For businesses or for special events, custom face mask design is essential to make your logo or message stand out from the crowd. Custom printed masks are available in a variety of materials, such as vinyl, cloth, foam, leather, mesh, polyester, and paper. In addition, printed face masks can also be washed, reused and even reused several times, depending on the material used.
Yes, all those printed cloth face masks you see for promotional events can actually be washed and reused several times before they finally fall apart. Although most of them are machine washable, it would still be best if you do hand wash the printed promotional masks with cold water and a gentle detergent, especially if you’re targeting to use them as giveaways during trade shows and conferences. You have to take note that those printed vinyl promotional products should never be exposed to the sun. Sunlight can cause damage to the printed image and color. Also, if you have chosen to use the printed cloth masks at events, then be sure to use the appropriate cleaning products to avoid the spreading of germs and bacteria.
Speaking of bacteria and germs, here’s another rule: Don’t touch your printed masks with your bare hands, or else you’ll risk getting the printed image and color spoiled. Even if you’re using clean hands to remove the dirt, you may still transfer the dirt to the mask mouth masks. As for the printed cloth masks, drying them thoroughly in an outlier and then putting them back together afterwards might solve this little problem. If not, just put them in a zip-lock baggy to air dry. If you don’t want to do it, then don’t bother putting your face masks in a plastic garment bag – the fibers of your garment might be torn by too much friction and stain, not to mention the fact that the baggie will take up valuable room space. Just put them in a clear freezer bag instead.
The third rule of maintaining your custom printed cloth face mask: Machine washable is better than disposable. This means that you can simply toss your printed cloth mask in the washing machine and you won’t have to worry about doing it again soon. When the mask is in the washing machine, there are a few things you can do to make sure that it stays clean longer: For one thing, you can put the mask inside the dryer for a few minutes instead of placing it in your clothes dryer, so that the heat isn’t applied directly to the face mask. The heat generated from the dryer can actually damage the material of your printed cloth face mask.
Another great way to protect your printed cloth face masks is to hand wash them. The reason is that this kind of clothing usually doesn’t get damaged easily and it won’t look funny if they are stained beyond recognition. To wash face masks effectively, you can follow the same steps mentioned above, only this time you’ll use cold water. What you should aim for is to make sure that the face mask gets thoroughly wet, so that any stain that might have gone into the fabric as a result of the cleaning process gets absorbed by the fabric instead.
Some people like to purchase their custom face masks already made. This is the cheapest way to go, but it is also the riskiest. Because all of the work has already been done for you, what you’re left with is the carbon filter. You could potentially end up with an inferior product if you don’t take the precaution of making sure that the carbon filter is not compromised before you wear the garment. While there’s nothing wrong with purchasing your custom face masks already made, it is always a good idea to protect yourself, and it’s the best way to ensure that your face masks remain washable through out the year.