by Wagner Skis / Oct 29, 2017

Topsheet Graphics

The custom-ski process gets really fun when it’s time to choose a topsheet graphic. We offer three options: stock topsheets, small-batch wood veneers, and custom graphics.      

Our stock topsheet options change each autumn. New designs are created in-house by our graphic designers to reflect mountain culture and timeless design. You can view all current stock topsheets here.

Our wood veneers are small-batch orders we get in throughout the year. Once they are gone, they are gone forever! This means that your topsheet is a distinctive, limited production item. Wood veneers are thin sheets of real wood that come from all over the world in a spectrum of wood types and colors. They age beautifully and build even more character over time.

Our custom graphic option is where things get fun and creative. Start off with a design concept–perhaps you have a favorite image, artwork or design idea? Tell our graphic designers what you have in mind, and they can put together a few draft options. From there, you can tweak your design, image, or artwork until it is perfect. For inspiration on custom topsheets, click here.

Once you have given final approval on your graphics, we print your design onto transfer paper. This goes into our dye-sublimation press with the nylon topsheet material. Dye-sublimation uses heat to transfer the ink from the paper to the nylon topsheet. When finished, your topsheet goes into the hydraulic press, along with all the structural parts, and forms the top layer of the skis.


Want to learn more about our process? Take a look at other parts of our factory tour here: