Garment Tag Printing - Manufacturers A Route to Cost Reduction

Garment Tag Printing - Manufacturers A Route to Cost Reduction

In recent years the so-called Garment Tag Printed Apparel garment - T-shirts jeans lingerie and other garments that have not hurt the brands - has become the new standard in clothing manufacturing. Not only is this trend popular with consumers who are afraid of the very annoying tags and the call to cut them but it also provides a large amount of cost savings to the producers.

Heat transfer also known as thermal transfer was the first technique used by some of the major garment manufacturers. This method involves outsourcing the production of label rolls and in-house application of the rolls to the fabric through the use of heat presses. There has been a lot of change in the heat transfer label industry after a few hitches on the garment marking market. Mostly in 2008-2009 in the United States heat transfer labels have reported cause skin allergies in infants and a few adults. Some companies need to reformulate their plastic paint. The new types of labels tend to be less resistant to washing after a limited number of wash cycles the parts of the label begin to flush off. When the label is pressed into the fabric the minimum industrial acceptable shelf life is approximately 6-12 seconds for each label. The application time for heat transfers can not be shorter than that for the input labels.

Small custom decorations which would make short-term on-demand production proprietary screen printing machines. These small stores then tried to print their own sticky labels to save the cost of buying labels on average the cost of a minimal order begins at $ 1000 or to save time waiting for the tags to be manufactured. Screen printing can produce high quality detailed labels that are durable and customizable on request. Screen printing however did not give much advantage in terms of production speed because the clothes have to be turned inside for printing giving time for ink to dry in some cases requires the use of drying ovens and then turned to the right for packaging. For multicolored roofs the production time increased since each color has to be dried before applying the second color. Currently screen printing is used but does not seem to have a future in large volumes of garment printing production.

Unlike screen printing used for textile imaging for centuries paper printing of textiles was temporary compared to recently. Pad printing was originally developed and used to accurately depict rough and relatively stiff surfaces such as golf balls bells dolls and other promotional products etc.

The basic mechanism for cushioned printing is as follows the ink cup puts ink in the image etched in the printing plate cliche the silicone plate takes up the ink and presses it on the side The part is removed and the next is placed for printing by a carrier or a human operator.

The benefits of sheet metal sticky labels are many. Paper-printed tags are dry and are ready for packaging within 1-3 seconds after printing. The average production speed for garment label printing is limited only by the operator's speed and averaging 1000 tags per hour for single-color images of approximately 2 in diameter. Multi-color tags that can be completed within a single-cycle printing cycle can print up to 900 tags per hour. tag costs about $ 0.00 compared with a heat transfer label of $ 0.02-0.09. Sticker printing makes short runs cost effective and long runs can be quickly distributed due to newly developed computer-to-plate laser technology.

Test reports conducted by Govmark Inc. resulted in almost 100 percent intact labels after 50 industrial grade washings at 160


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