If you are new at this the first question you have in mind is what type of label you need to sew into the product. Buying labels are not as easy as one would think.
First step is to decide if you need a label that is of high quality and will last a long time or quality is not as important and it does not have to last a long time.
If you answer is that quality is not important and you need a label that is economical than there are 2 qualities you can get and you can get these in lower quantities starting at under 100pcs.
The first most economical label is called a computer label. This label comes on perforated sheets and is available in 2 sizes. It is available in either a 1 X 1 ¾ or a 1 X 2.2 inch size. If you decide on the 1 X 1 ¾ than you will get 48 labels on a sheet and if you decide on the larger size you will get 40 labels per sheet.
You can buy these sheets blank or we can print these for you. If you buy these blank you can print these yourself on a laser or inkjet printer. This should only be printed with blank ink.
This label is meant to be a temporary label until the product is sold and the consumer can take the label out if they wish or leave them on and these will go through a limited number of washings.
The next step up is a digital printed label. This is a slightly higher quality label but will fade over time with washings. We can make this in a custom size and also with color printing but only on a white background. It will be cut to size and you receive a finished product. There is a setup charge and cost will depend on the number of labels you order. You can order a low quantity of only 50pcs if you wish.
From here you are moving onto higher quality labels which will last longer. The labels are listed below in order of quality:
Printed satin Label
This is a great label if you want a printed label. This is a soft label that can be use in a wide range of products with many different finishes such as heat cut, end fold, center fold or mitre fold. Minimum quantity for this label is 500pcs
Taffeta Woven Label
This is a woven label or made with yarns instead of printing. This is considered the lower quality in woven label. This label is great for many different products in which you need a woven label where quality is not as important. Minimum order for this label is 500pcs and is available with many different finishes such as heat cut, end fold, center fold or mitre fold.
Satin Woven Label
This label is a step higher than the taffeta woven label. Some people prefer to use this type of label in lingerie or wedding clothing. There is a limitation of background colors but available in many color combinations. Minimum order for this label is 500pcs and is available with many different finishes such as heat cut, end fold, center fold or mitre fold.
Damask Woven Label
This is the best quality woven label that is soft and in a high resolution in which you can show all the fine details of your design and available in almost any color. If you want to show all the details of your design than this is the label you want. Minimum order for this label is 500pcs and is available with many different finishes such as heat cut, end fold, center fold or mitre fold.
This is just the beginning of ordering labels. For other type of labels and patches see our other blogs. We hope this will give you an insight into making the proper decision in buying the correct labels for your product.