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How do I care for my Screen Printed apparel?
Your screen printed apparel should last you a lifetime if you follow several simple steps when washing them.
1.) Although 100% cotton is more comfortable it is best to choose a blended fabric. A 50% cotton and 50% polyester is best to counter shrinkage.
2.) Let your new apparel bleed color. For the next couple of weeks after printing, your apparel may bleed color during washing. Do not hasten the process by using color-safe laundry detergent. Wash it as you would any apparel until the water runs clear, in warm water (Neither cold or hot). Also, wash and launder this apparel by itself.
3.) Always wash and dry your apparel inside out to protect the screening.
4.) Newly screen-printed apparel can come out stiff (feeling like a starched T-shirt) due primarily to the thick ink used to reinforce the colors and designs. You can use a softening agent to bring the fabric back into its natural softness and curve.
5.) When ironing, the apparel should be a little bit damp after spending some time hung dried or machine dried. Set the iron to medium then turn the apparel inside out and start with the sleeves, then the neck area, and finally the entire length of the apparel making sure the iron doesn't linger more than 5 seconds on the design which will damage the design.
6.) The apparel should ideally be hung dried out of direct sunlight and never wring or twist this dry.
7.) If you must machine dry it use low heat and again turn it inside out to keep the screening from contacting the dryer drum. Remove the apparel from the dryer as soon as possible
8.) If the item is double sided and turning it inside out is not an option place the item in a pillow case.
Why are the colors on my apparel different that I expected?
In many cases our manufacturers may have subtle differences in shades on their colors due to different processing methods, materials or other exceptions.
We also must warn you that colors shown on a web page may have been optimized for display in your browser and may not be indicative of the true color.
We highly recommend that you come to our shop to see the items in our catalogs or order a sample to verify that what your getting is what you expect.
I see a drop ratio on my child's bat. What is this and how is it calculated?
The drop ratio is the difference between a bats weight and its length. For example a bat that weighs 20oz and is 28 inches long will have a drop ratio of -8.
There are rules at each level of play which are dictated by local leagues or program governing bodies, ie Little League, Call Ripken, ASA etc. Check with your coach or program administrators to make sure the drop ratio you choose is legal.
What is a composite bat?
Stronger and lighter than high-grade aluminum, composite baseball bats are either made of a graphite-fiber composite material or have an aluminum core with graphite lining.
The composite is lighter than aluminum, allowing for a larger barrel and sweet spot within the drop ratio. Composite bats provide much more forgiveness for a flawed swing, and have the potential to make the average hitter a power hitter.
Composite bats have been used in softball since 1998. They were introduced in baseball about the same time but were rejected in the baseball community for the following reason:
First the early bats were considered flimsy because they would break more often than not.
Second, and oddly more important, was that they do not create "ting" sound of an aluminum bat. We've all become so used to hearing the ting that many think a bat is dead if we don't hear it.
In 2008 composite bats were brought back to into baseball and have finally been embraced by the baseball world.
What is a BBCOR bat?
In an effort to decrease the speed at which a batted ball jumps of an aluminum bat the BBCOR rating standard was instituted.
BBCOR stands for Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution. The new BBCOR bat will be a standard among high school and college athletes. In a nutshell the BBCOR bat makes aluminum and composite bats play similar to wood bats. This will give the bats the durability of aluminum but with the same pop of the best wooden bat.
What is the correct size basketball for my child?
It depends on the age and sex of your child. Basketballs come in several sizes and the list below will provide you with the best size.
circumference 22 to 22.5 inches, weight 10-11 ounces, used for small children
circumference 27.25 to 27.75 inches, weight 16.6-18 ounces used for boys and girls under 12 years old.
circumference 28.5 to 29 inches, weight 20 ounces, used for boys ages 12-14 and girls and women age 12 and up. This is the official ball for women's high school, college and professional basketball.
circumference 29.5 to 30 inches, weight 22 ounces, used for men and boys age 15 and up. This is the official ball for men's high school, college and professional basketball.
circumference 33.5 inches, used as a heavy ball for women's shooting training.
circumference 36 inches, used as a heavy ball for men's shooting training.