Bicycling jerseys are made of nylon and synthetic material designed to wick moisture from the skin and push it out from the body to the outside of the fabric. These skin-tight articles of clothing undergo a custom printing process known as sublimation to achieve the vibrant prints and colors. This process requires highly caustic and dangerous chemicals, making it difficult to take on as a home job. There are many companies that specialize in working with your team or club to sublimate and produce custom cycling jerseys. Working with them is an easy process leading to the production of your proprietary jerseys.
Online retailer Bike Jerseys offers custom printed/sublimated jerseys with a varying range of rates depending on the amount of jerseys ordered. Design your own jersey prints and artwork then submit to Bike Jerseys to get a price quote and timeline for delivery. Bike Jerseys will email you the template for art work design and all information for working to make your jerseys upon request. Front, back sides and sleeves can be designed for many combinations of personalization. You produce the artwork and Bike Jerseys handles the chemical printing process.
Voler is a top producer of bicycling clothing and gear. Voler supplies several of the Tour de France level teams with their customized cycling apparel and works with small teams and clubs throughout the world designing and printing custom jerseys. Voler's process has you submit your artwork and design to their printing team. You choose the base color jersey you want, sizes, colors for your deigns and if you wish a two, three or four color custom jersey (the printed/sublimated portion). Voler offers templates to make the process easy for non-artists hoping for custom jerseys.
Sugoi produces clothing for bicycling, triathlon and running. Sugoi customizes jerseys for clubs, teams and events. Templates are available on their website, providing an easy method of designing your custom jersey. Submit jersey base color choice, production run (how many you need) and sizes. The Sugoi printing team reviews the design and gives you a quote along with a scheduled time of delivery. Off line design is available. Submit artwork for jerseys by mail on their prescribed templates (downloadable or mailed to you upon request).
Article Written By Eric Cedric
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.