Woven labels are typically produced on
high speed looms. Basically, a woven label is produced
using a weaving process. Although they are all produced by
weaving, not all weaves are of equal quality. You will
find in the market that you can purchase various qualities
of woven brand labels for your garments. You will find
high definition labels made from damask. You can also
purchase woven satin labels, and woven taffeta labels.
Satin Woven Labels are often produced
using an automated high speed single needle and broad looms.
This will produce a soft and lustrous final product.
Most label manufacturers can match nearly any color you
choose to have woven. You can ask your label
manufacturer about monofilament layered satin, regular
satin, or reverse satin. You may also find other
questions for them as well...
Tafetta labels are typically woven
with a lower density thread which provides good durability
at a lower price then a satin label or a damask label.
Damask labels are typically more
expensive them tafetta weave or satin weave. These are
produced with fine thread and on high speed machinery.
This process uses a maximum amount of thread to create a
tight and durable look that will appear similar to a
label. The woven label is more beneficial then printed
label in the fact that the label should outlast its printed
counter part. In my opinion, if price of the label is
not your concern, the damask may be the way to go.
When selecting a woven label you
will want to discuss with your label factory the shape of
the label as well. You will want to consider center
fold labels, mitre fold labels, strait cut or fuse cut
labels, end fold labels, die cut labels etc. Also, you
will want to check with your sewing contractor if they want
the labels pre-cut or delivered on rolls.