Patches are works of art made through an embroidery machine. Others call them badges. Nowadays, embroidered, woven and PVC are the types of badges where the most common kinds are the embroidered ones.
We use an embroidery machine to produce these types. Different organizations, military units, specialty clubs, sports team and any types of groups use a patch to represent their symbol, insignia or emblem. If you plan to order badges, here are a few things to remember:
We accept any design. Just send us an image of your design and we produce a digital image, complete with colors. Alternatively, describe your artwork to our design team and we create what you have in mind with our newest imaging software. We proceed after you choose the shapes, sizes, border types, colors, among other things and accept the digital image.
We offer various shapes. You can choose from our predefined shapes such as rectangular, square, triangle, and round. We also accept orders with irregular shapes. Alternatively, you can send us an image of your desired shape and we will make them for you.
Our charges vary according to the size of your patch and our smallest size is two inches. Calculating the appropriate size for your patches is easy. Measure the width and length (usually the highest points). Add the two figures and divide them by 2. The number you get is the approximate patch size. If you are not up to making manual calculations, you can always use our online calculator before you place your orders.
A patch is a symbol of your organization so make sure that anyone who sees it remembers the logo. You can choose any colors you want for your design. Our suggestion is choose a lighter color for your background and darker ones for your foreground or letterings. This technique makes your logo more readable and more noticeable once we embroider or turn it into a patch. Sometimes, the colors may vary from the choices you see in our site with the actual. To get the exact color, you may use a Pantone color chart and tell us the number. We use this number to choose the thread for your patch.
Sometimes, images are not enough to convey a message. You need letterings to represent what your organization does. For a readable font, we suggest 14pts or ¼ inch. You can select any font you like, may it be sans serif or cursive letterings. We provide a sample of the fonts we use. Anyways, we prepare a digital image of your design so that you could see how the fonts look when actual threads are used. The digital image is the mockup of the actual patches we make.
We offer two types of borders, mirrored and hot cut. In a mirrored border, we stitch up the edges with thread that matches your design and colors while in a hot cut border, we use a hot knife to seal the edges of the patch.
We have different types of backing. We offer Velcro, peel and stick, iron-on, plastic or no backing. No backing patch allows sewing to any clothing. Peel-and-stick patch is ideal for gatherings where people aside from members attend your event. Iron-on permits you to attach the patch by heating or ironing it. Velcro patch allows you to replace it easily.
We offer 50%, 75%, 100% embroidery. We embroider the letterings and design in a 50% embroidery and the twill or backing remains visible. In 50% embroidery, you should choose a twill color that complements the colors of your design. In 75% embroidery, a small portion of the twill backing is exposed. No backing is exposed in a 100-percent embroidery. 100% embroidery is more expensive plus we need to know the Pantone color number so we could match the exact color you want.
Aside from embroidered patch, we also produce woven and PVC types. We recommend these types for designs that require greater details and smaller fonts that an embroidery machine cannot produce.
Our prices vary from one quote to another. Generally, we do not charge extra costs for seven colors and lesser. The larger the size of the patch the higher is the cost per piece but if you are ordering patches in bulk quantities, we offer discounts. The more quantities you order the lower is the price per patch.
A patch is a good representation of an organization. With the many developments on the methodology, we can manufacture hundreds in minutes. In a matter of days, you receive your orders in excellent quality.