March 20, 2013
In this Tech Tips Newsletter, sponsored by Next Level Apparel, we will be looking at the construction and printing capabilities on French terry fabric. The popularity of French terry has skyrocketed due to its comfort and adaptability to different apparel silhouettes.
French terry fabrics are knit with the loose loops of the fabric on one side while the opposite side is flat and smooth. It is this side that allows for the printing application with plastisol inks in most any configuration.
The garments used for the demonstration in this article are from Next Level Apparel’s new terry line. They have a very smooth and tight surface, allowing for the printing application with finer meshes. Thus, printers can use thinner ink films, resulting in a softer hand on the finished print.
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