Located in Downtown LA, Label Mart has been helping businesses bring their garments to market since 1998. We supply woven labels, custom woven labels, printed clothing tags, hang tag labels and many more. We can assist you in creating a beautiful label that can be used in a variety of applications. Our talented and well-trained team of graphic designers and brand specialists have years of experience in developing label designs and fashion brand identity. Let us assist you with selecting any of the quality labels we offer. We will work with and for you to design and deliver a label that will make your brand stand out from the crowd.
Types of Labels
1. Printed labels – are printed on satin acetate, card stock or other printed paper based material. While generally inexpensive they have several disadvantages that make them an ideal choice for only a handful of uses. Anyone using a printed label must be aware of one critical factor: printed labels are not as durable as woven labels. The second choice is a woven label.
2. Woven labels – are made to last the lifetime of your product. The threads are pre-dyed and no inking is involved in the production of woven labels. In the woven label, the design is woven from threads, creating a one-piece product, making it more durable, and a more polished finish that reflects a more professional look. There are three main types in woven labels:
2.1) Satin – polyester based lustrous thread which is soft and smooth. It is the most popular choice, but not always the wisest. Satin is thin and can snag easily, making it more likely to be cut out than other labels.
2.2) Taffeta – polyester based plain woven thread used for low cost or basic uses. It’s made from silk or synthetic fabrics. It is more durable than satin and more suitable for outerwear or accessories. However, unlike satin, taffeta labels can be stiff, leading to the spiny feeling labels are famous for.
2.3) Damask – a lustrous based thread that has a smooth, soft texture. Typically considered high-end and used for intricate details, such as signatures or small text. Damask is the tightest weave fabric and really soft. It’s a top choice when quality is a top concern for the seamstress. Damask reflects style and comfort with the best finish.
3. Embroidered Labels – are made by embroidering the design on a backing, like a piece of twill or ribbon, just like embroidered caps and t-shirts where the thread can be felt in relief from the fabric. Embroidered label provides a classy look, but is not the best choice for capturing fine detail, containing costs, or with working with tight production schedules. Woven labels have higher definition of the graphic and lettering edges than embroidered labels.
Provide a professional branding image that your business deserves. We offer any size that you need, and we can also customize them to any shape and size you need. Hang Tags are an affordable solution to promote your products.
Specifying care/washing instructions are required by law in some cases and are nice for you to provide to your customers.
FINISHING TOUCHES – After the style and fabric choices have been determined, there are some details to add. Here are few major finishing touch options for sewing a clothes tag onto fabric:
1. Heat cut – the heat cut is where the label’s ends are folded back and cut on both sides.
2. Die cut – die cutting involves a die charge or laser work that enables the clothing label to be cut to a unique shape according to the frame of choice.
3. Mitre fold – the mitre fold comprises of two 45-degree angles at the bottom edge corners of the clothing label. In addition, the label is attached only from the top and in effect the label hangs in an elegant, whimsical fashion.
4. Loop fold/Center fold – this fold requires a long rectangular shape label that is folded over down the middle. The cut ends of the label are sewn into the fabric and the folded end hangs down. The advantages of this fold are that it can display more information, such as care instructions, on the back side. However, like the end fold, it is more vulnerable to ripping off.
5. Book fold – the book fold is where the label’s top end is shorter and smaller than the bottom end, mostly to display size or origin of manufacture.
6. Manhattan Fold – is the same as a center folded label except that a portion of the top is folded down and tucked into the bottom fold. The top folded portion is attached to the fabric.