Wednesday | 05.09.18 | Specifications
Taffeta Printed Labels, Types, Specifications & Recommendations
The most commonly used materials for fabric labels are Satin, Taffeta, Polyester and Cotton. In this article we will elaborate on the Taffeta materials, what types do we offer, what are the differences, what is the application and the specifications of this material.
What is Taffeta - Taffeta is a crisp smooth woven fabric made of polyamid fibres with special coating. Some of the taffeta materials have great surface smoothness allowing a good detailed print visualisation. Being a more affordable choice, taffeta labels are recommended for cases, when the label will be disposed from the consumer. Widely used in the textile industry as a budget choice for care labels, brand labels, special instruction labels.
For label usage the taffeta we offer is classified as following:
The materials are listed in ascending order from cheaper to more expensive:
White Nylon Taffeta - Lightweight, looking like paper, opaque
White Nylon Taffeta no optical brighteners - Lightweight, looking like paper, off white, opaque
White Polyester Taffeta - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1 - Lightweight, looking like thin fabric, off white, semi opaque, suitable for sensitive skin
Black Polyester Taffeta - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 2 - black base taffeta used for different design decisions, printed on with white or other contrasting colours
White Nylon Taffeta - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1 - Lightweight, looking like paper, off white, opaque, suitable for sensitive skin
White Nylon Taffeta Self-Adhesive - used for stickers, easy to peal off, stick on smooth and semi smooth surfaces
White Acetate Taffeta - Oeko-tex® 100 Class 1 - looking more like fabric, lightweight, semi opaque, suitable for sensitive skin, softer, crease less.
Why choosing taffeta material for your labels?
- The Polyamide taffeta is opaque material and is suitable for reverse printed labels.
- Taffeta is a cheaper option than satin with good quality
- The Acetate taffeta is ease to be tear off with bear hands this why is appropriate for the cases of removable informational labels
- It is commonly applied for large Ikea-like labels with more information on them
- All kind of taffeta is easy to be processed and when cut doesn’t fray. You can also manually cut it with scissors
- The colour print looks more detailed on the smooth surface of the taffeta! and the full colour print look more vivid.
- The taffeta material is suitable for labels with variable data where serial numbers bar-codes are printed
- It is suitable for Thermo-transfer type of printing which means it will be processed faster and cheaper
-There is one negative specific for taffeta materials is that they crease easy when handled. They are also one idea less durable that the satin materials.