Yaka Ultimate - Paris, France.
As head of our Custom Crew department here at Five, I understand that college captains are busy, busy people.
When you're slammed at school and still figuring out how to lead your team at practices and tournaments, it's easy to put off ordering uniforms.
Most college teams wait until they get back from winter break before they start thinking about team gear, which means ultimate apparel companies are slammed with custom team orders from January to March. Fall is by far the best time to order your college uniforms, whether you go with Five or not. Here's why:
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1. Faster Turnaround on Art and Production
If you want to get going before the rush, start your order in October or November. That gives you time to play around with your artwork and perfect it, and it allows us to respond to your design notes more quickly and make sure you look baller for your first tournament.
At Five, we offer unlimited free art assistance. This means that all you have to do is send us your ideas, images, or drawings and we’ll send back the sweet jersey mock-ups that you’ve been dreaming of.
Like all good things though, mock-ups take time and we #cantstopwontstop until you’re excited about your jersey design!
Sublimated jerseys in particular can take a long time to develop. To give you an idea, this full-sub jersey took about a month of back and forth between the team captain and our designer before it was finalized:
Missouri State Bears Full-Sub Jersey Design
This screen-printed jersey took 2 to complete the artwork:
Boom City's Reversible Design for Lei-Out
2. opportunities for sweet, Sweet Deals
Maybe you already have a design for your sub jersey waiting to be made. Save cash by starting early! Many apparel companies offer great discounts on their gear if you place an order before the busy spring season.
Here at Five, we've got a couple deals running for you early birds. All you have to do is get in touch to take advantage.
- Early bird sub deal: Get $10 off your sub jerseys if you order before December 1, 2017!
- 10 free ARIA discs: College teams that order before December 15, 2017 get 10 free discs from ARIA Ultimate!
3. have your gear for the whole season
There’s nothing better than new gear coming in, but if you order late in the season, you won't have many chances to rep your awesome new kit.
Pro tip: if you're thinking about ordering sub gear and want your kit before April, mark November 1st on your calendar, palm pilot, moleskine planner, or whatever. That’ll give us a month to work on your designs and still submit before the December 1st deadline!
Itching to start right meow? You can get in touch today to get the ball rollin'. We’ll reply in one business day, but since it's fall, we'll probably beat that goal. :)
-Sarah + the Five Ultimate Custom Crew
OVER TO YOU!
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