You have your label concept. You have your artwork created. You have decided on the label type (printed or woven). One of the last items to decide on is the folding (or non folded) type you would like your label to be.
There are three major finishing options: straight cut, mid-fold or end-fold. The are several more complicated folding options available, such as the mitre and the Manhattan folds, but these styles are more expensive,. require larger minimum and used by project designers just a small percentage of the time.
These are the question you will want to answer before you choose which folding type to use when designing and ordering your custom tags for clothing.
Do you need to sew the label flat against your product?
Do you have care and content information, as well as the logo that needs to be placed on one label?
Do you want your customers to be able to hang your garment or item up on a hook using your label?
Straight-cut Clothing Labels
The ends of a woven tag or printed clothing label are simply just cut straight and have no folding.
If you plan to sew all four sides or two ends, this is a perfect label for you. The advantage of this type of label is that it is held snugly against the fabric and doesn’t tear off easily.
Mid-fold Clothing Labels
This type of woven tag or printed clothing label is made as a long rectangle and folded short-ways in the middle. Or vise versa.
When both cut ends of the sewn into a seam, the label hangs down, with a front and a back. The advantage of this type of clothing label is that you can include extra information, such as the care instructions, on the backside. This style provides the manufacturer with more space, so that all the necessary details can be included. Midfold garment labels usually have the logo on the front, with the fabric content as well as care instructions on the back of the label.
The disadvantage is that these type of labels can be ripped off or damaged more easily and that the ends must be sewn into a seam.
The tags is made like a straight cut (see above), but there is a small amount of sew space on the short ends. These sew spaces are folded, and the label is affixed at the folded ends. This allows for a nice finished look without seams
exposed to the outside. Also, it allows for your customers to hang the item off a hook. The type of folding is what many upscale clothing designs employ for their clothing labels.
However, unlike the straight cut, it is not as snugly seated and can be ripped or damaged more easily.
Fabric Label Styles
Iron on Label as the name suggests, is a label that is attached by placing the label on the garment and ironing on it. The heat causes the substance on the back of the label to liquefy and stick to the garment. Such labels are highly durable and stick on in spite of repeated washing of the garment, but the durability is less as compared to a label that has been sewn on to the garment.
Peel Labels | Stick Labels
Peel Labels or Stick Labels are used in garments. These labels are very easy to apply and can be applied quickly. However, they are not very durable and might begin to peel off after a few washings. They are ideal for use on bags and other items which do not require continuous washing.
Mitre Fold Label is a label without any folds, which is cut off at a 45-degree angle at both ends and attached at the top.
We at Roxwell Waterhouse are pleased to help make the process of procuring your custom tags for clothing easier and more enjoyable. Contact us or call us today for help in finding your perfect branding solution at 682-227-0100.