Your custom clothing labels are the best way to make a great first impression to customers. It’s extremely important that they are high quality with a neat design, sharp wordings and made on premium material.
Before you get started and order your custom clothing labels, let’s take a look at a 5 most common mistakes that many companies make and the best way to avoid them.
1) USE LOW RESOLUTION GRAPHICS IN YOUR CUSTOM LABELS DESIGN
A lot of times at Labeloom we receive custom labels designs containing complex or fuzzy graphics. People may take these graphics from the web only to realize that the artwork is 72 dpi or lower. When using these images on any type of custom clothing label the final results will be very blurry and......Nobody wants a blurry label! Luckily this pixelated appearance can be easily prevented with a few practices: ensure you’re using the correct file type (we prefer PDF), select a high resolution for printing (for example 300 dpi) and check that the graphic is still clear; if that's not the case discard the graphic you selected and search for a better one.
2) MAKE SPELLING MISTAKES
Misspelled words or errors in punctuation are not a good look for your brand. I know, You might be thinking: "I would never make such silly mistake" but the reality is that in many cases labels development and production gets delayed due to the overlooking of grammatical errors. This mistake can easily be avoided by having at least two people working on the label design (pick a friend if you are just starting out!) and having them double or triple checking the final artwork before approval.
3) USE COMPLEX FONTS
Nobody can carry every font but most importantly not every font is easy to read. Some of the designs we get have special creative fonts which can be a real challenge. We recommend to use clear and large letters on your labels......if your grandpa or grandma cannot read the words on the labels, the fonts you are using is probably too complex or too small.
4) DO NOT LEAVE ENOUGH SEWING ALLOWANCE
Sewing allowance is the distance between the edge of a label and the stitching used to attach the label to your garment. If you are ordering iron-on labels you won't need any sewing allowance but, if you will be sewing your labels to your products, you WILL definitely need it. The most common sewing allowances are 7mm or 5mm; anything below this would probably affect the overall label look. If you are unsure about the sewing allowance for your labels, send your design to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help you out.
5) GO STRAIGHT INTO PRODUCTION WITHOUT MAKING ANY SAMPLE
Just like you do for any garment of your collection, you should also develop a sample of your custom clothing labels before placing your first order. You need to see and feel how the labels look like, whether the labels edges irritate the skin and how they "fit" on your clothes. Developing a sample also allows you to start developing a relationship with your labels supplier as well as check one more time that your labels have:
1 - A clear design
2 - No spelling mistake
3 - A font that is easy to read
4 - Enough sewing allowance
At Labeloom we can help your clothing label design come to life. We offer free samples of your design that are delivered straight to your door with express worldwide delivery.
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