Do not dry clean. Our garments should never be dry cleaned. The harsh temperature and chemicals that are used during dry clean just do not mix well with printed designs.
Wash and dry garments inside out. By turning the garment inside out, you’re giving the design a layer of protection during the wash. While washing and drying clothes, they’re rubbing up against each other and that abrasion during washing can cause your design to peel prematurely.
Choose cold or warm water temperature settings for the wash. When washing garments that have our designs on them, you don’t want your water temperature to exceed 80 degrees. High temperatures can weaken the adhesive which can cause the design to peel or crack.
Use mild detergent. And avoid Fabric Softner if possible as this weakens the adhesive. You should also avoid bleach and stain removers in order to make the vinyl last as long as possible.
Dry on a low/tumble setting or hang dry. Just like when washing, you won’t want to dry your htv garments on high heat. If you stick with tumble dry or low heat, you should be good to go. If possible, you can hang dry your garments for best results. Hang drying should minimise any wrinkles you see in the design after washing. I prefer to tumble dry on low to keep my garments feeling lovely and soft.
Do not iron directly on the design. High heat from an iron will melt the design and or burn the adhesive. If your design has wrinkled slightly due to the garment shrinking, try ironing the design using a piece of baking paper and make sure to use a low heat without the steam function on.