Inkjet labels are compatible with the most commonly used printing equipment both at the office and in the home. The range of sizes we offer means there will be an inkjet label suitable even for more niche machines, such as dot matrixes, label makers, and price guns. This makes the labels truly multipurpose, and easy to personalise for a professional look. As they are durable, inkjet labels are often used by businesses to print clean and clear addresses for envelopes, but are also perfect for labelling objects in the kitchen and around the home. They can of course also be written on by hand.
Why choose inkjet labels?
You need to buy inkjet labels for an inkjet printer – it may seem obvious but some people do get their labels muddled up. You need to choose the right labels to get perfect results, and the wrong ones may damage your printer.
Inkjet printers spray ink onto paper in little spurts. The ink takes some time to dry, and if you use the wrong type of paper it can smudge during the printing process. So it’s essential you use inkjet labels made with top grade paper. Some poor quality labels absorb too much of the ink, but a good quality label coated in a waxy film or made from a smooth paper will produce a good result. It’s also important to use good quality ink to avoid blurred or distorted images.
Types of inkjet labels
There are many different types of good quality inkjet address labels available on our site. Some types of label are good for both laser and inkjet printing; be sure to read the product descriptions to check this out.
Printing inkjet labels - top tips
Check whether you have positioned the addresses correctly by printing on to a blank sheet of paper and holding it up to the light. You can find templates on the Internet to help you position the addresses accurately
Fan the label sheets before placing them in the paper tray and place them on top of about 20 sheets of plain paper
Adjust the paper width lever so it hardly touches the edge of the label stack to prevent the sheets from buckling
Let the ink dry completely before you try to use the labels
Store your labels flat in a cool place
Check specific instructions for printing labels in your printer manual
Some products state they have a ‘selvedge’ or ‘selvage’ and are ‘die cut’. Inkjet labels with a ‘selvedge’ have a rounded edge, while the ‘die cut’ is the method used for clean shaping.
Alternatives to inkjet labels
You can use laser labels if you have a laser printer. A laser printer works with toners instead of ink, and uses a dry fusion process. This gives laser printers the edge over inkjet printers in the end result. They produce clear, crisp images, and do so at greater speed, but laser printers cost more to buy.
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