WOVEN LABELS QUALITY: TAFFETA VS DAMASK VS SATIN
There are three type of woven labels: damask, satin and taffeta woven labels.
Each one of them has its own distinctive peculiarities which make them perfect for different usages.
Let's have a look at the characteristics of eac woven labe type:
This is the most common type of woven labels. Damask woven labels are made up of polyester yarns which come in hundreds of colors. Damask woven labels have the highest threads count and offer a finer definition of your design than the other weaves.
The final result is a woven label with a luxurious and soft feel and rich look. This is why damask weaves are used when high quality and softness are extra important.
At Labeloom we offer two types of Damask Woven Labels, 100(D) denier damask and 50D (denier) damask (aka high-density/definition woven label).
The letter D (denier) refers to the size of the thread. The lower the denier number the higher and finer the yarn quality. The 100 denier damask is already extremely high quality and soft but normally, for luxury clothing brands that will be worn by infants or kids, or have a lot of smaller lettering and details, the 50 denier Damask Woven Labels is your best bet.
If you’re looking for something soft and with a shiny finish you might be interested in satin woven labels. This weave has a higher thread count than taffeta, but not as high as damask; as a consequence it does not weave small details and lettering as well as damask labels.
Popular applications of satin woven labels include mid to higher-end womenswear & menswear, and outerwear.
Taffeta woven labels are not for everyone because they are low density and you cannot have much details and the background can show the threads of the yarn weaved through. Taffeta woven labels have a more vintage look and are the least expensive options among the types of woven labels.
They are not recommended if they are going to be touching the skin but they are perfect for simple designs and fonts larger than 7 points.