The jersey is better known as a T-shirt worn in the form of a uniform in some of the more popular sports. In sports, there are some players that become heroes for their fans with their attitude and playing skills. Their unique skill set makes them the most desirable for their fans. People that follow all of their games want to own souvenirs related to them, either in the form of autographs, selfies, or even one of their original T-shirts. Some jerseys are almost priceless for the fans. From time to time, some do fetch a good amount of money. For example, Maradona’s t-shirt, which he wore during the famous Argentinian win, got sold for millions of dollars. These souvenirs will be worth the most if they get preserved well. This is where framing T-shirts comes into the picture.
Framing a jersey that has been signed or worn by a favorite athlete is a popular way to keep the jersey. It is an excellent way of keeping your memories alive and brings that nostalgic feeling.
There are various ways to framing Jersey. Jersey framing is more or less like any other type of framing and is available in numerous styles and sizes; it can include a special UV-protective glass, suede, outline matting, and/or a Plexiglass frame. A simple technique can include a plain jersey framing, one or two photos of regular size, or even the team colors on the matting.
There are a plethora of companies that have the necessary tools and technology to have your favorite jersey framed.
How much does framing a jersey cost?
Framing a jersey can cost as little as $125 or as much as $570, or, in some rare cases, even more. It will come down to the type of frame, the size of the frame, whether any changes need to be made, and the framing provider.
Although you can frame your jersey for $125, the average for these types of services will be between $400 and more than $600, according to a popular arts and crafts company that offers customized framing. This might seem a lot for a lot of people, but for the ardent fans, it might mean nothing when compared to their main focus of preserving the very important souvenir.
Details on framing a jersey
Jersey framing is a process that entails precise ironing and pinning inside a frame with a protective plexiglass layer. The pins are made-to-order designed stainless steel pins, made specifically for framing, that will be able to secure the jersey to the matting without the risk of damaging or discoloring it.
The jersey framing may include a single or double paper matting in colors, or custom to your liking, depending on the type of framing service you go for. Customization options include adding a team logo, a nameplate, and a team font.
Most companies will require two to four weeks for framing and delivery from the time the jersey is received. The time to completion can vary from location to location, with some orders taking a lot more than others. If the jersey has to be shipped, you will also have to consider the time for it to reach the place where it will be framed and the time for it to return to you.
You should always check the jersey framing companies’ portfolio and other previous work before committing to work with one of them. It gives you a good idea of their framing expertise and skills. You can always look into the online reviews to get a better idea of other people’s experiences while working with them. When choosing how the jersey is framed, you should choose an acid-free matte because a non-acid-free matte can slowly bleed onto the jersey over time.
It is good to talk to the people that will frame your jersey in advance to make sure you talk all of the details beforehand. To better preserve your collectible, they shouldn’t use any damaging adhesives, pins, or staples when attaching the jersey to the frame. It ensures that the jersey is framed and kept in the best way possible, with non-damaging materials such as a foam core.
Any additional costs to consider?
The types of add-ons chosen, as previously mentioned in this article, also influence the overall price of the jersey framing service. A full plate and a photograph, for example, can cost about $70 more than the standard frame. In addition, using a mahogany frame instead of a standard-sized one can add another $120 to the cost.
There are various options available like UV protective conservation glass, Plexiglass framing, suede matting, a mahogany frame upgrade, full plate, inset photo, inset ticket, a floating plate, digital photo frame, and digital video frame all available at most jersey framing shops. The cost of the labor needed for the framing process starts from $20 and can easily reach $250. The add-ons can range in cost from $100 to $200. If you use an online company, shipping costs may apply.
Any way to spend less on jersey framing?
It is advisable to compare the rate of at least three different framing companies to get a feel of the market. Those that offer reasonable rates should be the ones you consider first when shopping for this type of service. It is a good idea to go for a framing company that provides free shipping if you pick a company far from you. While you should not focus solely on the price, you should look at previous examples of their previous work and see what others are saying about them online. A lower-cost frame may compromise the quality of the jersey in the long run.
The cost is comparatively less important if you compare it to the relative importance of the precious souvenir which you own. These items are usually very hard to come by, and if you have bought them, they will have at least some emotional value. This means that they need to be preserved in the best way possible. This is why you should make sure that you get them framed in a professional way and that you donțt expose them to either too hot or too cold temperatures, or to direct sunlight.