Custom Baseball Draft Boards (using the Genie)
Custom Draft Kits come with all the standard features of our off-the-shelf kits, including labels (1B 2B 3B SS C OF SP RP UT). The Draft Board Genie allows complete customization of your draft board. When you launch the Genie, our proprietary app opens and allows you to add logos and league names and team names, etc.
Once you finish your design, you'll be brought back here to add options or specify other particulars. Add to cart, and that's that. Allow a few days for production and shipment. FYI, custom draft boards NORMALLY come rolled in tubes rather than folded.
Draft board dimensions are shown as you are designing it. Draft boards longer than 48" MAY include an oversize shipping charge at checkout, FYI.
Team names can be written on the draft board, or you can add them onto the draft board, directly, if you upgrade to a color scheme. Another option is for us to print them on label sheets, which is most common as most leagues do not know the draft order when they create their design.
Instructional video - Introduction
Instructional video - Tab 1
Instructional video - Tab 2 Size
Draft Board Genie Instructional Video Tab 3 - Color
Layout: Custom to your specs
Label Style: Medium, Jumbo, Elephant
Color Scheme: House or custom
Team Color Scheme: $10 upgrade
Material: Heavier paper or banner stock (rolled)
Width: 8-18 Teams/3-7.5 ft
Height: 12-39 Rounds/3 - 5 ft
Custom Team Labels: $5
Size (in): 1.3x 4, 2x5, 2.5x5.5 (Medium, Jumbo, Elephant)
Color: Rich colors with white text
Updated Players ?: Yes
OPTIONAL REUSABLE STAND
Cardboard: TBD 2016
Elevated Plastic Tension: Yes, w banner upgrade. Unlimited sizes.
NFL HC's N/A
Additional Team Labels (like Def/ST) N/A
Rookies Only N/A
FAQsCheck out our instructional videos as well.
Q: Do I need anything to get started?
A: We recommend you have all your logos if you are going to use them. To take advantage of the team name feature, it would be helpful to have your draft order established already.
Q: How long will it take to complete?
A: It depends on how extensive you want it to be. We could literally design an entire draft board in 60 seconds, but we know all of the features. If you have a lot of customization and logos, it should take 10-15 minutes. It also depends on how many previews you do.
Q: What is the difference between the live preview on the left and the popup preview?
A: The live preview on left is called the "scratch pad" where you can tinker with a design element and see GENERALLY what changes. Because there is so much detail in such a small space, the left side preview should not be used other than for basic look and feel. Use the Preview button to generate an actual preview of your draft board. For example, you will increase the size of your league name to where it looks like it is getting cut off on the left side preview. But on the popup, there is plenty of room to enlarge it. DON'T USE THE LEFT SIDE PREVIEW AS YOUR FINAL GUIDE.
Q: What about logos?
A: The software is built to automatically enlarge your logo by 3x or to the maximum space allowed for your logo to fit proportionally in the area. You can shrink you logo, but you cannot enlarge it unless you previously shrunk it. You cannot move the logo other than to pick the placement L, R, L/R, C. If you choose C, text will not be available in that space. Any time you add a logo, the text that shares that space will automatically be shrunk to the smallest possible size. For this reason, we suggest you put all of your logos into the design before fine tuning the text size.
Q: Why is the left side preview blurry?
A: This will depend on your monitor as well as the outline and box fill color around that number. Again, the left side preview is just a guide. The popup will not be blurry, nor will your actual print. Do not pass up your favorite color scheme because it appears blurry on the left preview.
Q: I keep getting an error on team name size. Why?
A: All team name text will be formatted identically. You are allowed 14 characters per line in the team name box. If all of your team names are small, but you have 1 name that takes up a bunch of space, the large one will determine how big the others are. The Genie will tell you which team names are causing the problems. One way to solve this is to try to keep the names fairly close in size. Once you add all of your team names, pick the largest one to enlarge until you get an error. Then shrink it by a click or two so it fits.
Q: We don't pick the draft order until the draft, but I want the names printed at the top like I've done for 5 years. How do I do this?
A: Just leave the team name area alone. When you finish your draft board design, you'll see the same custom team labels options as in the past. You'll just enter the names after completing the order.
Q: It seems to take too long on previews. Any suggestions?
A: Like anything that has to do with bandwidth, the more graphics you have, the longer it takes to process the task. Smaller designs with no graphics will run faster than larger designs with lots of logos and color. Once you get the hang of it, you might want to add all your logos at once and do a single preview. Sometimes previews can take a couple minutes to generate.
Q: What if I don't like the finished draft board? Can I return it?
A: We've been doing custom draft boards for 5 years. Every once in awhile, someone doesn't like how something came out. But these are custom prints. Accordingly, there are no returns on any custom items in our store.
Q: What are some common fixes if I cannot get the Genie to work properly?
A: So far, there are 2 possible solutions if it does not work the first time. 1) YOU MUST ADD THE PRODUCT TO YOUR CART AFTER COMPLETING DESIGN. and 2) If the Genie really doesn't work on the first go-around, you can try a different browser, which will more than likely fix any issues.
Q: How accurate are the colors on the Genie vs the printed draft board I get?
A: Awfully close. Keep in mind, your monitor will render colors differently than other monitors and devices. And our printers do not render colors 100% identical to each other. So colors MIGHT vary a bit on the printed document, but they should not be significant. If you need a color to be matched to a specific spot color, this tool might not be your best option. For the vast majority of users, the color output should be more than adequate.