At dekoGraphics, we celebrate the incredible journey of 1. FC Union Berlin as they make their historic debut in the Champions League. Our collaboration in creating their first Champions League jersey is more than sportswear - it's an homage to their journey, identity and spirit.
Time was a critical factor right from the start. Designing a standout jersey demanded working under stringent time limits. Our experts and designers closely collaborated with the club to craft a jersey that not only met but exceeded their expectations.
Our focus in this success story is on the challenge of achieving perfect colour matching between logos and the specific colours of the club's jerseys. We explain our unique approach, which goes beyond the Pantone colour system, involving a direct comparison of colours to ensure a perfect match.
The journey began with 1. FC Union Berlin handing over the blank jersey to us, initiating our colour matching process. With only the jersey available for reference, we analyzed the colours directly in comparison to our production materials as specific colour values of the jersey fabric were not provided.
Here's how our expertise led to the transformation of this analysis into reality:
The CLUB LOGO came to life through 3D EMBROIDERY X TWILL.
The SPONSOR LOGO was produced in FLAT PU ECOBLOCK BLACK.
The AUTHENTIC LABEL showcased its significance with 3D SILICONE X SATIN.
The NECK LABEL left its mark with 3D SILICONE | SIDE COLOUR.
The NAMES & NUMBERS were produced in FLAT PU ECOBLOCK BLACK.
Each heat transfer logo, despite differing qualities and production techniques, was exactly colour-matched to the jersey. This complex task underscored the challenges of ensuring precision across material variations, all while supporting the integrity of Union Berlin's identity and ensuring a consistent representation of the colours.
Our promise of perfect colour matching extends to every production run. Whether it's the initial or a reorder, our commitment to consistency ensures no colour deviations will compromise the merchandise.
For those interested in a more technical understanding of the process, explore our detailed blog article "How to Match Heat Transfers to Your Fabric's Colours", explaining the steps of the colour matching procedure.
Apart from colour matching, we brought the jerseys to life in our own in-house printing facility. Using modern machines and equipment, our team delivers fine craftsmanship and reliable timing in applying garments.
With the capacity to handle up to 5,000 units daily, we met the club's deadlines. Moreover, understanding the importance of individualized branding, particularly considering that most jerseys would go immediately on sale, we offered individual labeling services. This included the creation of barcoded sales labels and customized packaging, tailored to the unique specifications of the club. Storage facilities for their jerseys were also provided for added convenience.
At dekoGraphics, quality is non-negotiable. The jerseys undergo rigorous wash and application tests to meet the stringent standards of major sports brands. Quality assurance isn't just a step; it's our commitment to your satisfaction.
Our collaboration resulted in a perfectly matched Champions League jersey. Every detail, from logos to names & numbers, symbolizes 1. FC Union Berlin's historic journey. Our comprehensive services ensure quality, reliability and a significant product for the club's global stage moment.