Custom printed tags for your t-shirts are a great way to separate your t-shirts from the rest. They are stylish, comfortable, and give your brand a lot of extra authority.
Customers ordering t-shirts are not aware that a custom printed label is available to them, but in fact it is. This article will tell you why custom printed tags are worth investing in, what information you need to include in your labels, and 10 custom tag pointers.
When creating your custom t-shirt tags, it is important to know exactly what you are going to print onto the t-shirt. You want to make sure you have:
Here are some helpful tips to think about and remember when creating custom tags.
When creating custom tags (labels), it’s very important to use an ink that doesn’t bleed through the backside of the t-shirt, especially if you are using light colored t-shirts.
There are 3 methods you can use to add custom labels to the inside of your t-shirt, hoodie, or tank. These 3 methods are:
Each of these three methods have their pros and cons that I will cover below.
Several reasons to use the pad printing method include:
The cons are:
Screen printed tags are another option to consider.
A few pros with using this method include:
The cons are:
Heat transfer is another method to use when creating custom labels.
The pros are:
The cons are:
It is crucial to keep in mind the size of anything you are adding to your custom t-shirt tags. The image size will vary depending on the method you chose. The smallest image size for pad printing is 3 points. The smallest image size for screen printing and heat transfer are 6 points.
Custom tag designs that are smaller than the recommended image size will be hard to read the image will lose clarity.
A few pointers and guidelines for custom tags are:
RN stands for Registered Identification Number. This number is associated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to U.S. businesses that manufacture, import, distribute, or sell products covered by the Textile, Wool, and Fur Acts.
You can apply for an RN number online. Follow the legal guidelines for relabeling your t-shirts tags if you remove the manufacturer’s label. It is crucial that you read and understand the Federal Trade Commission’s regulations on labeling and include a registered identification number before designing your custom printed labels.
All t-shirts come with manufacturer labels. Some of these tags are tearaway and can easily be torn out, others are not tearaway and will need to be removed by a sewing machine.
It is recommended to buy t-shirts with tearaway tags because they can save you money and can easily be removed. Keep in mind though that tearaway tags will sometimes leave small pieces of the tag inside the seam.
Below are pointers of custom tag designs to guide you in making the best custom t-shirt tags.
Now you are ready to start creating custom t-shirt tags. If you are ready to start an order, request a quote to get your project started. We would love to help make your t-shirt project come to life.