Care & Content Label Tutorial March 04 2016
What you’ll need:
-T-shirt transfer paper - Scissors
-Inkjet printer - Iron
-Photo/graphic editing software - Pressing cloth and Clapper
-¾” Polyester Twill Tape
I. Follow the directions for the T-shirt transfer paper.
A) For mine: I use Illustrator to type out my labels in “mirror image” format. Then print the labels and let them dry for 30 minutes.
II. I then cut each row into strips.
III. After that, I transfer the text on the strips to the twill tape using the directions from the T-shirt transfer paper.
A) For mine:
- Place the twill tape on top of the clapper.
- Place the transfer strips face down on the twill tape.
- Lay the press cloth on top of the transfer strips and twill tape.
- Using the iron, press gently until the text has transferred to the twill tape.
- Let cool completely.
- After the labels have cooled, gently remove the paper form the twill tape.
7.Finally, trim each label with 1/8” seam allowance on each side.
And that’s all there is to it! Now, I’m fully stocked.
The package of paper was about $5.00 and the twill tape is $2.00 for two yards (72”). I usually get about 52 labels from each sheet of transfer paper and 36 labels per package of twill tape.
So to do the math:
Paper cost: 52 labels per sheet x 6 sheets per pack = 312 labels.
$5.00 / 312 labels = $0.02 per label
Twill tape cost: $2.00 / 36 labels = $0.06 per label
Label cost = $0.08 per label (not including the ink of course.)
Not too bad. In truth, I print my own labels not for the cost effectiveness, but for the convenience of having the exact amount I need. Hope you found this tutorial useful. Enjoy!!