Note: these garments have been rated for 25 washes by the manufacturer, however, they are not certified for industrial wash. If you require industrial wash, please request a custom quote.
For maximum wear and effectiveness of your high visibility safety apparel, follow the guidelines below:
To avoid compromising the reflective tape, wash your high visibility garment separately and do not use fabric softener. For best results, turn the garment inside out before washing and wash at low or warm water temperature settings. Use a mild detergent and never use chlorine bleach – DO NOT DRY CLEAN.
Line drying garments will extend the life of the reflective tape. If drying by machine is unavoidable, tumble dry on the low temperature setting and remove the garment from the dryer while it is slightly damp. The heat from the dryer drum, as well as the heat radiating from other clothes can damage the reflective tape. Do not hang garments outside in the sun to dry, UV light will accelerate the fading process.
High visibility safety apparel should be replaced when it becomes faded, worn, defaced or if it is not visible from 1,000 feet day or night.
We accept both vector and high resolution raster files.
- Vector artwork files: All text fields must be converted to curves or outlines to prevent font substitutions. All objects must have at least a 1 pt line thickness to guarantee proper print quality.
- Raster artwork files: Files must be saved at 100% of the final print size with a resolution of at least 300 ppi (pixels per inch).
Acceptable File Formats: JPEG, TIFF, PDF, AI, PSD
Color mode for all files should be CMYK.
Submit files to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graphic Design Charges:
If your artwork does not meet the above requirements, our graphic designers can assist in creating new artwork or converting your existing artwork to meet those requirements. Graphic design services are $125/hour.
Instructions for Wash & Use:
Similar to any type of clothing, if not taken care of properly, high visibility apparel can become faded, spoiled and torn. Therefore, once the apparel is worn, the safety effectiveness can be reduced.
First of all, the reflective tape can be worn off by rough treatments. In order to protect the reflective tape, it is imperative not to use fabric softener on the tape. Otherwise, the reflective efficiency of the tape will be significantly reduced. We also recommend that high visibility clothing not be washed with any other garments, especially work jeans.
Line drying garments will extend the life of reflective tape. If drying by machine is a must, try to remove the garment from the dryer as soon as the drying process is finished. The heat produced by the dryer drum, as well as the heat radiating from other clothes can damage the reflective tape. Do not bleach high visibility apparel as it may cause a slight reduction in the intensity of the florescent tape. Do not group wash the safety apparel together with other dark fabrics.
High visibility safety workwear should be replaced when it becomes faded, torn, dirty, worn, defaced or if it is not visible from 1,000 feet day or night.