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Types of Garment Labels


Garment labels are integral to any garment, providing vital information regarding fabric type, care requirements, and product size and helping customers make informed purchasing decisions. Choose the custom clothing tags.

Some labels are mandatory in certain countries, while others can be optional; the most frequently seen labels include manufacturer codes, flag labels, and care and composition labels.

Bead Labels

Be it for yourself or customers, the finished garments of any sewist should feature an eye-catching label to set them apart from their peers. Woven labels, iron-on tags, or vinyl stickers are great ways to distinguish your custom clothing work, demonstrate professionalism, and show prospective clients that you take their work seriously.

Beadwork involves many varieties, from seed beads to tube beads and everything in between. One such popular bead type is the seed bead. With their small yet regular shapes and convenient clip-together properties, seed beads make an excellent addition to dimensional techniques like Peyote stitch and brick stitch as they clip easily together. Seed bead strands come with labels identifying colors and sizes using two to four-digit codes on them that identify individual beads – though different wholesalers or shops may use their means of labeling the colors or sizes they sell their beads as well.

The Textile Act requires textile products to be labeled with fiber information, country of origin, and the name or Registered Identification Number (RN) of their manufacturer or importer and other firms marketing or handling them for marketing. The FTC grants registered Identification Numbers; these RN requirements only apply for substantially completed products (i.e., manufacturing is almost finished and ready for consumer use).

Die Cut Labels

Die-cut labels are created by printing your label design onto a sheet or roll and cutting it with a metal die. This process allows you to utilize uniquely shaped stickers that help make your brand stand out on store shelves, often used with products with unusual packaging like bottles or tubes of beauty or health products. At the same time, they can also serve as creative branding pieces that allow for creative branding pieces instead of sticking with standard rectangular label shapes.

These labels are typically printed on paper stock with a plastic coating to add durability and waterproofing capabilities. However, laminate or foil protection may also be applied for extra protection. You can select from various finishes for these labels to achieve the perfect look for your brand and product.

Flatbed die cutters can be an excellent way to fulfill small to medium-sized orders quickly and cost-effectively. Thanks to a quicker setup time and multiple labels being cut at once, flatbed die cutters make this ideal for short production runs with lower production speeds; however, total rotary die cutters offer higher volume production capabilities; therefore, if ordering large quantities, rotary die cutters may be more suited.

Woven Labels

Woven labels offer an elegant solution for branding garments. Their professional appearance adds a luxurious feel that sets your products apart. Woven labels can display brand names and contact info and highlight other aspects of your brand, such as its colors or history; these tags can then be sewn onto garment necklines and seams or hung off of products for easy branding.

Woven labels are created on a jacquard loom using threads of different colors to weave your label design. They are durable and don’t fade with washing. Most commonly made from damask and satin materials – synthetic materials with tight weaves that allow for greater detail while remaining soft against customer skin; satin is a more natural cotton material that provides stiffer but still comfortable fabrics without irritating skin.

Woven labels tend to be more costly than printed ones due to the time and design work involved in production. If your woven label is sewn into seams, leave an allowance around all four sides if any fabric gets caught between your label design and seam thread.

Printed Labels

Printed labels are usually constructed of vinyl which is heat-sealed onto fabric surfaces. Typical applications for printed labels include size/laundering instructions and branding. Printed labels are cost-effective, customizable to your taste, and offer quick production turnaround times, making them excellent solutions for mass orders or last-minute production runs.

Printed clothing tags are durable, long-term solutions for clothing labels. They can even withstand being washed repeatedly without fading, making them the perfect option for children’s apparel or garments that must endure wear and tear. Printed labels add an air of luxury with their more high-end feel than other labels!

Compared with woven labels, printed ones offer greater design versatility due to being digitally printed directly onto your chosen material. You can use an infinitely greater palette of colors for intricate and detailed designs with printed labels; on the other hand, stitched ones may only allow limited customization as their production requires them to be hemmed in, and this limits their overall design capability – perfect for brand name identification, website addresses or catchy straplines (depending on the size of the label). Furthermore, printed ones may often be cheaper depending on the purpose and price point of your product/service offering.

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