Choosing Woven or Printed Clothing labels

Many of our clients over the years contact us uncertain as to which label type is appropriate for their project. Because textile tags are usually small with a lot of information or design elements there are a few things to keep in mind if you are doing this for the first time.

First let’s look at the labels close up:

Here is a sample of custom printed clothing labels using printed satin:

Dinoska-Printed Satin White-close up

And here is a sample of our premium custom woven clothing labels using high definition, high density damask:

Premium high density high defintion clothing label

Do you see how much higher resolution the printed satin is? If very high clarity of your figures is important, then you will want to consider printed satin over woven labels or even printed cotton.

How about durability? This is a major concern with most of our clients. Will the clothing tag actually last? Woven labels have a very high durability grade in both structure and color because they are composed of colorfast polyester fibers

Also printed satin or printed cotton is very durable, heavy friction or washing will fade the design. For instance, if you are needing labels for wallets or shoes, you will want to go with woven, as these products get heavy exposure and use.

However, what if you need an inexpensive label? Printed satin, especially ordered in medium to large quantities (2500+), is ideal. However, if you need inexpensive and durable, the economy grade of woven label, called taffeta weave, might be up your alley.

In fact, you can compare the appearance of all woven label grades here.

And of course you can compare the printed fabric label types here.

As always, you can contact us at 682-227-0100 and we will be able to get you headed in the right direction.