The hang tag is one of the necessary accessories for apparel or fashion products, it is always made of paper. Everyone should always see that regardless of a seller or a buyer, you may find the hang tags have some types and appearance.
If you want to get some special appearances for your custom apparel paper hang tags, You are in the right place, I will show you the processing types for different appearances, then you will know how to order the paper hang tags.
Types of Paper
Firstly, you probably do not know there are some different paper types for hang tags or swing tags, let me show you the most used types for hang tags.
Like the name, this type of paper has been coated with a mixture of materials to impart certain qualities to the paper, the materials include synthetic viscosifiers such as styrene-butadiene latexes and natural organic binders such as starch.
The coated paper is the most used type for hang tag printing, the basic color for the coated paper is white or off white, but it can be coated with different colors on the surface, when you order a black hang tag made of coated paper, you will see the real color in the paper is white, but the surface is black.
The thickness of the coated paper is always 300g/m2, 400g/m2, 600g/m2, if you want a bigger thickness, it can be up to 800g/m2, however, I don’t recommend you choose coated paper for a thick tag, it is not so strong like cardboard.
Cardboard Paper is also used much for hang tags, it is not coated like the coated paper, the surface is not so smooth, it is more like raw paper.
the most used thickness for cardboard paper is 200g/m2, 250g/m2,400g/m2. some customers will want a very strong and hard hang tag for their products, it can be up to 800g/m2.
the color of the cardboard paper can be white, black or any other color, it is not like coated paper, the color is for the whole paper, you can check the below photo.
Many famous fashion brands choose cardboard paper for the hang tags, it looks high quality, but the price is higher than coated paper too.
The Kraft Paper is more like cardboard paper, it is produced from chemical pulp produced in the kraft processing, it is very popular in recent years, the color is brown, light or deep brown colors.
the price for kraft paper hang tag is very similar to that for cardboard paper.
Processing types for custom apparel paper hang tags
let me show you the most popular processing types we (YueGui Tags) made for the customers.
1. Matte and glossy lamination
The matt or glossy lamination is the basic processing type for coated paper, I can say any hang tags made of coated paper, you will find there is a layer of clear film on the surface, the difference is matte or glossy, while the matte one is used more than glossy one, since glossy lamination is more expensive.
the hang tag on the above photo is glossy lamination, it is more shiny and smooth on the surface, and it is harder than the matte one.
If you don’t have special requirements, the default processing for a coated paper hang tag is matte lamination.
2. Golding or Silver stamping
Besides the regular printing for content, the customer can get gold or silver content for their tags.
the gold or silver stamping content will make a hang tags looks gorgeous immediately.
3. Embossing and Engraved(Pressed)
the paper tags can be done with embossing or engraved according to some special patterns or texts like gold or silver stamping.
4. UV(Ultra Violet) Coating
If you want the content on the hang tags looks glossy or shiny but the background is matte, then you can do the UV coating for the content like that in the below photo.
This type of processing will add a transparent layer to the content, the layer will be raised.
5. Holes with eyelets
some customers will also want to make eyelets for the holes for the hang tag.
Please check the above photo, you can see the string goes through the hole with eyelets, which makes the hang tags stronger when hang it on the clothes or other products.