Uniform customization – What technique is right for your team?

Here are four of the most common printing techniques used for uniform customization:


Tackle Twill, or applique, is a custom embroidery method.  Pre-cut cloth/twill of any typeface, character, shape, or design are sewed on to the surface a jersey. 

Tackle Twill is very durable. Most professional team jerseys have been decorated with tackle twill logos, names and numbers for generations. Tackle twill is tough and can last through multiple seasons, saving leagues a lot of money in uniform costs. Get your team wear order started today by calling (415) 383-9072 or contacting California Team Wear Tackle Twill Jersey for uniform customization


Sublimation is another alternative for custom uniforms and team wear. The benefits: Any order can be fulfilled quickly from one piece to several hundred pieces.
Sublimation is the process of transferring dye to a fabric using heat. The process allows for a full color, bright print covering the entire surface. The images and graphics are printed on special paper placed on the garment and heat is applied, allowing the ink to become part of the fabric. The best part is that the numbers, letters and graphics do not peel, wear off, or come out in the wash.



Screen Printing, which is also known as Silk Screening, is a method of printing graphics on apparel using thick inks that lay on top of the material rather than soaking into the shirt. Screen Printing is what most companies use. The process has been used for decades. California Team Wear offers Screen Printing, along with DTG (Direct to Garment). The quantity you need will determine which technique to use.

Screen printed hoodie for uniform customization


What is DIRECT TO GARMENT (DTG) Printing?

DTG stands for “direct to garment” printing. The apparel is loaded onto a special machine using water-based inks which are absorbed by the fibers of the garment. Think of the same technology used to print a report or letter from your office or home printer.  The ink is applied directly to the garment (t-shirt or sweatshirt, or the like) hence the term DTG. DTG printing is recommended for quantities under 24 pieces.

Direct to Garment t-shirt for uniform customization


Get started today by reaching out to us or calling (415) 383-9072 so our team can start creating your order using any of the uniform customization techniques described above!

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