Printed fabric care
Most tea towel, tote & apron items in the Sweetgum Studio shop use direct-to-garment printing without white ink. DTG is a process of printing on textiles using specialized aqueous ink jet technology.
Fabric care recommendation from the printer manufacturer.
DTG printed fabric are machine washable however, we recommend spot-cleaning when possible for maximum longevity.
Washing: Wash inside out if possible, with cold water with similar colors using a gentle cycle
Ironing: If ironing is necessary, iron inside-out on the lowest setting
Drying: Tumble dry low or hang-dry
Please do not dry clean.
T-shirt Care: Printed apparel can be machine-washed cold, inside-out on a gentle cycle with a mild detergent and like colors. Use non-chlorine bleach only when necessary. You shouldn't use any fabric softeners or dry-clean the items.
DTG-printed apparel can be tumble-dried on a low cycle, but hang-dry works best. When it comes to ironing, use cool iron inside-out. Don't iron the print.
Follow these instructions carefully to avoid fading and cracking of the print, and shrinking the garment that can occur if you wash or dry it on a high setting.