Iron on label tips


Your iron on labels from Name It are 100% guaranteed.
Contact us if you have any questions.  

1. Heat a standard iron, with temperature controls, to the COTTON settingNo 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
- if your label shrinks or wrinkles.  

If using baking paper, increase the temperature of your iron. Your label needs heat to seal. Do not use a tea towel or ironing cloth as that will stop the heat going through.   

* No auto irons - known as a "Smart Irons".  A smart iron is an iron that does not display temperature control or the words COTTON or LINEN.  When switched to DRY, the sole plate of these irons will not heat up enough to seal the labels. A standard iron, with temperature control to cotton, works every time. 


Example above, of a "smart iron" that has a dial ie not  saying cotton or linen.  Not suitable for this product. 




How long should I iron? 

From 2 - 8 seconds. Depending on the thickness and type of fabric you are ironing.  
Some materials will need only a couple of seconds, if they are very thin, eg a hanky.  Some thicker materials will need one strong press and then an iron over the top for 5 seconds eg jeans.  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, or washes off after a few times, then you need more heat. RE-Iron them. 

What should I do after ironing?   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.  Contact us to discuss.  These labels are 100% guaranteed. 

Should I throw out a label that comes off in the wash?     No. 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?   This is a frequent question!    We suggest placing the iron on label onto the sole of the foot. Heel to toe. (Against the stretch)   You can use baking paper if a wool sock. Or just use quick hard presses.  




Why are Name It Iron On Labels unique?     ...because you can iron right on top of the label.  Other iron on labels have a plastic surface and you can't iron over them.  This makes NAME IT labels easier to handle when washing and ironing. 

Are there any fabrics you can't use an Iron On Label?    The only fabric our iron on labels will not stick to is nylon.  


Thank you for the wonderful support and feedback we get from you all.  We are a NZ company and have supplied these labels for over 20 years. 

If you have a question that is not answered here, please email and we are happy to help.