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Looking to buy unbranded cycling shirts. Want to have my own design printed on them. Where does one buy them?

The synthetic materials modern cycling clothing is made from cannot be printed on after the garment has been sewn together. The reason is that nothing sticks to it and inks will not penetrate and adhere. They use a process called sublimation printing to put the design on the material before it is cut and sewn.

 

https://www.printi.com/blog/sublimation-printing/

 

It is a bit expensive if you only want a couple of shirts made. It gets better if you do a dozen or more.

 

I have had good service from Anatomic

 

http://www.anatomic.co.za/gallery/

 

I also have a shirt or 2 from Enjoy that seems to just outlast most others.

 

https://enjoy.cc/contact/

 

There are many others, but I have not got any personal experience of them.

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The synthetic materials modern cycling clothing is made from cannot be printed on after the garment has been sewn together. The reason is that nothing sticks to it and inks will not penetrate and adhere. They use a process called sublimation printing to put the design on the material before it is cut and sewn.

 

https://www.printi.com/blog/sublimation-printing/

 

It is a bit expensive if you only want a couple of shirts made. It gets better if you do a dozen or more.

 

I have had good service from Anatomic

 

http://www.anatomic.co.za/gallery/

 

I also have a shirt or 2 from Enjoy that seems to just outlast most others.

 

https://enjoy.cc/contact/

 

There are many others, but I have not got any personal experience of them.

 

One of the biggest advantages of sublimation printing is the ability to do it on made up garments

I have no experience in printing cycling gear but there is no reason you can’t do it on a bib or shirt

It’s always easier to print before sewing but not essential

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One of the biggest advantages of sublimation printing is the ability to do it on made up garments

I have no experience in printing cycling gear but there is no reason you can’t do it on a bib or shirt

It’s always easier to print before sewing but not essential

I stand corrected.

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Ok, idea not scrapped then [emoji16]

not sure about that - as DJR mentioned it's always easier in panels before sewing

 and generally speaking printing is a volume based thing - pretty sure it can be done but you could probably buy a few assos sets for what it may cost.  I do printing but not in this field so I'm passing on info with limited knowledge.  If someone does digital sublimation printing they could possibly specialise in limited runs.

 

I have branded some of my shirts in the past so that my team mate and I looked professional in the middle of the Sani pack but that was basically just some words

 

Worth investigating and letting us all know your findings

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I stand corrected.

You definitely can sublimate on to finished garments... but there are limitations for sure.

Surfaces need to be flat, other print can be transferred back out the garment and get faded, certain zips can melt, certain fabrics and threads can melt etc

 

Definitely easier to do the print up front, but as per race leaders jerseys you certainly can do some branding after, but it’s limited for sure

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  • 3 weeks later...
Sublimation printing is marvelous, yet not enchantment (entirely close however). I experience good outcome from Epson Stylus C88+ sublimation printer mentioned by best reviews in their list


 

Remember these rules for the most flawlessly awesome outcomes:

 

1. Single-Sided Prints will show the uncovered article of clothing shading on the non-printed side. 

 

2. Smears and White Streaks close to edges, creases, and collars are typical (picture left). 

 

3. Moving On Press up to 2" is typical. Prints are not ready to be adjusted front-to-back. 

 

4. Be careful with Web Images! Top notch prints require work of art that is in any event 150 dpi.

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Sublimation printing is marvelous, yet not enchantment (entirely close however). I experience good outcome from Epson Stylus C88+ sublimation printer mentioned by best reviews in their list
 
Remember these rules for the most flawlessly awesome outcomes:
 
1. Single-Sided Prints will show the uncovered article of clothing shading on the non-printed side. 
 
2. Smears and White Streaks close to edges, creases, and collars are typical (picture left). 
 
3. Moving On Press up to 2" is typical. Prints are not ready to be adjusted front-to-back. 
 
4. Be careful with Web Images! Top notch prints require work of art that is in any event 150 dpi.

 

flawlessly awesome post, most enchantment I am

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One of the biggest advantages of sublimation printing is the ability to do it on made up garments

I have no experience in printing cycling gear but there is no reason you can’t do it on a bib or shirt

It’s always easier to print before sewing but not essential

Yes you can but it will look super k@k. To sublimate the material has to be flat and aligned with reference points to get it in the right location. Try laying out a bib on the printing machine

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