If you haven’t jumped into the team jersey printing game yet, this video shows you five ways to print uniforms. And even if costs may have changed slightly since this video was produced, it still gives you an idea of what each method will cost, so you can start to imagine the profits you can earn.
It starts with pre-cuts, explains pre-spaced player names, Player Perfect, and goes over twill and finishes with special digital effects. All the methods involve a heat press. You will want to take the type of uniform you are printing on into consideration. And we mean the exact style and color. Some jersey companies offer the same style jersey in different fabrics depending on the color. You don’t want to find out you are printing onto nylon jerseys at the last minute. You want to have the right type of graphic for the right fabric.
You will also need to find out if the uniforms you are working with are made of sublimated fabrics. Sublimated fabrics have the tendency to bleed when heat printed, so you will need to make sure that you have a graphic with sub-blocking or dye-block capabilities. We are hearing this from our customers more and more and it is something of which you need to be aware. Stahls’ Thermo-FILM does offer superior opacity and dye-migration blocking for some types of materials, but not all. You will need to tell your Stahls’ representative the exact nature of the garment on which you are printing in order for them to recommend the correct type of heat transfer material for your job.
If you are looking for information on how to print for a specific sport, such as football or soccer, there are also how-to videos available on both the Stahls’ website and from StahlsTV.com. Did you know you can also heat print on shoes, bags and everything else a team may want to personalize? Read more here.