The Benefits of Cotton
When choosing between cotton and cotton/poly blend material, there are a few things to consider. While a poly blend has many benefits, sometimes 100% cotton is the better choice. It can come down to a few deciding factors, or it could just be your own personal preference. SpectraUSA offers a range of 100% cotton styles that are comfortable and great for printing. Check out our Cotton Perfection t-shirt, which comes in over 20 colorways.
Cotton is natural and hypoallergenic, which narrows the chance of irritating your skin. For this reason, 100% cotton is a good choice when shopping for children or if you have skin sensitivities or allergies.
While poly blends are definitely breathable and even make great work out clothes, nothing will breath like 100% cotton. Without any synthetics added, cotton allows air-flow, so it might be the way to go in warm weather.
100% cotton materials are ideal for screen printing projects, as they absorb and hold ink better. You’ll find that cotton will provide a better image and ink is less likely to bleed on the fabric during the printing process. It’s important to note that there are special inks made for poly blended materials, which can be used when printing on SpectraUSA’s Bi-Blend T-Shirt.