YOUR JERSEY, YOUR WAY
Our passion for jerseys borders on inappropriate. But it’s our passion that has made Keener Jerseys the premier custom jersey provider around. Whatever you’re imagining, we can make it with a dedication to quality in everything we do.
Depending on what you’re looking for, there are several ways we can customize your jersey and make it unique. We can design a look from scratch or work with something else that may have caught your eye. Whatever the case, craftsmanship is always our number one priority with superior quality and attention to detail in every jersey.
Here are just a few ways we can customize your jersey into something spectacular:
Matched to the on-ice specifications of your favourite pro team, you can sport the same look and feel as our pro team clients. Fonts are a great way to add personality to your jersey, with virtually every NHL team using a specific font for their team. It’s a subtle but highly effective way to make your jersey stand out from the rest.
One of the most common paths to customization is the name bar. Our name bars are easy to remove after the season, so you’re ready for the next set and jerseys aren’t damaged in the application or removal process. Name bars also accommodate professional fonts of your favourite teams and give every player a consistent look.
Our most popular customization method, sublimation to a pro twill crest is super durable – won’t crack, peel or fade – and last as long as the jersey itself. This option is perfect for logos with multiple colours and the cost can be up to 50% less than an embroidered crest. This option feels just like the pros, adds weight to the jersey and produces incredible detail.
Sublimation gives you the ability to create a layered twill look at a lower cost. It can be used for all jersey elements including logos, names and numbers with a full colour palette available for all of the above. If you have a wild design in mind this may be the perfect option for you as it accommodates virtually any design you can think of.
Vinyl heat press can be an effective and low-cost alternative to sewn solutions. This method is best used if you are looking to save money or if you’re looking for a lightweight jersey, with various colours and layering options available to give your jersey that custom look.
Embroidery represents the premium level of customization, matching the exact same process used on jerseys worn by professional athletes around the world. With this technique, which is also the most expensive customization option, our in-house professional embroidery team creates fully-stitched crests, with the overall costs depending on the stitch count being used and the number of crests ordered.
Every customer is treated like a pro, but that’s where the similarities end. Your team is different. Your organization is different. You are different. Keener’s artisan craftsmanship delivers truly customized jerseys with quality that lasts, and we expertly match on-ice specifications for any NHL team.
Yes. When you ship jerseys to us from the US for customization, enter ‘For Alterations’ in ‘Reason for shipping’ box on the shipping form and use Tariff Code 9993 to avoid customs charges.
We can do the great majority of NHL jerseys from the past 40 years, so almost certainly yes. There are a few exceptions that we cannot do, largely due to the need for a machine stitch, these are outlined in our pricing guide.
For minor league hockey, it is certainly possible, but please confirm before sending. Some teams are in our files, but in many cases we must custom create fonts to ensure accuracy, meaning additional costs.
For MLB, we have a fairly large library of fonts, especially with Canadian teams, but it is best to confirm beforehand.
For NBA, certainly check beforehand on pricing, as we can do great work here, but don’t have the deepest records.
We do not customize NFL, especially current uniforms. This is largely materials related.
We can do CFL jerseys, although it never hurts to double check for materials, or for teams other than Winnipeg and Saskatchewan.
Keener custom creates each font with the intention of matching on ice details and each job is done cut to order. When your jersey is sent in/dropped off, we will double check and be sure all looks good, then get rolling with making it look golden.
We can try to strip a jersey but there’s many things to consider that might make it impossible to strip clean. Numbers can be pressed too hard making stripping without damaging the jersey very difficult. The numbers might also be machine stitched down. Check the inside of the jersey, we cannot strip this kind of stitching.
Yes, we can customize your garments with screen printing and embroidery. These are popular options for t-shirts, sweatshirts, and much more. One of our coolest offerings is “sublimation to pro twill” – this produces a vibrant, colourful result at an attractive price!
We have CCM airknit, Nike floknit, Starter knit, Starter mesh, CCM/Sandow mesh, Ultrafil, and Reebok Edge
Not at this time.
There are two main applications for back and sleeve numbers. Let’s start with twill. You can choose between one colour twill numbers or even two or three colour, layered back numbers. We even offer sublimated pro twill back numbers if you want to add a creative design element to your back numbers (think guitar strings through the Nashville Predators numbers). The other option is single colour vinyl press. Speaking of back and sleeve numbers, we’ll match your favourite Pro teams font to on ice / field specs with fine attention to detail.
Within 2 weeks: 15% of subtotal order amount (pre-tax)
Within 1 week: 25% of subtotal order amount (pre-tax)
Within 2 weeks: $53 CDN or $40 USD
1 week: $80 CDN or $50 USD
Overnight: 100% CDN and USD
2-14 days: $15
Overnight or same day: $25
There’s a variety of ways to add your team’s brand to your jerseys! By far, our most popular is sublimation to pro twill because it allows you to include as much detail and colour as you want and gets sewn down to the jersey giving it a pro look and feel. Check out this short video to learn more about this crest type. Other great crest types include twill, vinyl press and screen printing. Contact us to discuss what’s best for your team!
Stock jerseys are those jerseys that manufacturers make in bulk and you can order them off-the-shelf. Blank stock jerseys can be available quickly depending on urgency and stock levels. Until recently, stock jersey colour options were limited to basic colours, black, white, blue, red etc. Nowadays, clients have dozens of stock styles and colours from which to choose!
Custom jerseys are those that are designed and sewn completely from scratch and come in two types: 1. Custom ‘Cut and Sew’ or 2. Custom Sublimation. Sublimation is a popular technique which gives you the ability to incorporate virtually any design or colour combination into a jersey. We’ve all seen these jerseys – Don Cherry jacket-jerseys, Tuxedos, Batman jerseys, etc. Designs range from zany to creative to subtle and simple. The process involves transferring colours onto white polyester fabrics.
One awesome advantage with sublimation: All the logos and numbers are included in the cost. Adding names usually will cost $4-$5 extra per jersey.
Custom Cut and Sew are jerseys made from scratch based on your colours and your preferred striping pattern. Cut & Sew jerseys usually cost more than sublimated jerseys because you need to add customization – cresting, names, and numbers, separately.
For jerseys, we use Athletic Knit (AK) and Kobe. For apparel, we use Sanmar, Augusta Sportswear, and Stormtech, to name a few.
There are a number of factors here, but the primary one is the complexity of the customization. The materials can also differ both in cost and rarity, especially as you look between different eras. Some common things that add to the price are perforation, where the laser fires little dots into specified areas of the number to execute the pattern, or uniquely shaped numbers, most notably the Islanders Fisherman jerseys.
This is very tough to answer as each jersey is different and how the customizer did things previously is hugely important, as things like twill colour bleed and adhesive residue are both risks. We would generally advise that choosing a player than can cover the old numbers/name fairly well is the best idea. For example, stripping YZERMAN #19 with HOWE #9 leaves a lot of previously covered area visible and is higher risk than stripping LAINE #29 and covering with WHEELER #26, where the name is longer and the numbers take up the same general area.