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Last Minute Orders For Back to School Name Labels With Stikins ®

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Yes, the summer holidays are all but over! Within a few days children across the country will leave the nest to return to school. As any parent knows this can be a very stressful time. The good news is that if you’re still purchasing essentials, there’s still time to order a few last minute back to school name labels which help to safely and securely label all your children’s belonging, from uniform items and basic equipment, to other “essentials” that you’ve spent (what feels like) weeks choosing, trying on, arguing about, and (finally) buying!

Stikins Name Labels

We make ordering school name labels quick and easy!

No one wants to spend time ordering (and applying) school name labels BUT they’re a quick and easy way to make sure that your child doesn’t come home mere weeks (or days) into the new school year with a tragic story of how their brand new school uniform or equipment has mysteriously and inexplicably disappeared.

At Label Planet, we’ve tried to make the process of buying and applying your school name labels as simple as possible. We offer same day despatch dependant on orders being received by 3pm and once received, you can easily apply the labels in minutes – leaving you free to enjoy those precious last days of summer!

Our multipurpose labels are a brilliant way to label school uniform and equipment; these labels simply stick on and stay on – with absolutely NO sewing and NO ironing required. One pack of labels can be used to label clothing (where they should be applied onto the wash-care label), bags and shoes (where they should be applied onto the side wall or beneath the tongue), and personal items including lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery kits, and any other essential extras that your children insist on taking to school.

School Name Labels

So, whether you’ve already ordered school name labels (but they’ve disappeared or run out) or you haven’t made an order yet (because you forgot or you’ve been putting it off for “another day”), the team here at Stikins ® can help! Simply fill in our online order form, or contact us directly via telephone, email or post and we’ll do the rest of the work so that you can site back and make the most of what’s left of the summer!

Name Labels Vs Sun Creams – How To Make Your Labels Last All Summer Long

Friday, July 7th, 2017

You may have noticed that we describe our Stikins ® name labels and Trons ® name transfers as being “resistant to children’s alcohol-free sun creams and lotions” and perhaps wondered why we mention sun creams as being a particular problem for name label products.

Name labels are often applied into clothing where they come into contact with skin OR onto personal items (especially lunch boxes and water bottles) that are handled a lot, which may result in sun cream being transferred from the skin onto a name label. Modern sun creams are made with increasingly advanced ingredients designed to boost the protection offered by these products (for example by increasing the level of protection, improving water resistance or durability, or simply making a product easier to apply) and, while these ingredients do make sun creams and lotions extremely effective, they can also be quite damaging to the surfaces that they come into contact with over time – including name labels.

While name labels themselves are unlikely to be damaged (they are, after all, designed to withstand repeat cycles through washing machines and/or dishwashers), the printing inks used to personalise these labels may not be resistant to some of the ingredients used in sun creams and lotions – which can result in the print disintegrating or smearing away completely.

Name Labels for Summer

Beating The “Blockers”

Sun creams and lotions often contain “blockers”, which are ingredients that protect us from sunlight by preventing (or blocking) ultraviolet light from reaching our skin (by reflecting, scattering, or absorbing UV rays). A common example is titanium dioxide, which is a particularly popular ingredient because it is believed to be less irritating than other chemicals – making it ideal for use in products that are intended to be used by children or individuals with sensitive skin.

While titanium dioxide is brilliant at providing protection against harmful UV light, it is also extremely damaging to some printing inks – which is why we have sourced an advanced ink for our name label products that is fully resistant to titanium dioxide (as well as other similar ingredients used to produce sun creams and lotions).

The Problem With “Alcohol”

Unfortunately, there is one ingredient used in SOME sun creams and lotions that our ink is NOT currently resistant to – and that is alcohol. Alcohols are used in sun creams and lotions for a variety of reasons; some make sun creams more opaque (less transparent) or thicker or less greasy, some act as emollients (moisturisers), some help to preserve sun creams (so they last longer “on the shelf”), and some are used as carriers – particularly in sun sprays, where the alcohol helps to propel the spray more efficiently.

The problem is that alcohols are solvents; solvents are capable of dissolving other substances and this includes some printing inks used to personalise name labels. While our printing ink is not fully resistant to alcohol (or other solvents), this doesn’t mean that your name labels won’t survive the summer.

Firstly, alcohol is only used in SOME sun cream products and many manufacturers offer alcohol-free alternatives. Sun creams and lotions designed for children and individuals with sensitive skin are – as a general rule – among these alcohol-free product ranges.

Secondly, the risk of damage tends to exist immediately after a product has been applied (i.e. while the sun cream is drying or being absorbed into the skin); as long as you allow plenty of time for your sun cream product to dry or absorb in place, there won’t be any danger of the alcohol coming into contact with, and therefore damaging, the print on your name labels.

Contact Stikins for Name Labels this Summer

You can find out much more about our name labels by visiting our Stikins ® Information Page or our Trons ® Information Page – alternatively, you can visit our Stikins ® and Trons ® product pages to place an order for your very own name labels that will remain firmly in place all summer – and all year – long. Speak to one of our team today.

More Reasons To Save Time & Smile With Stikins® Name Labels

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Stikins ® name labels were designed with busy families in mind and offer a quick and simple solution to the problem of labelling children’s school uniform and equipment safely and securely – AND with the minimal amount of time (and fuss) required!

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We’ve developed our products and our website to make it as easy as possible to order and use your name labels, so when you order Stikins ® from Label Planet you can save time and smile knowing that:

  • You can order your labels quickly and easily online, by phone, or by post. Simply let us know what name or information you want printing, select the pack size you prefer, and make payment.
  • We despatch all orders on the SAME working day (up to 3pm) with orders placed after 3pm or over the weekend being despatched on the next working day.
  • All orders are despatched via Royal Mail’s first class service as standard; if you need your labels urgently (for example, if your child is going on a residential trip), you can give us a call and upgrade to a guaranteed next day delivery option (upgraded shipping is £5.75).
  • We offer a 10% discount on any order that contains four or more packs – whether you order four packs for yourself or you club together to order with friends and family.
  • You simply peel each name label off its backing sheet, stick it onto an item, and the job is done.
  • There’s absolutely, positively NO sewing and NO ironing involved.
  • Your name labels will stick in and stay in thanks to our unique Stikins ® adhesive.
  • You can use one pack of name labels to label clothing and personal items, including shoes and bags, lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery kits, and tablets and phones.
  • Help is at hand if you need any advice or assistance with an order; simply contact our Customer Service Team and they’ll be happy to help!

We also offer schools and PTAs the opportunity to raise money by earning commission on sales of name labels; so if your child’s school or PTA is registered with us, you can quote their fundraising number when you order to raise money for your child’s school.

You can also use Stikins ® name labels to label items belonging to relatives who are moving into a residential care or nursing facility to give them (and you) extra piece of mind that their possessions can be returned to them quickly and easily.

We also offer a 15% discount to residential care homes or nursing homes who wish to order name labels on behalf of their residents – contact our Customer Service Team to find out more or to order.

Visit our website to find out more about our name labels (and to read independent reviews from parents who have already tried Stikins ® for themselves) or to place an online order today.

Check Out What’s New This Summer From Stikins ® Name Labels

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Here at Label Planet, we want our products and services to be the best they can possibly be – which is why we work hard each and every year to find NEW ways to help our customers AND to improve our OLD ways to make them even better than they were before!

Name Labels New for Summer

Take our Stikins ® name labels; we’ve been selling Stikins ® since 2003 and we really believe that these labels are a brilliant solution to the problem of labelling items safely and securely (you don’t have to take our word for it though – we’ve received over 5,000 independent reviews from parents and families who have already tried our name labels for themselves).

However, we also know that there’s always room for improvement and we’ve launched several new and/or improved versions of our name labels (in 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2017). This year, we’ve actually gone one step further by improving the OLD version of our Stikins ® (by developing a new unique Stikins ® adhesive) AND introducing a NEW version of our Stikins ® (in the form of the Stikins ® Name Label Kit).

The unique Stikins ® adhesive is even better than our previous adhesive and has been developed using the latest materials and manufacturing processes; this adhesive is ONLY available on Stikins ® name labels and is designed to make absolutely sure that our multipurpose name labels will simply stick on and stay on!

The Stikins ® Name Label Kit contains sixty blank Stikins ® name labels and a pen so you can personalise each and every label exactly as you wish – so you can share the pack between as many different people and purposes as you like. These name labels are made with the same material and Stikins ® adhesive as our printed name labels but have a special “write-on” matt finish.

We’ve also been working on our website to make it an even more detailed and useful resource for our customers and fundraising partners.

STIKINS ® NAME LABELS: we’ve updated our information pages to provide customers with everything they need to know about our name labels, including a completely updated Frequently Asked Questions page to help answer questions and queries that parents may have about how to order and/or use Stikins ® name labels. We also offer customer service through our Customer Service Team who are available to help via email and phone – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Find out more about Stikins ® on our Stikins ® Information Page or get the answers to your questions on our new look FAQs Page.

SCHOOL FUNDRAISING WITH STIKINS ®: we run a fundraising scheme that allows schools and PTAs (and other groups) to earn up to 30% commission on sales of name labels. The scheme is completely free to join and provides year round fundraising with only the minimal input required; we allocate each school or PTA with a fundraising number (which parents quote when they order from us) and supply free resources (such as leaflets and samples) to help our partners promote the scheme to parents.

Visit the Fundraising Home Page to find out more.

Please note: we are no longer selling mixed packs of Stikins ® name labels and silver name labels (product codes: M240 and M120); however, both items are still available to buy as individual product packs.

If you would like to place an order with us please do not hesitate to get in touch or alternatively if you have any questions speak to one of our team who will deliver helpful and friendly advice.

BIG NEWS: introducing the new STIKINS ® NAME LABEL KIT – the most versatile, multipurpose name label pack – ever!

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Yes, the big day is here and we are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new version of our Stikins ® name labels in the shape of the Stikins ® Name Label Kit.

This kit contains 60 blank Stikins ® name labels and a pen, which means that you can personalise each and every name label exactly as you want – allowing you to split your pack however you need between as many different family members as you like.

The name labels in each kit are made with exactly the same material and unique adhesive as our printed Stikins ®; the ONLY difference is they have a matt finish to allow your written names or messages to stay in place – even after you wash your labelled items.

These easy to use name labels simply stick in and stay in, so there’s no sewing and no ironing required. You simply write on the name or message you want with the pen provided, peel the name label off its backing sheet, and stick it onto your item – and you’re done! Stikins ® can be used to label clothing and fabric items, along with other personal items that you want to keep safe, including shoes and bags, lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery kits, and digital devices.

Stikins ® should be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items and can be applied directly onto personal items. In shoes, they should be applied under the tongue of the shoe or onto the side wall; they should not be applied to the floor of the shoe where they would lie beneath the foot as this will cause the print to disintegrate over time.

The Stikins ® Name Label Kit costs £10 and can be ordered online, by phone, or by post. To order online, simply visit the Buy Stikins ® page and select the Stikins ® Name Label Kit.

We’ve been working on this new product for months and we’re delighted that we finally get to share it with all of our customers – we hope you love it as much as we do.

Head on over to the Stikins ® Page now to place an order for your very own Stikins ® Name Label Kit today.

Get Organised For The Summer Term With An Easter Order Of Stikins ® Name Labels

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Name Labels for Summer term

With schools closed (or about to close) for the Easter Break, it’s the perfect time to do a quick review of your children’s school uniform and equipment and to make an order for a few extra name labels to make sure that everything stays safe through to the end of the school year.

Here at Label Planet, we make and despatch name labels same day every day, so even if you need to make a last minute order for an emergency top up you can rest assured that your labels will be on their way to you just as fast as a (n Easter) bunny!

Any order we receive before 3pm Monday to Friday will be made and sent out by Royal Mail’s first class service on that same day – with orders received after 3pm or over the weekend being despatched on the next working day.

We will be shutting down for a brief Easter break ourselves, with our office closing at 5pm on Thursday 13th April and re-opening on Monday 24th April. Any orders placed during this time will be made and despatched when we return. If you have any questions or queries during this break, please send us an email and we’ll reply as soon as we can once we’re back.

Stikins ® are a simple solution to the problem of labelling school uniform and equipment and were developed with busy families in mind; these name labels simply stick on and stay on so you can get your children’s things labelled up in minutes, saving you time to spend your Easter break doing things that are a lot more fun!

You can order Stikins ® by phone or by post OR you can simply visit to place an order online today!

Happy Kindness Day To One & All!

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Here in the UK it’s National Kindness Day, so we’d like to say a massive THANK YOU to all of our customers – whether you’ve just bought your first pack of Stikins ® name labels or you’ve been ordering (and re-ordering) from us year after year.

Name Labels UK Kindness Day

Another huge THANK YOU goes to all of our lovely customers who have taken the time to leave us a review – reviews are enormously important to us and we use them to assess and improve our products and services to make them the best they can possibly be – we’ve received almost 5,500 reviews so far and we’d like to say thank you for each and every one!

We’d also like to say a big THANK YOU to all of our fundraising partners who’ve helped to make our fundraising scheme bigger and better than ever before. Hopefully this year will be our best year EVER – visit our brand new Fundraising Section to find out more.

We hope you have a lovely day today and a lovely weekend, whether you’re hanging out with friends and family or simply aiming to have some peaceful “me time”!

We’d also like to say “keep watching” our blog as we’ve got some pretty big news to share in the next couple of weeks that we’re pretty excited about!

Speak to a member of the Stikins team to find out more information about our name labels or to ask any questions you may have.

Happy Middle Name Pride Day!

Friday, March 10th, 2017

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You might not know it but today is “Middle Name Pride Day” – a day for taking all of those middle names that are usually hidden away on forms and official bits of paperwork and bringing them out into the daylight for a big old celebration!

Middle names are often used for “special” names, for example, to honour family members and relatives, to celebrate important things in a family’s life (such as important places, months, or ideals), or simply to have some fun with a slightly “out there” name – that can be used or hidden away depending on whether or not the child finds the name exceptionally good or exceptionally embarrassing later in life.

For most people, their middle name is actually a big part of what makes them “unique” – while you might share your first name with a lot of people, the combination of your first name and middle name can feel much more uniquely “you”.

So, we’ve taken a look at our past orders to have a bit of an investigation into the middle names chosen by our customers…

For girls, the runaway success has to be “Rose”, which was our most popular middle name by far – followed (at a slight distance) by “May/Mae/Mai”. For boys, “J names” proved most popular, with “James” and “John” taking the two top spots.

While traditional names were the most popular choices for middle names, we also found that plenty of parents had decided to get a bit more creative with their middle names, with inspiration coming from all kinds of sources, including animals, nature, myths and legends, and a few pop culture icons as well. Some of our favourites include:

Artemis, Astrid, Belle, Blue, Bluebell, Clover, Cruz, Fox, Harper, Hunter, Star, Storm, Tinkerbell, Valentine, Xena, Wren, Zen, Zephyr, Zigi.

While we don’t get to see all of the middle names that our customers have chosen, we do get a fair amount of initials, and we found a few surprises in our order history:

  • “J” is the most popular letter by far, followed by “A”, “M”, “E”, “L”, and “R”.
  • Least popular is “U”, which had a very unfortunate year in 2016 and appeared in absolutely no orders as a middle initial, followed by “Q”, “Y”, “X”, and “V”, while “Z” proved to be our most popular “unpopular” letter.
  • Girls were most likely to have middle names starting with “R” or “M”, while boys were most likely to have “J” or “A”.
  • While “Q”, “U”, “X”, and “Y” names were all as equally (unpopular) with our customers for boys and girls, “Z” and “C” names had equal popularity.
  • The biggest gaps were between the letters “G”, “I”, and “M” (which were much more popular for girls than boys) and “D”, “H”, and “W” (which were much more popular for boys than girls).

Did You Know: we run a Fundraising Scheme for schools, PTAs, and other activity/youth groups and clubs to allow them to raise money by earning commission on sales of Stikins ® name labels. Schools and groups can earn up to 30% commission on orders of name labels, which they can then put towards any ongoing fundraising goals and projects. There’s no membership fee to pay and no ongoing costs; simply fill in our one-stop registration form to start fundraising all year round!

We’ve just given our Fundraising pages a bit of a makeover to make them even better and easier to use. To take a look and find out more, simply head on over to our Fundraising Home Page today! For more information about our name labels, speak to one of our team today or visit our FAQs page.

Name Label FAQs – Packs, Prices, & Payment Methods

Friday, February 10th, 2017

With a new year underway, we thought we’d put together a quick and simple list of all of the answers to our most frequently asked questions about our packs, prices, and payment methods.

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What pack sizes are available?

We currently offer four different packs, with four or two pack sizes available for each as follows:

Stikins ® name labels Silver name labels Trons ® name transfers Combination packs
N120: 120 Stikins SN120: 120 labels T140: 140 Trons M240: 120 Stikins + 120 silver labels
N90: 90 Stikins SN90: 90 labels T105: 105 Trons
N60: 60 Stikins SN60: 60 labels T70: 70 Trons M120: 60 Stikins + 60 silver labels
N30: 30 Stikins SN30: 30 labels T35: 35 Trons

What do I get in a pack of labels?

Our Stikins ® and silver labels are sent out in packs made up of sheets with 30 name labels per sheet (six rows of five labels); each pack is placed into its own plastic wallet, which has a copy of our Instructions For Use printed on the back. Our Trons ® name transfers are sent out in packs made up of sheets with 35 transfers per sheet (seven rows of five transfers); each pack is placed into its own plastic wallet, which also contains an Instructions For Use sheet and two sheets of silicon (to be used when applying your Trons ®) for each sheet in your pack.

Can I split a pack between different names?

No; every label within a pack must be printed with the same information. You can, however, request text that will allow you to share labels amongst two or more people. For example:

  • Request a surname only to share labels between family members (or an initial and a surname if possible)
  • Request two names (one on each line) and cut your labels in half
  • Request two names as “Name 1 & Name 2” or “Name 1 Or Name 2” and share
  • Request blank labels or a blank line so you can write in the name you need (with a laundry pen)
    Use the spacebar on your keyboard to enter a single blank space in the line(s) that you want leaving blank.

How much does a pack of labels cost?

Our prices for 2017 are as follows:

N120, SN120, T140: £13.50 N60, SN60, T70: £9.00 M240: £20.00
N90, SN90, T105: £11.50 N30, SN30, T35: £6.50 M120: £11.50

Please note that we have increased prices this year; we feel that this is a fair price for our current products as we have invested in making sure that our name labels are made with the best and most advanced materials (to ensure they work as effectively as possible for our customers) and we do not increase our prices every year just for the sake of it. Our last price increase was in October 2013 (40 months ago).

What is included in your prices?

All of our prices include both VAT and standard UK shipping.

Do I have to pay for shipping?

Our prices included standard UK shipping so you won’t have to pay any extra for shipping UNLESS:

  • You choose to upgrade to our guaranteed next (working) day delivery service for £5.75.
  • You choose to have your labels delivered to a non-UK address; shipping is charged at £1.50 per pack and we currently offer delivery to the following countries:
    Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Channel Islands, Corsica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey

Do you offer any discounts?

At the moment, we are currently running a special offer of a 10% discount on ANY order for FOUR or more packs. If you add four (or more) packs to your basket, a 10% discount will automatically be applied to your order when you checkout.

From time to time, we may offer other discounts as part of limited time only offers; we will advertise these offers on our website, blog, social media pages, and via email to customers who have opted to receive such emails from us.

We also offer a 15% discount to nursing homes and residential care home facilities who wish to order name labels in bulk on behalf of their residents – please contact our Customer Service Team for more information.

What is the most cost effective pack to order?

Our larger packs (N120, SN120, T140, M240) are the most cost effective options as they have a lower price per label than our smaller packs AND you don’t have to use all of your labels at once – so you can use some and then store the rest away for future use.
You must store your name labels in a suitable place to ensure that they retain their original quality; we recommend keeping them in their original packing and putting them somewhere dry, out of direct sunlight, and preferably at room temperature.

We also recommend choosing our Stikins ® name labels; these multipurpose name labels can be used to label clothing and fabric items AND personal items, which means you only need to buy the one pack to be able to label all of your items.

How do I (order and) pay for my name labels?

We offer a variety of payment methods, depending on the way you choose to place your order:
Ordering online: order at any time and pay by credit/debit card or via PayPal
Ordering by phone: order Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) and pay by credit/debit card
Ordering by post: order at any time and pay by cheque

Speak to us Today for Our Name Labels

If you have any other questions, please feel free to take a look through our Frequently Asked Questions page and other information pages, or get in touch with our Customer Service Team if you need to discuss your particular requirements or need assistance placing an order.

Name News – Label Planet’s List Of Popular Names (2016 Edition)

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Name Labels Top 20

Well, the first month of 2017 is already over and we’ve had a great start to the year! To celebrate, we thought we’d have a bit of fun and take a look at our orders from 2016 to see what the most popular names were (for our customers at least).

We’ve trawled through all of the orders we received in 2016 to compile our very own (entirely unofficial and entirely unscientific) Top 20 Lists of names for girls and boys!

Top 20 Names For Girls Top 20 Names For Boys
Emily Harry
Sophie Oliver
Jessica Jack
Olivia James
Grace George
Evie Thomas
Lily William
Ella Joshua
Charlotte Daniel
Amelia Max
Lucy Ben
Chloe Samuel
Ruby Jacob
Hannah Ethan
Isla Joseph
Freya Alfie
Isabelle Matthew
Daisy Henry
Poppy Oscar
Holly Jake

We also had a number of unisex names (the top three being Charlie, Sam, and Alex) and a whole raft of completely unique names inspired by flowers and plants, jewels and colours, places and animals, and all kinds of ideas inbetween!

Remember, when you order name labels from Label Planet, it’s completely up to you what you choose to add to your labels – so you can personalise them with whatever text you like. Whether you prefer to use a full name, short name, or even a fun nickname, simply type in the text that you want and we’ll get your name labels sorted – just remember to double check your spelling before you confirm your order to make sure your labels are personalised perfectly!

To place an order of Stikins Name Labels see our website. If you need anymore information speak to one of our team today or see our instruction for use here.