Getting started


If you haven't already, we recommend that you watch our Getting Started video. This video will probably answer several questions you already have... and some you didn't know you needed to ask!

Step 1: Specify requirements and get instant quote

Step 1 is to specify your requirements via our instant quote form. You'll find a quote form on most pages of our website... but you can always use the link at the top of the page.

Start the quote process by choosing the quality of finish you need. Select full colour if your label will require a full color range, photo quality finish. If cost is your primary criteria, we have a budget option for labels of simple design with no more than 3 colours.

Full color labels

Full colour labels can be printed on either paper or vinyl. Our photo quality paper labels can be laminated with a clear film on top of the substrate to seal in the ink and protect the label from UV rays and liquid spillage. Vinyl, on the other hand, is a good choice for more demanding applications, particularly where the label must be waterproof. Vinyl comes in a variety of types suitable for a range of applications and won't fade as much over time.

If you're not sure which media is right for you, our friendly staff will be happy to talk you through the options which are more fully explained on the materials page.

We can print full colour labels in any shape, but you'll need to enter an overall width and height for quoting purposes.

We can supply full colour labels either in sheet format or on a roll. If the roll option is selected, let us know whether you will apply the label by hand or by machine and we can arrange for any machine applied labels to come off the roll either narrow edge first or wide edge first.

Budget Labels

Budget labels are printed using what is known as thermal transfer technology. The advantage of this well proven method is economy, however there is a trade-off in quality of finish and flexibility:

  • Budget labels have a maximum of three printed colours.
  • An exact colour match (with your artwork) will not always be possible.
  • Budget labels are only available on paper and cannot be laminated.
  • Budget labels are only available in standard shapes and sizes. The shapes we offer are square, rectangle, circle and oval. We stock a range of sizes in each of those shapes.

Common options

Regardless of whether you choose full colour labels or the budget option, some specifications are common to both:

  • Quantity; the total number of labels you need.
  • Number of different designs. You can have multiple designs, as long as each one requires at least 100 labels.
  • Type of proof; PDF sent by email, a printed label sent by regular mail or none at all.

You can choose a printed proof to ensure that the finished product is exactly what you envisaged.

Step 2: Place Your Order

When you complete the quote process, you'll be provided with a reference code that you can use to place an order.

You can do that either by using the contact form on our site, via email or by phone (call 0508 33 44 77).

Note that you'll need to convey the quote reference number to our customer service personnel at the time you place your order. If you use our contact form, the quote reference will be included automatically. 

Either way, it's always a good idea to confirm the details of your order with our staff and if you don't have that reference number, you'll need to repeat the specification process.

Step 3: Send your artwork

After the order is placed, you'll need to send us your print ready artwork.

You can either send artwork to us as an email attachment or you can upload larger files to our server via our upload page. Note that you'll need to request a special code to use the upload form.

Please also note that your artwork must meet certain specifications. You'll find those specifications detailed on the artwork and design page.

Upon receipt of your artwork, we'll produce a proof of the finished product and request your approval. Once your proof has been approved, we'll schedule your order for production and request payment.

We accept all major credit cards and direct credit deposits. 

Production normally takes 7-10 business days... but if you need something faster, let us know and we'll do our best to help you out.

That's it . . . that's all you have to do to start enjoying the best short run custom label printing service in New Zealand. Provided your artwork meets our requirements, there are no setup fees and proofs are free as well.

So what are you waiting for . . . get your free quote now!

Labels Plus provides us with an excellent service. We get cost effective solutions, short turn-around time on orders and value-for-money products.

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Getting started is easy

Get custom printed labels delivered to your door in 3 easy steps. With no set-up costs and a proof available, getting started couldn't be easier.

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Full colour labels

Select this option if your label requires a full colour range, high quality finish on either photo quality paper or vinyl.


Budget labels

Select this option if your label is a simple, stencil-like image on self-adhesive paper with up to 3 printed colours and colour match is not essential.