Printed Label Solutions for Back to School Time


It happens every year in August, all across the nation: parents scramble to find all those items on the school supply list. You’d think that once the purchasing marathon is complete, moms and dads could take a deep breath and kids could go back to school fully stocked.

Unfortunately, the school supply prep job has only just begun. Each one of these items needs labeling, because the last thing any parent wants to hear is that their child has lost a notebook, a backpack or a pencil box.

The fact is, most of us don’t have time to get out the Sharpies and start writing names on each and every item. And that’s where The Label Shop comes in. We are your one-stop label shop and we’re chock-full of ideas on great ways that will impress even the youngest labeller. Here are some ideas and considerations to keep in mind when getting ready to order on our easy online platform.

Photo finish

A great way to make sure children’s items don’t get mixed up is by adding a photo along with names on a custom printed sticker for items such as pencil and lunch boxes. It’s an easy way for little ones to pick out their belongings in a crowd when they don’t quite recognize their names yet, and it’s actually kinda adorable if you ask us.

Allergy alert

Most people alert the school immediately when there are allergy considerations for their children, which is very important. But with some allergies there’s no room for error, especially in the case of sensitive food allergies. Allergy alert custom labels are easy to set up on our platform and will stick to food containers over the long haul, even after washing.

Lighten up

Name labels should be designed to be easily read. Teachers are usually short on time and need to be able to get misplaced items into the right hands quickly (before the school bus gets there!). Choose a design that’s colorful and grabs the eye for the background. The child’s name should be in a large, bold font that’s easy to read.


The great thing about custom printed labels is that children can choose their favorite styles. Teens might still need labels for all those binders you had to buy (and have no intention to replace the second week of school), but they can let their individuality take center stage when designing their own. The best part is that, if kids get to pick their labels, they’ll want to do the actually labeling themselves – a win for every busy parent.

We’ve got you covered

We use only the highest quality materials for durable sticker labels, we offer small-batch order options and a variety of shapes and sizes. Our turnaround times are among the fastest in the business, and shipping is free in the U.S.

Call us today and get your label on!