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A Confidential Guide to Discerning High-Quality Woven Labels in 8 Dimensions

By Michael Lau   Ι  2023-12-25

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In the fiercely competitive fashion market, the woven label stands as a pivotal element in product identification, directly influencing brand image and consumer recognition. But what truly defines a high-quality woven tag?

This article serves as your confidential guide, leading you through eight dimensions, providing an in-depth understanding of how to identify high-quality woven labels, ensuring that your brand identity consistently radiates an excellent sense of quality.


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Raw Materials

A: Environmental Certification
Ensure your supplier provides the OEKO-100 certificate. especially for recycled yarns; the GRS certificate is a must. Pay attention to the certificate’s validity period.
B: Color fastness
Woven label will be fatal to your business, brand if the color fades. Polyester yarn color fastness must exceed 4.5 levels. Two test methods are recommended, including third-party testing or a boiling test, to guarantee the woven tag’s color steadfastness.:
1) You can ask your supplier to send the woven label to a 3rd party such as Intertek, SGS, TUV, BV, it will take 4-7 working days to get the testing result, and it will cost USD48.
2) Boiling test by yourself, put the woven label into water and boil it for 5 minutes, check whether the water changes color to judge whether the color fastness of the woven label meets the standard.
3) Rub the woven label vigorously back and forth many times on the white cotton fabric or printing paper to see whether the color is sticky. Of course, you can also ask the 3rd party test, the results will be more accurate.
Put the woven label in boiling water for 5 minutes, then dry it naturally, and assess size changes and deformities. Additionally, subject the label to ironing at 120 degrees Celsius for a comprehensive evaluation.


Degree of Design Restoration

Although it is not possible to achieve 100% design reproduction with woven labels, a high level of design reproduction can be achieved with state-of-the-art label weaving machines and experienced technicians. High-quality woven labels require a degree of reproduction of more than 90%, such as the example below.

Sure, the degree of design reproduction varies from one design to another, which requires suppliers to provide pre-production samples for confirmation before mass production.


Cutting Method

High-quality woven labels necessitate ultrasonic cutting, rather than heat cutting. Because ultrasonic cutting edges are very smooth and do not irritate the skin. The following is the ultrasonic cutting and heat cutting effect of the comparison chart.


Border Size Tolerance

For woven labels with border design, meticulous control of small tolerances is critical, is the entire woven tag high-grade with or without the most important factor, the size of the border tolerance will directly affect the visual effect of the woven label.

The size of the border tolerance is less than 0.2MM for high-grade products, which is for the production process, the level of technicians, and quality control requirements are very high. Here is the case comparison chart.


Purity of Background Color

For woven labels in light-colored backgrounds with dark-colored texts, high-quality products will weave an additional layer of the base, reduce the impact of the text on the background color, the maximum reduction of the original background color.

To reduce the cost of low-grade woven labels, will not be made one more layer for the background. Here is the case comparison.


Graphic Double Shuttle Technique

Whether the graphic is a double shuttle is a key point of the woven label whether high-grade, it will affect the appearance of the label, and feel.

The graphic does not go double shuttle woven tags, you will see a lot of needle eye-like points, and go double shuttle graphic, full texture, three-dimensional feeling. The following is a case comparison.


High Density

The weft yarn’s density plays a decisive role in the quality of woven tags. High-density woven labels exhibit a tight texture, delicate feel, and a density range of around 100-110D


Size Tolerance

Tolerances are inevitable in the manufacture of woven labels, but high-grade labels meticulously control the tolerance range. Can be assessed from 2 aspects to the tolerance of woven mark:
A, the tolerance size of the design should be controlled within 0.1MM.
B, the size of label tolerance, 5CM height of the woven label, should be controlled within 1-1.5MM. 5-10CM height of the woven tag should be controlled within 1.5-2MM.

The power of a brand lies in the details, and high-quality woven labels serve as the silent guardians of the brand. By understanding these eight codes, let’s collaboratively elevate the standard of quality and make your brand uniquely splendid in the realm of woven labels.

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