I’m having a problem pressing shirts. Sometimes certain “wrinkle free” shirts
come off the body buck with wrinkles and in some cases they cannot be removed.
I see this a lot on the back of the shirt just below the center pleat. What is
A: Many factors are involved in proper shirt
finishing, such as fabric moisture content, time on the press, and proper press
temperature. Your problem may simply be a case of not “dressing” the shirt
correctly on the buck before sending it in to the hot plates. Take a little
extra care to completely smooth the fabric before releasing it to the press.
This step can be more critical for shirts labeled “wrinkle free” or “easy
Something else to consider: the synthetic yarns
of “permanent press” cotton and polyester blends become “soft” when hot. If the
press temperature is hot enough and there are creases or folds in the fabric
when it comes into contact with the press plates, permanent wrinkles could
DLI International, Silver, Gold, and Premier
members may access the following bulletins and more on DLI's Encyclopedia of
Drycleaning Online in the Members Only section of this website.
Fabrics & Fashions No. 547 – No-Iron Vs.
Traditional Dress Shirts
Technical Operating Information No. 748 –
Avoiding Iron Wrinkles in Collars
Shirt Laundry Procedures – Any of the nearly 50
bulletins in this category