Prints & Product Care
How should I care for my tees, crewnecks, hoodies, etc.? Will they shrink?
Garment care is crucial to the longevity and quality of your items. We recommend you turn the garment inside out and machine/hand wash it on a cold setting. All of our garments have a tendency to slightly shrink after being washed and dried (this is normal for most cotton garments). If you hand dry or machine dry garments on low, it can potentially minimize shrinking.
Will the printing fade?
After multiple washes as well as daily wear and tear, the printing may fade a little. This is to be expected as the printing is on a porous base.
Do you print your products in-house?
All our designs are created in-house however, we have partnered with excellent print-on-demand partners across the United States (CA & FL). This ensures the quality of your gifts as well as the timely arrival of your items.
What type of printing process is used for your clothing?
Our printing partners use state-of-the-art direct-to-garment printing technology.
Why does my garment smell like vinegar?
I know what you mean! The confined space of a shipping bag makes the smell even more pungent! With any Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printing method the item is sprayed with a solution (that smells like vinegar) in order for the water-based inks to adhere to the clothing better. This increases the longevity, vibrancy, and durability of the design. The smell is (thankfully) temporary and the solution spray is environmentally friendly and harmless. We recommend you air out your item as well as wash it, per the instructions above, to get rid of the smell entirely.
Some of my darker shirts have a line of white around the design. The print also feels different from my lighter t-shirts. Why is this?
When printing on dark backgrounds such as black, navy blue, purple, dark grey, etc. with Direct-to-Garment inks, a white layer of the design has to be printed first before the actual color is applied. That means darker garments have 2 layers of ink which gives it raised effect. Why do they do this? The extra white layer provides a bonding canvas for the color to adhere and ensures the vibrancy and accuracy of the printed design. Otherwise, if white is not used, the ink would absorb into the dark fabric and distort the image color entirely. This is why a print can seem like it has a ‘halo’ or ‘ghosting’ of white. Also, the purer the cotton, the more chances that a halo will occur. White and other lighter colored garments do not need the extra layer of ink because the canvas is already a non-saturated color.
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