Monday, 15 July 2013

Washing and Ironing Instructions for Embroidery

Being professional digitizers, we not only like to inform our readers about the various ways in which digitizing embroidery can make life easier for the commercial as well as individual clients, but also on how they can give more life to their embroidered products. Caring for your digitizing embroidery solutions or simply put, embroidered fabrics is almost as easy as the rest of your delicate garments.
  • Only use mild detergents when washing embroidered articles.
  • It is best not to use bleaching agents such as peroxide, chlorine or sodium carbonate as they can lead to discoloration. In case you cannot avoid the use of bleach, it is best to opt for the non-chlorine variety.
  • For machine wash, it is best to use cold water, keep the settings to a delicate cycle and keeping the load light to avoid friction.
  • It is best to remove the embroidered articles promptly from the washer and never leave such garments in a wet pile or soaking.
  • Once the wash cycle is complete, immediately remove the embroidered articles and place them in the dryer with the settings as recommended for the fabric. Drying on high heat or wringing out the embroidered articles will end up ruining the design.
  • Do not pour fabric softener directly onto embroidered articles; rather add it during the final rinse.
  • Though it is safe to dry clean most embroidered articles, caution should be exercised when handling darker shades.
  • Do not use pre-spotting agents when dry cleaning.
  • It is best to iron embroidery on the lowest settings, or cover it with a towel and iron it from the back.
  • Do not use the steam settings or wet the embroidery when ironing.
  • Most digitizing embroidery service providers recommend the use of polyester threads for designs that will be subjected to industrial laundering.
Following the above simple cautionary steps will go a long way in helping your preserve your digitising embroidery solutions and make those logos and customized designs last longer and better.