There are different types of clothing label material that can use, and we divide them into 4 main types, such as rubber, metal, leather, fabrics materials.
Rubber labels material cover:
What’s the difference between PVC, silicone, and rubber?
First, rubber includes PVC and silicone. And PVC and silicone belong to rubber. Second, Silicone is more shiny and smooth in appearance. And PVC products are rougher than silicone products.
Judging from the hand feel, silicone is much soft than PVC, with good toughness and elasticity. PVC, as soft rubber, is relatively less hard. However, we can add a softener when making PVC labels, and it will be softer.
Third, PVC material includes ordinary material and eco-friendly material, also called ATBC-PVC. Silicone can pass ROHS certification and is safe, non-toxic than rubber and PVC.
Finally, rubber and PVC are cheaper than silicone. But, rubber has much wider use in many products. Finally, Silicone products emit white smoke when they burn, while rubber products emit black smoke when they burn.
Can rubber labels, PVC labels and silicone labels customized for clothing?
Yes, brands can customize rubber labels, PVC labels, and silicone labels with logos, company names, or other info. Then, because of the MOQ and price issues, PVC labels are the most commonly done. PVC can be made in a variety of colors. The background color can be a solid color, translucent or transparent. PVC is generally used as a single-sided logo. Silicone can be used as a mold to directly make a two-sided logo.
Metal labels material cover:
- Stainless steel
The above-mentioned materials of metal labels are the most common material in metal. And customers who customize metal labels will choose from them.
In addition, metal labels & tags include many types when concerning materials. Such as copper labels, iron labels, alloy labels, aluminum labels & tags, stainless steel labels, brass labels, etc.
Then, all these garment labels can withstand high temperatures and are not easy to corrode. And we can use stamping, printing, or laser cutting ways to customize the brand logo on it.
Leather labels material cover:
- Artificial(PU) leather
- Genuine(real) leather
- Suede(microfiber) leather
- Kraft paper
Types of real leather
The rea leather has two types, that is the first layer of cowhide and the second layer of cowhide.
The former is processed from raw animal hides, with a soft texture and strong toughness. The latter is the two-layer leather of cowhide.
It is processed by coating a layer of PU resin on the surface. Thus, its firmness is lower than the former.
What is the artificial leather?
Artificial leather has two types of synthetic leather: PVC and PU.
Meanwhile, it is not afraid of dirt and mildew, and the surface has good water resistance. Then, it can make many colors. And the leather is delicate and the price is cheap. Therefore, it is very popular with buyers.
Microfiber leather is a better leather and is soft to the touch. It belongs to synthetic leather. And it has a soft texture, is breathable, not easy to age. So, it has become an ideal choice to replace animal leather.
Kraft paper here mainly refers to the material of leather labels in clothing. And it is washable and tear-resistant. Then, it is mainly used to decorate the back waist of jeans.
Fabric labels material cover:
- Nylon Taffeta
- Non-woven fabric
- Blended fabric
- Twill fabric
- Cotton fabric
There are so many fabric materials in the clothing industry. And the following list is some specific types of them. And all the types can use as fabric labels materials.
- Nylon Taffeta: barcode nylon taffeta, frim nylon taffeta, non-flammable nylon taffeta, matt nylon taffeta, thick nylon taffeta.
- Tape: matt black tape; glossy black tape; soft tape; polyester tape; shredded tape; stain resistant double-sided composite tape; pearled tape; self-adhesive tape.
- Ribbon: upscale ribbon; encryption ribbon; barcode ribbon; thick ribbon; hard ribbon; hot melt ribbon; soft ribbon(white, black, grey, beige, etc); softer ribbon; unpolished ribbon; double-sided ribbon(or with pressed/selvage edge); self-adhesive ribbon.
- Cotton fabric: blended cotton fabric; bleached imitation cotton fabric; poly-cotton fabric; thick cotton fabric.