Polo shirt printing in Perth has changed considerably with the introduction of sublimation printing. Before we had the option of sublimation printing, most polo shirts were embroidered. In fact, we still embroider a lot of polo shirts for businesses and charities.
The classic embroidered polo shirt is a classy, understated way to promote a business or a cause. However, sports teams need polo shirts that have room for more logos and designs. Luckily for them, sublimation is the perfect way to give them what they need.
How Sublimation Works
Sports teams like polo shirts, but they want logos that are more prominent. On a more local level, it is great for sports teams if they can have their own logos and their sponsors’ logos on their shirts. This calls for multiple logos in multiple locations. It also calls for those logos to be visible enough that they can be seen easily.
When embroidering a polo shirt, each logo is one process. If you want seven different logos embroidered onto your polo shirt, we are going to have to perform seven separate embroideries and charge you for each one. This can more than double the cost of the shirt.
Sublimation, on the other hand, is one process. Whether you get one logo or a full colour design on a shirt, sublimation costs the same. If you want seven different logos sublimated onto a shirt, it’s all done in the same run or process. This allows us to provide those seven logos at a much nicer price, saving you money. In addition, we can make the logo more visible by making it larger.
Geraldton Buccaneers: Polo Shirts for their Supporters
The Geraldton Buccaneers play in the WA SBL. They wanted supporters’ polo shirts. Lots of teams have supporters’ t-shirts and some have supporters’ jerseys, but the Buccaneers wanted polo shirts. We made them a perfect design. They and their fans are happy with the shirts.
We think this is great on a number of levels. The team gets a shirt to sell to help with expenses. Their supporters now have attractive shirts that are very visible in the stands. The team sees the shirts in the stands and gets an emotional “boost” while they are playing. Basically, everybody wins here.
Rossmoyne Rhinos: Uniform Tops
The Rossmoyne Rhinos play in the Masters Football League. We made uniform tops for the players and polo shirts for the coaches. They wanted a design that would have been too big to embroider but perfect for the sublimation process. They not only have a design, but multiple sponsors’ logos on their chests and arms.
The Durability Factor
Besides the visible versatility of sublimation, we think its best benefit is its durability. The colours are dyed directly into the fabric, which is heated to help the dyes “set.” This means that the shirts or uniforms can take a beating without any of the design rubbing off. Screen printing and embroidery can sometimes be damaged by impact. With sublimation, the colours are in the fabric to stay. The only way the colours will be worn off is if the fabric is worn off, too.
Let Us Provide All of Your Sports Apparel
At ImagePak Marketing, we carry a full range of sporting uniforms and t-shirts. We offer polo shirt printing, t-shirt printing, basketball jerseys, football jerseys and any sports apparel you can think of. We make it in our Perth area facility, but can deliver anywhere in Australia. We can provide club polos, jersey tops and t-shirts, all customised any way you want them.
With the sublimation printing process, we can print anything you need on almost any garment. We can deliver in your team colours or we can model jerseys after your favourite professional teams.
Because sublimation lets the dyes absorb into the shirt, there is no added weight or thickness to hold in the heat on a hot day. Your polo shirt, t-shirt or jersey stays cool and “breathable,” even when the Perth weather is at its hottest.
To learn more or to place an order, call us today: (08) 92444 111.