Archive for January, 2017

Name Labels – A Small Thing That Makes A Big Difference In Nursing Homes & Residential Care Homes

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Most of our name labels are used by parents to label their children’s school uniform and equipment BUT they’re also a valuable tool for people who are helping a friend or relative as they move into a nursing home or residential care facility.

While everyone involved will be doing their best to keep things as stress-free as possible, moving into a care home can be a worrying time and is often a sudden change that is done as a matter of urgency. While we can’t take away the stresses and worries of moving into a care home, you may find that our name labels can give some peace of mind when it comes to keeping your friend or relative’s personal possessions safe and secure.

Nursing and residential care homes are reliant on the use of shared rooms and facilities, which means it is all too easy for a resident’s belongings to be mixed up or accidentally left behind in a communal space. When items are lost in this way, it can cause great distress to residents (and their friends and family) and to members of staff, who will lose precious time trying to locate missing items – time that could be spent doing much more important things.

Name labels are a simple and easy to use solution; adding a label with a resident’s name (and room number) to their personal belongings makes it extremely easy to return items to their rightful owner. We supply TWO name label products, both of which are already used by a number of care facilities across the country:

STIKINS ® name labels; our most popular product, these multipurpose labels simply stick on and stay on and can be used to label clothing and fabric items, as well as personal items.

TRONS ® name transfers; these labels do require a bit more patience to apply but create a completely permanent name label on any fabric item.

We are happy to accept orders from residents themselves or friends/family members acting on their behalf (order anytime online via our website, give our Customer Service Team a call to order by phone (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm), or use one of our Leaflets to make a postal order) OR from care homes and residential care facilities who wish to order (in bulk) on behalf of their residents (please contact our Customer Service Team by phone or by email to receive a 15% discount).

Visit our dedicated information pages to find out more about our Stikins ® name labels and Trons ® name transfers; use our Stikins ® or Trons ® product pages to place an order online, or contact our Customer Service Team if you have any questions about using or ordering name labels for a resident of a care home or if you would like to place an order over the phone.

Don’t Lose Out To The Lost Property Box Of Doom; Use Stikins ® To Keep Your Children’s Stuff Safe!

Monday, January 9th, 2017

While we can’t do anything to help with cases of the back to school blues, we can help make sure that your children’s belongings make it safely to school and back again, day after day, throughout the rest of the school year.

Stikins ® are a brilliantly simple solution to the problem of lost property and can be used to label school uniform, equipment, and all those essential extras that your children absolutely have to have with them. These labels simply peel off their backing sheet and then stick on and stay on; they can be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items, or directly onto personal items, such as books and bags, stationery and equipment, tablets and phones, or coats and shoes (in shoes, stick them beneath the tongue or onto the side wall – NOT beneath the heel).

Our labels measure 30mm wide by 15mm high and are plain white labels printed with a bold, black font; this means that our name labels are totally discrete when they aren’t needed but are really easy to find and read when they are needed – so if your children’s belongings do get mixed up with someone else’s or go missing and turn up in the Lost Property Box, it’s extremely easy to identify them and bring them home (and you don’t have to abandon items on the Lost Property Heap simply because your child point blank refuses to take something home because there’s no way to prove that it doesn’t actually belong to someone else).

Stikins ® take seconds to apply and give you an easy way to safely and securely label ALL of your children’s belongings (although, as a fair warning, they’re not great on socks). We offer four pack sizes (30, 60, 90, or 120 labels) and you can order anytime via our website or you can give our Customer Service Team a call to order over the phone.

If you have any questions about our Stikins ®, please visit our dedicated Information Page or get in touch with our Customer Service Team. Give us a call to place an order over the phone or visit our Stikins ® product page to place an order online today.

A Happy New Year From Label Planet (& Yes, We’re Already Printing Brand New Orders Of Name Labels)!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

A Happy New Year From Label Planet!

Yes, 2016 has departed and, even though we’re only three days in, we’re already back at work and printing the first batch of name label orders for 2017.

If you placed an order for name labels over the winter break, your name labels will be printed and despatched this afternoon via Royal Mail’s first class service. We’ll continue to run production every day at 3pm (Monday to Friday) so if you find that you’re in need of a quick top up order, you’ve completely forgotten to order name labels for the new year, or you’ve got an emergency name label situation, don’t worry – your name labels will be on their way to you in no time at all!

You can order from our website at any time, pop an order in the post, or give us a call to order by phone (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm). All orders are despatched via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard, although you can call us to upgrade to a guaranteed next (working) day delivery option (UK delivery only, £5.75 shipping) if you need to make sure that your labels arrive before an upcoming deadline.

We also ship to a limited number of non-UK countries; these orders are despatched via Royal Mail’s International Standard service (shipping cost: £1.50 per pack) and should be delivered in 3-5 working days (Western Europe) or 5-7 working days (Rest of the World).

If you have any questions or queries about ordering name labels from Label Planet – whether you’ve ordered over the winter break or you’d like to place an order now – please get in touch with our Customer Service Team for assistance. To place an order online, get started by visiting our Stikins ® name labels product page or our Trons ® name transfers product page.