Your NAME IT iron on labels are unique. You can iron right on top of them.
1. Heat a standard iron, with temperature controls, to the COTTON setting. No steam. Switch to DRY.
Important - Check the type of iron you have. Automatic irons (smart irons with no temperature control) are not suitable as they don't heat up enough. Labels will look stuck but will not stay on through more than one wash.*
2. Iron where the label will go to heat up the material first.
3 Place your label onto your garment and iron DIRECTLY on top of the label.
Kitchen Baking Paper over the top of the label is helpful if you have an old iron ie
- if your iron does not have a teflon base and your labels stick to your iron and not the clothes.
- if your ink smudges or wrinkles.
Do not use a tea towel or ironing cloth as that will stop the heat going through.
* What is an auto iron or a smart iron?
The sole plate of these irons do not heat up enough to seal the labels.
Example above, of a "smart iron" that has a dial only. No temperature control, with words like cotton or linen
OTHER GENERAL QUESTIONS
How long should I iron?
From 2 - 8 seconds. Depending on the thickness and type of fabric you are ironing.
Every iron is slightly different with its heat output so just iron them on, and after it's cooled, try to pick it off. If it comes away easily then you need more heat. Re-Iron.
Always leave your label to cool down before washing - ideally 24 hours.
Why have my labels lifted after a few washes? If any label lifts after a few washes it means the temperature of your iron, when you first ironed it, wasn't enough to activate the glue. Re-Iron.
Even a label from the bottom of the washing machine, can be re-applied successfully with correct heat.
How do I iron labels onto socks?
We suggest placing the iron on label onto the sole of the foot. Heel to toe. (Against the stretch)
Why are Name It Iron On Labels unique? Other iron on labels have a plastic surface and you can't iron directly over them. NAME IT labels are easy to handle. No fiddly baking paper needed.
Are there any fabrics you can't use an Iron On Label? Iron on labels will not stick to is nylon.
Thank you for the wonderful support and feedback.