Examine the Structure of the Garment:
For a quality T-shirt we need to use suitable textiles, but knowing how it’s made is equally important. After all, it doesn’t matter how good the materials are, if a building is poorly built, it will still drop. Many different types of knits and stitches will give a shirt its strength and durability.
• Examine the stitches and hems first to see if there are any missing threads.
• Stitches are the muscles of a garment; they are what holds everything together. Because manufacturers will always pay more attention to the outside of a T-shirt, the easiest way to tell if a garment is well made is to turn it inside out. Is it sewn evenly? Does he lie flat? Any loose threads?
• Also, check how many stitches it has. As a rule, the higher the number, the better. It means more time is spent putting the garment together.
• Like the seams, the edges are an indicator of the care taken in creating the garment. When it comes to T-shirts, you should pay special attention to the collar, sleeves, and bottom skirt. You can see clear signs of inadequate production there.
How to check the Quality of a Fabric:
The most straightforward test is merely touching it. A quality T-shirt never feels like plastic or chunky. If the fabric feels soft but also stiff then chances are it is good quality material. However, “softness” can be easily deceived, so you need to pay attention to the following details:
• Check the fabric’s density; Point the garment at a light source and see how transparent it becomes. The higher the transparency, the less dense the material will be. As we mentioned above, you should look for soft yet robust fabrics.
• Crumple some of the garment firmly in your hand and then let go. If there are many wrinkles, then it is probably low quality. If there are no wrinkles then it is probably a synthetic material. Ideally, it would help if you were looking for something between these two extremes.
• Also, by measuring the fiber’s length, you can usually determine the quality of the fabric. The longer the fiber, the better the quality is considered. Simply put, the longer fibers make it easier for the material to become a thinner thread. Therefore, it can be made durable and soft by sticking them together. If it does not wrinkle again, it is proof that longer fiber has been used.
• Softness is another trait often associated with quality t-shirts , so there are a lot of scammers out there. Regularly, Print a shirt are coated with a chemical (usually starch) that softens the material to the touch but is not permanent. This is why many street and souvenir T-shirts start to feel ‘rough’ right after a few washes.
How to find out if the printed design will crack.
Regardless of the technique used – customization by screen printing, DTG, or transfer – cracking in printing or transferred materials is the most common type of distortion. However, if transactions are performed correctly, they should not occur. Since new clothes will always look great, you can check if the artwork will crack like this:
• Stretch the part where the Print is to know if it is curing correctly. You should see that the ink stretches with the fabric. If it cracks, it was not done correctly and will likely be washed out soon.
• Be sure to look for cracks and peels throughout the design and at the corners. Screen printing amateurs often have trouble adjusting the time, temperature, pressure, or peeling for each technique during the printing process.
• Using cheaper materials in the case of transfer printing will also create cracks over time. Touching, stretching, and wrinkling the Print will give you clues about the quality of the transfer.
Find out if the color will fade:
If appropriately washed, good prints and transfers will not lose their color over the garment’s life. You can understand this as follows:
• Another thing that can happen with transference customization is that the picture is peeled off and separated from the clothing. This is about how well it adheres to the fabric due to prepressing the garment before transferring or removing unwanted moisture from the material. Take a closer look at the borders of the assigned area and see if some peeling is visible. To be sure, run your fingers and nails across the boundaries of the transfer. If you think you can take it off, it will peel off itself after use and washing.