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Stikins ® – Easy To Use Name Labels For The Whole Family

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

While you might think that name labels are just for making sure that your children’s belongings make it safely back home from school, our versatile stick on name labels are perfect for EVERY member of your family – from the youngest to the eldest – and can be used to make sure that almost any item is safely and securely labelled.

Name Labels For Children
Stikins ® were designed to withstand the rough and tumble of the school year and to be as simple as possible to apply and use; the bold black font means it is really easy to read the name (or information) on each label so your child can easily find (and keep hold of) their belongings in the chaos of the school classroom (and changing room and playground).

These multipurpose name labels can be used to label all kinds of things, from clothing and fabric items (where they should be applied onto the wash-care label), bags and shoes (apply them beneath the tongue or onto the side wall of shoes), and onto personal belongings, such as lunch boxes and water bottles, books and stationery, or even phones and tablets. The labels are discrete enough that they won’t be plastered all over their belongings and smooth enough that they won’t cause any irritation against their skin when applied into clothing – which means your children are free to get on with their day!

Name labels are an easy way to make your children’s belongings that extra bit secure and can also help to teach your children about being responsible for their possessions, help younger children recognise and identify their own name, and can also be used as extra medical alerts if your children have any medical conditions or allergies.

They’re also a pretty useful tool if your children have a lot of similar (if not identical) belongings; sticking a name label onto these items is an instant way to put an end to arguments and tantrums about which item belongs to which child.

Name Labels For Parents
Our name labels were designed with busy parents in mind, which means that we’ve tried to make them as quick and easy to use as possible. These multipurpose name labels simply peel off their backing sheet and can be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing and fabric items or directly onto all sorts of personal belongings – this means that these name labels take only a moment of your time to apply and will safely and securely label pretty much all of your children’s belongings so you don’t end up having to buy replacements time and time again.

BUT they’re also a pretty useful tool if you want to get organised yourself or if you’re trying to keep your stuff safe at work or on trips away. For example, if you work in a busy shared environment and share equipment with colleagues – or if you use equipment that is identical to that used by your colleagues – name labels are an easy way to get your tools labelled to avoid problems with items getting mixed up or misplaced (or, indeed, to avoid issues with colleagues helping themselves to anything in the communal fridge).

They’re also useful for labelling up personal belongings and any specialist equipment that you have for holidays or hobbies; you can add your name and phone number to help make sure that any items you take with you on trips or holidays is easily returned to you should anything go missing.

Name Labels For Grandparents
Stikins ® are a great helping hand if you have a relative who is moving or has moved into residential care or a nursing home. Moving into a care home can be a stressful event for both the individual being moved and for the relatives and friends around them, and the process can often be an abrupt one. Name labels can help to ease this process by removing the worry of making sure that your relative’s belongings stay safe.

For example, care homes tend to use shared laundry facilities and it can be difficult and/or time consuming for staff to ensure that items are returned to the correct owner; labelling your relative’s clothing (and other fabric items) makes it quick and simple for members of staff for sort and return these items and so prevent the unnecessary stress caused by mix ups or items going missing. They’re also useful for bringing some extra piece of mind (and security) if your relative is taking certain items with them that are of significant emotional value, such as photo albums, books, trinkets, and ornaments.

To find out more about these brilliantly useful labels, you can take a look at our Stikins ® Information Page or read independent reviews from customers who are already using these labels; alternatively you can simply place an order and find out for yourself how useful these labels can be!

Get Your Gear Labelled – Be Prepared For Any Trip With Stikins ® Name Labels

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Traditionally name labels have only ever really been used to label school uniform (and really that’s the only thing that traditional iron on and sew in name labels are actually good for), but our Stikins ® are a truly inventive name label solution that’s perfect for modern day families and individuals who want their name labels to do even more!

These multipurpose name labels are made with incredibly advanced materials that allow them to adhere firmly and securely to all kinds of items, which means they can be used to label clothing and fabric items (where they should be applied to the wash-care label) AND pretty much any other item that you want to get labelled up.

Whether you’re off on an action-adventure holiday, a camping trip in the great outdoors, taking up a new sport or trying out a new hobby, or you simply want to make sure that all the creature comforts you’re taking with you stay safe, adding a name label to your belongings is a quick and easy way to keep them that extra bit safe in the event that your stuff gets mixed up or misplaced altogether.

Stikins ® are highly flexible, which means they’ll stick firmly in place on all kinds of surfaces and the bright white (or silver) background and bold, black font makes them extremely easy to spot and read when they’re needed, while they’re also small enough to be a completely discrete addition to your belongings.

They can be used to label any sporting equipment or camping gear that you need with you and can also be used to label up your bags and cases, as well as any shoes that you need to take with you (where they should be applied to the side wall or beneath the tongue to avoid the print disintegrating under the friction generated beneath your feet).

The print has also been tested against market leading sun creams and lotions, which are often made with ingredients that can cause print on other name label products to break down and disintegrate – so you can use these labels all summer long and the print will remain perfectly in place, whatever adventures you get up to.

To find out more about these brilliant labels, take a look at our Stikins ® Information Page; alternatively, if you’ve got stuff to get labelled and you’re ready to go, head over to our Stikins ® Product Page to order your Stikins ® now.

Have You Put Name Labels On Your Summer Planning List Yet?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

With summer due to roll around in a few weeks, you might find that your mind is drifting ahead and making plans for your summer holidays (unless, of course, you’re among the super organised and you’ve already got your plans and lists sorted!).

Whether you’re planning an exotic trip abroad, a “staycation” at home, or just getting out and about for some fun filled days, name labels are an excellent addition to your summer holiday list. Our Stikins ® are multipurpose name labels that can be used to label pretty much anything from clothing and shoes to bags and cases (and everything that you’re planning to throw in for your trip), which makes them a perfect little helper for making sure that everybody’s stuff makes it safely to your holiday destination of choice AND back again.

You can make sure that everyone has everything they need to make the most of your trip (or trips) without the risk of losing things along the way. Plus, we’ve also taken steps to make sure that our name labels remain unaffected by exposure to sun creams and lotions, which means that they’ll remain perfectly in place even if you’re planning to get active in the summer sun!

If you’re using your name labels to label things for the whole family you could buy a pack of labels for each person (and make the most of our 10% discount on orders of four or more packs) OR you could purchase labels with just your surname on and share them out amongst everyone – if you are buying labels for stuff that is going to be taken out and about, it’s also a good idea to add a contact number so that they are easier to return if you lose them in a public place.

Visit the Stikins ® information page to find out more about our name labels or visit our Stikins ® product page to buy yours now!

Stikins ® Name Labels – A Helpful Extra For Nursing Homes & Residential Care Homes

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Moving into a nursing or residential care home can be a stressful time for both the individual who is moving and the friends and family members around them; plus, with more and more people needing the help and care provided by these facilities, members of staff are under increasing time constraints to ensure that all of their charges receive the attention they require.

All of this means that there are more people and more belongings than ever before using the same shared facilities (e.g. kitchens and laundries) and same shared spaces (e.g. gardens and communal activity rooms), which means that the possibility of belongings going missing or getting mixed up has also increased.

The possessions that residents take with them are often of significant value to them and any mix up or loss of personal belongings will result both in significant distress for the individual (and their friends and family) and in members of staff losing precious time trying to track down items that have gone missing or sorting out mixed up items.

A simple solution is to label the items that each resident takes with them and Stikins ® are one of the quickest and easiest name labelling solutions available. These labels simply stick on and stay on, which means they can be applied by staff, friends and relatives, or residents themselves, and make it extremely quick and simple for items to be returned to their rightful owner.

Stikins ® can be used to label fabric items such as clothing, bedding, and linens (where they should be applied to the wash-care label), shoes and slippers (where they should be applied beneath the tongue or onto the side wall), containers for food and drink or medical supplies, and any personal belongings that a resident has with them.

Orders can be placed online via our website, by phone, or by post; we are happy to accept individual orders (whether these are placed by residents themselves or by friends and family acting on their behalf) or group orders (placed by a nursing or residential care home on behalf of their residents). Care facilities can contact our Customer Service Team by phone or email to request a 10% when they order from us directly. For more information about our Stikins ® name labels, please visit our Stikins ® information page.

We know that moving into a nursing or residential care home is often a situation that arises with little to no warning and can be a highly stressful process for all those involved; if you need to receive your name labels quickly, please contact our Customer Service Team by phone and we will ensure that your order is made and despatched the same day (providing we receive the order before 4pm). We can also offer a guaranteed next day delivery service for £5.75 if you wish to add this option to your order.

Got A School Trip Coming Up? Label EVERYTHING To Help Make Sure It All Comes Home!

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

While for some the last term of the school year signals the arrival of exams, for others it’s a time to look forward to educational outings and residential trips, which means that parents will be looking to make sure that their child both takes AND brings back with them a whole list of essential (and not so essential) items.

Schools trips often involve shepherding large groups of students around unfamiliar (and possibly very busy and/or cramped) places, usually at top speed – which means that there are plenty of opportunities for things to be put down and forgotten or accidentally dropped.

Name labels are a quick and easy way to help make it easier for lost items to make their way home from all kinds of outings and trips; if you know that you will be using your name labels for belongings that are going to be taken here, there, and everywhere, we recommend adding a piece of contact information so that your items can be returned if they get lost in a public place – alternatively, if you know that your child will be staying at a single venue and it is likely that Lost Property will be forwarded directly to the school, then their name is likely to be fine.

At Label Planet, we have two name label products, which can come in handy for trips in the following ways:

Trons ® name transfers: iron-on transfers that can be used to create a permanent name label on any fabric item.

Our iron-on name transfers are especially useful for residential trips where your child needs to take a variety of fabric items with them, including clothing, bedding, and towels.

Stikins ® name labels: stick on name labels that can be used to label all kinds of personal items along with fabric items.

Our stick on name labels are a quick and easy solution to getting EVERYTHING labelled because they are so versatile; the advanced adhesive and flexible material mean these labels can be applied onto clothing and fabric items (where they should be applied to the wash care label) as well as any equipment and personal items that your child needs (or wants) to take with them.

Visit our information pages to find out more about the two name label products we supply (Stikins ® Information / Trons ® Information) or visit our product pages to place an order (Buy Stikins ® / Buy Trons ®).

Stikins ® Name Labels – A Brilliant Tool To Help Guides, Brownies, Scouts, and Cubs Be Prepared For Trips & Camps

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Camping trips are a big part of both the Guiding and Scouting movements – and they can be a lot of fun!

Of course, these trips also involve the need to follow the traditional motto of “Be Prepared”, which usually translates to a lot of individuals being responsible for a stockpile of essential equipment that they need to keep track of throughout the entire camp – especially when their (very similar if not identical) equipment needs to be stored in shared living spaces.

Getting all that equipment labelled up is a quick and easy way to avoid mix ups when sharing close quarters and makes the process of packing up much more straight forward.

To be truly prepared for any eventuality, we recommend using our Stikins ® name labels; these versatile labels are a multipurpose name label that can be used to label pretty much anything and everything. They can be used to label clothing, shoes and bags, camping equipment, and those little extras that make camping trips all the more successful and enjoyable.

Our labels are also a pretty useful tool for groups themselves who may have their own equipment and supplies that they acquire on behalf of their members, which they can keep track of and secure by adding the group’s name and contact information to these all-important (and possibly quite expensive) items. They’re especially useful if your equipment is stored or used in spaces that are shared with other groups; for example, if your headquarters is based in a community facility or you are attending a Guiding or Scouting event with other groups (who all have their own equipment to keep track of).

Guiding and Scouting groups can also sign up to our commission scheme, which allows these groups to earn commission on orders of name labels placed on behalf of their members – this commission can be put towards all kinds of ongoing fundraising projects, whether they’re in support of a group itself, local or worldwide charities, or the local community.

Visit our website to find out more about our commission scheme, find out more about our products, or to place an order.

When Is A Name Label Not A Name Label? Alternative Uses For Our Multipurpose Name Labels…

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

While it’s true that our Stikins ® name labels were designed and developed specifically for the purpose of labelling school uniform (and equipment), the sheer versatility of our stick on name labels means that they can be used for a whole host of other tasks and applications.

Our name labels are made with an extremely flexible vinyl and a highly advanced adhesive, which allows them to form a superbly strong adhesive bond with a wide range of surfaces under a range of conditions, even when a label application requires them to remain firmly in place on unusual materials or curved surfaces.

We have a variety of customers who purchase our labels for non-school-uniform related purposes, ranging from individuals who’ve come up with an unusual use for them in the home to companies and organisations who use them for the day to day running of their business.

Here’s just a few of the alternative ways our name labels can be used:

Organisation, Filing, & Storage
As our name labels are so superbly sticky, they’re a fantastic label to use to get organised at home or at work. Whether you use files or plastic boxes to keep everything organised, our Stikins ® will stay firmly in place and they’re ideal whether you simply need to keep the office organised or you’ve got children’s bedrooms to (attempt to) keep clean and tidy.

Medical Alerts
We have a number of customers who order labels printed with medical or allergy information, which can then be used as medical alerts to keep medical supplies and/or food and drink containers clearly and securely labelled. Whether you (or a relative or child) have medical equipment that must be on hand at all times (especially in busy, shared environments) or you simply need to make sure that your (or your relative’s or child’s) food and drink are clearly labelled, our name labels will adhere firmly onto the containers that these items are stored in or directly onto the equipment itself. They’re a useful way to both keep equipment and food supplies safe so that they’re always on hand AND they can inform others of your (or your relative’s or child’s) condition should an emergency situation arise.

Product / Material Sample Labels
As our name labels are designed for the purpose of labelling fabric items, they’re a brilliant tool for use as product or sample labels on fabric items – especially where the items you need to label are made of more unusual materials that standard adhesives may struggle to adhere to properly.

Please note that we would highly recommend testing the suitability of these labels for your specific application; our labels have been tested for their ability to adhere to the wash care label of fabric items only and as such we cannot guarantee that they will bond as efficiently if you attempt to apply them directly onto a particular fabric.

Asset / Batch / Tracking Labels
A number of our customers are companies or businesses who want highly durable labels that can be used to mark up their products and/or property to carry asset information, batch information, or as a means of tracking the movement of these items around a business (or beyond, if items are loaned out to individuals).

You can request labels that are printed with your company details, with a particular department or building, or with space to add in batch or tracking information that will be assigned to items at a later date.

For more detailed information about our Stikins ®, please visit our Stikins ® Information Page; if you are considering using our name labels for an alternative purpose and you have any questions or would like to request a sample, please contact our Customer Service team to discuss your requirements.

To go ahead and place an order, visit our “BUY STIKINS ® name labels” page to get started.

Stikins ® – Name Labels Made For Walking!

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Whether your family is big or small, it’s more than likely that you’ve got a hallway full of pairs of shoes (or at least a heap of individual shoes that should – in theory – belong in pairs) that you’d really rather not have to replace.

Shoes can be an expensive purchase to make and the fact that you have to replace them regardless of whether one or both shoes have disappeared can be immensely frustrating (especially if the process of finding a pair that was approved by the school, your child, and yourself (or perhaps just your wallet) was a hard won battle).

Schools often require children to have two (or three) pairs of shoes that conform to specific guidelines, which means that classrooms and changing rooms tend to be full of shoes that are very similar (if not identical) in appearance – and that makes it even easier for shoes to get mixed up or lost altogether. Plus, even if shoes are handed in to lost property, some shoes will never be reclaimed because there’s no way to distinguish between identical pairs to determine which pair belongs to whom.

Adding name labels can help your child find their shoes in classrooms and changing rooms (so they keep hold of their shoes) and in Lost Property (if they don’t).

Name labels are also a useful tool to help your child learn the difference between left and right – particularly if they’ve been struggling with this concept; adding name labels that signify “left” and “right” to your child’s shoes provides them with a gentle reminder each time they take off and put on their shoes and allows them to figure it out for themselves.

When applying our Stikins ® name labels into shoes, we recommend that you stick them onto the side wall or beneath the tongue; while you might be tempted to simply stick them into the bottom of each shoe, the friction generated between your child’s foot and the label will cause the print to disintegrate rapidly.

To find out more about our name labels visit the Stikins ® Information Page, or visit the Stikins ® Product Page to place an order.

Life Lessons With Name Labels – Things Your Child Can Learn From Their Name Labels

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

While name labels are generally thought of as just a simple way to try to stop your child’s belongings from going missing, they can also provide an opportunity to teach your child a few key life skills that will come in handy as they grow up.

Learning To Read
For customers with younger children, name labels can help your child learn to recognise their name as it appears in written form. Seeing their name repeatedly in different places and throughout the day (for example, when they get dressed, get changed, or put on and take off items of clothing such as coats and shoes) can help to boost their familiarity with their name (and letters).

Learning Left From Right
You can request labels printed with text that includes “left” or “right” (or another signifier) and use these labels as a way to help your child learn the difference. Adding these labels to pairs of items that your child uses on a daily basis is a simple way to encourage them to learn the difference and, if you find that your child is struggling to understand, provides a gentle reminder to help them build their confidence in telling their left from their right for themselves.

Learning Responsibility
Labelling your child’s belongings also provides you with an opportunity to teach them the importance of looking after their things – especially in busy shared environments such as the school classroom where everybody will have their own set of similar (if not identical) school uniform and equipment to keep track of. It becomes your child’s responsibility to make sure that they’ve picked up their own clothing and items by checking for the name label that you’ve applied.

Learning To Stay Safe In Emergency Situations
You could also include information on your child’s name labels and teach them to use this information if an emergency should occur. For example, you might add a contact phone number so your child knows how to contact you if they get lost OR you might add medical/allergy information so if your child is alone when a medical emergency occurs they can let the people around them know what is happening.

If you’re looking for a name label that you can use in a variety of ways to help your child learn as they go (AND keep track of all their stuff), we recommend using our Stikins ® name labels. Our Stikins ® name labels are a wonderfully versatile product that can be applied to all kinds of items; made with a super flexible vinyl and an advanced adhesive, Stikins ® can be used to label clothing and fabric items (where they should be applied to the wash care label), onto all kinds of personal items and school equipment, and onto shoes (where we recommend applying them to the side wall or beneath the tongue; if you apply them beneath the heel of the foot, the friction generated as your child moves about will cause the print to disintegrate rapidly).

Visit our Stikins ® information page to find out more about these helpful little labels or visit our Stikins ® product page to place an order.

Stikins ® – A Helping Hand For Lost Property Departments

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Whether you’re fighting back a mountain or simply fed up of the box of bits and pieces that you’ve got shoved under a desk in the office, name labels are an excellent way to tackle the problem of lost property.

While losing belongings can be a distressing and frustrating experience for students (and their parents), the school environment is actually a safer place to lose things because it is a closed environment with access to names and contact information for the pupils in attendance – which makes it a simpler task to return items to their owner once they have been handed in to Lost Property.

All the Lost Property department needs to do is read the name labels of items that have been handed in and notify the right teacher to send the child to the office to pick up their belongings (compared with unlabelled items that have to wait in Lost Property until a “Reclaiming” event can be organised and often go unclaimed anyway because there’s simply no way to distinguish one article of uniform or equipment from another – unless, of course, they’ve acquired a unique stain, tear, or break somewhere along the line).

Some schools have actually taken the step of adding name labels to their School Uniform List as a required item, while others encourage parents by adding them as a “Recommended” item. Whether you make name labels a mandatory part of your uniform list or leave it up to parents to decide for themselves, there is no doubt that name labels are an extremely effective way to reduce the amount of time and resources that members of staff waste dealing with lost property.

Plus with Label Planet’s name labels, you also have the opportunity to raise funds for your school while tackling your lost property problem; our commission scheme allows schools to earn commission on every order of name labels placed by parents quoting a unique school code, which they can then put towards any fundraising projects or endeavours they’re looking to support.

You can find out more about our commission scheme on our Information Page; we’ve also got plenty of resources to help you get the best out of your fundraising efforts on the School Section of our site, which you can access by clicking on the purple “School Information” button on the left hand side.