Wrestling Singlets and AquaTru – A Perfect Match
Wrestling singlets are one of the biggest challenges to custom print.
They have tremendous stretch and typically made from a polyester/Lycra or polyester/Spandex material. Singlets take a lot of abuse between rubbing on the mat and the physical contact of the wrestlers, needing tremendous durability.
What is AquaTru?
AquaTru transfers are a water-based transfer with tremendous stretch and rebound. They are the perfect solution for Lycra and Spandex apparel.
AquaTru applies with a heat press at a low temperature to also prevent scorching and heat press lines.
An added dye block will prevent bleed on sublimated singlets or singlets with a dark dye usually red and maroon colors.
AquaTru is printed on large 12″ x 19″ sheets. Fill the sheet with multiples of the same print or different items that are the same ink color. Once you set up the sheet, the minimum order is 50 sheets.
Applying the Transfer to the Wrestling Singlet
Work with only one layer when heat pressing by “dressing”, or threading, the singlet on your heat press.
For smaller prints, you may want to use one of the smaller interchangeable platens.
Set your temperature at 275°F, press for 12 seconds, and peel. Your singlet is ready for its match.
Helpful Tips for Printing Wrestling Apparel
- AquaTru also applies to cotton, polyester and poly/cotton blends so you can use space on your sheet to create and print a shirt for the wrestling team or tournament t-shirts and sweatshirts.
- To size your print for your singlet check to see if there are any seams on the singlet that would make the print area smaller. Measure about .5″ away from the seams to find your print area