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Screen Printing: Process + Techniques
Decorating on Tri-BlendsBest practices for embellishing this fashion-forward fabric.
ANVIL® Tri-Blends offer an ultra-soft fabric in flattering silhouettes. Made from a balanced blend of 50% polyester, 25% combed ring-spun cotton and 25% rayon, they feature a smooth drape. The fabric boasts a high stitch density for a smooth printing surface. Available in companion styles for both men and women in sizes XS-3XL, in up to 24 color options.
During the past decade, there has been a new revolution in garment-manufacturing technology. Consumer demands have necessitated new fabric and style development using a wide variety of different organic and synthetic fibers.
One of the results of this consumer-driven demand is the tri-blend tee, which is fabricated with a combination of cotton, polyester and rayon. The latter has a comfortable fit with excellent stretch or elongation; polyester allows for excellent washfastness and the ability to hold its color; and cotton allows for a soft feel.
In this edition of the Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, sponsored by ANVIL®, I will be working with the ANVIL® Adult Tri-Blend Tee and addressing different embellishment applications to which this garment lends itself.
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