October 12, 2021
JL Racing uses a method of printing on apparel called sublimation. Why do we use this method? Keep reading to learn about the incredible benefits!
Sublimation is a method of digital printing that transfers any design on to a material or fabric using ink and heat. In the world of apparel, it’s a game changer because it allows for entire garment prints. In other words, designs can go seam-to-seam. For our custom gear, we can accommodate any artwork design you can imagine and make it come to life. The result is a permanent, full color design that won’t crack, peel or wash away over time.
Not only is sublimation beneficial as far as designs go, but it is also environmentally friendly. Did you know that the average dyed shirt wastes 2,700 liters of water? Our eco-friendly sublimation process uses 10x less energy consumption than regular dyed fabric, and allows for greater customization with infinite possibilities for design.
Sublimation allows for a more technical garment. There are no unnecessary seems or inserts, which means 100% functionality and comfort.
Sublimation allows for greater customization. We are able to use an extended color scheme with exact pantones (the Pantone Color System allows you to specify colors that cannot be mixed in traditional CMYK). Not only does this mean infinite possibilities for your design, but it is also a fast design process.
Sublimation is better for the environment. The average dyed shirt wastes 2,700 liters of water, while the sublimation process has ZERO water waste. Sublimation also helps reduce fabric waste, and uses 10x less energy consumption than dye fabric!
JL sublimation is extremely high quality. JL has invested heavily in sublimation to become the largest sublimator in the western hemisphere. We carry the highest quality inks and most advanced printers and presses for vibrant colors and deep saturation. With our large capacity and attention to client relations, we provide an assigned color printing profile, printer, and press for every client so you can trust your team color is archived and repeatable.
Are you ready to bring your ideas to life with custom team gear? Shop our custom gear garment options, or contact us to get started!
Not interested in custom gear? See some fun designs made possible by sublimation while shopping some trou with fun prints!
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May 02, 2022
We are excited to announce our brand new HUDSON SHARK gear. Be a part of this seamless integration where technical innovation meets creative design skill in performance apparel. Staples in the rowing world, HUDSON Boat Works and JL Racing are both athlete-inspired and technology-driven. A unified partnership where both brands are committed to the pursuit of high performance and high quality gear. If you’re going to train with SHARKS you better look like one.
April 29, 2022
The Faster Masters Rowing pre-order store is now open! Faster Masters Rowing is a rowing business that sells educational webinars and training programs for masters rowers - from racers to exercise and fitness athletes. Faster Masters helps athletes with a framework for their training and an online community to support the trials of training, injury, setbacks and to celebrate progress towards success. Check out some of the designs available in the pre-order store and hear from founder Rebecca Caroe about the inspiration behind the gear.
April 28, 2022