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Wash T-shirts: this way the print will stay beautiful longer

Finally! Your order with printed T-shirts has been delivered. The print with your logo looks professional on the shirt. Of course you want to wash the T-shirts, but you also want the print to remain beautiful. That is not a problem with the printed T-shirts from IGO Promo, because we provide high-quality printing. And if you take into account the tips in this article, your T-shirts will stay beautiful for longer.

Why print T-shirts?

There are several reasons to print T-shirts. For example, think of printed T-shirts for your sports team or a shirt with a print to promote your band at a festival. Or have shirts printed with your company’s logo. This way the employees are easily recognizable for the customers. They are also the ultimate giveaways that contribute to your branding. Whatever the reason: you want to keep the print and the shirts beautiful for as long as possible.

Different materials & printing techniques

IGO Promo printed T-shirts of different materials. Of course we have T-shirts made of cotton and polyester in our offer. But we also offer sustainable alternatives such as GOTS-certified cotton and recycled polyester. This way you immediately make an ecologically responsible choice if you want to have T-shirts printed with a message. You can also choose from various printing techniques such as screen printing, (digital) transfer or embroidery. Whichever print you choose, we ensure that it remains visible for a long time. For more tips, read the article about our sustainable printing techniques.

Washing printed T-shirts: 6 tips

It is important to print T-shirts of the right quality. We therefore pay extra attention to the quality of the material in combination with the print. Do you want the print on your clothes to remain visible for an extra long time? Then it is wise to wash your T-shirts carefully. Prepare well and use the following tips:

1. Wash printed T-shirts at a maximum of 40 degrees

We recommend washing your clothes at 30 degrees, but absolutely no warmer than 40 degrees. The higher the temperature at which you wash the shirt, the faster it will shrink or the print will fade.

2. Always wash T-shirts inside out

By washing the shirt inside out, the print will last longer. This way you protect the print against hooks or zippers of other clothing and the roughness of the washing drum. The print will then fade sooner. It is therefore wise to always wash good clothes inside out.

3. Wash T-shirts color by color

By sorting your clothes by color and only washing with the same colors, you keep your clothes looking good for longer. Sort your laundry into colored (colored) laundry, light laundry and dark laundry. Never wash colored T-shirts together with white T-shirts!

4. Do not put clothes in the dryer

As tempting as it may seem, don’t tumble dry your T-shirts after washing! This can cause the print to deform and shrink. Let T-shirts with print dry on a drying rack that you place indoors or outdoors. In any case, do not place the rack in direct sunlight to prevent discoloration.

5. Choose a good detergent

When washing T-shirts with print, avoid detergents with aggressive substances such as bleach. These can affect the printing in the washing machine. Choose a soft, liquid detergent. A fabric softener is not necessary!

6. Iron printed shirts inside out

We recommend not ironing the print directly. Choose to place the shirt inside out on the ironing board. Set the iron to a low setting. Use the iron to smooth out the T-shirt, avoiding the print as much as possible.

You now know how best to wash your printed T-shirts. Let this piece of clothing make a positive contribution to strengthening your brand. Would you rather have help choosing a suitable T-shirt? Please contact our employees for appropriate advice. We are ready to help you!

By | 2023-09-08T13:36:30+00:00 31 May 2023|