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Cross Blogging Hold Labels: Fiction Or Non-Fiction?

We cross Blog between our three websites on a variety of technology issues and with a dose of our opinions.

Our blogs are focused on tech trends, product reviews and most importantly the impact these products will have on our customers.

Hold Labels: Fiction Or Non-Fiction  

Currently the story about hold label printing is located in the non fiction section at most libraries. Well it's misshelved!  Why? For many valid reasons, but first let's start with the authors who are vendors. Vendors; say it is not so! That fact alone should send up a red flag. As a vendor we can say that because we understand our customers, know our competitors and we have a sense of humor. The current hold label printing story was authored by a consortium consisting of a few select vendors that have utilized certain liberties in product marketing. Combined, these liberties create an enhanced sense to this story's perception of being Non-Fiction. My father was a large animal veterinarian who had another phrase to describe such ambiguity " Now that's a pile of cow dung!"  With that tidbit of down to earth reality I am going to divide this blog article into two chapters. One chapter each for the paper and the printers. Also I'll assign pseudonyms to the authors of this current story as Vendor "B" and Vendor "V". 

Chapter One: "Sticky" Holds Paper 

The paper story is truly a story of what is not being told versus what has been penned to date. Neither Vendor "B" or "V" have seen fit to share and market the fact that 100% of the sticky holds label paper is manufactured by one remarkable American company. This significant omission provides vendors with the ability to author unique name branding and part numbers lending credence to sole sourcing. In one case Vendor "V" even created a snappy two word product descriptor that was trademarked.

          The $19,000,000 Toilet!

Remember the $19,000,000 toilet? It was uniquely branded with a catchy name, descriptor, and strategically marketed with a unique part number. This strategy worked for the vendor because the customer did not perform purchasing due diligence relative to potential competition. Need I state the obvious, oh sure why not! Like the toilet drained NASA's budget, the current sales strategy to sell hold label paper and printers is designed to "flush" dollars from your library budget. It also leaves libraries interested in developing a self check out holds area on the budget launch pad.

 NON-FICTION: HOLD LABEL PAPER

  All libraries using the paper to date love the products functionality and quality. Many more libraries want to use the product especially for holds self check out when budget justified.You dont have to join an  club to receive discounts nor wear a club badge to prove it. To paraphrase from the Mel Brooks classic Blazing Saddles: "Librarians don't have to wear no stinkin badges!". The paper is made by MAXStick International in Lancaster, PA. The product is patented and has a trademarked name of  MAXStick. All products are BPA free, have an FDA approval for food labeling, and all are proudly made in the USA.

The paper story is truly a story of what is not being told versus what has been penned to date. Neither Vendor "B" or "V" have seen fit to share and market the fact that 100% of the sticky holds label paper is manufactured by one remarkable American company. This significant omission provides vendors with the ability to author unique name branding and part numbers lending credence to sole sourcing. In one case Vendor "V" even created a snappy two word product descriptor that was trademarked.

The part numbers you purchase should be the MAXStick OEM part numbers not a distributors hybrid part number.  Starting in 2015 each paper roll will be marked with the MAXStick logo (as shown below). Anything else just won't be MAXStick so look for the logo when you receive your shipments.The paper is not called "sticky" holds paper, nor hold labels that are handy! It's simply called MAXStick.

.MAXStick also manufacturers BPA free "Non Stick" Receipt Paper!