Does your customer want just one shirt with a fun phrase? Do you want to add a name or number inside clip art? Personalizing every shirt or a bat bag for the baseball team? Does a basketball team want to put the sponsor name above the number on their jerseys? Have you ordered Peel & Press letters and run out of a letter?
These are just a few of the many uses of Express Names™. Express Names are screen printed plastisol ink that can be applied to anything cotton, polyester or a poly/cotton blend. Application takes just 4 seconds. They come to you ready to apply, pre-spaced on a release paper strip ready for application. You can order as letters, numbers, or even symbols such as #, !, or ?. The order received is the same order you give them to us making your application organization easy.
Express Names are available in 1, 2, 2.5 and 3 inch letter height sizes. They can be ordered straight across, arched or vertical. There are 5 font choices – Arial, Full Block, Hercules, Impress and Vogue.
Color choices are :
- Bubblegum Pink
- Columbia Blue
- Dark Brown
- Dark Green
- Kelly Green
- Metallic Gold
- Metallic Silver
- Texas Orange
- Vegas Gold
If you are ready to order screen printed transfer numbers for your customer’s jerseys and want to figure out how many numbers you will need as well as the cost, use one of our easy to use number calculators. There are several ways to use the calculator, which is found under the names & numbers tab on the home page under resources.
1. You know what you need—If you already know how many 5 packs you need, this is the quickest way to order and will give you the price. Use this only if you know how many packs you will need.
2. You have a list of numbers – player’s chose their own numbers. You can add names if you will also be ordering Peel & Press letters for personalization. Or if you will be ordering Express Names™, enter the numbers only in this area
3. Number Range – Use this when ordering consecutive numbers. For example, for a league you might have 6 teams that will be numbered 1-15.
4. Digits – If you know how many of each digit you need, but not the best way to order such as 5 packs, Express Packs or a kit. This tool will help you figure out the best way to order.
Leagues can be one of your biggest potentials but also one of your most difficult jobs. Most leagues are on a tight budget, you are most likely part of the community so they want you to give them the best deal and volunteers are running the leagues and were delayed in getting started so they need them fast. Sound familiar? That is a summary of the league business, but transfers can really help make the entire process smoother.
Most leagues will want sponsor names on the uniforms. These sponsors pay for the league so it is a very important aspect of the league itself. If the baseball league has a tight budget, and who doesn’t, league sponsor ordering can lower your cost.
First, get together a list of all of the sponsors, the ink color needed for each team and the number of players on each team. Figure out what size letters will work best for your teams. The most popular size is 2” tall letters. Most teams have a variety of size shirts, so the typical width is 11”, which in most cases will fit on your youth small shirt, but also won’t look lost on your XL baseball coach’s shirt.
Now that you have all of the facts, choose a sponsor layout that matches the information you were provided. If you are using 2” letters, one order will take care of 6 teams. So first let’s put all of the white ink sponsors together. The first 6 sponsors are your first order. What is the largest number of players in that list? That is how many sheets you will order. So if 3 of the teams have 12 players, 2 teams have 13 and 1 14 players, you will order at the closest price break to the highest number of players, in this case you will order 15 sheets. Ordering at price breaks will save you money, it is less to order 15 sheets than 12, and you have extras of every team for fill-ins and lost jerseys! Repeat this process for the rest of the teams. If you have one team that is the only team using orange ink, you will use our Express Names™ ordering for this team.
If you order by 11 am EST, your order will ship the same day, and we service the entire continental US with 2 day delivery for the price of ground shipping, (Our special Speedy Air is used for those on the west coast or out of standard 2 day shipping), so your entire baseball league order will be in your hands in 2 days or less, probably before the uniforms arrive!
Introducing the new Champ Air™, a screen printed transfer number style, perfect for your spring sports applications including performance wear, uniforms and t-shirts. The printed mesh design gives it space to breath and lightens the weight. It applies to cotton, polyester and cotton/poly blends in just four seconds using your heat press.
The number is available in 4, 6, 8 and 10” sizes in the colors white and black and a 2 color version that is white with a black outline.
Champ Air, like all Easy Prints® numbers, are made for easy application. They are printed on a release paper that automatically aligns with other digits for your 2 digit numbering, as well as the Express Names™ that can be positioned above the number and applied at the same time. This self-alignment system saves you valuable time and money. An entire team can have their uniforms with a screen printed number in less than 10 minutes!
Numbers are sold in packs of five, as well as money saving Express Packs (can number three teams) and Kits (to number a league). Orders placed by 3:00 EST will ship the same day.
Being a part of the apparel industry, when you travel you take special note in the custom printed t-shirts and sweatshirts everyone is wearing. This past Saturday we were in Disney World during “rival weekend.” The number of tourists wearing their support on their shirt was amazing. We saw both Ohio State and Michigan shirts, Florida and Florida State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State and Clemson and South Carolina.
What really surprised me was that despite all the different types of artwork available, including our own from Great Dane Graphics, the most popular look is the vertical arch!
What is a vertical arch? With a vertical arch, the bottom of the letters sit on an arc, yet the letters remain upright. The Easy Prints® layout for the vertical arch, one line of text is QAL-3. You can have this say anything you need, any font, and your choice of letter height. The vertical arch format is also available as an Express Name™ in Full Block or Hercules if you just need one of a particular name, phrase or word.
As Clevelanders who don’t get much of a chance to celebrate our sports victories, this rival weekend was one to be noted. Our Ohio State Buckeyes beat Michigan, and our Cleveland Browns beat the Pittsburgh Steelers!
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) have created a lot of questions for custom decorators. How does this affect you and your business?
There are two parts to this legislation. The first concerns children’s wear for those 12 and under. This includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, caps or any other type of apparel that will be worn by this age group. This portion of the act controls lead in items. All of our products meet this requirement including screen printed transfers, numbers, Express names™, and digital transfers. Our rhinestone transfers are low lead and do fall within the CPSIA guidelines for general children’s wear, too.
The second part of the legislation concerns infant and toddler items for those 3 and under that will be using for sleeping and eating such as pajamas and bibs. If you are decorating these items you will want to use CAD-PRINTZ® which meets these requirements. Certification is available if needed.
Help your customer with gift giving shopping—Transfer Extreme™ Christmas gives you a choice of 5 different stock transfers, 3 with Puff ink that can be applied to cotton, polyester and cotton/polyester blends in seconds.
Our new line of full color transfers can be applied to tees, tote bags, fleece, towels and even pillowcases! They are sold in packs of 10 for just $20. You can buy a pack of your favorite design or a multi-pack that includes 2 of each of the 5 designs.
You can even create your own “gift” by adding your store name to the prints! One customer told us they gave a personalized tote bag, with every order over $100. Not only did their customers buy a little more to reach the $100 plateau, it was great advertising when carried in public, generating more business.
Ready for your parties and other Halloween events is our newest addition to Transfer Extreme™ – Halloween. Choose from five different colorful plastisol ink transfers or order the multi-pack. Each pack includes 10 transfers for just $20! These custom transfers can be applied to any color apparel that is cotton, polyester or cotton/poly blends in just 4 seconds. They are in stock and ready to ship the same day when ordered by 3:00 PM EST. Add a Halloween transfer to a tote bag for the ultimate Trick or Treat bag, a great favor idea for school Halloween parties!
You can also personalize these stock prints by adding an Express Name or creating a gang sheet in Glow-in-the-Dark for an extra scary touch! Add the name of a haunted house or hay ride and sell for extra profits, or add the host’s name for a great hostess gift for the neighborhood Halloween party.
Baseball All Star teams are forming and these teams will need uniforms. Start with the front of the uniform and dress them like pros! An entire layout category is dedicated to these players in our Easy Prints® collection. Many of these teams will want two or more colors on the print and our online design tool, Easy View™ can show your customers what the print will look like in two colors on their shirt. All Star teams frequently also add a number to the front of the uniform under the logo, especially script with tails layouts. If doing teen uniforms, our 4” numbers are perfect. For smaller youth, use 2.5” or 3” numbers ordered through our Express Names program. If using 2.5” numbers you can fit 10 digits in one strip, and for 3” numbers you can fit 8.
The All Stars will want to be recognized so be sure so to be sure to add an Express Name above the number on the back. The 2.5” size is best for teen uniforms and the 2” size is perfect for younger teams. The number under the name can be ordered in two colors to match the uniform front, and with Easy Prints® numbers it is one application in just 4 seconds. For teen uniforms, an 8” number can be used and for smaller sizes use a 6” number.
If your team has a sponsor this can be added to the sleeve. Add this as well as a cap size print for your team caps to the front logo and create a gang sheet – all three logos are printed on one sheet for a great cost savings.
Add an American flag to the other sleeve and your All Star is ready to play!