How To Wash And Take Care Of Personalized Printed Clothes?

June 22, 2021

When you purchase personalized printed garments, you want them to last. Over the past years, we've been printing and finishing clothing. We have also acknowledged, by trial and error in some cases, the best way to extend the lifespan of clothes. In this post, weโ€™ve come up with our recommended washing and drying guide to keep your printed shirts colorful and vibrant as long as possible and get the most out of your purchase.

1.Turn your clothes inside out before putting them in the washing machine

Turn your clothes inside out before putting them in the washing machine

One of the easiest ways to prevent the shirt from rubbing against other fabrics and preserve the printing is to turn the item inside out prior to throwing it into the washing machine. The idea is the graphic will encounter less contact with other items in the wash, thus preventing it from peeling or cracking, as well as the shirt from pilling or fading.

2. Wash your garment at a low temperature

Wash your garment at a low temperature

Using hot, or ever warm water can lead to the discoloration of the print. On the other hand, washing your clothes in cold water can certainly make clothes live their best life. Try to handwash if possible, as this will help increase the longevity of textiles by preserving fibers and detailing, in a way that washing machines canโ€™t.

3. Use a mild laundry detergent

Use a mild laundry detergent

Bleach and harsh detergents can seriously damage your printed garments, as they dissolve the adhesive under the printing on your shirts. Try using a mild soap or detergent to ensure the best protection for your new favorite shirt.

4. Go to the old-fashioned way and hang them to dry. Do not tumble dry!

Go to the old-fashioned way and hang them to dry. Do not tumble dry!

The safest way to dry your garments is to avoid the dryer, as the heat from the dryer may affect the quality of the print and cause faded design. It is better to hang your clothes out in the sun to dry. Whatโ€™s more, the old fashion hang-dry method will help you save costs on your energy bill!

5. Always iron inside out

Always iron inside out

Do not iron the print directly as heat and friction can seriously impact the longevity and quality of the shirt. When you iron your printed shirt, just make sure to turn the shirt inside out and iron the fabric behind the shirt on the lowest possible setting, or place a tea towel over the image to protect it from smudging.

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Closing Thoughts

Hopefully, our tips can help get the best possible life-span from your personalized printed shirts. Thanks to these easy-to-follow steps, the color and quality of your printed shirt can stay in good shape, and you can enjoy your favorite shirt for longer.