TAKING CARE OF YOUR PRINTED T-SHIRT
We all want our freshly customised printed t-shirt to retain its colour and vibrant for as long as possible. In this post, we will go through some, easy to follow tips to keep your printed t-shirts colourful and vibrant for longer and get the most out of your purchase.
Turn your clothes inside out before putting in them in the washing machine
This trick will provide more “protection” and less direct contact of the shirt prints to other garments and t-shirts. This simple step is easy and effective, it will ensure that printed t-shirts are more durable. Besides t-shirts, this can be used on jeans as well, to prevent its colour from fading, retaining the original fresh colour tone.
Wash your t-shirts with cold water
When it comes to washing t-shirts, cold water is always much better than hot or warm water. There is really no need to wash your t-shirts in hot water, cold water will do the job in most cases.
Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners
Regular detergent will do. It is enough to make your t-shirts clean and fresh. The use of bleach or strong detergents like softeners might damage prints on a shirt like vinyl prints which is done by heat transfer printing. Go for a milder detergent that will take care of your printed t-shirts.
Do not iron t-shirt prints
Never iron directly on t-shirt prints. If there is really a need to iron, lower the temperature settings of the iron, turn the t-shirt inside out and iron. Again, heat is always bad for t-shirt prints, prolonged ironing will damage the prints, causing them to peel.
Avoid dryers at all cost
Dryers are great as they save us time, however, it is particularly terrible for t-shirts and their prints. As mentioned throughout this post, heat is always bad for prints! They shrink garments and t-shirts (especially cotton t-shirts) as well as damage t-shirt prints, making them crack or peel. Hang dry your clothes the old fashion way, the best method.
Wash similar clothes together
An example is to wash white coloured shirts together, and not mixing them with other coloured shirts. Avoid washing jeans or harsher fabric with printed t-shirts. Harsher fabrics like denim may cause prints to peel when rubbed with softer fabric or prints during washing.