Pre-Plan For Your Spring Uniform Decoration Options

It’s still winter, but you should be thinking of spring sports to prepare for and what you want to offer as uniform decoration options for baseball, lacrosse, soccer, and softball.

Begin to think of the number styles you can offer based on each of the sports for clubs or schools.  You will want to also familiarize yourself with the garment fabrics you’ll be applying to, as this will be important for a successful heat application and a winning game plan for you and your teams.

Jersey Numbers

One of the key components to a successful uniform.  We have many styles designed for the sports market.  Below are 10 suggested number styles for each of the spring sports.

Sports Heat Transfer Materials

Each uniform can be decorated with a variety of heat transfer materials. Thermo-FILM® heat transfer vinyl can be used on lacrosse uniforms, it’s a durable, abrasion resistant heat transfer material.  It can also be used with your baseball or softball uniform applications, although these sports tend to have the traditional/professional look of poly-twill.  For teams wanting this look, SimStitch® provides an alternative option, as it is made from poly-twill and has a simulated zig-zag stitch along the edges, only needing to be heat applied for permanent application.

When decorating soccer uniforms, you will want a heat transfer vinyl with a low application temperature, a soft hand, and high stretch and rebound properties, as these jerseys are generally polyester, light weight, and will have a stretch element to them.  Applying a thicker, non-stretchy heat transfer vinyl will be uncomfortable for the athletes wearing the jerseys. Premium Plus heat applied material is an excellent choice for soccer uniforms because it’s applied at a low temperature, has a soft hand, and great stretchability.

Add a Name To That Number

There’s nothing quite like receiving your jersey and turning it around to see your name and number on the back.

Pre-Spaced Text is the recommended method for personalizing uniforms.  Simply upload your roster online and the names arrive pre-aligned on a carrier, ready to heat apply.  This is a huge time saver for uniform decoration.

For additional information on decorating sports uniforms, check out the How to Decorate section of our online education, or download the Team Decorator for additional tips and uniform suggestions.

Every Season. Every Sport.  Look to Stahls’ for all of your heat printing needs.

Good luck with your sports decorating seasons.

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