Custom embroidered patches can help communicate important pieces of information in a creative manner. Using these patches, you may convey different messages using words and a symbol. You may even express something about the association of ideas, people, and events during the past times. These patches can provide you with opportunities in sharing, collecting, and trading other similar types of materials in the same way that you would collect pins.
Designing your own embroidered patches may appear daunting at first.
However, patch makers have already come up with various online processes with the help of trained consultants. These experts can assist the clients in designs their own patches for personal or professional purposes. You may consider utilizing these as a nice alternative to the usual promotional items typically offered in conferences and trade shows.
You have to take note of certain steps to ensure you come up with the best design for your custom embroidered patches.
•Use techniques for comparison shopping. This will help you find the perfect embroidery company that you can work with. You need to take note of services offered, patch shapes, currently available patches, delivery times, and pricing for each of the online company that you will check out.
•Narrow your choices down to two or three companies before you contact the customer service department of each company. In this regard, you should have already established some important components of the design for the custom embroidered patches. Some components that you have to specify the following for your patches: thread colors, background color, type of backing (sew on, Velcro, peel and stick, iron on), size (width, diameter, or height). Some of these online companies may permit you to choose the style of the patch border. Merrow is a type of border with wrapped thread edge details. On the other hand, hot edge is the border type that utilizes heat processes. These processes can help seal the edges of the patch details.
•You have to be ready in communicating through e-mail when refining the design of your patch. Obtain an original copy of your artwork or design if it is available. If you do not have your own artwork, you may ask the company to make one for you by stating the details of the design that you want. Most of the online companies who specialize in patch creation usually have graphic designers who can help you. In the absence of a graphic designer, some companies hire retainer or staff members that can assist with the process. One of these experts can transform verbal descriptions or simple sketches to colorful patches. This may usually be performed without charge.
•Contact the company’s customer service representative and begin the entire patch embroidery process. Provide all of the information that will be requested from you so the company can promptly meet the delivery deadline. It is also helpful to ask for written quotes stating each aspect of your patch design.
Aside from the steps in designing custom embroidered patches through online means, you need to take note of certain pointers to come up with the best patch designs.
In choosing the conventional shape of the patch, you may request for a sample for physical verification. They may charge you for the request but it will be worth it because you can rest assured that the patch will look the way that you expect it to. Also, requesting for a sample of the actual completed patch can help you save money; this lessens the risk of you having to request for a batch of replacement patches because the first ones didn’t turn out right. This will help you check for any inconsistencies in your specifications before mass production.