Printed Fabric Labels are usually an alternative to the woven labels. In this case cotton fabric or satin materials are used as base material. Our customers prefer printed labels usually for sustainable solutions using 100 % cotton fabric base materials or for care labels on satin. All our woven fabrics are certified with OEKO-TEX®. You can read more on that on the page “Quality“.

Wanna know more before ordering? On this page you can learn more about our printing techniques as well as materials. Furthermore you will learn about folding possibilities and requirements for your artworks. In addition to that, below you can find our photo gallery for printed fabric labels where you can take a look at the different possibilities.

Printing Techniques

Silk-Screen (Serigraphy) Printing (Symbol: SP)

In silk-screen printing a design is imposed on a screen with fine blank areas coated with an impermeable substance. Ink is forced into the mesh openings by the fill blade and by wetting the substrate, transferred onto the printing fabric during the blade stroke. As the screen rebounds away from the fabric the ink remains on the fabric surface. One color is printed at a time, so several screens should be used to produce a label with multiple colors. Therefore, we recommend this technique for single or double color labels. Otherwise flexography or transfer printing can be a better alternative for multicolor projects.

Flexography (Flexo) Printing (Symbol: FP)

Flexography utilizes a flexible relief plate. It is made by creating a positive mirrored master of the required image as a 3D relief in a rubber material. The image areas are raised above the non image areas on the rubber plate. The ink is transferred to the fabric with the help of multiple rolls from the ink tank. We offer flexo printed labels with up to 5 colors.

Transfer Printing (Symbol: TP)

Transfer printing is a technique used to transfer an image from one surface to a label, permanently. Best results with highest resolution are achieved on nonporous surface materials such as satin. But we can also apply it on cotton fabric canvas materials. There is no limitation for the number of colors.

Material Selection

Cotton Fabric Canvas (Symbol: CotCan)

We have over 60 different 100 % cotton canvas in stock constantly. These have different surface structures, weights and thicknesses. You can check the available canvas materials here. Contact us to order sample cotton fabric canvas.

Polyester Satin Ribbon (Symbol: SatRib)

You can choose from over 150 different colors of satin ribbons with different widths of 3,5 – 6 – 10 – 15 – 20 – 25 – 30 – 35 and 40 mm. You can check the available satin colors here. Contact us to order sample polyester satin ribbon.

Folding Options

We are able to offer you labels as pre-folded with any possible folding style. You can use printed fabric label configurator to order labels with end-folding, center-folding, manhattan-folding, mitre-folding, longitudinal-end-folding and straight cut. If you are into straight cut, we still recommend you to order end-folding instead, in order to have smoother edges. You can still sew all four sides by keeping the flops (sewing allowances) of the end-folding under the label. Furthermore, we are also able to offer you custom laser cut or deliver the labels on roll. Please contact us for these alternatives.

End Fold (Symbol: EF)

Center Fold (Symbol: CF)

Longitudinal End Fold (Symbol: LEF)

Manhattan Fold (Symbol: MAF)

Mitre Fold (Symbol: MIF)

Straight Cut (Symbol: SC)

Artworks for Printed Fabric Labels

If you are providing a final design of your label please allow for a margin of 4 mm (~0,158 inch) around the edges for sewing (allowance) if there is no edge folding. Ensure that the size of the text / logo in your design is at least 2 mm (~0,079 inch) high. You can read more on the upload of your artworks on the page “Order Process“.