Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Stikins ® & Trons ®: FAQ – Do You Do These Name Labels In Size X (And Other “Sizeable” Questions)
Yup, it’s an FAQ special and this week we’re rounding up all of your name label questions about size, such as:
How Big Are Your Name Labels?
Our Stikins ® name labels measure 30mm wide by 15mm high and our Trons ® name transfers measure 35mm wide by 15mm high.
Can I Request A Bigger/Smaller Size Of Name Label?
We only supply these two sizes of name label and cannot accept orders for bespoke sizes.
Why Did You Pick These Sizes For Your Name Labels?
We believe that name labels need to be capable of two completely opposite functions; when you need them they should be easy to find and read BUT when you don’t need them they should be pretty much invisible.
We find that the sizes we have chosen are large enough to make them stand out when they need to (so the labels are easy to find), to hold text that is printed in a bold clear font size (so the labels are easy to read), and fit neatly onto the items that you need to label (so the labels don’t draw attention when they aren’t needed) – whether that’s onto the wash care label of clothing, onto the side wall or beneath the tongue of shoes, or on personal items such as lunch boxes and water bottles, or phones, stationery, and equipment.
What Size Font Do You Use?
The font size depends on the amount of text you enter when you order. Our system counts up the number of characters you have entered on each line and then selects the biggest possible font size that will allow both lines to be printed within the dimensions of each name label.
How Do I Get A Bigger Font Size?
Simply take a bit of time to think about what you want to include and be as selective as possible.
Our default layout allows you to split your text over two lines; we find that this creates a solid bold font even if you choose to include an additional piece of information on your labels (for example, we receive many orders for a full name on the top line and a phone number on the bottom line).
We advise limiting yourself to TWO pieces of information and putting one piece onto each of the two lines available; adding any more will cause your font size to reduce significantly. We also recommend being selective about the additional information you add; for example, if you want to add contact information, we recommend a phone number rather than an email address/address because the latter require far more characters to be used.
On the other hand, if you know you only want to add one name (e.g. just a first name or just a surname) or you’re entering text that only requires a handful of characters, you can select the “Name on one line” option to boost the font size.
As a rough guide, we’ve put together an Example Print page showing the font sizes produced by different amounts of text.
Will My Name Labels Get Bigger If I Add More Text?
No. Some parents are used to sew-in name labels where the length of the labels can be adapted to suit the length of the name that has been requested. As mentioned above, our labels are made in a set size and it is the font size that adjusts to make your requested text fit rather than the label size.
How Big Are Your Packs Of Name Labels?
Both of our name label products are available in four pack sizes, as follows:
Stikins ® name labels: select from 30, 60, 90, or 120 name labels per pack
Trons ® name transfers: select from 35, 70, 105, or 140 name transfers per pack
What Size Envelope/Parcel Will My Order Arrive In?
The majority of our orders are despatched in C5 envelopes, which will slip safely through a letterbox without any trouble.
[Extremely large orders are despatched in a small box sent via a Signed For service to ensure they are delivered safely.]
For more FAQs (and their answers), please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
To buy Stikins ® name labels visit our BUY STIKINS ® name labels page.
To buy Trons ® name transfers visit our BUY TRONS ® name transfers page.