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SUBLIMATION & TEAM APPAREL

Get The Same Print Technology Used by the Big Leagues

Professional looking apparel at budget conscious pricing. Say good-bye to worrying about the amount of colors in your design. Dye sublimation is a way to print vibrant, full color designs on many types of apparel and other items. The process involves special inks and an application process to infuse your designs directly Into the garment. The result is a super high quality, vibrant print. With screen printing, the inks rest on top of the garment. With dye sublimation, the inks are infused into the fabric which is permanent. Go ahead, step up your game with sublimated apparel. 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

How It Works

For sublimation apparel, ordering is easy. Design your own custom gear right here – online or request a quote from our team. It’s that easy! Please note, payment is due prior to the start of production for all orders.

Can I Design Online

Can I design masks or team gear on your site?

HECK YEAH YOU CAN! 

Design your own custom gear right here – online. Start from choosing an option below this section. You do not need design skills. Our designer will walk you through the entire process. 

Creating Team Apparel

For team apparel and gear, we’ve made it super easy for our customers. When designing right on our site, simply upload your logo (or use one of our clipart versions), then create a section on the garment for player names and/or numbers. During your approval view, simply enter each player’s name/number in the roster section and we’ll the rest.

This way, if you have 12 players, you’re not designing 12 garments, Design it once and we’ll add each player’s credentials automatically. Boom! yep, it’s that easy!

Multi-Colored Logos

What if I have a multi-colored logo?

No problem! With sublimation prints, there is no need to worry about “how many colors” are in your design. Everything sublimation is printed in full color. 

Why Choose Sublimation

If you’re looking for the ultimate professional look in your team apparel, then look no further. We bring the same print-technology used by the big leagues for professional sports and team apparel decoration – at budget friendly pricing. 

Our sublimation print technology lets you piece together a unique look for your team gear and uniforms – allowing you to stand out from your competition. Your team logos, sponsor logos and player credentials are printed in full color – infused directly into the garments. The results speak for themselves. Your finished garments are ultra-soft with brilliant, full color prints which will last a lifetime. 

Is This Only For Sports

Not at all. While the majority of our customers utilize sublimation-technology for their sports team’s apparel, it has many other useful applications.

  • Fundraisers (upscale apparel)
  • Biking/Racing Events
  • Uniforms
  • Events
  • General Use
  • and more ….
Adding Colors To Garments

Do the garments come in different colors?

That is the beautiful thing about Sublimation. All garments are “made to order”. You can make your garments different colors or shades. Really! Try out our online design tool.

Want orange sleeves on your soccer shirt … done. You want a pink collar on your practice jersey … done. It’s that easy. Give it a try!

Minimum Quantities

Minimum quantities may vary depending on the items you are ordering. Typically, on most sublimated orders/items, there is a minimum of 12 pcs. After you begin designing online, you’ll see the minimum quantities for that item. 

If you need items you do not see, please submit a quote for accurate, up to date pricing.

Production Time
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Production time will depend on the type of apparel you are selecting for sublimation. Typical turn around time for sublimation is around 15 business days after proof approval.

Check Order Status

How do I check on the status of my order?

Our improved system now provides you with order updates and status notifications automatically via email. No need to log in anywhere, remember passwords or make numerous phone calls. We keep you informed throughout the entire production and shipping process.

Your can log into your account right here at Northeast Printwear to see the latest updates as well. 

Please note, if you are not receiving updates, check your email spam folder and add us to your contact list.

Design Service

If you do not have a hi-resolution or vector formatted design, no worries! We offer design service for a fraction of what other screen printers would charge. There is a lot of work that goes into creating an amazing design so pricing will depend on the complexity of your request.

Artwork Requirements

Follow these steps below to submit artwork for Sublimation:

  • Use a professional design program such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or Corel Draw to create your designs in RGB color mode.
  • Artwork must be a minimum resolution of 200 dpi, a transparent background and scaled to size (the size to be printed).
  • Convert all text/fonts to smart objects or shapes.
  • Submit high resolution artwork in PSD Format (we will also accept PNG, JPEG, PDF formats) or vector format (preferred).

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Note: We do not accept BMP or low quality images taken from the internet. As a rule – quality artwork yields a quality print. So take the time and invest in creating your artwork in hi-resolution.

Images copy/paste or saved from the internet are low quality and will produce poor quality prints. Convert your artwork to high resolution. If you need your designs converted to high resolution, an artwork charge will apply.

Viewing Online Proofs

Designing your gear online, you’ll receive an instant proof for approval. Here, you can make as many changes as you wish before submitting your order. 

For orders not designed via our online designer, you will receive an online proof for approval.

When viewing online proofs, please keep in mind these are computer generated versions of the overall layout and the finished product may look slightly different. The proof is to reference logo placement and to view colors selected for print. Everyone’s monitor /screen will display the colors in the proof slightly different. It is the customer’s responsibility to veiw the proof in it’s entiriey and check for any errors. Once approved, changes can not be made to the design or layout.

Also, the type of garment, blend and color all affect the final print color. This is normal and we try our best to counter act this whenever possible.

Wash Instructions

To keep your decorated garments looking their best and last wash after wash, we recommend the following care instructions:

  • Wait at least 24 hours before first wash.
  • Wash inside out in cold/warm water set to normal wash cycle. The use of chlorine bleach is not recommended for any type of garment, especially decorated apparel.
  • Hang to dry or in automatic dryer at low setting. Placing clothing is a dryer will shorten the garment life.

For hard surfaces, clean as you normally would as your item will not fade, peel or crack.

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Customer Supplied Garments

Unfortunately, we can not accept customer supplied garments for production/decoration. We offer a wide variety of apparel options through several of our suppliers, which are available in our online product catalogs.

Returns

Due to the customization nature of apparel decoration, we can not accept returns on custom items. So, please be sure you have the correct sizes when ordering along with paying attention to your online proof for accuracy. 

HOW DO I ORDER

Ordering custom apparel is easy. Let your creativity loose and design your gear online. Choose from your type of apparel, colors and add your logos. Yep – we told you it’s that easy! Or you can submit a quote request to us. Either way you choose takes you one step closer to getting the gear you need.

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We offer Sublimated and Screen Printed Team Gear.
Get a Quote or Browse our Sports Catalog.

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PERMANENT

Unlike traditional printing methods where the prints mostly rest on top of the garments, dye sublimation prints actually become a part of the apparel. The inks are heated which become a gas embedded into the garment resulting in an ultra soft feel.

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CHECK OUT OUR CATALOGS

Need more apparel options? No problem. We have many options to fit your needs and budget.

Go-Ahead, Send Us Your Logo

We accept many file formats from many industry standard applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel.

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