As you may have heard Cool Glasses Layne Grunge Layne Staley shirt . We recently launched a kids collection, where we took some of our top-selling adult styles and made them available for the whole family! The fabric, styles and colors are all found in our adult line, but we know there are certain things that are important to keep in mind when screen printing kids apparel. So we teamed up with our friends at Shirt Agency again to go through a list of do’s and don’t for decorating on youth blanks.
The main thing to keep in mind is that kids apparel shouldn’t be treated differently than any other job Cool Glasses Layne Grunge Layne Staley shirt . If you’re looking for a nice print, screen printing is the way to go. Just keep in mind that you may need to test and adjust the artwork to make sure it fits appropriately on the small sizes. Discharge inks are really popular for adult apparel, because they look awesome. But be warned that if you’re interested in using a discharge ink on children’s blanks, you need to make sure you do it correctly. The chemical can cause skin irritations on sensitive skin, unless it’s handled properly. If you want to discharge on kids’ apparel, we recommend laundering and pressing the garment before the job is fulfilled to ensure the kids are completely safe. If you have any concerns about it, we say to err on the side of caution and stay away from discharge altogether. One very important factor to keep in mind when screen printing on kids apparel is to make sure you have the right size pallet boards. Even within our children’s line, we have baby, toddler and kids tees – meaning it’s a wide range of sizing. A common mistake by printers is to try to force a tiny shirt onto an adult board and will in turn stretch out the garment. If you plan on taking on jobs that include kids apparel, stock up on a variety of size boards. A good rule of thumb is to make sure you have a pallet board that is at least one inch smaller than the width of the chest of the shirt. We have a fit guide on our website where you can see the sizing of our garments.