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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.

 

At GAIA we offer two sublimation techniques, basic sublimation and full body wrap sublimation.

 

Basic Sublimation

Our basic sublimation technique offers nearly unlimited possibilities to create your custom team uniforms. Why settle for spot sublimation when you can get 100% individual solutions, outstanding design options and as many logos and design elements as you like all starting at $32.00!

 

Basic sublimation guidelines and pricing:

Basic sublimation works for all designs that do not require alignment at the seams. Production takes 4 weeks, plus 4- 6 for shipping. Need it faster? We also offer Rush Production. Learn more about our timelines here

 

  • Sublimated short sleeve shirts or shorts: $32.00 (includes FULL COLOR front and back designs); add $3.00 for long sleeves.

  • Individual player names (optional): $5.00

  • Individual player number (optional): $5.00

  • Sleeve & collar logos (optional): $3.00/sleeve or collar. Note: colors and patterns are free if the element does not require alignment.

  • Background pattern: FREE

  • Background color: FREE

  • Set-up cost per order: FREE

  • Order minimum: 12. We can also produce less than 12 units. However, an up-charge per item will apply. 

 

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Basic Sublimation Design Examples

 

Full Body Wrap Sublimation

Our full body wrap sublimation technique offers unlimited possibilities to create your custom team jerseys or uniforms. Design elements can cross panels even if it requires exact alignment at the seams. Each garment is individually cut and sewn together to ensure that each design element is aligned at the seams/shirt panels.

 

Full Body Wrap Sublimation:  Design elements cross shirt panels. Production takes 4 weeks, plus 4- 6 for shipping.

Need it faster? We also offer Rush Production.

 

  • Full body wrap sublimation shirts: $55.00; add $3.00 for long sleeves.

  • Full body wrap sublimation shorts: $45.00 

  • Individual player names: included FREE

  • Individual player number: included FREE

  • Background colour: FREE

  • Set-up cost per order: FREE

  • Different template suggested for each size to ensure consistent design look.

  • Order minimum: 12. We can also produce less than 12 units. However, an up-charge per item will apply. 

Full Body Wrap Sublimation Design Examples

 
 

Artwork

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:

 

Shorts:

Template Examples:

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

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$38 Basic Sublimation LS

Basic sublimation. Design elements other do not cross seams and did not require alignment on the seams. Base price was $32 for long sleeve, plus $3.00 for each sleeve design. Add $5.00 for individual player names and $5.00 for numbers.