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Custom Hats Overview

Custom Hats Overview

Custom Hats Overview


Overview

(Take me straight to the quote form) With our custom and semi-custom design options you can create a one-of-a-kind hat, visor, or beanie that resonates with your personal style. Choose from our many unique designs and styles. You can easily have a logo or design applied to any of our existing stock of hats and visors available in our Headsweats collection.

We've tried to make the process of designing your hat as straightforward as possible by following the 4 easy steps below:


Take a look at the 'View Styles' section and decide on a hat style you'd like to see your design on. Almost all of our hats that we offer can be customized to your specifications.

Most of the hats we offer at Headsweats are available for customization. Pick from any of the hats shown here, or just ask us if a hat you're interested in isn't listed. Click on any of the hat images below to get more details. Once you've decided on a hat style, then decide which method of printing best suits your needs. (No thanks, take me straight to the quote form)


Proceed to Step 2 | Choose your Printing

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Skip to Step 4 | Get a Quote


We have plenty of logo application methods/options available to us and you can choose from any of them to have your hat made to your liking. Take a look at the 'Logo Types' section for more information.

Now that you've decided on a hat style, we have quite a few options for printing your custom hat design that most companies don't offer. These different printing methods allow us the flexibility to design the ideal hat or visor that you're looking for and is best suited for your needs. Read about and follow the two-steps listed below to choose your printing and imprinting options. Then take a look at the table located at the bottom of the page for a helpful hat imprint side-by-side comparison chart. After you've settled on a printing method, you can then decide on what options you want to take advantage of for your awesome, new, custom hat under our 'choose your options' tab below. (No thanks, take me straight to the quote form)

Step One: Domestic or Factory Printing

Domestic: We refer to our in-house operation as Domestic Printing. Creating a hat through our Domestic Warehouse gives the fastest turnaround time and the most printing options: Sublimation, Embroidery, Heat Transfer, and Heat Seal. Our Domestic Printing is limited to finished stock items and a minimum order of 36 hats. Domestic Printing takes from 2-4 weeks for a finished product.

Factory: Factory Printing refers to our overseas printing operation. Embroidery and Sublimation are two of our most popular options for Factory Printing, but design options increase. With Factory Printing your hat is created from scratch, meaning you can put a design or multiple designs just about anywhere on the hat. If you want it on the bill, the headband, the back, or on the side, Factory Printing can get that done. The minimum Factory order quantity is 50 per style and color with a lead time of 40-90 days.

Step Two: Print Method

Sublimation: Dye sublimation is a process of printing directly onto the technical fabric which provides a high quality and durable printing option. In sublimation, the inks are fused into the fabric, unlike heat transfers or screen printing which sit on top of the fabric. This process not only gives fabrics a softer touch after printing but is also very durable. The color remains vibrant even after extensive washing, so it is ideal for athletic apparel. It's almost as if we're giving the hat a tattoo. This is the same process you'll see in your Triathlon Kit or Cycling Kits you receive for races. Domestic Sublimation can only be done on light colored fabric as the design's colors needs to be darker than the fabric.

Embroidery: We can take your logo or design and have it reproduced using our high-quality stitching process, giving it that classic, embroidered look. A lot of our customers have a high expectation with our embroidery process that is customized at the factory overseas. In the factory production process we add an additional piece of fabric that covers up the embroidery threads on the inside, whereas with Domestic embroidery the threads will show through on the inside of a hat or visor.

Heat Transfer: The Heat Transfer process is where your design gets heat pressed onto the fabric. Different from Sublimation, the design lays on top of the fabric, not within it. The advantage to Heat Transferring is that there is no color limit with your designs. Any design colors can sit on any hat color, unlike Sublimation which needs to be on a lighter colored hat. The Heat Transfer doesn't fade with time; it's always going to be a vibrant design even as the hat ages. Heat Transfer can't be used on fleece products, so the winter beanies are exempt from Heat Transfer Printing.

Take a side by side look at the difference between our Embroidery, Heat Transfer, and Sublimation options:

HAT IMPRINT SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON
Type of ImprintFULLY CUSTOM You dream it, we make it!EmbroideryHeat TransferSublimation
Factory or Domestic Factory Domestic Domestic Domestic
Turn Around Time 2-3 Months 3-4 Weeks 3-4 Weeks 2-3 Weeks
Minimum Quantity 50 36 36 36
Machine Washable Yes Yes Yes Yes
Durable, Lasting Imprint Yes Yes Yes Yes
Available Style Assortment 50+ Yes Yes Yes
Extra Color Charge No No >3 Colors No
Extra Logo Charge Yes Yes Yes Yes
Set-Up Fee No $50.00 No No
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* Truckers - Spot clean, top rack dishwasher safe or hand wash

 


Proceed to Step 3 | Choose your Options

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Skip to Step 4 | Get a Quote


Once you have decided on a Hat Style and Logo Type, you can decide on your options, like where you want the logo placed, if you want contrast stitching, a sandwich bill, colors, side panel, and more. Check out the options here.

We offer a wide variety of options to help make your hat or visor totally unique. Availability varies depending on the quantitiy you plan to order. Use the chart below to assist in making the best choice. Please view our custom hat sample gallery (just below) to view a sample collection of options. (No thanks, take me straight to the form)

Some of our options include:

  • Embroidery: Front, back, side, bill and 3D.
  • Reflective: Sandwich, piping around pony tail hole, and piping on visor crown.
  • Embellishments: Contrast stitching, rhinestones, bill sandwich contrast fabric, fabric trim on edge of bill, gummy tab, and snag-free velcro.
  • Packaging:Hangtags, woven labels, individual poly-bagging, UPC or ID labels, and care labels.
  • Once you complete our online quote form, one of our account managers will be able to discuss with you all the possible customization options available.

Hat Quantity & Options Comparison

HAT QUANTITY AND OPTIONS COMPARISON
 Min 36 Hats | Quick Turn50+ Hats | Factory
Embroidery Yes Yes
Heat Transfer Yes Yes
Front Logo Placement Yes Yes
Back Logo Placement Yes Yes
Side Logo Placement Limited Yes
Bill Logo Placement - Yes
Alternate Color Side Panels - Yes
Contrast Stitching - Yes
Reflective Piping - Yes
Choice of Closure - Yes

 


Proceed to Step 4 | Get a Quote


After you've decided on your hat style, logo type, and some design options, then click on over to the Custom Hat Quote page and fill in your details. Once your form is submitted, one of our account managers will soon get in touch with you to discuss the details of your hat. Your account manager can get specific on your design needs and give you a price quote and timespan for the hats. This is when you'll send us your logo or images and we can pass them on to one of our in-house designers to get the perfect look for your new hat.

If there's something you're looking for and can't find on the site, you can feel free to contact us for more information. Chances are we can get it made for you. At Headsweats, we've helped thousands of customers create unique, branded, high-quality customized hats and visors. We can help you, too! Take a minute to fill out our online quote form or call us at (877) 437-9328 to learn more.

Custom Performance Headwear Form

Creating a custom form for your team, club, event or retail location couldn’t be easier. With our unique custom options, you have the choice to take any logo design and apply it to any of the existing stock hat and visors in the Headsweats collection. Our selection of styles & colors can make your logo pop and your team shine.

Our minimum for domestic customization is 36 units and we offer embroidery, heat transfer and sublimation – plan on 2-4 weeks for fast turnaround. If you are interested in something a bit splashier, we offer factory custom on orders with a 50 unit minimum, per style and color. The turnaround time is 40-90 days and can be on any hat or visor in the Headsweats collection.

We would be more than happy to discuss all of our custom options with you. Please fill out the form below so one of our outstanding sales account managers can contact you.


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