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Iron On Label HELP PAGE


Our Name It Iron On Labels need a good heat from your home iron. No steam. Switch it to Dry. 

1. Heat your iron to the cotton setting. 

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

3  Place your label onto your garment and for most items, iron DIRECTLY on top of the label. 


Kitchen Baking Paper over the top of the label is helpful

- if your iron does not have a Teflon base. 
- if you want to protect a delicate fabric from your hot iron, eg wool or polyester

NB If your label shrinks or wrinkles after ironing it, then use kitchen baking paper.  It means you have a good iron, and it gives out a good heat but use baking paper.  Keep the heat the same.  Don't lower the temperature.  

Do not use a tea towel or ironing cloth as that material will stop the heat going through.  

 *  Do not use an auto thermostat iron.  

Sometimes these irons are called Optimal Technology. Some of them have dots for temperature rather than the words cotton or linen.   These irons have inbuilt safety settings and will not heat up enough to seal the labels, when set to DRY. They look stuck but are not heat sealed enough.   If your labels come off in the first wash let us know and we can check the brand of iron for you.  An iron, with the ability to set the temperature to COTTON  (and not just to 3 DOTS) works every time. 




How long should I iron? 

  •  2 - 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 hoursTry to lift a corner, to make sure it is well sealed.  If not, increase your heat and re-iron over the top again.   

Why have my labels lifted after a few washes?

If any label lifts after a few washes it  could mean the temperature of your iron, when you first ironed it, probably wasn't enough to fully activate the glue.  But contact us at any time to discuss. We love to help!   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.  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. 

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 to our family firm.  

 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