IRON ON Labels TIPS PAGE

If you have any problems at all, please read through below OR contact us by phone or email. 
Our iron on labels are 100% guaranteed. 

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THE BASICS for most fabrics

1. Heat your standard iron to the cotton setting. Select DRY. No steam.  Wait for the iron to fully heat.

No automatic temperature irons, as these irons will not heat up enough.  More info below. 

2. Warm up your material by ironing where the label will go. This will give heat under the label.

3  Place your label onto your garment. 

4. Iron on top of the label firmly for a few seconds to keep it straight and in place. Then, re-iron over the top, moving the iron around, for several more seconds and at the same time push down back and forth.  MOST modern irons have a teflon coating and easily glide over the labels. 

TIPS  
Kitchen Baking Paper helps if your iron is old and does not have a modern TEFLON base.
An old iron can also make the label wrinkle or the ink smudge. TRY baking paper.
NB Remember, do not use a tea towel or an ironing cloth as they stop the heat going through.  

AUTOMATIC IRONS - are irons that do not have words COTTON or LINEN.  They usually have a dial with numbers, eg 1 for low and 3 for high, or the words low to high.  
These type of irons are regulated by the manufacturers to a lower setting.  They don't heat up enough to seal an iron on label. It will look sealed but may come off after a few washes because the initial heat wasn't high enough. 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

How long should I iron? 

  •   Longer for thick items like towels. A shorter time for light cotton eg a hanky.     

What should I do after ironing?

  • Leave your label to cool down and set before washing - ideally 24 hours.
  • The glue in our labels will continue to set hard over the next 24 hours. But you can try to lift a corner, to make sure it is well sealed.  If not, increase your heat and re-iron directly over the top again.  Heat is the only thing needed. 

Why have my labels lifted after a few washes?

If any label lifts after a few washes, you must have needed a higher heat.  It means the temperature of your iron, when you first ironed it, wasn't enough to fully activate the glue. Re-iron with a higher heat. 

Even a label from the bottom of the washing machine can be re-used and will iron on with enough heat and application as above.    

How do I iron labels onto socks? 

We suggest placing the label onto the sole of the foot. Heel to toe. (Against the stretch)   The SHORTER 35mm iron on labels are good for socks.    (You can ask us to split a standard pack of iron on eg for a 100 pack, ask us to print 80 standard length and 20 short length. Write this in the comment section of your order.)

I've ironed my label exactly as per instructions and they looked good, but on the first wash they fell off!!

If this happens, you need to question what type of iron you have and if it gives enough heat If you only have an "auto" heat iron, you cannot use iron on labels. 

Why are Name It Iron On Labels unique?

...because you can iron right on top of the NAME IT iron on label at any time as they are made from a soft blend of cotton/polyester.  Other iron on labels on the market have a plastic surface and you can't iron straight over them.  This makes NAME IT labels easier to handle when ironing an item of clothing after washing and drying. 

We use a special material for use in commercial washing situations and driers.  

Will Name It Iron on Labels stick to all fabrics?

The only fabric our iron on labels will not stick to is nylon.  But materials that are a blend of nylon and polyester are alright. 

 

Thank you for the wonderful support and feedback we get from you all! 

See our feedback comments on the iron on label page. These labels really work.  We have been selling our labels all round Australia for over 20 years. 

If you have any other questions please email [email protected]