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T E A M S P O R T S G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 3 • G R A P H I C S P R O 4 1 U niforms are one of my favorite things to do in my shop. I love making uniforms. Besides the fact I was a college athlete, I just love sports, and when you are dealing with uniforms, then you are working with a coach. I enjoy that very much. However, uniforms are very tricky. You really need to follow a few simple rules, and then they can be very easy and enjoyable to produce. Printing uniforms can be challenging depending on the materials you are working with. We have been printing them for a very long time. We even screen printed on Lycra wrestling singlets for many years. Of course, nobody does that anymore since sublima- tion does such a good job with Lycra. We still print for many of the smaller YMCA leagues and on some basketball jerseys. We have some old-school coaches that like tackle twill, so we offer that as well. Heat transfers have come a long way, too. We heat transfer uniforms when only a few of them are needed. Build the relationships necessary to keep your business running smoothly and your customers happy Shane Wilson owns a screen printing and embroidery shop in Nebraska that is also a retail sporting goods store, selling everything you need for your favorite sport. He has been in this industry for 29 years. The local 23-club baseball league is the first league that went to sublimated jerseys. (Image courtesy Ty Wilson) Uniform Provider BECOMING AN ALL-STAR B Y S H A N E W I L S O N

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