How to Make the Print on T-shirts Last as Long as Possible?
In this guide, we’ll be outlining how to care for your prized custom printed t-shirts.
Whether you created your custom print t-shirt with Screen Printing, Direct to Garment Printing, Dye Sublimation Printing or by any other means, it does not matter at all. If you really love your t-shirt, you really love it to the core. The comfy fit, and especially the design; you want the print to last forever! Of course, you want to show off your sense of style with your favorite custom shirt, but you also want it to keep its vibrant color and look as sharp as the day you put it on.
You may already be aware that the more you clean your t-shirt the sooner it will wear out, get faded, and not be as vibrant as before or worse, it will tear. Washing your t-shirt wrong can make it lose its shape and color. But wait, we are not saying to never wash your clothes! No one does that and it is very unhygienic. These blog posts are intended to help people and decreasing your circle of friends definitely does not qualify as helpful! But how long will your logo or design on your favorite t-shirt last before it starts to fade, crack and peel?
No, it’s not just your imagination: how you wash your t-shirt makes a difference. It can make it last longer and look better. If you don’t take proper care, it may shrink and fade away gradually. Most people wash their t-shirts wrong, but it can be easy to wash the t-shirt correctly with the right knowledge.
First, wash it with cold water. Cold water can protect the colors and fit of your t-shirt while washing. Do not use hot water because it will fade the ink. Second, hang your shirt to air-dry. After washing, the shirt will be weighed down by the water and will stretch back to its original form, thus removing any wrinkles when drying. Last but not the least, by storing said shirt on a hanger in your closet instead of folding up the shirt and putting it in a drawer, you absolutely can make the print on t-shirts last as long as possible.