STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD
We offer customised vibrant apparel at great prices; with something to suit everyone’s budget. We can replicate your current sports uniform or individually design for your team so you really get noticed on and off the field. Small or large teams, we’ve got you covered!
Have a unique request? Our in-house patterndrafter and manufacturing team are able to bring your ideas to life.
Academy Apparel delivers every thing you need to realise your team requirements.
A great way to make your sports uniforms really pop is with sublimation printing.
How do we do it? First your design is printed onto a specialist transfer paper using water-based inks that have less of an environmental impact than harsher chemical inks. Once printed, the transfer is lined up with the fabric, and a combination of heat and pressure are applied. This causes the inks to transition from their current solid form, directly into a gas.
The inks then penetrate into the fibers of the material and are permanently bonded to the fibers. The end result is a high-definition print with an extremely intricate level of detail.
SUBLIMATION vs. SCREENPRINT
Screen printing sits on the surface of the material it is printed on, whereas dye-sub penetrates deep into the fibers. This means that sublimation printing is extremely fade-resistant. It will likely outlive most, if not all, other print methods.
Screenprint produces sharp edges but due to the digital methods that sublimation printing uses, the level of detail is so intricate. Not only can you print in photographic quality, but the detail is so outstanding you can even show brushstrokes.
The possibilities are endless with sublimation!