Custom Label Design Guide

Label Location
Label Location

Determine the garment or product that your label will be attached to. Should your label be in a more traditional or unique location? What suits your brand and look best?

Label Size
Label Size

You want your label to be noticeable, but not overwhelming. Try to achieve the perfect balance. 2 x 1" is our most common size and is a good starting place if you're unsure.

Label Process
Label Process

We offer woven labels, printed labels, and Ultra imprinted labels. Our label specialists can help you determine which process is right for your design and label application.

Label Material
Label Fabric

Is damask, satin, or cotton the best choice? If your logo is small and detailed, damask is probably the best choice since it has the thinnest, finest quality threads. See below for more information.

Label Folds and Styles
Folds & Styles

Often the label location will determine the fold. Will your label be in a more traditional or unique location? See below for more information about the folds and styles available. Click here to view folds.

Sewing Margin
Sewing Margin

Depending on where your label will be located, you may need a sewing margin on the top, bottom, or all around your label. Click here for more information.

Label Fonts and Text
Fonts & Text

While many fonts are available for your label, bolder simpler fonts are easier to read when woven. The colors you choose for your text and background have the biggest effect on how your label looks.

Label Colors
Label Colors

Text and background color choice play an important role in label appearance. Choose contrasting but non-clashing colors for en effective label. View our color chart here.

Fabric Label Materials

Damask

The most common type of fabric labels are made of damask threads. Damask labels offer the widest variety of background colors and are able to acheive the highest degree of detail in a woven label. Available for all label types: woven, printed, and Ultra imprinted labels.

Satin

Satin has the smoothest finish and is soft to the touch. Perfect for applications where fine detail isn't important. A soft, lustrous finish gives the brand the best finishing touch possible. Satin is available for all label types: woven, printed, and Ultra imprinted labels.

Cotton

We use 100% cotton with the options of natural beige, white, or black. Cotton is a good choice if you're going for a vintage look. Cotton is only available for printed labels.

Label Folds & Styles

Straight Cut
The most commonly ordered label. Not folded. Can be sewn into or onto a garment from any side, combination of sides, or all four.
End Fold
Space is left on the left and right side of the label. The label is then folded at each end, and the folded portions are sewn into the garment.
Mitre Fold
The ends of a mitre fold label are folded behind and up creating a tab that is sewn into the garment.
Diecut
Not folded and can be sewn into or onto a garment from any side or combination of sides. Can be cut to the shape of your design.
Center Fold
Top and bottom (or left and right) ends of label are joined. Then the ends of the label is sewn into the garment.
Loop Fold
Top and bottom (or left and right) ends of label are joined and sewn into the garment together.
Manhattan Fold
Similar to center fold, except the top is folded down, creating a flap to tuck the bottom fold into.
Book Fold
Similar to Manhattan fold, except the top is folded down on both ends.