What You Should Know About Screen Printed TagsMarch 17, 2016
Screen printed tags are a fantastic way to make your product look professional and retail ready. Here are some quick facts and limitations about tags!
- Screen printed tags involve removing the sewn in brand tag, and printing custom tag information on the inner neck line.
- Screen printed tags are only advised when working with water based ink. Since water based inks are soft to the touch, the resulting tag print won’t be scratchy or uncomfortable!
- Printed tags are generally much larger than their sewn in counterparts, because sewn in tags have front and back sides they can be much smaller.c
- Custom tags are highly sought after, whether you’re preparing a retail ready brand, or you’re giving shirts away for free, custom tags make you stand out.
- Custom tags add roughly three days to your turnaround time, since we remove all the old tags by hand.
- Ink colors used for tags are a little less versitile. We strongly suggest not to use black on white shirt, especially light weight shirts. This is because the black ink will show through to the back side of the shirt much easier. We will let you know when preparing your order which ink colors we suggest based on your order.
- Some shirt brands and styles come tagless already like the Gildan Dry Blend 50/50. We can not screen print tags on those.
Information that you’ll typically see in a screen printed tag, especially ones that end up in a retail environment:
- Company or Brand name
- Garment Size
- Fabric Composition
- Country of Manufacturing Origin
- Wash or Care Instructions
- RN Number
Not everyone follows the rules. However, we strongly recommend following the legal guidelines for relabeling your garment’s tags.
Here are some key facts that we think are worth noting right away:
- If you manufacture, import, sell, offer to sell, distribute, or advertise products covered by the Textile and Wool Acts, you must comply with the labeling requirements.
- If your product is covered by the Textile or Wool Act and Rules, it must be labeled to show the fiber content. The generic fiber names and percentages by weight of each constituent fiber must be listed in descending order of predominance. (For example; 65% rayon, 35% polyester)
- If the product is made from one fiber, you may use the word “All” instead of “100%.”
- Products covered by the Textile and Wool Acts must be labeled to show the country of origin.
- A single RN may be used by a company for labeling products under the Textile, Wool, and/or Fur Acts. Only one number will be assigned to a company.
For an in-depth look at Labeling Requirements, we recommend you visit the FTC’s website here
For an in-depth look at RN Number Requirements, we recommend you visit the FTC’s website here