How to Wash Custom Shirt(s)?

01/01/2021

Your custom shirts are special, imprinted with your one-of-a-kind design. Keep them looking great wash after wash.

  1. Wash garment(s) inside out. By turning the shirt(s) inside out, you're giving your design(s) an extra layer of protection during the wash. While washing and drying clothes, they're rubbing up against each other and that abrasion during washing can cause your design(s) to crack prematurely.
  2. Choose cold or warm water temperature settings for the wash. When washing shirt(s) that has your design(s) on them, you don't want your water temperature to exceed 178 degrees Fahrenheit. High temperatures can weaken the adhesive on the shirt(s) which can cause the design(s) to crack.
  3. Use mild detergent. Detergents that are "green" can be too harsh for your custom shirt(s). You should also avoid bleach and fabric softeners in order to make your shirt(s) last as long as possible.
  4. Dry on a low/tumble setting or hang dry. Just like when washing, you won't want to dry your shirt(s) on high heat. If you stick with tumble dry or low heat, you should be good to go. If possible, you can hang dry your shirts(s) for the best results. 
  5. Do not dry clean. Your custom shirt(s) should never be dry cleaned. The harsh temperature and chemicals that are used during dry clean just do not mix well with custom shirt(s). This typically isn't something you have to worry about unless you are applying heat transfer vinyl to work uniforms or something similar.
  6. Do not iron directly on a heat transfer design. The high heat on your design(s) will melt and or burn the adhesive. Regardless, ironing directly on vinyl is a great way to ruin a shirt(s). If you must iron the shirt, make sure to use low heat and place a dish towel or cloth over your design(s).