Pharmacy Labels – Blank Stock or Custom Design
One of the biggest label ordering decisions is whether to order blank stock which you will use to print your own labels or to invest time into a custom printed design. An experienced supplier can help you identify which of these options offers the most benefits. This decision will depend on specific labeling requirements and whether or not the stock labels will need to withstand certain exposure conditions while maintaining durability and legibility.
Stock labels, while cost effective in some scenarios, do not always meet these requirements. A good example involves the item being exposed to cold temperatures or moisture. 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.
How Are These Choices Different?
Blank stock is frequently used to print on-site and the materials may have protective qualities to ensure the label remains intact in certain conditions. They are also available in varying sizes to ensure you get the right fit for containers and other items. Additionally, blank stock is typically designed for specific types of printers to prevent bleeding or other issues. This choice allows the printing of information as needed, which in some cases reduces waste as the details change. It also makes it possible to quickly print any label needed with ease.
Custom designs encompass two types of stock for your pharmacy labels: Blank Stock and Pre-Printed. Sometimes a label does not meet the standard sizing found with general stock options. An experienced provider can meet these needs by providing a custom labeling solution. In alternative scenarios, a supplier can take your needs and create a custom, pre-printed design that may either be written on to provide further information or have all the information for easy placement onto the surface of the pharmacy item. Each of these options has their benefits.
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 pharmacy labels. If you need help a Label Expert at Shamrock Labels can recommend the best option to meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more about these choices for pharmacy labels or create your own at our Design A Label!