Since 1995 PoloGear has made its own polo team shirts and jerseys in house at the PoloGear TeamShop™ in Florida. We handle each stage of the creation and manufacturing in our own facilities attending to each and every detail of design and production with the concern only an owner can understand. Your shirts are created, designed, manufactured, quality controlled, inspected and shipped all by our USA based in house staff who is genuinely concerned that your finished product exceeds your expectations. Each PoloGear team shirt and team jersey comes to you with decades of refined workmanship and skill and with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Team shirts and team jerseys can be screen printed, embroidered, heat transferred or sublimated. We do all these processes in house, at the PoloGear Authentic Polo Outfitter facilities in Florida.
Today the most popular process for the making of team shirts today is sublimation. Here we create your design in the computer using graphics software and then transfer it to a full-scale graphics template. From there the design is sent to the rip software where it is printed on to special sublimation paper in full size templates. Then the paper is sublimated to our special proprietary KwikDri™ fabric in a large press that requires extreme temperature and pressure. Each piece of the shirt is printed separately. From there the pieces are carefully hand cut and bundled and sent to sewing where each shirt is assembled and sewn by our expert seamstress and each requiring four different sewing machines and processes. After production each shirt undergoes a rigorous inspection and quality control, folding, bagging and shipping.
The amazing thing about sublimation is that anything we can create on the computer we can reproduce in a jersey; 1 Million different colors, half tones, bleeds, shading, geometrics, photos, you name it. Anything you can imagine we can create on a quality, durable, comfortable garment that looks great and facilitates athletic performance. The other remarkable thing is that the sublimation process is not like printing or a transfer process where ink or a substrate is applied to the shirt. With sublimation we have an actual chemical change, where the molecules of the fabric change and the change color and physical properties. So, sublimation team shirts will not fade in the sun or wear off, even in extreme use. That makes them perfect of the demands of polo that require constant weekly washings and rugged use conditions. We have team shirts that have been in service for years with no visible signs of wear. They don’t pill, fade, shrink or wear out. Our KwikDri™ fabric has a 48 UV protection, is anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, wicks moisture better than any other fabric we have seen or tested, feels like silk, wares like iron, is extremely lightweight and stretches to allow you to perform any athletic movement required. It is truly the dream fabric and is available only From PoloGear. In addition, only KwikDri has an illuminescent sheen that makes the colors really pop on it. Admired by all, copied by many, but equaled by none, KwikDri™ is the state of the art, best in class for real polo jerseys and team shirts. Available only at PoloGear and made proudly in the United States of America. Call our PoloGear® Graphics Team to order yours today.
1-888-PLA-POLO or 561-795-1719.
Polo Jersey and Polo Shirt Features
First in importance for PoloGear products has always been performance. Our perspective has always been from that of the player. How can we provide products that are of superior design and/or performance? PG has always managed to press the envelop in performance by providing features that allow the horse, the player and/or the team to excel and play with more ease, safely and comfort. How can a polo team shirt increase overall performance in the sport?
KwikDri™ space age performance fabric is used exclusively on all PoloGear performance jerseys. KwikDri™ is a proprietary product used only by PoloGear. It was designed and is manufactured exclusively for us to our proprietary formula. In 2008 PG announced the creation of KwikDri™ a new fabric that has superior performance properties when used for polo team jerseys, riding apparel or for any athletic endeavor. The development of KwikDri™ marks the start of a new generation in performance fabrics that have markedly improved the performance for athletic performance applications. Ten years latter KwikDri™ is still the standard by which the equestrian and athletic industry fabric performance is measured. Despite the introduction of many performance fabrics and our constant vigil as to how to improve our fabric, nothing we have seen, tested or heard of can compare to KwikDri™. When you seek the absolute best in performance the only choice is KwikDri™ fabric, exclusively from PoloGear.
Imagine a fabric that was extremely lightweight (only 145 grams/meter2 or 5.11 oz/meter2), that was so smooth and comfortable to the touch that it fells like the finest silk gliding over your skin. A fabric that is woven on a very fine gauge weave that makes it very soft, comfortable and luxurious yet tough and durable. It has a unique hard finish that glistens and reflects the light shimmering in the sun. A finish that makes the color shine and the durability remarkable. Created from a special high twist spun yarn that accelerates wicking and creates a higher degree of gumption and elasticity, that has wonderful stretch characteristics inherent in the weave not achieved from added rubber Lycra® spandex which may stretch, wear, react to chemicals and distort over time. Stretch that allows our athletes to preform without restriction or loss in comfort and that accommodates a large range of motion. Stretch that allows complete freedom of movement yet retains it original shape with amazing consistency even over many years of hard use.
In addition to the moisture wicking capacities of the weave™ KwikDri™ is also chemically treated to create more accelerated wicking properties. The combination of the two makes it vastly superior to normal polyester moisture wicking material. You can take your PoloGear™ KwikDri™ garment from the washing machine and it will hang dry in minutes. On the field it cools you when it’s hot and warms you when it’s cool, and makes an ideal layering garment. It is ideal for both very warm and very cool playing environments and everything in between. Ask your PoloGear salesman for the layering garments offered. By cooling the player during hot temperatures KwikDri™ also improves performance.
Our fabric is anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, 40 UV protected and will not fade, discolor, peal. It is not uncommon for PoloGear KwikDri™ team shirts to last for a decade or more. Some of our top teams use then for years, playing year round with multiple games and washings per week. They still maintain their color, shape, functionality and vibrancy of their designs even under these extreme wear conditions. While other manufactures team shirts may fade or peal our sublimated shirts will not because the color is transferred into the fabric with the sublimation process with the fabric actually changing the colors of the molecules. Sublimation is unlike the screen-printing or heat transfer applications many of our competitors use. In addition our fabric is treated for color fastness and odor from sweat, sun, chlorine, washing and seawater. In addition KwikDri™ has solar protection with UPF 30-50.
A talented designer can do remarkable things with our sublimation process. Basically any thing we can imagine we can create in a team jersey. Because we create our designs with modern computer graphics any design we can create on the screen we can transfer to the garment. There are no limits to your creativity and no limits to our designs. That allows us to use all the creativity the universe allows a modern graphic artist; millions of colors, pantone matching, ½ tones, fading, shading, all kinds of unique expressionism. PoloGear owners have always been the design inspiration behind the brand and continue to this day. We have a talented in house design team that can take your ideas and easily, quickly translate them to graphics for you to approve and then for us to make.
PoloGear teamshop has complete in house capabilities. We do everything ourselves; Sales, design, layout, setup, production, packing and shipping. Normally the total production process takes 3 weeks from approval of design but if you need us to react quickly we can. Our staff is ready to work overtime and weekends to meet your deadlines or emergencies if required. We specialize in rush situations. Because it is all in house we control the outcome we don’t rely on third party contractors. So we control the quality, control the production and control the results. Exceeding your expectations is our goal and your 100% customer satisfaction is our promise. PoloGear Teamshop has since 1993 been servicing the global polo community and discerning customers worldwide.
Ten Simple Steps From Order To Delivery
Customer contacts Teamshop to inquire about services or a specific project. Sometimes step 2 and 3 are accomplished on this first phone call.
Upon contact the customer is called or emailed the customer information sheets explaining our services, procedures and costs.
After sheets are sent the customer, An initial design consultation appointment is scheduled. This consultation is held with customer to determine their specific needs and requirements for the job. A customer job information sheet is filled out for the job at the time of consultation. If a design fee is appropriate they engage us in design activities.
If customer needs design work for the project they authorizes a $129 fee and receives up to 2 hours of design time to provide graphic designs for the job discussed. Additional time may be purchased at $45 per hour in 15-minute increments. This design fee is due in full at the time service is authorized.
Teamshop™ designer will then provide customer with .jpg versions of the art customer envisions. Details may be modified to meet the customer’s specifications and satisfaction. Teamshop designer will provide a collage of other items that might be applicable for customer to consider. After the design is completed and approved by the customer they are provided a written quote as to the services and products requested accompanied by a graphic interpretation of the product. The delivery date of the project will be 15 working days from receipt of deposit and confirmed artwork unless expedited service is authorized.
Artwork Approved by Customer.
After the customer approves the artwork a written quote is provided by email that outlines all costs excluding shipping. Shipping is added at time of shipment and may include expedited costs if requested by customer.
When the customer approves the quote and designs they must acknowledge such by email to email@example.com or fax to 561-795-1731to authorize the payment of the 50% deposit and final payment and to commence production. The balance is due upon completion and before shipment and will be charged automatically upon completion. Upon receipt of the deposit the quote is changed into an order and the order moves to production. Orders will be shipped within 15 working days of the date of receipt of approval of order and receipt of deposit. The shipping date is written and highlighted in yellow on each order. Please note this is the ship date, not the receipt date.
Raw materials are ordered to complete the order. Order is placed upon the active production schedule.
The order will be shipped within 15 working days of the day of receipt of deposit and written acknowledgement of order and quote approval (by email or fax).
Costs and Expectations
Polo Gear Teamshop™ prices are reasonable, affordable and extremely competitive in our global marketplace for quality custom products. Sublimated products with our logo next to the plaque and on the sleeves are $165 for 1-7 Jerseys, $135 for 8 or more in the same design purchased one at a time. For jerseys without the PoloGear logos the prices are $195 for 1-7 jerseys, $165 for 7 or more. The upcharge is required because we must go by hand and remove each logo from each individual size template. This requires 24 individual steps and is time consuming.
Because we control all aspects of production you can be assured of quick, dependable turn around. Normal production time for PG team orders is 15 working days from receipt of approved artwork, order confirmation and deposit. The art process can take between 1 and 30 days depending upon the customer so be sure to plan your lead-time accordingly. Expedited production service is available at additional charge. All orders with less than 15 working days from approval of design and receipt of deposit to required shipment date will be charged for expedited service.
Polo Gear offers in house design services with years of experience designing high impact corporate, team, charity, and agency and school products. We will work with you to get your message and image across in the way you want to have it presented. We charge a minimal $129 fee, which provides up to 3 hours work of design and creative time to develop your project and complete graphic designs for you to review. 97% of all jobs are completed within these parameters. If additional design time is needed it is available at $45 per hour. Included in the design fee you will be able to see how the design will look on a variety of additional products. For example most polo teams will start with team jerseys. We will start on the team jerseys. When this is complete we will also show the customer how the design will interpret to jackets, groom shirt, saddle pads, sheets, blankets, mallet and boot bags, mallet blankets, caps etc. Polo Gears two online catalogs and numerous printed catalogs provide thousands of products to choose from. This is all included in the initial charge.
The design fee is collected at the beginning of the project after initial consultation and understanding of the job parameters. Upon receipt of design deposit Teamshop designer will work with customer to provide a graphic interpretation of the required project for approval. Once the customer approves the artwork, Teamshop design representative will provide a written quote for the cost of the order. Written confirmation will be required approving the estimate and the order before scheduling of production will commence. Upon order approval confirmation 50% of the order is due. The balance is due upon completion and prior to shipment. PG accepts credit cards, wire transfers and checks. No orders will be released without payment in full.
Expedited Service is available for orders that need to be shipped within 10 business days or less from receipt of artwork and order confirmation, and payment in full for order and shipping. The Expedited Fee is $95 minimum or 10% of the order whichever is greater.
Expedited Urgent Service is available for orders that need to be shipped within 5 business days or less from receipt of artwork and order confirmation and payment in full for order and shipping. The Expedited Urgent Fee is $185 minimum or 20% of the order whichever is greater.