How to customize asset labels

The important consideration to keep in mind when customizing your asset labels is who your viewers are. Are they your consumers, employees or family members? Depending on the answer, you may want to make certain design modification (i.e. company logo, formal writing vs. informal writing). In general, the design should embody brevity and clarity so viewers know right away what your asset it and who it belongs to.

Keep in mind that most online retailers can save your design template, so if you need to re-order or make alterations, you don't have to start from scratch.

Here are some helpful tips for designing a custom asset label:

  • Symbols: Graphics are great visual cues and take less time to comprehend then written text. Logos add a touch of professionalism and improve a company's brand recognition.

  • Color: The rule of thumb is to choose a color that contrasts with your asset. This way, your label will stand out. Also, brighter colors enhance visibility. A good practice is to color code your labels for easier identification (i.e. blue for electronics, red for documents).

  • Text: What you decide to write in the text box is crucial because it will help the viewer understand what the label is all about. Firstly, indicate ownership in the most concise terms (your name or company). Consider bilingual text if your label is going to be placed in a multi-lingual setting. Secondly, provide an address or contact information so people can return your asset to you.

  • Barcode: Labels can be outfitted with a barcode label or numbering system to help you quickly track assets or speed up the inventory process. Most labels can be read by almost any legitimate scanner and even some smartphone applications.

  • Material: Label materials vary in many regards: according to their price, durability, use, adhesive, removability, readability, tamper-resistance etc. Bear in mind your label's location: is it on a curved object? Is it subject to the elements? Materials typically include polyester, vinyl, and aluminum. Aluminum materials are the most durable yet also cost more. Most online stores will break down the material specifications for you so you can choose the one that best fits your needs.

  • Size: The label should be large enough to be visible from a reasonable distance. Again, consider your viewers. Sizes range from 0.5" x 1.5" to 1.25" x 2".

  • Packaging:Your labels can be shipped in rolls, sheets or on strips.

With these tips in mind, you're all set to create your own label!
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