Things you need to know before custom sublimated sportswear
Before traveling, we sometimes would do some research, which will help us save money, energy and effort. Similarly, before customizing thermal transfer sportswear, knowing some good strategies will be of great help to us.
What information do we need to know before customizing sportswear?
The most important part is to find a professional supplier. Professional suppliers can do more with less. Where to look for professional suppliers? - Through Alibaba.com and various relevant exhibitions. There is an article about China’s Top 10 sportswear manufacturers, which introduces some of China's experienced sportswear factories.
(Here is the link for the top 10).
The exhibition is also a way to find a professional supplier, you can negotiate directly with the manufacturer at the show, and you can also see the quality of the sample. Such as Canton Fair, Australian Exhibition, American Magic Show, German ISPO MUNICH Exhibition, etc. These exhibitions have attracted many sportswear manufacturers in recent years.
Next we need to know the delivery date. There are 2 kinds of delivery, normal delivery and urgent delivery.
|Normal Delivery||2 – 3 Weeks||Such as: Full thermal transfer t-shirt, football uniform, basketball uniform||10 – 1000 pieces|
|Urgent Delivery||1 Weeks||Such as: Full thermal transfer t-shirt, football uniform, basketball uniform||10 – 200 pieces|
Based on different quantity and process, and the delivery time vary too. The above mentioned delivery period is the factory time and usually does not include transportation time. If it is by air, you can receive the goods within 3-5 days. For expedited orders, some factories may require an expedited fee.
What information do we need to provide to suppliers when customizing sportswear?
|Design diagram||Send to the manufacturer in the format of PDF, CDR or AI|
|Size Chart||Manufacturers provide, online search for brand sportswear size chart|
|Minimum Order Quantity||Full thermal transfer printing starts with a minimum order of 10 pieces, with silk screen logo at least 100 pieces|
|Logo||Size, process, colour (if there are special requirements), colour is mostly based on Pantone colour number|
|Fabric||Composition, weight, function|
The patchwork order starts with a minimum order of about 50 pieces. Some fabrics are costly and can also affect the minimum order quantity, such as some windbreaker jackets. The minimum order quantity is 100 or more.
It is also necessary to understand the production steps, so that we can know the progress of the order.