Custom woven label & printed fabric label: which is better for you?

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.

What is a woven label? And how to make them?

What is a woven label? It is a fabric clothing label on the loom as damask, salvage, satin, reverse woven labels with damask, salvage, or crochet machine. They mainly have two types: selvage and trimming, with text, letters, and LOGO patterns. Usually, we sew them on clothes, pants, shirts, shoes and hats, home textiles, etc.

What is a woven label?

Woven labels are woven on the loom by fixing warp yarns. And the woven label machine prints logos, graphics, letters, numbers, 3D signs, and colors with weft yarns. The woven label itself is not big. And the specification of the pattern design must sometimes be accurate to 0.05mm. If it is slightly larger by 0.05mm, then this type of woven label will be out of shape compared to the original. Naturally, it is acceptable for some consumers to require a woven label with a difference of 0.05mm.

However, for some relatively high-end well-known brands, a difference of 0.05mm is not enough. And it must be accurate. Because this type of woven label is a long-term user evaluation medium, it has a brand name. In terms of brand clothing, the label is a tangible medium for user evaluation and publicity planning. Please refer to the woven label photo gallery if you what to see more woven label samples.

What is the cutting process of a woven label?

The cutting process includes hot cutting (burning edge woven label), laser cutting (laser woven label), ultrasonic cutting, half-fold, two ends fold, hanging ear fold, and irregular iron fold.

What are the different processes on the back of a woven label?

According to the different processes on the back, we have a cotton-filled woven label, adhesive-backed woven label, overlock woven label; back thermal adhesive woven label; back double-sided adhesive woven label, and back paper plain-woven label.

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How many materials are used in a woven label?

  • Ribbon (affordable, can achieve the best washing effect);
  • Tape (the tape is also called plant-coated cloth, the surface is slippery. Therefore, the printing effect is the best, but it is not as washable as the ribbon);
  • Cotton belt (natural and eco friendly);
  • Polyester tape (smooth fabric, good print, washable)

Different types of woven labels

There are mainly 3 types of woven labels. Such as damask woven labels, satin woven labels, and reverse woven labels.

Damask woven labels

Damask woven labels have yarn behind and his edges are cut. According to their different textures, we can divide them into two types. The first is the flat product label. The other is the segmented product label. Because damask woven labels are the most common type of woven labels. And the workmanship is fine and the details are well done. Therefore, it is very popular with clothing manufacturers and brands. And it is cost-effective and can have mass production. Then, its price is not expensive and can save the cost of customers.

Satin woven labels

Satin woven label is a type of selvage label. And satin woven labels are also woven satin material. It has softer edges and surfaces like silk. So, it looks more premium and is slightly more expensive. Because it’s starched and high-end, so many clothing brands will customize it.

Reverse woven labels

Reverse woven labels are also a kind of satin woven label. But its satin is in behind. The front is the reverse of the satin label. And some colors (underground colors) cannot be made flat and double-sided. The opposite side of the satin finish suits the base color. But the workmanship is very good. So, we hardly see any flaws.

The reversed satin woven labels are very special and few customers choose them. Both sides are totally reversed compared with satin woven garment labels. And it means that the smooth front side is on the back. While the striped backside is at the front.

What are the woven label types classified by application?

  1. The main woven labels. They are suitable for the main collar label on the neck or trousers;
  2. Fold in half woven labels. It is often used for decorative labels on the side seams and coating edges of clothes;
  3. Woven wash labels. We add washing instructions inside the garment;
  4. Woven size labels. There are men’s and women’s clothing, children’s clothing as well as upper & lower clothing. Such as 150/70A S, 175/75A XL, and so on.
  5. Decorative labels. They refer to all kinds of woven badges, sleeve labels, trouser pocket labels, etc.;

Types of woven label machine

Damask woven label is the current mainstream practice. Because of its high yield and high-cost performance. The salvage woven label machine is relatively old and high-end, but the output is low. And crochet machines are basically few factories in use now.

Damask woven machine

The most obvious way to identify it is to look at the cut edge of the label. We generally use hot cutting. And hot-cutting woven labels have obvious incisions. The cut edge feels slightly hard, and it is black. The other cutting way is ultrasonic cutting. And it also has obvious incisions, but the cut edge feels smoother and does not sting the skin.

Features:

  • The cloth label is woven like a piece of cloth along the warp direction. And then cut, so we also call it a trimming machine.
  • According to their different textures, it has two categories. Namely, plane woven label (plain) and satin woven label (twill).
  • The plane woven label has a general plane, heavy shuttle, and so on. But satin has a double satin.
  • According to the warp used, it can be black flat, white flat and black satin, and white satin.
  • The different types of threads include gold thread woven labels, a silver thread woven labels, pure cotton woven labels, etc.

Salvage woven label machine

Salvage woven labels include satin woven labels and reverse woven labels. And the cloth label of the salvage woven label comes out of the machine as a whole. So its edges belong to the wrapping type. The weft yarns seem to be the same color from the beginning to the end and feel flexible. The disadvantage is that the production efficiency is low. Generally, it can only use no more than four colors.

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The biggest feature of this machine is that it can only produce satin main labels. The way to tell is to look at the edges. The edges are selvage, with no cuts, and the hand feel is fine. There are mainly three kinds of white satin, black satin, and white satin ironing woven labels.

Crochet woven label machine

The crocheted woven label is similar to the salvage woven label. However, it is not a shuttle-type mechanical product, but a knitted product. The crochet sewing machines can weave quality various crafts. It can even add transparent polyester yarn to the warp.

However, its weft is tighter and stronger. So, we use them as a hot color label. Using the different features of warp and weft yarns, the bottom plate is colored by high-temperature transfer printing. So, the cost of this type of label is high.

What are some restrictions on the production size of the woven label machine?

Width limitation:

  • Damask machine: The minimum width requirement is 1CM. If it is less than 1CM, it needs to be cut by hand. The scrap rate and the cost are high. There is basically no upper limit requirement for the width. The maximum width can be 110CM.
  • Salvage machine: the width is between 1CM and 5CM, and the maximum is 5.0CM.
  • Crochet machine: the width is between 0.6CM and 3.5CM, and the maximum is 3.5CM.

Color restrictions:

  • Damask machine: The optional range is the widest. There are up to 12 colors, including gold, silver, black, and other metal threads.
  • Salvage machine: it can weave up to 4 colors (including satin base). However, for satin-colored woven labels, we can only use silk threads(it is not easy to be dyed during the ironing process). Also, we can not use gold, silver, black, and other metal wires. And the high temperature is easy to break. In addition, the ironing process is a proprietary process of the salvage machine. So, other machines can’t do it.
  • Crochet machine: it can weave up to 4 colors.

What is a woven label density?

The density of the woven label refers to the weft density. The higher the weft density, the higher the quality of the woven label. Weft density refers to how many cotton yarns there are in the woven label in the 1CM range. If the cotton yarn is denser, the emphasis on the woven label will be more delicate. The delicate woven label belongs to the high-end woven label. In addition, we use D to indicate cotton yarn size. 100D is coarser, 75D is finer, 50D is finer yarn, and 30D is finer cotton yarn.

How to distinguish the quality of woven labels?

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Look at the color of the woven label. The color is generally selected from the Pantone color system. The color comparison here is all based on the original color or the Pantone color number of the design draft. There is no special indication for this. And it can only be judged by the senses.

How to make woven labels? -7 steps

  • First, use design software (such as CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator) to make the design draft of the woven label. Most of them are simple typesetting. If you need a woven label with shading, you need to use pictures or real samples for reference. The shading may not be reflected in the design draft.
  • Second, to import the design draft into the computer program of the loom.
  • Third, prepare the yarn according to the design draft. The main thing is to consider the color. Conventional colors are generally available in stock. But unconventional colors require custom dyeing.
  • The fourth step is to assemble the yarn into the weaving machine to start weaving. And then, package it at the same time. Then computer machine uses Ultrasonic cutting, slitting, and rolling. While the wooden shuttle machine directly rolls and packages.
  • In the fifth step, put the rolled woven label into the cutting and folding machine. Then cut and fold according to the size required by the customer.
  • Then, press, iron, etc. as needed, and make post-processing.
  • Finally, make a quality inspection, sorting, and packaging

Points that should notice when making woven labels

In general, how to make woven labels? That is woven on a special high-speed machine-like cloth. Then cut into strips according to the target width. Because of the heat-melting properties of polyester. The yarns will stick to each other when we cut them, and will not scatter. It is also for this reason that the appearance and feel will be affected to a certain extent. A good machine and an ultrasonic cut are better than a regular electric knife. And we can sort striped cloth labels and sent them to garment factories for processing.

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If the requests are strict, we still need to cut and fold the labels. Because the maximum width of this single faucet machine is 20.8cm. That is to say, labels of this width can be woven, and various shapes are available.

How to make a high-quality woven label?

High-quality woven labels require a high process, but the output is low. There are also plane/satin finishes, which have a soft feel. High-quality woven labels are more suitable for high-end clothing items, such as fashion, suits, etc. The Japanese manufacturers who are very particular about quality use the most. The selvage label is generally a satin label. But the satin background color is difficult to express. Therefore, we often use processes such as ironing/dyeing to solve this problem.

About the woven label industry

Woven labels have wide use in our lives. There is a small woven label on clothes, trousers, shoes, and bags. And we will add the logo or wordmark of the brand on it. These are the signs of clothing brands. , plays a key role in the apparel market.

Woven labels go through many steps in the production process. Therefore, we all need to check every link. In order to certify the customer’s product quality problems.

Custom Twill Tape-the Best Tape Maker

Twill tape is a herringbone fabric tape woven in a twill pattern, which is made of nylon, cotton, wool, polyester, linen and has parallel twill weaves. But, we can also call it herringbone twill tape, or twill webbing. Twill together with plain weave and satin weave, are the main common three textile weave types. Besides, it is soft and skin-friendly, breathable, and refreshing. And it is one of the types of garment tape.

Custom twill tape

In addition, Clothinglabels.cn supply custom woven or printed twill tape with logo on the tape & ribbon. And any size or color is okay. Such as weave or print brand logo, company name, contact info, site links, social links, etc.

What is the twill tape used for?

Twill tape has a wide range of uses. And it is ideal for clothing collar hemming, box wrapping, sewing accessories, DIY decoration, etc. In addition, it is perfect for luggage, footwear, handicrafts, pet belts, sports equipment. Home textiles, handmade bows, flower packaging, waistbands will use the tape too.

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The twill tape is thicker, and the three-dimensional texture of the structure is stronger than that of the plain tape. So, this type of fabric is suitable for producing mid-range bedding products. And the price/performance ratio is good.

Types of twill tape

  • Cotton twill tape
  • Polyester twill tape
  • Linen twill tape
  • Wool twill tape
  • Nylon twill tape
  • Elastic twill tape
  • Striped twill tape

Samples of twill tape

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Samples of twill tape

Details of twill tape

  • Material: 100% cotton; natural/organic cotton; polypropylene; nylon; wool, etc;
  • Size: 1.0cm; 1.5cm; 2.2cm; 2.5cm; 3.0cm; 3.5cm; 4.0cm; 4.5cm; 1 inch; 1.5inch; 2 inch; can be customized;
  • Color of twill tape: white, black, green, pink, red; a variety of colored twill tapes are available;
  • Features: wear-resistant, thick, eco-friendly, etc;
  • Application: clothing such as hats, collar hemming, bandages, cuffs, garment trims, gift wrapping, belt, etc;

What are the features of twill tape?

  • Thicker, better gloss;
  • The twill fabric feels softer;
  • It has better elasticity than plain weave;
  • The appearance is high-grade than plain weave;
  • The appearance is not stiff, and the wrinkle resistance is relatively poor.

Is there anything we need to pay attention to?

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  1. Do not use bleach to clean;
  2. Hand wash, drip dry;
  3. Do not place it in a humid environment or long-term sunlight;

What’s the difference between twill tape, plain tape, and satin tape?

Twill tape

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Twill tape has good gloss, relatively high-end. But wrinkle resistance is average. Then, we often use it for hats, collar hemming. Besides, it looks more three-dimensional and has a sense of hierarchy.

Plain tape

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Plain tape is wear-resistant, light, and thin. But, its price is relatively low. And only a few plain tapes are a little expensive. Such as high-end embroidered fabrics, high-density cotton lint-proof fabrics.

Satin tape

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Satin tape is smooth and delicate. And it is a kind of thick and shiny fabric. But its cost is high, and the price is relatively expensive.

In general, the three fabric tapes have their own advantages. Thus, you can decide according to your own needs:

  • Hope the tape is cheap and durable, you can choose plain tape;
  • Like the thick and wrinkle-resistant tape, you can choose twill tape;
  • In pursuit of high-end and exquisite fabrics, the satin tape can be selected.

Woven name labels for clothing

Woven name labels are tags with the text woven into the background material, and they offer a durable, long-lasting solution for clothing identification. It comes into two types: iron-on name labels and sew-in name labels. Materials range from polyester, damask, satin, taffeta, etc. These name tapes are easy to sew into any garment. You can weave names, brand names, or company names on them.

Though a small piece of fabric, the woven name label serves as a traditional and secure method for labeling clothing. Most of the tags are attached to the collar, so the labels must be suitable for constant contact with the skin. These labels retain their shape even after many times of washings. Besides, they are colorfast and non-fraying. In addition, they can be hand sewed in or machine-sewn. These traits make them ideal for naming school uniforms, sports kits, and other clothing garments. We recommend our stick-on name labels for naming non-clothing items.

All our woven name labels feature soft woven fabric for comfortable wear. We provide custom and bespoke woven name labels. You are free to choose any style and size. We help you create labels from draft to reality. Your custom-made unique labels really help you stand out from the brand development.

Images of woven name labels for your reference

Sew-on name labels VS iron-on name labels

You can use two ways to put the woven name labels in clothing. One is sewing them in clothes. Another is ironing them on garments. It comes out with the same professional finished look as the sew-on labels. However, you use less time. If you dislike ironing this label permanently, just sew it on! Besides, we can print them in the form of “name”, “name + brand name”, “name + descriptive word”.

These labels are ideal for:

  • Identifying people’s name;
  • Promoting or advertising your brand;
  • Personal DIY handmade gifts, such as ” Nancy with love”, “Anna’s wish”, etc.

Good usage of the woven name labels

  1. Using for school uniforms;
  2. Childs’ toys and clothes;
  3. Personalized gift cards with notes;
  4. For the school party, and birthday snacks;
  5. Hospital equipment or patient clothes;

Custom woven labels for clothing

Custom woven labels with logos are woven fabric labels for clothing as main labels or neck size labels wholesale, materials include damask, satin, taffeta, etc. They contain information such as text, letters, and logo patterns. Custom woven labels can not only express the brand name and connotation. But show the product size, origin, composition, and description. Therefore, it is ideal for clothing, shoes, hats, bags, and home textiles.

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Cheap woven labels for clothing

We wholesale cheap woven labels with brand logos, custom fabric labels, cotton woven labels, printed woven labels, and damask woven labels for clothing. The cheap woven labels don’t mean low-quality products at low prices. The price of cheap labels is decided by the size, color, material, and order quantity.

Small size and less color quantity will reduce the cost of the cheap woven labels. On the contrary, a big order quantity will make the unit price cheaper. And satin woven labels are cheaper than laser cut woven labels. Meanwhile, the more complex the color, the higher the price. Generally, we don’t recommend you use too many colors. Besides, the material also decides the price. Thus, you can choose a similar material to replace.

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Taffeta woven labels for clothing

Taffeta woven labels are polyester-based plain weaving fabric labels, which are soft, light, and have less weave density using for coats, hats, suitcases, etc. Taffeta is an opaque material on the surface. It makes them suitable for reverse printing or woven labels. Meanwhile, soft touch feeling and low weave density are their obvious features.

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Woven size labels for clothing

Woven size labels are woven by weft and warp threads, using laser-cut or hot-cut ways to make a polyester or cotton neck label, which are ideal for clothing. The tags can fold with enough space for sewing into a seam. All the woven size labels are durable enough. And we can wash them again and again. Then, it will not wear out easily. This prevents sharp edges and thus prevents itchy skin.

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Application of garment woven labels

Garment woven labels have wide application and are used in the clothing industry as main labels or care labels, such as coats, shirts, suits, trousers, etc. The quality of the clothes is not only measured by fabrics. A simple clothing label means a company’s business card. It reflects the company culture. Garment woven labels have matured in a long-term development process.

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