Team basketball jerseys can cost anywhere between $23-$110 per jersey depending upon the jersey style and personalization involved.
Option 1 – Screen-Printed Basketball Jerseys - $23-$75 per jersey
Screen-printing has long been the most common option for decorating basketball jerseys. It is when logos, numbers and/or player names (“artwork”) are “screen-printed” on the jerseys. In screen printing, each additional piece of artwork adds to the cost of the jerseys.
The starting point for screen-printed basketball jerseys are “blank jerseys”, which cost between $13-$40 per jersey - not including any artwork.The cheapest blank jersey would be a solid colour practice jersey. Reversible blank basketball jerseys would cost between $17-40. Blank basketball shorts cost between $13-$30.
In addition to the cost of the blank basketball jerseys would be the cost of screen-printing your logos / numbers / names onto the jerseys. Ballpark prices for screen-printing (per jersey) would currently run:
Logos – 1-colour: $5-$6 per logo;
Logos – 2-colour: $7-$9 per logo;
Player Numbers (front or back) – 1-colour: $5-$6 per number;
Player Numbers (front or back) – 2-colour: $10-$12 per number;
Player Names – 1-colour: $5-$8 per jersey;
*Note – For reversible jerseys the printing costs would likely be doubled as both sides of the reversible would need to be decorated.
Screen printing makes the most sense when you want to keep the budget as low as possible and the additional artwork is minimal. Once you start adding artwork such as sponsor logos, 2-colour numbers or player names, the cost quickly skyrockets.
Option 2 - Sublimation Basketball Jerseys - $40-$110 per jersey
Sublimation is a manufacturing process where the entire design of the basketball jersey and the related artwork for personalization is directly infused into the fabric. Everything from the colors of the jersey, striping, logos, player numbers and names become part of the fabric. The jersey designs themselves start out as digital designs, which are then printed on wide format printers and “sublimated” into the fabric. At TEAMCO, we specialize in sublimation basketball jerseys.
The main advantages of sublimation basketball jerseys are:
They have sharper and richer designs than screen printed jerseys;
They have a comfortable hand-feel as the design and artwork is infused into the fabric;
They offer endless possibilities in terms of design and art as it is all created digitally in full colour;
The logos / numbers / names have zero colour fade and do not wear over time.
The cost of sublimation basketball jerseys can vary widely depending on where they are sourced. Generally speaking, one can expect to pay between $40-$70 per jersey. Sublimated reversible basketball jerseys cost between $70-$110 per jersey. Sublimated basketball shorts cost between $30-$55.
Sublimation basketball jerseys are best sourced domestically. Offshore prices may appear lower at first glance but by the time currency exchange, air freight, brokerage and customs duties are factored in, any cost advantage rapidly diminishes. Also longer lead-times, and no recourse for quality issues make sourcing off-shore a risky proposition.
In sublimation, pricing for jerseys can be greatly simplified. For example, at Teamco, sublimation basketball jerseys have one all-in price, which includes the design, logos, numbers and even player names without any set-up charges. Simplified all-in pricing makes it possible to deliver exceptional value to the end-user.
What type of basketball jerseys should your team choose?
Ultimately it comes down to the budget your team has. If you are looking to spend as little as possible, screen printed basketball jerseys would be the best option.
If you would like a sharper jersey design and artwork such as full-colour logos, sponsor logos, front numbers or, player names, sublimation basketball jerseys offer the best value.