The use of sport banners have been employed in many sporting activities, soccer fans create various types of soccer teams banners, basketball fans make basketball team banners, softball fans make softball banners etc. Sport banners are not only created by the fans, the management and administration of a sporting team can also make banners, this is mainly for business or sponsorship reasons. The management would sell banners to the fans and supporters of the team to make profits and increase their fan base.
Banners of various size are made, ranging from the small flag like pocket size banners to the very large sizes that covers significant areas of the stadium. Banners of different quantities are also made by fans and management of the sporting teams depending on the occasion or environment which this banners are to be used, banners are made from different materials ranging from the cheap sac like types to the very expensive cotton or silk type. Banners are not only displayed on the stadium or field of play, some of these banners can be displayed in the fans living room, cars etc.
Fans generally create sport banners for numerous reasons, the commonest reason is to show support and as a means of lifting the team spirit. There is a very common saying in the game of soccer that fans are the 12th player of team, this is because the fans are capable of motivating the players and make them play better than they would on normal days without the fans support. This is the reason why most sport teams perform better on their home ground than away, because many of their supporters would show up and the level of play would be improved markedly. (more…)
Apologies for those of you who have been trying to access the site for the last month or so. We had a hosting issue and then a heavy dose of laziness due to the lack of motivation an unneeded lockout can bring. I’ve taken this opportunity to give the site a bit of a facelift – I ask for your patience as I get everything back up and running.
If you’re wondering why a particular design isn’t available it’s probably due to us not being able to sell that design anymore. I’m working on a gallery of all “banned” designs and an accompanying blog post explaining in more detail why they aren’t available.
I was sitting there on Saturday night basking in the after glow of a real life Leafs playoff win, and it hit me – It’s a damn shame that I’m not able to sell our original t-shirt design “Hackey Night”. If you aren’t aware, we’re not allowed to sell certain designs anymore due to pressure from the NHL and NHLPA. That doesn’t mean you can’t make your own one of a kind Hackey Night shirt in the comfort of your own home. Here’s a step by step guide to getting geared up for the first home playoff games that Toronto has seen in 9 years:
1) Find or purchase a blank t-shirt. You should be able to find something for under ten dollars.
2) Purchase some t-shirt transfer paper. If you’re using a dark or coloured t-shirt you should use “Dark T-shirt Transfer Paper. I’ve has good success with Staples brand in the past, but Avery also makes a similar product. If you’re using a white shirt the regular transfer paper will be just fine.
3) Download the high resolution “HACKEY NIGHT” artwork. (right click and choose save as…)
4) Print it out. I’d recommend scaling the image to as big as possible. Check the instructions that came with your transfer paper, most will require that you mirror the image when printing.
5) Cut out the circle so that you’ll end up with a nice clean edge all the way around the design.
6) Follow the instructions included with the paper for transferring with image to the shirt with a clothes iron. Don’t be scared, it’s pretty tough to mess these up.
Keep in mind this method will not produce a shirt that will last forever, but it should at least get you through the playoffs.
GO LEAFS GO!