We’re Celebrating #BritishScienceWeek With The Science Of Name Labels

March 9th, 2018

science of name labelsGOOD 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 www.stikins.co.uk), 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!

The ABCs Of Stikins ® Name Labels

March 2nd, 2018

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!

Take A Road Trip Across America With The Stikins ® Hit List Of US-Inspired Names

February 23rd, 2018

American Names Name Tags

And The Nominees For Most Popular US-Inspired Names Printed Onto Stikins ® Name Tags Are…

We’ve printed lots of name tags for people who share their names with American states and decided to find out which states are the most popular. So, we’ve searched through and records and the most popular US state names – among Stikins ® customers anyhow – are:

Georgia ~ Indiana ~ Dakota ~ Virginia ~ Alabama ~ Alaska

A lot of American towns and cities were named after places in the UK by British settlers and explorers – including Bath, Birmingham, Blackburn, Bolton, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Carlisle, Chester, Coventry, Crewe, Dartmouth, Derby, Dundee, Durham, Exeter, Gloucester, Hastings, Hull, Ipswich, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Macclesfield, Maidstone, Manchester, Newcastle, Northampton, Norwich, Portsmouth, Preston, Scarborough, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Southampton, Stafford, Warwick, Weymouth, and Winchester.

Recently, of course, there has been a trend of people choosing names based on American states and cities so, if you’re looking for a name with an American feel, there’s plenty of options to be found across the good old U.S. of A., including:

Name Tags – Despatch & Delivery Information For The UK (& The Rest Of The World)

Here at Stikins ® HQ, we only supply our name tags within the UK. We print name tags every day, Monday to Friday up to 3pm, which means that all orders are made and despatched on the same or next working day (with the exception of Bank Holidays and Christmas/Easter).

Our standard delivery service is completely free with orders despatched via Royal Mail’s first class service. Around 93% of items sent on this service arrive next day, with the rest taking a day or two extra (especially in the London area).

If you need to receive your name tags quickly – in time for a school trip or before a relative/friend moves into a nursing home – you can opt to upgrade to our next day delivery service. This option uses Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Guaranteed service, costs £5.75, and guarantees that your name tags will arrive the next working day by 1pm.

Currently, you can only upgrade to this service by phone (our Customer Service Team is available 9am-5pm on 01270 668076) – although you’ll be able to upgrade online very soon!

If you live outside the UK and want to order Stikins ® name tags – don’t despair!

Customers can order Stikins ® for delivery to a number of countries worldwide by ordering from our sister company Madebuy, which sells Stikins ® name tags via Amazon and eBay!

You can order Stikins ® name tags online at www.stikins.co.uk or you can give our Customer Service Team a call and we’ll be happy to help!

Happy Chinese New Year From Stikins ® Name Labels! It’s The #YearOfTheDog!

February 16th, 2018

Happy New Year From The Stikins ® Name Labels Team!

(Especially HARVEY the Stikins Dog who feels that, really, every year should be the year of the dog!)

Chinese New Year Of The Dog Name LabelsAlso known as Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year falls between mid-January and mid-February based on the Chinese lunisolar calendar. A new month starts at the new moon and the month containing the winter solstice is considered to be the 11th month of the Chinese year – so the new year (usually) begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice.

The current Chinese year begins today and ends on the 4th February 2019.

Chinese New Year traditions include a new year’s eve reunion meal for families, exchanging gifts (especially money in red envelopes to signify good wishes and luck for the new year), “spring” cleaning (to sweep away bad luck from the preceding year before the new year and, hopefully, good luck arrives), red decorations (a lucky colour that symbolises wealth, happiness, and prosperity and wards against evil spirits), and plenty of fireworks – in fact, more fireworks are set off for the Chinese New Year than at any other time of the year.

Celebrations last until the full moon when a Lantern Festival is held to indicate the end of the Spring Festival.

The Chinese calendar also follows a 60 year cycle, which contains a repeating 10 year cycle (of “Heavenly Stems”) associated with the 5 elements in alternating yin and yang forms and a repeating 12 year cycle (of “Earthly Stems”) associated with the 12 signs of the zodiac.

This year is the YEAR OF THE DOG and more specifically (as a year ending in an 8) it is the year of the YANG EARTH DOG.

These signs are believed to influence the events and personalities of children born in that year. The dog is an auspicious animal that indicates the coming of fortune and symbolises loyalty and honesty. People born in the year of the Dog are said to be brave, honest, sincere, friendly, loyal, smart, straightforward, reliable, and responsible (although they may also be self-righteous, cold, stubborn, irritable, critical, and unskilled at social activities). Those born in an Earth Dog year will also have qualities associated with the Earth element and will be patient, thoughtful, practical, hardworking, nurturing, and ambitious.

Why Not Try Some New Name Labels For A New Year?!

Stikins ® name labels are a thoroughly modern name labelling solution that aims to make the process of labelling school uniform and equipment as quick and easy as possible. Instead of spending hours sewing in name tapes or ironing on iron-on labels, our sticky name labels simply stick on and stay on – and you can use one pack to label clothing and fabric items (apply your name labels onto the wash-care label only), bags and shoes (avoid applying name labels beneath the heel in shoes to protect the print), lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery, and anything else that you’d like to keep safe.

We sell four different pack sizes (of 30, 60, 90, or 120 name labels) and you can request whatever information you want to be printed on your name labels. While most people opt for a first name and surname, you can also add contact information, medical/allergy information, or friendly messages such as “Please Return To” or “I Belong To”.

Stick on name labels are a really brilliant way to get things labelled up safely and securely and they’re also a great way to get stuff organised – whether it’s your children’s school uniform and equipment, your own belongings, or even the various supplies that you’ve bought for your dog!

To find out more or to place an order for your own pack of Stikins ® name labels, head on over to www.stikins.co.uk.

Harvey name labels

Choose Stikins ® For Cosmically Quick School Name Tags

February 9th, 2018

Space Stikins Name TagsStikins Name Tags Presents Facts About…Halley’s Comet

Today is the anniversary of the most recent appearance of Halley’s Comet so we’re celebrating with a few fascinating facts from the Stikins name tags team:

  • Halley’s Comet was the first comet to be recognised as a short-period comet (a comet that takes less than 200 years to complete one orbit around the sun).
  • It’s the only short-period comet regularly visible to the naked eye and the only naked-eye comet that might appear twice in a human lifetime.
  • Currently, its orbit takes 75.32 years to complete – meaning its next appearance is predicted to be on 28th July 2061 – and extends from a mere 55,773,484 miles away from the sun (between the orbits of Mercury and Venus) to a massive 3,253,453,254 miles from the sun (beyond the orbit of Neptune).
  • The central nucleus of Halley’s Comet is shaped like a peanut, measures around 9 miles long by 5 miles wide, and is composed of ice, rock, and dust.
  • Sightings of Halley’s Comet appear throughout recorded history (including an appearance on the Bayeux Tapestry) – the earliest is contained in a Chinese document (“Records Of The Grand Historian”) from 240BC.
  • In 1705, Edmond (or Edmund) Halley published a study of 24 separate comet observations in which he calculated that three of these observations (from 1531, 1607, and 1682) were actually the same comet – which he predicted would return in 1758. It did – although it wasn’t actually spotted until 25th December – and was named in his honour the following year.

DID YOU KNOW: although Halley’s Comet can only be seen once every 76 years, you can see the after-effects of its journey every year in two meteor showers that occur in early May (the Eta Aquariids) and late October (the Orionids). The sun changes some of the comet’s ice into a gas, allowing rock particles to break away and become meteors as they reach the Earth’s atmosphere. While the Orionids are the result of rocks left behind after Halley’s most recent appearance, meteors in the Eta Aquariids broke away centuries ago.

Need To (Re)Order School Name Tags? With Stikins ®, You Can Get The Job Done Faster Than The Speed Of Light!

Okay, not really, but everything about Stikins ® is designed to be super quick and easy – from placing an order to using your name tags to label all your children’s belongings:

  • Order online at stikins.co.uk, pop an order form (and a cheque!) in the post, or give us call (our Customer Service Team is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).
  • Let us know what you want printed on your name tags, how many name tags you need, and your delivery address (and make payment) – and you’ve ordered your name tags!
  • All orders of Stikins ® name tags are despatched SAME or NEXT working day – all year round!
  • For super speedy delivery, you can upgrade to a guaranteed next day delivery service (shipping fee: £5.75).
  • Once your name tags arrive, you simply peel each sticky label off the backing sheet and stick it firmly onto your item. With our stick on name tags you can label ALL of your children’s school uniform and equipment in minutes!

So, whether you’ve run out or you just need to top up your stash of name tags, head on over to our order page to order (more) Stikins today.

Happy #GroundhogDay & #HedgehogDay from Stikins® Name Tags

February 2nd, 2018

As today is Groundhog Day and Hedgehog day, the team here at Stikins® thought that it would be a fantastic idea to celebrate gifted groundhogs and humble hedgehogs everywhere with a few fascinating facts about both!

What are the origins of Groundhog Day?

Now, we’ve probably all seen the classic 90’s movie “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray but did you know that most people don’t actually know the origins of the famous celebration? Well, Groundhog Day’s origins actually lie in the midst of overlapping ancient European weather lore, pagan and Christian festivals, and cult worship…

  • Imbolc (1st February): This is a pagan festival which marks the mid-point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. The arrival of spring is celebrated by lighting fires and candles; traditionally, Cailleach (a weather deity) will make Imbolc a sunny day if she needs to collect firewood for a longer winter, while serpents and badgers will emerge from their winter dens if there is to be an early spring.
  • Brigid/Saint Brigid: Imbolc also celebrates the goddess Brigid; offerings are made in return for her blessing on homes and farms (to ensure an early spring and fertile land). It is also the Saint Day of Saint Brigid (possibly a Christianised version of the goddess), who is associated with perpetual sacred flames.
  • Candlemas (2nd February): This festival of light marks the end of the Christmas season; traditional rhymes say that a sunny Candlemas Day means winter will continue, while a cloudy day means winter will end.
  • Ancient European weather lore: The habits of burrowing or hibernating animals were observed to predict a long winter or an early spring.
  • Cult worship of bears: The emergence of bears from their dens would indicate the arrival of spring.
  • Februa/Lupercalia (15th February): These Roman festivals of “Purification” or “Purging” were a form of spring cleansing ritual to drive out evil spirits and purify the city of Rome. February 5th was also an important date for weather divination.

According to one origin story, ancient beliefs merged as Roman legions travelled across Europe, leading to the creation of an ancient German proverb, which says that if a hedgehog sees his shadow at Candlemas, he will return to his winter den for another six weeks. This tradition arrived in the US with German settlers who had to replace the non-native hedgehog with another creature – the groundhog!

Where is the largest Groundhog Day Celebration?

The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where the annual prediction is made by Punxsutawney Phil – “Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary”. Phil is 131 years old (thanks to a special “elixir of life” he drinks each summer at the Groundhog Picnic) and spends most of the year living in the town library with his groundhog wife, Phyllis. At 7:25am (ish), Phil emerges from a special burrow to make his prediction (in “Groundhogese”) to the President of the Groundhog Club’s “Inner Circle”. The Vice President then reads one of two pre-prepared scrolls; declaring six more weeks of winter (if Phil has seen his shadow) or an early spring. According to the Groundhog Club, Phil’s predictions are 100% accurate (according to official records his accuracy rate is 39%). Other predictive groundhogs include Wiarton Willie, Buckeye Chuck, General Beauregard Lee, Shubenacadie Sam, and Staten Island Chuck!

What are the origins of Hedgehog Day?

Hedgehog Day has slightly sadder origins; the day was introduced as a way to raise awareness about the dangers faced by hedgehogs – particularly in Britain where numbers are dropping rapidly due to a decline in suitable habitats. Land is being used up for intensive farming, buildings, and transport links – making it difficult for hedgehogs to find food and isolating them in places with further dangers (including traffic, rubbish, and higher populations of natural predators such as badgers). Hedgehog Day aims to educate people about ways they can make their homes and gardens more friendly to hedgehogs (such as putting out shallow dishes of water and hedgehog food – or meat-based wet dog/cat food – and creating safe spaces and small holes in fences).

What makes a Groundhog or Hedgehog happy?

Groundhogs (also known as woodchucks) belong to a group of ground squirrels known as marmots. They measure around 40-65cm long (including a 15cm tail) and are extremely good diggers with very powerful jaws. They are mostly herbivorous (eating wild grasses and other vegetation where available) although they occasionally eat grubs, grasshoppers, insects, and snails. Groundhogs warn each other about impending dangers by whistling(!) and popular nicknames for these creatures include groundpig, whistlepig, monax (a Native American name meaning “the digger”) – young groundhogs are called chucklings.

Happy Groundhog Day from Stikins Name Labels

Hedgehogs share a distant ancestry with shrews and have evolved very little over the last 15 million years. There are seventeen different species and, like many other early mammals, they have adapted to a nocturnal lifestyle – although they have poor eyesight and rely heavily on their senses of hearing and smell. They have between 5000-7000 spines, which are hollow hairs stiffened by keratin; most hedgehogs use them defensively (by curling up in a ball) although others (especially desert hedgehogs) will ram intruders with their spines to drive them away. Hedgehogs are omnivorous (eating plants and small animals) and they communicate with each other through grunts, snuffles, squeals, and even sneezes. Hedgehog comes from the Middle English “heyg/hegge” meaning hedge and “hoge/hogge” meaning hog (due to their piglike snouts), although they are also called urchins, hedgepigs, and furze-pigs – baby hedgehogs are generally referred to as hoglets.

Happy Hedgehog Day from Stikins Name Labels

Stikins® name tags & school uniforms – perfect together whatever the weather!

Like the humble little groundhog or the spiky little hedgehog, our school uniform name tags can withstand even the coldest weather conditions. What’s more, they are also specifically designed to withstand repeat trips to the washing machine. A perfect multipurpose labelling solution, our name tags simply stick on and stay on, whether you’re labelling items of clothing, books, stationery, lunch boxesshoes or bags!

Measuring a discrete 30cm wide by 15mm – our name tags fit perfectly on the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items, onto the side wall or beneath the tongue of shoes, and onto personal items of all shapes and sizes. Despite their small size, they can hold vital information, such as a name and a phone number, in a bold and clear font.

Our stick on name tags have also been independently tested using the BS EN ISO6330 wash test procedure for 40 washes at 40 degrees. This means that they can be put through the washing machine time and time again – they’ll even survive in dishwashers, tumble driers, microwaves, and sinks so you can safely wash and dry all of your labelled items!

To find out more about our name tags, or to order your own pack today, please do not hesitate to contact our team today! Each name tag guarantees to survive through even the longest of winters and the earliest of springs!

It’s Grand Slam Time at the Stikins® Name Tags Office!

January 26th, 2018

As the Australian Open is moving into its final weekend, we thought we’d celebrate the first grand slam of the year with a showdown between the most popular names in the UK and the most popular names in Australia! As you can imagine, we create name tags for a wide range of names all year round, we do however come across several usual suspects! To keep our study *supremely scientific* though, we’ve taken a look at the top 100 names given to children born in 2016 (the latest set of data for both the UK and Australia) to see how the countries compare – at least when it comes to choosing names!

* i.e. not remotely scientific at all

Australian Open - Stikins Name Tags

Popular Names for Girls in 2016

UK’S  TOP 10 NAMES FOR GIRLS

AUSTRALIA’S TOP 10 NAMES FOR GIRLS

Olivia Amelia Emily Isla Charlotte Olivia Mia Ava
Ava Lily Ella Jessica Amelia Isla Sophia Chloe
Isabella Sophia Grace Emily
  • Amazingly 60% of the top 10 names are the same in both the UK and Australia – although Australia’s top name falls significantly lower in the UK (coming in 13th place), while the UK’s top name is almost as equally popular in Australia (coming in 2nd place).
  • 75% of the top 20 names are the same; although where the UK choose Alice, Freya, Jessica, Poppy, or Scarlett, parents in Australia are more likely to choose Evelyn, Harper, Ivy, Ruby, or Zoe.
  • This similarity continues through the top 50 names (64%) and the top 100 names (66%).

UK NAMES NOT IN
AUSTRALIA’S TOP 100

AUSTRALIAN NAMES NOT IN
THE UK’S TOP 100

Amber Amelie Arabella Beatrice Aaliyah Addison Alexis Alyssa
Clara Darcey Erin Esme Ariana Audrey Aurora Ayla
Felicity Francesca Freya Gracie Billie Bonnie Charlie Chelsea
Iris Julia Leah Lexi Claire Eden Eloise Eve
Lottie Luna Lydia Maisie Frankie Hayley Hazel Indiana
Maria Martha Maryam Megan Lara Mackenzie Madeline Olive
Millie Nancy Robyn Rosie Paige Peyton Piper Quinn
Sara Sofia Savannah Stella

Popular Names for Boys in 2016

UK’S  TOP TEN NAMES FOR BOYS

AUSTRALIA’S TOP TEN NAMES FOR BOYS

Oliver Harry George Jack Oliver William Jack Noah
Jacob Noah Charlie Thomas James Thomas Ethan Lucas
Oscar Muhammad Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson Lachlan
  • While the UK and Australia have similar tastes in girls’ names, there’s a bit more variation when it comes to naming boys; only 40% of the top 10 names are the same in the UK and Australia – although “Oliver” is the most popular choice in both countries.
  • 50% of the top 20 names are the same; with the UK favouring Alfie, Archie, Freddie, George, Isaac, Jacob, Joshua, Muhammad, Oscar, and Harry where Australia favours Alexander, Harrison, Hunter, Jackson/Jaxon/Jaxson, Lachlan, Liam, Lucas, Mason, Max, and Samuel.
  • The top 50 names are 60% the same, while the top 100 names are 63% the same.

UK NAMES NOT IN
AUSTRALIA’S TOP 100

AUSTRALIAN NAMES NOT IN
THE UK’S TOP 100

Aaron Albert Albie Alex Aiden Angus Archer Ashton
Alfie Arthur Bobby David Beau Chase Christian Connor
Dexter Elliot Elliott Ellis Cooper Darcy Dominic Eli
Ezra Finley Frankie Freddie Fletcher Flynn Hamish Hayden
Frederick Harley Ibrahim Jenson Hudson John Jordan Levi
Jesse Jude Leon Louie Lincoln Marcus Maxwell Nate
Ollie Reggie Reuben Roman Nathaniel Nicholas Owen Parker
Ronnie Rory Stanley Teddy Patrick Ryder Sonny Spencer
Theo Tommy Vincent Xavier

Ordering name tags from Stikins®

While we don’t ship name tags to Australia, we do have a number of customers from a variety of different countries (including Australia!) who order name tags from us. We are more than happy for non-UK customers to order from us with a nominated UK address; for example, you can nominate the address of friends or relatives living in the UK, who will be able to forward your sticky name tags onto you OR hand them over the next time you meet up. Alternatively, you may be able to order from our sister company (Madebuy), who supply school name tags via Amazon and who are able to ship internationally.

We offer TWO UK delivery options when you order Stikins® stick on tags from Label Planet:

STANDARD DELIVERY: our standard delivery service is Royal Mail’s first class service and is free of charge. Around 93% of first class mail arrives the next day, with the remainder taking a day or two extra (particularly in the London area).

SPECIAL DELIVERY: next day delivery is via Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Guaranteed service; this guarantees that your stick on name labels will be delivered by 1pm on the next day and costs £5.75.

This option is ideal if you need your sticky name tags to arrive in plenty of time before an important date – for example, if you need to order name tags for school trips or tags for a friend or relative who is moving into a nursing home or residential care facility.

If you are ordering name stickers on a FRIDAY and need to receive them over the weekend, we also offer Royal Mail’s Saturday Delivery Guaranteed service, which costs £8.75.

Currently our Special Delivery options are ONLY available to request by phone (call us on 01270 668076, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm), which allows us to ensure that your name tags will be printed and posted same day for next day delivery.

So, whether you have a very unusual name or a name which has proven to be very popular in recent years, the team here at Stikins® can provide you with truly unique name tags when you need them most! To find out more about our products or to place an order, please do not hesitate to contact us today!

Discover Digital Names for a Digital Age with Stikins® Name Labels

January 19th, 2018

Did you know that today marks the 35th anniversary of the “Apple Lisa”, a personal computer developed by Apple during the 1970s and 1980s? This got us thinking about how computers have sometimes been named after people – and how, nowadays, some people are named after computers!

Names inspired by the digital age…

Over the years, new forms of technology and digital devices have been given “human” names. Some are named for friends/relatives/colleagues (like Lisa– Steve Job’s daughter – and the Watson supercomputer – named after IBM’s first CEO), some are inspired by fictional characters (like Phoebe – a personal computer named after the Friends character – and Simon– a computer named for the “Simple Simon” nursery rhyme), and others have been named in honour of technology pioneers (like Ada and Pascal – programming languages named for Ada Lovelace and Blaise Pascal respectively).

Today, some parents are turning to the digital world for inspiration; while some opt for more subtle nods to their favourite tech (as seen in the rise of names like Alexa and Siri), others have gone all out – with names including Like, Hashtag, Google, Facebook and Vista. In fact, a tech-loving family have even decided to adopt the phrase “2.0” in place of the traditional suffix “Junior”!

Whether you’re a technology fanatic or you simply want a name with a futuristic feel, there’s plenty of inspiration to be found in the digital world:

Acer Alice Apple Archie Baxter Bixby Blue Chip
Cortana Dell Echo Evi Linux Lumia Luna Lynx
Mac Mycroft Pearl Pepper Pixel Ruby Tag Viv

Modern Name Labels for a Modern Age

Stikins ® name labels were designed to be a modern labelling solution for modern families; in other words, they were designed to fit into the lifestyle of busy families with a minimum amount of muss and fuss!

Modern Name Labels

Our sticky name labels are made with an incredibly advanced adhesive that allows them to simply stick on and stay on – with absolutely no need for sewing or ironing. The strong adhesive means that they are multipurpose school name labels that can be used on virtually any surface, from uniforms, bags and shoes, to general purpose objects such as lunch boxes, water bottles, books, stationery, and all those “essentials” that children refuse to go without!

Our name tags measure 30mm wide by 15mm high and are white stick on labels printed with a bold black font – this means that they’re a discrete addition to any item which is also really easy to read (especially in the rush and tumble of the school environment).

Our name labels have been independently tested using the ISO6330 wash test procedure for 40 washes at 40 degrees so they’re perfect as school uniform labels (where they need to survive a LOT of trips through the washing machine).

Order your Stikins ® name labels today!

You can order your Stikins ® name labels online at any time simply by filling in our handy order form here. Alternatively, you can also give our Customer Service Team a call on 01270 668076 and order by phone; we’re available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, and we print and post out name labels every day (up to 3pm).

Our Most Requested Name Labels of 2017!

January 12th, 2018

Is your name in our top 20 requested name labels?

As we start 2018, we thought we’d take a moment to reflect on 2017. It’s been another fantastic year for the entire team here at Stikins ® – we’ve had the pleasure of providing name labels for many familiar customers and many new! To round the year off, we’ve completed another annual review of all of the wonderful names that were ordered last year to come up with our top 20 lists for 2017. Has your name made the list?

Name Labels - Top 20 for 2017
Top 20 name labels requested in 2017 for girls:

1. Lily 6. Sophie 11. Ava 16. Eva
2. Emily 7. Evie 12. Lucy 17. Mia
3. Ella 8. Ruby 13. Freya 18. Poppy
4. Grace 9. Isla 14. Jessica 19. Daisy
5. Olivia 10. Chloe 15. Amelia 20. Holly

Top 20 name labels requested in 2017 for boys:

1. Harry 6. James 11. Alex 16. Ethan
2. Jack 7. George 12. Daniel 17. Leo
3. Oliver 8. Sam 13. William 18. Tom
4. Max 9. Charlie 14. Jacob 19. Henry
5. Ben 10. Thomas 15. Alfie 20. Joshua

FAQ – What text can I request on my name labels?

When you order Stikins ® name labels, it is entirely up to you as to what you have printed on each name tag; you can request a full name, short name, or nickname – along with any other information or personalisation that you wish to include. Some customers opt to include a phone number or a medical or allergy alert, whilst others choose to include a friendly message such as “This Belongs To” or “Please Return To”). The ONLY limits that we have are:

  • We can only print alphanumeric characters (0-9, A-Z, a-z), basic punctuation marks, and the following 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
  • We cannot print emojis, although you can use punctuation marks to create your own emojis on your sticky name labels!
  • Please also note that the font size does reduce as you add more text. Stikins ® name labels are designed to be neat and discrete and are therefore made in ONE SIZE only (30mm wide by 15mm high). While you can fit up to about 30-35 characters on each line, we recommend using NO MORE than 15-20 to ensure that your text remains clear and legible.

To order name labels for school, nursing homes, or general purpose labelling, please fill in our handy order form online. You can also contact us directly to place your order. We are open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm and a member of our team will be more than happy to help!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year from the Stikins ® Team!

January 2nd, 2018

Happy New Year - Stikins Name Labels

Well, it is officially 2018 and we are back in the Stikins ® office ready for another year of creating sticky name tags and school fundraising!

We hope you had a brilliant time celebrating the new year with friends and family (and we hope that one or two of you have made a New Year’s Resolution to buy more name tags in 2018!).

Are you waiting for your name tags?

We’re busy working our way through all of the orders we received for our stick on name tags over the Christmas break and we hope to be all caught by today or tomorrow. We’ll also be making a start on replying to any emails we received during the holidays – although we do always prioritise making and despatching orders of our name tags for clothes and personal items, so please bear with us as we catch up.

If you ordered name tags for school or clothing before Christmas AND received a despatch confirmation email but haven’t received your order yet, they may have been caught up in the Christmas rush. If you haven’t received anything by the end of the week, please contact our Customer Service Team so we can assist you further.

If you ordered name tags for school or clothing before Christmas but didn’t receive a despatch confirmation email then your order will be in our “To Do” pile; we’re aiming to meet our usual despatch targets of despatching all orders same or next day – and hopefully all of our Christmas name tags AND new orders will be made and posted out by the end of play tomorrow.

Find out more about our name tags today!

If you have any questions or queries about Stikins ® name tags or you need some assistance placing an order (or tracking an order you placed before Christmas), please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Customer Service Team, we are available to help Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.