What Printing Option is Right For Your Team?

Posted on: on Sep 21, 2017 12:01:13 PM

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The U.S. National Team's sub darks next to their screen printed lights - spot the differences?


So your team's decided to get some new swag this year, but you're not exactly sure what. Maybe you want something totally decked out with incredible art and colors. Maybe you're looking to simplify a previous logo for a sharper, cleaner look. Maybe you're looking for the most cost-effective option or are in a pinch to get gear fast before your first tournament.


These are all things to take into consideration when deciding the right kind of custom printing for your team gear. Understanding how these affect your team order can save you a lot of time and headache in the long run.


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What are my options?

In the world of ultimate apparel, there are 3 standard customization options for team gear. It's super helpful to know which option you're interested in when your designer gets started. Here are some examples and differences explained:



  • Screen printing, on the other hand, is a little more limiting in what you can do with the design - but creative teams figure out awesome ways to make good use of limited space and colors.



  • Spot sublimation is a good middle ground. It's quick, more affordable than full sublimation, and allows you more design options than screen printing. Keep in mind though that we recommend only spot sublimating on white items, as the printing colors get warped when fused with non-white jersey colors.

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Choosing the right option for your team's needs

The best custom option for your team will ultimately align with your team's priorities. After more than ten years of serving the ultimate community, we've identified three main priorities that drive teams to choose one type of customization over another: Budget, Deadline, and Awesome Design.


So how do you decide? We'll we've created this handy dandy decision chart to help facilitate you in your selection process.


Customization Decision Tree

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what's next?

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Over To You

What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below what else you and your team takes into consideration when getting new swag!