Our Process

A Winning Game Plan

Advanced Machinery Speeds Turnaround Times

At Cisco Athletic, our efficient process and state-of-the-art machinery enable us to complete and ship orders quickly. Depending on our workload, we usually ship within four weeks of order placement and can sometimes even do rush orders in as little as one week. When you place your order, please let us know if you have special time constraints; we’ll do what we can to meet your deadlines.

Full Sublimation Process

When customizing team uniforms using the sublimation printing process, we follow these steps:

  • Design
    You submit a final design, or tell us what you want and our graphic design staff makes it happen.
  • Art Setup
    If your design is not printer-ready, then our sublimation artists prepare your design for digital printing by resizing it to fit the uniform templates.
  • Sublimation Paper Printing
    Using heat-sensitive dyes, your design is printed onto special transfer paper via the MimakI JV300, a technologically advanced, high-speed, integrated wide-format printer/cutter. This machine produces the sharp, vivid images that are the hallmark of sublimation printing.
  • Sublimation Transfer to Fabric
    Cisco utilizes the Practix roller, a state-of-the-art sublimation transfer machine, to transfer the paper image to your white fabric using consistent, even heat. The printed image is now an integral part of the fabric, not merely a design on the surface.
  • Sublimation Fabric Cutting
    We use the GERBERcutter Z1 to cut your fabric. This efficient, next-generation automated cutting solution helps us increase productivity, reduce waste and eliminate errors.
  • Garment Sewing and Finishing
    The professionals at Cisco precisely sew and hem your custom uniforms using manual sewing machines. Holding our assembly and finishing operations to the highest standards in the industry ensures that your custom uniforms are of the highest quality available.

Stock Item Decoration Process

When you choose stock uniforms, you can rest assured that our decoration process meets the same high standards to which we hold all our uniforms:

  • Design
    You submit your custom design, or tell us what you want and our graphic design staff makes it happen.
  • Product Ordering
    Check out our stock apparel and order your items from our stock vendors.
  • Product Decoration
    Depending on your fabric and your specific needs and budget, Cisco expertly prints your design using one of the following methods: digital printing, screen printing, tackle twill or embroidery.
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