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Benzine - 10/5/22 at 11:08 AM

The joinery I work at has recently taken on a big order of doors. The customer wants each door to have a durable sticker put on each with info printed on. Anyone got any ideas? Ideally needs to be a plastic/waterproof finish and will need to stick very well. Are there any dedicated sticker printers you've had experience of? Dimensions of each sticker will be in region of 40mm x 150mm

I'd normally use sheets of stickers and use a template in word etc but they're not going to be durable sadly.


McLannahan - 10/5/22 at 11:56 AM

I've used a company called StickerPig (https://www.facebook.com/stickerpig) a few times and he was almost cheaper than producing stickers myself on my own printer. When I factored in the quality, effort etc...it was better to go with him. I still now produce the lower quality ones myself but use him for the higher quality.


Russell - 10/5/22 at 12:35 PM

stickershop.co uk

Top quality service and products. I've used them a number of times for accurate custom shaped stickers to my exact spec.

You just send them a PDF and choose the grade and finish, accept the proofs they send back and the stickers arrive within a couple of days.

I have no connection with the company, I'm just a very satisfied customer.


tegwin - 10/5/22 at 03:28 PM

Depends how durable?

I use a brother E550W label maker at work with a database that drives the content... They are pretty good but wear over time with touch/UV.


designer - 11/5/22 at 09:49 AM

To put on a wood product you really need a semi rigid card which can be hammer stapled onto the top/botton.


nick205 - 11/5/22 at 11:18 AM

Does the customer want the labels to say something unusal or bizarre on them?

If not can you not get ready made door labels/signs with MEETING ROOM, LADIES, GENTS etc. that fix on with screws or above mentioned hammer staples. Sticking adhesive backed signs to unpainted wood doesn't bode well for the signs staying on too long.


Benzine - 11/5/22 at 03:24 PM

Thanks for the replies. To clarify the stickers need to be thicker/more durable than sticky paper labels. They're going on the top of a door ( lacquered finish) and each one with have a unique code on it including a barcode or a QR code.


Mike Wood - 12/5/22 at 06:50 AM

Hi

Daft question.

Have you had a chance to see one on the customerís existing doors in use with such a sign on? If not you might be very lucky that in tiny print on the label there will be a makerís name and perhaps phone number/website address.

This does seem like quite a specific requirement, perhaps common in particular industries - some industrial research laboratories, medical labs, or perhaps highly segmented locked storage/warehousing? If so, there will probably be a specialist supplier of such things.

Cheers
Mike

[Edited on 12/5/22 by Mike Wood]


SteveWalker - 12/5/22 at 11:47 AM

I don't know the relative costs, but this looks more like needing a rigid, screwed label - such as reverse engraved Gravoglas 2-plex or a paper/card label behind a screwed clear cover. Sticky labels are likely to peel over time.


ReMan - 12/5/22 at 08:28 PM

Think this is the sort of thing you need?
https://www.brother.co.uk/printers/portable-printers/retail/signage-facility-management


nick205 - 13/5/22 at 10:46 AM

quote:
Originally posted by SteveWalker
I don't know the relative costs, but this looks more like needing a rigid, screwed label - such as reverse engraved Gravoglas 2-plex or a paper/card label behind a screwed clear cover. Sticky labels are likely to peel over time.




Seems spot on to me:

1. More secure fixing method of screws into the wooden doors.
2. Clear and defined writing.
3. A durable solution!