Our custom hat printing program affords you with the creative freedom to design completely unique hats for your brand! Build a hat from the ground up, or customize an existing hat style that you love and make it your own. The hat customization capabilities are endless, from choosing the style & materials, to designing the features & overall look of the hat.
Build a hat that fits all of your needs! Handpick from one of our original silhouettes, or send us a hat that you love and our production team will match it!
Flat Bill Hat
Fabric Buckle Closure
7 Panel Surfer
Create the overall look, feel, and design of your hat. Personalize all its features like the structure, fabric types, colors, and decoration to align with your brand. Choose from one of our popular hat styles, and jump right to Step 6 to start decorating your hat. Or build a completely unique custom hat of your own, by following the steps below!
Panels = pieces of fabric that make up the side and back portion of the hat. With so many hat styles to choose from it's important to consider which hat style & form would be the best for your brand. From one style to another, the different number of panels offers distinct benefits for hat design and material customization. We can source just about any kind of material - so just ask! Or choose from these standard materials to personalize the hat panels:
The most important feature of your hat is the shape & structure that you choose. The main, front panel of the hat that hugs the head (otherwise known as the ‘crown’) falls into two categories: structured & unstructured.
Structured hats have an entirely spherical shape due to a rigid backing behind the two front panels which keeps their form when worn i.e taken off (Ex: Baseball Cap, Snapback, Flat Bill). Given its firm structure, structured hats are ideal for logo visibility & durability (or longevity) - whether it’s patched, embroidered, or screen-printed.
Whereas unstructured hats do not have a rigid backing behind the front panel, and so their shape is less-form fitting and firm. Unstructured hats are a great option if you’re looking for a relaxed style with a more flexible fit.
When it comes to design customization, the slope height of a hat's profile (commonly known as the ‘crown’) is an important feature that factors into the outcome of your design. All hat styles come in different shapes & sizes, each suited for different head sizes. So we've broken them down into three profiles:
Low Profile/Crown (2-3“)
Low-profile caps have a shorter, more shallow crown that is often paired with a pre-curved visor and sit lower on the head with a relaxed fit.
Mid Profile/Crown (3-4“)
Mid profile hats are a happy medium between low and high profile caps. They have a crown that is not too high or too low, but is slightly taller than low-profile.
High Profile/Crown (3.5-4”+)
High-profile hats have a taller, extended crown height to them. To support the tall crown, the front panels of these hats are typically more structured.
Build on your fully custom hat, by adding any these branding features to it.
Description This technique uses a needle & thread to create your designs on your desired location on the hat. Pick the type of embroidery that works best for your artwork and cap! 3D Puff Embroidery will give your hat designs more of a raised look, whereas with Flat embroidery (the most common) the thread is stitched directly onto the fabric, giving it a flat look. Or to incorporate both of these looks into your design, mixed embroidery is an excellent way to achieve both a flat and 3D appearance. Embroidery decoration can be an awesome way to add depth and eye-catching branding to your custom hats.
Detail & Shine: thread creates a nice reflective shine that makes your designs POP.
Vivid Colors: highly saturated and vibrant thread colors that won’t fade.
More Options: Flat/Standard, 3D, 3D+Flat Embroidery, Chainstitch Embroidery, All Over Embroidery
Description This method of decoration involves attaching a patch to a cap by embroidering or heat pressing it onto the hat. Patches afford you with a range of customization options, from the type of patch, size and shape, to its font & colors.
Flexibility: personalize the type, overall look & style of your patch.
Professional Look: polished, high-end outcome.
Texture & Depth: gives dimension to the look & feel of your designs.
More Options: Embroidered, woven, printed, leather patch, PVC/rubber patch and more!
All Over Print
All Over Print
As its name suggests, this type of digital printing is when your designs are printed on fabric first, then the hat is constructed (cut & sewn) into the final product. All-over decoration is unique because it allows you to print with many colors anywhere you want on the hat (even under the visor). Pick a pre-made pattern fabric (camo, checkered) to use, or we can create and add your own!
Limitless Color: full-color print with no color restrictions or fading.
Scale: print larger designs without limitations on print coverage area
Description Using our all-over method of sublimation printing, we can apply your digital designs onto the top and underbill visor of your hat. We can also create your designs using screen-printing, or cotton digital print. This is a unique way to personalize this visor feature with vivid colors and patterns, and elevate your custom hat.
Creative Freedom: enhance your branding with design on the visor.
Versatility: every style of hat has a visor that you can customize.
Reduces Glare: adding dark color to the underbill works great to reduce any glare from the sun.
More Options: Custom visor color, screen print, sublimation, or cotton digital print
Description For this decoration process, we screen print your designs directly onto the surface of the flat hat panels first, and then we cut and sew all of the panels together to build your custom cap. This method allows you to print on several different panels if you’d like!
Visibility: produces more legible, detailed designs compared to embroidery
Quality Prints: we use high-quality inks to create lasting and durable prints
Description This decoration technique is when your custom logo or design is printed onto a special paper that heat is then applied to, ultimately resulting in a transfer of the ink from the paper onto the hat. Heat transfer is the best type of decoration to use if you have intricate designs with several colors.
Design Outcome: allows you to print high-resolution graphics & complex designs.
Eco-friendly: requires less ink chemicals and equipment to produce.
Description This method of hat decoration uses durable, high-end raised graphics to create your designs, by applying heat & pressure to a silicone canvas, thus printing the design onto the hat. Then, we polish off your silicone design with a standard matte finish, or we can also do a glossy, two-tone, or even a beveled finish to capture your vision. This type of decorating is ideal when decorating 5 panel hats, or with graphics that have large, dense areas.
PMS Matched: have a specific color in mind? Send it and we’ll match the silicone to the exact Pantone color of your choice.
Quality Details: captures intricate design details, and creates a tangible, high-end look & feel.
Depth: raised silicone that adds depth to your designs to make them stand out.