Fabrics Matter! Which Fabric Should You Choose for Your Custom Apparel
When it comes to choosing the perfect fabric for your custom apparel, there are many factors to consider. Whether you are designing a personal t-shirt or branded apparel, the fabric you choose in addition to the decoration technique you choose, will have a significant impact on the final result. With direct-to-garment printing, screen printing, custom embroidery, and heat transfer methods, we know firsthand how the right fabric can make all the difference.
Cotton is a popular choice for custom t-shirts and company shirts because it is soft, breathable, and comfortable to wear. It is also a versatile fabric that works well with a variety of printing methods, including screen printing, and direct-to-garment printing. However, it is important to note that cotton can shrink when washed, so consider selecting a pre-shrunk fabric option. IN addition, there are several varieties of cotton. Standard carded cotton is less expensive, but ring spun cotton is much softer and prints better. If it’s a special occasion, or you want the recipient to wear it again and again, consider ring spun cotton.
Polyester is a synthetic fabric that is known for its durability and resistance to wrinkles and shrinkage. It is a great choice for corporate apparel and branded apparel because it holds its shape and color well over time, resists snags and tears, and even has a sun protection factor. It’s moisture-wicking capability makes it a great choice for golf shirts, 5k runs, and other active lifestyle situations.
A blend of cotton and polyester is also a popular choice for custom apparel. A blend is comfortable and breathable like cotton, but also durable and resistant to wrinkles and shrinkage like polyester. This makes it a great choice for business apparel and company shirts.
Tri-blend fabrics are made from a combination of cotton, polyester, and rayon. It is known for its lightness, softness, and stretch. This makes it a great choice for custom apparel that is designed to be comfortable and stylish. Not to mention its excellent color retention which you can trust your t-shirt design will look vibrant and true.
Once you have chosen the right fabric for your custom apparel, the next step is to decide on the printing or embroidery method. At Big Frog Custom T-Shirts, we offer a range of options and are committed to helping you choose the right fabric and printing method for your custom apparel. Let’s create un-frog-ettable custom apparel for you or your business.Back