Philadelphia, PA – March 17, 2011 –The winner of the Boathouse Sports/LacrossePlayground.com “MAKE IT–TAKE IT CONTEST” was a submission from Dublin, Ireland’s newest lacrosse team the “DUBLIN BAY PRAWNS.” Numerous outrageous jersey designs were submitted to and voted upon by visitors to LacrossePlayground.com’s facebook page. Ultimately, the black and pink “Prawn” reversible design tallied the most votes and will be receiving custom sublimated jerseys and shorts for their team from Boathouse Sports. For additional information on Boathouse and to checkout the other contest submissions please visit our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BoathouseSports.
Boathouse Sports/LacrossePlayground.com MAKE IT–TAKE IT” contest took place over the last two weeks of February with submissions from teams around the world. On March 1st the online voting came to a close and the four finalists who received the most votes moved on to the final round. The final four had two weeks to design a pair of shorts to match their jersey and do whatever it took to get the most votes for their completed uniform designs.
“The creativity displayed in the contest entries was truly amazing,” said Doug Tibbetts, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boathouse Sports. “There really is nothing our sublimation printing technology can not recreate on material. Sublimation is perfect for any team who wants to create a truly unique eye catching uniform while also giving their players a distinct performance advantage by using any of our state-of-the-art moisture wicking fabrics.”
How does sublimation work? Boathouse’s sublimation process uses machines that look like oversized inkjet printers to print out full sized garment designs on paper using special dyes embedded into the paper. The printed design is then aligned with one of Boathouse’s proprietary performance fabrics, cut to size and passed through a sublimation heat process that transfers the dye and the design directly into the fabric. The ink actually becomes part of the fabric, unlike screen printing where the ink is laid on top of the fabric and can crack and peel away from a uniform. The sublimated uniform pieces are then sewn, labeled, inspected, bagged, boxed and shipped from Boathouse’s Philadelphia factory.
About Boathouse Sports
Boathouse Sports creates custom team athletic apparel for elite athletes. Based in the city of Philadelphia since its inception in 1985, where it manufactures over 95% of its products, Boathouse has earned an exclusive customer base of schools, universities and teams. Boathouse Sports continues to expand its reach as one of the fastest growing custom athletic apparel brands in the world. For Boathouse Sports current catalogs and promotions log onto www.boathousecatalog.com.