Important Tips for Screen Printing on Tri-Blend T-shirts

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Screen printing on t-shirts is trending nowadays. Tri-blend t-shirts are one of the prevalent choices for apparel printing. Why is this called tri-blend? The material of these t-shirts is a mixture of cotton, rayon and polyester. The combination of these three makes the fabric extremely soft and comfortable. People of OKC opt for this material a lot and get those printed. These custom-made prints in this soft material make it popular among all age of people.

The screen printing companies in OKC have come up with some of the pitfalls of the mixed fabric in terms of screen printing. It is also a derivation from the customers’ feedback. You should know the same before you go for the option. Here are some crucial points to pay your attention on.

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  1. The inks of the print are processed through dryers to cure it. The heat of 320 degrees or so can cure the heat but it can have an impact on the fabric. As the tri-blend includes polyester, the dye on it can be sublimated to a gas that travels through the ink. The screen printing inks can be stained with this and the original color of the paint can be spoiled. This is called dye migration. To combat the issue, many screen printing companies in OKC go for low-bleed inks to prevent the dye mixes with the ink.

  2. If you are going for a soft hand print, it is best to use the water-based inks. But, on the tri-blend fabrics, the print will not be prominent. Though the washed out vintage look is also into the fashion. Hence, you can choose the same if you like this style.

  3. The tri-blend fabric has its own elasticity and that can be inappropriate for the printing on it. The print can be distorted and it can lose its charm. A proper maintenance is required to prevent the distortion.

  4. The more colors you add to the design the more vibrant it would look. But for the tendency of the tri-blend tee shirt to scorch easily with the flash units, printing can be difficult. Spot-curing colors on the multi-colored prints need flash units as a must. Hence, it is better to skip multi-color designs on the tri-blend t-shirts.

  5. The rayon makes the shirt slick and it makes it difficult to be worked with pallets on the press. This causes registration issues and makes the look little overlapped.

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You can take help from the screen printing companies in OKC regarding your customized tri-blend t-shirts. Call IGG Screen Printing and Graphics and get the best design for you with the recommendation of the right fabric.