Allmade's Tri-blend Colors: Fairly White
Lighter than a “natural” but not as bright as a traditional white, Fairly White not only lives up to its name by being a very close “off white” but also speaks to the fair wages paid to the makers in Haiti and being fair to the environment. Fairly White is a great choice for any conscious buyer that wants a white shirt without extensive bleaching or brighteners
Fairly White is the second generation of white tri-blend fabric that Allmade has produced. Originally, we took a more traditional approach of a bleached and optically brightened white which was a brilliant white color, it just didn’t sit well to be using the chemicals required in the process. The reality is, white shirts aren’t white for that long and the bleach(s) that are used to create and maintain this look is not great for our water systems or us humans. Fairly White doesn’t use any of these to create it. We simply finish the fabric and heatset it before it goes out to cut and sew (using fair labor, of course). Unlike most natural white shirts, Fairly White is brighter due to the fact that 50% of it is polyester content (recycled water bottles) is translucent in color and the Lenzing Tencel Modal is naturally white.
Weight: Approx 4.2 Ounce
Polyester Dye: None
Natural Fiber Dye: None
Dischargeability: Not dischargeable
Dye Migration: None
Screen Mesh: 156-230 mesh for a nice soft and pliable ink deposit. If possible, use thin thread mesh for more control over your print deposit.
Ink Type: While all ink types can be used, Water Base inks are preferable since they have a super soft finish and drape with the fabric when worn.
Flash: Flash long enough to evaporate the water in WB inks. You should not need to exceed 220 degrees and 10 seconds. Ink should be dry to the touch. Plastisol should be around 180-220 degrees for under 6 seconds depending on the ink used. Ink should be tack free and not dry to the touch.
Curing: Follow manufacturers cure recommendations. There are many different inks with different cure temps on the market. These temps range from 250-320 degrees. Do not exceed 350 degrees on the garment and do not exceed more than 3 min 30 seconds cure time within your dryer.
For optimal soft hand printing: Incorporate a smoothing screen, an Iron, or a tool like the Stampinator to smooth out your prints and help create a thinner and more pliable print.
Wear and Wash Instructions
For best results, hand wash or machine wash inside out on gentle cycle and hang dry or dry on low. Do not bleach.