Check THE BASICS for using Name It Iron On Labels:
Our NAME IT iron on labels only need enough heat to activate the special glue.
1. Heat your iron to the cotton setting. No steam. * Not suitable for auto irons. See below.
2. Iron the area of material where the label will go, to heat it up.
3 Place your label onto your garment and iron DIRECTLY on top of the label firmly for a second. LIFT your iron. Then, re-iron over the top, moving the iron around, for several more seconds (depending on the thickness of the material, as the thicker the material, the longer to iron) and push into the corners.
TIPS for delicate materials and the use of baking paper
1. Kitchen Baking Paper helps if your iron is NON TEFLON
2. Kitchen Baking paper helps if you need to protect a fabric from your hot iron, eg wool or polyester
3. Kitchen Baking paper helps if the ink smudges. It means your iron is a bit too hot.
4. Kitchen Baking paper helps if your label wrinkles after ironing. It means your iron is too hot.
If using baking paper you need to make sure your iron is hot enough and that you press hard, as baking paper stops some of the heat going through. NB Do not use tea towel or ironing cloth as that sort of material will stop the heat going through.
* IMPORTANT NOTE RE IRONS. Do not use an auto thermostat iron - if you have a choice. It is unsuitable. Sometimes called Optimal Technology. These irons have inbuilt safety settings and do not heat up enough to seal the labels, when set to DRY. If using an automatic iron, you will need to set these irons to the MAXIMUM they will take, and try again. If you are unsure about your iron, let us know and we can check the brand for you. A standard home iron, with the ability to set the temperature to COTTON (and not just to 3 DOTS) works every time. Our iron on labels are 100% guaranteed with this type of iron. If you are unsure, or have any problems at all, please phone us 0800 626348 or email us email@example.com
How long should I iron?
- 3 - 10 seconds. Depending on the 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 or 8 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, you need more heat.
What should I do after ironing?
- Always leave your label to cool down before washing - ideally 24 hours.
- The glue in our labels will set hard over the next 24 hours. Try to lift a corner, to make sure it is well sealed. If not, increase your heat and re-iron directly over the top again.
Why have my labels lifted after a few washes?
If any label lifts after a few washes it usually means the temperature of your iron, when you first ironed it, wasn't enough to fully activate the glue OR See information on Auto thermostat irons below.
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 enough heat. Dry your garment thoroughly, and re- iron with a slightly higher heat than before. Use baking paper if you are concerned with burning the fabric.
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) Once again, iron the sock first, to heat it up. Place the label heel to toe. Iron directly on top of the label, pressing hard, with a good cotton heat in your iron.
But I've ironed my label exactly as per instructions and they looked good, but on the first wash they fell off!
What type of iron do you have? Is it an auto thermostat?
Some newer irons have an auto thermostat. Do not use them for your labels. When you switch to DRY, an auto iron is regulated and will not heat to a standard cotton setting. You can't use these auto irons unfortunately. If in doubt phone us and we can let you know if you have that type of iron. 0800 626348.
Why are Name It Iron On Labels unique?
...because you 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.
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!
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.
If you have a question that is not answered here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we are happy to help.