Many companies and organizations, whether big or small, are making their own custom embroidered patches and putting them on their uniforms. Why? For these two reasons – custom embroidered patches look good on their uniforms and they make good advertising tools for the companies.
If this is your first time to order custom embroidered patches for your company, this guide is designed to help you from day one till the last day. Read on!
1.Note the date. Ordering custom embroidered patches usually takes two weeks from the time of order until delivery. Therefore, allot at least a month to make sure that you have your patches on the day that you need them. The more time you allot, the better, and the more relaxed you would be.
2.Consider your budget. Patches are actually affordable. However, there are factors that would affect the price of your customized patches. Here they are:
a.The design. The more complex it is, the higher the price.
b.The time of delivery. If it is a rush work, additional charges would apply. Go back to the first guideline.
c.The quantity. The more orders you have, the greater the discounts. Usually, the minimum order is 10 pieces per design.
d.The quality. There are various ways of making embroidered patches. Some have 50% embroidery only while others have 75%. Of course, there is 100% embroidered.
e.Add on. If you like the neon or metallic thread or additional colors for your patches (7 colors are usually free), then there would be additional charges.
f.Backing options. The standard backing is the one where you would be the one to sew the patches. There are other backing options available but with added prices. Examples are Velcro backing, iron on (you can apply these patches using your ordinary iron)or the plastic back.
g.The company. When you check online, you would find many companies offering various promos and packages. However, do not just make the price as your deciding factor. Do your homework. Check the credibility and integrity of the company. Read the forums. See the reviews of the customers.
3.Make the design. Usually, these patches follow the logo, text or symbol of your company but in a smaller scale. You could also opt for a totally different design that would still symbolize your company. It would really be up to the management of your company how the design would look like. Here are some tips on how to make a design that would look great when embroidered.
a.The fonts should be larger. The minimum height and width is 1/8”. Block letters are preferable.
b.The colors should be attractive and attention catching. Other people sometimes use metallic thread or neon to make their patches more captivating.
c.The size should be appropriate. Big is not always the best. Try to measure the spot where the patch wouldbe placed and see what size would complement it.
d.Avoid the following in your designs, as these sometimes would not look good on your patches: photos, shadows, gradients and thin lines.
If everybody is still clueless to what design they should have, you could always get a free art design, with unlimited revisions at that, from the makers of these patches. Before the actual patches are done, a final sample would be given for your approval. Once you give the go signal, then they would start to embroider your patches.
4.Choose the company that would make your patches. As mentioned earlier, go for quality and not just affordability.Most companies would require initial payment and then the full payment upon delivery.
5.Lastly, place your order. When the job order form is signed, then you can relax and just wait for your custom embroidered patches to be delivered.