10 things you need to know before custom clothing labels

Clothing labels play a vital role in any clothing brand. Some brands may start looking for partners without knowing the specific situation. This might be a little inappropriate. Because purchasing clothing labels is also a more complicated thing. So, here are 10 things that you need to know before custom clothing labels, such as how to choose a supplier, and some problems you may have during the purchase.

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Custom die cut hang tags

Custom printed die cut hang tags are the use of die-cutting technology to cut hang tags into any shape, including custom designs, styles, sizes, and colors. Any shapes of hang tags are available. Such as rectangles, leaf-shaped, circles, hollows, triangles, five-pointed stars, ovals, and special shapes. And the hole drilling of the tags can play metal air holes or drill holes directly on them. Then, its hole location can be a top center, left, or right.

The die-cutting process can make prints or paper into a die-cutting blade for cutting as to pre-designed graphics. So that the shape of the printed matter is no longer limited to straight edges and right angles. And single or double-sided printing and full-color printing are all possible. Offset printing, silk screen printing, UV, embossing, engraving, bronzing, lasering are achievable. Hot stamping, hot silver, or printing spot color, CMYK four colors on the tag paper is unique. So, custom personalized die-cut hang tags can express your brand personality. Make your products stand out with unique hang tags.

Die cut hang tags thickness

The normal thickness of the coated paper is 250, 300, 350g. In general, the white card and black card thickness are 0.3-1mm. The regular grammage of tracing paper is 135g. There are also 180g. And the PVC hang tags thickness is about 0.3-0.5mm.

Standard die cut hang tag size

In general, the standard die-cut hang tag size mainly has two specifications: 889*1194(mm) and 787*1092 (mm).

Business card

Horizontal version: 90*55mm(square corner); 85*54mm (round corner) ;
Vertical version: 50*90mm (square corner); 54*85mm(round corner);
Square version: 90*90mm; 90*95mm;

business card tags

IC card

85*54mm;

Tri-fold ad & general brochure

Standard size: (A4)210mm*285mm;

Tri-fold ad and general brochure

Document envelope

Standard size: (A4)220mm*305mm;

Poster

Standard size: (A4)540mm*380mm;

Poster card

What material is used for die cut hang tags?

Most of the die-cut hang tags material is paper. But there are other materials for hang tags. Such as plastic, metal, leather, silk, lace, ribbon, canvas, PVC, TPU, etc. Taking paper as an example, the most commonly used paper materials are coated paper, white cards, black cards, and kraft paper. The two processes are basically the same.

Die cut hang tag shapes

Custom die cut shape hang tags have various choice for customers. Such as round corners, circle, custom, oval, half-circle side, single rounded corner, leaf, special shapes.

Techniques on die-cut hang tags

Printing

The most common is printing: monochrome printing, four-color printing, spot color printing. The spot color is the same as the color number, and the price is more expensive. But, the more spot colors, the higher the price. Four-color (CMYK) printing is also more commonly used. Multi-color can also use four colors.

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Hot stamping

Hot stamping is a general technical term. But, bronzing doesn’t mean it’s gold. There are many kinds of gold-plated paper materials. Among them are golden, silver, laser gold, laser silver, black, red, green, etc. Ordinary gold and laser gold hot stamping suits for hot stamping of most products. Such as gold cards, silver cards, laser cards, and glass cards. For other hot stamping colors, please refer to this article: different colored hot stamping.

Hot stamping die cut hang tags

Engraving/Debossing

Embossing is a kind of letterpress embossing. And it is one of the hottest hangtag crafts! Engraving the graphic into a metal plate, and imprinting it on the tag paper. Then, the front side of the paper is concave. While the back side has no marks. And please note that the embossing process is single-sided concave. And it is only suitable for thicker tag paper over 200g.

Debossing application
(1) The content of the graphic and text after printing the color is embossed;
(2) Directly embossing non-color graphics and texts;

Engraving hang tags

Embossing

The embossing process is a mold that uses a concave and convex pattern. Under the action of certain pressure and temperature, the pressure-bearing materials (PVC, paper, etc.) are deformed. Thereby it will form a certain pattern. Also, we can have a special textured paper effect with ordinary coated paper. So, it is a Strong decorative, unique style.

Embossing hang tags

Die cut shape

We can die-cut into different shapes according to the customer’s design. This is a process realized by a knife die.

die cut shape hang tags

Paper types in die cut hang tags

Coated paper

The normal thickness of the coated paper is 250, 300, 350g. And the natural color of it is slightly beige. But because the surface of the paper is smooth and flat. And it has high whiteness, smoothness, and good gloss. So, the printed images and pictures have a certain 3D sense. Then, the coated paper color is full and bright. But the stiffness of the paper is not as good as that of white paper. In order to protect the logo or printing on the surface. Usually, we can cover the surface with matte film, bright film, or varnish. Some customers want 100% recyclable die cut hang tags. Therefore, we do not recommend laminating, just apply varnish directly.

400g coated paper with matte film
400g coated paper with matte film

Black card paper

The texture and feel of the black card are somewhat similar to the white card. First, its paper is delicate, firm, and thick, and has good folding resistance. Second, its surface is smooth with good stiffness. Then, the black card itself is black, and the side view is also black. Moreover, the color printed on the black card is silkscreen.

In addition, it is not recommended to print a large area of white on the black card. Because of the black card shading, the particles on the surface will seep out after a large area of white printing. And the white surface looks like mildew. The most suitable processes on black cards are gold & silver hot stamping and UV.

Uncoated black card hangtags
Uncoated black card hangtags

White card paper

The white card is as strong and thick as the black card, and has good folding resistance. And the surface of the white card is flat and has good stiffness. However, the surface is not as smooth as coated paper. Likewise, the white card can have coated or uncoated surface.

2mm white card with black embossed process and eyelets
2mm white card with black embossed process and eyelets

Kraft paper

Among the kraft paper, brown & white kraft paper is common. Kraft paper has high tensile strength and high tear strength. So, it is suitable for die cut hang tags, shopping bags, envelopes, etc. In general, kraft paper tags are ideal for printing single or two-color and uncomplicated colors. Offset printing, silk screen printing, UV, embossing, debossing, bronzing, local laser, and other processes are available.

brown kraft paper round hang tags
Brown kraft paper round hang tags

Tracing paper

Tracing paper is thin and translucent. When we use it as a hangtag, it is usually made into a set with a paper hangtag. The regular grammage of tracing paper is 135g. There are also 180g, but it is not a regular gram weight. There are two kinds of hangtags that use tracing paper. One is a tracing paper ready-button bag. Two is a tracing paper tag.

tracing paper: spare button bags
Tracing paper: spare button bags

Special paper

The color or texture on the special paper is inherent in the paper itself. Thus, it cannot be realized by the subsequent process. Here you can learn more from specialty paper catalog.

special paper hangtags
Special paper hangtags

PVC material

The regular die-cut hang tags can use transparent PVC material. And we can cut it into different shapes. And the normal thickness of PVC material is 0.3-0.5mm. Sometimes some customers need plastic with a background color as a hangtag. So, we can make transparent PVC, black PVC, and colored PVC.

PVC die cut hang tags
PVC die cut hang tags

Where can die cut hang tags be used?

  • Women’s/men’s/kids/underwear clothing
  • Home textiles/lighting/curtains
  • Bags/outdoor sports equipment
  • Accessories/umbrellas
  • Toys/boxes
  • Bottles/gifts
  • Jewelry/coffee/food
  • hat /scarf/gloves
  • fur/leather/down jacket
  • Bamboo fiber/silk/cotton linen
  • Footwear/socks
  • Auto Accessories

Quotation of die cut hang tags

  • Feel free to contact us by Email: [email protected] or WhatsApp & WeChat: +8618143478283 to get more information about the price.
  • Reference sample please refer to: hang tags’ photo gallery.
  • The minimum quantity: our MOQ is 100pcs.
  • Please send us your logo or art design file if you have one. If not, we can offer free design for you.

5 common packaging paper types

There are 5 common packaging paper types including corrugated paper, boxboard(kraft paper), whiteboard, white cardboard, gold and silver cardboard, etc. Different papers can be used in different fields due to different needs, to protect the goods.

Corrugated paper

First, the corrugated paper is light and sturdy. Then, it has strong load, pressure, and moisture resistance. Most importantly, it is low in cost. Second, we can make corrugated paper into corrugated cardboard. And then to make various styles of cartons at customer orders and needs.

First, single-sided corrugated paper suits for a lining protective layer. And it is for commodity packaging or to make lightweight cardboard & pads. Then, it can protect the goods from vibration or shock during storage and shipping.

Corrugated paper

Second, three or the five-layer corrugated paper is used to make sales packaging of goods. Third, seven or eleven-layer corrugated paper works for making packaging boxes. Meanwhile, we also use it to make furniture or large household appliances.

5 packaging paper types of corrugated paper

According to the strength, corrugated paper can be divided into 5 categories: A flute, B flute, C flute, E flute, and F flute.

How to choose the corrugated paper?

Corrugated paper carton
  • In general, corrugated paper made of A-type flutes has better buffering and elastic properties.
  • The B-type flute has good stability, a smooth surface, and can withstand high plane pressure. So it is suitable for printing and used for outer packaging.
Corrugated paper box
  • The C-type flute is second to the A-type flute.
  • E-type flute is thin and dense, and the printing effect is better. But the strength is poor, and it suits exquisite inner packaging.

Boxboard

Boxboard paper is known as Kraft paper. We can divide it into three grades: excellent products, first-class products, qualified products. Kraft paper is tough and cheap, with good folding resistance and water resistance.

boxboard

Besides, we use it for making shopping paper bags, envelopes, cement bags, paper boxes, etc. Also, it suits food packaging paper. The texture of the paper must be tough. In addition, it must have high water resistance.

Whiteboard

There are two categories of whiteboard paper. One is for printing, which means “whiteboard” for short. And the other category is writing paper that suits whiteboards.

whiteboard paper

The fiber structure of whiteboard paper is uniform. And the surface layer has the components of filler and sizing material. So, the texture of the cardboard is a little tight. And the thickness is uniform.

Difference between whiteboard paper and coated paper, offset paper

whiteboard paper 1

The difference between them is that the paperweight of whiteboard paper is heavy. Its paper is thicker and the color of the front and back is different. Whiteboard paper is gray on one side and white on the other. So, it is also known as gray-coated white.

Application of whiteboard paper

Whiteboard packaging paper type is white and smooth and has uniform ink absorption. And, it is stronger and has better folding resistance. But, its water content is high. So, it suits for single-sided color printing. And then we make it into cartons for packaging. Or use it for design and handmade products.

White cardboard

packaging paper types: white cardboard

White card paper is a single or multi-layer bonded paper made of bleached chemical pulping. In general, it has 3 types: blue & white single and double-sided coated cardboard; white-coated cardboard; gray coated cardboard.

Blue and white single and double-sided coated cardboard

We divide it into sika paper and copper sika.

Main uses:

Sika paper is mainly used for business cards, wedding invitations, postcards, cards, data cards, etc.;

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Copper Sika is ideal for book and magazine covers, postcards, cards, wedding invitations. At the same time, we use it for hang tags, cosmetics, paper boxes that need beautiful printing.

Making hang tags

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  1. Plate making;
  2. Printing;
  3. Mounting paper;
  4. UV;
  5. Film; (single-sided bright film; double-sided bright film; single-sided matt film; double-sided matt film);
  6. Concave and convex;
  7. Cutter;

White-coated cardboard

It is perfect for making more advanced cartons and vacuum blister packaging. So, the paper surface must have high whiteness and a smooth paper surface. Then it needs to have good ink acceptance and good gloss.

Gray coated cardboard

Its top layer uses bleached chemical pulp. And it is suitable for color printing of high-grade cartons. Thus, we often use it to make various cartons and hardcover book jackets.

Gold and silver cardboard

Gold and silver cardboard

Gold and silver cardboard is a printing process that uses for color printing packaging. It belongs to emerging anti-counterfeiting skills in the industry.

Applications

The paper is ideal for color printing packaging. It is suitable for box-making and carton-making printing and packaging. Such as cigarettes, alcohol, food, cosmetics, toothpaste boxes, medicine, and gifts.

What is hot drilling?

Hot drilling is a garment accessory and processing technology
that will melt and stick to fabrics, leather, cloth when they encounter high temperatures. At present, hot drilling on clothing has become a fashion and trend. It can increase the beauty and value of clothing.

What are the types of hot drilling?

There are two main classifications of hot drilling:
(1) Divided by production: Korean hot drills, Czech hot drills, Austria hot drills, domestic hot drills (acrylic hot drills), etc.;
(2) Divided by texture: crystal hot diamonds, glass hot diamonds, aluminum octagonal hot diamonds.

How do we judge the quality?

The hot-drilling process is generally divided into three steps: selecting diamonds, rowing diamonds, and setting diamonds. So, how do we judge the quality? It is mainly divided into 5 steps. That is appearance, adhesive, firmness, grade of hot drilling, and variety of hot drilling.

hot drilling

Appearance

  • First look at the cutting surface of the hot diamond. The more the cutting surface, the higher its refractive index and the better the brightness;
  • Secondly, check whether the cutting surface is uniform. Scratches and bubbles are all defective products;
  • The hot drilling process has strict request. And the process is complicated, so the yield rate is not very high. Diamonds with a defective rate of 3%-5% should be regarded as good products;
  • Then, see if the diamonds are the same size. The diameter of SS6 is 1.9-2.1mm, and the diameter of SS10 is 2.7-2.9mm;
  • Finally, see if the thickness is the same;
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Adhesive

We can turn the diamond over to see the color of the glue on the back. First, see if the color is uniform. And the color cannot be different shades. Then, if the color is bright and even, it is a good diamond.

Firmness

The higher the solubility of the glue on the back of the hot diamond, the better the firmness of the diamond.

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How to identify the firmness of a diamond?

The way is to wash it in the washing machine after it is ironed. Yet, if it does not fall off after washing, the fastness is good. If it falls off immediately after washing, it proves that the glue is not strong enough. Because high-quality hot diamonds will not fall off even if we dry-clean them.

Grade of hot drilling

Commonly used Korean hot-stamping diamonds are divided into three grades: special A grade, A grade, and B grade.

Special Grade A: High brightness, no variegated diamonds. The cutting surface is uniform. There are no teeth, scratches, bubbles, and the defective rate is 1%-2%. The probability of degumming bottom is 0.5%-1%. The diamonds are of the same size and have high firmness.

Grade A: In the brightness, there are a few variegated diamonds, and the cutting surface is uneven. There are teeth, scratches, bubbles, and the defective rate is 5%-8%. The probability of degumming the bottom is 1%-2%. The diamonds are of the same size and have high firmness.

Grade B: Poor brightness, 15% variegated diamonds. The cutting surface is uneven. Many teeth, scratches, bubbles, and the defective rate is 20%-50%. The probability of degumming the bottom is 3%-10%. The size of the diamonds is inconsistent and the firmness is low.

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Variety of hot drilling

About the Austria hot drilling and Czech hot drilling

These two kinds of diamonds are of high quality. Besides, they are unparalleled in terms of brightness and quality. The quality can almost reach a 100% pass rate. But the price is high. So they are suitable for watches, belts, leather bags, and other high-end products that require a small number of diamonds.

How to get more followers on Facebook?

As we all know, some social media such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, and Linkedin are very popular among a wide range of users. And the number of fans on social media can let more customers understand their brand awareness and influence. Therefore, gaining followers is usually an important goal of a brand.

So, how do you get fans? We know that sometimes simply relying on buying them does not work. But the good news is that we can get more followers in the following 12 ways.

How to get more followers on Facebook

The top 6 ways to get more followers on Facebook

  1. Determine your page theme. Let customers know what you do.
  2. Update posts regularly, not too frequently. Up to twice a day.
  3. Use clear pictures. Of course, the pictures need to be high-definition. In addition, the pictures should be nice and attractive.
  4. Go to other people’s homepage frequently to like, comment, share, etc. It is helpful to promote the product if you interact with others.
  5. The user’s comments must be responded to in time. Responding to customers in time is conducive to improving customer trust.
  6. Organize some activities on a regular basis to improve interaction with users. For example, for voting. Because it gives several options for users to choose from. So, it helps increase customer interest in participation.

The other 6 ways to get more followers on Facebook

  1. Join some groups. Then share the post with the group to increase the exposure of the product.
  2. Combine pictures, videos, slides, etc. Interesting pictures and videos and an attractive title can improve the like rate perfectly.
  3. Advertise. If Facebook users like the content of the ad, they are likely to follow your Facebook homepage and like your homepage.
  4. Cooperate with influencers (KOL). For example, ask influencers to bring your Facebook link when posting.
  5. Add your social media links to your website. For example, put social media links at the bottom or top of the website. Thus, others can enter your Facebook with one click on the website. This will attract the attention of customers with organic traffic from Google.
  6. Create more video content. Video is more popular with people.

In fact, these small tips are only a part. I hope it will help you. And Facebook is a very large social network. I hope we can explore more skills to increase followers. In the future, we will also share more practical tips on clothinglaels.cn. If you have any good ideas, you can also share them with us.

RPET fabric from plastic bottles

RPET fabric is a new type of eco-friendly recycled PET fabric with its yarn made from plastic bottles, so it also calls recycled plastic bottle fabric. PET is polyethylene terephthalate. And, it is a green fabric. Thus, the low-carbon nature has created a new concept in the field of rebirth.

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What are ecological fabrics?

Ecological fabrics are non-toxic and safe fabrics with signs after textile testing, which are known as green textiles and eco-friendly clothing in trims. It is helpful to protect human health and avoid harm. When people use and wear it, they will feel relax. Besides, it can eliminate fatigue, and make people feel comfortable.

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3D heat transfer for clothing

3D heat transfer is a new tech for clothing that prints logo on a transparent substrate through special printing ways, and the finished label is waterproof. First, the customer will receive the product. Second, the heat is applied to the thermal adhesive through the hot press. Third, the label will stick to the fabric. Tear off the transparent substrate, and the logo labels will be glued to the clothing.

As a result, the final product is finished. And after using this tech, the logo label will not drop even if you wash it. Further, it is wear-resistant and washing-resistant and has high fastness. So, it can make the clothing label appear 3D visual effect.

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Hang tag printing

Hang tag printing is a solution to add product information on hang tag with professional printing, including offset printing and silk-screened printing. They have some differences in printed materials, features, time, and printing methods.

They can also print various specifications of shapes, such as square, round, diamond, etc., and can also print various colors on the front and back of the hangtag. The information printed in this way can improve the brand image and popularity.

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Munich Fabric Start 2019

Munich Fabric Start 2019 will take place in Munich, Germany from September 3rd – 5th, 2019 for a period of 3 days. Welcome to visit our Booth# C112. As one of the leading international textile trade shows, these will be about Fashion, Fashion Accessories, Fabrics, Apparel, Clothing, and Accessories.

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