When you go to purchase custom baseball hats, there are a few things that you will need to keep in mind. There are two primarily levels of customization available, which can drastically change the price you pay for your caps. Unfortunately, the cheapest method of acquiring customized hats is often available to large companies or teams that can afford to invest in hundreds of hats at one time. However, there are ways to get your own customized hats, although you will pay more for them than you would a standard cap custom hat printing.
Your first step to purchasing the right cap for you is knowing what you want. Try to determine the style of hat that you will need. If you are buying several custom baseball hats, will you want flexfit fitted caps? Of all types of caps, fitted caps are among the most comfortable to wear. However, you need to know the hat size of every person who will be getting one in advance, as they do not use adjustors like other types of baseball caps do. If you are purchasing hats only for you, it is a very simple process to measure you hat size. Just make certain that you account for your hair when you take your measurement, and measure where you want your cap to rest on your head. This will help ensure that you have the best fit possible. If you do not want a fitted cap, you will need to decide what style of cap you do want, as this will majorly impact how much you pay for customization.
Once you have determined the type of custom baseball hats you want, you will need to decide on the design of the hat. Embroidering logos is a common method of customization. However, selecting the image to be embroidered can be difficult. Many companies have restrictions on how complex the image can be and how many colors can be used. This is due to limitations in embroidery and thread sizes needed to do the customization. The restrictions vary company by company, so it is important you try to find a simple customization, then elaborate on it as you know what limitations there are in adding your own design. If you want a complex image, you may be able to find a company that will do air brushing directly onto your cap. However you will need a blank cap and provide an image to the air brushing artist to have the work done. Unfortunately, air brush artists charge significantly more than having a design embroidered onto a cap.
As a general rule, the more complex you want your custom baseball hats, the more expensive they will be. If you are uncertain of what type of customization you want, pick a budget for yourself and then seek hats in that price range. You can often select a customizable hat from a template that can be modified to your needs that are significantly cheaper than building your customization from scratch.
The downside to customizing your own hat is that it will take longer to receive your cap. Unlike caps in storage that have already been branded, your customized cap needs to be made to order. This typically takes up to a week to be done.