Sports Apparel Guidelines


Convenient Design Options:

CUSTOM: If you would like our designers to create a unique look for you, or if you would like to work with an outside designer, our custom program is the best option. If you would like our designers to create your look, we need your team and sponsor logos, in vector format, along with some idea of your desired look. To describe your vision, you could call, e-mail, or send a rough sketch. If you would like to choose specific colors, please see our color list. If you wish to use an outside graphic designer, save time and money by asking your designer to follow our Designer's Guidelines.When you turn in your logos or the work of your outside designer, you will also need to tell us which clothing styles you want to order. When we have this information we will send you a color concept proof of each style via email. At this time you can approve your artwork or ask for changes.
 

SEMI-CUSTOM: If you do not have the time to develop a fully-custom look but still want dynamic graphics personalized with your team logo, our semi-custom program is perfect for you. Simply pick one of our twelve design options, choose your colors, and send us your vector logos, and we will put together a full color layout of your jersey for your approval.
 

Simple Process:
A tentative delivery date is set when you contact us to begin your order. Your final delivery date is not set until we have received your artwork approval, 50% deposit, and complete order information with sizes. Normal production time is 6-8 weeks after you approve the artwork and place your order. In peak season, production time may be slightly longer.
 

Minimal Art Charges:
Art time for preparing your art for production is included in the set-up charges of your order. Art charges are separately assessed at the rate of $75 per hour for time spent converting pixel art to vector art. Art development charges will also be assessed if you require more than one revision to your proof before signing off on your artwork, or for excessive art time.
 

Ask for Vector Art!
Logos should be submitted in VECTOR format, so please request official vector logos from your sponsors. Taking a moment to request official logos in vector format will save you, the customer, both time and money. Vector artwork uses geometric elements like points, lines, and curves to create images. It is different than pixel-based art such as photos which use a collection of dots to make images. Graphic designers build vector art in programs like Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. Common file extentions for vector art files are .ai, .eps, and .pdf. Logos downloaded directly from web sites are usually low-resolution .jpg, .gif, or .bmp pixel images. These are not usable. If vector are is not available, Hidden Bay can rebuild your logo for an additional fee.
 

Logo Authorization:
The person(s) placing an order for custom or semi-custom apparel that includes another company's name, slogan, or logo is (are) solely responsible for observing the legal rights to use copyrighted material. Hidden Bay Sports will not be held responsible for copyright infringement(s) that may occur. We reserve the right to ask you to produce written permission from the sponsoring company.
 

Colors:
We have an extensive palette of 48 stock colors for you to choose from in our color list. Note that the number of colors printed affects pricing. Most of our customers use two to four colors on their apparel. You may use white in your artwork without counting it as an ink color, as the fabric's original color is white. The color list is meant to give you an idea of the colors available, but the colors can appear differently on different monitors and printers. When trying to match a color to another object, please refer to the corresponding Pantone® color standard listed next to each color.
 

Custom Colors:
If you require a color which is not a Hidden Bay stock color, we can create a new color for you. There is a $100 fee for this service. Hidden Bay will need a color reference such as a Pantone® number or a previous article of apparel that you would like color-matched. Note that although our best efforts are made to come as close as possible to your chosen color, we cannot guarantee an exact match due to the dyeing process and the fact that the many different fabrics we use take color in different ways.