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1. What is gram weight?
The gram weight is generally used to indicate the thickness of the fabric. The larger the gram weight, the thicker the clothes. The weight of the T-shirt is generally between 160 grams and 220 grams. If it is too thin, it will be very transparent, and if it is too thick, it will be stuffy. Generally, it is better to choose between 180-280 grams. (Short-sleeves are generally 180-220 grams, and this thickness is just right to wear. Long-sleeved T-shirts generally choose 260 grams of fabric, which is a thicker type)
2. What is the count?
Definition: The conventional weight is the number of yards of length that a pound of cotton yarn has.
Coarse count yarn: pure cotton yarn of 18 counts and below, mainly used for weaving thick fabrics or pile and looped cotton fabrics.
Medium Count: Pure cotton yarn of 19-29 counts. Mainly used for knitted garments with general requirements.
Fine count yarn: 30-60 count pure cotton yarn. Mainly used for high-grade knitted cotton fabrics.
The higher the count, the softer it is, and T-shirts are generally 21 and 32.
3. What is combing?
T-shirt cotton yarn can be divided into carded and combed yarn.
Carded yarn: refers to the yarn spun by the carded spinning process, also known as combed yarn.
Combed yarn: refers to the yarn produced by using high-quality cotton fiber as raw material and adding a combing process to carded yarn when spinning. The surface of the fabric is relatively clean and soft to the touch.
4. What are the processes of T-shirt printing?
T-shirt printing is basically divided into screen printing and transfer printing.
Screen printing: The technology is relatively complex, mainly including design, film production, printing, printing, and drying. The advantages of screen printing are high color fastness, durability and washability. Screen printing plate making costs are high, so mass production is required to reduce costs, and it cannot meet the printing of single or very small batches.
Transfer printing: also known as heat transfer. The advantages are bright colors and simple technology. The disadvantage is that the pattern has poor durability, is not resistant to wear, and is not washable