Sublimation VS Embroidery

  1. Full-Color Designs: Sublimation allows for intricate and full-color designs, covering the entire jersey seamlessly with vibrant graphics.
  2. Breathable and Smooth Finish: The sublimation process integrates the design into the fabric, resulting in a smooth and breathable finish without compromising the material's feel.
  3. Durability: Sublimated designs are durable, resistant to fading, and less prone to cracking or peeling, making them suitable for intense sports activities.
  4. Complex Designs: Ideal for designs with gradients, fades, or intricate patterns, as sublimation can capture fine details effectively.
  5. Limitations on Fabric Types: Sublimation works best on polyester fabrics, so the choice of material may be limited.
  1. Textured and Raised Appearance: Embroidery adds a tactile dimension, creating a textured and raised appearance on the jersey. It gives a classic and premium feel.
  2. Durability: Embroidery is highly durable and can withstand repeated washing and wear without significant loss of quality.
  3. Specific Design Elements: Suitable for logos, team names, or other specific details rather than covering the entire jersey.
  4. Timeless and Professional Look: Embroidery often imparts a timeless and professional look, which can be appealing for a more traditional aesthetic.
  5. Material Compatibility: Embroidery works well on various fabric types, providing flexibility in choosing jersey materials.

In summary, sublimation is excellent for teams seeking vibrant, full-coverage designs with a modern look, especially on polyester-based jerseys. On the other hand, embroidery is a classic choice, offering durability and a premium feel, ideal for specific logos and details. Some teams may even combine both techniques, using sublimation for large graphics and embroidery for logos or smaller elements.

Sublimation Printed:

Team (QTY 12-75): 99.00
Custom Singles: 249.00
Bulk (QTY 75+): 75.00

Embroidered Tackle Twill:

Team (QTY 12-75): 149.00
Custom Singles: 319.00
Bulk (QTY 75+): 144.00

Please note: Not all designs are created equal. Design complexity, stitch count, size of design, number of locations and turnaround times may incur additional fees. Lets chat about your needs and we can get you the best price and fill you in on your best options.


In sublimation, the design is first digitally printed onto a special paper using sublimation inks. The paper with the design is then placed onto the fabric of the jersey, and the two are subjected to heat and pressure.

During this process, the sublimation inks on the paper turn into a gas and permeate the fibers of the fabric. As a result, the design becomes an integral part of the fabric itself rather than sitting on top of it. This creates a durable, fade-resistant, and vibrant design that covers the entire jersey, including the front, back, sleeves, and any other areas.

Sublimated jerseys are known for their ability to showcase intricate and full-colour designs seamlessly, allowing for creative and unique team aesthetics. The process also ensures a smooth and breathable finish, making them a popular choice for sports uniforms, including jerseys.

Embroidered Tackle Twill

In embroidery, a design is digitized into a specific format compatible with an embroidery machine. The fabric of the jersey is then securely hooped and placed under the machine. The machine uses coloured threads to stitch the design onto the fabric, following the programmed pattern.

Embroidery adds a textured and raised dimension to the design, as the threads create a tactile surface on the jersey. This method is often used for adding logos, team names, player numbers, or other intricate details to the jersey. Embroidered jerseys are known for their durability and high-quality finish, making them resistant to wear and washing.

While embroidery is more commonly applied to specific areas of the jersey, such as logos or lettering, rather than covering the entire garment, it provides a classic and professional look that many teams appreciate for its timeless appeal and lasting quality.