If you find your print to be creased after a wash this is perfectly normal, all you have to do to get rid of the creases is place a piece of greaseproof paper on top of the print and iron over it making sure the iron does not make direct contact with the print.
1. Turn your clothes inside out before putting in them in the washing machine
This trick will provide more “protection” and less direct contact of the shirt prints to other garments and t-shirts. This simple step is easy and effective, it will ensure that printed t-shirts are more durable. Besides t-shirts, this can be used on jeans as well, to prevent its colour from fading, retaining the original fresh colour tone.
2. Wash your t-shirts with cold water
When it comes to washing t-shirts, never wash in hot water. A cooler temperature will do the job in most cases.
3. Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners
Regular detergent will do. It is enough to make your t-shirts clean and fresh. The use of bleach or strong detergents like softeners might damage prints. Go for a milder detergent that will take care of your printed t-shirts.
4. Do not iron T-shirts
Never iron directly on t-shirt prints. If there is really a need to iron, lower the temperature settings of the iron, turn the t-shirt inside out and iron.
5. Avoid dryers at all cost
Dryers are great as they save us time, however, it is particularly terrible for t-shirts and their prints. As mentioned throughout this post, heat is always bad for prints! They shrink garments and t-shirts (especially cotton t-shirts) as well as damage t-shirt prints, making them crack or peel. Hang dry your clothes the old fashion way, the best method.
6. Wash similar clothes together
An example is to wash white coloured shirts together, and not mixing them with other coloured shirts. Avoid washing jeans or harsher fabric with printed t-shirts. Harsher fabrics like denim may cause prints to peel when rubbed with softer fabric or prints during washing.