Labeling clothing: The 3 Best Labels for Kids School Gear and Clothing of 2023

The 3 Best Labels for Kids School Gear and Clothing of 2023

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Photo: Marki Williams

The parent who labels their kids’ lunch boxes and water bottles is the parent who can change the world—or, at least, their world. For a one-time, nominal cost, labels can bring needed organization to cluttered corners of the kitchen, help your kid and their teacher spot objects with ease, and ensure that often-pricey goods don’t end up in the lost and found.

After sticking, washing, and wearing down 11 kinds of printed labels and one write-on label, we found that Name Bubbles Custom School Supply Labels are the best printed labels to put on kids gear while Avery No-Iron Fabric Labels are the best for kids clothes.

Our pick

Name Bubbles Custom School Supply Labels

These easy-to-design labels are durable: In our tests, they showed no signs of wear or tear after 60-plus washes. But like other labels of this type, they’re not the best choice to stick directly on clothing.

Name Bubbles labels are fun to design, easy to apply, and the sturdiest of the labels we tested. Adhered to metal bento boxes, plastic lunch boxes, plastic water bottles, and folders, they don’t peel or deteriorate. The labels are sold in packs of different shapes and sizes, offering a nice assortment depending on what you’re looking to label. While Name Bubbles does make labels specifically intended for clothing, we recommend going with the cheaper Avery No-Iron Fabric Labels, our also-great choice, if you need to label clothes and reserving the waterproof name labels for hard-surface items.



Label Daddy Starter School Pack

These labels are well designed and don’t unstick. The ordering process and packaging are a little less polished in comparison with Name Bubbles, but the product itself is pretty much the same.

Label Daddy uses the same adhesive in its labels as Name Bubbles, and its label pack comes close in almost every way to our top pick. The design options and ordering experience are straightforward, though at times the Label Daddy website can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re starting from scratch. (It has so many options!) Once you make your way to your choice, you can’t go wrong: Label Daddy’s labels stuck just as well as those of Name Bubbles.

Also great

Avery No-Iron Fabric Labels

These write-on labels are perfect for identifying clothes: They stick on collars, tags, and even rougher fabrics, and they don’t budge or smudge.

Avery’s No-Iron Fabric Labels may not bring the same immediate joy as a personalized label with unicorns and rainbows, but maybe they should. The most affordable of the options we’ve tested, these fabric labels stick to clothes (tags and the fabric itself), and they also adhere to lunch boxes and water bottles as well as any printed label we tested. Yes, a Sharpie is required to bring them to life, but in the end they get the job done for a low price.

Everything we recommend

Our pick

Name Bubbles Custom School Supply Labels

These easy-to-design labels are durable: In our tests, they showed no signs of wear or tear after 60-plus washes. But like other labels of this type, they’re not the best choice to stick directly on clothing.


Label Daddy Starter School Pack

These labels are well designed and don’t unstick. The ordering process and packaging are a little less polished in comparison with Name Bubbles, but the product itself is pretty much the same.

Also great

Avery No-Iron Fabric Labels

These write-on labels are perfect for identifying clothes: They stick on collars, tags, and even rougher fabrics, and they don’t budge or smudge.

The research

  • Why you should trust us
  • Who should get this
  • How we picked and tested
  • Our pick: Name Bubbles Custom School Supply Labels
  • Runner-up: Label Daddy Starter School Pack
  • Also great: Avery No-Iron Fabric Labels
  • The competition

Why you should trust us

We’ve been reviewing labels for kids clothing and gear since 2017, tracking how they hold up—and hold on—to everything from water bottles to headlamps to jackets over years of use. For this updated guide, we spent hours researching custom labels, as well as other, similar options.

I’m a journalist with 15 years of experience under my belt, including seven years with kids in tow. I’ve worked on parenting content and products through the years and somehow managed to shepherd two kids and their belongings through preschool, kindergarten, summer camp, and international trips with merely a Sharpie. With the arrival of my third child and this assignment, I learned firsthand the simple joys of labels. Consider me a convert.

Who should get this

Many childcare facilities, schools, and camps require that you label any object your child brings with them: water bottles, lunch boxes, backpacks, pencil cases, folders, sleeves of diapers. Although a Sharpie works fine on both hard-surface items and fabrics, more often than not, it will require a rewrite over the months and years. Personalized labels aren’t necessary by any means, but they can make the slog of bulk-identifying a little more fun.

If you’re the parent of more than one kiddo (or plan to be down the line), consider including just your child’s last name. It will save you money, some sibling bickering in the wee hours of the morning when everyone’s getting out the door, and a headache when it comes time to pass down items from one kid to the next.

Labels are not simply for small children. They can also be handy for workplaces (think fridges with shared lunches, lactation rooms, planners and notebooks when every employee has the same company swag), eldercare settings like nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, gyms, and yoga studios.

How we picked and tested

Photo: Erica Pearson

After consulting with parents, caregivers, and teachers and digging through product sites, customer reviews, and parenting forums, we focused our assessment and testing of labels on several key features:

Durability and stickability: Do the labels stick to what you need them to, and will they stick for as long as you need them to? Most personalized labels use the same 3M Controltac paper and tout the same durability: They’re waterproof and dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Some brands claim that their personalized labels work on clothing and clothing tags just as well as on hard surfaces, but we’ve found that nearly all fail in the end to withstand regular washes.

Ease of use: Given that labels fall into the simple-pleasures category of purchases, it’s important that they are, well, simple. Iron-on and stamp options are available, but we don’t recommend them considering how easy and dependable stick-on labels are as an option.

Design and ordering experience: Part of the appeal of labels is the delightful design. Your kid may recognize the toy truck, tie-dye colors, or Pokémon character on the sticker before they recognize their own name. And bright colors can go a long way when you’re trying to grab-and-go from a sea of Thermoses, CamelBaks, and L.L.Beans. The sheer assortment of designs to choose from can feel overwhelming, but once you’ve identified what you want, the design process should be easy.

Cost: Every label company we researched had a whopping number of label packages—different assortments based on size, shape, quantity, and color to fit every object a kid could possibly hold in their hand. We broke it down to cost-per-sticker.

Delivery time: Labels should ideally arrive in a matter of days, even during back-to-school season.

We covered kids water bottles and food containers with all our contenders and repeatedly ran them through the dishwasher. Photo: Erica Pearson

We stuck labels to kids clothing and washed the items again and again. Photo: Erica Pearson

We covered kids water bottles and food containers with all our contenders and repeatedly ran them through the dishwasher. Photo: Erica Pearson

Over the past six years, we’ve tested and retested personalized labels from 11 companies, as well as a write-on label and a fabric stamp.

After going through the design and ordering process, we put the labels to work for our families. We placed them on hard surfaces and clothing to see how they fared through washes, small-finger picking, trips to school and after-school activities, visits to the playground and museums, and more.

Our pick: Name Bubbles Custom School Supply Labels

Photo: Marki Williams

Our pick

Name Bubbles Custom School Supply Labels

These easy-to-design labels are durable: In our tests, they showed no signs of wear or tear after 60-plus washes. But like other labels of this type, they’re not the best choice to stick directly on clothing.

Name Bubbles labels continue to be our top pick after a second round of in-depth testing in 2022 and 2023. The designs are bright and eye-catching, the ordering process is simple as can be, and the labels themselves have shown no signs of wear or tear after more than 60 washes in the dishwasher, many trips to school, and endless time in my 4- and 7-year-old’s hands. Name Bubbles also offers the best and quickest ordering experience—essential for procrastinating parents like myself.

Name Bubbles labels come in a great variety of sizes and shapes as well as a fun series of personalization options, like these fanciful unicorns. Photo: Marki Williams

The ordering process is fun. You can take a (truly unscientific) “find your perfect pack” quiz that directs you to assortments like daycare packs or camp packs. We tested the Custom School Supply Labels pack, which we recommend for its variety of sticker sizes.

And the labels arrive quickly. Our cactus-theme labels took just two days to arrive in the mail and came in an envelope marked with clear directions. We were reminded to allow the labels to set for 24 hours before sending them out in the wild—or microwaving, washing, or freezing them.

A legible, strong-sticking label can make the difference between a brand-new water bottle lasting through the school year and languishing in a lost-and-found bin. Photo: Marki Williams

But like other personalized labels, they don’t hold up well on fabric. The clothing-specific labels work fine on jackets and pieces that get washed less frequently. However, in our most recent testing, when stuck directly on fabric they came off after the first wash (a regular cycle with warm water), and they stayed on the tags for only four or five washes.

Supervising editor Tracy Vence has had a better experience with Name Bubbles’s clothing labels—only some of them had begun to lift off of clothing that had been washed and dried numerous times over more than a year and a half—but if you’re planning to label a lot of clothes, we recommend the fabric-specific Avery labels.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

The only downside to Name Bubbles is the email marketing that follows your purchase. Unless you’re a professional label collector, you’ll probably want to unsubscribe right away. The bombardment of discounts and seasonal label promotions overwhelmed us. But it’s a good reminder that this company—like all of the personalized-label brands we tried—is constantly running deals. Be sure to find a code to use on your order; they’re typically right on the homepage.

Runner-up: Label Daddy Starter School Pack

Photo: Marki Williams


Label Daddy Starter School Pack

These labels are well designed and don’t unstick. The ordering process and packaging are a little less polished in comparison with Name Bubbles, but the product itself is pretty much the same.

Label Daddy uses the same 3M adhesive that Name Bubbles and other personalized labels we tested do, and we found that its labels stick just as well to hard objects and also come in tons of fun designs. (My 4-year-old, who’s on a major tie-dye kick, won’t use a lunch box without her tie-dye name on it at this point.) The ordering and shipping process is a notch less seamless, though.

Label Daddy’s website can be a lot to navigate, but once you make your choice, the labels stick and stay just as well as the Name Bubbles options. Photo: Marki Williams

The site can be a tad overwhelming, but the design process is simple. Label Daddy’s website, which can be a bit intimidating to navigate, is organized into holiday, school, kids, and camp categories. We recommend making your way to the Starter School Pack, which includes all-purpose labels in four sizes. The design process is simple. And you get reassurance after you enter your information that “A Label Daddy expert will ensure that the spacing and alignment is perfect on your labels.”

Delivery doesn’t seem quite as smooth. Our tie-dye labels arrived in just a few days (another quick turnaround) in a sleeve similar to that of Name Bubbles. But another editor experienced a two-week delay, which is notable. The overall experience was a little less polished: The packing slip seemed a bit print-at-home, and the directions were all-around less clear on what goes where.

While Avery’s labels are ideal for fabrics, we’ve found that infrequently laundered items like swimwear, outerwear, and hats work well with Label Daddy’s labels. Photo: Marki Williams

They stick slightly better to clothing. Label Daddy fared the best of the personalized labels we tested in terms of staying put on fabric. The label didn’t come off in washes when adhered to either a clothing tag or the inside of a collar on a kid’s cotton shirt. It did, however, come off many times when adhered to a sample cotton napkin alongside other labels. Senior editor Kalee Thompson says Label Daddy’s labels have withstood washes on jackets, sweatshirts, and swimwear; labels she applied over a year ago on rash guards are just where she placed them last spring. That said, we’d still advise going with Avery’s labels if labeling clothing is your priority.

Also great: Avery No-Iron Fabric Labels

Photo: Marki Williams

Also great

Avery No-Iron Fabric Labels

These write-on labels are perfect for identifying clothes: They stick on collars, tags, and even rougher fabrics, and they don’t budge or smudge.

Avery’s No-Iron Fabric Labels may not have the sparkle and shine (or Pokémon design options) of personalized labels, but they’re our favorite workhorse: the label that shows up to get the job done. We recommend these Avery labels for all fabric labeling, including on clothes and cloth lunch boxes. They also work great on hard-surface items like water bottles and storage containers.

They’re a bit more work, but they cost much less. You have to take the extra step of writing with a marker (Avery recommends a Sharpie for best results, as do we), but the manual labor is worth it for the sturdiness and cost: They are by far the cheapest option of the labels we tested.

The seal is extra strong. The material itself feels much thinner to the touch than other labels we tested, but when applied to fabrics—including cotton and canvas—it adheres with the strongest seal and is sturdy as can be. It does leave a strip of adhesive residue if you pull the labels off objects and fabrics, so consider these labels to be permanent additions.

When applied to fabrics—like this rash guard—Avery’s labels adhere with the strongest seal. Photo: Marki Williams

The inexpensive Avery labels also stick just as well as our top pick to items like lunch boxes and water bottles. Photo: Marki Williams

When applied to fabrics—like this rash guard—Avery’s labels adhere with the strongest seal. Photo: Marki Williams

The pack offers several shapes and sizes. We found that the assortment of small sizes and shapes in each sheet of blank labels works well for kids stuff, although a fine-point permanent marker is necessary for legibility. Senior staff writer Jackie Reeve, who has been using these Avery labels on her daughter’s clothing and other items for years, reports that they stick excellently to everything except socks.

These Avery labels are ideal, too, for someone who wants a step above the Sharpie-on-fabric experience. We’ve become a family that keeps a sheet of Avery’s labels in a drawer in our kitchen, there at the ready if a child is bringing a new item to school at the last minute.

The competition

The label packs we considered from InchBug, including the Pee Wee Combo Pack we tested, cost the most per label. And while the campground motif was our favorite design in the end, the step-by-step online process, which generates an image of your personalized label that looks far from real, left us feeling less confident at checkout. InchBug also offers reusable Orbit Labels, which slip on and off bottles.

We found that Stuck On You labels didn’t adhere as well to hard surfaces as other labels we tried, and they took more than three weeks to arrive.

The Oliver’s Labels Starter Package was a strong contender, offering labels made with the same adhesive film as our top pick and our runner-up. But we preferred the shapes, sizes, and design options of our picks. Oliver’s Labels does give you the choice of including a special link to the company’s website that allows someone who finds a lost item to contact you, without your having to print a real phone number or email if you are worried about privacy. This can put more of a burden on the finder of the lost item, however. And you can accomplish the same thing with a Google Voice number on any of our picks.

Mabel’s Labels are known to have been used by celebrity parents like Gwyneth Paltrow and Heidi Klum. They were one of two contenders that didn’t stick well to the nylon lunch box we used for testing, however.

Minted’s labels are designed by independent artists, and they look really cool. They stayed put on most materials we tested, including nylon, but the labels we chose were not sized well for applying to clothing tags and ultimately melted in the dryer. The company sells labels of different sizes separately (including ones that fit on a clothing tag), but it doesn’t have the convenient pack options that other companies offer.

The designs on Tinyme’s labels are adorable. But the package took seven business days to arrive, the clothing labels are iron-on only and didn’t stay fully adhered through more than half a dozen washes, and the stick-on labels didn’t stick to a nylon lunch box for long.

A fun alternative for those looking to label clothes is TheNameStamp. The personalized stamp is a cinch to use and works fairly well on light-color clothes. In the end, though, we found the print too small and the ink too smudge-prone to recommend it over the simplicity of labels.

Erica Pearson contributed reporting in 2017 and 2018.

This article was edited by Rachel Hurn and Kalee Thompson.

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6 Ways to Label Clothes for Camp, College or Assisted Living


Mary Marlowe Leverette

Mary Marlowe Leverette

Mary Marlowe Leverette is one of the industry’s most highly-regarded housekeeping and fabric care experts, sharing her knowledge on efficient housekeeping, laundry, and textile conservation. She is also a Master Gardener with over 40+ years of experience and 20+ years of writing experience. Mary is also a member of The Spruce Gardening and Plant Care Review Board.

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Labeling clothes can be useful for a lot of different reasons. As children head off to camp for the first time, labeling clothes can help prevent mix-ups with bunkmates. College kids can make sure their clothing is identifiable when they head to the communal laundry room. And when parents or elderly loved ones begin a new chapter at an assisted living facility, clothing and linens can be easily distinguishable. But labeling clothing isn’t a one-size-fits-all process. Keep reading to learn about permanent, temporary, and cost-effective ways to label your belongings.

There is no single best way to label clothes due to different types of fabrics and how the garment is designed. Labeling options vary in cost, and you must decide if the label will be permanent or may need to be removed in the future.


A small piece of masking tape and a permanent marker can be used in a pinch to label clothes. Write the name on the tape and stick it onto the fabric. Cover the tape with a pressing cloth and heat with a dry iron for 10 to 15 seconds. The tape will eventually peel after several washings, but is a good short term solution.

  1. Laundry or Fabric Markers

    The easiest and least expensive way to label clothing is with a permanent ink laundry marker or colorful fabric marker. The indelible ink lasts through many trips through the washing machine and is quick to use. The downside is that the ink can bleed through the fabric to the outside of a garment. And, once it does, the stain is permanent. 

    If you use a marker, always write the owner’s name on the care tag or an inside seam. Protect the outside of the garment by placing some cardboard under the label area to catch any bleeding ink.

    Another downside of using a permanent marker is you may also have some unhappy hand-me-down recipients if an older sibling’s name is on the shirt. A good suggestion is to use the family’s last name only. It should also be noted that most items that are marked with indelible ink are not accepted by consignment shops for resale and are not usable by charities that distribute used clothing since the name is visible.

    The Spruce / Letícia Almeida

  2. Laundry Stamps

    Customized self-inking stamps can be purchased to mark clothing. Again, they are quick and easy to use and but have the same limitations as a permanent ink laundry marker. The ink can bleed through the fabric and is impossible to remove.

    The Spruce / Letícia Almeida

  3. Iron-On Labels

    Plenty of fabric stores and websites sell plain or customized iron-on fabric labels. The plain labels can be personalized with a permanent ink laundry marker. These are convenient, not too expensive, and will usually last through the life of the garment. And, if the garment is handed down, a new label can be ironed over the last one.

    The downside of the labels is they are usually difficult to remove and may damage the fabric of the garment if you pull too hard. Some wearers also find them scratchy if placed near the neckline.

    You can make your own iron-on labels using twill tape, a laundry marker, and some fusible web (available online or at any craft store). This is a particularly helpful DIY to know if your child springs the need for labels on you at the last minute.

    The Spruce / Letícia Almeida

  4. Stick-On Fabric Labels

    If you don’t even own an iron but still need to label clothes, there are peel and stick fabric labels for clothes. These are not quite as durable as iron-on labels and you may see them come off after multiple washings. However, they are easier to remove than iron-on labels if you plan to pass along the clothes or equipment. To remove, just follow the guidelines for getting rid of any sticky residue.

    The Spruce / Letícia Almeida

  5. Sew-In Labels

    Beautiful custom woven labels can be ordered to both identify and enhance your garments. They can be designed to showcase the seamstress or knitter who made the garment or with a name or monogram for identification purposes. These are lovely, but sewing them in is time-consuming and they are the most expensive type of label. You must allow several weeks to place and receive your order.

    The Spruce / Letícia Almeida

  6. Plastic Tags

    One of the newest ways to label clothes is with a plastic tag similar to a price tag that can be attached to an interior seam, hem, or care label. The tag does not fade, is resistant to high temperatures, and can be removed. You must order in advance and use a custom device to attach and remove the tags.

    The Spruce / Letícia Almeida

Clothing and textile labeling in 2023

Clothing and textile labeling in 2023

Compulsory labeling of clothing and textiles began on 1 January 2021. Manufacturers, suppliers and importers of clothing should work in the labeling system for light industry goods. We tell you how to prepare for changes and work further.

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Clothing and Textile Labeling Act


Deadlines and stages


Scheme of work


What clothes do we label?


What kind of clothes and textiles are not subject to labeling


Marking code on clothes: what is it and what does it look like?


How to prepare for clothing labeling:

  • Registration in the labeling system
  • Wholesale of labeled clothing
  • Acceptance of labeled clothing
  • Retail sale of branded clothing


Stamp entry and verification equipment


Frequently asked questions

calls for labeling clothes and textiles, and for participants in the turnover to report to labeling system.

Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 792-r dated April 28, 2018 determined the labeling rules and the list of textile products subject to labeling.

  • from January 1, 2021 – the circulation of unmarked light industry goods is prohibited.
  • until February 1, 2021 – all participants in the turnover were required to mark the remains of goods not sold before January 1, 2021

1. The manufacturer receives codes in the marking system and applies them to the packaging or label.

2. Upon shipment, the manufacturer sends the EDF distributor a universal transfer document (UTD) indicating all the codes from the boxes.

3. Upon acceptance, the distributor checks the codes indicated in the document and on the goods, approves the UPD and transfers the data to the marking system through the EDF operator.

4. Registration of shipment by the distributor and acceptance in retail are carried out in the same way.

5. When selling, the cashier scans the marking code from the packaging or label of the light industry product, the fiscal data operator adds it to the receipt and sends it to the marking system. The code is out of circulation.

According to the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of December 31, 2019N 1956, the following light industry goods need to be marked:

sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases, bedding sets. bedding, tablecloths, napkins, other. , Hand or face towels (including toilet rolls), bath and beach towels, face wipes and toilet gloves. toilet and kitchen 16.92.12
jackets for women. Items of clothing 14.11.10 4203 10,000
Including shirts and sweatshirts. Blouses, blouses and blouses, knitted or crocheted, ladies or girls 14.14.13 6106
coats, half -wrappers, cloaks, raincoats, jackets (including skiing), windbreakers, storms, including cloaks with hoods, anoraki. Analogous women or for girls, male or boys or boys or boys 14.30.31
14.30. 21

Clothing is carried out by a unique two -dimensional Data Matrix, it is applied to consumer packaging, label or label according to GOST.

Data Matrix includes:

  • product code – 14 digital characters;
  • individual serial number of a product unit – 13 characters;
  • verification key – 4 characters;
  • verification code – 44 characters.


Register in the marking system.


Learn how to label products (for production and import): connect to labeling, purchase label printing equipment.


Learn to accept marked clothing and textiles: connect to EDI and labeling, purchase equipment for stamp scanning.


Learn how to sell labeled clothes and textiles:

  • for production, import and wholesale: connect EDI to send documents;
  • for retail: update the firmware of the cash register, connect to the OFD, put a 2D scanner in the place of the cashier.

For registration, you need an enhanced qualified electronic signature on a Rutoken carrier.

Get an electronic signature


Install the required software:

  • CIPF, if the key is on the Rutoken media.
  • media driver. If the key is for Rutoken EDS 2.0, additionally download Rutoken Plugin
  • personal and root certificates
  • CryptoPro Browser plug-in


Follow the link and click “Check”. Make sure you have everything set up correctly and click Continue.


Select an electronic signature, enter a contact phone number and e-mail and click “Submit Application”. Within 24 hours you will receive an email with a confirmation link.


Follow the link from the letter and specify:

  • whether you are a manufacturer or importer of goods Rus “. If yes, enter GSP and GLN 9 identifiers0041


Fill in the data in the profile, read the agreements with the operator and sign the agreement with the terms.


Equipment for label printing. Choose the right one from our catalog.


Connection to the labeling system to register released/imported goods, order codes for them and put them into circulation. For example, VLSI Trade and production (Profi).

Connect VLSI Marking for production

Manufacturer Importer
  1. Orders marking codes in Honest Mark.
  2. Prints labels with codes and sticks them on products.
  3. Reports to Chestnyy Znak about putting into circulation.
  1. Orders marking codes in Honest Mark.
  2. Sends a file for printing labels or ready-made labels to the exporter – the exporter sticks labels on goods and ships them.
  3. The importer, after passing through customs, reports to Chestny znak about putting into circulation.

If necessary, the manufacturer / importer creates codes for transport packages and prints labels for them, forms aggregates and reports to Chestny Znak about codes inside packages.

Connect EDI to exchange documents with contractors.

If incoming UPDs are free, then in order to send invoices, you need to buy a package of documents.

The wholesaler needs to generate an electronic UPD and indicate in it the marking codes from the shipped goods. Sign it with an electronic signature and send it to the counterparty through the EDI operator. The operator himself will send the UTD to the Chestny sign, after signing by the recipient, and the codes inside the document will be transferred to the property of the buyer.

VLSI will check the UPD for errors before sending and upon receipt, warn and help correct.


EDI connection. In SBIS, all incoming documents are free of charge.


Connect to a marking system to send codes there.


Equipment for stamp scanning at checkout and warehouse.

You will receive an electronic UPD with EDF codes from the supplier. To compare the stamps from the invoice with those received after the fact, scan all the codes from the packages. If everything is good, confirm the UPD, if there are discrepancies, reject it or wait for the corrected UPD. If you want, you can immediately confirm receipt without verification.


Update the online cash register firmware to add the marking code to the receipt. Check your checkout according to the instructions. You can update the software from manufacturers and authorized service centers.

“Tensor” has the status of ASC – please contact us.


Connect the cash desk to the OFD, which can transfer codes in the receipt to the marking.


2D stamp reader.

You need to sell marked goods through an online cash register with OFD: the cashier scans the code, the goods are added to the receipt, and the fiscal data operator sends it to the marking system.

With VLSI, marking will not affect the speed of sales – the cashier only scans the Data Matrix code, and VLSI will add the goods to the receipt. The data will be transferred to the marking automatically.

If the goods are transferred at the warehouse, then at the checkout you can generate a prepayment receipt without codes, and upon issuance, the storekeeper will scan the codes and issue a final receipt – they will be sent to Chestny Znak. In this case, the storekeeper can use a smartphone with the VLIS Doki application, a Bluetooth scanner or a data collection terminal.

Turnkey labeling

  • Does the atelier need to label textiles?

    Ateliers that sew clothes under a service agreement with clients do not have to label their products.

  • What should consignment shops do?

    If the store sells second-hand goods, then all of them will need to be labeled before being sold to the end user. Also, when returning goods by the buyer back to the store, re-labeling of clothing is required.

  • What is toilet linen?

    Explanatory notes to the TNVED indicate that these are hand or face towels (including toilet towels fixed on rollers), bath and beach towels, face wipes and toilet gloves.

  • Do retailers need to register with GS1?

    No, you don’t. GS1 issues a GTIN, which is required for tagging by manufacturers or importers.

  • Do I need to get a separate GTIN (Unique Product Identifier) ​​if a product line has different colors or different designs?

    According to the marking rules, there is no need to create a separate card for each drawing, since all products are the same according to the “Color” attribute. But practice shows that creating a separate card for each picture is the best solution, since the picture is a distinctive feature of the product. You can specify a picture in consumer properties in the optional attribute “Design”.

  • Do I need marking when sewing outerwear under a contract?

    If the subject of the contract with the consumer is a service and not a product, then there is no reason to apply a marking code.

  • Is it necessary to register in the labeling system for a contract manufacturer who sews textiles under a contract (contract)?

    In contract manufacturing (contract manufacturing), both the manufacturer and the customer can report to the marking system: depending on who is listed as the Applicant in the mandatory certification documents (Certificate of Conformity / Declaration of Conformity), he orders the marking codes and enters goods in circulation.

  • Will the ownership of the goods be transferred in case of cash wholesale if the customer’s TIN and name are filled in the receipt?

    Yes, the codes will change ownership based on the receipt from the document. But the need to draw up a UPD and sign it by both parties remains.

  • Is it necessary to register in the labeling system for a contract manufacturer who sews textiles under a contract (contract)?

    In contract manufacturing (under a contract), the manufacturer or customer can order and enter marking codes, depending on who is indicated by the applicant in the certificate/declaration of conformity.

  • Should textile residues be relabeled?

    Currently there is no such requirement, but we are monitoring changes in legislation. When such a requirement appears, VLSI will help to fulfill it.

  • When is it planned to expand the product group and add new product categories?

    There are no deadlines for the project yet, the corresponding Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation has not been signed. We follow changes in legislation – when a requirement appears, VLSI will help to fulfill it.

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