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Photo Blanket Questions

On this page we will try to answer all of your questions about photo blankets.
 
We will continually add to this FAQ as we receive more questions.   
 
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How do I clean my photo blanket?
  • Taking care of your woven blanket is actually quite easy. You can machine wash it in cold or lukewarm water, and air-dry on a gentle cycle. Do not use any bleaching agents when you wash.
  • Fleece materials should be grouped with similar colors and washed in cold water on a gentle cycle, and then air-dried. They should never be ironed steamed, pressed or dry-cleaned, as this may cause melting. You should also avoid both bleach and fabric softener when washing fleece items.  

Will my photo blanket fade?

  • The images on your blanket typically will not fade, as they are part of the textile—either through sublimation or weaving. However, like anything else, do not leave your blanket in direct sunlight for any length of time.

What are the differences in picture blanket fabrics?

 
  • Woven blankets: This is by far our most-ordered type of fabric. The material is a 100 percent cotton jacquard, with the digital image woven into the textile. It has a fringe around all four sides, with the fringe on two sides made from the threads used in the weave and the other two sides featuring a black and white color.
  • Fleece blankets:    This is a synthetic product that is made from polyethylene terephthalate, which can be produced using recycled plastic bottles. On these blankets, the image is printed using a digital printer, and through heat and pressure (sublimation), it becomes part of the fabric. This allows for sharper images, but also requires much higher-resolution images than a woven blanket. 
 

What is the difference between knitted, woven, and fleece photo blankets?

  • A knitted photo throw is made from yarn, while woven blankets are woven with thread. In both cases, the image is woven or knitted into the fabric so that it is actually part of the textile. A woven photo blanket is far superior to knit when it comes to color representation.  In the case of fleece, the image is printed on the fabric.

Do you color coordinate the fringe on your blankets to match the background of the image?
  • Yes and no.  Woven photo blankets have a fringe around all four sides, with the fringe on two sides made from the threads used in the weave and the other two sides featuring a black and white color.     Knit and fleece photo blankets do not have fringe.