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February 1st, 2018

Hospital Labels – Does your Hospital Label Supplier Offer Custom Design?

It’s a pretty simple question, but many hospitals don’t make the time to investigate the labeling options their current supplier is providing. We understand that in a fast-paced environment like a hospital setting a label supplier is hardly high on the list of priorities, but taking just a few minutes to ask your supplier a few questions could save both time and money with the day to day operations of your facility.

Why Go Custom?
Stock labels, while cost-effective in many scenarios, do not always meet the exact specification and daily printing requirements of every hospital labeling application. What will the label be exposed to? Does it need to be removed and come off without any residue? Does your hospital require a particular color for each alert label? Are you constantly changing and updating the requirements of specimen samples? There are so many reasons your department may require a custom design and in some instances, a custom design offers increased durability over alternative choices. Below, we will discuss a few important decision factors and the benefits of both options.

Are Custom Label Orders Difficult and Time-Consuming?
Surprisingly the answer no. Not from a design perspective, and not from a manufacturing perspective. When you are dealing with an experienced provider, they will likely have already created the exact label you are looking for. Even in cases where they’ve “never done that before” their experience and understanding of the conditions and handling hospital labels endure will lead to quick solutions and easy design. Some forward-thinking label companies already have design-your-own label tools built on their websites. It’s possible in ten minutes or less to get the exact label ordered for your unique application!

Is Custom for You?

Before deciding to use blank stock or custom designs, take time to evaluate the exposure conditions, handling, and usage purposes of your hospital labels. If you have any questions, you should contact an experienced healthcare label provider to walk you through all the options available.

About Us
For more than 40 years Shamrock Labels has been manufacturing labels for all types of industries from healthcare to small business. Our labels are compatible with numerous printers including laser, thermal, DYMO, Zebra and more. Shop our diverse line of labels here, or if you are in need of a custom design, use our new Design A Label tool to design your own custom label online! If you have any questions or need help determining the proper label, contact our customer service staff at (800) 323-0249. Our expert label makers are ready to get you the best label possible.