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If you are making labels do you have to make a seperate one for whites that says "Machine Wash Warm"? and the for dark colors "Machine Wash Cold"? Or do you just say WARM across all and call it a day? I'm making screened labels and do I need all of that?
 

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For decorated shirts, you generally want the user to wash cold, regardless of color. It does not degrade the image as much as warm/hot washing.

So I suggest you indicated cold wash on all color shirts.
 

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If you are selling them commercially, you need to make sure you pay attention to the gov labeling requirements. One of the 3 major requirements is that you place product care instructions on the label which would include instructions on how to wash the garment, ironing, ect.

I use heat transfers for t-shirts. I always try to factor in the care instructions for the heat transfer with the care instructions for the t-shirt. Fortunately, the washing tempurature has been the same for both heat transfers and the t-shirts I'm using them on.
 

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All these shirts I am talking about are AA or from Cambodia. But somebody told me that you can change the instructions after you mod or add a design to the blank shirt. Cause the washing instryctions change depending on if you screen, heat transfer etc. So AA shirts said Machine Wash Corld or Warm depending on the color. White was Warm and Dark colors were Cold Wash. So I just made the labels say this since they are modded and going to be screened. Machine Wash Inside Out Cold / Do Not Bleach / Tumble dry Low / Remove Promptly
 

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But somebody told me that you can change the instructions after you mod or add a design to the blank shirt. Cause the washing instryctions change
Not only can, but if the instructions change then must.

The instructions need to be accurate. That doesn't just mean washing it as per the instructions won't harm the garment, it means the instructions need to be as non-restrictive as possible.

So saying "do not bleach" on a garment that can be bleached isn't allowed.

So averaging all your shirts to have one set of instructions if they should have more than one set of instructions would technically be a violation of the FTC's rules. A small one, but a violation all the same.
 

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Not only can, but if the instructions change then must.

The instructions need to be accurate. That doesn't just mean washing it as per the instructions won't harm the garment, it means the instructions need to be as non-restrictive as possible.

So saying "do not bleach" on a garment that can be bleached isn't allowed.

So averaging all your shirts to have one set of instructions if they should have more than one set of instructions would technically be a violation of the FTC's rules. A small one, but a violation all the same.
Yes all the washing instructions I have are the same. Only thing that changes are the fiber content and where they are made.
 
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