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Has Jersey Decoration Gone to the Dogs?

by Matt DeLaere, Marketing

[Image from http://www.epchihuahuas.com]

In the past we’ve had blog posts about hockey jerseys with metallic wings to honor the condor, jerseys with a picture of Abe Lincoln to honor the Gettysburg address, groundhogs for Groundhog Day, Chewbacca, R2-D2, et al to honor Star Wars, and even a jack-o-lantern for Halloween (in June). And now, during the dog days of summer, the El Paso Chihuahuas (AAA affiliate of the San Diego Padres) are dressing like their namesake. Sort of.

On August 3rd the Chihuahuas will welcome fans and their dogs to the annual “Bark at the Park” event. You might think that dogs wouldn’t want to watch a bunch of humans play baseball, but the Chihuahuas have ingeniously skirted that issue by looking like dogs. For the game, against the Reno Aces, they’ll wear jerseys adorned with a sublimated Chihuahua face (which takes on a frighteningly three-dimensional look in pictures of the jersey). Fido, Sparky, and all the other pooches are sure to be thrilled to see their favorite team dressed like one of their own.

As with most special event uniforms, the jerseys will be auctioned off during the game, with proceeds going to the Humane Society of El Paso.

If you’re decorating sublimated jerseys, no matter what the breed, you can avoid dye migration with Thermo-FILM® Pre-Cut Letters and Numbers. Resistant to abrasion and to dye migration on polyester uniforms, Thermo-FILM is your best choice for use on sublimated garments – plus, it applies in seconds, meaning you won’t have to work like a dog.

And now is the perfect time to stock up – through the end of July, packs, kits, and team packs of Thermo-FILM pre-cuts are 10% off.

So don’t bark up the wrong tree with materials that will bleed through – trust Thermo-FILM.


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2 Comments to Has Jersey Decoration Gone to the Dogs?

  1. P Greeneeggy says:

    Where would I be able to purchase a sublimated shirt, like the dog, with a cougar on it?

  2. Hi PG,

    For a custom shirt, you might want to check with local decorators who offer dye sublimation services. To create a garment yourself, you can check out Stahls’ CAD-PRINTZ® full color sublimation transfers. You provide the artwork (up to 34″ x 34″) and we’ll send you the transfers, which can then be applied with a heat press.