Are you coaching a sports team and you would like to outfit your players in apparel that will show their team spirit? If so, then you’re definitely going to want to stick to the rules of designing custom jerseys and sports gear. Below, we offer some tips that you can use to ensure you are creating the best possible gear for your players.
Essential Rules for Making Custom Jerseys and Sports Gear
Here’s a look at some of the most essential rules that experts recommend when designing custom jerseys and sports gear.
Make Sure You Comply with Uniform Requirements
When it comes to jerseys requirements, you can print pretty much anything you want on them; however, there are some things that are definitely not recommended, including:
- Anything that references sex
- References drug or alcohol use
- Derogatory language or graphics
If you do not abide by these rules, which are set forth by the USAU, there is a good chance that your team will be disqualified. Though they are really only enforced for teams that play at higher levels, it’s still a wise idea to adhere to them when designing your custom jerseys or sports gear.
Steer Clear of Trademark Infringement
You are also going to want to avoid infringing anything that has been trademarked. For example, you shouldn’t use a copyrighted logo – like Nike or some other major copyrighted logo or motto – on your gear. If you do, the company that copyrighted the logo can ask you to stop wearing the gear, at best; at worst, you could face legal trouble and be forced to pay hefty fines or pay the company for using their trademark.
If you do want to use a logo or motto from a major company, make sure you modify it so that it is clearly different from the original.
Online: Retro Shirtz Online
At Retro Shirtz we understand the importance of logo design on custom jerseys. So we provide free graphic design, including free logo design with all standard custom shirt orders.
Our free graphic design services include suggesting and implementing fonts, changing the colors and layout of the fonts, and our team’s excellent skills at creating custom image assets.
More than 95% of our custom logo designs are free to the customer, and are completed in 10-15 minutes. We can also recreate low-resolution existing graphics.
***It is always at the discretion of the manager on duty whether a customer proposed design project is eligible for free design services. We will always let you know up front if your idea is something we can create.
Complex Logo Designs
Complex logo designs, such as drawing very complex new art assets from scratch are not typically covered in the free design services. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or stop by our store. Our expert logo maker team will happily discuss a logo design!