Shipping and mailing labels are a great resource for companies who ship products or mailers on a regular basis. Having custom-printed labels let the customer know that the company who is sending the product or communication is professional, resourceful, and brand-conscious. But how do you choose from the many types of custom printed shipping labels available?
Custom shipping labels can come on a roll, which is great if the company using them has a mail center or station set up to hang that roll of labels for easy access. With roll labels, you can choose from different label sizes, and you’re usually allowed up to three or four imprint colors, so it is easy to have the labels branded with the corporate colors. Roll shipping labels also come in a variety of different materials, like labels with permanent adhesive, temporary adhesive, glossy labels, and matte labels, among others. In order to print the shipping information on roll labels, the proper type of printer must be obtained.
If roll labels are not appropriate for a particular office or workspace, many of the same options are available with fanfold labels that exist with roll labels. They come in the same material options, have the same color imprint options, and come in many of the same sizes, but they come on a continuous fanfold carrier, rather than on a roll. This is ideal for an office with limited space to prepare mailing items, and also great for mailing projects that multiple people are working on, so that the labels can be divided more easily. In order to print on fanfold labels, the proper type of printer must be obtained, as well.
Finally, if neither of the above options suits the company, and the budget is a bit tighter, it might be best to go with labels on sheets. Sheet labels have usually allow up to two imprint colors, and come in a variety of sizes, but the delivery method is a bit bulkier and more room is needed to store sheet labels than fanfold labels. Sheet labels come in coated and uncoated varieties, and also come in high temperature like the other labels, but are sold according to the type of printer used. Labels on sheets are available for printing on laser and inkjet printers, so an office need not order a special printing machine – sheet labels can be printed like any other piece of paper, and the template can be downloaded from the label provider’s website.
No matter which type of custom shipping label a company chooses the benefit is clear. The company gets more exposure, the mailings look more professional, and because of that, the company looks more professional.