Integrated labels can be a great new product to start using in the original shipping process at a shipping warehouse or even a busy business office. No matter the needs and amount of shipping label form, like integrated labels, are needed, becoming smarter about the shipping processes by using products that can save time and money are always worth looking into.
Before ordering a minimum order of integrated labels, it may be worth asking for a sample from the printing service that the company is going to order from, like My1Stop.com. In most cases, a customer service representative or salesperson will be happy to send out a sample of an integrated label so the company can make sure that they like the look and feel of the product before deciding to order it to use regularly in their place of business.
Once it’s decided that integrated labels can be used to replace a traditional shipping label form, the online order should be placed. After the labels are received, the company will need to train all the employees that deal with the shipping process or printing the labels on how to utilize them correctly. Proper training initially will ensure that the adoption of the new labels will be eased into the daily shipping and packaging process much easier.
During the initial adoption process, one supervisor or employee (or a group, depending on the size of the company) should be designated as training experts. Other employees with questions on the use of the integrated labels can ask these extensively-trained experts, which may be better able to help than a fellow employee with is also learning the new product at the same time. Employees are usually also more comfortable with new products if they know there are knowledgeable colleagues who can help them as they learn and get acquainted with the new labels.
Parking permits come in two different styles; outside the vehicle or inside the vehicle. We produce both styles at My1Stop.com each with different materials for various applications.
Outside the vehicle parking permits. You see these all over the place. Usually oval or square in shape, they come in two different types of materials reflective and reflective destructible. Both materials are durable, designed specifically for custom parking permits and when subsurface printed (our unique specialty) they will stand up to almost any temperature and moisture extremes. The materials differ in their removal qualities. When any attempt is made to remove reflective destructible parking permits, the entire permit flakes apart, making it impossible to be re-used. Non destructible reflective material leaves no trace when removed and has no adhesive left to make the parking permit reusable. As you guessed, most parking permits are not meant to be reused. This makes it very difficult – if not impossible – for unauthorized use of parking permits.
Inside the vehicle parking permits. These come in three flavors; hang tags, window clings and mirror decals. The most popular type of in-vehicle parking permits are window stickers. These window clings have a permanent, non reusable adhesive that is impervious to heat, cold and moisture. You see these all the time, usually in the lower right or left side of the front window. This is the best bet for issuing parking permits that last and are almost impossible to steal or alter. Hang tags are the most popular form of temporary or reusable parking permits. These PVC tags simply hang from the rear view mirror post. They are readily visible, durable and ultimately reusable. Window clings can come with or without adhesive. Huh? Some window cling are static cling – making them reusable; however, they are suggested for temporary use only. This type of parking permit is so easy to remove and reuse that they invite abuse for anything other than temporary conditions. Lastly, mirror decals offer a lot of the advantages of window clings – though they can be messy to remove from the plastics typically used in rear view mirrors. As a result, these are the least popular type of in-vehicle parking permits.
When you’re ordering or designing parking permits, just let me know and I’ll get you some free parking permits samples from customer service. Be sure to give them a call once you have your samples in-hand!
There is a lot of talk about whether direct thermal or thermal transfer printing is the better choice for your tags and labels. You may get different answers depending on who you speak with. However, it really depends on your individual needs.
Direct thermal printing involves the direct application of the heated print head to a specially treated paper. Once the heat is applied, the image is then burned directly onto the paper. Many people prefer direct thermal printing because it does not use ribbons. On the other hand, the special type of paper that is used is not very durable and does not last long. It is similar to fax paper. Over time the paper will fade and start to discolor. Direct thermal printing is best for short term use, like shipping and packaging labels.
On the other hand there is thermal transfer printing. This type of printing requires a ribbon. In thermal transfer printers, the heat of the print head transfers the image through the wax and/or resin ribbon to your label. As opposed to direct thermal printing, the image on your label or tag will last for years. If your label is going to be exposed to the outdoors or constantly changing elements, thermal transfer printing is the way to go.
Quick Reference to Choose the Right Method:
Direct Thermal Printing Is Best for:
-labels needed for short term use
-you want to print without using a ribbon
Thermal Transfer Printing Is Best for:
-labels that need to be durable
-labels that will be exposed to outdoors and/or changing conditions
-labels needed for long-term use