Etiquette Systems specializes in custom made-to-order labels versus generic one-size-fits all commodity-type labels. But this doesn't necessarily mean that all our labels come preprinted with either graphics or text! Some of our customers prefer to order on demand printer labels. In other words, they like to print their own labels in-house, as needed, onto made-to-order printer compatible stickers. Most of our printer labels come in blank white, transparent, or silver, but in some cases we can also pre-print things like common borders, background colors, or even your company or brand logo. In a sense, then, these print your own labels are actually a type of custom labels.
Do-it-yourself printable labels are most suitable in cases of low-batch quantity, variable data from label to label, or where same-day turnaround is a requirement. To start, we'll need to know the ideal format (roll or sheet), label size, in-house print method, and printer make and model to ensure compatibility. For example, most Zebra printable labels that we produce are coated for thermal transfer printing (TT ribbon required) and are coiled onto 3" id cores. However, we also produce printable labels made from DT (direct thermal), laser, and even inkjet-compatible substrates. We can produce printer compatible labels from ground-up raw-material construction, so no details of your specifications should be spared—from label application and exposure, to longevity and durability requirements.
With economic DIY inkjet technology drastically expanding, Etiquette Systems has newly-released label products, including inkjet-compatible polypropylene freezer-grade labels on rolls. There are many variables to factor in when producing printer compatible labels, so our quotes are specification-driven and not offered in our catalog. We do, however, stock many popular 8.5" x 11" Avery formatted sheet labels in our online store. These particular printer labels are converted from industrial/freezer-grade materials, and are meant to be printed on either laser or inkjet printers.
If you're not sure how to print your own labels, please give us a call or send us an email and we'll be happy to walk you through the DIY Label printing process. We look forward to hearing from you!