Stikins ® Information
Stikins ® are a thoroughly modern alternative to sew-in and iron-on name labels. They simply stick in and stay in so parents can label dozens of items quickly and easily, with no fuss, no mess, and not an iron or sewing needle in sight!
With a simple one-step application process, Stikins ® are multipurpose name labels that can be used to label all of a child’s belongings safely and securely in minutes, saving busy families plenty of time to get on with the more important things in life.
Developed using the latest manufacturing processes and materials, Stikins ® first launched in 2004, with new and improved versions appearing in 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2017.
Ideal for busy parents who want to make sure their children’s belongings make it safely to school and back again, these simple name labels can save parents a lot of time and money. They’re also ideal for labelling clothing and personal items belonging to residents of care homes and nursing facilities, where they help to bring a little extra peace of mind and security to residents and their families.
THE LABEL MATERIAL
Stikins ® name labels are made with an advanced plastic, which is extremely soft and pliable; this means our name labels can be used on flat and curved surfaces (including flexible wash-care labels) and that they are gentle against skin when they are used in clothing.
THE LABEL ADHESIVE
Stikins ® are made with a specially developed adhesive (only available on Stikins ® name labels) that is designed to create a bond that will hold your name labels firmly and securely in place under all sorts of conditions. Created with the stresses and strains of everyday life in mind, this strong and resilient adhesive can withstand both the rough and tumble of day to day life and repeat trips through the washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher, microwave, or sink.
Stikins ® have been independently tested using the BS EN ISO6330 wash test procedure for 40 washes at 40 degrees but, more importantly, they’ve also been successfully and very thoroughly tested by thousands of families across the country, who have bought and used our name labels, day after day, over and over again, for over twelve years!
Thousands of different material blends are used to make clothing and we cannot test them all. Although our name labels MIGHT be able to stick directly onto SOME materials, we cannot guarantee that they will work on all materials – this is why Stikins ® should be applied onto the wash-care label of clothing (i.e. the label with the washing instructions).
Items should be clean and dry before you apply your name labels and you should wait 24 hours before washing your items to allow the adhesive to completely set. While our products have been thoroughly tested to ensure they will withstand a normal cycle of washing and drying, you should always follow the recommended guidelines supplied with your cleaning products. When ironing labelled items, avoid direct contact between your iron and your name labels as the labels will melt.
THE PRINTED NAMES
Printed Stikins ® feature a bold, black font to ensure your text stands out against the background.
You can use alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, and 0-9), punctuation marks, and the following accented European characters:
The font size is determined by how many characters you request; our system automatically chooses the largest font that allows all of your text to fit on your name labels. To get the best possible font size, you should keep things short and sweet (for example, we CAN print 30-35 characters per line but we recommend using 15-20 per line; click here to view our font size guide).
Most customers request a first name (line 1) and surname (line 2) but we are happy to print whatever text our customers prefer. Common requests include contact information (phone number), medical and allergy information, school information (school or class name), or simple messages (such as “This belongs to” or “Please return to”).
In summer, your name labels may be exposed to sun creams and lotions, which contain enhanced ingredients that cause some inks to disintegrate. Stikins ® are printed with a special ink that is resistant to children’s alcohol-free sun creams and lotions, allowing your Stikins ® to remain firmly in place, clear and legible, all year round.
THE LABEL SIZE
Name labels should be invisible until you need them, which is why we’ve chosen a size for our name labels (30mm wide by 15mm high) that fits neatly and unobtrusively onto the wash-care label of clothing and on personal items of all shapes and sizes.
ORDERING NAME LABELS
Printed Stikins ® are available in four pack sizes (30 labels, 60 labels, 90 labels, or 120 labels per pack), while our write on Stikins ® Name Label Kit contains 60 blank Stikins ® and a pen – if you are ordering printed labels, please note that all of the labels within a pack will be printed with the same text.
You can order Stikins ® name labels and the Stikins ® Name Label Kit through our website, over the phone, or by post. All orders are made and despatched same day (Mon-Fri, up to 3pm) and our prices include VAT and standard UK delivery (Royal Mail’s first class service).
- 01270 668076
Name Labels Sent Same Day (Mon-Fri) With Free First Class Postage and VAT Included