3 Tips for Heat Printing Tank Tops
It’s getting hot out there—the weather and your press, so there may be more demand for tank tops than t-shirts this time of year. Tank tops are typically cotton or a blend just like t-shirts, but when custom printing there are a few items to consider that may be a little different.
1. Your print size – tank tops, especially women’s tanks, may look better with a smaller size print. Tank tops often have scoop necks that use some of your heat printing real estate. On women’s tank tops, I like to go down to about a 9×9 size.
2. Your print shape – since you do have less real estate to work with, a rectangular shaped art design may look better than a circular. The circular print can end up too low when you adjust for the scoop neck even at the small custom transfer size.
3. Thread it – Many of our tank top styles have a unique back that requires you to use the thread technique of heat pressing. If you lay your tank on a t-shirt press like a t-shirt to press, it may leave a mark where that feature was. Examples are a back seam with tonal stitch, lace or racerback.
For other tips on decorating apparel for hot weather, read our post How to Decorate Clothing for Warm Weather.