Sweatshirts are everywhere. On the street, in the gym, at work, in clubs; they’re the perfect garment to showcase your brand, your message, your design, your creativity. In short, they’re your canvas, so how can you make sure you get the perfect lasting, vibrant print?

Not all sweatshirts are created equal

Sweatshirts come in all shapes, sizes and colours, and clearly, you’ll always want to pick a style that matches your need. Classic, casual or on-trend, with or without hood or zip, there’s a wealth of choice out there. But when it comes to decoration, not all options deliver the same result. The trick to getting the best outcome is making sure you choose the best fabric.

Tight knit, smooth surface

It’s a fact that the quality and construction of a sweatshirts’ fabric plays a huge role in determining not only how easy it will be to print, but also how colours will be rendered and how well they will last over time. There’s no secret, the better the fabric, the better your result will be.

The quality of a sweatshirts’ printing surface is largely determined by 2 factors:

  1. Tightness of the knit. The fabric loops are closer together, resulting in a smoother surface to absorb the ink. This allows for a more vibrant and detailed print, as the ink is less likely to seep into the fabric, creating a blurry or inconsistent design. Tight knit fabrics also tend to be more durable as the fabric is less likely to stretch or lose its shape over time. This is key when printing on sweatshirts, as designs will be less likely to crack or fade even after multiple washes.
  2. Smoothness of the surface. This allows for the ink to be distributed in a consistent way, resulting in clear and vibrant print results. A rough or textured surface on the other hand, can lead to uneven distribution of ink, leading to a faint and inconsistent print. A smooth surface also makes it easier to apply pressure when printing, which helps to ensure the ink is evenly distributed. This results in sharper and more detailed print, particularly when printing small or intricate designs.

So, how do you make sure you get the best sweatshirt in the right fabric to make your design stand-out?

Printability excellence with B&C

The B&C Sweatshirt collection can meet all your needs in terms of styles, colours, sizes and budget, but it’s also designed and tested so that each garment has the perfect printing surface to deliver a high-quality result.

For your finest, most subtle designs discover the B&C PST, with it’s 100% combed cotton outer surface. Tightly knit and extremely smooth, it will deliver the best print result every time.

You’ve got a premium design to showcase?  B&C Royal PST line combines the advantages of B&C PST with an ultrasoft peached feel. A luxurious look and hand feel with an enhanced printing surface and excellent pilling resistance.  Who could ask for more?

Sustainable and highly printable? The fabric of the B&C Inspire line, made of 80% pre-shrunk ring-spun combed OCS certified Organic (5%) and Organic in Conversion Cotton blend and 20% RCS certified Recycled Polyester has been tested and approved for all standard printing techniques applicable on cotton.

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Unchain your creativity

From simple logos to complex designs – a one of a kind piece that’s on-trend and stylish, the comfortable streetwear sweat with its bold graphic, the sweat for work that carries your image – make sure you choose the right style in the best fabric. You’ll have no limitations on design or colours – do what you feel and make it last.