Quick Start Guides

Getting Started on your Semi Custom Order

Follow the steps outlined below to begin your Semi Custom order:

  1. Create your design using the online Design Studio here
  2. Choose a garment (Jersey, Short, Bib Short, Undershirt, T-Shirt, etc.) to design on.
  3. Create your design by uploading images from your computer, uploading Voler stock logos from the Design Studio, and/or adding simple text using the text writing tool on the template.
  4. Save your design, select 'Next Step', enter a name for your design and save.
  5. Click 'Order Now' to go to the preview and ordering page.
  6. Select the garment that you would like to order by clicking on the product image. A pop-up window will appear.
  7. Select the size and color and add to your shopping cart.
  8. When you are ready to checkout click 'View Your Bag (Cart)' or click the cart in the upper right hand corner.
  9. Now you may proceed through the checkout process.

Understanding Design Limitations

  • Images can only be sublimated on the front and the back of jerseys. We can not sublimate artwork, graphics, or logos onto sleeves, pockets, collars or side panels.
  • All artwork, logos and designs must be provided by you or your graphic designer.
  • All artwork, logos and designs must also be uploaded to the Semi Custom Design Studio template by you or your graphic designer.
  • Voler.com will not create or alter submitted designs in any way and is not responsible for poor quality artwork submitted. Please refer to the artwork requirements below.
  • We only allow you to scale your images to 100%. If any images are scaled above 100%, the quality of the printed graphics will be compromised.
  • You or your graphic designer are responsible for obtaining permission and approval from the owner of the original art (e.g. corporate logos, original artwork, copyrighted artwork) prior to submitting to Voler.com.
  • Selected garment design may limit the artwork image area.
  • We use a CMYK printing process to allow you to have as many colors as you like in your design. Please note: The CMYK printing process prevents us from guaranteeing an exact match of Pantone Spot Colors.
  • Images are transferred to garments using a process called 'sublimation'. This gas-dye process does not texture the garment's surface and allows the fabric to maintain its breathability.
  • All garments will have a “press mark” around the image. This indentation in the fabric will disappear after a few washings.
  • ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Voler will not accept returns of semi-custom items.

Preparing Artwork for the Best Results

  1. For best results, artwork should be created in a vector format using a program like Illustrator or Freehand and then saved to one of our supported formats (png, or jpg).
  2. Please use high resolution graphics (150dpi at the correct printing size). For example, if you want the image to be printed at 5" x 5", please make it 5" x 5" at 150 dpi. In the case of JPG's, please make sure that as little compression as possible is used.
  3. Files must be an exact representation of what will be printed on the garment. This means all elements are of correct size, placement, proportion & color.

 

Hints for Non-Designers

  1. If the terms above make your head spin, you will need to work with a graphic designer who can create “digital print-ready” art for production. Print shops or college students majoring in design are good choices as well.
  2. If you work for a corporation, go to your marketing department and ask for help. They often work with printers or ad agencies and will be able to point you in the right direction.
  3. Do not use low resolution web graphics. These low-resolution files are not suitable for printing. Talk with a designer about creating “print quality” digital files.

 

Hints for Designers

  • If you have access to a design program such as photoshop and are comfortable using it.  We recommend more complex designs be done as a single piece of artwork in your prefered design program of choice.  When you have your art just right save it at 150dpi at the dimensions of the design area of the garment you are designing for and then uploaded to the design studio.
  • If you are designing a jersey for someone else please design within their account.  Designing in your own account and then changing the email address on the account will break the association between the design you've created and that account.
  • If you must design within your own account and someone else is going to order the design from a different account please order a hard proof and then share your design.  This process will allow the individual you shared your design with to order the design from their own account.

 

Artwork

How do I know if my logos or graphics are the size I want them to be?

If you are concerned about the physical dimensions of logos or particular elements of your design, we strongly recommend building your artwork outside our Design Studio in a program such as Photoshop. Be sure to build within a canvas area of 10.5" wide x 16.5" tall which is equal to the dimensions of the design area of our design studio template. When you have completed your design, save the file as a high resolution jpeg and upload the file to the Design Studio template. Using this process ensures that your artwork is the right size. It will also help minimize artwork distortions that sometimes occur when attempting to resize your images within the Design Studio.

Remember, to achieve the proper design dimensions for your artwork, the image resolution must be 150 DPI or greater.

What file formats am I allowed to upload to the Design Studio template?

.JPG, .PNG, .BMP

Things to Remember About Sizing and Fit

  1. If you purchase an item from Voler.com that does not fit properly you may return it, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Does not apply to Semi-Custom or Full Custom products as these orders are FINAL SALE due to the specialized nature of the product. See our Return Policy.
  2. Personal preference also plays a part in finding the right fit. Do you like a tailored European fit? Or a more relaxed fit? Most manufactures design for a tailored cycling fit. Voler labels all jerseys either RACE (TAILORED FIT) or CLUB (RELAXED FIT).
  3. Different brands may have different sizing. One company's medium may be another's large.

User Comments, Feedback, Postcards and other Submissions

All comments, feedback, postcards, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to Voler on or by this Site or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of this Site (collectively, "Comments") shall be and remain Voler’s property. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to Voler of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual properties in the Comments. Thus, Voler will own exclusively all such rights, titles and interests and shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments. Voler is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments.

You agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s). You further agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make.

You agree that Voler may use and/or disclose information about your demographics and use of the Site in any manner that does not reveal your identity. By participating in Site sweepstakes, contests, promotions, and/or requesting promotional information or product updates, you agree that Voler may use your information for marketing and promotional purposes.

Voler Store's Communications to You

You agree that Voler may send electronic mail to you for the purpose of advising you of changes or additions to this Site, about any of Voler's products or services, or for such other purpose(s) as Voler deems appropriate.

Sharing Your Design

Sharing with Individuals

  1. Log into your voler.com account.
  2. Visit your account by clicking on the link in the upper right hand corner of any page on our website.
  3. In the left hand navigation select 'Saved Designs'.
  4. Select 'Share" from the options associated with any of your saved designs.
  5. In the right column of the Design Preview page you should see a "Send Your Friends A Link" section.
  6. Enter the email address of your friend in the appropriate box and click 'Send Email'

Sharing with Large Groups

There are several options for sharing your design with a larger group of individuals.

  • From the share design page you can share your design via several different social media sites.  Your friends can follow the shared link on these sites to gain access to your design.
  • Alternatively:
    • You can visit your saved designs.
    • Click on Share on the appropriate design.
    • At the bottom of the page share the design with yourself.  (Send it to your own email address.)
    • Follow the link in the email you recieve to view the design.
    • Copy the URL from your browser and share that with your friends.

Special Notes

  • If it is important that the recipient view your design on a specific garment.  Be sure that you select that garment on the preview page before sharing the design.  The link sent in the email has information in it which will tell our preview page to load the appropriate garment for the user. 
  • In order for the user to see the appropriate garment they MUST follow the link from the email they recieve.
  • Orders placed for the same design through the share process do not ship together.
  • Orders placed for the same design through the share process do not count towards each other's quantity discount.
  • Only designs shared after after 3/9/2012 will have the garment preview information associated with the emails your friends recieve.  If you would like to share your design on a specific garment please reshare the design with them to generate a new email!

Pricing and Billing

When will I be charged for my order?

At the time you check out and receive your order confirmation, pre-authorization to charge the full amount of your purchase to your credit card will automatically be obtained from your credit card company or issuing bank.

At the time we ship your order from our warehouse in Grover Beach, California, your pre-authorized credit card will be charged for the full amount due on your order.

If you use a debit card to pay for your purchase, please note that the automatic pre-authorization of your debit card will actually result in a debit being applied to your account. Please contact your debit card issuer with any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to the use of debit cards for online transactions.

Is it possible to pay by check?

Yes, select check from the payment method drop down and mail your check to:

Voler Store
390-A Manhattan Avenue
Grover Beach, CA 93433

NOTE: Your order will not be processed until the check is received.

How much will my garment cost?

Voler Semi Custom multiple quantity pricing is available on orders for more than three garments using the same artwork set up within the same size customizable area.

The price list below is divided into product categories. Each category contains the types of garments that accommodate the maximum dimensions of the design area listed. Each design area listed corresponds to our design studio templates.

To receive multiple quantity discount pricing, only one artwork can be used for each product category per order. However, you can combine different garments within the same product category to reach a better price break on your order!   

Example:  You could order 4 short sleeve jerseys, 1 long sleeve jersey, and 1 T-shirt to receive the 6-10 garment price on each of them. Each S/S jersey would be $63.95, the L/S jersey would be $78.95 and the T-shirt would be $16.95. If you decided to also order 5 Technical Tank undershirts, a separate order would need to be placed for them as the 4 inch x 4 inch artwork area set-up in necessary. The price for each undershirt would be $34.95, the 4-5 garment discount price.

The customizable area on these garments is 10.5 inches wide x 16.5 inches tall, available on both the front and back.  

Qty: 1 - 3 4 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16+
SPECIAL Solid White Sleeveless Jersey $55.00 $54.00 $53.00 $52.00 $51.00
SPECIAL Equipe & Solid White S/S Jersey $59.00 $5800 $57.00 $56.00 $55.00
SPECIAL Equipe Long Sleeve Jersey $69.00 $68.00 $67.00 $66.00 $65.00
Short Sleeve Themed Jersey $79.95 $68.95 $63.95 $61.95 $59.95
Sweatshirt $44.95 $36.95 $33.95 $31.95 $29.95
Adventure T $39.00 $35.00 $31.00 $27.00 $25.00
Short Sleeve T-Shirt $28.95 $19.95 $16.95 $14.95 $12.95
Long Sleeve T-Shirt $34.95 $25.95 $22.95 $20.95 $18.95

The customizable area on these garments is 4 inches x 4 inches, available only on the center front, directly below the collar. 

Qty: 1 - 3 4 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16+
Technical Tank Undershirt $44.95 $34.95 $29.95 $26.95 $24.95
Technical Short Sleeve Undershirt $49.95 $39.95 $34.95 $31.95 $29.95
Technical Long Sleeve Undershirt $54.95 $44.95 $39.95 $36.95 $34.95

The customizable area on these garments is 6 inches x 4 inches, available on both the left and right side leg panels. 

Qty: 1 - 3 4 - 5 6 - 10 11 - 15 16+
Cycling Short $99.95 $89.95 $84.95 $81.95 $79.95
Cycling Bib Short $109.95 $99.95 $94.95 $91.95 $89.95

Placing an Order

How do I place a new order from the Design Studio?

  1. Complete your design in the Design Studio.
  2. Click the 'Next Step' button in the top right corner of the page.
  3. If you are not already logged in you will be prompted to login.
  4. Name and Save your design.
  5. Click on "Order Now" and go to step 8. If you do not have an Order Now button go to the next step.
  6. Select the garment which matches your artwork template (if it is not already populated) from the drop down menu that appears.
  7. All coordinating items with the same template will appear on the right hand side of the screen. Select the garment you would like to order.
  8. A pop-up window will appear. Select your desired size and color.
  9. Click "Add to Bag".
  10. If you have more items to add to your bag, Click on "Close" and repeat steps 9 and 10, otherwise go to the next step.
  11. Click on "View your Bag."
  12. Provide an Inhands Date. This is the absolute last day upon which you can recieve your product intime for your event. If you don't have an event simply select a date three weeks out from today.
  13. Provide any notes that we will need to produce your garments.
  14. Click "Checkout" and proceed as normal through the checkout process.

Can I have minor variations of the same design?

There is no limitation to the number of designs you can save for your account, nor the number of designs which can be added to your cart at one time.

However, for pricing purposes, only items which use the exact same design qualify for like-item pricing.  The pricing on the website will reflect a price that takes this into account.

When your order is submitted through the website, our online ordering system will automatically group items in your cart by their artwork ID, and each group will be submitted as independent orders. 

Sizing Information

Are sizing samples available?

Yes, you can order the normal blanks from Voler.com's regular stock and return them for a full refund minus shipping.

You can find all our semi-custom products here.

Does tri-wear fit differently than normal jerseys?

Yes, tri-wear is designed for the needs of triathletes. They tend to be more form fitting than our club cut jerseys.

Shipping Information

What shipping options are available to me?

UPS Next Day Air, UPS Second Day Air, and UPS Ground.

Note: Please keep in mind that shipping time is not part of the regular product time for Voler.  So if you ask for ground shipping it can take as long as 4 to 5 weeks to receive your product from the time of approval.

How much will my shipping cost?

Our shipping tables for semi-custom product are based on the weight of your entire order.

Please remember that this is only an estimate and we do not guarantee this price to be accurate. Each product varies in weight by size as well as garment cut and style.

International Shipping

All of our customized products are shipped UPS so that we may attain and provide our customers with a tracking number.

Unfortunately due to our experience with shipping textiles, via UPS, across international borders we are only able to ship semi-custom orders to physical addresses within the United States.

Interest Guarantee

Interest Guarantee

Did you order a semi-custom garment and find friends wanting to get the same item later? Are you a company or organization putting together your first order and want a sample produced to generate interest in your design to build your order quantity?

The Voler Interest Guarantee was created just for you!

If you place a reorder that exceeds your original order quantity within 60 days of your original order, we will refund the difference of your original purchase price and reorder price.

Once your reorder is shipped, simply call or email us and we will be happy to refund the difference!

To qualify for the Interest Guarantee the original order and reorder must be placed by the same customer.

Order Production Process

What happens with my order once I submit it for processing?

The production cycle for all semi custom orders begins once an order is submitted to us online. Upon submission, it is immediately placed in our semi custom production queue. Within two business days, we will review your artwork to determine if there are any issues or concerns that require your attention before proceeding to production.

We have years of experience in dealing with the production of custom apparel. During our review process we take our knowledge and experience and make sure that the artwork being submitted meets our quality standards and that what will be the end result is what we think the customer is expecting based on the artwork submitted.

Our representatives will not modify the artwork that is submitted, however:

  • If the artwork needs adjustment, we notify the customer by email letting them know there are some potential issues with their artwork. The customer then has the opportunity to correct those issues or if what they submitted is the best they have available they can approve the artwork as it was originally submitted.
  • After artwork issues are resolved, we send out a digital proof to the customer. The digital proofs are the full-sized production print files we will use to produce the customers final garments.
  • When the customer is satisfied with their artwork they are asked to digitally sign an approval form on our website. Doing so releases the order into regular order processing, and the customer is sent an approval confirmation to let them know we received their approval.

The order is then scheduled for a ship date guaranteed to be no further than 3 weeks out from the receipt of their signed approval.  If we encounter any problems with processing a customer’s credit card we send an email notifying them that their card was declined and occasionally depending on circumstances may give them a phone call.

In Recap

  1. You submit your design and order to us online.
  2. Artwork approval and review.
  3. Once we have a credit card authorization the order is released into our warehouse.
  4. We prepare and print your jerseys in time to meet the scheduled ship date.
  5. When the order ships we will bill the credit card for the authorized amount.

Garment Selection

Will I lose my artwork when switching my preview garment?

No. Your artwork will remain the same. If you changed the design area template you may need to reposition elements that become invisible using the movement tools available in design tools.

Website Errors

I keep getting an error that says to try back in 30 minutes.

This is our website's generic error page and it appears not only when the site is actually down but also when an error occurs during the processing of server side scripts.