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Best Continuous Form Labels 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated December 1, 2018
Best Continuous-Form Labels of 2018
Simply review and buy them. After carefully examining the reviews and ratings of the people who have used them earlier this listicle has been made. If you’re reading this, it is very likely that you’re scouting for the best continuous-form labels. I have a variety of material used in the construction of continuous-form labels including metal, plastic, and glass.
Test Results and Ratings
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Why did this continuous-form labels win the first place?
The rear part fits perfectly! It is mounted really tight and reliable. The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack. I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch!
Why did this continuous-form labels come in second place?
I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture.
Why did this continuous-form labels take third place?
It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time. A very convenient model. It is affordable and made of high-quality materials. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment.
Continuous-Form Labels Buyer’s Guide
Satin Broad Loom
Similar to our Satin Needle Loom, this is produced on a faster weaving loom. This clothing label is still quite soft and malleable however is not quite as luxurious as the satin needle loom clothing label. The detail is good on simple logos and special font text. This woven clothing label can be used on a variety of products that require a soft clothing label, slight sheen in appearance and good durability for a woven label. The faster loom allows us to produce this garment label in weeks from receipt of order.
Satin High Definition
This is the top of any satin woven product. Using very fine yarn deniers and weaving at a very slow rate of speed, the label is solid, uniform and very soft. It the most expensive label we produce. This label is commonly used on high fashion and designer apparel.
Taffeta Twill ”The old standby”, this is our most inexpensive woven clothing label. The detail achieved is not extremely high but rather limited. The loom weaves this garment label at a high speed and therefore the detail on logo or artwork is more general. This is not a clothing label for dense, intricate detail. This is a clothing label for the customer that has to get a garment label on the product to get it on the shelf, is not concerned about a high end look, and really just needs to get the job done! The taffeta clothing label achieves a simple logo or text in an economical manner. These can be a bit scratchy if sewn on the inside of garments.
Taffeta Up Ground
By reverse weaving we are able to create a textured “bulky” looking clothing label. This clothing label is just the opposite of our damask clothing label. While the Damask is fine and detail driven, the Taffeta Up Ground is heavily textured on the ground area of the label, making the weave itself prominent in addition to the logo or artwork. This particular woven clothing label lends itself well to technical clothing, tactical garments for military, backpacks, camping equipment and other outdoorsy type items. This is designed to be a “beefy” garment label. We can add starch to the label process to make it even stouter if required. This is similar to the Satin Up Ground only a bit less detailed and not as soft.
Satin Up Ground
By reverse weaving we are able to create a textured “bulky” looking clothing label. This clothing label is just the opposite of our damask clothing label. While the Damask is fine and detail driven, the Satin Up Ground is heavily textured on the ground area of the garment label, making the weave itself prominent in addition to the logo or artwork. This particular woven clothing label lends itself well to technical clothing, tactical garments for military, backpacks, camping equipment and other outdoorsy type items. This is designed to be a “beefy” clothing label. We can add starch to the label process to make it even stouter if required.
Pillow Label, Pillow Puff Label, Yarn Injection Label This garment label has a excellent uniform damask weave which is then injected with micro fiber yarns which allow the label to have a “pillow” effect. The clothing label is then die cut or laser cut out of the strip and left with a 3/inch sewing allowance which allows the pillow label to be sewn down to the garment. Used for baby blankets, quilts and other crafts that require a padded label effect.
Printed Satin Overdye
This is a unique looking printed label where we weave the label or print the label according to the client request. Then we run the clothing label through a dye bath of a predetermined color. The result is a garment label that has great depth of color. The ground color will take the color of the bath ink while the woven text will remain lighter. There is a higher minimum for this type of label due to the dye bath requirement. Email us for details.
Choosing the Right Barcode Printer
Thermal based barcode printers provide a very economical way to create high quality labels, tags, wristbands, receipts, and tickets. Compared to other printing technologies, thermal-based options require less maintenance, have less expensive media, and print faster while maintaining excellent print quality.
Since these types of printers are different from your typical laser or inkjet printers, it can be a challenge to know which one will fit your business best. The first step in finding the right printer is to identify your specific need(s): • Where will the printer be used? Is it a rugged environment? • What kind of media will you make? Labels, tags, wristbands, receipts, or tickets? • How often will you print? • Will the printer be in a fixed or mobile application?
Knowing how you’ll be using a printer will help you decide what type, print method, and other features you’ll need. Understanding and going through the following features will help you determine the best printer for your needs.
Industrial printers are larger and more rugged than desktop models for high volume print applications. From a couple thousand labels per day to printing all day long, these printers are designed to hold more media and there are models that support printing from.5″ to over 8″ wide. You’ll find printers like the Datamax I-420in manufacturing and distribution centers as well as large retailers. If you are printing any type of media in large volumes, industrial label printers are your most reliable option.
Mobile printers are similar to thermal label printers but provide freedom from any cable connections to a PC. Mobile printers do have a few limitations due to their small size. They are not made for very high volumes, have limited roll capacity, and have smaller print widths, usually 2″, 3″, or 4″ max. However, if you need to make labels or receipts on the move, a mobile printer will provide you high quality print in a compact package that fits on your hip. These printers are perfect for delivery drivers or sales agents to create receipts in the field or a warehouse worker that needs to make labels on the spot. Since these printers are not tied to a fixed PC, you normally communicate to them wirelessly through Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Pair a mobile printer like the Zebra QLn320 with a laptop, mobile computer, or smartphone for printing wherever you go!
Even though standard label printers can also create wristbands, a dedicated wristband printer offers several advantages and a lower overall cost. For applications that are making wristbands every day like hospitals, theme parks, and concert venues, a dedicated wristband printer is the perfect fit. While other printers have their media on a roll, wristband printers have cartridges that simply drop into place to keep you printing with almost no downtime. These printers also have a higher print resolution standard for clear, accurate printing of images or logos. Added to this, most models have a special anti-microbial case to meet the demands of any healthcare environment. If you need custom printed wristbands on a regular basis, a dedicated wristband printer like the Zebra HC100 will be the most efficient and easiest to use solution.
Ticket printers are another specialized thermal printer that excels at printing on thicker paper for ticketing applications. If you are making tickets for concerts, festivals, or any other type of event, a dedicated printer will help you make them faster with less hassle. Since most tickets come in a fan-folded stack instead of rolls, these printers have a taller case to accommodate more stacked media. They can also still use roll media but with a larger stack of tickets you will spend less time reloading the printer. These printers also have an opening on the back of the case to easily feed ticket stock externally. Models like Datamax ST-32are a high performance option for demanding ticketing applications.
Direct thermal printers utilize heat-sensitive media that blackens as it passes under the printhead. Because they print without a ribbon, direct thermal printers are noted for their simplicity. Direct thermal printed labels typically have a considerable shelf life but are not well suited for environments that expose them to heat, long periods of direct sunlight or abrasion. Because of this, thermal labels, tags or ticket stock are often top coated to resist these elements. Direct thermal printing produces sharp print quality with good scan ability using only one consumable. For any short term labeling application, like shipping labels, direct thermal is the most efficient print method.
Thermal transfer printers use a ribbon, similar to a fax machine, which is melted onto the label by the printhead. This method makes it easy to use label materials beyond paper including synthetic materials, like polypropylene and polyester, for outdoor and harsh environments. Beyond the added durability, thermal transfer printed media also has a very long shelf life making it perfect for product labels, asset tags, and outdoor wristbands. Since you are using a ribbon, you also have the option to change the color of your print beyond just black. With the right combination of labels and ribbon, you can make a label for any environment or application. Though it does cost a little more to print thermal transfer media, the added benefits ensure your label or tag is readable throughout its life without ever needing to reprint.
The Zebra ZQ110
Examples include the Brother RJ-2050 and RJ-2150 label and receipt printers (with Bluetooth, USB and Wi-Fi connectivity, including AirPrint support) and the Zebra range including the ZQ110, which is said to be the “smallest mobile receipt printer”.
The Brother PT-P-300BT
Examples include the Brother PT-P-300BT (which we reviewed earlier this year) and QL-810W (unlike most models in its category, this one can print in two colours), Epson LabelWorks LW-600P (which takes advantage of the voice recognition system on certain smartphones), and Zebra ZD500 (with optional 300dpi resolution).
ID card printers
Small businesses sometimes need to produce their own ID or membership cards – gyms are an obvious example, or you might want to restrict loyalty discounts or offers to the customers that earned them, not their friends or family.
Light and heavy media
Printers are designed to handle a certain range of paper thicknesses, and most manufacturers recommend against the use of very thin or very thick stock. For example, the Epson WorkForce ET-4550 in our office specifies 6to 95gsm (typical office paper is 80gsm).
But if you look around, you can find exceptions. One is the Oki C911dn which handles 5to 360gsm. It can also print on sheets as small as Aand on banner material up to 1.3m long. Gloss paper, film, transfer paper, waterproof paper and other types of material are supported.
We’re treating this as a catch-all category for wide-format printing for proofing, packaging and outdoor marketing, because we suspect that most of these printers go into businesses that provide print services for clients rather than for purely in-house use.
Here are some options that illustrate the diversity in this market.
The Epson SureColor P7070 is sold largely on its ability to deliver 9or 9percent of the Pantone range, depending on whether ‘light light black’ or ‘violet’ is selected as the tenth ink. The main applications are fine art printing and colour-accurate proofing.
The HP Scitex family comprises industrial-scale presses for printing signs, displays and packaging.
This is one thing I love about thread: the heavier the thread, the smaller the weight number. I wish my bathroom scale worked that way. If you want a fine thread for a fine fabric go for a 80 weight (abbreviated wt.). If you need a thick thread for a top-stitching accent, try a 1wt. or 1wt.
Dye lots and consistency
Thread is dyed in huge vats, but it’s still possible for there to be slight color variations from batch to batch. It’s best to buy all the thread you think you’ll need for a project at one time to insure a perfect color match from spool to spool.
This is where the fun begins. Talk about a rainbow of choices! There are so many beautiful thread colors on the market today. It’s like that big box of 6crayons, but without the waxy smell or the cool built-in sharpener. Choose a color that matches the most dominant color in your fabric. If you can’t find a perfect match, go one or two shades darker. Light color stitching tends to stand out. Darker colors blend in.
Soft cotton, organic blends, glittery and shiny — beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Don’t let anyone but your inner stylist tell you what is right or wrong. Go with the rules above for stretch and stability. Go with your heart for look and feel.
The thread most people are familiar with, and the type that dominates the selection in fabric stores, is polyester or “all purpose.” It’s appropriate for the majority of fabrics and can be used for both hand and machine sewing. All-purpose polyester thread is great for knit, stretch, and permanent-press fabrics because of its stretch and recovery as well as its resistance to shrinkage.
Coats’ all-purpose thread is their Dual Duty XP, a polyester wrapped core spun thread that can be used successfully on all wovens and knits. It comes off the spool and goes through your machine with consistent tension and a balanced twist, creating a smooth, even stitch. Each spool has a trap lock at the top and bottom to hold the thread tail; this is really handy for keeping your used spools tidy.
Dual Duty XP comes in three weights. The standard medium weight is a safe choice for most general sewing. This weight has the largest color range on the market with hundreds and hundreds of shades. There are also three specialty color groups: Fashion Brights – vibrant, almost neon tones; Color Tints – pale, pastel-like colors, great for baby items; and Multicolors – variegated spools that are fun for decorative topstitching.
There is also Dual Duty XP Fine, which you can select for pucker-free seams on lightweight fabrics. We used it for all our Silk Color Block Pillows. And, Dual Duty XP Heavy, which is good for thicker fabrics as well as bold topstitching, cording, and buttonholes. We’ve used it on several of our bag projects, such as our Trendy Drawcord Backpack.
If you need an even stronger thread in a heavier weight, look for Dual Duty XP Plus Jeans, which comes in that exact red-orange topstitching color that can be so hard to match. And since we’re sewing jeans in our head right now, you might also want to look for their Denim thread. It’s just an all-purpose weight for seaming and mending, but it comes in a perfect blended denim blue color.
100% cotton thread is best for light to medium-weight fabrics or delicately woven fabrics with little or no stretch. All-cotton thread has no ‘give,’ so the stitches may break if used on a stretchy fabric, like knit.
Coats cotton thread options use 100% Egyptian Extra Long Staple cotton for both all-purpose spools and machine quilting spools. The cotton is mercerized for strength and luster. It’s a popular choice for sewing or quilting on natural fibers.
Another option is Coats Cotton Covered thread, which has the luster of natural cotton and the strength of polyester.
And for traditional hand quilters, there is a cotton thread with a special “glace” finish that allows the thread to slide easily through multiple layers of fabric and batting.
If your machine embroidery is going to be laundered often, try Coats & Clarks’ Trilobal polyester machine embroidery thread. It’s strong, durable, washable and colorfast. Choose from solids, multicolors and color twist. Their color twist is particularly interesting because you get a blended look rather than the color-blocked effect typical of variegated thread.
Usually reserved for top stitching or embellishment in home décor, this type of thread is made from metal strands twisted around a polyester core. There is a difference between hand sewing metallics and machine sewing metallics so check the spool before you buy.
You must have an “other” category! It’s where we’re putting wool, serger, nylon, monofilament, pre-wound bobbins, upholstery, beading, even glow-in-the-dark. These and others are the super-specialized heros of the thread world. You don’t need them for most day-to-day sewing, but they can come to your rescue in unique situations. It’s worth taking the extra time to make sure you have the right thread for the job. And as we always say: test before you sew for the very best results.
Try this quick test
If the bed is for two people, then make sure you shop together… you both need to be happy with the choice – otherwise you’ll have to live with the decision for years to come!
When shopping for a new bed, follow these simple points:
To help you understand the mattress types available we’ve given each a rating, either (soft) (medium) or (firm). Try them out to find which is best for you, and then test different mattresses within your preferred rating. There’s no universal standard for comfort that bed manufacturers stick to, so our rating system will help you to easily compare between brands and styles.
Soft to firm
The comfort rating of your mattress really does matter. A mattress that is too soft can mean your body will slouch, leading to back pain; one that is too firm can cause discomfort at various pressure points such as hips and shoulders. So, make sure you test!
It’s your choice
Being comfortable is a matter of opinion. Some like the sensation of sinking into a bed, while others prefer a firmer option. There’s no right and wrong and there are lots of different “feels” around – just find out what you like and choose what works best for you.
Spring interior mattresses
The majority of mattresses in the UK have spring interiors, which provide the ‘core’ support when you sleep. Changing the characteristics of the springs alters the tension, feel and weight distribution properties of each mattress. Spring interior mattresses can be ‘zoned’ meaning various areas on a mattress can be designed to be firmer or softer, helping those with back problems.
The continuous spring unit is made from a single length of wire ‘knitted’ into a series of interwoven springs that run up and down the bed. Generally speaking the gauge of wires used is softer than the open coil, giving a higher spring count and a more responsive feel.
Pocket springs are smaller, softer springs housed in individual fabric pockets, allowing them to work independently, fitting to the sleepers body shape. This means each partner has their own support system, so when one partner moves in the night, the other is less likely to be disturbed. Spring counts typically vary from 600-800 up to 2,500 but can go higher offering a range of tensions and comfort ratings.
Non sprung mattresses
The most popular non sprung mattresses are made from foam. Most of these are made from layers of different densities of foam. By varying their density and depth, it’s possible to achieve different levels of comfort and support. They are particularly suitable for use with slatted bases and adjustable beds and come in three main types.
Mattress fillings in sprung mattresses will settle over the first few months of use making your mattress unique to your body shape. This may be more obvious in more expensive mattresses with more fillings. Turning your mattress regularly will help even out any settlement.
The children’s favourite! Bunk beds and cabin beds are a great, fun, space-saving option. Some bunk beds can be split to create two single beds, useful, as some children might not always want the top bunk! Cabin beds often contain a desk, drawers and cupboard, which often makes the smallest room in the house suddenly useful again!
There’s never enough space when friends or family come to stay! Guest beds are a practical solution with inflatable, folding and pull out options available. Whatever the type of guest bed, all are designed with one purpose in mind, to take up as little space as possible when not in use!
Believe it or not, pillows are often the cause of a lot of sleep, neck and back related problems. Experts recommend investing in quality pillows every 2-years. Pillows that are lumpy, discoloured or that have lost their height can begin to cause issues – 10% of the weight of an old, unwashed pillow could be made up of skin scales, mould, dead and living dust mites and their droppings!
A good pillow will hold your head in alignment with your shoulders and spine, the same stance as if you were standing upright with good posture. The thickness and number of pillows you need all depends on the position you like to sleep in. For example, you’ll need a thicker pillow (or two thinner ones) if you sleep on your side than if you sleep on your back.
There is a massive selection of pillows available, from goosedown and duckdown to feather, fibre filled, and foam. You’ll also be able to find pillows in various shapes and sizes, including ones which are pre-shaped to support the head and neck. The choice is subjective – whatever works for you is going to be a winner!
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your Continuous Form Labels wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of Continuous-Form Labels
- №1 — Avery Continuous Form Computer Labels for Pin-Fed Printers 3-1/2″ x 15/16″
- №2 — Avery Continuous Form Computer Labels for Pin-Fed Printers 5″ x 2-15/16″
- №3 — Brother 0.25″x 26.25′ Continuous Form Label