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Flex printing

Flex is a printing technique where the design is cut from a coloured foil and then pressed onto the shirt under high heat. Some flex printing features are:

Brilliant colours

The printed colours have a slight shine to them and contrast extremely well with fabric.

Longevity and durability

Tests have shown that the form and colour of the flex print barely change after 100 washes. It is made of a flexible and resilient material - even thin lines do not break.

How do I get the best results with flex?

  • With text - due to the vibrant colours and the precise edges, the text appears extremely sharp.Click here for another close-up of flex.
  • With small and delicate designs, e.g. logos.
  • On stretchy apparel.
  • On children's products - stains on flex designs are easily cleaned.

What should I be aware of when using flex?

  • The design must be uploaded as a vector graphic. Requirements for vector graphics.
  • Maximum of 3 colours per design. Which colours does Spreadshirt offer?
  • Especially large designs are not as comfortable to wear, as the flex foil reduces the breathability of the printed apparel.
  • Especially large designs may crease after a few washes (we recommend ironing the shirts inside-out).

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