Due to the nature of the process, washing a foil print can be a sensitive matter. Foil prints can be less permanent than most other decoration styles. It tarnishes after washing and may start to flake off slightly after numerous washes. We’ve honed our methods of getting excellent washability of prints by doing a double heat setting, but it still bears mention that this sort of decoration requires extra care to last the life ofthe garment.
We recommend including washing instructions with foil print t-shirts. Here’s a good idea of how to treat a foil shirt:
- Turn the shirt inside-out.
- Use a delicate wash cycle, or better yet wash by hand, with cold water and a mild detergent.
- Hang dry.
- Do not iron over foil.