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Numbering is widely used on invoices, tickets, coupons, etc. Numbers (or stamps) may appear more than once on a product, and they may be printed horizontally or vertically. The colours most commonly used are red, and black, but you are free to choose any other colour.


All you need to give us for a numbering job, is the number from which to start the sequence, the location(s) of the stamps, and the colour to use.

Tips & techniques

If possible, avoid stamping numbers in more than 3 locations, as this may require a 2nd pass, and end up costing you more.

Do not stamp numbers too close to the edges of the product, or too close to a fold or a perforation line. Do not stamp numbers too close together either, as the numbering heads are taller and wider than the numbers themselves; so, even if 2 numbering heads were put one next to the other, or one above the other, you would have a gap between the stamps.
image of a numbering head

Numbering head

The generally accepted prefix for numbers is “No.”, but it can easily be omitted. If you want to replace “No.” with another prefix, or if you want the number to be followed by a suffix, consider having this prefix or suffix printed before your product is numbered.


Numbering makes filing, searching and referring to a specific occurrence of a document very easy. You may want to consider it for your quotations, receipts, etc.


How much might numbering cost?

The cost of numbering depends on various factors, such as:

  • the number of stamps,
  • the colour,
  • the size of the product,
  • the quantity,


Please contact us for a quote.

Related services

If your “numbers” are not in a straight decimal sequence, because they include letters, for example, variable data printing may be what you need instead.