Screen Printing:

Printing on Cotton/Spandex Blends

Adjust your parameters to successfully print on this specialty fabric.

By Rick Davis, Contributing Writer

American Apparel’s cotton spandex jersey long-sleeve crop top (style 8379) is a form-fitting long-sleeve crop top designed with an open neckline.

February 20, 2014

Apparel manufacturers are generating new garment styles from a never-ending mixture of fabric combinations, particularly in basic and fashion tops.

This poses a special challenge for the common textile screen printer who has clawed his way through the industry in the competitive market of 100% cotton and 50/50 cotton/poly goods. With the expanded gamut of garment configurations entering the market today, screen printers must constantly remain aware of printing techniques and procedures required to print on these specialty fabrics.

In this installment of the Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, we will review printing specifications for the American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Crop Top, style 8379.