Stikins Name Labels

Trons ® Information

Trons ® name transfers are a new kind of name label that borrows an idea from the clothing industry and uses it to create a brand new – and highly effective – way to label clothing and fabric items.

Developed in 2013 and launched in 2014, these brilliantly modern name labels produce a completely permanent name label on any fabric item with only a single iron-on application.


Trons ® iron-on name transfers use the same technique used by the clothing industry to add designs to clothing and are designed to stay firmly in place for the lifetime of the item. Each transfer is made up of a single, extremely thin, layer of an advanced synthetic film, which is impregnated with ink. During application, the transfer fuses with the fabric of the item being labelled, effectively becoming a part of the item as a completely permanent name label.

The transfer material has a smooth finish and, because it fuses into the fabric, flexes along with the item. This makes these name labels completely unobtrusive; unlike traditional multi-layered iron-on labels (where only the bottom adhesive layer bonds with the item), Trons ® lie flat with the fabric, which means there are no corners that could rub against and irritate the skin or catch and curl upwards, eventually causing the label to peel away.

Trons ® can be used to label all kinds of fabric items – from basic school uniform to those all-important extras, such as socks, hats, gloves, and scarves. Trons ® should be applied directly onto clothing or fabric items, which means these labels can be added pretty much anywhere to anything – as long as it’s made of fabric!

Trons ® have been independently tested using the BS EN ISO6330 wash test procedure for 30 washes at 40 degrees; they can also be put through tumble driers. As with any fabric design added using a transfer, it is best to avoid ironing directly over the name label itself as this can cause the print to disintegrate over time.


Trons ® use a bold, black font on a white background, which means they can be used on dark and light fabrics.

You can use alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, and 0-9), punctuation marks, and the following accented European characters:
À Á Â Ä Ã Å à á â ä â å Æ æ Ç ç Ð ð À Á Â Ä Ã Å à á â ä â å Æ æ Ç ç Ð ð Ñ ñ Ô Ö Õ Ø ò ó ô ö õ ø ß Ù Ú Û Ü ù ú û ü Ý Ÿ ý ÿ
Please note that we cannot print any images, icons, or emoticons onto our name labels.

The font size is determined by how many characters you request; our system automatically chooses the largest font that allows all of your text to fit on your name labels. To get the best possible font size, you should keep things short and sweet (we CAN print 30-35 characters per line but we recommend using 15-20 per line; click here to view our font size guide).

Most customers request a first name (line 1) and surname (line 2) but we are happy to print whatever text our customers prefer. Common requests include contact information (phone number), medical and allergy information, school information (school or class name), or simple messages (such as “This belongs to” or “Please return to”).

In summer, name labels may come into contact with sun creams and lotions; these products often use enhanced ingredients that provide excellent protection BUT also cause some inks to disintegrate. Trons ® are fully resistant to the ingredients used in children’s alcohol-free sun creams and lotions so your name labels will remain completely legible all year round.


Name labels should be as invisible as possible – until needed – so we’ve kept things small and simple. Trons ® measure 35mm wide by 15mm high, which makes them a neat, unobtrusive size that fits onto all kinds of fabric items, including smaller items such as socks, hats, gloves, and scarves.


Trons ® are available in four pack sizes; 35 labels, 70 labels, 105 labels, or 140 labels per pack. Each label within a pack is printed with the same text and each pack includes a handy set of step by step instructions and silicon sheets for you to use when you apply your Trons ®.

Orders can be placed through our website, by phone, or by post and all orders are despatched same day (Mon-Fri, up to 3pm); standard UK shipping (Royal Mail’s first class service) and VAT are included in the prices on our website.


Name Labels Sent Same Day (Mon-Fri) With Free First Class Postage and VAT Included