The most common type of woven labels is damask woven labels. Damask is made up of polyester yarns which come in hundreds of colors. Damask can weave fine details and is very soft against the skin.
There are two types of damask woven labels, 100 denier damask and 50 denier damask (aka high-density woven label).
The word denier refers to the size of the thread. So, the 50 denier damask yarn is half the size of the 100 denier damask yarn, so it can weave finer detail and has the softest feel. The 100 denier damask is extremely high quality, sturdy, and soft. For high-end, luxury clothing brands that will be worn by infants or kids, or have a lot of smaller lettering and details, the 50 denier damask woven labels will be your best bet. 50 denier high density woven labels have the highest density weave available, displays great details and are very soft and luxurious.
When counting a number of colors for damask woven labels, keep in mind that the background color is included. These are all threads woven together on a loom, so even a white background is a thread color. For damask woven labels, we have many color choices to choose from and you can choose up to eight. You dont need to choose a black and white label to keep costs down, the price is the same for any two color choices. For color matching, please reference Solid Coated or Uncoated PantoneTM numbers and we will find the closest thread color to the PantoneTM code provided.
You can do any size label you want, but size over a certain point does change the price. A sales rep can help you decide which size is best for your product and budget.
Damask woven labels are cut with a heat knife or sonic laser, which adheres the threads together to prevent fraying.