Customize Paintball Jerseys

Player wearing paintball jersey

Paintball is an extreme sport that can be both fun and competitive. A great way to show your team or dedication off to the other players is to customize the jersey. Paintball jerseys come in a variety of colors, yet there is so much more that can be done to a jersey, from creating a custom silkscreen name to adding patches. Customizing a paintball jersey will certainly make you stand out in the crowd.


1. Decide on a name or nickname that can be displayed on the upper back portion of the jersey. Normally a first name or nickname is displayed in this area by using black and white or colored silkscreen letters. There should be no more than seven letters to the name due to the limited amount of space. Silkscreen letters come in all different shapes, colors and sizes. They can be purchased at embroidery stores or online.

2. Plug in the iron to a 110 volt outlet and allow the iron to heat up. Set the iron if applicable to the acrylic setting. This setting will allow for minimal heat, preventing the letters from being burned onto the jersey.

3. Place the letters on the back of the jersey evenly using the ruler as guidance. Depending on how many characters are used, the letters can be anywhere from 1 to 3 inches apart from one another. Once the letters are set in place, firmly press the iron on the letters for a few seconds. Do this until the letters are attached to the jersey.

4. Add to the jersey any desirable patches. These patches can include country flags, beliefs or paintball jargon. Patches can be purchased at embroidery stores and at paintball shops. Patches can be sewn onto the jersey using a needle and thread or ironed on in the same fashion as the silkscreen letters were put on. If the patch is sewn onto the jersey, start threading the needle through the patch and jersey starting at one point. Work the needle and thread around the patch until the patch is secured onto the jersey.