Mabel’s Labels – Labels for the stuff kids lose!® clothing labels withstand the wear and tear of laundry and children beautifully! But should you get iron-ons or tag-mates?
|Iron-ons are the classic choice for clothing labels.||Tag-Mates™ are ideal for quick labeling – no iron necessary!|
|Size (approx)||46mm x 12mm|
(1-3/4" x 1/2")
|21mm x 10mm|
(13/16" x 3/8")
(In contrast to the above photo, iron-on labels are currently manufactured with rounded corners.)
|Method of application||ironing onto fabric||stick to clothing labels|
|Time to apply||3-5 minutes||5-10 seconds|
|Durability||Withstands washer and dryer. If label begins to peel, can reapply with iron. (Following original application instructions.)||Withstands washer and dryer.|
|Ease of removal||Many people are able to just pull them off by picking at a corner that has come loose over time. By design, however, the iron-on label ever so slightly melts to adhere to the fabric.||With a little effort, comes off cleanly. (Clothing in this case had been through numerous cold water washes and regular dryer cycles.)|
|Text size||The identical text will always appear larger on the iron-ons than the tag-mates.||It is possible to have larger text-size on tag-mates if you order the labels without an icon.|
|Limitations||Fabric must withstand the heat of an iron.||Clothing item must have a clothing tag. (Many tops are now made without tags.)|
|Advantages||Can be used on clothing, whether or not a tag is present.||Quick and easy to apply. Can be used on non-clothing items.|
|Hacks||- Double your iron-ons!|
- Removing iron-ons
- Help! I've got more than one child!
See all iron-on hacks.
|- How do I label boots?|
- Larger size text for Tag-Mates™?
- What else can I do with Tag-Mates™?
See all tag-mate hacks.
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