Address labels can be very useful for putting your return address on envelopes, on top of letters or on indie cards, and for myriad other uses. However, these labels can be quite expensive. This article looks at where to find cheap and in some cases, free address labels.
On the internet
Most things can be bought via the internet these days and address labels are no exception. You can get labels printed by a wide variety of companies. Some of them like the well-known Vistaprint.co.uk specialise in selling business cards and other business-related products online. However, return address labels are simply one of the things that they do. However, there are also specialised mailing labels companies like AAlabels.com and Stickylabels.com. All of these companies offer address labels at extremely competitive prices and Vistaprint sometimes provides them at a reduced price if you buy other printed items at the same time.
Mail order catalogues
There are a number of specialised mail order catalogues specialising in personalised and printed items and most of these offer address labels. There is also the well-known Able Labels who were one of the first companies to do this. Again, most of them have very competitive prices.
Other sources of address labels
Print your own labels If you have a PC and a printer, it is quite easy to print your own address labels. You will need to buy sheets of labels but these can be obtained at a local stationers or off the internet. You will also need to find out how to print on labels. However, this could provide a very cheap way to get address labels. Buy an address printer Many stationery and label companies will sell you a personalised address printer. This enables you to stamp your address on your own labels which you buy. It is an easy way of obtaining very cheap address labels without the know-how involved in printing labels out on the computer.
Free labels in the post
Keep an eye open for your mail. Many charities are now sending free address labels which advertise the charity in the hope that they will use them and send them a donation. This is a way of getting address labels for free and some people receive them often enough from various charities to never need to buy any address labels!