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June 23, 2022

What is a Tag Free Neck Label?

Applications, Pad Printers

Almost every single item we purchase or own has some sort of label adhered to it. Even produce, such as apples and oranges have a label, avocados have a sticker saying, “soft when ripe”. Apparel is no different. In fact, our clothing labels contain vital information. A tag free neck label, or tagless neck label

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June 14, 2022

Get Started Pad Printing on Athleisure Today

Applications, Pad Printers

Even prior to the pandemic, before the days of endless Zoom calls and business attire from the waist up, athleisure was on the rise. The early 2000s presented a shift in trends for how and when to wear sports apparel. Today there is no shame in wearing joggers out for errands, or even if paired

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March 17, 2022

Eco Friendly Labels for Clothing

Applications, Pad Printers

Here at Inkcups we are working on more sustainable options for our planet every single day. Whether it be fueling our bodies and brains with healthy snacks in the break room, eliminating unnecessary waste, or offering new products that are meeting ever changing safety and compliance requirements. But what does that really mean? This blog

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December 21, 2021

ICN-200 for Tagless Applications Spotlight

Applications

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Isn’t that true with pad printing? Pad printing has been around for a long time, and for good reason! It’s a great option for printing on countless types of objects in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Today we will be exploring the pad printer, ICN-200 for tagless

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October 21, 2021

Shirt Label Printing Method Considerations

Applications, Pad Printers

Has the time has come to make a decision regarding how to tackle shirt labels on your apparel? The age-old question is tagless or tearaway tag? Three main methods of shirt label printing methods of the tagless variety are: heat transfers, pad printing, or screen printing. For those not familiar with the term ‘tagless’, let’s

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August 12, 2021

Which Photopolymer Plate is Best for Tagless

Applications, Plates

There are two main competitors when it comes to plates for pad printing: laser etched and photopolymer. When comparing the two, laser plate making saves valuable time, typically 30 minutes. It is a more straight forward process leaving less room for human error. However, in the long run photopolymer plates will save you money as

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January 28, 2020

The 5 Best Applications for Tagless Labels

Applications

If you haven’t already, nows the time to go Tagless. Tagless pad printing is quickly becoming the industry standard for tagless labels. The number of applications is always growing as new garment markets are adopting the tagless solution. Here are our top 5: Tagless Labels for Shirts The term “shirt” is a broad term, but

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July 9, 2018

Private Label T-Shirt Printing Methods; New and Old

Applications, Pad Printers

How to private label t-shirts Throughout the history of attaching labels onto fabric, there have been various methods used over time. The process of tagless label printing, has evolved. There are four approaches to attaching labels onto a substrate that include sewing labels directly onto the cloth, using heat transfer, using a screen printing press

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June 15, 2018

SB Ink; Why You Need it for Apparel Tags and Numerous Applications

Applications, Ink, Pad Printers

Maybe you have heard of our SB Series ink. Maybe you have not. In this post, we would like to share with you the wide range of uses and advantages for the ever so dependable, SB Series ink. With this type of ink, there are several, useful applications that you can print on. In addition,

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June 14, 2018

New Pad Printing Process a Big Win for Printing on Undergarments

Applications, Pad Printers

Have you ever noticed the tag on the back of underwear or boxers? What color would you say the tag is? More often than not, it will be a faded, cracked or a darker looking white color. Over the years, printing tagless tags on the back of underwear from boxers to other various undergarments have

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