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#1 Posted : 8/21/2014 11:53:09 AM(EST)
Blue

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Hi ,
i wanted to make some shoe dots and some sticker labels for tshirts ( not the iron on )...what labels should i be using for them ?
do you think the Weatherproof Matte for Inkjet would work as shoe dots ? any suggestions ?
any help would be appreciated :)
thank you
#2 Posted : 8/22/2014 9:21:13 AM(EST)
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Can you provide some additional details on your project? How long do the labels need to stay in place? Are the shoe dots going inside of the shoe?

If you are looking for something that needs to permanently stay in place under a person's foot, I don't think that our product is going to be a good option. The top coating on our waterproof labels would wear off causing the print to degrade.

There are companies that pre-print labels for this specific purposes. The adhesives are especially made to perform on these fabric surfaces.

In regards to labels for shirts - our product is not going to stay adhered through a wash cycle. It would work as a name tag for an event, but it could be removed and it definitely would not last in a washing machine. You would need to look at sew-in labels or something that is ironed on. There are also companies that pre-print these labels for this specific purpose and they use special printers and special fabric adhesives for longer term adhesion (companies like http://www.mabelslabels.com).

I am happy to send you some samples of our waterproof inkjet labels for testing, but I am not confident that it will work for your purposes if you are looking to permanently label items such as apparel or shoes.

You can fill out our sample request form at the link below:

http://www.onlinelabels.com/General/SamplesSelectItems.aspx

I hope this information is helpful.

Dave
#3 Posted : 8/22/2014 9:45:59 AM(EST)
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Hi Dave

yea the dots are to put inside the shoes on the soles , have a look at these http://www.stuckonyou.co.uk/classic-shoe-dots.html

would the iron on lables you have be okay for the name tags? like http://www.stuckonyou.co...-on-clothing-labels.html

i want to make my own versions of these :)

once you advise me on what material i should try ill order some samples to try out then .

thanks a million for your help !
#4 Posted : 8/22/2014 12:59:23 PM(EST)
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Here are our iron-on transfer products.

http://www.onlinelabels....-heat-transfer-paper.htm

Here are some videos on how these materials work:

For use on light colored shirts:
http://www.onlinelabels....rt-transfer-material.htm

For use on dark colored shirts:
http://www.onlinelabels....rt-transfer-material.htm

In regards to the labels for the inside of the shoes - I would recommend our OL6000WJ (1.2" circle on our weatherproof inkjet material) if you want to test something. As I mentioned before, I am not sure if this will work but if you add an overcoat spray after printing you may be able to get it to be durable enough to last for a period of time. After printing onto the labels with your printer, you would need to spray over them to add the extra layer of durability. Krylon offers a variety of overcoat sprays (can be purchased at most art/craft stores) that may work. We had a customer who did quite a bit of testing with the Krylon sprays. Here is the details of his testing:

https://forums.onlinelab...trol-panels.aspx?kws=yes

I hope this information helps.

Dave
#5 Posted : 8/22/2014 3:02:12 PM(EST)
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unfortunately we dont have the Krylon sprays in pakistan :( i can maybe try a spray varnish ...
ill look into the iron ons :) thanks
i do have the OL177WJ but now im wondering if theyll last on the water bottles when they are being used by kids and being washed ... any ideas about that ?
#6 Posted : 8/22/2014 3:39:40 PM(EST)
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Our products like the OL177WJ have a top coating that ink from an inkjet printer encapsulates into when you print on to the sheet. This top coating holds up well under normal conditions. When there is a lot handling or heavy abrasion it can definitely start to wear off the top coating. In the case of a cup that is going to get washed over and over again there is a chance that the top coating may start to degrade effectively removing the ink with it. I really depends on the abrasiveness of the washing method that the person uses when cleaning the bottles.

I didn't realize that you were in Pakistan. That obviously complicates things. I'm not sure what type of sealing / overcoat products are widely available there. I would highly recommend that you do a lot of testing before you move forward with selling a product to your customers.

Thanks.

Dave
#7 Posted : 9/6/2014 12:53:55 PM(EST)
dogma

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Have you tried this one yet? http://labelsandribbon.com/woven-labels
#8 Posted : 5/9/2015 6:36:30 PM(EST)
terrapetnaturals

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That's a cool idea - I might try it!
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