Sublimation is the most versatile way to customize performance apparel, allowing for endless creative possibilities. Designs can incorporate any colour, gradient, font or other effect, all without compromising the weight or performance of the fabric.
How it Works
Sublimation is the process of inks being transferred into the fibres of the garment, as opposed to being applied on top of the fabric like in screen printing. Once a design has been sublimated, it becomes part of the material. The artwork will stretch with the fabric, it will allow sweat to wick through the design, and it will not crack or fade over time or with repeated washing.
Full Sub vs. Spot Sub
Full sublimation involves sublimating full panels of white fabric before they are sewn together, which allows you to maximize your design space.
Spot sublimation is using the same process but in a more limited area on a much smaller heat press machine, and applying the artwork to a white jersey that is already sewn together. You still get all the benefits of sublimation - unlimited colours, gradients, digital effects, and fonts.
Maximum Print Area
Spot sublimation is priced based on the number of "hits" per garment- how many times we use a heat press to apply artwork- and the size of each print. You can put multiple logos within the same print area. We will work with you to fit your artwork as efficiently as possible within the fewest number of hits!
We can press a maximum of 3 hits on any garment.
|Dimension||Men's Jersey||Women's Jersey||Raglan Jersey||Sleeve|
4" (short) / 12" (long)
To determine complete item pricing for your spot sublimated gear, we take the base price of the product and add the requested spot sublimation cost.
(up to 4" x 4")
(up to 8" x 8")
(up to 15" x 17")
|Name/Number Set-Up||$1/unit for number or name
$2/unit for number and name
If you have a VC Card, or qualify for a partnership/sponsorship discount or special offer, the discount is taken off the base product price, not customization.
For example, a short sleeve jersey with a standard spot sub logo on the front (8"x8") and small logo over a player number on the back would be priced out like this, assuming your team order was 12+ units:
Short sleeve jersey: $27
Spot sub front logo: $6
Spot sub back: $6 + $1 = $7*
*Since the full back number + logo fits within the same 8"x8" area (i.e. we can apply the design in one "hit"), the back cost is only $7.
Questions? We're here to help! Contact us for more information or a no-obligation estimate.
VC staff thoroughly reviews all orders, but each sublimated garment is unique and hand made. Some inconsistencies may occur from print to print including: small colour discrepancies, dust spots, and "ghosting" or colour shadowing. These are part of the sublimation process and cannot be prevented. If you believe there is a problem with one of our products beyond these issues, please contact us.