August 1, 2017
Woven labels can be finished in many ways, utilising a range of techniques. Different textures and weave structures can be used to create an array of effects in your label design to add interest and create a tactile feel. In this second part of our woven label guide we look at some of the more popular finishes available.
Tone on Tone – This process uses matt and shiny yarns in the same colour to create contrast. The design is usually subtle and is more visible in certain lighting.
Grosgrain – This texture has ridges in straight lines to create a raised tactile feel. It is most commonly used with screenprint on a grosgrain ribbon.
Herringbone – This is a V-shaped weaving pattern which resembles a broken zigzag. The pattern is called herringbone because it resembles the skeleton of a herring fish.
There are many other variations of textured pattern that can be achieved within woven labels such as diamond, zig-zag and chequered, for example.
Double Woven Ground (double pick) – To achieve a strong base colour (especially if it is a light colour) the ground is woven twice through the label. This helps if the weft colour is dark – as it is less visible throughout the label – and helps give the ground a stronger, more even colour.
High Frequency Embossing – A 3-dimensional mould is created from the design which is then used to emboss the logo or shape into a woven label, usually through heat pressure. This gives the design a visible raised effect.
If you want to know more about woven labels and the range of finishes available, get in touch here.