Instructions to Apply Iron-on Labels
Follow these simple instructions and ensure your labels stay permanently attached on your clothes: These instructions are also included in every ordered package.
**PLEASE LABEL ONE ITEM OF CLOTHING AT A TIME!!**
Before You Start: Empty any water out of your iron. Put your iron setting to middle (wool) and turn off the steam setting.
NO STEAM should be used when ironing on these labels to enable them adhere correctly. Empty all the water out of your iron as an extra precaution.
- Pre-heat the iron for a few minutes at the middle(wool) setting of your iron
- Apply labels to CLEAN, dry garments only (Labels applied to soiled or damp garments will not adhere properly).
- Turn the garment inside out and select the area on the garment you want to put the label on.
- Peel off one of your Iron-On Labels from the white plastic backing sheet (start peeling from a side, not from a corner). These labels will have a plastic feel and will not be sticky to the touch. Once the heat of the iron goes on to it, that’s when the adhesion will happen.
- Place it, name up, on the garment where required.
- QUICKLY & FIRMLY (DO NOT hover over the label) press the heated iron on top of the label for 10-15 seconds. DO NOT move the iron around.
- Ensure that if your iron has holes at the sides, they are not placed over the labels. The areas with holes above the labels will not bond to the garment
- Allow the garment to cool down
- Repeat steps 6 and 8 again (total of 3 pressings and coolings).
- When completely cool, check that the label has completely bonded with the garment.
- Then try to peel the label off with your fingernail. (If you can peel even a small edge of the label, your iron is not hot enough. Ensure your iron is on and on wool setting and then re-apply it with more pressure for 15 to 20 seconds).\
- Cover the label with a thin, dry cloth (cotton) when pressing on delicate fabrics like socks, sweaters, silk etc.
- On difficult fabrics a better result may be achieved by fixing the label to an existing label on the garment.
Washing Guidelines: We recommend that you wait for at least 24 hours before putting the item into the washing machine or hand washing to allow the fabric to completely adhere to the clothing labels. Now the iron on clothing labels will never come off (once they’ve been applied correctly) looking as good as new for years to come.
- If you don’t use enough heat and/or pressure on all sides of the labels, this may cause the label to come off.
- New clothes are made using various finishes, therefore it is recommended that they be washed and dried before the label is applied.
- The labels can be successfully applied to wool and synthetics (socks & sweaters), but care must be taken not to scorch the material. To be cautious, you can use the sew-on labels. Other synthetic materials with a “smooth finish” are likely to scorch at the recommended temperature. It is advisable to use sew- labels on this type of material.
- We suggest that if you are in any doubt about the effect of heat on your garment that you refer to the Manufacturer’s recommendations. In our instructions, it is attempted to cover most contingencies in order that you can obtain the best possible adhesion and wash ability from your labels. If the instructions are followed they will withstand in excess of 60 washes.
Instructions to Apply Stick-on Labels
(The Stick-on labels have a cream backing sheet with no instructions at the back)
- Peel off a label sheet (start peeling from a side, not from a corner)
- Apply to a clean, dry and smooth surface
- Rub firmly over label – apply pressure making sure to smooth out all bubbles from the inside out.
- Don’t use these labels on frosted textured surfaces
- Shoe Labels come with a clear protective sheet to be placed on top of the shoe label (to help protect the label from wear and tear)
Note: To get maximum longevity on all labels please apply in the area of least wear on the item. (e.g. apply pencil labels to top of pencils and name labels away from where the item is held).
Tips to get the best out of That’s Mine! Labels
- That’s Mine! suggests you to always use a full name and not just a name and initial on your tapes. If a child attends a large school, there may likely be more than one K. Ahmed; however, Kunle Ahmed would be much easier to trace.
- Likewise, if a telephone number or name of a school is on row 2, this is further information to make returning property easier.
- Start peeling from a side, not from a corner. This ensures that the corners will stick properly.
- Apply stick-on labels to all sorts of items, particularly high-value items (e.g. cameras, glasses, sports equipment, musical instruments, wallets, umbrellas etc.)
- Apply to socks – turn it inside out and apply to the instep area running down the socks from heel to toe. If the socks seem to be particularly “stretchy,” stretch the socks slightly before applying
- Apply iron-on labels in easy to find locations; on tops, shirts, dresses and t-shirts, it’s best to apply the label near the collar
- On skirts, trousers, and underwear, apply the label at the waist band; however, AVOID areas which are elastic or gathered.
- Important Notice: If the labels are not applied to a garment within a period of 24 months, the adhesive might deteriorate and could cause the label to come away from the garment.
That’s Mine! Iron-on labels should be applied to clean, dry garments with no wrinkles to make maximum use of the strong adhesiveness in the labels.