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Wash & Care Instructions for DTF Transfers

Handling:

As with anything that you want to keep vibrant and in-tact for long periods of time, be gentle with your handling. This is particularly important prior to printing the transfers and when you are storing them or moving them around.




Our DTF transfers are highly durable, but they won’t always withstand extensive rough housing prior to being printed!

The same can be said once the transfers have been applied to your garments. Handle these with care to ensure that both the garment and the transfers last as long as possible and the print quality is preserved.


Washing:

There are a number of different steps to take into consideration to protect your DTF transfer for abrasion or fading in the wash:


1)Wash inside out - Turn your garment inside out before putting it in the washer to protect the DTF transfer from friction during the cycle.


2) Use cold water - Use cold or cool water when washing your garments where possible. Avoid hot water - this can also make your garment shrink!


3) Use a mild detergent - This is key. Avoiding harsh chemicals and bleach can help to avoid damaging your garment and the transfer.


4) Use a gentle cycle - Opt for a delicate or gentle cycle to minimize agitation or stress on the transfer.


5) Avoid fabric softeners - A fabric softener has the potential to weaken the adhesion of a DTF transfer. Skip these where possible, at least every other wash.


6) Hand wash - As with all fabrics, if you have the opportunity to hand wash them, then this is the gentlest option. However we know that having the time, equipment or opportunity to do so in this modern day is a rarity!


Our DTF transfers withstand the agitation of a washing machine, helping them to resist fading and cracking and stay vibrant throughout their lifetime.


Drying:

Effectively drying your garments after washing is just as important as the washing process. There are a few tips that you can take into consideration if you want to protect the longevity of your DTF transfer -


Tip 1: After washing, lay the garment as flat as possible to dry it. Avoid hanging it as the weight of the wet fabric could lead to a stretched transfer.


Tip 2: If using a dryer, do so on a cool setting to avoid shrinking or damaging the transfer.


Tip 2: Do not dry clean DTF transfer garments as the chemicals used can damage the print.


Ironing:

1)When ironing a garment with a DTF transfer on it, make sure to turn the garment inside out before applying the iron.

2)Use a low temperature setting to help ensure you’re not using excessive heat that could melt or distort the transfer. Also make sure to avoid direct contact between the iron and the transfer.

3)Remember that specific care instructions may vary depending on the age of the transfer and the fabric of the garment. Speak with a member of our team if you’re unsure!

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