Sublimation is the most impressive and detailed way to customize your performance apparel, allowing for endless design possibilities. Designs can incorporate any colour, gradient, font or effect that you, or our team of professional designers, can think of. Designs can go across seams, under arms, along waistbands – all while maintaining the wicking properties of your jersey as you go to work on the playing field.
How it Works
Sublimation is a process whereby ink is actually burned into the fibres of the garment, as opposed to the way ink is caked on top of the material in conventional silk screening.
The technical benefits of sublimation are as impressive as the design capabilities. Once a design has been sublimated it will become part of the material. This means that the design will stretch with the fabric, it will allow sweat to wick through the design, and the image surface will not crack or fade over time or with repeated washing.
Full-body sublimation involves sublimating panels of fabric before they are sewn together, which allows you to maximize your design space and incorporate every square inch of jersey in your design. This requires a significant amount of design attention, since the art must be:
- Situated on a jersey template
- Nested for each player number/name and size
- Colour corrected to ensure the colours produced match your expectations
- Printed onto giant sheets of specialized paper, and then sublimated into the jersey material
If you have any questions about sublimation that have not been answered here, please feel free to contact us.