Tips for Label DesignLucinda Winston
You may design beautiful garments on a daily basis, but custom clothing label design is a whole different beast. Instead of considering the silhouette and the warmth, you need to think about the space, the thinness of your lines, and the intricacy of the logo. Here are four failsafe tips to help you design a beautiful, successful name label for your garments:
- First, we recommend you look at other examples of clothing labels. Go shopping and look at what your peers have created, dig through your closet and find labels that have caught your eye in the past, or do a Google search and pinpoint a label design that you identify with, and which you could see yourself creating.
- You should also look at your own current logo. Is it catchy? Does it translate well onto a small label, or is it too busy? Is it original enough? If the answer to any of these questions is no, it may be time for a redesign.
- Next, consider the type of label you are going to order. If you are doing a heat ink transfer, you need to keep the design simple and the lines slightly thicker, so it doesn’t become muddled or crack off easily. If you have a sewing label or a woven label of any kind, though, you can afford to make your label slightly more complex.
- Make sure you order a label that has blank space all around the edges for sewing room, if you order a sew-in label. If you forget, the thread will cover parts of your logo or company name, and it will make for an ineffective, unprofessional-looking label.