Do not dry-clean.
The harsh temperature and chemicals that are used during a dry-clean can ruin your vinyl/ printed textiles
Wash and dry garments inside out.
By turning shirts, pillowcases, and such inside out, you’re giving the vinyl/ print 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 vinyl to peel prematurely and or your colours to fade (in case of printing).
Choose cold or warm water temperature settings for the wash.
When washing textiles that have a vinyl/ print on them, you don’t want your water temperature to exceed 40 degrees Celsius/ 104 degrees Fahrenheit. (30C – 86F preferred)
High temperatures can weaken the adhesive on the vinyl which can cause the vinyl to peel or crack, and or increases the risk of fading on printed textiles
Use a mild detergent.
Detergents can be too harsh for the adhesive on vinyl and/ or colours on prints.
You should also avoid bleach and fabric softeners in order to make the design last as long as possible.
Just like when washing, you won’t want to dry your vinyl/ printed textiles on high heat.
If you use a tumble dryer, dry on a low setting.
When possible, hang dry your textiles or lay them on a flat surface for best results.
Hang drying will minimize any wrinkles you see after washing.
Do not iron directly on a design.
The high heat when applied directly on to the vinyl can cause it to melt and or burn the adhesive.
Ironing directly on a vinyl is at best risky and at worse you will destroy the design and possibly your iron too, so we do not recommend ironing vinyl designs.
If you must iron the textile, make sure to use as low of a heat setting and place a (kitchen) towel or cloth over the vinyl transfer. We also highly recommend ironing full colour prints inside out as well on a low temperature setting.