Services

Stick-a-Label offers the following products and services:

Adhesive Labels

Thermal Transfer

Design and Artwork

Stationery

Stick a Label is a flexographic printing company which was established in 1990 by the owner, Johan Stadler, who identified a need in the market for a printing company that could supply a customer driven service.

Flexographic printing is a printing process which utilizes a flexible relief plate. It is essentially a modern version of letterpress which can be used for printing on various types of substrate including Semi Gloss Paper, Thermal econo, Gloss Clear Poly Prop, Dairyfilm, Dayglow Paper, Plain board etc. It is widely used for  printing on the non-porous substrates required for various types of food  packaging (it is also well suited for printing large areas in full colour.)

Adhesive Labels

Reproduction of new labels
Bring us your design and we will print a flexographic label for you. By using a flexible relief plate we are able to supply you, our client, anything from a ONE colour to FOUR colour printed labels. With the addition of the PACOM 250 we can now also offer you SIX colour printed labels or a FIVE colour printed label with UV(ultraviolet) varnished finish.
Our presses allows for a wide range of inks, water based inks being our primary one, to be used during the printing process. We are supplied with  adhesive paper that ranges from a semi-gloss topcoat, transfer 80 topcoat, thermal econo topcoat and many more.
Our repro designer will have a look at any design the client may have, and based on information given by the client, he will advise the client on what printing option will suite the client best.

Reproduction of existing labels
We have an existing clientele to whom we produce labels on a daily basis. Some of our biggest clients are in the farming and export industries to which we supply blank labels and bar-coded labels. After a once off sale our clients will complete a credit app for a COD or 30 day account based on their needs. Our finance department will do a full credit check and within a few days our clients will be supplied with an approved account based on the information given.

Thermal Transfer

Reproduction of thermal transfer printing
Thermal printing is a printer that uses heat and a ribbon to transfer an impression onto a label. Thermal printers usually prints faster, they are smaller, lighter and consume less power, making them ideal for portable and retail applications. The printer can also print with colour ribbons: blue, red, green and white.
Thermal transfer printing is used in instances where a client wants to print a bar-code or with sequential numbering. We also use thermal transfer print for printing low quantities and when its black print on a blank label.
Verification and scanning of printed bar-codes
Our staff in the thermal transfer department is trained in verifying and scanning barcodes as part of our quality check. All bar-coded labels printed by Stick a Label will be scanned and verified before delivering the stock to our clients.
Sales, rental and installation of thermal transfer printers
We sell or rent thermal transfer printers. When buying a thermal transfer printer from Stick-a-Label, our trained staff will install the printer free of charge at your premises. We also offer free training to your staff members on printing and cleaning the printer. Stick a Label will service printers installed by us.
Sales of thermal transfer ribbons
We sell a wide variety of only the best quality thermal transfer ribbons.
Printer software
Stick a Label can supply you with thermal transfer printer software. Please contact our thermal transfer department for more information.

Design and Artwork

To assist our customers and reduce cost we have our own department who can create artwork according to the customer’s requirements and once this artwork had been approved, forward it to our plate makers for the manufacture of the printing plates.
We make use of the latest design programs which includes:
Freehand MX, Adobe illustrator, Coral Draw and Photoshop.

By making use of our own design department we ensure we are 100% in control of your requirements thereby ensuring that you get quick service and a printed label exactly to your requirements.

Other Services

Although our core activities are the production of adhesive labels and related products i.e. thermal transfer printing, thermal transfer ribbons.
Our stationery department has created the opportunity to broaden the services that we can render. Through the supply chain that we have access to and who’s quality we can trust, we can source the following products:
· General printing i.e. Letterheads, Business Cards, Invoice and Order books, Compliment slips, Writing Pads, Desk Pads and more.
· Digital Printing i.e. Banners, Advertisement boards, Teardrop banner, signage. Vehicle branding and more.
· Vinyl Printing
· Office Furniture i.e. filing cabinets, office chairs (reception and executive ranges) desks, boardroom tables, shutter door cabinets, steel cabinets and more.
· Computers accessories i.e. Printer, Fax Machine, Scanner, toners, ink cartridges, USB Memory Sticks, Keyboards, Computer Mouse, Monitors, External Hard drives and more.
· General office Supplies