How To Design Custom Rowing Kit
Are you interested in custom JL gear for your team or club? With our sublimation printing method, the possibilities really are endless for your design! We make the entire experience, from start to finish, as easy as possible for you to navigate. Keep reading for more information on the process and answers to some common questions we receive about the design process.
First, let's start with the basics:
HOW TO DESIGN AND ORDER CUSTOM GEAR
1. Send us a sketch or describe an idea you have via email. Don't have any ideas yet? No problem! Send us your logo and any colors you'd like to use and our art team will create some ideas. You can also send us a photo of unisuits or other gear you like, but want to change aspects of.
2. Your dedicated account manager will reach out to discuss your ideas.
3. We will send you custom mockups for the garment(s) you are interested in.
4. Either approve your designs, or work with your account manager to revise the mockups until they meet your approval.
5. Place your order with your account manager, or we can set up a dedicated team store so that your team can order with us.
Yes, it's that easy! Still have questions? Let's get into some more detail!
Q: What do I need to start?
You can either have an exact idea in your head of the colors and design you would like, or you can simply have the colors of your team. If you have an idea, you can either describe it to us, or you can draw a really rough sketch. We have received all sorts of sketches and descriptions, and trust us, we can take your ideas and create a design that sets your team apart! After you send us your ideas, colors, and/or logos, we will ask you for any details that might be missing or that our art team requests.
Here are some examples of sketches we received with the final unisuit design:
Q: Is there a blank mockup that we can draw on?
Yes! Please click the links below to download our blank unisuit mockup and design your own!
Men's Blank Unisuit Mockup
Women's Blank Unisuit Mockup
We have dyed fabrics in standard colors (navy, black, white, red, forest green, and royal blue) and can use sublimation to apply any pantone color you like to a design. If your club or school has defined pantone colors then let us know and we can apply them to your design. If you're not sure which pantones you want to use then your account manager can send our colorbook of colors to choose from!
Q: How long does the design process take?
Depending on the complexity of the design, and how much information you sent us, the art team can have your custom mockups created in approximately 2-5 business days. If you know exactly what you want, or it is a simple design, it will take less time than if it is a complex design, or if we are coming up with the concept.
Q: What is concept art?
If you have no idea what you would like your custom gear to look like, we turn it over to our art team for concept art, and they can come up with a couple ideas for you to consider. You can also check out some design inspiration.
Q: Is there a fee for designing custom gear?
We do not charge art any art fees for designing your custom gear! We pride ourselves in designing high-quality custom gear for your team.
Q: What is sublimation?
Sublimation is a method of printing on apparel that we use. It offers some huge benefits such as designs that go seam-to-seam, permanent, full-color designs that won't wash away over time, and it is better for the environment than dyed apparel. The most important thing is that it allows for infinite possibilities for your custom garments.
>>Want to read more on sublimation? Read our blog post "What Is Sublimation? And Why Do We Use It?"
Q: What exactly can we design?
Because we use high-quality sublimation, we can really do anything - roster names, team logos, swirls, camo, designs on the sleeves, designs on the front and back - you name it! The only limitation is your imagination (and our art team's, so that's pretty big)!
Q: How do we send our logo to you?
We will typically need your logo in a vector file. If your team has a graphic designer or someone design-savvy, they may be able to create the vector logo. If you do not have a vector file, please let us know and we would be happy to discuss how we can help.
Q: The product images on the website only show certain colors, can you make different ones?
Absolutely! All of the product images on our website are just examples of the garment itself. If it is shown with specific diagonals, texture, patterns, or colors, those are simply examples and can be changed. You are not limited by the designs shown on the images.