know, each pack of Stikins ® that we despatch arrives individually packed in its own Stikins ® bag, which has our Instructions For Use printed on the back – so you can store your labels safely and securely in the knowledge that everything you need is kept together in one safe place.

Our brand new bags are just the same with TWO brilliant exceptions; firstly, we’ve added a handy box so you can also add your school’s Fundraising Number to your Stikins ® stash so you’ve got it to hand the next time you need to order!

Secondly (and perhaps more obviously), we’ve also made them purple!

We wanted to make our bags a bit more fun and exciting (to match our rather snazzy envelopes) and give our customers a really easy reminder that they’ve ordered Stikins ® from Label Planet!

These bags are also a really easy way to store any leftover Stikins ® for future use; we recommend keeping your spare Stikins ® in a dry place, out of direct sunlight, at room temperature to ensure they retain their original quality.

To place an order (and take a look at our brilliant new bags!), simply visit our Stikins ® product page to get started!

Schools – Have You Requested Your Free Stikins ® Samples Yet?

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

This year, we’re offering schools the chance to receive five free Stikins ® samples for their new intake, with schools who have added a link to their website being eligible to request free samples for the ENTIRE school AND their new intake.

This offer is only available during May and June so time is running out to request your free samples (if you haven’t already done so). Don’t worry if you don’t think you have time – it’s extremely quick and simple to request your samples and we get them printed and packed individually so they’re really easy to distribute quickly before the end of term.

You can request your samples by filling in our simple Online School Request Form or by getting in touch with our Customer Service Team. Simply let us know that you want to request your free samples and then send us an Excel spreadsheet with the names you need printing (please enter the first names in the first column and the surnames in the second column; if you are requesting samples for the whole school you can add the class or year groups in a third column and we’ll make sure your labels are packed into these groups for you).

We will only use this list for the purpose of printing your samples; as soon as your labels have been printed, the list will be completely deleted from our systems.

If your school is unable to release pupils’ names due to your school’s data or privacy policy, simply let us know how many samples you need and we’ll create a set of free samples that are printed with the school name only.

Sending out these samples is a wonderfully easy way to show parents exactly how easy it is to get into the habit of using name labels and how well they work when it comes to making sure that all of their children’s belongings make it home safe and sound – which reduces the amount of time and resources you have to waste on Lost Property and allows parents to avoid having to pay to replace items that are probably only a few months (or days!) old.

To request your free sample, please visit our School Request page or contact our Customer Service Team by phone or email. 

Stikins ® Name Labels; The Truly Multipurpose Name Label That Simply Sticks In & Stays In

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

While traditional name labels have always tended to be iron on or sew in labels that can only be used to label school uniform, our brilliant Stikins ® name labels are a truly modern alternative that are a handy helper for any busy household.

These labels are truly multipurpose and are a one-step name label solution to make sure that ALL of your child’s belongings make it safely home from school day after day after day, including their school uniform, shoes and bags, P.E. kits and equipment, books and stationery, and all those “essential” extras that they just have to have with them.

Designed with busy parents in mind and developed using the latest materials and manufacturing processes, Stikins ® name labels are the perfect solution to the problem of labelling school uniform (and equipment) quickly and easily, and can help save parents a lot of time (and money) to get on with the more fun things in life.

Our name labels are made with specially developed, highly advanced materials that allow these labels to simply stick in and stay in – with absolutely no sewing or ironing required. Stikins ® simply peel off their backing sheet and adhere firmly onto the wash-care label of garments (and other fabric items) or directly onto any equipment and personal belongings that your child needs (or wants) to keep with them. The softness and pliability of these labels mean that they won’t cause any irritation or discomfort – even if your child has sensitive skin – and the print is produced using an advanced ink that is fully resistant to market-leading sun creams and lotions (which may break down the print used on other name label products), which means that these labels will remain firmly in place and fully legible all year round.

Stikins ® are designed to withstand not only the stresses and strains of everyday life but also the rough and tumble of the endless cycle of washing and (tumble) drying required to keep school uniform fresh and tidy AND they can be used on items that will be put in the microwave or dishwasher (so there’s no chance of your child losing their lunch box and/or water bottle).

The bold, clear black font means that these labels are extremely easy to read when items get lost or misplaced and they can be printed with all kinds of useful information including a name and contact information, or even practical extras such as medical or allergy information.

Instead of buying separate sets of labels for use on clothing, shoes and bags, lunch boxes and water bottles, and other personal belongings, parents can simply buy a single pack of Stikins ® and get everything labelled in one go!

To find out more about these brilliant little labels you can visit our Stikins ® Information page for more detailed information about our product, or you can visit our Stikins ® product page to read over 1,100 independent product reviews (and over 2,500 merchant reviews) from parents across the country who have already given our products a very thorough testing. Alternatively, you can visit our Stikins ® product page to place an order for name labels today!

Superfast Despatch For All Orders Of Name Labels From Label Planet

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

It’s time for another production update and today we’re delighted to announce that ALL orders of name labels will now be made AND despatched same day.

Every order that we receive before 3pm, Monday – Friday, will be made and despatched for you same day via Royal Mail’s first class service. We find that 93% of this post does arrive on the next working day (with the remainder taking a day or two extra) but if you absolutely positively need to have your name labels in plenty of time for a particular deadline (such as a day’s excursion before the summer break or a residential trip or holiday) you can always get in touch with our Customer Service Team to upgrade your order to a guaranteed next working day delivery option (shipping price: £5.75).

Delivery to all UK addresses is included in the prices on our website; we also offer shipping to a number of countries outside of the UK, which are despatched via Royal Mail’s International Standard delivery service (shipping price: £1.50 per item). Royal Mail aim to deliver items on this service in 3-5 working days (Western Europe) or 5-7 working days (Rest of the World).

If you have ANY questions about ordering name labels from Label Planet, or if you want to place your order on a next day delivery service, please contact our Customer Service Team. Alternatively, simply visit our site to place an order online today!