Types of Apparel

For starters in the apparel printing business, there is a lot that comes with dealing with fabrics especially cotton. There are thread counts to consider as well as the overall weight of the material to be printed and the type of clothing to be designed. Both printers and potential buyers are after high-quality products, and understanding the considerations as mentioned earlier, go a long way into delivering high-quality products to different materials.
<div>Moreover, there is an extensive collection of brands and garment styles today. In the printing business, selecting the best apparel can be overwhelming. As for use, we deal with fabrics from Gildan, Hanes, Bella-Canvas, American Apparel, Next Level Apparel and Independent Trading. In the guide below, we break down these techniques so as to understand them better.</div>
<div><strong>Carded Cotton </strong></div>
<div>It is a type of cotton prepared by spinning into thread or yarn, making it important steps in preparing any clothing. The carded cotton is free from any debris since the cotton thread used here is extremely fragile and course. The advantage of choosing carded cotton fabric is that they are much wearable thanks to the thick grams per square meter. Also, they are budget friendly, easy to control when it comes to printing or dying, thanks to the strength of the threads used in designing this type of material.</div>
<div><strong>Ring-spun Cotton </strong></div>
<div>Ring-spun cotton, the cotton fiber strands used in creating them are made by constant twisting and spinning of the strands. The spinning and twisting makes them thin and soft, hence creating fine, high quality cotton threads. Additionally, the twisting makes the short hairs of the cotton fiber to stand out, as the clothes become softer and durable compared to other 100% basic cotton clothing. They also have a higher-end feel and non-shrink characteristic, and if your budget is an issue, you may want to keep off the ring-spun fabrics as they costly.</div>
<div><strong>Combed Cotton </strong></div>
<div>It is one of the incredibly soft versions of cotton. It is made softer by treating the fibers, before spinning them into yarns to make fabrics. It is for this reason that most cloth manufacturers rely on combed cotton to make clothes worn against the skin or bed linen, thanks to their tensile strength and softness. Combed cotton is offers minimum shrinkage compared to regular cotton and are best used in making fitting cloths. Also, when dyed or printed, combed cotton bleeds less especially when washed on low heat and knits are subject to very minimum shrinkage. Use of warm temperatures and mild detergents prolongs the life of this fabric.</div>
<div><strong>Tri-Blend </strong></div>
<div>It is a blend of three materials; polyester, rayon, and cotton. The combination gives the clothes made from tri-blend a super smooth feel and is the best wearables for those who sweat a lot since they do not trap heat for long. Tri-blend is ideal for working in an active day or at the gym. They are easy to stretch even if they come looking a bit smaller. When it comes to printing, tri-blend makes print designs look a little better compared to cotton and are fashion friendly. They offer no shrinkage but are very costly.</div>
<div><strong>Hoodies </strong></div>
<div>As for hoodies, especially the custom pullover hoodies, there are extensive options when it comes to printing. However, the primary consideration comes in when looking at the overall weight of the hoodie. Heavier hoodies are easily printable and will keep you warm and cozy. As for lightweight options, they come in many color options and are best for wearing sportswear.</div>
<div><strong>Battle of the Weights </strong></div>
<div>Apart from the brand and styles, it is important to consider the weight of the cotton fabric in use to give the best quality printing results. Fabric weight is measured in ounces per square yard.</div>
<div><strong>4oz Weight</strong>- The weight of such material is lighter and offers a thinner feel. Fabrics made from the soft style weight tend to be less durable as they make lighter and softer garments. They offer slimmer fitting and are best designed for summer wear. They provide an excellent quality printing result.</div>
<div><strong>6oz Weight</strong>- The weight makes heavier, durable and warmer clothing. They make good winter wear and are easily worn under jackets and sweaters. They are also known as ultra-cotton and usually offer a snag feel in the end.</div>
<div>The cotton styles as mentioned above are among the many reasons our clients decide to go with this brand of apparel they trust us to produce the best printing results. Moreover, we do print on Inkme materials; gather design details on behalf of the client, incorporate as many colors as they wish and decide what type of fabric they would like to use.</div>

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