Screen Printing:

Printing on the Ultra Wash Tee

Use water-based inks to successfully embellish these super-soft tees.

By Rick Davis, Contributing Writer

Style RSA6320, the Ultra Wash tee from American Apparel, is a women’s-cut T-shirt featuring a loose fit, scooped neckline and curved bottom hem. It is made of 40-singles, and 100% ring-spun combed cotton.

DOWNLOAD: Printing on the Ultra Wash Tee (3.05mb)

April 20, 2015

The advancements in the production of new yarns and knitting techniques are allowing apparel manufacturers to create new fabrics and garment styles that are lighter, yet more durable than ever. One aspect to printing a lighter-weight fabric involves minimizing the ink film’s feel on the garment surface.

Conversely, when printing on heavyweight fleece, you can apply heavier ink films, embroidery and appliqués without adversely affecting the garment’s feel when being worn. Today’s lighter-weight fabrics demand a softer means of graphic embellishment to maintain the garment’s feel and drape.

In this installment of the Impressions Tech Tips Newsletter, sponsored by American Apparel, we will showcase the ladies’ Ultra Wash tee (style RSA6320).