Buying Guide for Custom Clothing Labels
Before making an order we always recommend our customers to read this guide.
The better you understand your design options, the happier you will be when you open that box fo your very own labels on them!
The first option you have is the material.
On the one hand Woven Labels and Printed Labels are both made on fabric. Nevertheless, while the first ones are made with polyester threads, the second ones are made with poly satin blend, heat seal polyester, tyvek and other materials.
On the other hand Soft Rubber PVC Labels are ideal for outdoor gear, hats and uniforms because of its strength and durability.
We can help you make any of these styles, click here to compare them.
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As our name CustomClothingLabels.com states, we are clothing label manufacturers, we can make your labels on almost any size you wish. If you are unsure about which size is best for your garments, take a peek at the image below, we hope it can be useful to you.
3-Fonts for Clothing Labels
When you are creating your labels, you want to use fonts that will work well together and they will look good on a label (which is not usually that large), so we just handpicked a few of them to help you out.
For other fonts we have found to work well for clothing labels visit 30 Beautiful Font for Branding Your Clothing Line’s Labels
We offer our customers a large thread selection to match their desired colors. Among them we have:
Brown-earthy tones: off-white
Soft and sheen blacks, and other backgrounds
Bold & Bright Neon Colors
Fun and classy, metallic threads
You’ll be able to choose any from your color chart and we will do the hard work of adapting them to the available threads.
Label color criteria.
When choosing colors for fabric labels you should take care of the contrast, the highest the contrast, the better.
If your background colors are dark, then you should choose a light text color and vice versa.
- Center Fold
- Ends Fold
- Mitre Fold
- Manhattan Fold
- Cut to Shape (die cut)
The term refers to the padding used to attach tags to the product. The preferred allowances are 1/8″ and 1/4″, and it varies according to the product and/or seamstress. The position of the sewing allowance can change depending on the customer’s requirements and on type of product.
No matter the kind of clothing label you be working with (woven, damask, taffeta, printed or pvc) you can choose between these two backing options:
Iron on Labels
It ‘s true that Iron on labels are so easy to apply and an great option for those who wants to save time, nevertheless if you don’t follow properly the iron pressing instructions your labels or tags could some how come out at washing machine or while wearing the cloth.
Sewing labels to your clothe like your grammy would can be a harder work. However, it will certainly last longer. It is the safer way do so.
Read our article How To Put Your Own Label on Your Clothing? for more information on how to attach your labels.
Labeling your products can feel like an overwhelming task at times: On one hand you have your desire of adding a label to brand your products, which you SHOULD DO, and on the other hand you have your duty of adding size, care & content, place of origin labels to inform the buyer, some imposed by FTC regulations, which you MUST DO:
“Labels containing fiber content, country of origin, the identification of the manufacturer, importer, or other dealer, and care instructions must be present at the time the end user takes possession of the good. Labels containing care instructions must be attached permanently to the item. ” Source: FTC website
So basically your product could have as many as 5 labels on it, or as little as 2, if you want to play with a combination of them, such as:
- Individual labels:(1)Logo or Brand Label, (2)Fiber Content, (3)Country of Origin, (4)Manufacturer (if different than Brand) and (5)Care Instructions.
- (1)Logo or Brand + Country of Origin Label, (2)Fiber Content + Care Instructions, (3) Size Label (if needed)
- (1)Logo or Brand + Size + Country of Origin Label, (2)Fiber Content + Care Instructions
Or any combination as it fits your product.