What Are Rugby Post/ Pole Protectors & How Do They Work?
What Are Rugby Post/ Pole Protectors & How Do They Work?
Sports Dynamix has manufactured and delivered quality products for BIG brands, such as: BMW, Standard Bank, Investec, Sasol, Discovery Insure, Cipla Nutrition, MultiChoice/ DSTV/ SuportSport, ABSA Cape Epic, Siemens/ Stiftung, Brand House/ Captain Morgan, Jonsson Workwear, Stor-age, GOTV, Croxley, Saxport Finance, Stallion Security, Blue Label Telecoms, Marshalls World of Sport, @lantic, Cargill, Econet Telecoms, NuCoal Mining, City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng Business Directory, KwaZulu Natal Country Districts, UCI Mountain Bike & Trails World Championships, and Wits University to name just a few.
We have also provided a vast array of sports products and equipment to SME’s, schools, clubs and universities from South Africa to Australia, the UK and the USA.
WHAT ARE RUGBY POST/ POLE PROTECTORS?
Rugby post/ pole protectors usually come in a set of four, per rugby field, and are normally at heights of 1.5m (Junior), 1.6m (Youth), 1.8m (Senior), 2m (Pro).
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE (FUNCTION) OF RUGBY POST/ POLE PROTECTORS?
Rugby post/ pole protectors help to minimize, and hopefully eradicate injury of a rugby player/s if and when they come into contact with the rugby post/ pole during rugby practice/ training and/or matches.
Besides the primary function of the health and safety of players, rugby post/ pole protectors also provide an ideal brand marketing opportunity for sponsors and/or the sporting fraternity concerned.
HOW ARE THEY MADE?
Rugby post/ pole protectors may have varying foam densities – The foam in constructed with a post/ pole cavity (hole) through the center of the foam structure and is normally covered by a PVC Tarpaulin or Canvatec Material. These are usually rectangular in shape, but there are hexagon options for senior/ professional level rugby. Hexagon rugby post/ pole protectors are normally manufactured at a higher cost due to the additional cutting and shaping of the foam and covers.
The covers can either be left plain (*No print) or can be custom-branded (*Printed) with a sponsor or school/ club/ university or sporting institutes branding/ logos… Or even a combination of brands/ logos.
CAN I CUSTOM BRAND OUR RUGBY POST PROTECTORS?
Yes, there are various options for customised branding/ print.
WHAT ARE MY BRANDING/ PRINT OPTIONS?
Silk/ Screen printing can be done up to three colours, may be more, but up to a limit of three colours is what is normally considered feasible. Whereas more than three colours may make the digital print option more attractive. Silk/ Screen printing is normally branding/ logos printed on a standard PVC Tarpaulin cover (*Background colour). For silk/ screen printing, screens or positives need to be developed, which may add a fair bit to your initial printing cost – However, this is a ‘once-off cost’ (*per screen/ positive size) and thereafter, if utilized often, screen printing will become very cost effective.
Digital printing is normally used for full-colour printing of the rugby post/ pole covers, where branding/ logo prints are more complicated – No screen/ positives are required for this method of print. For pantone specific brands/ logos and cover background colours, we usually print the full-colour digital print onto a white PVC Tarpaulin cover to the exact pantone colour-codes/ specs provided by the client.
Canvatec material printing allows for a larger range of colour options and design features such as faded effects, watermarks, amongst others. Canvetec also provides a number of additional benefits over the older PVC Tarpaulin technology, as per the link below.
On occasion where time constraints or production capacity may be limited, Heat-Labeling solutions, amongst other print options may be provided.
One thing to keep in mind is that certain print types may offer benefits over others from finish/ quality and durability over a period of time etc. – Ensure you ask the right questions and are being given the right products for your specific use. Sports Dynamix provides standard & customised products and equipment for all levels, from junior to professional level. We are renowned for our quality and service and we pride ourselves of delivering products to our customer’s full satisfaction.
At Sports Dynamix we provide a full set of artwork for your approval prior to print production to ensure your branding layout and colours are 100% correct. Only once signed/ approved by you, will artwork go into print production, eliminating both the chance of errors and wastage.
Customised orders of this nature usually attract a lead time of 1-20 working days, but this is completely dependent on the capacity within our factories at the time of order. We endeavour to process, complete and deliver all customised orders as soon as possible as this is in the best interest of all parties concerned.
We also offer FREE and special rate delivery services, wherever possible, through our selected service providers.
For customised orders, we require a minimum of a 50% deposit and settlement prior to dispatch. We accept Credit Card payments (*Up to a limit – i.e. +-R10,000.00 per order on Credit Card), amongst other payment options such as Instant EFT, Bit Coins etc., through our selected payment gateway… We also offer a Manual EFT/ Bank Deposit option for online orders. Orders and lead times are only applicable once a sales transaction has occurred and we have received the initial payment of a deposit and approval of the required artwork, if and when applicable. All Sports Dynamix policies, terms and conditions apply.