signal-bg durable printed fabric labels.  How to know how many washes will your printed fabric label resist?

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durable printed fabric labels. How to know how many washes will your printed fabric label resist?

One of the most frequently asked questions is how long will my printed label resist on washing and other treatments? The simple answer is that this depends on few factors.

1. The label fabric - some fabrics are more resistant than others. It is good to consider what fabric to use for your labels depending on the garment treating requirements. One of the most resistant materials that we offer is Woven Edge Polyester Satin.

2. The Inks - We use inks that have been specially formulated to produce durable & washing resistant fabric labels. In special cases we can put an additive into the inks to improve resistance to stone, alkali, enzyme washings.


“We offer printed labels with high quality materials and inks that will withstand many washes without altering.”


What we do to ensure the best quality of durable labels?

1. We cary out control tests regularly, washing samples of different labels on different degrees many times so we establish the levels of durability.

2. We add special hardening agents into the inks for stone, alkali, enzyme washing processes.

3. We use heat cure treatment on the printed labels. When using heat cure inks for fabric printing, finished rolls will require final curing in an oven to enable maximum washing resistance. Maximum resistances will be obtained by Heat Curing @ 125°C in a thermostatically controlled convection oven with fresh air intakes, ventilation & extraction for a period of 6 hours.

4. We can give you the best advice based on our long practise as a fabric label manufacturer

Here are a few examples of domestic treated fabric labels. Yo can see how the print and the colours withstand the temperature and remain vivid and clear:

Example 1

Nylon Taffeta washedMaterial - Nylon Taffeta
Type of printing - Flexographic
Special additive in the ink - no
Washing Temperature - 60° C
Washing Detergent - Ariel for white
Washing Programme - White, pre-wash
How many times? - 1 wash cycle








Example 2

Natural Cotton WashedMaterial - Cotton coated natural colour
Type of printing - Flexographic
Special additive in the ink - no
Washing Temperature - 60° C
Washing Detergent - Ariel for white
Washing Programme - White, pre-wash
How many times? - 1 wash cycle







Example 3

Acetate Taffeta washedMaterial - Acetate Taffeta
Type of printing - Flexographic
Special additive in the ink - no
Washing Temperature - 90° C
Washing Detergent - Ariel for white
Washing Programme - White, pre-wash
How many times? - 1 wash cycle






Example 4

Nylon Taffeta washedMaterial - Nylon Taffeta
Type of printing - Flexographic
Special additive in the ink - yes
Washing Temperature - 60° C
Washing Detergent - Ariel for white
Washing Programme - Synthetics
How many times? - 10 wash cycles







Example 5

Polyester satin washedMaterial - Polyester Satin_white
Type of printing - Flexographic
Special additive in the ink - no
Washing Temperature - 50° C,
90° C
Washing Detergent - Ariel for white
Washing Programme - White, pre-wash
How many times? - 2 wash cycles (
50° & 90°C)






Example 6

polyester satin whiteMaterial - Polyester Satin_white
Type of printing - Flexographic
Special additive in the ink - yes
Washing Temperature -
95° C
Washing Detergent - Ariel for white
Washing Programme - White, pre-wash
How many times? - 1 wash cycle






Example 7

tyvekMaterial - Tyvek 75 gr.
Type of printing - Flexographic
Special additive in the ink - yes
Washing Temperature -
60° C
Washing Detergent - Ariel for white
Washing Programme - White
How many times? - 10 wash cycles






Example 8

polyester satin whiteMaterial - Polyester Satin_white
Type of printing - Thermal Transfer
Special additive in the ink - no
Washing Temperature - 90° C
Washing Detergent - Ariel for white
Washing Programme - White, pre-wash
How many times? - 1 wash cycle






Example 9

polyester satin white on bandMaterial - Polyester Satin_white
Type of printing - Flexo
Special additive in the ink - no
Washing Temperature - 90° C
Washing Detergent - Ariel for white
Washing Programme - White, pre-wash
How many times? - 1 wash cycle






Example 10

Polyester satin black washedMaterial - Polyester Satin_black
Type of printing - Flexo
Special additive in the ink - no
Washing Temperature - 95° C
Washing Detergent - Ariel for white
Washing Programme - White, pre-wash
How many times? - 1 wash cycle




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