Do Custom Label Orders Take Longer Than Stock Label Orders?
If your company or organization is shopping for adhesive labels, and you can’t find an option that meets your requirements, you may be in the market for custom labels, which are usually customized based on one or more of the following label elements: size, liner, facestock, adhesive, and printed words, colors, and/or graphics.
Stock Labels Vs. Custom Labels
Label suppliers produce stock labels based on the labeling needs of their target audience. If a large need exists for a particular type of label, you can usually find the label as a stock product. If you need a type of label for which there isn’t a big demand, you probably won’t find it as a stock product for two reasons: it doesn’t make sense from a supply and demand standpoint, and unique labels can be produced quickly using the latest technology.
This brings us to the main subject of our entry: Do custom label orders take longer to produce than orders for stock labels? The answer ultimately depends on which label supplier you use. When it comes custom labels, label suppliers fall into three general categories:
- Suppliers that don’t offer custom solutions
- Suppliers that offer stock and custom solutions, but take longer to deliver the latter
- Suppliers that offer both, with the same turnaround time
If you can predict labeling needs well ahead of time, there isn’t much difference between using the second and third types of suppliers. However, that isn’t always possible. For example, a pharmacy could have a change in prescription labeling it must implement quickly based on emerging research about a medication. Or a business could need a quick coupon label solution to capitalize on sudden, limited time opportunity.
When timely needs like these arise, and the only solution is custom labels, you need the option of placing the order quickly and receiving it as soon as possible. For healthcare entities, proper patient care could be on the line. For retail outfits, implementing custom labels on time instead of a day later could mean a major difference in revenue.
Enter Shamrock Labels
At Shamrock Labels, our 45+ years of experience have taught us that custom label solutions are needed by countless companies and organizations at any given time. That’s why we use a custom label production process that lets us deliver unique solutions as quickly as we supply stock solutions. If you need a solution fast, here’s what we’ll do on short order:
- Assess label materials needed
- Review your printing requirements
- Help you select colors / graphics
- Ensure label design complies with your software / printer
- Produce and deliver the labels
On our end, the main variable for how quickly you receive labels is how many you order. With that said, our production is so efficient that you would have to order an exceptionally large volume of labels at one time for production to extend delivery time.
If you need custom labels fast, call us today at (800) 323-0249. We’ll process your order without delay, and start the production process fast. As a label supplier, service and delivery are two of our biggest strengths. We look forward to hearing from you!