protect vinyl printsVinyl prints are often used for t-shirt and banner printing. Vinyl t-shirt prints are attractive and fun to wear. Vinyl banners are effective in getting the attention of the public. Vinyl prints are flexible and versatile in nature. It’s easy enough to design your own vinyl graphics just as it’s effortless to contact a reputable printing company to order vinyl clothes or banners. Nowadays, vinyl prints are also used for novelty items such as mugs, cups, and glasses.

With the various uses of vinyl, knowing how to protect vinyl prints is important. Here are some tips on how to care for garments and items with vinyl prints.

Choose the right vinyl print for your product.

The first step in ensuring that you’ll have a long lasting item with vinyl print is picking the right type of vinyl. There are different types of vinyl that can be used for clothes, banners, ceramics, and even plastic. Each type has a different level of durability. It’s important to ask the designer about the sturdiness of the print before placing an order. This way you can get your money’s worth and you’ll be guaranteed to have a sturdy end product.

The weather can also play a huge part in determining the durability of the vinyl print. During the summer season, make sure to ask the designer to create a banner or t-shirt that can withstand the sun.

Secure the vinyl in a dry container.

Most often than not, when you order a vinyl banner, the merchandiser will provide a container for the product. Keep the container and use it when you don’t need to hang the banner anymore. Before storing the vinyl banner, make sure that it is clean and dry. You may wash it with soap water or with a non-solvent detergent. Make sure that the banner is completely dry before storing it to avoid mold formation. Also, it’s important that you don’t fold the banner. Folding will result in permanent unsightly crease marks. Roll the banner instead to preserve the vinyl print.

Read labels or tags before removing stains on vinyl print.

Garments with vinyl prints react differently with stain-removing solvents. Before removing any stain from your vinyl-printed clothing, make sure to read the clothing’s tag or label. If there’s no tag or label that can help you identify what product to use for stain removal, use a small amount of rubbing alcohol. Using a white rag or towel with rubbing alcohol, gently wipe the stain. Start with its outer edges toward the middle. To avoid spreading the stain, change the rag or towel frequently. Continue wiping gently until the all the stain is removed. To remove traces of rubbing alcohol, wipe the vinyl print with a wet cloth.

For tougher stains, mix water with Mr. Clean. Soak a sponge in the mixture and then squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Using the sponge, gently wipe the stain until it disappears. Remember to test a small stained area first to ensure that the solution works. With proper consideration and care, vinyl prints can endure weather changes and constant use.

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