It was a Rosebowl game for the history books, with the longest scoring run in Rose Bowl history in the second quarter. And it will also go down on record as the Rosebowl game that saw the most points scored, beating the previous record of 80 scored by Washington and Iowa in 1991. It was quite an exciting game–and I know that those Oregon Ducks uniforms and helmets also caught your eye. Talk about trend-setting. Nike calls them: “the most advanced football uniform system ever assembled.” I don’t doubt we will be seeing many, many teams trying to duplicate the high-tech look, bold numbers and metallic effects. One way you can create custom metallic effects is with our CAD-COLOR Solutions Metallic. It’s certainly the fastest, easiest way to print full color metallic designs and logos and better yet, it’s designed specifically for use on performance fabrics. You can apply with a heat press on almost any fabric.
Another thing that caught my eye on the uniform was the mesh insert used at the top of the shoulder pads. The names were sewn twill, but the mesh insert shows how the uniform was really designed around performance, with the goal of enhancing the athlete.
If you want to learn more about how to create custom metallic numbers, names and logos, here is a how-to video created by Josh Ellsworth of Stahls’ CAD-CUT Direct. I know the trends showcased by Nike at the Rosebowl will continue to show up on all types of sports uniforms, especially with the Olympics coming up, everyone is looking for a way to shine and stand out from the crowd. Kudos to Nike and congratulations to the Oregon Ducks for their win over Wisconisn. I’m sure they would have pulled off the win no matter what they were wearing, but the high-tech uniforms and shining chrome helmets certainly made it more fun to watch.