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Artwork & Templates

What is Dye Sublimation?

Sublimation is a printing process during which the ink is impregnated into the fabric in gas form. A sublimated print cannot be felt on the surface of the garment nor does it impede the technical performance of the fabric. Sublimated designs will not fade, shrink or crack, they are guaranteed for the life of the garment to look like the day you bought it. This custom printing process is ideal for team uniforms, jerseys, shorts or any technical garments that require custom printing and design.

Template & Artwork Instructions

Artwork Instructions:

  • Use our Adobe Illustrator templates to place your artwork

  • All artwork must be vector based, bitmaps must be converted

  • All fonts must be converted to outlines/curves

  • All artwork must be created in the original size (templates are on a 1:1 basis of the ready-made shirt)

  • Colours will be printed exactly as provided in the artfile, in CMYK

  • Send artwork as Adobe Illustrator CS2 (or lower). Please do not use Photoshop.


Template Instructions:

  • Place artwork in respective sublayer of Template layer named "ARTWORK"

  • Place names and numbers (group each players name/number combination) in a sublayer named "NAMES+NUMBERS" of layer named "ARTWORK". Each players name and number should be on the same layer so when you hide the other player layers, only one name and the corresponding number is visible.

  • Ensure background design/colour extends to fill entire box around panel pieces

  • You may recolour the GAIA logos, but they must not be removed or relocated 

  • Optional: create clipping masks

  • Optional: for precision designs with wrapping design elements, you may submit a different artfile for each size garment that is being ordered.  Each shirt size corresponds to a line in the men's (S-XXL) and women's (XS-XL) templates provided.  If this method is chosen, ensure that you select the same size pattern panel for all pieces (front, back, sleeves, collar) is saved in the artfile.  Ensure that art is shown accurately on each size/graphic file and that there is 0.75cm/0.25" of overlap on the wrapping design to allow for the seam.

Template Download:

The Templates below are in hi-res full size .pdf format.  They must be edited and submitted in Adobe Illustrator. If you have questions or need help please contact us


Short Sleeve Jerseys/Shirts:

No Sleeve Shirts:

Beach Style Tank Tops:

Racer Back Shirts:​

Long Sleeve Jerseys/Shirts:




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Template Examples:

These are some examples showing how to place your artwork correctly. Click on the image to zoom. 

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