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Caring for Your Custom Printed Apparel: A Guide by The Print Plug

Maintaining the quality of your custom screen-printed and embroidered garments is essential for long-lasting appeal. At The Print Plug, we understand the importance of garment care, and here are some tips to keep your custom apparel looking its best:

1. Washing Guidelines

  • Wash custom garments inside out in cold water. This helps preserve the print and prevents fading.

  • Opt for gentle detergents and avoid bleach to protect the colors and fabric integrity.

2. Drying and Ironing

  • Air drying is the best way to preserve custom prints. If you must use a dryer, choose a low heat setting.

  • When ironing, avoid direct contact with the printed or embroidered areas. Use a thin cloth between the iron and the garment.

3. Stain Removal

  • Treat stains promptly. Gently dab the stained area without rubbing, as vigorous rubbing can damage the print.

4. Storage

  • Store your custom garments in a cool, dry place. Avoid hanging screen-printed tees as it can stretch the fabric; instead, fold them.

5. Avoid Rough Handling

  • Be mindful of rough surfaces and activities that might snag or abrade the embroidered areas.

6. Professional Cleaning for Embroidery

  • For high-end embroidered garments, consider professional cleaning for best results.

Use the links at the top of the page for in-depth care instructions to ensure you get the most out of your custom garments and apparel.

At The Print Plug, we use quality materials and techniques to ensure your custom apparel remains vibrant and durable. By following these care tips, you can enjoy your custom pieces for many years to come.

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