Tumble Dry Symbols
Tumble Drying is the method of spin drying clothes/garments in hot air inside a machine dryer.
Normal - Any heat setting may be used.
No Heat - Set the dryer without heat.
Low Heat - Set the dryer to low heat.
Medium Heat - Use medium heat setting.
High Heat - Set dryer to operate at high heat.
Permanent Press - Set the dryer cycle at permanent press.
Delicate/Gentle - Use the gentle cycle.
Again, these dots and lines may be used in just one drying symbol which would indicate both the heat and the drying cycle setting.
Other Drying Instructions and Warning Symbols
Do Not Tumble Dry - A machine dryer must not be used.
Do Not Dry - Usually accompanied by the "Do Not Wash" symbol and an alternative cleaning instruction is provided.
Line Dry - Hang the garment to dry in a line or bar either indoor or outdoor.
Drip Dry - Hang the garment dripping wet in a line or bar, indoor or outdoor, with or without smoothing or hand shaping.
Dry Flat - Lay out the garment horizontally to dry.
Dry in Shade - Dry garment away from direct sunlight.
Accompanying written instructions may include:
Remove Promptly - As the garments have dried, remove them immediately from the dryer to avoid wrinkling.
Block to Dry or Block Dry - This means to reshape the clothing or garment to its original shape and size while drying.
Smooth by Hand - While the laundry item is still wet, smooth out the wrinkles and straighten cuffs, collars and seams by hand.