Selecting a label to customize and print

When you're searching for asset labels and figuring out what's best for you and your business, there are a number of variables to consider. The world of asset labels is quite varied, and they come in all shapes and materials.

First, decide exactly what purpose the asset labels will serve: Are you aiming for a sophisticated barcode system that will keep track of hundreds of high-value electronics? Or do you need a simple label with only company’s logo as a way to differentiate your equipment from the another company’s?How you are using you labels will be the biggest indicator of the best way to customize them.

The second important step figure out is where your asset labels need to go and what items will need them.

Depending on the size of your items and who is selling your labels to you, you can usually choose from three sizes for your asset labels. The smallest size can be easily stuck almost anywhere, even on small gadgets, like mobile phones or calculators. Due to the space restrictions of a small label, this size usually can't be customized to the same degree as some of the larger labels.

The medium size is is slightly wider and can be customized to display your logo and company name, in addition to the number or barcode that you may also opt to place on it. This size is suitable for most things, but it won't be as visible as a larger size.

The largest size is ideal for big items, like furniture,or large labels can also be used to make the label more obvious on a smaller item. These can be customized with your logo, a barcode or number, a QR code and any pain text information you deem useful, like your office address and telephone number.

The text on the label depends on the item's intended use. Generally speaking, most asset labels contain text along the lines of "do not remove,” "property of” or a combination of the two. Other frequently used labels are, "for service, call…" or "installed by…." Any reputable vendor will allow you to customize the text on your asset labels.

You should also consider the tag's location, namely whether it will be located indoors or outdoors. Metal tags, for instance, would be quite suitable for the outdoors, but labels made of paper, vinyl, or cardstock would probably be more appropriately utilized in an indoor environment.

Often you have some choice in shape. While a rectangular label is practical for most applications, asset labels are also often available as round stickers. If you opt for vinyl or polyester labels, look for ones that are die-cut with rounded corners, which resist flagging of the labels’ layers, and will allow them to last longer.

Color is another highly customizable aspect of asset labels. Your choice of color for your labels may be purely aesthetic or brand-driven — perhaps your company is associated with the color red. However, color coding asset labels can also help keep items visibly organized. Barcodes can only be read by programmed scanners, but the human eye can detect color. If you plan to categorize company property by department (for example, green for the accounting department, purple for the marketing department), color customization options can lend you that extra step of efficiency and organization.

Taking into account your own personal aesthetic, as well as more pragmatic considerations, should guide your personalization process. If you take them to think about it for a bit, you should be able to make a set of effective asset labels.

Printed Asset Labels Asset labels serve as reminders of the item's owner and also aid in the expedition of checkout procedures.