About Garment Washing
This has nothing to do with printing, but describes a process whereby plain white t-shirts are transformed into desirable garments that suddenly everyone wants in their wardrobe. Garments that sell for up to $30 in top fashion stores.
Up to 1,000 plain vanilla shirts are packed into a giant washing machine that the size of a VW van. Color dyes are added, some special chemicals, boiling hot water is pumped in, and then we jump back.
The magic takes several hours. After the shirts are removed and dried, we can see they’ve been transformed. Not only are they colored, their finish and “feel” is changed, just as if they were washed a dozen times at home. The shirts are softer and more comfortable, and they look it.
Afterwards, they are screen printed, just like all regular t-shirts.
Other Screen Printing companies charge their customers a hefty premium for pre-washed garments, but Cotton Images.com found a neat way to offer this terrific option at what may be the lowest prices in America. How? Simple; it’s a secret.