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Name Labels vs. Vinyl Cut Names

Iron on Labels vs. Vinyl Cut Iron on Name Transfers in 2021

One of the questions we get asked very often is:

"What's the difference between iron on cut vinyl names and iron on name labels?"

Iron on name Labels

Iron on Name Printed Labels

The main difference is the technology used to create each type of iron on transfer.   An iron on name label/patch is usually printed onto white vinyl which can then be ironed on to your garment / clothing.

Iron on labels/patches can be mass produced very cheaply meaning you can purchase multiple iron on name patches to easily label multiple items of clothing (school uniforms etc).

Iron on Cut Vinyl Names (HTV)

Cut iron on transfers (which is what we sell) also known as heat transfer vinyl (htv), are cut from large rolls of incredibly thin and durable material (see our colour ranges here) using digital cutting machines.  Once the name has been cut, we pick away the bits that are not required.  This allows us to fully inspect each iron on name before sending it out.

Iron on Glitter Vinyl Name after application

Using digitally cut iron on transfers, we are able to offer a much wider range of colours and special effect materials such as glitter, metallic, neon etc so your iron on names will not have a background, and can be washed up to 40°C without cracking or peeling.

As our iron on name transfers are incredibly thin, they will stretch with your clothing without damaging the transfer.


✔ Advantages of Iron on Patches

❌ Disadvantages of Iron on Patches


✔ Advantages of our Cut Vinyl Iron on Names

❌ Disadvantages of Cut Vinyl Iron on Names


Conclusion - Which is best?

We do not sell iron on name labels, but we are not here to say that you should never buy them.  Each have their use cases, for example, it's not financially feasible to use our iron on cut vinyl names for 30 pieces of a school uniform; in these circumstances we would suggest using printed iron on labels.

If you're looking to launch your own merchandise store, or even just add some really cool iron on letter names to your clothing then our method would work out much cheaper, and look incredibly professional.

With such a huge range of different colours, materials and font styles we are absolutely sure that you could sell your home made iron on clothing (as many of our customers are already doing).

We do not have a minimum order - so ordering 1 name with Free UK Postage can turn a boring plain baby onesie into a perfect high quality premium piece of baby clothing.

If you have any questions, please be sure to contact us, we are more than happy to help.