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FAQ – Can I Split A Pack Between Two (Or Three Or Four Or More) Names?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

The Short Answer:
No; all of the labels within a single pack must be printed with the same text.

The Long(er) Answer:
No BUT you can get a bit creative with the text that you request so that you can SHARE a pack between two (or more) people.

Here are the most popular ways that our customers create packs of name labels that can be shared:

USE YOUR FAMILY SURNAME & SHARE
If you enter just your family surname, you can use your name labels for ANY member of your family, in the knowledge that any lost items will be returned to the right family (if not with the right individual).

You can choose to enter just your surname (select “Name on one line”) or you might want to combine this with a piece of contact information such as a phone number (enter your surname on one line and your phone number on the other line) or perhaps add a friendly message (e.g. “Please Return To”, “Property Of”, or “This Belongs To/The Surname Family”).

USE YOUR FAMILY SURNAME + INITIALS & SHARE
If your children share an initial, you could add this initial to help make your labels slightly more personal than adding a surname only AND to help avoid mix ups if your child shares their surname with another child in their class.

USE YOUR FAMILY SURNAME + A BLANK SPACE & SHARE
You could also choose to enter your surname on the bottom line and enter a blank space on the top line to leave yourself room to write in the name that you need a label for. This way you can decide exactly how many labels within a pack are used for each child. Make sure you use a suitable pen (for example, a laundry pen) so that whatever you write onto your labels will stay in place even after repeat trips through the washing machine.

ENTER TWO NAMES/INITIALS & CUT
There are a few ways to create individual name labels from a single pack by cutting your labels in half or by cutting off one end. For example, you could enter one full name on the top line and one full name on the bottom line and then cut your labels in two OR you could enter “name/initial 1” followed by “surname” followed by “name/initial 2” onto one line and then cut off one of the ends to create individual name labels.

ENTER ALL OF YOUR NAMES & SHARE
If you absolutely want your children’s names to be on their labels and you don’t fancy cutting your labels apart, you can always opt for the simple option of adding all of the names onto your labels. Usually, our customers will do this by adding “Name 1 or Name 2” or “Name 1 & Name 2” to the top line and the surname to the bottom line; if you need to add multiple first names (especially if some or all of them are quite long), you may need to split the first names over the two lines rather than adding them all to the top line.

For more tips & advice, take a read through our Blog Posts or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. To place an order for your own pack (or packs) of name labels, please visit our Stikins ® product page (to start with a pack of stick on name labels) or our Trons ® product page (to start with a pack of iron-on name transfers).

Helpful Extras Available From The Stikins ® & Trons ® Website

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

As well as placing an order online, you can also visit our website for a whole heap of helpful extras to help you get the most out of your Stikins ® name labels and Trons ® name transfers.

Stikins ® Information & Trons ® Information
These information pages give you a more detailed insight into what our name label products are like and how they work. If you haven’t tried our name labels before, or if you would like to know what makes our labels different from the rest, these pages are a good place to start.

PARENT INFORMATION
Instructions For Use
Each set of name labels and name transfers that we despatch will be packed with its own set of Instructions For Use; however, if you would like to have an extra set to hand for “just in case” purposes, you can download a copy from our Instructions For Use page.

Parent Leaflets
These leaflets provide a little bit of information about us, our name labels, and how to order, along with an order form on the reverse side if you would like to make an order by post. While every order will include a parent leaflet, you can always download a copy if yours goes missing or if you would like to give a copy to friends or family – or even if you want to let your child’s school know about our labels (and our fundraising scheme that allows schools to raise money from sales of name labels).

Parent FAQs
Over the years, we’ve found that a few key questions tend to crop up again and again, so we’ve taken these questions (and their answers) and put them together to form our Frequently Asked Questions page; if you have a simple question or query about our products or placing an order with us, you’re more than likely to find the answer on this page.

Print Examples
Most parents are used to the idea of “sew-in” labels, which feature one line of text and are cut to the size of the name or information that has been requested. Our labels, however, are one size only (Stikins ® measure 30mm wide by 15mm high / Trons ® measure 35mm wide by 15mm high) and it is the font size that decreases to allow all of the requested characters to fit onto each label.

To help you visualise the font size that will be created by different amounts of text, we have created a page of print examples with different lengths of text arranged over our 1 Line or 2 Line layouts.

Blog
Obviously, if you’re reading this blog post you already know that we run a blog! Each week we add new posts full of hints and tips to help you order and use your name labels as effectively and efficiently as possible!

Reviews
For the majority of people ordering online, having the chance to read reviews from existing customers is a really important part of the buying process. You can find out what experiences other people have had and make a more informed decision about the items that you order; you can view general reviews about us by clicking on the red “Reviews” buttons on the left and right hand sides of our site OR find product specific reviews by scrolling to the bottom of our Stikins ® and Trons ® product pages.

Contact Us
Finally, you can also use our site to find ALL of our contact information so if you do need to get in touch with us for any reason at all you can do so in a way that is most convenient for you. Whether you want to send us an email, give us a call, or even send us a letter, all of the details you need are on this page.

To take a look through our helpful extras for yourself, simply visit our website! Alternatively, if you find you have a question or query that isn’t answered on our site or if you would like to discuss an order, get in touch with our friendly Customer Service Team who will be happy to help!

FAQ – Do I Have To Use All Of My Name Labels At Once Or Can I Store Some For Another Time?

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

You can use as many of your name labels as you like when they arrive and then store the rest away for future use; simply make sure that you store them somewhere safe and secure to allow them to retain their original quality so they’re ready to go when you need them again!

We recommend keeping your Stikins ® name labels and/or Trons ® name transfers in their original packaging and storing them somewhere that is dry, out of direct sunlight, and somewhere with a steady “room” temperature.

Our Stikins ® are at their best for the first two years, while our Trons ® are fine for the first five years; if you try to apply these products after this time OR don’t store them in appropriate conditions, they may not adhere or transfer properly when you come to use them, which means they may start to peel up or fall off entirely.

Many of our customers prefer to buy a larger pack (or packs) so that they can keep a few labels on hand for “emergencies” or as a steady supply that they can dip into as and when they need to – for example, to label new items of uniform (when previous items have been outgrown) or new equipment (that is required for a new topic or subject).

Buying a larger pack that you can keep somewhere safe for later on is also the most cost effective option; our larger packs have a better cost per label than the smaller packs, so buying more name labels and then using them as and when you need to will help you make your money go that extra bit further, compared to buying smaller packs every time you run out.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more answers to customer questions or take a look through our Blog posts for more tips and advice. Alternatively, visit our Stikins ® product page or our Trons ® product page to place an order today!

Got Questions & Queries About Orders, Despatch, & Delivery Times? Get In Touch Now For Answers & Advice!

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

While we try to make sure that our website has as much useful information as possible so our customers can find answers to their questions at any time throughout the year, we know that sometimes it’s nice to talk to someone and get instant help and advice for a particular query or problem that you’ve encountered.

Our Customer Service Team is on hand to answer any sort of questions you have (big or small) and to help out if you have any issues with an order or want some tips and advice on how best to use the name labels that you’ve bought from us.

You can get in touch by email or by phone – you can even send us a letter if you wish! We’re in the office Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and can help out if you have any questions about our name labels or how to go about placing an order, or if you need any assistance with an order that you have already placed and/or received.

To view ALL of our contact information, simply visit our conveniently named “Contact Us” page & we’ll do our best to help!

FAQ – How Easy Is It To Apply Stikins ® Name Labels & Trons ® Name Transfers?

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Very easy! We’ve designed both of our products to be quick and simple for parents to use so that they have more time to get on with the more fun things in life (and don’t have to spend hours sewing in name label after name label).

STIKINS ® NAME LABELS – multipurpose name labels that stick in and stay in
Our Stikins ® are definitely the quickest and simplest of our name label products to apply; these easy to use name labels simply peel off their backing sheet and stick onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items or directly onto a whole range of personal items, including water bottles and lunch boxes, shoes and bags, stationery kits and phones, and P.E. equipment.

There’s no sewing or ironing required; all you need to do is make sure that the items you are labelling are clean and dry, stick on your name labels, and then leave the items for 24 hours before washing them for the first time (to ensure that the adhesive has fully and completely set).

We do advise that you wash brand new items of school uniform before you apply your Stikins ® name labels; this is because these items are often treated with chemicals to preserve them during storage and despatch and they may also have traces of excess dye in them, which can prevent your name labels from adhering directly onto the wash-care label correctly.

TRONS ® NAME TRANSFERS – superb iron-on labels that create a completely permanent name label on any fabric item
Our Trons ® name transfers do take a little longer (and require a little more care) to apply properly BUT they will create a completely permanent name label (that won’t start to peel up or fall off like traditional iron-on name labels often do).

Our name transfers differ from traditional iron-on name labels because they work in the same way as transfers used to add designs onto T-shirts; where traditional iron-on name labels are made up of several layers and sit on TOP of the item you want to label, our name transfers are made of one ultra-thin layer that fuses and bonds with the fabric of your items to become a permanent part of those items.

Trons ® have a simple six-step process for application:

  1. Make sure your item is clean and dry, and turn it inside out. Set your iron to its maximum heat setting and make sure you have a suitable hard, flat surface to work on (do not use an ironing board).
  2. Cut or tear one of the silicon sheets provided into pieces; each piece should be bigger than the labels and should only be used once.
  3. Line your item up to the edge of the surface you are working on and place a label face up on top of your item, making sure that the label is sitting at the very edge of the surface.
  4. Put a piece of your silicon paper on top of the label, ensuring that the silicon is placed with the shiny side facing downwards.
  5. Iron the silicon paper with the tip of your iron; press down firmly and move the iron from side to side. Iron for 25 seconds and do NOT use steam.
  6. Remove the silicon paper while it is still hot. Allow your transfer to cool and check if it has bonded successfully with the material of your item. If not, repeat step 5.

Please note: while older children may be allowed to apply their own Stikins ® without supervision, we do NOT advise allowing your children to apply their own Trons ®; Trons ® should only be applied by an adult and should be applied with both care and patience!

Remember, if you have any concerns about applying your labels, don’t panic! Each pack of name labels and name transfers that we despatch comes packed with an easy to follow set of Instructions For Use to help guide you through the process.

You can download a copy of our Stikins ® Instructions For Use and/or our Trons ® Instructions For Use from our craftily named “Instructions For Use” page on our website; if you have any questions about how to apply your name labels or any other questions about our name label products, please contact our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help answer your queries.

FAQ – What Text Should I Put On My Name Labels?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Name labels are a personalised product so it’s entirely up to you what text you request when you order BUT we do have a few handy tips to help you make sure your name labels are useful as possible.

The first thing to bear in mind is that our name labels are only made to ONE size; our Stikins ® name labels measure 30mm wide by 15mm high, while our Trons ® name transfers measure 35mm wide by 15mm high.

The size of our labels DOES NOT adjust to fit in the number of characters you have requested – instead our system will count up the number of characters you have requested and select the largest possible font size that will allow all of those characters to fit onto each label.

This means that you need to keep your text short and sweet!

Most customers choose to add a name only to their labels; you can choose to add a first name, nickname, or surname only, or you may wish to include a full name (along with middle names and/or nicknames if you so choose), or something in between (for example, an initial and a surname).

We advise that you use the default layout (2 lines) and enter the first name (or names) onto the top line and the surname onto the bottom line. If you are requesting a name with both a short first name and a short surname, are requesting one name only, or are requesting an initial and a surname, you may want to switch to the 1 line layout to increase the font size that you receive.

You may also wish to include an additional piece of information; popular examples include:

  • A piece of contact information
    Most people choose to add a phone number so that they can be contacted if an item is found. Some people may choose an email address or home address BUT we would advise against this unless you have a very short email address or you choose a shortened version of your home address. We would also advise against using more than one piece of contact information.
  • Medical/allergy information
    If your child has a medical condition or an allergy, adding this information to their name labels creates an additional medical alert that can be used to keep their medical equipment and/or food safe or to alert people to their condition if an emergency should arise.
  • A personalised message
    For example: “Please Return To”, “Property Of”, or “This Belongs To”.
  • A year, class, or form name
    This can make it easier for your child’s belongings to be returned to them quickly within the school environment.

If you want to include a name AND an additional piece of information on your name labels, we recommend adding one item to the top line and one item to the bottom line to ensure that your font remains at a clear and legible size.

We have added an Example Print Page to our website, which shows the font size created by adding different amounts of text in different ways.

To place an order today, simply visit our website to get started; alternatively, you can place an order with our Customer Service Team over the phone, or take a look through our blog and FAQ pages for more information, tips, and advice.

FAQ – Can I Split A Pack Of Name Labels Between Two Names?

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Unfortunately, no.
Our print system is fully automated, which means that whatever text is printed onto one label within a pack is printed onto ALL of the labels within that pack – so you cannot split a pack between different names.

HOWEVER, we are more than happy for customers to get a bit creative with the text they request, so that they WILL be able to share a pack between two or more members of their family.

In fact, we’ve even got a few pointers to get you started!

  • Enter A Surname Only
    If you simply enter your surname, the labels can be shared by ALL members of your family. Customers who choose this option often like to add “Family Surname” (or “Surname Family”) to the top line and then add a contact phone number to the bottom line.
  • Enter A Surname & An Initial Only
    Obviously, this only works if your children share the same initial but this is a quick and easy way to make your name labels more personal than just entering the surname only.
  • Enter A Surname Only & Request A Blank Line
    As long as you use a suitable pen (such as a laundry pen) you can choose to write on your name labels; if you add a blank space to the top line and add your surname to the bottom line, you will receive a set of name labels that you can split in any way you like simply by writing in the name that you need a name label for.
  • Enter One Name On The Top Line And One Name On The Bottom Line
    By entering a full name on each of the two lines, you can then cut your labels in half to create individual labels for two names. You will need to take care when cutting the labels and we recommend avoiding this option if you need to include long names (e.g. double-barrelled surnames), as this will significantly reduce the font size that is used to print your labels.
  • Enter Initials & Surname Onto One Line
    If you enter the first initial (or short name) followed by a surname followed by the second initial (or short name), you can create individual labels by cutting off one of the initials (or names).
  • Enter All Of The Names & Share!
    Some of our customers choose to enter both first names on the top line (e.g. “Name 1 or Name 2” or “Name 1 & Name 2”) and the surname on the bottom line, so that lost items can be returned to the right family (albeit maybe not with the right child!).

For more tips and advice, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page or have a look through our Blog Posts; alternatively, to go ahead and place an order, simply visit our Stikins ® product page to start your order with a pack of stick-on name labels or visit our Trons ® product page to start with a pack of iron-on name transfers.

Double Check Your Details To Perfect Your Personalised Name Labels This Summer

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

While ordering name labels isn’t exactly going to be the most interesting thing you do this summer, we would advise customers that it’s well worth taking your time to make sure that the name labels you order are exactly what you want – so you don’t have to waste the end of your summer holidays requesting replacements because you didn’t double check your details.

Name labels are by their very nature a personalised product and we’ve found that each and every one of our customers has their own idea of how they want their name labels to be personalised; HOWEVER, we can ONLY personalise your name labels with the information that you provide so it’s well worth taking a moment to double check the details you’ve entered to make sure that your name labels will be made EXACTLY how you want them to be.

Ordering items online is a convenient way to get things done quickly and easily BUT it’s also really easy to make a mistake; whether you accidentally hit the wrong key on your keyboard or you get distracted by something else, it is all too easy to end up requesting name labels that are misspelled, don’t have capital letters where you want them, or that have important information missing.

At Label Planet, we give our customers THREE chances to double check their details and we strongly recommend taking advantage of each and every one to make sure that when your name labels arrive they’re exactly as you want them to be:

  1. MY BASKET:
    Each time you add a pack of labels to your basket, you will be directed to a page showing the contents of your basket, including the details of each pack you have added along with the text you have entered.
  1. CHECKOUT:
    After you complete your order, you will be directed to a page showing the complete details of your order, including your delivery information, and the details of each pack you have ordered.
  1. EMAIL CONFIRMATION:
    A copy of the confirmation page will also be emailed to you to let you know that your order has been successful.

You should check ALL of the details you have entered to make sure that they are right, that they are spelled correctly, and that they are in the correct format (e.g. you have entered capital letters and spaces as and where you want them). You should also verify that your email address and delivery address are correct – otherwise you may not receive your confirmation email OR you may not even receive your order!

If you do find a mistake in your order, don’t panic! Simply get in touch with our Customer Service Team as quickly as you can with your order reference number and the details of what needs to be amended. If you are ordering outside of our office hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm), send us an email and we’ll make sure your order is corrected for you.

Get started with an order by visiting our Stikins ® Product Page or our Trons ® Product Page; to find out how to get in touch with us, simply visit our Contact Us page.

FAQ – How Do I Request BLANK Labels?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Some of our customers want to be able to order blank labels (or to leave one of the lines blank) so that they can write in a particular name or additional information at a later date.

Requesting blank labels or a blank line on your labels is a simple way to create the exact labels you need; our system can only print one set of text per pack of name labels, so whatever is printed onto ONE of the labels in a pack is printed onto ALL of the labels in that pack – BUT if you want to be able to make name labels for a number of individuals, you want different amounts for each person, you want to put different information onto each label, or if you have information that you can only add at a later date, requesting blank labels means you can write out as many labels as you need for each name (or purpose).

We are more than happy for customers to request blank (or partially blank) labels; simply follow the guidelines below:

  • Ordering By Post: leave the relevant fields blank on your order form
  • Ordering By Phone: let us know that you want blank labels or a blank line
  • Ordering Online: enter a blank space into the relevant text fields (“Enter Line 1” and/or “Enter Line 2”) using the space bar on your keyboard
    [You can also add a note to your order to explain that you want a particular line or the whole label leaving blank, by leaving a note in the “Additional Information” box as you checkout.]

Please Note:

  • If you do intend to write on your labels, you will need to use a laundry pen (or similar) to make sure that the ink won’t be washed away when you put your clothes in the washing machine or wash personal items (such as water bottles and lunch boxes).
  • Our labels are made using specialist printers, software, and ink, which means you CANNOT print these labels yourself, using the printer you have at home.
  • We do not offer any discount for requesting blank, rather than printed, labels.

To get started with an order, simply get in touch or visit one of our product pages and follow the instructions in this blog to request a set of blank Stikins ® and/or Trons ®: Buy Stikins ® Name Labels // Buy Trons ® Name Transfers

Enjoy Peace Of Mind This Summer With Fantastically Flexible Name Labels From Label Planet

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

While you might be thinking that name labels are a “Back To School” purchase to be made at some point later in the summer holidays, we like to think that our name labels can be quite the little helper when it comes to making the most of your summer break.

Whatever you’ve got planned, it’s more than likely that a large part of your summer will be spent herding your children and various belongings around a variety of locations in the hopes of ending the break with as many items as you started (or, at the very least, without finding that you’ve ended up with fewer items than you started out with).

Name labels are a quick and easy way to bring some extra peace of mind to your trips, by making it a whole lot easier for items to be returned should the worst happen. Our Trons ® name transfers fuse and bond with fabric items to create a completely permanent name label, while our Stikins ® name labels will simply stick in and stay in, whether you apply them to clothing and towels (where you should apply your labels onto the wash-care label) or onto all those extras that you simply have to take with you, from buckets and spades, camping gear and swimming stuff, and, of course, all of those assorted “tools of distraction” that you might need to earn a few moments of peace and quiet.

If you’re ordering labels to help keep things safe on a family trip, you might want to order a pack (or packs) that you can share among family members; we have many customers who choose to enter “Family Surname” or simply “Surname” on one line along with a piece of contact information (such as a phone number) to help keep their possessions safe.

You can find out more about our name labels by visiting our Stikins ® Information and Trons ® Information pages, take a read through the reviews left by existing customers on our Stikins ® and Trons ® product pages for more ideas on how you can use your name labels, or simply go ahead and take the plunge by placing an order for your very own set of summer labels to keep your stuff safe through to September (and beyond!).