When handling your printed garments it’s important to treat them with extra care and take into account our advice outlined below. Though each printing technique is different and produces a print that might be more or less resistant than others, we always recommend washing the item inside out and on a low temperature.
There’s nothing more exciting than receiving your Garment Printing order, but don’t forget to read these instructions for washing your items – so you can be sure they last well and stand the test of time. Many people don’t realise, but printed t shirts need to be treated slightly differently to regular t-shirts – so it’s key to read the information below to ensure you’re looking after your printed items well. This is to ensure you can enjoy your item for a long time, and that it offers the most value to you.
You can take a look at our full Wash & Care instructions below. As always, if you have any questions or queries, just drop us a message or phone call, we’re always happy to help.
Step 1: Wash and dry your items inside out
This is a simple but effective step in your washing routine that can help make your printed and personalised clothing last longer. By turning the items inside out you’re protecting the print and stopping other items from interfering with the design, or damaging it.
Step 2: Wash your garment on a low temperature (40′ or less)
Washing on a low temperature is the most risk-free way to wash any printed item using your washing machine. (40 degrees of less.) High temperatures can damage items, so keeping your machine on a low-heat or cold wash can ensure the print and material are protected during the cycle.
Step 3: Don’t add extra spins
It’s tempting to add extra spins to your washing machine’s cycle but we advise against it when washing printed garments.
Step 4: Do not tumble dry
Air drying is always preferred when your cleaning and drying your personalised printed garments. The best way to dry these items is to air-dry them on a clothing drying rack, or outside on a washing line. These methods of drying give the best results and also protect the printing. Tumble dryers will cause shrinkage or damage to your products.
Step 5: Always iron inside out
Prints can get caught on irons, and will often be damaged by direct heat – so always iron your garments inside out to protect them! We also recommend putting your iron down to a lower heat the first time you iron the item, so you don’t accidentally apply too much heat to the area.
If you take the items to a cleaning service, you should be able to request a low heat and inside out wash cycle – so ensure you put a note with the items so they know how to treat the items too.
We hope you enjoy your new printed garments, with the proper care and washing they should last a long time and serve you well! Giving you plenty of time to enjoy wearing them out and showing them off!