How to Select the Right Patch Type for Your Custom Made Patches

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There are numerous factors to consider before deciding on what type of custom made patches you want to use and make. You also need to make sure that the patch represents or displays what kind of impression you would like to show to your clients or soon-to-be clients. Getting the right custom patch for business, organization, group, uniforms or even symbols of achievement may seem easy and harmless but this is the a major factor if you would like to boost your popularity or even getting noticed by the public.

There are a lot of patch type options for you out and the common type patches today are custom made patches, but how do you select the perfect patch type for your custom made patches?

 

If you are new to getting custom patches, this article will surely help you and give you an idea about the things you should know when getting one.

 

WHY CUSTOM MADE PATCHES?

Why not? Custom made patches are classy and very eye catching. You have a lot of options to choose from. Your imagination is the only limit on what you want you custom patches to look like. It offers a lot if benefits more than you think. These are just some of the benefits for you and your business when you invest in custom made patches:

 

Morale booster.

It adds something more to a normal work uniform. They make you feel more unique and less more of a generic employee. They create a sense of belonging and symbolize meaning. By making your employees feel like they are truly part of your organization, they feel more valued and will be more loyal.

 

Increases brand recognition.

They help you out by making you and your business more visible.  They create and instant recognition with all the possible customers. Once word is out, your custom made patches will be associated with everything you stand for.

 

Free advertising.

Having your employees wear custom patches is an opportunity for you to advertise company or brand for free. People will notice them and instantly become aware of your company. It somehow creates a signal in their subconscious minds. A simple glance at your patch, they will always be reminded of you product, service and name.

 

 

Choosing the perfect type of custom patch can be easily overwhelming especially if it is your first time, more so if you are not familiar with the use of each and every type. At Embroidered Patches, we are experts in creating high quality custom patches. When it comes to choosing the perfect type of custom patch for you, there are several things that must be considered such as price, materials, turnaround time, durability, texture and so much more. We offer four different types of custom made patches.

 

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CUSTOM EMBROIDERED PATCHES

Custom embroidered patches are the most popular and the most classic type of patches. They are created using either twill fabric or felt as backing and special embroidery thread which are either polyester, rayon, or a blend of these two. These are perfect for high contrast designs featuring solid colours. With the thread being raised upon embroidery, it presents a textured feel and a 3D look creating some depth in the design.

 

CUSTOM PRINTED PATCHES

For designs that come with little details and gradient colours, printed patches are the best choice. Printed patches are made by printing the design or photograph directly onto a piece of twill fabric. Because we used the dye sublimation process in creating these patches, there is no limitation as to the number of colours or the size of details.

 

CUSTOM WOVEN PATCHES

Woven patches use thinner threads as compared to embroidered patches. They are made with pure thread and no base. The thinner threads allow woven patches to achieve finer and smaller details that cannot be done with embroidery. Woven patches have smooth surface and do not have raised texture. They appear clean and flat and are thinner than the embroidered ones.

 

CUSTOM PRINTED PATCHES

For designs that come with little details and gradient colours, printed patches are the best choice. Printed patches are made by printing the design or photograph directly onto a piece of twill fabric. Because we used the dye sublimation process in creating these patches, there is no limitation as to the number of colours or the size of details.

 

 

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How do you select the right patch for you?

 

Here are some questions for you to answer to determine what type of patch is the best fit for you:

 

HOW BIG IS THE SIZE OF YOUR PATCH?

When it comes to size, there are two things you need to consider most of the time; it’s the height and width of your desired patch. To accurately determine the right size you should also determine where you are going to use it for. Will you be putting it on the chest part? On a hat? On the shoulder? On the backpack? And the like.

 

WHAT SHAPE WOULD YOU LIKE FOR YOUR PATCH?

The most common shapes are squares, circles and oval but you can play with any shapes just as long as it fits with your brand. There are even companies who already have a cut out blank patches where they put the customer artwork onto. Nowadays, patches are not only limited for design and wearing but also as collectibles. To make your patch standout and unique, do not limit yourself on the common old style shape of patches. Feel free to tell what type of edging you want your patch to have.

 

WHAT KIND OF BACKING DO YOU WANT?

Patch backing varies depending on the type and to which item you would like to put your patch on. Most patches used for uniforms prefer getting a thin plastic backing since most of them prefers sewn them on directly. Military patches on the other hand often goes with the Velcro backing since their uniforms already has the loop side of the Velcro. Clothing and fashion brands prefer to get the iron backing. These are the easiest way to embellish your fashion trendy patches.

 

WHAT KIND OF BORDER DO YOU WANT?

When making a decision for a border you should always consider together when determining the shape of your patch. you either choose between the regular border, which can be thin or thick type or the merrowed border which gives you a cleaner look on the patch edges since the stitching of it is both front and back.

 

 

WHAT COLOURS WOULD YOU LIKE TO USE?

The options for colours are limitless, you can choose from the hundred types of thread colour. The only limitation to this if your patch artwork has gradients. What artists then do is make the colour into a flat colour or sometimes suggest to simplify the design so it will be legible for embroidery.

 

There are a lot of companies who can give you custom patches but there are no other companies like Embroidered Patches who can give you the highest quality of patches. Custom patches in Australia have becoming a trend and there is no other company to make your patches than us. On top of the high quality products we produce we can guarantee you the best customer service you will ever receive.

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