TACKLE TWILL VS SUBLIMATION
So you're interested in buying some custom uniforms, but you're not sure whether to get tackle twill or sublimated? Well before we go into what we think's best, let's have a brief look at each process:
Tackle twill, or stitched, involves sewing down a number or letter made by cutting pieces of one material and applying them to the surface of another material usually with a nylon twill. Basically, tackle twill begins with a “patch” of sorts that is applied to the uniform that is then sewn to the material for a more rugged and authentic finish.
The advantage of tackle twill is it offers a more authentic and bolder look to your uniform, much like embroidery but with a lower stitch count, so it's more affordable while creating a three-dimensional work of art.
Sublimation on the other hand is a traditional printing method in which a printer uses heat to transfer dye directly into the desired uniform. Rather than weaving, embroidering or screen printing a design, sublimation applies the pigment directly into material in a vibrant and colorfast way. On of the biggest advantages of sublimation is it does not fade or chip. And if you had a very ellaborate logo like say a massive bulldog, then this process makes it very easy to make a bold statement on your uniform.
Each of the processes is quite different and both serve a purpose in the world of custom sports uniforms. Tackle Twill is the most popular method used by professional sporting teams and gives a bold, authentic and classic look, whereas sublimation is more ideal for people wanting a lighter garment where they can showcase a very unique, ellaborate or intricate design.