Screen printed t-shirts have a print that can last for years, since the ink is fixed ‘in’ the shirts and not on them (like with foil transfers). However, it is recommended to treat your screen printed t-shirts with care to ensure the print quality.
- ALWAYS wash inside out
- For the first 2 washes, wash by hand in cold water
- Use low temp washing program only (we recommend 30 degrees Celsius maximum)
- NEVER tumble dry t-shirts with screen prints
- Iron shirts inside out
Beware; when washing light colored garments prints always fade a little. When you wash on high temperature (and yes, 40 degrees Celsius is too hot), prints might fade more than a little.
Another important factor in the safe and effective washing of your custom printed t-shirt is the type of laundry detergent and other cleaning products used. Just as with other clothing you’ll want to avoid washing your custom printed t-shirt with bleach or other harsh chemicals. The settings used on your washer and dryer are also an important consideration.
As with other clothes the way the garment is handled while it is being worn, or just in general will also have an effect on how long it lasts. Remember that with good care and handling you will be able to enjoy your custom printed t-shirt for many years to come!