Woven Label - Taffeta
If you are not familiar with Taffeta woven labels, please ask for a FREE sample pack from one of our sales representatives. Taffeta is the most economical woven label available and is priced lower than damask and satin. Taffeta labels are not as sturdy as the other woven labels, but if you are looking for a nice, inexpensive label to put on the side of bags, hats, scarves, etc., taffeta woven labels could be perfect for your needs.
Taffeta is an anomaly. It is not so great for weaving small details in artwork, but can weave small letters pretty decently. Also, taffeta tends to be the scratchiest of all of the woven labels, so if its touching skin, we do not recommend this weave.
When do I use taffeta woven labels over damask or satin?
Taffeta polyester threads are used for the background, while damask polyester threads weave the design. While taffeta has more background color options than satin, the options are more limited than damask. If you want to match a very specific background color to a Solid Coated or Uncoated Pantone number, then damask would be best.
However, taffeta also dries very quickly, so if you produce swimsuits or towels, taffeta woven labels can be a great option.
Colors, Size, and Cutting
For taffeta woven labels, we have many color choices to choose from for the design and lettering. The background colors are a little more limited. Please ask a sales rep for more information. For color matching, we can match against Solid Coated or Uncoated Pantone colors.
When counting the amount of colors for taffeta woven labels, keep in mind that the background color is included. These are all threads woven together on a loom, so even a white background is a thread color.
There is a maximum of eight colors for woven labels. The amount of colors in your label also affects price. Please ask a sales rep for more information.
You can do any size label you want, but size over a certain point does change the price. A sales rep can help you decide which size works best for your product and budget.
Taffeta woven labels are cut with a heat knife or sonic laser, which adheres the threads together to prevent fraying.
The sewing application for taffeta woven labels depends mainly on the fold (or lack thereof) that you choose for your label. To see the different fold types, please follow this link Woven Labels. If you are utilizing a sewing contractor in lieu of sewing these on yourself, you will want to contact your sewing contractor to see if one fold application is more expensive than the other. Price might play a role in your decision.
If you dont want to sew your labels on, you can purchase taffeta woven labels with adhesive on the back. Taffeta woven labels come with either heat (iron-on) adhesive or stick adhesive, which is pressure sensitive. The heat adhesive is completely permanent while the stick adhesive has a strong bond, but will eventually come off.
You can also cut taffeta woven labels into different shapes. If you do not like the look of embroidered patches, we can produce a woven patch with a custom die-cut shape. Taffeta woven labels are able to catch detail better than embroidered patches and are less expensive.
Other Fees and Turn Around Time
The sampling fee is included in the price of our taffeta woven labels.
Turn around time: Samples typically take 4-6 business days and production typically takes 6-9 business. Expedite service is available starting at $90.