So you’re interested in buying some custom uniforms, but you’re not sure whether to get tackle twill or sublimated? Well before we go into what we think’s best, let’s have a brief look at each process:
Tackle twill, or stitched, involves sewing down a number or letter made by cutting pieces of one material and applying them to the surface of another material usually with a nylon twill. Basically, tackle twill begins with a “patch” of sorts that is applied to the uniform that is then sewn to the material for a more rugged and authentic finish.
The advantage of tackle twill is it offers a more authentic and bolder look to your uniform, much like embroidery but with a lower stitch count, so it’s more affordable while creating a three-dimensional work of art.
Sublimation on the other hand is a traditional printing method in which a printer uses heat to transfer dye directly into the desired uniform. Rather than weaving, embroidering or screen printing a design, sublimation applies the pigment directly into material in a vibrant and colorfast way. On of the biggest advantages of sublimation is it does not fade or chip. And if you had a very elaborate logo like say a massive bulldog, then this process makes it very easy to make a bold statement on your uniform.
Each of the processes is quite different and both serve a purpose in the world of custom sports uniforms. Tackle Twill is the most popular method used by professional sporting teams and gives a bold, authentic and classic look, whereas sublimation is more ideal for people wanting a lighter garment where they can showcase a very unique, elaborate or intricate design. Either way XPrint can provide your team with both. Please keep in mind all sublimation and tackle twill is not created equally.