Popular Fabric Types for Polo Shirts, T-shirts and Uniforms manufacture of Nevermissed

  • TK fabric.
    • TK fabric used for polo shirts manufacture or 100% polyester fabric (synthetic fiber) are fabrics popularly used for manufacturing polo shirts as premia or souvenirs gives in different festival due to their good texture, comfort and reasonable price. Especially for TK fabric, properties are good flexibility, soft and shape-retaining. However, it is not as moisture wicking and airy as expensive fabrics.
    • TK34 smooth face fabric used for T-shirts manufacture is a type of textile we specially selected for our beloved customers. Though the price is slightly more expensive, yet result quality are soft fabric, good texture and not rough.
  • TC fabric.
    • TC fabric used for polo shirts manufacture or blended fabrics of 35% cotton (cotton fabric) and 65% polyester (synthetic fiber) are very popular fabrics for our polo shirts manufacture. They can be worn in both office and outdoor due to blended in cotton and base synthetic fiber which make clothes of this fabric softer, more flexible, smoother and more airy than TK fabric.
    • TC smooth face fabric used for T-shirts manufacture in our shop uses a fabric with properties and texture close to cotton fabric, appropriate choice for customers who need to reduce T-shirts manufacturing cost but still get good quality T-shirts.
  • Dry Tech.
    • Dry Tech fabric is new innovation of weaving which is very popular now. A blended fabric of cotton and microfiber polyester makes it highly flexible, comfortable, liquid absorbent and airy. Disadvantage of this fabric is wrinkle easily, but it can also be ironed easily.
  • Micro fabric.
    • Micro fabric or microfiber is synthetic fabric a polyester with small fiber. Wider gaps between fibers make the fabric smooth, soft, lightweight, moisture wicking, wrinkle-resistant but poor sweat absorbent which are suitable for manufacturing sportswear.
  • Cotton fabric.
    • Cotton fabric is soft and lightweight. Its texture is smooth with good liquid absorbent and airy. Weak points are colour bleeding and shrinkage after washed frequently which is normal for pure cotton. This type of fabric is used for either T-shirts or polo shirts.

Cotton fabric can be categorized into 3 types as follows.

  • Categorized by grading of fiber carding.
    • OE
      • is the lower grade fabric. It has the cheapest price. This cotton hasn’t been through grading and carding process therefore make it slightly rough.
    • Semi
      • is the medium grade fabric which is the most trendy in the market. The fabric is carded to have staple fiber making it softer, smooth and not much expensive.
    • Comb
      • is the higher grade fabric with filament fiber. Grading and carding are done through specialistic machine that can completely removes dirt within fibers and makes it fluffy and comfortable. However, the price is rather more expensive than the others.
    • Categorized by yarn size.
      • Size 20.
        • Clothes woven with size 20 yarn are thicker than other woven sizes. This does suit requirements for durable or cool weather outdoor clothes. Because the woven fabric is quite thick, they are widely used to weave long sleeves clothes and sweater.
      • Size 32.
        • Clothes woven with size 32 yarn are very popular nowadays because they are medium-sized thick yarn and not much expensive. They do suit requirements for all-weather clothes. A favourite choice to make group, activity or giveaway clothing.
      • Size 40.
        • Clothes woven with size 40 yarn, the smallest yarn, are sheer, lightweight and moisture wicking. This size is used mostly for child clothing.
      • Combed twill fabric
        • is a blended fabric of synthetic fiber (polyester) and natural fiber (cotton). The fabric is thick and woven with small yarn which make fine and flexible surface. Process to manufacture this fabric is to burn its hairs before weaving it, so that makes it more shiny than usual. This type is used mostly for tailoring uniform, mechanic suit, workshop shirt and pants. Weak points are colour fading and little threadbareness after it has been used for a long time.
      • Oron fabric
        • is a beautiful vivid patterned fabric in which color contrast is emphasized. There are 2 types that are
          • thick fabric. Suitable for tailoring uniform and workshop shirt.
          • sheer fabric. Suitable for tailoring shirts.

Weaving pattern of different stretch fabrics.

  • Stretch fabric weaving pattern for polo shirts and T-shirts.
    • Rice mesh.
  • Micro fabric weaving pattern for sportswear.
    • Pointelle mesh.

Printing and stitching.

    • Rubber ink printing.
      • Rubber ink printing is water based ink printing on fabric where it can be printed on almost each fiber depending on the type of manufactured rubber ink. This can be used on almost all types of fabric. Disadvantages are stiff dried colour and then crack by stretching or brittle by leaving it too long.
    • Plastisol ink printing.
      • Plastisol ink printing is colour that have mixture of PVC and plasticizer chemicals which contain carcinogen. Brand name labelled clothing sold in Europe countries and America are prohibited from printing with plastisol ink. Most brand name products nowadays use rubber ink.
    • Transfer printing.
      • is adhering colour with heat exchanges. Typical process in Thailand is printing on a paper that have enameled glue behind it, take out glue side just like a sticker and then iron it. Taking heat from transfer machine, the paper adheres to the clothes just like flex on football shirts.
      • is printing colour on paper or film and then printing glue over the colour so that it can adhere to clothes.
    • Sublimation printing.
      • The prints are high quality and vivid and durable colour. This process allows printing with no colour limitation. This process can prints pattern onto fabrics with polyester component or other materials coated with polymer such as TK or TC fabrics with polyester, therefore printed colour is long-lasting.
      • Chest stitching.
        • Chest stitching is considerably the most preferred because it is seen clearly. If you have multi-colour pattern, we advise stitching as it reduces screening cost greatly. In case there is limited budget and the desired logo or pattern is single colour, you may choose screening to save more. Moreover, if there are tiny characters on your logo, stitching would be problematic regarding definition.
      • Arm stitching.
        • If you need to add more details such as company website or other decoration, arm stitching is another preferred choice. However, limited area make limited decoration.
      • Back stitching.
        • Back stitching is mostly to emphasize details. Stitching size is following your order. Bigger size costs bigger budget, therefore we advise screening instead for better price. Price also subject to number of colour.

* Stitching or screening. Which is better? *

– Big logo, multi-colour, we advise you to stitching for a better price.

– Big logo, single colour, we advise you to screening for a better price.

– Screening suits T-shirts more than polo shirts.

– Stitching is more popular amongst polo shirts.

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