Screen printed t-shirts have a print that can last for years, since the ink becomes a part of the garment, not just imprinted on them. However, it is recommended that you treat your screen printed garments with care to ensure the print quality.
- Always wash your garments inside-out with a mild detergent.
- For the first 2 washes, wash by hand in cold water.
- Use low temperature wash cycle program only.
- If possible, avoid drying your screen printed t-shirts in a dryer, as this type of drying can damage the screen printing. Instead, air dry the shirts to retain the imprinting.
- Iron your screen printed garments inside-out. This helps maintain the structural integrity of the imprint.
- When washing light colored garments, the imprint may fade a little. When washing garments on high temperature (and yes, 105 degrees Fahrenheit is too hot), the possibility of imprint/garment fading increases.