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Last updated July 25, 2016

artisticlabels.com Superior Labels
 

Superior Labels’ graphic designs on rolls may cost a bit more than artisticlabels’, but we offer many more designs on beautiful gloss roll stock with vibrant colors. Superior Labels exclusively offers colored text on roll labels, allows control over a larger variety of fonts and text sizes, and provides flexibility artisticlabels can not match. Superior Labels’ print quality on color graphic rolled labels is far superior to any competitors’.

 
  Minimum Quantity 250 (rolls) 300  
  Cost of Labels $7.95 $9.95  
  Shipping Cost $3.12 $2.95  
  Total Cost $11.07 $10.90  
  Number of Font Choices 2 18  
  Alignment Choices Centered Left, Right & Centered  
  Offer Color Clip Art/Photos Yes –
some terrific designs on this site
Yes  
  Ship Method 3rd class First class mail (faster!)  
  Stated Delivery Time 15 days minimum 7-10 days  
  colourful.com.au Superior Labels
 

Colourful’s artwork is stunning, but the website uses flash extensively (to a dizzying degree). There is no preview for the online ordering process which is not very intuitive. Probably of most interest to Australian residents.

 
  Minimum Quantity 90 30 (nearest size)  
  Cost of Labels $22.50 Australian Dollars $6.00 for 90 labels  
  Shipping Cost $3.00 PER SET if outside Australia. $2.95  
  Total Cost $25.50 Australian dollars = about $23.00 USD $8.95  
  Number of Font Choices None 18  
  Alignment Not Specified Left, Right & Centered  
  Offer Free
Black & White Clip Art
No Yes  
  Offer Color Clip Art/Photos Photos of various Australian places Yes  
  Color Stock Available Not Specified White  
  hawes.com Superior Labels
 

The animated images on the hawes site are distracting at best. The online quality of the graphics appears low. Once again, no online preview available as well as a difficult ordering process.

 
  Minimum Quantity 4 sheets @ $1.25 1 Sheet @ $2.00  
  Cost of Labels $5.00 $8.00 for 4 Sheets  
  Shipping Cost $3.00 $2.95  
  Total Cost $8.00 $10.95  
  Number of Font Choices 3 18  
  Alignment Choices Left, Right & Centered Left, Right & Centered  
  Offer Free
Black & White Clip Art
Yes Yes  
  Offer Color Clip Art Yes Yes (photos, too)  
  Color Stock Available White White for graphic labels  
  iprint.com Superior Labels
 

iprint.com launched in 1997, and raised $50-70 million in venture capital between 1997-1999.

In 2001, a class-action lawsuit filed against iprint.com charged that, during the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of iPrint stock, several directors and investment banking firms conspired to provide information that was “ …false and misleading because it failed to disclose… [an] agreement with certain investors to provide them with significant amounts of restricted iPrint shares in the IPO in exchange for exorbitant and undisclosed commissions… ”

An interesting synopsis can also be found here: http://securities.stanford.edu/filings-case.html?id=101841.

iprint.com is not a manufacturer and outsources all label production.

 
  Minimum Quantity 120 300 (roll)  
  Cost of Labels $15.60 $9.95  
  Shipping Cost Free $2.95  
  Total Cost $15.60 $10.90  
  Number of Font Choices 32 18  
  Alignment Choices Left, Right & Centered Left, Right & Centered  
  Offer Free
Black & White Clip Art
No Yes  
  Offer Color Clip Art Yes Yes  
  Color Stock Available White Only Gold & silver foil and colored label stocks  
  littlelabels.co.nz Superior Labels
 

Located in New Zealand, littlelabels is expensive with slow international mail delivery. Although having a simple ordering process, there is no online preview.

 
  Minimum Quantity 100 60  
  Cost of Labels about $20
(varies by current exchange rate)
$10.00 for 300 in color  
  Shipping Cost Free $2.95  
  Total Cost $20 $12.95  
  Number of Font Choices None 18  
  Offer Free
Black & White Clip Art
No Yes  
  Offer Color Clip Art Yes, but limited selection Yes (photos, too)  
  Color Stock Available White White for graphics  
  Alignment Not listed Left, Right & Centered  
  ipc-store.com Superior Labels
 

Usually offered in newspaper advertisements, IPC’s labels require a mail-in order form with delivery stated as 4-6 weeks even though their company is in Salem, VA. Superior Labels previously offered IPC labels and stopped carrying them due to the enormous volume of customer complaints regarding quality and delivery speed issues. An extensive discussion of why the product was discontinued at Superior Labels can be found here. No label preview.

 
  Minimum Quantity 250 (roll) 300  
  Cost of Labels $7.95 (on website)
(formerly $5.65)
$9.95  
  Shipping Cost Included (on website) $2.95  
  Total Cost $7.95 $10.90  
  Number of Font Choices 2 18  
  Alignment Centered only Left, Right & Centered  
  vistaprint.com Superior Labels
 

Vistaprint’s pricing is difficult to state with accuracy because of constant experimentation. Prices as low as $1.99 for 140 labels have been found, but shipping costs are high and difficult to locate. (Over $4 for 3-4 week delivery) The order checkout process is long and somewhat confusing because of repeated attempts to upsell.

Vistaprint is a publicly traded company with revenues over $200 million dollars annually.

 
  Minimum Quantity 140 labels on sheets 60 per page  
  Cost of Labels $10.00 (regular price) $6.00 for 180 labels  
  Shipping Cost $4.99 (economy) $2.95  
  Total Cost $14.99 $10.90  
  Number of Font Choices 1 18  
  Alignment Centered Left, Right & Centered  
  Offer Free
Black & White Clip Art
Yes (a few) Yes  
  Offer Color Clip Art/Photos Yes Yes  
OnlineLabels.com  
 

Onlinelabels.com is our supplier of blank label stock. We have used them since our founding in 1995. They have great products, excellent prices and quick shipping. If you are in the market to “do it yourself”, this is our recommended vendor.