By simple nature, I am a labeler. I should by stock in label companies and own a professional labeler. Normally I use tape and a piece of paper. Do it the cheap way. Recently the wonderful people over at www.appliedlabels.com sent me a package of kids labels for shoes and clothing. I was really excited because I am SICK of writing on my sons clothes with permanent marker. Not only does it ruin the clothes, but when the twins are bigger I can expect them to be at least a little upset that D's name is all over their clothing.
I went through D's closet and labeled all of the clothes I could, his shoes and for grins a couple toys. He got a kick out of it and has been bragging about his labels to his friends. Which is a little weird. But to each his own.
The real test was when it came time to do laundry. Cautiously loaded up our wash machine and started it. Terrified of the outcome. Will there be labels clogging the drain pipe? Will the white's get stained with the black ink? When the washer finally buzzed, my worries disappeared when miraculously everything was still intact!
Ok… So I am being a little dramatic here. By the time the washer buzzed I has completely forgotten about the labels, and threw everything in the dryer. It wasn't until I was folding the clothes that I remembered they where there. But, I was amazed to find that they were intact, and nothing had bothered them. Not even looking like they where worn. Pretty cool in my book.
Here is what www.appliedlabels.com has to say :
BETTER ADHESIONOur labels have twice the adhesive strength of most labels. It is so strong that it is classified as permanent. The labels can be removed but it takes deliberate action. That means your labels should stay put until you want them removed.
BETTER PRINTING TECHNOLOGY & INK
We use a proprietary print technology to produce durable, long-lasting labels that easily withstand harsh environments (such as your dishwasher). The image is permanently affixed onto the label, providing a durable, robust marking. This simply means that the ink won't wash off.
BETTER RESOLUTION We use high resolution, professional grade print technology to produce sharp, crisp images.
We provide a simple, quick method to label clothing with tags that does not require any sewing or ironing onto the fabric or marking the fabric with ink.
BETTER QUALITY CONTROL & SHIPPINGOur labels are 100% inspected. We typically print and ship within one to two business days so you get your labels quickly. Any rare exceptions to our shipping policy will always be posted. We will also send you both order and shipping confirmations.
BETTER EXPERIENCE & TECHNOLOGY BASE
Applied Labels LLC was founded by a degreed Chemical Engineer and mother of two. She was a key engineer in charge of labeling for a leading aerospace company and has put her experience with cutting edge technology to work for you.
BETTER MATERIAL SELECTION
We have given careful consideration to the selection of the label materials. Superior materials yield labels that offer unsurpassed performance. Basically, these labels are tough.
BETTER SAFETY PROMISE AND MATERIALS KNOWLEDGE
We promise to always screen our materials for safety of use. Applied Labels LLC restricts the use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) / polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEPH) and Bisphenol (BPA) in all of our products. We also had an independent, third-party laboratory test our Applied LabelsTM and Baby TapesTM for six banned phthalates and heavy metals. We met or exceeded all government standards. We care about performance but always put safety first. This is our promise to you.
Why our family loves them - They work! They don't wear down. Most importantly, they are not irritating or scratchy!
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