Decoration Descriptions and Care Instructions
HEAT TRANSFER VINYL:
Heat transfer vinyl (or HTV for short) is used to add personalized touches to garments and accessories (including logos, names, and images). HTV contains a heat-activated adhesive backing, which allows the vinyl to permanently transfer to your garment when heat pressed with sufficient time, temperature, and pressure.
Dry on delicate setting or hang dry. Hang drying is the safest, albeit slowest, way to dry your decorated garment. 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. High temperatures can weaken the adhesive or cause abrasion of the heat transfer vinyl. Any detergent that promises to “Whiten”, “Fight Stains”, or that contains any other kind of special additive, is not a mild detergent. These additives, along with bleach, can damage the decoration.
Do not dry clean. The harsh temperature and solvent based solutions that are used during dry clean may damage the HTV.
Do not iron directly on the HTV. The heat of the iron could melt the material, as well as ruin the garment. Before ironing on the decoration, make sure to cover it with parchment paper or a cotton cloth and set the iron to low temperature (no steam), or iron the t-shirt inside out.
Dye sublimation is a digital printing technology that uses heat transfer to apply an image to the intended substrate. Also referred to as digital sublimation, the process is commonly used for decorating apparel, signs and banners as well as other items with sublimation-friendly surfaces.
Dye sublimation printing features the following two-part process:
- Print graphics onto special transfer paper using sublimation printer and inks
- Use a heat press to transfer the ink-on-paper to the substrate
In step 1, unique sublimation dyes are transferred to sheets of “transfer” paper via liquid gel ink. The ink is deposited on these high-release inkjet papers, which are used for the next step of the sublimation printing process.
In step 2, the printed transfer sheets are transferred through heat, which converts the solid dye into a gaseous form without going through a liquid form. Heat coupled with pressure causes the dye to penetrate the interior of the substrate, creating a permanent color bond. Once the heat is removed, the dye returns to a solid form and the process is complete.
As colors are embedded in the substrate or fabric, rather than printed on the surface, images on fabric won’t fade or crack even after multiple washings.
Wash item inside out to aid in damage prevention from other items in load. Wash colored and white garments separately. Use cold/warm water. Use a mild soap or detergent. Remove garments from washer promptly
Hang dry on wooden or plastic hangers (strongly recommended). If machine dried, set for AIR or Low heat ONLY. Remove promptly when cycle is completed.
DO NOT use metal hangers, they may leave rust marks
DO NOT wash in hot water
DO NOT iron
DO NOT over load washer/dryer
DO NOT dry clean
DO NOT use chlorine bleach or a bleach substitute
DO NOT use a fabric softener, i.e. Downy, Woolite, on MXS Moisture – Management Garments – it reduces wicking properties
DIGITAL PRINT / WHITE TONER APPLICATION
Lightweight alternative to traditional screen print process
Better application for today’s lightweight, flexible, breathable fabrics
Offers additional customization and personalization options, vibrant color and high detail
Decoration Care Instructions: Wash inside out, tumble dry low, do not iron on decorated areas, do not dry clean.
Detailed needlework that’s durable and withstands repeat washing. High-quality look and feel.
Decoration Care Instructions: Wash & Dry inside out. Do not iron on decorated areas.