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Custom Woven & Printed Labels

There are several types of custom labels to choose from - Damask Woven Label, Satin Woven Label Taffeta Woven Label and Printed Labels. There are also several different cut and fold options. Please refer to the image at the bottom of the page for the most common types. Also, take a look at a few standard label application locations HERE.

Damask Woven Labels


Damask woven labels are the most common. Damask is a very tight weave made up of polyester yarns which come in hundreds of colors. The tightly woven denier polyester threads will ensure great detail and are very soft against the skin.

There are two types of damask woven labels, 100 denier damask and 50 denier damask (aka high-density woven label).

The word denier refers to the size of the thread. So, the 50 denier damask yarn is half the size of the 100 denier damask yarn, and therefore can weave finer detail and provide the softest feel. The 100 denier damask is extremely high quality, sturdy, and soft. For high-end, 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 will be your best bet.

When counting a number of colors for damask 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. For damask woven labels, we have many color choices to choose from and you can choose up to eight. You dont need to choose a black and white label to keep costs down, the price is the same for any two color choices. For color matching, please reference Solid Coated or Uncoated PantoneTM numbers and we will find the exact or closest match.

You can do any size label you want, but size over a certain point does effect the price.

Damask woven labels are cut with a heat knife or sonic laser, which adheres the threads together to prevent fraying.

Satin Woven Labels


Satin woven labels are soft, shiny, and have a more vintage look. Satin does not weave small details and lettering as well as damask labels and has more distinct weave. Satin polyester threads weave the background, while regular damask polyester threads are used to weave the text and design on your label.

Satin is the same price as damask, so making the choice can be difficult. Most people who choose satin prefer the look and feel of the satin weave over the damask. If you are making vintage inspired clothing or accessories, satin would be a good fit. It’s also great for infant apparel. If you want a label with lots of color and detail, satin woven labels might not be right for you, as you are limited in background color options.

Colors, Size, and Cutting

For satin woven labels, the only colors available for the background are white, off-white and black.

Keep into consideration that the background color is included when counting the amount of colors for satin woven labels. These are all threads woven together on a loom, so even a white or black background is a thread color.

We have a large variety of colors to choose from which are closely matched to Solid Coated or Uncoated Pantone numbers.

There is a maximum of eight colors for woven labels. The amount of colors in your label also affects price.

You can do any size label you want, but size over a certain point does change the price.

Satin woven labels are cut with a heat knife or sonic laser, which adheres the threads together to prevent fraying.

If you don’t want to sew your labels on, you can produce satin woven labels with adhesive on the back. They can 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 die-cut satin woven labels to any shape, if you want a label that really stands out.

Taffeta Woven Labels


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.

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 Un-coated Pantone number, then damask would be best.Taffeta is an anomaly. It’s 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 it’s touching skin, we do not recommend this weave.

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.

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.

If you don’t 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 no’t 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.

Printed Labels


Printed clothing labels are for care content labels required by the government and an assortment of other custom clothing labels branding needs. Materials that can be printed on are satin both single and double sided, linen, custom dyed fabrics, natural cotton, coated fabric, slit edge polyester, woven edge polyester, twill tape, and flat combed cotton.

There are several different kinds of printed label possibilities. We can produce offset, inkjet, laser, silkscreen, thermal, computer generated or letter flex-press (flexo) labels.

For thermal care labels, it is a slightly different printing process. The thermal foil is heated by the printer and then transferred onto the fabric tape. The result is a smooth finish on the label. Materials available are white woven, slit edge satin and coated nylon polyester tape. Care label printing can be printed on either one or both sides of your labels. If you are looking for a label with a colored font, your better options would consist of woven labels and other labels offered by CBF Labels. (See: embroidered patches, woven patches, hang tags, leather patches)

There are however multiple colors available for the actual garment tag. Also, if you want to add some flare to your printed label for clothing, there are some foil embedding options that we can offer you. Cuts and fold options include centerfold, hot cut, and sonic cut.

Printed labels use a metal plate per batch. There is a one-time plate charge for printed labels. If labels are ever re-ordered the plate charge fee does not apply.