Tips to Create and Design Waterproof Labels

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Posted on: September 02, 2016

Clothes labels have undergone a lot of transformation with the changes in fashion trends. It is important for label design manufacturers to stay updated with these trends. This helps them to offer the best and the trendiest label designs to fashion businesses or to the consumer market. Going by recent trends, waterproof labels are trending the fashion market for quite some time. In very little time it has become a popular choice among fashion businesses and consumers in general. Interestingly, businesses offering sportswear have shown a growing interest in waterproof labels and the primary reason for that is its growing longevity.

Sports are all about a lot of physical exertion and activity which indicates that the sports or the athletic labels need to be long lasting and highly durable. It also helps if these sports labels are waterproof in nature because there are several water-related sports activities as well such as swimming, water rafting, parasailing and scuba diving. In case of these activities, you need to wear the right sportswear and waterproof labels are a must. So, let us take a close look at the various steps involved in creating waterproof labels.

Inkjet – When planning to create waterproof labels, it is important to know for sure the printer type that you will need to produce these labels. Inkjet is water resistant in nature and is highly suited for desktop inkjet printers. Vinyl is an excellent resistance against moisture and has very low resistance towards heat. This makes the material extremely unsuitable for further usage when it comes to laser printers. The vinyl material consists of a coating that is applied right on the surface of the label and allows the liquid to immediately dry up. This implies that the label in itself is not waterproof but the composition of the inkjet is. However, this inkjet ink composition can vary from one printer to another. Some ink will resist moisture abrasion better than others.

Laser Printers– By now we know that the inkjet printers use liquid inks. The laser printers, however, use static electricity, a laser and a series of drums to stick to a dry powdery substance. In order to stick it successfully a large amount of heat is required and as a result the choices for laser prints get limited. The high volume of heat makes the labels water resistant and the labels eventually turn out to be waterproof.

Waterproof labels are slightly expensive whether you use inkjet or laser prints but these labels are of such good quality that they are completely worth the money. Waterproof labels are now playing an important role and have become a constant in case of sports or athletic labels.