We suggest from our experience that the jersey brings out the team identity. Whether it is just the colours to make the logo stand out or subtlety in design, bringing out the identity adds to team morale. When its something a team is proud of they will wear that jersey apart from just at the game. How your player rep your team is also a good way to attract new players and talent. Team identity gives rise to team bonding on and off the field. The jersey becomes a part of the team story and if the journey is to something great then it becomes part of the team legacy.
It all depends on your application, budget and usage. Generally speaking the world over here are some key aspects to consider whilst placing your order. Sublimation printing is usually done on polyester based materials and popular for sportswear and activewear applications. Screen printing rules when it comes to cottons.
Sports teams worldwide are using sublimation printing for vivid and bold designs as their patterns of choice vary from season to season. Screen print is very popular for large scale events and as a one time use option on cotton tees as it is much cheaper to produce. Screen printed tees are also a very popular in the fashion segment who create their own designs and slogans for sale online or in their retail stores.
Sportsqvest is the largest provider in the world for unique and fashionable Sporstwear designs, merging the two theories above.
DTG printing is the latest technology in garment printing. It is the modern age version of screen printing. A DTG printer directly applies the design (ink) onto the t-shirt. It is much like how you would print on paper except you're printing onto a readymade t-shirt. Designs are usually printed in under three minutes. The machine uses a special water based ink which then absorbs into the fibres of the garment. A simply heat press machine is used to solidify the bond once the printing process is over.
DTG printing has many advantages over screen printing but also some drawbacks. DTG printing allows you to print multi-tone and multi-colour images of in varying gradients with a sharp and clear image whereas screen printing may restrict you on the maximum amount of colours. DTG printing is not as labour intensive as screen printing and allows you to make economic sense of printing just one t-shirt whereas screen printing requires volumes. The DTG printer is small and compact. While DTG printing is great for small business and low volumes it may not be the apt for larger volume orders of single designs where the older process of screen printing is most suitable.
The way Sportsqvest can print such awesome designs on jerseys is due to a process referred to sublimation printing. Sublimation printing allows you to let you imagination run wild. If it can be designed, it can be printed. It the process of tying the dye to a fabric using heat transfer technology.
This process is where a substance moves from a solid to a gas state without being in liquid form. A digital printer produces mirrored images on paper that has been specially coated with a transfer material to protect the ink from UV rays and also keeps it water resistant. Sublimation printing is usually done for the sportswear and activewear segment using polyester materials but there are other applications for this too. Eventually the result is where the colours stand out to give you a deep and rich feel on your garments.
The quality you see in retail outlets is not the quality you get to buy most of the time. Large brands does not necessarily imply that the quality is good. Many large and popular brands in the retail segment have also entered the corporate promotional clothing industry. Nevertheless, they have created a separate low cost and quality line of products for the promotional industry which is not retailed. This line of products are being used only to cash-in on their brand . We suggest “buyer beware” and should keep the brand name aside and compare products on the basis of quality.