Garments decorated with heat transfers will withstand washing and drying twenty times and more, if they are cared for properly. Jim Hingst reviews the right way to wash, dry and iron garments decorated with heat transfers.
I am frequently asked how many times you can wash a garment with a heat transfer applique before it deteriorates. Durability of this material all depends on the type of material that you are using and garment care. If you wash and dry the garment properly, a high quality polyurethane applique should last just as long as the garment itself.
Nothing shortens the life of a heat transfer graphic faster than improper washing and drying of the garment. To ensure optimal durability, you should follow the few simple rules that I have listed below.
Washing Garments with Heat Transfers.
• Before washing, wait 24 hours after heat transfer application.
Drying Garments with Heat Transfers.
Ironing Garments with Heat Transfers.