3D configurators can play an important role in allowing customers and teams to create their own customizable swimming caps and in supporting companies to automate the process from 3D design to production.
Custom swim caps can be used in many different ways, from team uniforms to expressing your identity.
Custom swim caps allow swimmers to be easily identifiable. They are also important for the team spirit and team unity. Matching swim caps will make the swimmers feel part of the team at their school, club, company or event.
Swim caps are like team uniforms. You can select a specific color or team logo. It helps you to stand out from other swimmers, clubs and teams, whether during training or competition.
Like with any custom product, custom swim caps allow you to establish your own creativity and uniqueness. You can give your personal touch to your swimming cap, with texts, prints and images.
Having your name on your swim cap makes it harder to lose or misplace it. If you’re part of a school team or swimming club, and especially for younger swimmers this is not something to be overlooked.
More importantly, if you run a swimming pool in your hotel or gym, then custom swim caps is a great way to keep track of your caps by branding them. It is similar to how you would put your brand on your towels or robes.
Custom swim caps can be an effective marketing tool, for instance during triathlon or open water competitions. Also, it allows people outside of a swimming club or school to know about them.
The basic customization options for a swim cap are the name of the team, the name of the swimmer and the logo of the club. More sophisticated designs are possible by adding artwork and different colors, on one side or both sides of the swimming cap.
Traditionally, if you’re looking for custom swim caps for your school, team or club, you will first have a meeting with the designer of a team wear company. You will discuss all the possibilities and customization options available.
After a few days the designer will submit a number of designs and you will be given the opportunity to give the designers feedback. Once the design has been finalized, the designer will then create the technical files for production.
Understandably, this process takes time and therefore is expensive. This results in high minimum order quantities, which makes it not feasible for smaller teams or individuals.
A next generation 3D configurator can bring the customization process online, and allow teams and clubs to design their own custom swim caps. It increases their engagement which drives higher sales. Once the order has been received, 3D designs can be converted into print-ready files, resulting in hours of time saved for each customer.