Player names on jerseys—what size
should the letters be? Here’s the trick. Check
the learn roster and find the longest name. Then spell
out that name on the jersey in a specific letter height
(say, 3 inches). If the letters don't touch the sleeve
seams, fine. If they do touch the seams, go to the
next smaller size letter.
Standard Sizes for Numbers
for Football Jerseys.
Youth jerseys: 6
in. front and 8 in. back. High school: 8 in. front and 10
in. and 12 in. back.
selecting sizes when name is also ordered that part
of a player's number not be covered by his pants. Our
tip: Lay out the chosen number size and name
size in correct positions on the smallest size of
jersey that will be used. If the bottom of the number
might be covered by the pants, go to the next smaller
sizes of letters and numerals.
Look out for
the S, H and 8: It's easy to get them upside
down when applying standard design lettering. When
correctly positioned, the lower holes of all three
characters are noticeably bigger than the upper holes.
The "No Bubble" Way to Apply
2-Color Vinyl Lettering.
Insert Teflon pillow
in jersey. Position bottom color on jersey. Use
normal application temperature of 335°F. with
firm pressure but for only 15 seconds.
Remove jersey from press.
Leave Finish Paper or Teflon sheet in place, covering
lettering. Rub paper or Teflon with damp cloth or
moistened blackboard eraser until covering material
is near room temperature.
Remove paper from bottom color.
Position top color over bottom color.| You already
have the components
Remove paper from top color. Result
should be perfect-no bubbles. A large selection
of 2-color lettering styles and sizes is available
from the Liebe Company.
Cover lettering with
Finish Paper or Teflon-coated fiber glass sheet.
Close press for 30 seconds at normal temperature
How to assure
perfect vinyl lettering:
Pre-heat each garment in the press for
10 seconds just before applying letters and numerals.
This flattens out wrinkles, and eliminates moisture
in the fabric.