What are satin clothing labels?

Satin Clothing labels are made from a polyester based material. Satin is a weaving technique that makes the fabric glossy/shiny with a smooth and sleek surface. It can be shiny on one side (single face/standard satin) or both sides (double face satin)

Satin Clothing labels can be Printed or Woven. These clothing labels are commonly found in formal dresses, bedding, lingerie and infant clothing. Satin clothing labels are also excellent as care and content labels due to its slick background which allows a high level of detail and small print. We offer our printed satin clothing labels as either silk-screened or printed with thermal transfer ink.

What do satin clothing labels look like?

Satin is a type of particular textile weave that makes a glossy and sleek fabric. Satin fabric is weaved using four warp threads going over with one weft thread going under. This creates less interlacing between the threads. The result is a glossy surface and matte back. The weaving process that uses materials like silk, polyester or wool produces satin. Fabric made with a weave of cotton is usually called Sateen.

Satin is commonly used in apparel: satin baseball jackets, athletic shorts, women’s lingerie, nightgowns, blouses, and evening gowns, but also in some men’s boxer shorts, briefs, shirts, and neckties. It is also used in the production of pointe shoes for use in ballet. Other uses include interior furnishing fabrics, upholstery, and bed sheets. Traditionally satin clothing labels will have one shiny or glossy side with the dull back or both sides will be shiny.

Purple Satin Fabric
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If you are still unsure what type of clothing label would work best, then email us or give us a call and we can send you some actual samples of all the different types and you can see and feel them.

Can you have colors on satin clothing labels?

Satin clothing labels typically start as either white or black material. Never the less, we can custom dye the fabric to match any color. You would just use the pantone chart or send us your artwork and we can dye the material to match your needs. We can also imprint can be in any color as well. See the pantone chart.

We can also print the clothing labels with an unlimited amount of colors. This is called digital full-color print. You would need to send us your artwork in order to get pricing. Because all the labels we make are custom, there is no limit to the colors and sizes that we offer. Please contact us for the details.

How is the durability & quality of satin clothing labels?

Satin clothing labels are considered to be a durable choice. Because satin clothing labels are made from a polyester based material and not a natural fiber, they can withstand many wash and dry cycles before any wear starts to show. Satin labels are best when applied to clothing after the garment has been dyed because the material can absorb the color if placed in dye directly. If you follow the proper care instructions for the garment then you should be able to extend the life and quality of your printed satin care labels. The most recommended care for polyester fabric is machine wash warm or cold, tumble dry on low and if needed, iron on a low temperature.

Are satin clothing labels popular?

Satin printed clothing labels are very popular. In fact, there are not many garments or accessories out there without at least one satin label in it as either the main label or as the care and content label. The material is durable and soft plus economical too. For these reasons, satin printed labels are hard to beat. From the production side, they are easy to work with and very versatile. Everyone is already so familiar with satin printed labels because we see them everyday. When looked at close up, you can see the material is flat and accepts the printed image well so you are able to get really small type on the label and still be readable. Satin printed clothing labels are equally as popular as woven labels because of the pricing and production time. If your logo is really detailed then a satin printed label is best to use because the material can capture the fine lines and small text.

What are the different types satin clothing labels?

There are also lots of different kinds of satins: silk satins, queen satin, dutchess satin, crepe silk satins and polyester satins. The most popular as a printed garment clothing label or branding label is polyester satin. We have three basic types of satin clothing labels. The first is called woven edge satin. This type of satin has two ends that are cut and two ends that have a woven appearance. This label is super soft and pliable and this is by far the most common type of printed label material. The back of the label has a more matte finish look to it. And we can print on the back if you’re looking for a less shiny look.

The second type of satin clothing label is called slit edge satin. This type of satin is flexible and soft to the touch. It’s thinner than woven edge and it has a really silky feel to it. This kind of satin has two edges with a smooth feel and two edges that are heat sealed to avoid fraying.

The third type of satin printed clothing label that we offer is called double faced woven edge satin. This material has a shiny appearance on both sides and it’s commonly used when you need to print on both sides of the label. It’s the softest of all three types as well.

What are the different types of cuts and folds?

There are multiple cut and fold options when considering a satin printed clothing label. If you are going to sew the label into a seam then the best option is to have us fold the label in half. This method is called centerfold or looped. That way the ends of the label won’t fray. If you plan on sewing the label on only the right and left ends, then we can recommend our end folded option. The label will come to you with the two sides folded under and will give your label a really nice and professional look. If you want to sew your label in on all 4 sides then we would leave your label flat and ready for installation into your apparel or accessory. There are still more options for cutting or folding your satin clothing label. If you’d like a unique shape, we can offer die cut. We can also offer a method called Manhattan fold. That means the satin clothing label will be folded in the center like a looped label, but will also have the two short ends folded. The last option is called mitre fold. You would use this method to sew into a top seam and the label will hang down with angled edges. See the below images for a visual on all the options for cut and fold of our printed satin clothing labels.

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