Custom labels are absolutely everywhere in modern life, even if you don’t necessarily notice them. This is because, when it comes to providing information in an easily-digested way, nothing can really beat custom labels for simple efficiency. At Vector & Raster, we have provided thousands of custom labels to businesses and individuals across Australia and beyond for over 15 years. So, to help you prepare for your next project, let’s take a look at a few of the factors that go into creating an effective, eye-catching custom label.
If you’re trying to convey information through your custom label, you’re not going to get very far if people can’t actually read it. This is why most electrical labels and other labels made for commercial use tend to use bold, rigid fonts over, say, cursive. An ideal label is a balance between form and function, and if you decide to push too far towards a stylised design, it can often hurt the legibility, and in turn, the usability of your finished product.
This is why people tend to prefer laser cut plastic labels over other materials. Plastic labels, and traffolyte labels, allow for a level of clarity and legibility that isn’t often possible with other materials, making them the perfect eye-catching options when you want or need to get your message across.
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A small, grey label stuck to the side of a machine may get your information across, but only if people know where to look for it. There’s a reason warning and hazard signs are usually in bright colours with stark imagery and big letters, so if you really don’t want someone to touch those live wires or put their hand near the big scary machine without proper safety gear, you want to be sure that message is large, front and centre in every way possible.
Once again, this is where traffolyte labels shine. Plastic labels are clear, vibrant, and allow for a wide range of colour options. Plastics, especially acrylics, are also easy to work with, meaning that there is a lot of options when designing your finished product to create precise designs.
When you’re getting custom labels made, it’s expected that you’ll want them to stay clear and legible for many years to come. This can be a tough thing to achieve, especially in commercial/industrial areas where labels are having to stand up to a lot of wear and tear. Poorly made/designed labels will eventually become faded, warped, or simply degraded over time, so it’s important to ensure that you’re choosing a material that is right for your needs.
Whilst metal labels are relatively common due to their durability and sturdiness, once again, plastic labels really are the preferred choice. This is because plastic, unlike metal, will not heat up or conduct electricity, which can be a major concern in industrial use. Plus, the boldly vibrant designs that can be created using plastics will remain visible and legible for a long, long time, unlike some other materials that are susceptible to elemental/environmental factors.
Know What Your Custom Label is For
We’ve spoken a lot about the practical commercial uses of custom labels, but that’s only one side of the coin. Labels are used for a wide variety of cosmetic purposes too, which allow you to be a lot more creative with your designs. Whether you want to customise your stationery collection or add some extra flair to your business’ product tags, laser cutting allows you a chance to bring your ideas to life. So, what are you waiting for? Contact Vector & Raster today for a free no-obligation quote, and design a label that you will absolutely love.