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Reusable Face Masks from Solopress
The government has recommended that people should wear face coverings in enclosed spaces when social distancing is not always possible, including on public transport and in some shops. Along with washing your hands, and practicing social distancing, wearing a mask is considered one way to keep safe.
Our new range of non-medical reusable face masks were designed and developed in-house and are manufactured here in the UK. Importantly, by ordering this product, you will not be tapping into stocks of medical-grade masks that need to be preserved for healthcare workers and first responders.
They are reusable and machine washable, and you can select one of our pre-designed face masks for delivery next day or upload your own design (with full bleed) for delivery in 5 days.
Our masks are classed as non-medical, and are not designed for, tested as or certified as PPE.
Yes, our Intermediate and Professional ranges both feature an integrated nose wire. This will help keep a snug fit across the bridge of your nose and under your eyes to help increase the effectiveness of the mask.
Our face masks are made from 100% polyester. They are tear-resistant and also allow us to print on the fabric to either produce our pre-designed patterns or to bring your own artwork to life by producing personalised face masks.
Yes, all of our face masks are machine washable. This makes them both reusable and convenient, especially compared with a lot of face masks available which require hand washing. We recommend that you wash them at 60°C, especially before wearing your mask for the first time.
No, the face masks that we are producing are not classed as being medical-grade or PPE. This is very much a conscious and deliberate decision on our part, as the stocks of medical face masks need to be ringfenced and saved for the healthcare workers for whom they are essential. Instead of using these materials, we have opted to produce everyday masks which will suit many people looking for a comfortable face covering during the coronavirus pandemic.
Our Professional face masks do include a filter pocket, although we do not currently provide the filters themselves. In regard to what can be used as a filter, there are a number of different options that are available to you. They include:
- Electret air filters
- Vacuum cleaner bags
- Molleton fabric
- Densley-woven cotton
- Kitchen roll
- Microfiber cloth
The integrated pocked in our Professional masks is 110m long, so please bear this in mind when ordering or making filters.
On each of the individual product pages you will see a blue button underneath the description which reads ‘Download artwork guide’. Clicking on this button will download a ZIP file which you need to open and extract the files. In here you will fine artwork templates in Illustrator, InDesign and PDF formats for you to use. The files include lots of useful information such as using CMYK colours, converting fonts to outlines and image resolution.
We have three stock designs that can be chosen: plain white, floral and denim. If you choose any of these options on the individual product pages the image will change so that you can see what each design will look like before you place an order.
Our masks will last for approximately 100 washes in an everyday household washing machine. This means that they should be fine to wear for over three months if washed once a day.