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How to Decorate Cheer Apparel

Decorate Head-to-Toe for Cheerleading

Design the perfect cheer gear for practice, warm-up, and game day with sew or no-sew options that make decorating a breeze. Go for a classic look or add a little bling for fun with designs in CAD-CUT® Glitter Flake™ or CAD-PRINTZ® Glitter Flake™.

Game Day – Bling Uniform
Game Day – Classic Uniform
Practice Gear Uniform
Warm-Up Gear Uniform
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Bling Look: Game Day Gear for Recreational and Middle School Leagues

Any Word. Any Way.™, Orange Glitter Flake, Athletic Script, Medium
Any Word. Any Way.™, Orange Glitter Flake,
Athletic Script, Medium

Tips

  • Keep designs (fonts and mascots) simple and big.
  • Use school acronyms instead of the full name.
  • Add a little sparkle to designs with CAD-CUT Glitter Flake.
  • Check with appropriate division or league for regulations.
  • For competitions, the whole team must have matching socks and shoes.

Add-on Sales

  • Offer decorated team shoes, socks, bows, and bags.

Trends

  • Decorated necks, skirts, half tops (bodysuits), and shoes.
Common Letter Sizes
Common Letter Sizes Size
Cheer Shell: School Name 2"-3"
Cheer Shell: School Letters 4"-6"
Cheer Shell: 1 Large School Letter 6"-8"
Cheer Skirt 1"
Cheer Half Top 1"
Shoes 5/8"

Classic Look: Game Day Gear for High School and College Leagues

Custom Cut, Poly-TWILL™, Gold 3 1/2” with .5” gap and .5” white outline, Varsity
Custom Cut, Poly-TWILL™, Gold 3 1/2" with .5" gap
and .5" white outline, Varsity

Tips

  • Keep designs (fonts and mascots) simple and big.
  • Use school acronyms instead of the full name.
  • Add a little sparkle to designs with CAD-CUT Glitter Flake.
  • Check with appropriate division or league for regulations.
  • For competitions, the whole team must have matching socks and shoes.

Add-on Sales

  • Offer decorated team shoes, socks, bows, and bags.

Trends

  • Decorated necks, skirts, half tops (bodysuits), and shoes.
Common Letter Sizes
Common Letter Sizes Size
Cheer Shell: School Name 2"-3"
Cheer Shell: School Letters 4"-6"
Cheer Shell: 1 Large School Letter 6"-8"
Cheer Skirt 1"
Cheer Half Top 1"
Shoes 5/8"

Practice Teamwear: Practice Gear for High School and College Leagues

Tank

  • Tank Fabric: Poly/Rayon
  • Heat Transfer Material:
    Fashion-FILM: For a matte finish, available in more than 40 colors
    Glitter Flake: Flake for a fun, sparkly finish (most popular product for creating special effects)
  • Application:
    Fashion-FILM: 320°F for 15 seconds with medium pressure (#4)
    Glitter Flake: 320°F for 10-15 seconds with firm pressure
  • Product Recommendations:
    Pre-Spaced Text: Pre-aligned on carrier for easy placement, available in 1 or 2-color

Shorts

  • Shorts Fabric: Polyester
  • Heat Transfer Material:
    Fashion-FILM: For a matte finish, available in more than 40 colors
    Glitter Flake: For a fun, sparkly finish (most popular product for creating special effects)
  • Application:
    Fashion-FILM: 320°F for 15 seconds with medium pressure (#4)
    Glitter Flake: 320°F for 10-15 seconds with firm pressure
  • Product Recommendations:
    Pre-Spaced Text: Pre-aligned on carrier for easy placement, available in 1 or 2-color

Cinch Sack

  • Cinch Sack Fabric: Polyester
  • Heat Transfer Material
    Super FILM®: For incredible stretch, rebound, and adhesion
  • Application
    Super FILM: 320°F for 10 seconds with medium pressure (#4)
  • Product Recommendations:
    Team Perfect®: Pre-spaced text on carrier for easy placement
Glitter Flake and Fashion-FILM, Pre-Spaced Text, Team US, 3.5” and 2”
FHS: Pre-Spaced Text, Glitter Flake, Black, Team US, 3.5"
CHEER: Pre-Spaced Text, Fashion-FILM, Dark Orange,
Team US, 2"
Pre-Spaced Text, Glitter Flake, Silver, Team US, 1”
Pre-Spaced Text, Glitter Flake, Silver, Team US, 1"
Team Perfect®, Megaphone, Super FILM, Black, Team US, 2”
Team Perfect®, Megaphone, Super FILM, Black,
Team US, 2"

Tips

  • Keep designs (fonts and mascots) simple and big.
  • Use school acronyms instead of the full name.
  • Add a little sparkle to designs with CAD-CUT Glitter Flake.
  • Check with appropriate division or league for regulations.
  • For competitions, the whole team must have matching socks and shoes.

Add-on Sales

  • Offer decorated team shoes, socks, bows, and bags.

Trends

  • Decorated necks, skirts, half tops (bodysuits), and shoes.
Common Letter Sizes
Common Letter Sizes Size
Tanks: Front & Back 2"-3.5"
Shorts 1"
Cinch Sack 1"

Pregame Teamwear: Warm-Up Gear for High School and College Leagues

T-Shirt

  • T-Shirt Fabric: Bamboo/Cotton/Lycra
  • Heat Transfer Material
    Fashion-FILM®: For a matte finish, available in more than 40 colors
  • Application
    Fashion-FILM: 320°F for 15 seconds with medium pressure (#4)
  • Product Recommendations
    Pre-Spaced Text: Pre-aligned on carrier for easy placement, available in 1 or 2-color
    Team Perfect®: Pre-spaced text on carrier for 1-color

Jacket

  • Jacket Fabric: Polyester
  • Heat Transfer Material:
    Fashion-FILM®: For a matte finish, available in more than 40 colors
  • Application:
    Fashion-FILM: 320°F for 15 seconds with medium pressure (#4)
  • Product Recommendations:
    Pre-Spaced Text: Pre-aligned on carrier for easy placement, available in 1 or 2-color
    Team Perfect®: Pre-spaced text on carrier for 1-color

Pants

  • Pants Fabric: Polyester/Spandex
  • Heat Transfer Material
    Fashion-FILM: For a matte finish, available in more than 40 colors
  • Application:
    Fashion-FILM: 320°F for 15 seconds with medium pressure (#4)
  • Product Recommendations:
    Pre-Spaced Vertical Text: Pre-aligned on carrier for easy placement, available in 1 or 2-color

Cheer Bag

  • Cheer Bag Fabric: Polyester
  • Heat Transfer Material:
    Super FILM®: For incredible stretch, rebound, and adhesion
  • Application
    Super FILM: 320°F for 10 seconds with medium pressure (#4)
  • Product Recommendation:
    Team Perfect: Pre-spaced text on carrier for 1-color
Fashion-FILM, Dark Orange, Team US, 2
Fashion-FILM, Dark Orange, Team US, 2"
Any Word. Any Way., CAD-CUT 2-Color
Any Word. Any Way., CAD-CUT 2-Color
Foreground Fashion-FILM, Dark Orange;
Background Fashion-FILM, White
Arched; Rodeo, Small
Vertical Text, Fashion-FILM, Dark Orange, Pro Block, 3
Vertical Text, Fashion-FILM, Dark Orange, Pro Block, 3"
Team Perfect, Megaphone, Super FILM, Black, Team US, 3
Team Perfect, Megaphone, Super FILM, Black, Team US, 3"

Tips

  • Keep designs (fonts and mascots) simple and big.
  • Use school acronyms instead of the full name.
  • Add a little sparkle to designs with CAD-CUT Glitter Flake.
  • Check with appropriate division or league for regulations.
  • For competitions, the whole team must have matching socks and shoes.

Add-on Sales

  • Offer decorated team shoes, socks, bows, and bags.

Trends

  • Decorated necks, skirts, half tops (bodysuits), and shoes.
Common Letter Sizes
Common Letter Sizes Size
T-Shirts 2"-3.5"
Jacket: Front 5/8"-1"
Jackets: Back 2"-3.5"
Pants 2"-3.5"
Bags 2"-3"

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