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CAN YOU MAKE YOUR OWN PRINTED LABELS


Almost every business needs labels and yours probably is not an exception. The widespread use of labelling is one of the reasons the label printing trade is undergoing such tremendous growth. Although many buyers are turning to professional to produce their printed labels, so decide to handle the jobs themselves.

Can you make your own printed labels, or should you hire a professional? Let us look at a few factors that might guide your decision making.

First, consider volume. This is probably the single most important factor involved in making the determination. If you only use a few printed labels, you may be able to handle the job yourself. However, if you will be using printed labels in bulk, you should probably hire a professional. The cost will likely be offset by the tremendous gain in efficiency you will experience.

Second, consider your skills. Everyone, it seems, has a “do it yourself” instinct. That may be your approach with respect to printed labels. However, before you dive into a progress, take a moment to accurately assess your design skills and your ability to handle printing, etc. correctly. Making your own printed labels is a good idea for a certain minority of businesses, but it always requires a strong skill set.

Third, consider the actual labels. If the only printed labels you need are for your return address or basic shipping, you might be able to handle the task alone. On the other hand, if you will be using printed labels on products, etc., you may want to consider having a professional handle the job.

There are those who can print their own labels and succeed. Most, however, find it makes more sense to hire somehow to produce printed labels than it does to make the labels alone. Professional printed labels are not overwhelmingly expensive and are often the best possible solution.

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