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When to Use Ink Transfers

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In choosing labels for your clothing, whether you own a small shop, or you are trying to help your loved ones keep track of their clothes, there are several options open to you, including stick-on name labels, sewing labels, iron-on clothing labels and ink transfers.  Each type of label is ideal in different situations, and can make a big difference in your label experience.

Ink transfers are an innovative type of label that can be incredibly useful in a range of situations, but there are some limitations that may affect your decision. Here is a short list of pros and cons to help you decide if ink transfers are the labels you are looking for:

Pros

  • Ink transfers don’t add any edges or extra fabric, making them the least irritating labels available. While other labels have soft edges and can be attached in a manner that is almost seamless, those with incredibly sensitive skin may still experience irritation. Ink transfers imprint the label directly onto the cloth, causing the label to be bonded with the original fabric and eliminating discomfort.
  • sew in or iron on labels may not be ideal for garments that have unique designs or necklines, but ink transfers are entirely flat, and won’t cause any bulges or wrinkles in your garment.

Cons

  • Ink transfers must be ironed on, meaning they won’t work with more delicate fabrics like silk or other sheer fabrics that burn easily.
  • Ink transfers are also slightly more limited in how intricate you can design them, and logos are difficult to replicate in a transfer.