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TIPS for our Iron On Labels

We've been making and selling Iron On labels for over 20 years now and in that time we've seen lots of other types of labels come and go on the market. 

What was the main thing they wanted? - To make sure the Iron On labels stay STUCK! This is the most important thing for a label - to stay put for years and years through wash after wash.


We guarantee that if applied properly our Iron on labels will do this - and we continue to regularly test our material to make sure it does. Our material is specifically manufactured for making long lasting iron on labels for clothing.

Here is a quick guide on how to make sure your iron on labels stay on. 

1. Iron your label as per the included instructions with your packet. (Delicate fabrics - see BELOW. Use baking paper
2. Wait for the garment and the label to cool down (sometimes up to 5 minutes)
3. Then try and pick the label off your garment at the edges using your fingernail
4. If it comes up easily, then you have not used enough heat. Don't worry though -
5. Re-iron your labels at a higher heat, using baking paper if necessary as fabrics are so different.  

IMPORTANT UPDATE. Beware an auto thermostat iron even when set to DRY. An auto thermostat iron has a dial for temperature and no separate heat settings, like wool, cotton.  These irons sometimes do not heat up sufficiently to seal our labels.   If in doubt about your iron, put it to maximum on the dial and use baking paper to protect your fabric. 

Every iron is different and fabrics vary, so it's hard to give an exact temperature or setting to use on all fabrics, but a high heat setting, like cotton/ linen with no steam is our recommendation - and use baking paper if you the fabric is thin or delicate.  See below for delicate materials. 

How can you tell if they are properly applied?

iron.png   Your iron on label needs enough heat to activate the glue. That's all!

You will be able to tell because our iron on labels are literally ironed into the garment and you will not be able to pick at the edges. The backing glue has been activated and the label has pretty much become part of the garment. They will last on regular school uniforms, school uniforms for boarding school, rest homes or retirement home garments. Our iron on clothing labels will last even with those who use commercial grade washing and drying machines. We guarantee it! 

Tips for DELICATE fabrics.

 Many delicate fabrics are suited to short bursts of heat. Pre-iron the spot where you are going to put the label.
 Place your label on the garment and press for a SHORT period of time if your fabric will allow. PRESS, then lift the iron. PRESS, then lift the iron. 

OR you can safely use kitchen baking paper to protect your material but do not use a cloth. The heat must get through to your label to melt the glue and even a thin cloth, will usually stop the heat too much. If you use baking paper, make sure your iron is at a good cotton heat, to go through. 

Your iron on labels pack comes with a TIP SHEET, to help.  


Label socks on the SOLE, ie under the foot. Put the label toe to heel - not across the sock.  This avoids the stretch.  Excellent results with socks. Use baking paper to get a good heat, if the sock is a wool blend. 


Your NAME IT LABELS are fantastic and UNIQUE.
They are especially designed for AGED CARE and for use in commercial wash.  We often get people phoning us to ask is there anyway to get them off!  That's how well they stay on.

The difference with NAME IT Iron on labels is that you can iron directly onto your label at any time.  This is helpful when ironing after washing your garment.  

Other iron on labels on the market have a plastic feel that you cannot let your iron touch directly, and this makes it difficult to iron a shirt.  Our labels are a cotton/polyester mix and you can iron over them at any time.