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The Low-Down On Inside Tag Printing + Free Tag Templates

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Inside Label Printing is when your garment – instead of having the typical fabric tag that at the back of the collar – has a printed label on the inside of the t-shirt, where the tag would usually be.

You can create your own custom labels through Printful that will be printed onto your garments. One printed label costs $2.49 per shirt, and you have a 3×3 inch plane to work with (that means your design shouldn’t be larger than 3×3″, but it can be smaller). Studies show that North Americans are 22% more likely to buy a product if the product is brand labeled.

We’ve also included 3 free inside tag templates that you can use to customize that you’ll find at the bottom of this blog post.

You can find the Inside Label Printing option in Printful by going to your “Submit Order” section of the profile. When you select a t-shirt with the tear-away label option, then you will also see a “Label Print” option. That’s where you’ll go to select your file.

Inside label

The benefits of inside label printing

  • Customize your t-shirts to stand out The bonus of customization is not only the obvious – by customizing your label, you’re working another angle of creating your brand, which is another way you’ll stand out among the rest.
  • The quality is in the details This will make your garments seem more professional, more qualitative. You’re not stuck with a mass-produced label that any blank t-shirt comes with. It will make your consumer know that you’ve taken the time, thought about the little things that make up the shirt.
  • The practical benefits – no more tag! And of course what would a list of benefits be if we didn’t mention the end-user main benefit? No more tag! That means goodbye to itchy t-shirt tags, and goodbye to the awkward peek-a-boo tag.
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Tear away label available on Printful 

If you want to include your own custom printed tag on your garments through Printful, then there are a few things you should know.

Besides the technical specifications (as mentioned above – the 3×3″ size availability), you should know that these labels look best when they’ve been applied onto a shirt that has a “tear-away label” option. We suggest these models that we currently stock:

From the “Alternative Apparel” Brand

Alternative 1070 Shirt Sleeve Men T-Shirt with Tear Away Label
Alternative 1072 Shirt Sleeve Women T-Shirt with Tear Away Label


Alternative 1070


Alternative 1072

From the “Anvil” Brand

Anvil 980 Lightweight Fashion Shirt Sleeve T-Shirt with TearAway™ Label
Anvil 982 Lightweight Fashion V-neck T-Shirt with TearAway™ Label
Anvil 420 Organic Cotton T-Shirt with TearAway™ Label
Anvil 949 Lightweight Fashion Long Sleeve T-Shirt with TearAway™ Label
Anvil 986 Lightweight Fashion Tank with TearAway™ Label
Anvil 882L Ladies Missy Fit Ringspun Tank Top with TearAway™ Label
Anvil 391 Ladies Sheer Scoopneck T-Shirt with TearAway™ Label
Anvil 880 Ladies Ringspun Fashion Fit T-Shirt with TearAway™ Label


Anvil 980


Anvil 982

Anvil 401

Anvil 401

Anvil 494

Anvil 494

Anvil 986

Anvil 986

Anvil 882L

Anvil 882L

Anvil 391

Anvil 391

Anvil 880

Anvil 880

From the LAT brand

LAT 6901 Fine Jersey T-Shirt

LAT 6901

LAT 6901

From American Apparel

American Apparel 2001 Fine Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Tear Away Label


From the Next Level brand

Next Level 3600 Premium Fitted Shirt Sleeve Crew with TearAway Label
Next Level 3601 Premium Fitted Long Sleeve Crew with TearAway Label

Next Level 360

Next Level 3601

Next Level 3600

Next Level 3600

From Bella+Canvas

Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Tearaway Label
Bella+Canvas 3413 Triblend Unisex Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Tearaway Label
Bella+Canvas 8413 Ladies’ Triblend Short Sleeve T-Shirt with Tearaway Label
Bella+Canvas 3480 Unisex Jersey Tank Top

Things you should put in your label

You can take a creative approach to what you put on your tag, but there are a few things you have to indicate on your tag by law. Those include:

  • size of the garment
  • origin of the garment – where it was made
  • information about the material of the garment.

All in all, this is something you should have fun with. An amazingly designed label will be appreciated and remembered by those who wear your clothes. It will take your branding to the next level, and create a more cohesive, and well thought-out look for your brand.

To make things easier, we’ve put together inside label templates that you can use. We’ve already done the research in regard to the origin of the product – just choose the brand you’re using for the shirt. For more info on preparing your inside label, check out our inside label guidelines.


This is one of three templates we’ve created that you can use for free. They’re in .psd format, so simply open them in Photoshop, add your logo, and make any changes.


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  1. Marc

    HI Nora,
    I have tried to read all the feed, in case I am asking a question that as been already answered.

    1- I have notice that many garment if not all have a second labels on the bottom right or left side with many other language (many labels sheets). If we ship internationally is there a law to be written in other language on the shirt. If so, what do we do for a printing label, we certainly wont have space for all the languages. What is the law and what do you propose ? I guess need to respect the law of “every” country we ship (sell) to… ?

    Thanks for your time and customer service.
    All the best,

    1. Nora Inveiss

      Hi Marc!

      That’s a very good question. I’d say that yes, research and respect the laws of the countries you ship to, and how our tools work with your needs.

  2. Crina

    Hi Nora,
    Can I use these guidelines for Bella+Canvas 3001 and 6004 with tear away label?
    Because these 2 garments are not mentioned in the guideline what country of origin should I put for the label?
    Do I have to make a label for each size and color?

    Thank you very much and all the best!
    PS. Social media icons placed on the left side make difficult reading the articles; on the right side is a lot of free space.

    1. Nora Inveiss

      Hey Crina!

      Yes, these can be used for the Bella + Canvas 3001 and 6004. These shirts were made into tear-away models after we created these templates.
      Each tear-away product has an inside label guideline where you’ll find country of origin and info you need for an inside label. Here’s the page for the B+C 3001.

      1. Jose

        But do we have to make a different label for each size and color? For example, if a customer decides to buy a Small shirt, do I have to create a tag for a small shirt? Or how does it work? Because I downloaded the template and it is only a blank template with only the size dimensions.

    1. Giedrė Šulčinskaitė

      Hi Chris, the button might not work if you’re using AdBlock. Consider pausing it to download the file. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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