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Iron On Label HELP PAGE

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Your iron on labels from Name It are 100% guaranteed.
Contact us by phone or email if any other questions to the information below. 
 

THE BASICS

1. Heat your iron to the cotton setting. No steam. Switch to DRY.  Check the type of iron you have. Automatic irons are not suitable. See below.
2. Heat up the area of material where the label will go by ironing over it. 
3  Place your label onto your garment and for most items, iron DIRECTLY on top of the label. 

TIPS

Kitchen Baking Paper over the top of the label is helpful
- if your iron does not have a Teflon base and your labels stick to your iron.
- if your ink smudges, use baking paper over the top. Keep the heat the same. 
- if your label shrinks or wrinkles,  use kitchen 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. They may have dots for temperature rather than the words cotton or linen. When switched to DRY, these irons will not heat up enough to seal the labels. They may 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. Phillips and Kamrock both have automatic irons as part of their range. 

 

OTHER GENERAL QUESTIONS 

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How long should I iron? 

  •  2 - 10 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 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, or washes off after a few times, then you need more heat or you may need to change irons. 

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? 

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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 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 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 info@nameit.co.nz and we are happy to help