A Guide To Label Planet’s “Popular” Label Sizes For Self Adhesive LabelsIf you’ve taken a look through the home page of our website, you may have noticed an option called “Popular Sizes” and wondered what makes a particular label size “popular”. We’ve written this blog post to explain what our popular label sizes are and why they can be extremely useful…
What Is A “Popular” Label Size?As you might imagine, our range of popular label sizes is made up of the sizes that are requested most often; they’re also the most popular sizes requested across the whole of the labelling industry.
What Are The Benefits Of Choosing “Popular” Self Adhesive Label Sizes?There are a number of benefits to choosing a popular label size – most of which are the result of the fact that “popular” sizes tend to become “standard” sizes.
The labelling industry wants to manufacture label sizes that customers actually want to buy, which has led to certain sizes becoming a set of “standard” label sizes that are manufactured in extremely large volumes on a regular basis. This has a number of benefits for customers:
Popular Label Sizes Are Readily AvailableManufacturers make self adhesive labels in these sizes ALL THE TIME, which means that they are often in stock and available for same day despatch. Bespoke label sizes are made to order, which means they have longer lead times during which the self adhesive labels will actually be made for a specific customer.
Popular Label Sizes Are Available In Smaller QuantitiesSmaller packs of self adhesive labels tend to be available when there is a ready supply of stock that can be broken down into smaller quantities. Bespoke label sizes are only produced in specific and requested quantities.
Popular Label Sizes Are CheaperThese sizes are produced in bulk, which makes them less expensive to produce compared to bespoke label sizes (that have additional manufacturing set up costs) – making them much cheaper to buy.
Popular Label Sizes Are Better SupportedThese label sizes are much more likely to be supplied with label templates and printing advice. It is also more likely that a compatible label template will be available in the software a customer wants to use to design and print their own self adhesive labels (such as the Avery Label Templates built in to Word).
Popular Label Sizes Are Available In More Material & Adhesive OptionsPopular sizes are used to create ranges of self adhesive labels in alternative label materials and label adhesives. While standard paper labels are available in a wider range of label sizes, if you want a different material or adhesive (used to make waterproof labels, transparent labels, coloured labels, removable labels, security labels, freezer labels, gloss labels, opaque labels, or high tack permanent labels) you will probably find that they are available in a limited range of label sizes (made up of “popular” / standard sizes).
What Label Sizes Are Included In Your “Popular” Group Of Self Adhesive Labels?Our range of popular label sizes includes nine rectangular labels and four round labels as follows:
- LP1/210: A4 labels measuring 210mm by 297mm
- LP4/99: 4 sticky labels measuring 99.1mm by 139mm
- LP8/99: 8 sticky labels measuring 99.1mm by 67.7mm
- LP12/63: 12 sticky labels measuring 63.5mm by 72mm
- LP14/99: 14 address labels measuring 99.1mm by 38.1mm
- LP21/63: 21 address labels measuring 63.5mm by 38.1mm
- LP40/45: 40 sticky labels measuring 45.7mm by 38.1mm
- LP65/38: 65 mini labels measuring 38.1mm by 21.2mm
- LP84/46: 84 mini labels measuring 46mm by 11.1mm
- LP12/64R: 12 round labels with a 63.5mm diameter
- LP15/51R: 15 round labels with a 51mm diameter
- LP35/37R: 35 round labels with a 37mm diameter
- LP70/25R: 70 round labels with a 25mm diameter