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How to Apply NAME IT Iron On Labels

Your guide on how to apply NAME IT  iron on labels

1. Heat your iron to the cotton setting. No steam.  Wait for the iron to fully heat. 

2. Iron the area where the label will go, to heat it up. 

3  Place your label onto your garment.  Iron on top of the label firmly just for a few seconds to keep it straight and in place.    Simply iron over the top, moving the iron around, for several more seconds and at the same time push down back and forth.  The label just needs enough heat to activate the special glue. See our feedback comments on the iron on label page. These labels really work.  We are a NZ company and have supplied these labels for over 20 years. 


TIPS for delicate materials and the use of baking paper

Kitchen Baking Paper helps if your iron is NON TEFLON. You can also use baking paper to protect a fabric from your iron, eg wool, or polyester, but if using this method, you need to make sure your iron is still hot and that you press hard, as baking paper stops some of the heat going through.  Baking paper usually means less concern about the delicate fabric, but you must keep your heat up. 

Extra Information

  • The 7 - 10 seconds of heat will be enough to melt the glue and activate it. Some materials will need only 5 and some will need more.  Every iron is slightly different with its heat.  But - enough heat and pressure is all that is needed. 
  • Always leave your label to cool down and set before washing.
  • The glue in our labels will continue to set hard over the next 24 hours. But you can try to lift a corner, to make sure it is well sealed.  If not, increase your heat and iron over the top again. 
  • Do not wash your garment for the next 24 hours. 


You can iron right on top of the NAME IT iron on label at any time ONCE APPLIED, as they are made from a soft blend of cotton/polyester.  (Other iron on labels on the market have a plastic surface and you can't iron straight over them).  This makes NAME IT unique and easier to handle when ironing an item, after washing and drying. 

Our NAME IT Iron on labels are made for clothes. All clothes!  Most fabrics - and also for socks.  The only fabric our iron on labels will not stick to is nylon.  But materials that are a blend of nylon and polyester are alright. 

For socks you could use the shorter length iron on or cut your standard one down.  You can ask us to split a standard pack of iron on eg for a 100 pack, ask us to print 80 standard length and 20 short length. Write this in the comment section of your order.

We have fabulous feedback on this product.  Thank you to those who take the time to write.