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Got Questions About Stikins Name Labels? Read On For All Of The Answers To Our FAQs!

Friday, May 18th, 2018

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If you’ve never ordered Stikins or used stick on name labels before, you might have a few questions. In this FAQs post, we’ve pulled together information to answer all of our most frequently asked questions. This includes information about our name labels, print, packs, order process, prices, despatch and delivery, and instructions for use.

FAQs – About Stikins Name Labels

We use an ultra-thin synthetic material and unique adhesive to make Stikins. Our name labels are extremely soft and gentle against skin. They’re also flexible enough to bond with flat or curved surfaces – including flexible surfaces like the wash-care labels in clothing. Stikins measure 30mm wide by 15mm high and fit neatly and discretely onto items of all shapes and sizes. They are white in colour to allow your personalisation to stand out.

Our adhesive holds your name labels in place, even through washing machines, tumble dryers, dishwashers, and microwaves. Stikins are multipurpose name labels suitable for labelling pretty much everything and anything!

FAQs – About The Print On Stikins Name Labels

We use a font called CG Triumverate, which we print in black with a bold emphasis. Our system selects the largest font size that will allow your personalisation to fit on your name labels. You can request up to 35 characters per line but we recommend 15-20 max.

We can print standard alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, and 0-9), punctuation marks, and selected 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 images (such as emoji) or characters from different alphabets. Use the space bar on your keyboard to enter a blank space and our system will leave that line blank.

Most customers request a first name (on line 1) and a surname (on line 2). You can include full names, first name or surname only, nicknames, or initials and surnames. You may wish to enter a name on line one and use line two for another piece of information. Common examples include contact information (e.g. mobile number), medical or allergy information (e.g. nut allergy), school information (e.g. class name), or a personal message (e.g. “This Belongs To”). We recommend no more than two pieces of information (e.g. a name and phone number). You should also avoid addresses and emails, which take up a lot of room.

The personalisation is centred on each name label and you can request one or two lines. We recommend two lines unless you are requesting fewer than 15 characters in total.

FAQs – About Packs Of Stikins Name Labels

Stikins come in four pack sizes: 30 name labels, 60 name labels, 90 name labels, or 120 name labels. Each pack has its own bag, pre-printed with our Instructions For Use. All of the name labels within a pack are printed with the same text. You can be creative with your personalisation to create name labels that you can share:

  1. Request a surname only (or “Surname Family” / “Family Surname”) and share.
  2. Enter an initial and surname if your family members share an initial.
  3. Request a blank line and a surname so you can write in the name you need using a suitable laundry pen.
  4. Enter two names and cut them up to create individual name labels (e.g. enter “Name/Initial 1 Surname Name/Initial 2” on one line or enter “Name 1” on line 1 and “Name 2” on line 2).
  5. Request two names and share (e.g. “Name 1 & Name 2” on line 1 and “Surname” on line 2).

FAQs – About Ordering Stikins Name Labels

Order online, by phone (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm), or by post (using our order form). We accept payment via credit/debit card (online/phone), PayPal account (online), and cheque/postal order (post). Groups and organisations (e.g. schools, nurseries, nursing homes and residential care facilities, activity groups etc) can request a proforma invoice and pay by BACS transfer.

Stikins are a personalised product so you must check your details carefully before you checkout. You can also double check your details on the order confirmation page and in your confirmation email. Contact our Customer Service Team as soon as possible if you find any errors.

Schools and PTAs signed up to our school fundraising scheme have a unique fundraising number. Quote a school fundraising number as you order to add to the school’s commission total. If you forget to enter your school’s fundraising code or don’t know what code to use, get in touch with our Customer Service Team and we’ll add it to your order.

School fundraising numbers track the commission earned by our fundraising partners – they are not discount codes.

FAQs – About The Price Of Stikins Name Labels

Our prices include VAT and standard UK delivery. We offer a 10% discount to all customers who order four or more packs of name labels and provide discounts to residential care homes and nursing facilities who order on behalf of their residents. Visit our Nursing Home Name Labels page or contact our Customer Service Team to find out more.

Our larger pack sizes (N120 or N90) are the most cost-effective options with the lowest price per name label. Any name labels that you don’t use right away can be stored for future use or kept on hand for emergency “on-the-way-out-of-the-door” applications.

FAQs – About Despatch & Delivery Of Stikins Name Labels

We make and despatch name labels every day – Monday to Friday, up to 3pm. Orders placed after 3pm, over the weekend, or during holidays go out on the next working day.

Standard delivery uses Royal Mail’s first class service. Around 93% arrives the next day with the rest usually take just a day or two extra (especially in the London area). Items may take up to five working days to arrive.

We also offer a special delivery service; Royal Mail’s Special Delivery Guaranteed Service guarantees that your name labels arrive by 1pm on the next working day.

We only ship to UK addresses BUT our sister company (Madebuy) sells Stikins name labels via Amazon and eBay and offer shipping to a number of worldwide destinations.

Orders will easily fit through any standard letter box. Those with a value of more than £32 are put on the Royal Mail’s Signed For First Class Service for additional security. Like our Special Delivery options, this service requires a signature. If no one is available to sign for your order, it will be taken to your local Post Office Collection Point (and a “While You Were Out” card should be left for your attention). If you aren’t sure if you will be available to sign for your name labels, you can request delivery to an alternative address.

FAQs – About Using Stikins Name Labels

Each pack of name labels includes full instructions for use. Stikins must be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items. The only fabric items that they cannot be used to label are those without wash-care labels – like socks. When applying Stikins into shoes, you should stick them onto the side wall or beneath the tongue of each shoe. For all other personal items, simply stick your name labels directly onto the surface of each item.

There’s no sewing and no ironing required. In fact, it’s best to avoid ironing directly over your name labels as the heat will cause the synthetic materials to melt and shrivel up.

You can put labelled items through washing machines, tumble-dryers, dishwashers, and microwaves. Stikins were independently tested using the BS EN ISO6330 wash test procedure for 40 washes at 40 degrees and underwent six months of additional in-house testing in both washing machines and tumble dryers.

Stikins can be stored your name labels so that you can use them as and when you need them. We recommend that you keep your name labels in their original packaging and that you put them somewhere dry, out of direct sunlight, and preferably at a steady room temperature.

Got Other Questions & Queries – Get In Touch!

If you’ve got any other questions that we haven’t answered here you can take a look through our information pages online or contact our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help. Our office hours are 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Happy Star Wars Day From Stikins Name Labels! #MayThe4thBeWithYou

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Stikins name labels - may the fourth be with you

To celebrate Star Wars Day, we’ve researched the most popular Star Wars names amongst our school uniform labels customers…

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Stikins – School Uniform Labels With An Adhesive Strong Enough To Defeat The Dark Side *

Okay, so maybe these name labels wouldn’t actually “defeat” the dark side but they DO:

  • Give parents A NEW HOPE that their children will bring all their stuff home from school.
  • Allow THE EMPIRE SCHOOL [to] STRIKES BACK against the problem of lost property.
  • Make it easy for the RETURN OF THE JEDI items that have gone missing.
  • Save parents from THE PHANTOM MENACE of wasting time and money on replacements.
  • Prevent an ATTACK OF THE CLONES by clearly identifying the owner of identical looking school uniforms. wash.
  • Help parents avoid the REVENGE OF THE SITH sewing needles and hot irons by using stick on name labels instead of sew-in name tapes and iron-on name tags.
  • Make sure school uniform stays labelled from the first to THE LAST JEDI wash.

Stikins are multipurpose stick on name labels and can be used to label all your children’s school uniform and kit. You can use one pack as clothing labels, school uniform labels, shoe labels, lunchbox labels, water bottle labels, P.E. Kit labels, and general purpose school name labels.

Our unique adhesive ensures that your school uniform labels will simply stick on and stay on. Stikins are so easy to apply; simply peel each label carefully from its backing sheet and apply firmly onto your items. You should apply Stikins onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items, onto the side wall or beneath the tongue of shoes, or directly onto all other personal items. They can be safely used to label items that will go through washing machines, tumble-dryers, dishwashers, and microwaves. Our school uniform labels have been independently tested for 40 washes at 40 degrees and we have received over 7,000 positive reviews from happy customers.

Use The Force (Or Your Computer / Tablet / Phone) To Order Stikins School Uniform Labels Today

You can order school uniform labels online, by phone, or by post. Our Customer Service Team is available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. We print and post orders every weekday up to 3pm; if you order before 3pm, we will despatch your school uniform labels on the day you order. If you order after 3pm, over the weekend, or on a Bank Holiday, we will make your school uniform labels on the next working day after you order.

Standard delivery uses Royal Mail’s first class service. Around 93% arrives the next day, although it is not a guaranteed service and may take up to five working days. If you need to receive your name labels before a particular date, you can upgrade to next day delivery for £5.75. This service guarantees that your order will arrive by 1pm on the next working day.

School Fundraising With Stikins Name Labels

Friday, April 20th, 2018

School Fundraising with Stikins name labels

Introducing The Stikins School Fundraising Scheme

In addition to selling stick on name labels, we also run a school fundraising scheme. This scheme allows schools and PTAs to raise money by earning commission on sales of Stikins.

Our fundraising scheme is designed to be easy, useful, rewarding, and cost-effective.


Once you’ve signed up to our scheme, we allocate your school or PTA a unique fundraising number. Any order we receive where that number is quoted will earn commission for your school or PTA.

All you need to do is make sure parents know about Stikins name labels and your school fundraising number.

We supply free fundraising materials (like parent leaflets) for you to hand out to parents and we deal with parents directly when they order name labels from us. We track your commission earnings and send out a commission cheque automatically in October each year.


The Stikins school fundraising scheme has the highest name labels commission rate in the UK. While our basic rate for all our fundraising partners is 15%, you can double this to 30% by adding a link to Stikins on the school or PTA website.

There is no joining fee or costs required to participate in our scheme.


Our scheme is a really simple and stress-free way for schools and PTAs to raise money. It also has the additional benefit of promoting the use of name labels. This can help to seriously reduce the amount of lost property in school.

School uniform labels make it easier for pupils to keep track of their belongings. They also prevent lost property going unclaimed because pupils refuse to take items that – possibly – aren’t actually their belongings.

Joining The Stikins Name Labels Fundraising Scheme

To join our school fundraising scheme, you simply need to fill in our School Fundraising Requests Form. When signing up, you can request any of our free fundraising materials (including our School Fundraising Pack, Parent Leaflets, Posters, and Free Samples *).

We then allocate you with your unique school fundraising number and you let parents know about the scheme (and that all important number).

If you have any questions or queries – or ideas on how to improve the fundraising scheme – you can contact our Customer Service Team, who will be happy to help!

* Get Free Samples Of School Name Labels With The Stikins Fundraising Scheme

Every year, we give our fundraising partners the chance to request free personalised name labels for all of their new starters. These samples include five school labels for each new starter. Each set of stick on name labels is individually packed with instructions for use and a parent leaflet and then the samples are sent to the school for distribution.

If you have a link on the school or PTA website, you may request free samples for the ENTIRE school. This offer is available once per school but you can request samples for new starters every year.

To print the samples, we will need a list of names. Some schools request first name and surname, while others prefer an initial and surname. It is best to send these in an Excel spreadsheet with the first names in the first column and the surnames in the second column. If you are using initials, simply send the names in one column.

If you have requested a sample for the whole school, we will pack your name labels into class groups if you include these in your file.

We only use the file to print your sample school labels; once this has been done, the file is completely deleted from our systems.

We print free samples of school labels in May, June, and September. To request your free sample, simply fill in our School Requests Form and then email your list of names to us at

Stikins Name Labels Presents Top-Scoring Names For #ScrabbleDay

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Stikins Name Labels Scrabble Score

Yes, we know you can’t use proper nouns in a real game of Scrabble. Regardless, we thought we’d find out which names we’ve printed onto Stikins name labels comes out tops for Scrabble Day.

Stikins Name Labels – An Introduction To Scrabble

Scrabble has been around since 1938, which means that 2018 will see the game reach its 80th anniversary. Originally called “Criss-Crosswords”, there are now more than 50 language versions of Scrabble and more than 4,000 Scrabble clubs worldwide. There are a variety of national and international tournaments – including the World Scrabble Championships. National Scrabble Day is celebrated on the 13th April, which is the birthday of the game’s inventor Alfred Mosher Butts, an architect from New York City.

Over 150 million sets have been sold worldwide and more than half of all UK homes own a Scrabble set. If all of the Scrabble tiles ever produced were placed end to end they would reach around the earth nine times. It is estimated that more than a million Scrabble tiles have “gone missing”. There are official Scrabble dictionaries to help avoid any fights over particularly contentious word choices.

Stikins Name Labels – Finding The Top-Scoring Names On Our Name Labels

In Scrabble, each letter of the alphabet has a point value as follows:

  • 1 point: A E I O U L N S T R
  • 2 points: D G
  • 3 points: B C M P
  • 4 points: F H V W Y
  • 5 points: K
  • 8 points: J X
  • 10 points: Q Z

Using these values, we’ve worked out the Scrabble scores for all of the names we printed in 2017. Our top-scoring names are: Jack-James (31) and Zola-Jayne (28).

Obviously, they have the advantage of being hyphenated names so – in the name of fairness – our top scoring (non-hyphenated) names are: Jacqueline (28) and Zulaykha (27).

Unsurprisingly, names with high-scoring letters (especially Qs, Zs, Js, & Ks) fill out our top 10 (although Christopher gets an honourable mention for having no individual letters worth more than 4 points):

Lizzy (26), Mackenzie (26), Izzy (25), Jacquie (25), Zackery (25), Aziz (22), Johnathan (22), Christopher (21)

In honour of the fact that it is Harvey’s birthday on Sunday (Harvey, of course, being the Stikins Name Labels Dog), we have to mention that Harvey’s Scrabble Score is 15.  


Stikins Name Labels – Top Tips For Choosing The Letters On Your Sticky Labels

It’s entirely up to you what you include on your name labels. Although we do have a few rules (and recommendations) for creating your own set of clothing labels or name stickers.

  1. We print alphanumerical characters, basic punctuation marks, and some standard European 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 emoji, pictures, icons, or extended accented character sets. If you need any advice on the characters that you can include, please contact our Customer Service Team.
  2. Our system automatically chooses the largest font size that will allow your text to fit on your sticky name labels. If you use a lot of characters you will get a smaller font size. You CAN include up to 35 characters per line but we recommend a maximum of 15-20 to get the best possible font size.
  3. We offer the choice of 1 line or 2 lines of text on your name labels. We recommend sticking with the default of 2 lines (unless you are using less than 15 characters altogether – e.g. “Harvey Bear”). We also recommend including no more than 2 pieces of information. For example, a name and a phone number, a name and a class or year group, or a name and a friendly message.
  4. We can’t split a pack between different names. You can, however, arrange your names carefully so you can either share the pack or (carefully) cut your name labels in half to create individual sets of personalised name labels.

Stikins Name Labels – Order A Set Of School Labels, Clothing Labels, or Name Stickers Today!

Whether you need school uniform labels, general clothes labels, or sticky name labels that can be used to label pretty much everything and anything, it is so quick and simple to order a pack of Stikins name labels. You can order anytime online by going to Alternatively, give our Customer Service Team a call to order by phone OR fill in one of our order forms to order by post.

Congratulations To All Our School Fundraising Partners Who Have Taken On A #SportRelief Challenge!

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

school fundraising name labels

A Massive Well Done To Everyone From The Stikins Name Labels Team!

Yes, today is the last day of a fantastic week of events taking place for Sport Relief.

People of all ages have been taking part in their own personal challenges to raise money for Sport Relief; getting in the pool, jumping on their bike, or just putting on their running shoes to do their part – including a number of our school partners who have put together some fantastic events to encourage their students to get active AND get fundraising.

So, whether you’ve run a marathon, walked a mile, or taken a meandering stroll with the dog, we’d like to say CONGRATULATIONS and we hope you’ve had a brilliant time along the way!

Stikins: Name Labels For All Your Sporting Gear

DID YOU KNOW: Stikins name labels aren’t just clothing labels for school uniform! They can also be used to label all sorts of sporting gear – from P.E. kits and gym clothes to a variety of equipment, including boots and trainers, swimming gear and towels, or balls and rackets of all shapes and sizes.

As any parent will know, sports equipment can get very expensive, very quickly, epecially if your children have a habit of losing their stuff, which is easily done when participating in sports at school or in clubs where everyone has to share common spaces such as locker rooms and storage facilities. Applying sticky name labels is a quick and easy way to help make sure that your children will come home with all of their kit.

To order your own set of sporting name labels, head on over to or give us a call on 01270 668076.

Stikins: Fundraising For Schools & Activity Clubs

DID YOU KNOW: Stikins also operates its own fundraising scheme, open to schools and activity groups, which allows our fundraising partners to raise money by earning commission on sales of name labels.

We allocate each school or group a unique fundraising number and any order of name labels that we receive where that number is quoted will be added to their commission total for the current commission year (which runs from 1st October to 30th September each year). We offer a basic rate of 15% commission to all schools and groups, which they can double to 30% simply by adding a link to their website.

Our fundraising scheme is completely free to join and run; there is no sign up fee and no ongoing costs to keep track of – in fact, it’s completely up to you how much time you spend promoting the scheme and we supply a number of fundraising resources free of charge to help raise awareness amongst parents. This includes free leaflets and posters, along with the opportunity to request free samples.

To find out more about our fundraising scheme or to sign up today, head on over to our School Fundraising Home Page.

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

Friday, 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, 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

Friday, 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

Friday, 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 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!

Friday, 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

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Friday, 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, 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.