There are various types of materials available today, all of which have their own benefits and drawbacks, depending on your end goal.
Here, we will guide you through the most popular fabrics and their uses as well as how this will help or hinder your printing methods.
Polyester may not be as popular as cotton, but it has its benefits.
It is mostly plastic which makes it incredibly sturdy and durable. To indicate its strength, recycled plastic bottles can be made into polyester fabric, and as it’s well known, plastic does not break down easily.
Some key features of polyester are:
Cotton is the world’s most popular fabric. The main reasons for this are that it is comfortable and cost-effective. However, several other characteristics make it ideal to use for clothing.
Cotton is a natural, breathable fabric that lets your skin breathe, absorbing moisture and keeping your body temperature stable. Cotton is a durable material that will last but is still soft against your skin. It’s also versatile and great for dyeing into different colours and shades.
Some key features of cotton are:
A blend of polyester and cotton offers several benefits, and creators can combine the best qualities of cotton and polyester to create something unique, which for outdoor and winter garments, can be highly effective. The main advantages of this unique fabric blend are: