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It is very important that you care for your signs, banners and your clothing with a transfer, screen print or embroidery design carefully.  If your items are not cared for properly, the design will fade.  Please follow these instructions to insure the durability of your product.  Please click on the link below to be forwarded to the specified section.

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The information on this page is intended only as a source of information and are given without guarantee and do not constitute a warranty.


The following are links to other web site that detail product care for a variety of items.


Cotton Clothing Care Tips

  • Separate man-made fibers, like polyester, from natural fibers such as cotton.
  • Sort articles of clothing by color, keeping whites, darks, brights and medium colors together. Lighter garments can pick up dyes from darker colors.
  • Wash heavily soiled items separately from slightly soiled items. This will help prevent fading and keep colors brighter.
  • Garments which generally lint, such as fleece sweatshirts, flannels and chenille robes, should be washed separately.
  • Chlorine bleach can be used safely on cotton whites and color safe bleach on dyed cottons.
  • Cold rinse water saves energy and makes ironing easier.
  • A general-purpose detergent may cause light spots to appear on a garment, especially on pastel-colored cotton fabrics. Should spotting occur, soak the entire garment in a solution of four parts water and one part general-purpose detergent. This lightens the entire garment and evens out the color.
  • All garments that are not colorfast should be washed separately. In addition, to neutralize the color and minimize fading, add to 1 cup white vinegar when washing the garment for the first time. Continue to wash it separately until no color bleeds in the wash water.
  • Cotton takes much longer to dry than less absorbent fibers use a higher heat setting for the dryer.
  • All cotton clothing should be left in the dryer just long enough to remove wrinkles and moisture. If left in too long, the heat can actually "set" wrinkles, increase static cling and cause shrinkage.
  • After removing cotton garments from the dryer, put them on hangers or fold immediately.
  • Cotton clothing can take the heat use the highest setting on an iron. And dont forget the spray starch to keep garments virtually wrinkle-free.

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Magnetic Signs

  1. Make sure the vehicle has been freshly waxed.  Allow the wax to cure, or harden for 48 hours before applying the magnetic sign.  If the vehicle is brand new, or has been repainted wait 90 days before applying a magnetic sign.  This give the paint time to cur, or harden.  Magnetic signs will adhere to steel surfaces only.  Body fillers such as fiberglass will decrease or eliminate holding power.
  2. Be sure that both the magnetic sign and the surface where the sign is to be applied are free from moisture, dirt and dust.
  3. To apply, allow one edge of your magnetic sign to contact the metal surface.  The rest of the sign will adhere as you allow it to make contact with the surface.  To reposition your magnetic sign, life one edge of the sign, remove the rest of the sign and then reapply.  Do not try to reposition by pulling the sign into place.  This can scratch the painted surface of your vehicle, and stretch your magnetic sign.
  4. Care and Maintenance
    1. Remove and clean the magnetic signs daily.  Pollutants and moisture can accumulate between the vehicle surface and the magnetic sign, resulting in possible permanent damage.  Remove the sign and wash with a soft cloth, warm water and mild cleanser.  Thoroughly drying both the magnetic sign and the vehicle before reapplying will help prevent water spots from occurring.
    2. Failure to remove and clean the magnetic sign and vehicle surface can cause permanent damage to paint.

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Safety
Product # Applications Wash Guide
Black, Gold, Orange, Red, Purple, Blue, Navy, & Green Designed for footwear applications.  Also for applications where high retention of retroreflective performance after wash is not needed (detergent in wash, not water, diminishes the reflectivity) Limited home wash warm 40C (105F)**

Tumble Dry

Do not dry clean

Silver (8710) Ideal for use on wide variety of substrates.  Thin flexible construction, becomes integral to material after lamination.  Appropriate for stretch applications. Home wash warm 40C (105F)

Tumble Dry

Dry clean

Silver (8711) 8710 with a different liner configuration for ease of graphic converting.  Ideal for pre-lamination screen printing. Home wash warm 40C (105F)

Tumble Dry

Dry clean

 

Silver (8725) Thicker and less stretchy than 8710 Home wash warm 40C (105F)

Tumble Dry

Dry clean

Silver (8730) Thicker and less stretchy than 8710.  Vinyl adhesive for lower lamination temperatures.  Recommended for heavy, coarse fabrics. Home wash warm 40C (105F)

Tumble Dry

Dry clean

White For sublimation coloring or screen printing after lamination Home wash warm 40C (105F)

Tumble Dry

Dry clean

Fluorescent Red-Orange

Fluorescent Lime-Yellow

Fluorescent for daytime visibility Limited home wash warm 40C (105F)**

Tumble Dry

Dry clean

** Warm home wash contributes to the following: Good aesthetic daytime appearance; may improve color vividness.  Reflective performance may diminish.


T-Shirts with Design                Next        Top
  • Product Care Instructions
    • Turn shirts inside out before washing.
    • Wash in warm water, not to exceed 40C.
    • Do not use chlorine bleach.
    • Do not iron design.
    • Use a low or cool dryer setting.
  • Extra care suggestions
    • Using detergents that contain bleach safe for colors, can lessen the life of your design.
    • Washing with clothing that have metal snaps or fasteners of any kind, may also lessen the life of your design.
 

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Last modified:
Saturday, August 09, 2003