Different labels & tags suit different clothing and brands. And then, it will also produce different effects. So when you’re customizing clothing labels, it’s important to choose the right label for your garments product and brand positioning. In this article, we mainly talk about custom woven labels and printed fabric labels. And which one is better for your brand.
1. How to choose them from a practical point of view?
Under what conditions do we need custom woven and printed labels? Custom woven labels are custom neck labels and main labels. For example, it mainly includes customized logos, sizes, and patterns. But the pattern can only customize the rough outline. If you need better effects such as portraits, then I suggest you customize the printed label.
That is, when you need the main label, you need to customize the custom woven label. When you need wash labels, you need to customize the custom printed fabric label.
Secondly, it is recommended to choose a woven label for ready-to-wear brands. There are more Kids and womenswear brands that will choose printed labels. Because children’s clothing has a shorter life cycle. So, it is more cost-effective to choose a label with relatively low colorfastness. If it is a suit brand, you can choose custom woven labels. Because they are more textured. And they are not easy to wear and tear and have high colorfastness.
2. How to choose from the effect achieved?
Printed fabric labels can express information and patterns more clearly and delicately. And they can print more details. But the woven label can’t express more details， And it depends on the effect your logo wants to achieve. If you like woven style labels, you can customize the logo, and patterned woven label.
3. From the colorfastness to washing
If your clothing brand does not require high washing color-fastness, you can customize the printed fabric label. If the requests are higher, it is better to choose a woven label, which is not easy to wash off.
4. In terms of cost
From an economical (cost) point of view, if you want a cheap label, choose the printed fabric label. If you want a high-end and luxurious label, it is recommended to choose a custom woven label.
5. From an environmental point of view, which one is better?
Woven labels can be made from recyclable materials. It is woven from recycled yarn. And we have the OEKO-TEX® certification of woven labels. There are no recyclable materials for printed labels for now.
6. In terms of color
We can only make up to 7 colors for one custom woven label. If you want an ombre color, the printed fabric label is more natural. There will be obvious excess and layering on the woven labels. And printed labels can add more colors to express your logo and patterns. Then, the printed fabric surface is more natural and smooth.
The printed fabric label has a high color request for CMYK and Pantone colors. And it is recommended to use Pantone color numbers. But, the cost of coloring the Pantone color card alone will be a little higher.
7. If the customer needs to add variables, which one should they choose?
If you need serial numbers and expect different numbers for each label. Like 10001, 10002, etc. Then we recommend that you customize the printed labels. It can be the logo above, the second line below is the serial number. And other contents remain unchanged. This is for statistical distinction.
8. From their features
The custom woven label is high-end, firm, with clear lines and soft touch. Due to the printing method, the labels are colorful and high definition. Therefore, the product is more fashionable. Production efficiency is also high.
Because the production method of woven labels is similar to that of woven fabrics. So, its yield is not as high as that of printed labels. But it is washable and not easy to fade. So the product appears to be relatively high-end.
9. From their hand feel
The edges of the custom woven label are also softer, but firmer. This is perfect for a variety of ready-to-wear clothing brands. Because they do not irritate the user’s skin. However, if you pursue a more comfortable children’s clothing brand, please choose a printed fabric label. So that it will not rub against the children’s skin.
10. From the appearance
In terms of appearance, the quality of the woven label is higher than that of the printed label. And the surface of the printed label looks thinner than the woven label. Besides, it is not as strong as the woven label. Therefore, for some small-cost clothing brands, it is more cost-effective to choose printed fabric labels. If you pursue high-quality clothing labels, woven labels are more suitable.
In short, the above are the 10 angles I have summarized. You can refer to these 10 angles when you don’t know how to choose custom woven and printed fabric labels. At the same time, we produce and sell custom woven and printed labels. For customization, please feel free to contact us. We will provide free design and low MOQ.
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.
There are 9 different types of patches, as woven & embroidered patches, leather & PVC patches, chenille & name patches, bullion & printed or iron-on patches. They can make clothes more fashionable and interesting. So, many clothing, bags, etc. will add patches & labels to get more attention and brand promotion. In fact, In fact, depending on the material and workmanship, they have different functions in the non-stop field. Below you will find a list of the different types of patches we offer:
There are 21 different types of labels in garments, which we can distinguish from 4 aspects: materials, functions, sewing ways, and manufacturing processes.
PVC(rubber, silicone) labels
Heat transfer labels
Metal labels & tagswith rivets and bendable leg
Hot stamped leather labels
Casting metal & PVC labels
High frequency labels
Why are clothing labels so important?
As we all know, clothing labels are an important part of clothing trimmings. They are more than just a piece of cloth or tags. They can clearly record the brand logo, clothing size, and ingredient list, place of origin, manufacturer, care information, etc. Many customers will decide whether to buy clothing based on the label. Therefore, labels are very important for product sales. This article also introduces various types of clothing labels from four perspectives.
Classified by materials
According to materials, we can divide clothing labels into metal labels, leather labels, PVC(rubber, silicone) labels, fabric labels, and TPU labels.
What are the metal labels? Metal labels are metal tags & accessories for clothing, hats, or bags, which can be engraved with brand logos.
Metal labels have many types like aluminum labels, stainless steel labels, silver labels, copper labels, or brass labels, zinc alloy labels, etc. Then, metal labels have wide usage and processes involve stamping, printing, or laser cutting, etc.
What are the leather labels? Leather labels are one of the types of labels with leather material. we can also call them leather tags or leather patches. They have the types of artificial(PU), genuine(real), or suede(microfiber) leather labels.
It is ideal for clothing jackets, denim, caps, bags, etc. And all the leather labels can use printing, embossing, or gold/silver hot stamping way to add personalized logos and metal tags. And the adding ways include stitched on, ironed on, stuck on, or using Velcro.
PVC(rubber, silicone) labels
What are the PVC labels? PVC labels are made of soft PVC rubber material. Its full name is Polyvinyl Chloride. PVC labels and silicone labels belong to rubber labels. And they are a special tag & patch sewing for clothing like jackets, bags, hats, canvas, outdoor products.
Most of the PVC labels can highlight the brand image by adding a company logo or brand name. So, you can use them by sewing, velcro, self-adhesive, soft magnet backings. But anyway, just attach them in your own personalized way.
What are the fabric labels? Fabric labels are made of cloth fabric material including woven and printed fabric labels, which are durable and soft.
And materials include satin, nylon, taffeta, polyester, tape, ribbon, non-woven fabric, cotton fabric. Thus, they are ideal for t-shirts, coats, shirts, pants, child clothing, etc.
What are the TPU labels? TPU labels, also called clear clothing labels, are soft thin labels with logos printed on rubber-like materials. Their main material is TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) material. So, it is more eco-friendly than silicone and PVC.
In addition, we use screen printing, matte, frosted, bronzing, etc to make the labels. Above all, it shows a clear, transparent, or translucent effect. In conclusion, they are suitable for swimwear, underwear, etc.
Classified by fuctions
According to the function of labels, we divide them into the main label, care labels, size labels, hang tags, and flag labels.
What is the main label? The main label is a type of clothing label by woven, printed, heat transfer or a leather way to add the brand logo & name on the fabric. It is usually under the inner and back collar of the top, or at the inner and back middle seam of the bottom. In general, a piece of clothing must have the main label when using labels.
What are the care labels? Care labels are garment wash labels and care symbols, which mark the fabric composition, care information of the clothes, and the correct washing method.
We attach the symbols to clothing or textiles. Such as washing, dry cleaning, drying, and ironing clothing. In general, factories or brands will use washing instructions and print the company’s logo, the size on the labels.
What are the size labels? Size labels are clothing labels that print or weave a specific size on clothing. Such as S, M, L, XL sizes for garments, beddings, shoes, bags.
Size labels include printed size labels and woven size labels. And they use laser-cut or hot-cut way. Its material includes polyester and cotton, satin, nylon, etc. When people shop, the first thing when they catch one clothes is to see its size. So as to judge whether it fits them or not.
What are the hang tags? Hang tags are clothing tags that use paper, plastic, metal, leather, fabric material to print brand logos or product information. Such as price, care symbols, contact info, social links or website, brand stories, etc.
Apart from this, we hang it on the products by string, rope and metal chain, etc. On the string tags, there print a brief description and design of the products. While some certificate is hanging on the products as a hangtag.
What are the flag labels? Flag labels are small clothing labels attached at the outside bottom of fabrics, clothing, beddings, etc.
In general, it will print or weave brand logo, company name to specify its belongs. So, we can make the labels as brand labels or name labels to show the brand image.
Classified by sewing ways
According to the sewing ways of labels, we divide them into the iron-on label, heat transfer labels, sewing labels, metal labels & tags attached by rivets, and bendable legs.
What are the Iron-on labels? Iron-on labels are made of heat adhesive backing by peeling off them to be ironed on fabrics by an iron. Then you will get perfect iron-on labels with water-proof, durable, and skin-good effects.
Thus, they are ideal for tees, shirts, t-shirts, trousers, pants, uniforms, etc. From which, it can print the personalized brand logo and name, contact info, websites or care symbols, etc.
Heat transfer labels
What are the heat transfer labels?
Heat transfer labels are clothing main labels and heat press the logo or design onto the special transfer paper, synthetic film, or plastic film. Then, peel off the film and apply them to the clothing fabrics. Thus, we can also call them tag-less tags or thermal transfer labels. Of course, it is perfect for t-shirts.
What are the sewing labels? Sewing labels are a kind of clothing label used in any fabrics by sewing machine. But, its edges usually leave grooves, holes that can be sewn.
Any type of sewing label that can sew belongs to sewing labels. Such as woven labels, printed labels, leather, fabric, PVC, or metal labels.
Metal labels with rivets and bendable leg
The way to attach metal tags & labels have main 2 types. That is attached by rivets or use the bendable leg. When customizing metal labels, customers usually choose two ways to attach the label on clothing, hats, bags, etc. And they are easy to add on the items.
Classified by manufacturing processes
According to the manufacturing processes of labels, we divide them into the woven label, printed labels, hot-stamped leather labels, casting metal & PVC labels, embroidered labels, high-frequency labels.
Woven labels are a kind of the main label for clothing brands, which are weaved from fabrics including damasks, polyester, satins, taffetas, and cotton.
And there are many types of labels. Such as cotton woven labels, selvage woven labels, damask woven labels, satin woven labels, crochet woven labels, iron-on woven labels.
Printed labels are often inside clothing labels use printing ways to print logos, product info, company name, contact, or site links to improve brand image.
And their materials include TPU, ribbons, cotton, satin, nylon, polyester, taffeta, canvas, tape, leather. In general, they have many types like the care or wash label, size label, etc.
Hot-stamped leather labels
Hot-stampedleather labels are generally used on the back waist of jeans, but of course, they are also used on bags, handbags, shoes, and hats. The craftsmanship of leather labels is generally hot pressing (high temperature and timed ironing). There are also voltage (high frequency), silkscreen, laser, sewing, embroidery, hardware… etc.
Product materials include first-layer leather, second-layer leather, microfiber leather, and artificial(PU and PVC) leather, synthetic leather. The leather label can be added to items by adding back 3M glue, adding Velcro, punching, piercing, etc. Thus, they are suitable for clothing, home furnishings, etc.
Casting metal & PVC labels
Metal labels and some PVC labels often use the process of stamping, die-casting. They are a good way to manufacture the labels. Because the finish products will be durable and have a smooth surface.
At the same time, we can inlay the metal labels with diamonds, painted, punched, and dripped. Plating and sealing glaze can ensure that each product will not be oxidized and will not fade.
What are the embroidered labels? An embroidered label is a type of clothing design created by overlapping thread stitches. The types of embroidery labels mainly include flat, 3D, towel, sequins, cloth, toothbrush, hand-beaded, mixed embroidery labels, etc. Embroidered labels can use the following 3 ways backing added to items:
Iron-on backing: for bags, hats, jackets, etc; Sewing: sewing by machine to garments for long time use; Adhesive backing: for short time uses of clothing; Velcro(hook and loop) backing: for easy on-off down jackets, coats, etc.
High frequency labels
What is the high-frequency label? The high-frequency label is a label that takes silicone/PVC material fusion welding on the felt fabric by high-frequency skill. It is also called the felt label.
High frequency refers to the electromagnetic wave frequency of more than 100 kHz. Further, there are many applications for the label. Such as for clothing, gifts, toys, shoes, bows, decorating ribbons, etc.
What is the main label? the main label is a type of clothing label by woven, printed, heat transfer or leather way to add the brand logo & name on the fabric. It is usually under the inner and back collar of the top, or at the inner and back middle seam of the bottom. It is used to display brand information. In general, we divide labels used in garments into the main label, size label, and care label by function. But, a piece of clothing may not have the latter two, it must have the main label.
From the perspective of different clothes
Such as the main label for shirts, T-shirts, jackets, down jackets, pants, trousers, swimwear.
What should be on a shirt or t-shirt main label?
The main label design on the shirt generally contains the brand logo and size. Then, sew it on the back collar of the shirt. Besides, that garments factory or company uses materials like soft satin or cotton fabric. Sometimes the collar of some shirts will not only include the logo and size but include wash or Care Instructions. Even the origin and other information.
What’s the size of it?
The t-shirt main label sometimes uses screen printing or heat transfer ways to make tagless styles. Then, it will save cost and do not irritate the neck. The common size of a shirt label & tag after folded include 4*1cm, 4*1.5cm, 5*1.5cm, 6*1.5cm……
What are the jacket or down main label and its size?
A jacket or down main label often uses the type of damask or satin woven labels or printed labels. The computerized woven main labels have high quality. Its threads are thinnest which can show fine details. The woven fonts and patterns are clear. The texture is soft and has a good hand feel. And the edges are smooth. There are up to four colors with the background color. But we often use 100D yarns to make it.
The common size of main label on jackets include: 5*2cm, 6*2cm, 6.5*1.5cm, 6.5*2cm, 6.5*3cm, 6.5*4cm, 7*2cm, 7*3cm, 7*4cm, 7.6*3.4, 8*1.5, 8*3.5……
What is the common size of it for trousers and underwear?
The common size of trousers or underwear by folded size include: 1.5*1.5cm, 1.5*2cm, 2.5*1.5cm, 3*1.5cm, 3.5*1cm, 3.5*1.5cm……
From the perspective of different types of clothes
Such as the main label of men’s clothing, women’s clothing, and children’s clothing, etc.
Used in men’s clothing
In men’s clothing, often use black, low-key, and deep colors as the base color. Besides, it has woven or printed text, brand logo information, etc. on it. Thus, this looks high-grade, has good texture, and can also be sewn up and down.
Product material: can be polyester spun yarn, satin, cotton belt, threaded belt, matt belt.
Post-process: super-cut shear folding, super-cut eagerly cut slices, oblique folding, half folding, long and short folding, etc.
Common folded size: 1.8*5.7cm, 2*6cm, 2.5*6cm, 3.2*6cm, 4.5*6cm, 4.5*7cm, 5*7cm, 5.5*8cm, 6*8cm, etc.
Used in women’s clothing
The main labels in women’s clothing often use simple or colorful woven labels to display the brand logo and position. Simple woven labels include satin or cotton woven or printed labels. A printed selvage ribbon label has a soft touch, smooth edges, and clear patterns. Meanwhile, it has high color fastness and long service life. Then, the color will not fade after repeated washing. So, it is suitable for women’s clothing and summer clothes.
Black background with white, gold, or colorful text;
White background with black, gold, or colorful text;
Colorful background with black, white, gold, or colorful text;
Common folded size: 1.5*3cm, 1.5*4cm, 1.5*5cm, 2*6cm, 2.5*6cm, 3.2*6cm, 4.5*6cm, 4.5*7cm, 5*7cm, etc.
Used for children’s clothing
The main labels used for children’s clothing will choose printed labels. First of all, children’s clothing has a short service life and does not require high colorfastness. Second, the printed label is soft and skin-friendly, making it more comfortable for children. Finally, we recommend that children’s clothing choose printed labels. Moreover, it is more economical and affordable than woven labels.
From the different craftsmanship
Through different production crafts, the main label includes the woven main label, printed main label, main heat transfer labels, and leather main label.
Woven main label
We often see the label in the clothing labels industry. They are weaved from fabrics including damasks, satins, taffetas, and cotton. Types of the main woven label include cotton woven labels, selvage & damask woven labels, crochet woven labels, iron-on woven labels. Woven labels are one of the most common labels used in garments trims. Thus, it is ideal for coats, jackets, jeans, woolen coats, etc.
Printed main label
The materials of the printed label include ribbons, cotton tapes, satin, nylon tapes, polyester taffeta, and canvas tape. Then, they are soft and good for our skin. Printed fabric labels have no limit in color. Thus, they can print on different crafts. So, they are perfect for shirts, t-shirts, pants, underwear, children’s clothing.
Heat transfer main labels
People use heat transfer main labels and heat press or iron the logo or design onto the special transfer paper, synthetic film, or plastic film. Then, apply them to the clothing fabrics. Thus, we can also call them tag-less tags. Of course, it is perfect for t-shirts.
Leather main label
Some leather clothing, coats, and jackets, trousers will use the main label & tag as their main tags. Then, it will highlight the brand and cool styles. And it will also show the taste of some people who are looking for leather fashion.
What’s the difference between the main label and neck label?
The main label includes the neck label and the main label on trousers. A neck label is a label on the back of the neck, especially the main label on the coat. That’s the big difference between them.
How to customize the main label?
There are 4 main steps to order a custom main label as follows.
Get a quote
Contact and send us your label logo or design draft. But, if not, we offer free design. Then, tell us your quantity, size, color, etc. Then, we will quote you the best price.
We negotiate the sample details and quote price at your request. After confirming the price and you pay according to PI, we will make samples as needed and the sampling time is 7-15 days.
We will strictly follow the sample quality standards for bulk label production and check the final quality.
We deliver your parcel and pack the label at your request to avoid damage during transportation.
1. What is the minimum order quantity (MOQ)?
-The MOQ is 100pcs.
2. Can I send samples free of charge?
-Yes, you need to bear the freight.
3. How long is the production lead time?
-According to the order quantity, it is about 7-15 days;
Custom neck label is a label that adds brand logos and garment size sewn on the neckline or waistband, including printed, iron-on, woven, tagless neck labels. We can also call neck tags or tagless labels. The neck label is actually another name for the woven label. Sometimes some people call it cloth label. We can sew it on both ends or fold it in half. The materials are cotton, nylon, white satin, black satin, ribbon, synthetic tape, etc.
The label can be put on the inside clothes by heat transfer printing or screen printing ways to make promotion. So, it is ideal for shirts, underwear, child clothing, coats, etc. We wholesale bulk production custom neck label for our clients. So you can customize personalized neck label to make your brand catching. Any size, color, type is okay.
In my mind, the custom neck label should have the following functions:
As advertising space;
Using to hang clothes;
Reflect the apparel size;
To tie hang tags;
Types of the custom neck label
Iron on neck labels
Iron on neck labels is the adhesive neck label that can be ironed on fabrics quickly with an iron. First, it has a heat adhesive backing. Then, you use an iron to make a heat transfer printing process. Second, you can direct iron woven or printed labels on the garments. Yet, it need spend more time to finish it.
Tagless neck labels
Tagless neck labels are thermal transfer pressed the logo on the special transfer paper or synthetic film. Its material includes white satin, black satin, ivory satin, and others. Because we can’t see the actual labels on the collar, so we called them ‘tag-less labels’ or heat transfer labels. In addition, they can replace printed or woven labels and save costs. Thus, it is a more economical and sustainable way.
Printed neck label
A printed neck label means we print clothing labels with logos or product sizes. They are the most common types of neck labels. It is cheaper than woven labels. And the printed label can be satin, cotton material. It is very comfortable for the skin and does not rub against the neck. So, it is very suitable for children’s clothing, T-shirts, etc.
Woven neck labels
This custom neck label mainly refers to the label woven with warp and weft threads. For example, their fabric materials include damasks, satins, taffetas, and cotton. Meanwhile, it has many fold ways like center fold, end fold, miter fold, Manhattan fold, loop fold, or straight cut. So it has several types for your choice.
Satin care label is a printed or woven main label with wash care laundry instructions for fabric garments, it calls wash tags sewing on polyester satin ribbon. Besides, we also call it silk care label. So, we often use it to explain your items’ material and wash symbols with a silky texture. Meanwhile, we can add your brand logo to all the laundry care labels. Usually, drying, ironing, dry clean, or warning signs are printed on this label for textile or fabric.
The common color of the satin care label is white background with black color or black background with white color. In addition, we can make Pantone color or customized color at your request. Moreover, we can print standard or any other care instructions, text, or pics according to your artwork.
We supply custom printed satin care label for clothing and fashion brands. And they are ideal for all clothes and personalized garment labels. Such as coats, t-shirts, jackets, suits, dresses, sweaters, baby clothes, etc. Thus, please send us your logo file and the washing instruction, and detail about your products. Second, we offer free design for you. Then, the size and color or quantity are also needed. Finally, tell us your logo or text description one front and back.
Washing method: no soaking; dry cleanable, and avoid direct sunlight, etc;
Fold style: center folded / end fold / loop fold / mitre fold / Manhattan fold / book fold / straight cut, etc;
Print method: heat pressed, high resolution print, etc;
What is your main export markets?
Hi, valuated friends, we can ship our satin care labels to the whole world. Such as North America; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Southeast Asia; Pakistan; Japan; Australia, etc. Hence, please feel free to tell us your specific address. Then, we will calculate the best cost.
Why our label is different?
First, all of our satin care label can use eco-friendly and recyclable materials. Thus, they do not irritate the skin and are green for life. Second, our care labels have passed the highest level of OEKO-TEX certification. So they are very suitable for infant clothing, children’s clothing. Third, they are very affordable for many customers. Thus, big order is very cost-effective.
1. What is the bulk production time of the satin care label? – 7-12 business days. But we can ship expedited. Please inquire by email for details.
2. What is the shipping time? – 3-6 days by express.
3. What is the material? – White satin, black satin, ivory satin, silk, polyester, fabric, etc;
4. What profile is needed when production? – Please send your art file in CDR, ESP, AI, or PDF format.
5. Can we get free samples? – Yes. Samples are free. Therefore, you just need to pay the shipping cost.
Fold labels are clothing labels with many fold ways, like manhattan fold label, loop fold label, mitre or centerfold label, end fold label, fan fold label, etc. The folded labels & tags contain many garment labels. Such as fabric labels, satin & damask woven labels, printed labels, neck labels, size labels. And all of the above labels can be made in a folding way. Then, we sew them into seams or wrap around edges of garments, pants, socks, handmade items, etc.
Custom woven labels and printed labels are different in nature, production modes, and features, fashion clothing brands can choose by positioning and cost.
The nature is different
Custom woven labels are woven on clothes and pants. And they include cloth labels with text, letters, graphics, numbers, and logo patterns. But, marks with distinctive features are the products of the modern economy.
The material chart for printed labels can help people make a reference, which is suitable for customers who are not clear about which material is better. Many customers need to customize the printed fabric labels for your product, so here is the color sample chart below for your reference. The color sample chart has 81 kinds of samples. The colors and the materials that we can do is way more than all on the sample chart.