So, you’re ready to order uniforms, but you’re not quite sure which type of customization you want? Between Sublimation, Tackle Twill, Heat Pressing, ScreenPrinting and Embroidery, it can get pretty confusing. In this next series, we will detail the differences between each type of customization to make your decision easier.
You may be asking… What exactly IS Sublimation? Sublimation is a traditional printing method in which a computer printer uses heat to transfer dye directly into the desired medium (jersey, shirt, hat…). Rather than weaving, embroidering or screen printing a design, sublimation applies the pigment directly into fabric in a vibrant More >
Still not sure about what type of customization is right for your team? Have you thought about Tackle Twill?
Tackle Twill, or applique, involves sewing down a number or letter made by cutting pieces of one material and applying them to the surface of another material usually with a nylon twill. Basically, tackle twill begins with a “patch” of sorts that is applied to the jersey, shirt, hat or other garment that is then sewn to the material for a more rugged finish.
Tackle Twill is the most popular for both professional sports teams and school athletic organizations. Look closely at your More >
Heat Pressing imprints a design or graphic directly onto the material, such as a jersey or t-shirt, using transfer paper and a heat press machine.This process uses the application of heat and pressure to ensure a proper transfer. The pattern is printed in sublimating ink on sublimating paper which allows the pattern to transfer.
Basically, a garment is placed in the machine and transfer paper with the design is placed face-down over the shirt. The heating unit is brought down over them for a prescribed time to print the image on the garment.
Advantages of Heat Pressing: Heat pressing can often work on More >
Screen printing (or Screenprinting) is a process in which a “screen” is made of a piece of porous, finely woven fabric called mesh stretched over a frame of aluminum or wood. Areas of the screen are blocked off with a non-permeable material to form a stencil, which is a negative of the image to be printed. The open spaces are where the ink will appear.
The screen is placed on top of the material and ink is placed on top of the screen to fill the mesh openings with ink. Using a fill bar, the mesh openings are filled with ink. More >
Hockey players are typically quite particular about their equipment. Watch a player at the hockey shop and he’ll grab a stick, bend it… tap it… inspect it. The perfect stick always makes itself known when he handles it for awhile. The perfect stick just feels right in his hands and flexes to the perfect arc.
So, we all know the Easton, Reebok, Bauer, CCM, Mission and Sherwood brands… but have you heard of Combat? Previously manufactured under the name Ballistik, Combat sticks may be new to many players. Most widely known for their exceptional baseball/softball bats and equipment, Combat has More >
Chicago Blackhawks’ Dave Bolland’s uses a crossover on Nashville Predators’ Ryan Suter before beating Anders Lindback’s five hole.Tweet
He shoots… It trickles… Called out… NO…. HE SCORES!Tweet
Friday Night: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart endured a brutal hit by Tom Kostopoulos of the Calgary Flames that ended with a broken jaw. Kostopoulos received two minutes for roughing, a questionable call that has been rectified through the NHL’s supplemental discipline process. Because of the ferocity of the hit and the broken jaw that resulted, the hit was reviewed over the weekend and Kostopoulos was given a six game suspension and will forfeit $29,569.92 in salary. Stuart will miss at least six to eight weeks with the injury.
Rule 48, which has already led to several suspensions this season, bans More >
In a Tuesday night USHL game against the Sioux City Musketeers, 19-year-old defenseman Andrew Prochno of the Sioux Falls Stampede fired a slap shot from the blue line that hit the goal post, shot off the iron and actually split the puck in half on impact!Tweet
Anze Kopitar lofts the puck up to the rafters, and it comes down right in front of Dustin Brown, in perfect position for him to score.Tweet