Techniques and Materials
Polyester Damask (Symbol: PD)
The most common type of woven labels is polyester damask. It enables a superior quality compared to the older taffeta technique. Damask is made up of polyester yarn, which comes in hundreds of colors, making color matching with your desired artwork an easy job for us. Weft resolution is the most important factor for the defining of the fine details of the artwork with precision. For PD labels we apply a weaving matrix with a resolution of 50-60 wefts per square centimeter using a polyester yarn with about 70 denier (thickness / weight of the thread).
Ultra High Definition Polyester Damask (Symbol: UHD)
We recommend our UHD polyester damask woven labels for superior quality products in low-volume projects. The only difference between UHD and PD is the higher weft resolution. For UHD labels we use a resolution of 80-110 weft per square centimeter which is also up to the artwork used. Furthermore, we use yarns with lower deniers between 30-50. This is another factor which defines the higher resolution. There are some limitations to use UHD such as the number of colors.
Satin (Symbol: Sat)
Satin woven labels use a polyester based lustrous thread which is soft and smooth. They give a nice look as it has a subtle sheen. Good quality results can be produced using a single needle or broad loom set-up. Satin labels have a lower resolution compared to PD and UHD labels having a weaving matrix with a resolution of 30-50 weft per square centimeter.
Woven Edge (Symbol: +WoEd)
Woven edge (needle loom) is a sub-group of PD labels. The difference is that these labels have a woven edge for a smoother edge. This is mainly because of aesthetic reasons or so they do not scratch when it rubs on the skin. Woven edge is not applicable on UHD or satin labels.