Which one do you prefer? What do you think looks better / more professional?

Is it that difficult to sew in neck labels to AAA and AA tees?
  • Tom Philibeck

    Doesn't even matter which is more professional. Sewn-In tags ALWAYS suck. There's no such thing as a comfortable sewn-in tag. Some are more tolerable than others, but they're all obnoxious and I always cut them out. From a brand standpoint, I think it makes more sense to screen print because then no one will ever cut out your tag.
  • kyleidoscope

    I think either can look professional if designed well.

    The downside with sewn tags, especially where they can be felt on the skin, is that they are annoying as fuck; just like Tom points out. Screen printed tags can look really slick and don't make the shirt uncomfortable.
  • ISYL

    I agree with the above posters...I cut out every tag, so it just makes sense to go with screen print.
  • miles to go

    If you are doing retail, I think a sewn tag presents better personally. By leaving the size tag, it also allows a good spot for a hang tag without having to pin one through the neck or some other area. I tried doing printed neck tags for a little bit and I ended up not liking them as much. The potential bleed through to the back bothers the crap out of me too.

    I try to sew in softer tags, but what can you do?
  • Integral

    I have done both for my brand and felt I personally liked printed tags more. I actually feel sometimes, it is almost wasted cash towards prints only because I feel some of my customers don't even realize we have printed tags. I keep the sizing info on there as well so the customer knows the brand the blank is printed on.

    Threadbird usually does our printing and they usually use a cool grey color for our printed care tags and I have never had any issue with ink bleeding through the back of the tee.

  • Enclothe

    Printed tags all the way


  • JoeBaronDesign

    miles to go said:If you are doing retail, I think a sewn tag presents better personally. By leaving the size tag, it also allows a good spot for a hang tag without having to pin one through the neck or some other area. I tried doing printed neck tags for a little bit and I ended up not liking them as much. The potential bleed through to the back bothers the crap out of me too.

    I try to sew in softer tags, but what can you do?

    Actually Greg, your tags are comfortable, but it is probably the only brand that I have a tag on my tees.

    Professionally the sewn tag looks really good and makes the brand look polished. I've screen print my tags and prefer it on other companies, but there are the occasional screen print tag that does feel a bit rough. For the most part I prefer a tearaway tag if there is a tag as I mostly rip out the tags anyway. Plus, if you have tearaway tags it's a lot easier for screenprinting the tags.
  • miles to go

    JoeBaronDesign said:
    miles to go said:If you are doing retail, I think a sewn tag presents better personally. By leaving the size tag, it also allows a good spot for a hang tag without having to pin one through the neck or some other area. I tried doing printed neck tags for a little bit and I ended up not liking them as much. The potential bleed through to the back bothers the crap out of me too.

    I try to sew in softer tags, but what can you do?

    Actually Greg, your tags are comfortable, but it is probably the only brand that I have a tag on my tees.

    Professionally the sewn tag looks really good and makes the brand look polished. I've screen print my tags and prefer it on other companies, but there are the occasional screen print tag that does feel a bit rough. For the most part I prefer a tearaway tag if there is a tag as I mostly rip out the tags anyway. Plus, if you have tearaway tags it's a lot easier for screenprinting the tags.

    I do a softer silky silkscreened sewn in tag because any of the embroidered ones tend to be really itchy. Plus, the printed ones can hold a lot more detail at small sizes. My sewn in tags never really bother me and I can't see ever going to printed inside tags. I like the sewn ones and think it looks professional.
  • Obscure

    Personally i prefer embroidered tags. I don't really mind printed ones at all and yea they can look great if designed very well.....but for the additional cost vs sewn in tags it's so much more as i would probably charge 5 times more for a printed tag over a sewn in one.

    And well.... if you buy shitty tags that are itchy and horrible then obviously it's not great but you can and most people nowadays use a softer tag almost like a silk. Guys we use anyway.

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