REVIEW: Clothing Marking Kit

March 13, 2013

At the beginning of the school year like most parents up and down the country I purchased those silly name tags that you iron into clothes. So on the first day of term Roo had all of her school clothes nicely labelled, in the hopes that she wouldn’t manage to lose anything. At the weekend I started my usual load after load of washing to find that all my hard work simply washed out. A good 75% of the labels I had stood ironing into her uniform had come off in the wash, I was not best pleased!

So when Stamps Direct offered me the opportunity to try out their Clothing Marking Kit I wondered whether this would stand up to the challenge.

Kit Contains

  • Self-inking Stamp
  • 256 4mm reusable characters
  • 3yds of thermo-adhesive ribbon
  • 10ml of textile ink
  • Impression size: 38 x 14mm max


Setting the stamp up for the first time was a little fiddly using the tweezers and arranging the rubber characters in the correct order. Once I’d done Roo’s first name I started to get the hang of it and it became much easier to place the letters.

Once you have added the characters required you have to ink the stamp pad for the first time. I would advise using disposable gloves for this as I’m not too sure how well the ink would wash off hands.

There are two main ways in which you can use the stamp, either stamp onto the thermo-adhesive tape supplied or stamp directly onto the clothing item you are labeling   As I have had issues with iron in tape before I opted to stamp directly on to Roo’s polo shirts. The stamp image is crisp and after several washes is still visible.
Considering the price of iron in tapes for just one child imagine if you have more than one child’s clothing to label. At under £15 this kit can be used by all the family.
Available from Stamps Direct
Boo xxx
Disclosure Policy: We received a set of Clothing Marking Kit FOC for the purpose of review. 

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