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Need New Labels? We need to know these 5 things

Do you need new labels? Adding a new product line?

When we work with new or returning customers who need new labels, we start with a few simple questions. Your order will go much smoother if you have this information up front.

If you aren’t sure exactly what you need, no worries! We help customers figure out the best solution for their exact needs. If we don’t have it in stock we will create a custom order.

5 Things We Ask About Your New Labels

#1. What is the size of the label?

We need to know the width and the length of your new labels. If it is a standard size or one we have made it before for another customer, we already have die for it. If not, we will have a custom die made.

#2. What label material do you want? (often determined by the use of the label)

If you aren’t sure what type of material you need, we will explore what you are using the label for to determine the best type of material to use. You may need:

  • Paper
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyester
  • Adhesives
    • Permanent
    • Removable
    • All temp
    • Cryogenic

#3. Will the label be printed? How?

Will you be printing the labels in house with your own printers and software? Will we be printing them for you? We could supply pre-printed labels that you then print additional data on. There are many options. We will also help you determine what type of printing you will use (if you don’t have your own printers). It could be:

  • Thermal Transfer
  • Direct Thermal
  • InkJet
  • Laser
  • or something else

#4. What is the Dispensing Mode?

New labels can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and can be printed on all kinds of materials. However, the dispensing mode they are finished to comes down to three options: Rolls, Fan-Fold, or Sheets.

Rolls: Labels will be rolled on a paper core. Industry standard is 3″ core diameter with an 8″ outside diameter. A secondary standard for smaller printers / dispensers is a 1″core with an 4″ outside diameter.

Fan-Fold: Accordion style folding at the perforation – stacked in a box. Fan-fold items can be finished with multiple rows of labels across. Most commonly used with thermal transfer, direct thermal or dot matrix printing.

Sheets: Single cut out sheets – may have internal cuts on a sheet. Stacked between chip-board inside of a poly-bag for curl protection. Then placed in a box and labeled. This is most commonly seen for return label packing slips and other laser printed items.

#5. How many new labels do you need with each order?

We typically don’t have minimum order requirements, but you may get a discount if you order larger amounts at once. We will help you figure out the perfect amount to order for your job that will save you the most money.

Now that you know the information that we need, how can we help you find the perfect label solution?

Please give us a call at  (888) 972 – 5234 or Email us and we will be happy to happy to help.


“Making companies more competitive by offering the correct label printing solution, on time, within budget, while creating unmatched value”.

About PaladinID, LLC
PaladinID develops and supports high-performance bar code labeling applications. We work with our clients to “Make Your Mark” by providing the expertise and tools necessary to create an entire product label printing solution. Located in central New Hampshire, PaladinID has been serving Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New England, and beyond for over 30 years, and in 2017, became an RFID-certified company. We look forward to working with you.

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