Tackle twill is a traditional method of numbering, lettering, and designing pictures out of fabric. This method uses appliqué techniques often in a zig-zag stitch pattern to prevent the attached fabric from fraying but sometimes in a satin-stitching or embroidery for added texture.
During the 1980s, there were competing numbering methods cropped up amongst the professionals, including heat-press vinyl and silk screening. However, these methods both lacked durability and longevity. The only current competitor in terms of quality today is dye-sublimation, but the set-up cost and one-off costs for dye-sublimation can be tremendous. This makes tackle twill an effective solution for long-lasting jersey numbering and team apparel.
Advantages of Tackle Twill
May even last longer than the garment it’s placed on!
Things to Know about Tackle Twill
Takes more lead time to produce
Costs a bit more, but you get what you pay for!