Heat Printing on Performance Wear at NFL Combine

UCAL Linebacker Anthony Barr catches the ball at NFL Combine. AP Photo/Michael Conroy

UCAL Linebacker Anthony Barr catches the ball at NFL Combine. AP Photo/Michael Conroy

South Carolina defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney, left jokes with Florida State defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan during drills at NFL Combine event in Indianapolis. AP Photo/Michael Conroy

South Carolina defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney, left jokes with Florida State defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan during drills at NFL Combine event in Indianapolis. AP Photo/Michael Conroy

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Central Florida’s Blake Bortles at the NFL Combine. Note the different color custom number and lettering used for the different field position. (photo courtesy San Diego Chargers)

Once again, heat printing was used to print the performance wear worn by top college athletes at the recent NFL Combine, a pre-NFL Draft event that takes place at the end of February. Stahls’ DFC was busy heat applying all the custom UnderArmour NFL Combine performance wear that the players are required to wear during the event. According to UnderArmour, the uniforms are designed with ultra-light fabrics, ventilation and designed to help athletes cut quicker, jump higher and shave seconds off their times. Stahls’ Decorating Fulfillment Center did most of the heat printing prior to the event, but we also had a team on hand in case any replacement jerseys were needed. This year, the design called for a two-color design, which had a bottom layer comprised of CAD-CUT 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective 5807. Different CAD-CUT materials were used for the top layer, depending on which color most closely matched the required hue. Selections were chosen from heat transfer films such as Gorilla Grip II, Premium Plus, Super Film and Fashion Film. Colors were designated for different field positions. So the next time you have a customer that is concerned about whether or not heat printing can stand up to the rough and tumble of contact sports, tell them that it’s what’s used to customize the performance wear worn at the NFL Combine. 

 

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