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Softball and Baseball Field Logo Stencils

Posted by TruMark / Tuesday, February 11, 2020 / Posted Under: Trends, Sports, Turf _Tips, Product_Review
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It's 2020 - time to update your baseball field! After the hard work of mound rebuilding, regrading diamonds and topdressing are done don't forget to add your team's identity! Painting your logo on your baseball or softball field is a great way to customize and brand your field. The execution of getting your logo or artwork on your field can be successful in numerous ways. We can work through the process with you to determine the best type of stencil for your application and goals you have for your program to bring your logo to life on the field!
 

Logo or dirt behind pitching mound painted with a field stencil.

 

When painting a logo behind your pitchers mound there are a few things to take into consideration:

  • Make sure the logo or image that you want to paint is very simple. The logo will be small so any detail will be lost from a distance. Consider simplifying your image and using few colors.
  • The application of the logo onto the surface. Depending on if you are painting it in the dirt or on grass using chalk, aerosol chalk or paint or bulk paint.
  • A rigid plastic stencil is best suited for this application as it will give you a very crisp line and you can re-use the stencil for numerous applications
  

Baseball or Softball field stencil painted in the outfield. 

 
 

Considerations if you want to paint a baseball or softball outfield logo stencil:

  • The size of the logo that you want painted in your outfield:
    • You'll want to make sure that the logo will be large enough to be visible from a distance. To get an idea for size uses cones or tarps to mark off the square footage to represent the logo stencil. Then step back and view the space from the perspective of your fans or bleachers.
    • Specifically when it comes to larger field stencils that will be viewed from a distance you'll want to make sure that any detail you want to see if the logo can be legible/seen from a distance. If it can't you would be better off simplifying your logo to make it look cleaner and sharper. For example, with lettering, you won't be able to see/read lettering that is painted on grass if it is less than 1' tall. The distance that you could see this lettering would depend on the space and angles where it is being viewed.
  • A logo stencil for your outfield will be large in size. This type of stencil will be cut from a flexible plastic material similar to a tarp. With any flexible stencil we recommend you only use the stencil itself once at the beginning of your season and perform touch-ups as needed before games.
  • The amount/type of paint you want to use. Think about the ongoing maintenance of having the logo painted in your outfield to determine the number of colors and complexity you'll want to maintain for touch-ups throughout your season.
 

Baseball field stencil painted behind home plate.

Logos painted on your baseball or softball field behind home plate will always make an impact! Here are some considerations to take into account when planning how to paint your logo behind home plate:

  •  The size of the logo that will fit and will look the best:
    • You'll want to make sure that the logo will be large enough to be legible and visible from a distance. We often get detailed logos sent in to quote at small sizes. If you think about the fans perspective, complex logos and details will often get lost at a distance, especially when painted on grass. You'll be better off simplifying your logo to make it look cleaner and sharper. For example, with lettering, you won't be able to see/read lettering that is painted on grass if it is less than 1' tall. The distance that you could see this lettering would depend on the space and angles where it is being viewed.
    • To get an idea for size uses cones or tarps to mark off the square footage to represent the logo stencil. Then step back and view the space from the perspective of your fans or bleachers.
  • Home plate logo stencils are cut from a few types of plastic. Smaller (7.5' x 7.5' or less) logos will typically be cut using rigid or semi-rigid sheets of plastic. Logos that are 10' and larger will typically be cut using a flexible plastic material similar to a tarp.
  • The amount/type of paint you want to use. Think about the ongoing maintenance of having the logo painted to determine the number of colors and complexity you'll want to maintain for touch-ups throughout your season.
 

Logo painted down the baseline using a field stencil.

Considerations if you want to paint a logo down the baseline(s) of your field:

  • The size of the logo that will fit and will look the best:
    • We typically see sponsor logos or event logos painted down the 1st and 3rd base line on baseball or softball fields.
    • You'll want to make sure that the logo will be large enough to be legible and visible from a distance. We often get detailed logos sent in to quote at small sizes. If you think about the fans perspective, complex logos and details will often get lost at a distance, especially when painted on grass. You'll be better off simplifying your logo to make it look cleaner and sharper. For example, with lettering, you won't be able to see/read lettering that is painted on grass if it is less than 1' tall. The distance that you could see this lettering would depend on the space and angles where it is being viewed.
    • To get an idea for size uses cones or tarps to mark off the square footage to represent the logo stencil. Then step back and view the space from the perspective of your fans or bleachers.
  • Logos painted down the basepaths are cut from a few types of plastic. Smaller (7.5' x 7.5' or less) logos will typically be cut using rigid or semi-rigid sheets of plastic. Logos that are 10' and larger will typically be cut using a flexible plastic material similar to a tarp.
  • The amount/type of paint you want to use. Think about the ongoing maintenance of having the logo painted to determine the number of colors and complexity you'll want to maintain for touch-ups throughout your season.
Contact us for your FREE baseball logo stencil quote!
Either send a high resolution, preferably vector, file of your logo to us at info@trumarkathletics.com or give us a call at 800-553-6275 to discuss your project!