Wesern Shield Label Company

FAQs

This is our Frequently Asked Questions or FAQ page.
It's not comprehensive by any means but we've gone ahead and attempted to provide clear, concise answers for some of the more common questions in the industry.

There are many advantages to being in business since 1970, one of them is that we have had the opportunity to listen to literally thousands of questions. Listed below are some of the more frequently asked questions we have heard over the years…we’ve even gone ahead and provided some answers. Better still, we are going to update this page regularly so check back often.

To read the complete answer to any of the below questions, just click on the question and you’ll be taken to the page with the complete question and answer.

Dont see the answer to your question? Give us a call at 1-866-975-2235 or contact us. One of our applications experts will get back to you right away.

Will you help me design my label?

Absolutely. One of our in-house graphic designers can help you design you label, but it’s best to have a good…

How soon can I get my labels?

Your labels will be ready about 5 to 7 working days after you approve a final proof.

Will you send me some free samples?

We sure will. Just drop us a line at info@westernshield.com and let us know what type of samples you’d like…

What is your minimum order?

There is no minimum order requirement. However, it takes as much time to set up our presses to print one…

What are your prices?

In order to get a quote on your custom label project you can do one of three things. You can…

If I need my labels sooner, do I have to pay a rush charge?

There are no rush charges. If you need your order shipped quicker than the standard lead-time, just let us know….

How much do you charge for printing plates?

The cost is $65 per plate and each color typically requires one plate. The plates are made digitally, directly from…

What is a die?

A ‘die’ is the stainless steel tool that we use to cut the shape of your label out of the…

How much does a new die cost?

That depends. Some dies can cost as little as $150, while others can be over $1000. Typically, the more engraving…

If I have to pay for set-up charges (plates, dies, screens), do I own the materials?

Yes. Although we store them at our facility, if you paid for them, you own them.

How do I submit my artwork?

You can send your artwork to art@westernshield.com or submit it directly to your Inside Sales Representative. If the file is…

Can we stop by to visit your facility?

If it’s convenient for you, absolutely. Just give us a call toll free at 1-866-975-2235 to set up an appointment….

I just got my order and there are more labels than I requested. What’s up?

Due to the custom nature of printing labels, all of our orders are subject to an overrun or underrun of…

What do you mean by the term ‘coated paper’?

A wide variety of papers have undergone coating to increase their degrees of gloss, ink holdout, brightness, and smoothness. Enamel…

What kind of materials can you print on?

We can print on a very wide variety of materials. For a more complete listing, please check out our capabilities…

What is a metallic ink?

A metallic ink is a variety of printing ink made with actual metallic powders so as to impart a metallic…

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