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Today’s battle: Cotton or Dri Fit?

Today’s battle: Cotton or Dri Fit?

When it comes to t-shirt printing, selection of a good material is always the top priority. Cotton and dri fit (polyester) fabrics are the two most common choices. Both are affordable, comfortable and durable. However, one may be better than the other, depending on individual’s needs and preferences. Let us share with you some of the pros and cons of each material.

The Battle


  • Natural fabric – soft material
  • Breathable and comfortable
  • Absorbs moisture readily
  • Cheaper
  • More prone to shrinking
  • Wear down faster
  • Harder to wash, as it is more susceptible to stains due to its good absorbency
  • Suitable for all climates, and for those with sensitive skin

Dri Fit

  • Man-made fabric – rougher texture
  • Durable and lasting
  • Lightweight feel
  • Not as breathable as cotton
  • Less absorbent than cotton, but also less susceptible to stains
  • Dries faster when washed
  • More resistant to shrinking and wrinkles
  • Resists fading and holds up well to repeated washing and wearing.

In our opinion, there is no best option. Both cotton and dri fit are good options, and the best option is subjected to your specific needs. Interestingly, people now find that a cotton-polyester blend gives the best of both worlds! This blended fabric combines the soft, natural feel of cotton together with the strength and durability of polyester. While blended shirts would cost slightly more, they are ideal for activities with low to medium intensity.

Nonetheless, you should consider all available options and make a definite decision according to your needs and preferences. We have a range of various t-shirt materials available at newsyprints. We always encourage customers to drop by our office, or enquire clearly with regards to t-shirt materials before confirming their orders.

Looking forward to serving you at Newsyprints! 🙂

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