Monday, January 10, 2011

Product Review: Applied Labels LLC

I was excited to do a review of Applied Labels LLC.  As a mother of a 2 year-old, I am becoming increasingly aware of the need to label my daughter's belongings.  More specifically, I currently have the (somewhat compulsive) need to label her ever-present sippy cups.  Her cups are constantly being picked up by other toddlers, and I cannot expect a nursery worker who sees my daughter once a month to remember which sippy cup is hers.  Labels eliminate the questions.

I browsed the Applied Labels LLC website and chose their "Cutie" font from the three font choices available.  I also chose to have a cute puppy icon printed on my labels, since my daughter is in love with dogs.  My labels arrived a few days later, and I was not disappointed. 

The labels are available in black print on white stickers, giving a classic look.  Instructions were included in the package, along with a URL for a how-to video if needed.  My kit contained 60 name labels, 30 blank clothing backers, and 12 clear shoe label covers.
I labeled my daughter's sippy cups, some clothing, and a pair of shoes.  The labels were simple to apply.  I was disappointed that I could not align the front and pack of the clothing labels perfectly, but a pair of scissors took care of the tiny overlap!  I was also disappointed that I could not use the labels on tagless clothing.  However, I have not been able to find a tag yet that can be used to label such clothing.

One of the things I liked most about this product was the fact that I could use the labels in any way I chose.  If I wanted to label her sippy cup, I used the same label I would use for her clothing (minus the backer).  I was also impressed that the labels met the expectations set by the manufacturer:  "ultra-tough and dishwasher safe"; "laundry-safe on tags".  After putting the sippy cups through the dishwasher and allowing my daughter to tote them around for a few weeks, the labels remain securely in place.  Her clothing tags went through the washer and dryer several times without issue, and her shoe tags have not shifted position at all.  I am very pleased with this product!

Have you been searching for a durable label for your child's belongings, or even your own?  I would suggest you take a look at the Applied Labels LLC website to see what they have to offer.  Applied Labels can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

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1 comment:

Elle Belles Bows said...

I will definitely need to check them out!! Kerri