Are you guys for real?
Our #1 question. Our customers find it hard to believe that we can do so much more for so much less. The answer is "yes" we are for real. Recently one of our customers asked themselves the same question until they received their order and wrote this unsolicited review.
Our garments can be compared to some of the world's most famous cyclewear manufacturers. Where we differ is on price. And the quality? Click here to see the pro teams we sponsor. When you work with top pro teams, you are held to a very high standard. We don't offer a "pro line" and a "club line." Your team will be racing in the same garments as the pro riders. Same jersey material. Same chamois.
But then why are your prices so much less?
Good question. We have turned the custom cyclewear business upside-down. We purchased revolutionary digital sublimation printers that eliminated the need for screens, films and all the other costly, time-consuming ways of making custom jerseys that our competitors use. Since our printing costs are lower. we can spend extra on purchasing premium fabrics and still have a jersey that is almost half of what others charge.
What is sublimation printing?
Sublimation printing is a process that uses specific sublimation inks that, when heat activated, transform their dyes into a gaseous state that penetrates the fibers of polyester materials, infusing or embedding an image into the fabric.
In sublimation transfer printing, ink is applied to a carrier or transfer paper typically composed of a bond paper with an ink-receptive silicate coating. The coating is designed to allow the sublimation ink to be received onto the paper, and the coating controls the dot gain of the ink and optimizes the sublimation process. The image, which is a reverse image of the final design, is placed onto fabric and then pressed at a temperature of approximately 375°F until the image transfers or sublimates into the fabric.
Many companies have 1-color, 2-color, 3-color, etc., prices. I don't see the per-color prices on your price list. Why?
You won't find them on our price list because there are NO COLOUR CHARGES. We allow you to use as many colours as you want for one low price. Have a 5-colour design? No problem. It's only $58* per jersey. Have a 50-colour design? It's still only $58* per jersey. Why limit your design to between 1 and 5 colours when you can now have UNLIMITED COLOURS for even less?
Are there any restrictions on colours?
You can have as many colours as you want in your designs, it's practically UNLIMITED! The only restraint is the use of neon and metallic tones; we do not have a full palette of these colours for production. We also caution the use of white in large amounts, especially on triathlon and swimwear... those areas may become translucent when wet. When designing; be mindful of this.
Can I use a photograph in my design?
Yes you can. We can easily reproduce your photograph on almost any item... however it must be a high resolution image. That means it needs to be at least 300 dpi or higher, with a file size of 10Mb or more. If it is not at these specs, we cannot use the image - it will be too blurry to reproduce acceptably.
Are there any set-up charges or hidden charges?
None. Our price list is all-inclusive. We don't even charge extra for full length zippers!
How long does a custom uniform order take?
Our lead time is approx. 5 weeks from the time you submit your uniform order with 50% deposit. Please plan ahead when submitting your order. Click here for more information on our delivery time.
Do you have a rush service?
Yes, it's called CS EXPRESS. and we can ship your order about 3 weeks after proof approval. It's double the price, but it's the fastest delivery of custom uniforms in the industry. Click here for more info on CS EXPRESS.
What are your minimums?
To place a standard order with Champion System, you need to order only 10 units in total to get started.
(*If you have 2 different designs for the same item within an order, then you need to meet the minimum requirement twice... reorders excluded)
Here are some examples of acceptable orders:
- 5 short sleeve jerseys, 4 long sleeve jersey, 1 vest
- 4 bib shorts, 1 skinsuit, 3 short sleeve jersey, 2 winter jacket
- 6 wind jackets, 3 wind vest, 5 socks
That's right, you can order items ONE AT A TIME as long as you are ordering at least 10 key items in total. Finally, your time trial teammate can order one long sleeve skinsuit and your teammate who trains all winter can order a pair of custom fleece bib tights.
Incredible, right? Compare our minimums to other companies. None of our competitors will allow you to order items one at a time!
*Don't need 10 pieces, not problem. Check out our CS-Five program where the minimum is 5 and our CS-ONE program where there is no minimum requirement.
Are these "semi-custom" jerseys?
NO WAY! Most of our competitors offer "semi-custom" jerseys, where you can choose from a few stock templates and you place your logo on the front and back only.
Yuck! How would you feel if another team showed up at the same race or ride with the exact same design as your team, only with a different logo? Forget "semi-custom" — all our products are FULL CUSTOM with your unique design, colors and logos. Our full custom jerseys are less than most companies' "semi-custom" jerseys!
Will I receive a proof?
Of course! Before production begins, you will receive an email from us with a full-color proof of your uniform. Let us know what you think of the design and if you want to make any changes. Only when you are completely satisfied will we begin production. Sit back and relax knowing we are making exactly what you ordered. Click here to see sample proofs of other teams' uniforms.
Does your company logo have to be on the gear?
Yes. Just like all the other athletic apparel companies (i.e. Nike, Adidas, etc.), part of the conditions for working with us is that our brand logo has to appear on the back of all items (and the front for main items). The advantage with us though, is we allow you to switch the side our logo appears on... left to right (front), or top to bottom (back). As well, we allow you to change the color of our logo to match your design.. that way eveything is in harmony. Click here to see sample proofs of other teams' uniforms.
We already have uniforms. Can we order just accessories?
Absolutely! You can order any of our custom accessories to match your team kit. Choose from custom summer and winter gloves, cycling caps, winter hats, shoe covers, arm/leg/knee warmers, mussette bags, and more! If you are ordering just accessories, the minimum for most categories is 25 per category (*for socks, it is 50 pair). Just let us know the colors in your present uniforms and we'll match everything for you.
What's the difference between a "race cut" and "club cut" jersey?
Click here for the answer.
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