There are quite a few ways to label your shelving, and it can be hard to choose the best method. If you're unfamiliar with the options or you can't decide which kind to pick, here is a quick rundown of the options and their pros and cons.
5. Blank Stick-ons
The first method for labeling shelving that comes to mind is using the stick-on type. They are usually made of paper (sometimes laminated) or plastic.
Blank stick-ons offer some opportunity for customization because you can write whatever you need to on them. However, all stick-ons do have the same drawback: removing them is a huge pain.
Often users will be forced to just put the new ones over the old ones, which doesn't always work. Removing a sticker, even if you get all of the paper off, can leave a sticky residue that attracts dirt and dust.
4. Labels from Printer
Sticky residue aside, another stick-on option would be printed labels. Whether you print them yourself or order them, these can be handy if you need to label a lot of shelves with the same names, or plan to reuse the same names over and over.
However, there are still drawbacks. Many labelmakers only print out small strips, which can be difficult to read quickly or from afar. The last thing you want is to have to pause and decipher it while holding a heavy box.
3. Magnetic Labels
Unlike the previous two options, magnetic labels don't leave any sticky residue and are a snap to remove from metal shelving. However, they are still susceptible to wear and tear because they are not protected.
The biggest downfall is that they are expensive to replace, unlike paper ones. Getting them professionally printed will cost you a pretty penny, and that can rule them out for most warehouse owners because of the sheer volume. required to keep shelves organized properly.
2. Adhesive Label Holders
These are a great way to protect paper labels from damage. They also allow them to be replaced quickly and easily by simply removing them from the plastic pocket.
Indeed, they are a popular choice among warehouse owners for these reasons, but like the blank and printed paper ones, they still have a couple of downsides. Removing them can result in the aforementioned sticky residue, but unlike stickers, you can't put a new pocket over an old one.
This makes the residue unavoidable, which is a big drawback. Adhesive pockets are also prone to falling off of shelves over time because their additional weight is too stressful for the adhesive.
1. Magnetic Label Holders
The ultimate solution for many warehouse owners is to put their vulnerable paper labels in magnetic holders. This method combines the customizability and low expense of paper labels with the convenience of magnetic ones.
A magnetic vinyl pocket allows for easy replacement without leaving any residue or running up the bill. These magnetic vinyl pockets are a one-time expense that helps to keep future costs down, and that's something every business owner loves to hear.
Plus, they never fall off like adhesive ones because magnets never lose their sticking power.
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