Custom Face Masks: Everything You Need to Know

With this product launch came a lot of excitement, a lot of interest, and a lot of questions –– like “I can print on masks?” and “What are these made out of?” and “Do non-medical masks even do anything?”

These are all valid questions as the popularity of face masks (particularly custom face mask) went from 0–100 in about a day or two. With that, we want to make sure you’re informed, so in this post we’ll cover different mask materials, the level of protection they provide, and best practices for printing on them.

Custom Face Mask FAQs

Weird, we know. We’ve stuck to strictly upper-body apparel for a long time here at, and if you would have asked me what products we’d be adding to our offering, custom face masks would have been pretty low on the list.

But hey, that’s what the time calls for, so we’re here to provide and serve however we can.

Will I be able to breathe well with a print on the mask?

Definitely. At, we’ve long-specialized in water-based printing, a style in which the ink dyes the fabric of the material, rather than sitting on top of it.

So, instead of leaving a thick, crunchy print, you won’t even be able to feel the print on the material, making it just as breathable as it would be if there was no print at all.

Are the masks washable and reusable?

100%. All of the masks on our site are able to be washed and re-worn.

Are fabric masks direct substitutes for medical-grade masks?

Fabric masks are not a 1-to-1 substitute for N95 medical-grade masks. However, with those masks in short supply, it’s best to save them for front line workers who are putting their health at risk daily. If you’re not a front line worker, we’d encourage opting for a washable, reusable fabric mask.

For most day-to-day uses like running to the grocery store or pharmacy, or working inside of a restaurant or a construction site, a washable mask will protect you and those around you quite well.

Need Washable Face Masks?

If you’re looking for blank face masks or custom face masks, we have you covered here at Click here to buy blank masks, or, click here to order custom face masks.