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How To Wash And Dry Your Apparel

One of the most frequently asked questions is, “How do I wash and dry my decorated t-shirt and/or shorts the right way?” We have compiled this quick guide for washing, drying, and caring for your HTV-decorated garments from the manufacturer.

Do Not Dry Clean
Machine Wash, Gentle or Delicate

Don't Dry Clean

The harsh temperature and solvent-based solutions that are used during dry cleaning may damage the print.

Wash & Dry Garments Inside Out

Protect the decoration by turning the garment inside out. While washing and drying clothes, they rub against each other (especially if they have zippers or buttons): this friction can cause abrasions or even the peel from the fabric.

Choose The Correct Temperature For Washing

Cold/Tap Water setting is recommended. High temperatures can weaken the adhesive or cause abrasion of the heat transfer vinyl.

Use A Mild Detergent

Any detergent that promises to “Whiten,” “Fight Stains,” or contains any other kind of special additive is not a mild detergent. These additives, along with bleach, can damage the decoration.

Hang Dry or Drip Dry

Dry On A Delicate Setting Or Hang Dry

Hang drying is still the safest, albeit slowest, way to dry your decorated garment.

Do Not Iron.

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