100% Cotton vs Blends

We offer 100% cotton blends, poly blends (50% cotton/50% polyester), and tri-blends (50% polyester/25% cotton/25% rayon or 50% polyester/37% ring-spun combed cotton/13% rayon).

What’s the difference between ring-spun cotton and standard cotton?

Ring-spun cotton is made by continuously twisting and thinning the cotton strands, which makes a very fine rope of cotton fibers. Due to this process, ring-spun cotton results in a stronger weave and a significantly softer feel.

Our standard printing process is best suited for garments that are 100% cotton – if you’re looking for the most opaque result, 100% cotton is your best bet. This fabric generally has a better result due to its tight weave. However, there are exceptions to this. If a cotton is too thick, it can absorb the ink and result in a more faded look.

With that said, we saw such a high demand for poly and tri-blend garments that we just couldn’t ignore it. Our fulfillment team worked hard to develop a system that allowed us to print on such garments without compromising quality. It took a lot of testing, but we finally got it!