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November 13th, 2006
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Change of address labels
With lots of wedding thank-you cards still to write (and christmas about to hit us too!) and a move to Coventry, it seems wise to join the ranks of the labour-saving middle classes and buy those cute little sticky labels with the new address and phone number on them.

Does anyone know how you buy those cute little sticky labels? Now's your chance to recommend your favourite company...

Edited to add We don't currently have a working printer, so the current suggestions of where to get blank labels are a little less use than they might otherwise be. Offers to print onto blank labels for us, or attempts to flog us good second hand printers, still appreciated though ;-)

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From:mair_aw
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
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you can buy the stickers from a stationery shop (say, staples?) and use your favourite printing program to print onto them...
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From:antinomy
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
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I think Rymans will do them for you, but why I think this I have no idea...
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From:simont
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
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I can't help you with the cute professionally-printed labels, but I solve the same problem by buying sheets of laser-printer labels and feeding them through my laser printer, which works fine for me.
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From:neoanjou
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Haven't seen them in years...

I can remember getting leaflets about them regulaly in my childhood - must have been in the paper or something. You could try sneaking about in a Newsagents, shaking some middle class magazines, or the Express/Mail and see if you get lucky - I doubt anyone would mind *not* getting a load of advertising bumpf with a magazine.
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From:miss_next
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
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Able-Label, Steepleprint Ltd, 5 Mallards Close, Earls Barton, Northampton (tel 01604 810781) will do them by post; I've used them before and they are pretty good, but they don't have a website. If you want to order online, there's a company here that I would be tempted to try.
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From:aiwendel
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)

vistaprint

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I'd try here

I've used vistaprint for business cards and they were cheap and reliable. Had an inkling they might do the address things and they seem to do something like - 140 for £4.99, 420 for £14.98.

My mum used to get them too, and it used to be 500 for a tenner or something, but I have no idea where I'm afraid.

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From:ringbark
Date:November 13th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)

Re: vistaprint

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Vistaprint will produce stuff for you very cheaply (and in many cases free) but you will be spammed by them daily for the rest of your life. Set up an email address you won't need for anything else. If you are prepared to put up withe their URL discreetly on the stuff supplied, you can get the job done almost for free.
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From:aiwendel
Date:November 13th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)

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hmmm that's interesting I don't think I've ever had any spam from them.. maybe I didn't give them my email address though....
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From:numberland
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
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http://www.shopcreator.com/mall/departmentpage.cfm?store=AbleLabels

Able labels at the address above are good. Tend to produce vast quantities but are very cheap.
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From:numberland
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
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As in about 5-10 times the number for the same price as I've seen anywhere else and still good quality.
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From:olithered
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
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We have an old spare printer (HP DeskJet 720C), which I believe is still in working condition.

Would you like it?
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From:jy100
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
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Able-Label do now have a site and you can order on line. I'd certainly recommend them.

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From:miss_next
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Aha! That's useful - I couldn't find it when I looked. Thank you!
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From:ringbark
Date:November 13th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
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Able-Label - a company we all know and love. And if they really do have a web site now, then so much the better.
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From:pjc50
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
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I have an HP LaserJet 4L which, although ancient and VERY NOISY, has a seemingly bottomless toner cartridge and produces reliable output. I'm happy to try to get Laura to print labels for you, although I'd appreciate a reccomendation of label printing software (linux or windows) or a .ps file.
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From:sally_maria
Date:November 13th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
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You've probably found other sources by now, but your local WHSmith should be able to order them for you - £7.99 for a thousand.
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From:lisekit
Date:November 13th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
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From:windthing
Date:November 13th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
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If after all this you fancy a laser printer, we have some aged but bomb proof Brother 1450s to chuck out from work. Might even have some toners/drums to go with. Let me know if you're interested.
From:sain_bano
Date:November 14th, 2006 09:27 am (UTC)
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I'd be happy for you to use our printer whenever you're down if you bring labels to print on. Which reminds me, if you want to print wedding pics out on thursday do check you can access all the pics you want on the web.
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From:salemhobbes
Date:November 14th, 2006 03:31 pm (UTC)
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I'd like to further the recommendation for VistaPrint. I've used them for business cards, mother's used them for cards, address labels and some tags, and neither of us have been spammed thus far.

You can usually get relatively small orders for free, provided you pay postage and don't mind having their logo on the back of the card. Some nice designs too.
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