Centerfold – Woven or Printed label folded from the center, horizontally or vertically. Stitching performed on loose ends opposite of folded portion. * 0.8”(2cm) Minimum for woven labels.
End Fold – Woven labels folded on the left and right side of label. Usual seam allowance starts from 1/8”(0.3cm). Stitching is performed on the inside of the inward fold.
Damask – A lustrous based thread has a smooth soft texture. Typically considered high end and used for intricate details, such as signatures or small text. Available as Cut/End Fold, Centerfolded or Straight Cut. Adhesive or Iron Backing available.
Hang Tag – Printed labels usually available in a variety of card stocks with a matte, semi-gloss or glossy finish. Typically used on the outside of garments, attached with a string with clip/pin. The label has logo, sometimes written text, and an area for pricing or barcoding.
Iron On – Woven or Printed labels go through an additional process of applying a heat seal coating, which enables the labels to be applied to garments using a heat sealer or iron. Additional stitching creates a more permanent bond.
Mitre Fold – Also called a Manhattan fold, were the rectangular ends are beveled to be stitched on top of ends.
Printed Label – Labels printed on satin acetate, card stock or other printed paper based material. Flexo or Rotary stamping.
Satin – A polyester based lustrous thread which is soft and smooth. Good quality results. Can be produce using a single needle or broadloom set-up based on quality needs.
Satin Acetate(printed) – Smooth soft high quality ribbon made of acetate. Blank satin ribbons are printed(silk screen) and cut/folded according to requirement. Printed satin is excellent for logo/type-set clarity and soft feel. Great for lingerie or other sensitive applications.
Size Labels – A label that indicates sizes which can be stock(ie, S, M, L etc.) or custom based on use of end-product.
Straight Cut – A label that is cut and finished on all sides. End user usually sews in from all four sides. Mainly used for patches or outer labels for accessories.
Taffeta – A polyester based plain woven thread used for low cost or basic uses. Not suggested for use in contact with skin as it tends to be scratchy. More suitable for outerwear or accessories. Very durable. Weaving can be double for definition details.
Taffeta Printed – Not really made of taffeta but called because of the matte(not shiney) appearance of the rolls. Very basic and paper-like quality.
TPC/TPX Codes – A color code system developed by Pantone. Most textile manufacturers use this code system to provide close color matches to designs. TPC/TPX are not the same as PMS(print Pantone codes).
Woven Label – Labels produced using looms.