Every day, our sales reps talk with folks who are interested in purchasing screen printed t-shirts for a promotional project. When we inquire as to what sort of t-shirt they’re interested in, they often don’t know how to respond. It seems that many people do not understand the many sorts of t-shirts that are available for screen printing. They might know that options exist, but they are bowled over by the variety and aren’t sure where to start. This guide will cover one of the most important aspects that set one t-shirt apart from another: the fabric.
100% cotton is “the fabric of our lives,” and the fabric first used for t-shirts in the early 20th century. Cotton fabric may shrink when washed and dried.
50/50 cotton-poly blend is less apt to shrink in the washing machine than 100 percent cotton. It can also wick moisture away from the body, keeping you cool and dry.
100% polyester is idea for dye sublimation, an alternative to screen printing. The moisture-management potential is very high.
50/25/25 tri-blend fabric includes cotton, polyester, and rayon. American Apparel brought this fabric into popularity. It looks great on the body, draping and stretching nicely.By clicking we get more information about the Geek t shirts.
Some cotton is “carded” while other cotton is “combed.” This describes the method by which the cotton is readied for being spun. All cotton is carded, and this ensures the fibers are tangle-free, but it does not line the fibers up in the identical direction. Some cotton takes an additional step with combing. This lines the fibers up. Thus, the thread is smoother and the fabric is softer. Screen printing works better on a smoother fabric.
Another factor is the way the fibers are spun. Open-ended spinning is an inexpensive method that yields a somewhat strong and smooth fabric. On the other hand, thread that is ring-spun more tightly wound, and ends up softer and smoother.
You may also see the term “singles.” This measures the thread’s gauge. Just like knitting needles, a bigger number means a thinner thread. Thick thread goes into 18-singles cotton fabric. Very thin thread goes into 40-singles cotton fabric. Once again, an exceptionally soft and smooth fabric results from a high-singles fabric.