Designing Your Printed Labels
A big problem you will face finding a woven labels supplier, is minimum run size for custom labels especially full colour custom tags for clothing. If you only need a small quantity of fabric labels for handmade items, they often start at 1000 or 5000 labels and will cost a small fortune. You won't need that many at the beginning so why put that much cash into stock? Custom name tags also change. You might find you need to edit the design or adjust the tag name and that will be a terrible loss if you make a bulk order. Best thing to do is to make name tags in short run, especially useful as personalised fabric labels for crafts, handmade and knitted items. The minimum quantity is 1 pack and we can print as little as 20 labels hand prepared for you. This helps you get it right in the long run. Use us for trying things out and we will help build your brand. We sell the handmade labels in packs of 20, 40, 100 & 200 labels (and we always add a few extras).
Please note that included in your design is a 10mm seam allowance at the end of the label, where it will be sewn. Please do not use this area for a design, as it will disappear when you start sewing. Please also note the 3mm bleed area in the design interface.
The sizes include:
Label design tips
To achieve best results when you design your own custom fabric labels, keep your label design clean and bold. Do not use font sizes under 10pt and do not use lightweight or fine fonts. Always keep in mind the label size you are producing, for example, small labels only really have room for a logo. For care labels with lots of instruction text, choose a larger label. Make sure that everything fits and is legible. All of this can be done on the design page with the greatest of ease and the lovely customer service team is always on hand to help. For great custom clothing brand labels layout, here are some useful tips.
All satin woven labels have a thin black or grey line so we can trim them to size. This will be sewn into your product so should not be visible in end use. A 10mm seam allowance each cut edge on top of stated fabric label size.
Please note: We use a woven satin fabric and your labels are printed on, not embroidered. This gives you the greater advantage of excellent colour print, full brand logo and a better readability for small details. Be aware that folded labels are not sent pre-folded.
Due to the production process that we use, there is the possibility of some seconds or borderline cases of labels. When this occurs we would automatically include these with your order (free of charge) in the hope that you might be able to make use of them. We feel that this is a much better solution than sending them straight to landfill. If you notice these cases within your order, it's worth checking as it's likely that they have been sent as extras rather than as part of your order.
Our fabric labels have a permanent wash fast print. The material is strong, yet soft, and will easily last the life of your garment or accessory. To ensure your label stays in tip-top condition we recommend ironing at 30°C maximum. Cool washing, 40°C maximum. Tumble drying on low heat. Exceeding these settings can result in colour bleed.
Frequently asked questions:
Is there only 1 option for the fabric label finish?We have 2 options:
1. Folded: Has a closed edge and the cut edge is to be sewn in. If you need a folded label this is ideal.
2. Flat: Has heat sealed cut edges. The ends are meant to be folded as we don’t achieve a skin side finished edge, it’s just sealed to be non-fray. All the flat labels, or custom fabric tags, have + 1cm seam allowance added to each side (on top of the stated fabric label size). You can sew flat with no fold, and probably best if you scissor cut our edge off, but there will be risk of fraying.
Can all of my care instructions fit on a small label?Small labels only have room for a logo. For care labels with lots of instruction text, we recommend opting for a larger customised fabric label. Take case in making sure that you have chosen the right size label, as scaling down the logo to fit can often make the text illegible.
Is there a minimum amount of labels you have to order?20 is the minimum amount. Unlike many other sellers, we don't have minimum order restrictions. The general order amount starts at 1000 labels, but not with Contrado. We offer minimums of 20 labels at a time. In addition to these versatile labels, we also offer swing tags. A tip to save time is to buy swing tags at the same time as buying your labels, and reuse the design graphics in our system.
You have the amazing designs, but do you have the amazing place to sell?
All you have to do is design what you love and we bring your creations to life. We take care of the handcrafting and manufacture, the sales and the shipping. You the designer, control the products and designs from wherever you are, from home, the office, even on the go. Meanwhile, the orders start to roll in and you get commissions fast.