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Dye Sublimation and Embroidery Combo Patches

Have you ever heard of a 'combo' patch?  This means that there are two different methods to the patch production.  Today, we will learn a little more about a combo of dye sublimation and embroidery.

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The Top 7 Ways to use Custom Patches in 2023

Custom patches are a way to express your connection or participation with a team, institution, employer, cause or event by wearing it on your person, or adding it to an accessory like a bag! They’re also a fantastic way to promote your company or brand in bulk at conferences, tradeshows and festivals.

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Artex Group Custom Patch Twill Colors

For those of you familiar with designing custom embroidered patches, you know about twill. 

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Bulk Patches to Promote your company brand

Has your business come across budget constraints when considering embroidering individual caps and uniform items with direct embroidery?  We are here to help with bulk patches!  

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Meet our owner, Richard - learn a bit about Artex Group!

 

Details That Make a Difference

At Artex Group, our in-house designers have been crafting embroidered patches since 2002. Over the years we have worked with countless businesses and organizations, including renowned automotive companies, small businesses (i.e. independent microbreweries), public service teams, police departments, and more to produce over 150 million patches. Our objective remains steadfast: To create custom patches that accommodate your brand’s specific design needs while adhering to precise color and detail requests.

Our passion rests in continuing to deliver patches that represent your company’s brand with the highest quality as we manufacture at a low cost.

We offer the quality assurance of ISO-certified production to ensure our customers receive superior patches every time. We help every step of the way from concept to artwork to final production.

The process is seamless. Send us your current design or ideas, and our in-house designers will translate your brand’s identity into a patch of your choice: embroidered, woven, sublimated, or PVC. We promise to provide you with a custom quote within 24 hours of inquiry.

We invite you to start the process by submitting your current logo or ideas to receive a custom quote.

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The trend of custom cap patches

Have you ever considered producing custom cap patches for your organization?  It's definitely an on trend promotional tool right now.  Think about how many people you see everyday wearing ballcaps and beanies.  If you look closer, most caps almost always have a patch on the front or a woven tab on the back or side.  Have you ever seen a cool cap with a unique patch and thought - I NEED that hat!  Or - that's a cool cap patch, let me google that company and see if I can buy one!  

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Why You Should Consider Getting Custom Embroidered Patches

Why You Should Consider Getting Custom Embroidered Patches

Embroidered patches are very popular in the corporate world as well as for non-profits, clubs, sports organizations and more. They can be used for branding, giveaways and trade shows to name a few. Custom embroidered patches can be used to promote your business and attract new customers by showing your unique brand identity.

They can also be a very cost-effective way to market your business or organization to the public and spread the word to others. They are excellent for creating positive brand impressions and top of mind awareness in the marketplace in a more sophisticated way. You get the opportunity to display your brand in a high-quality, professional way that is also cost-effective and makes a lasting impression. 

Quality custom embroidered patches can be manufactured in a wide variety of shapes and designs and are made to be durable and long lasting.

Provides a Sense of Unity

An embroidered patch on a company shirt, jacket or hat can help increase an employee’s pride and sense of belonging to your organization. It can make your employees or members feel more valued and part of something bigger than themselves.

Custom embroidered patches can help your company or organization express creativity, branding and uniqueness. Your patch is as unique as your organization is and can reflect your brand’s colors, logo and more.

Great for Promotion 

Custom embroidered patches are a great way to promote your brand and can be used on polo shirts, hats, jackets and more. A high quality custom patch will give you a chance to create your own unique design. You can use your company’s logo or create a design that will promote your brand and attract potential customers.

They are durable, professional looking and unique, and custom embroidered patches can help create top of mind awareness by helping others remember your company or organization’s name in a positive manner.

Final Thoughts

Custom embroidered patches are an excellent way to make your company stand out. You will have a unique logo that not only looks great, but also gives your company a sense of identity.

Get custom embroidered patches for your brand from Artex Group. Our production and quality control standards produce the most meticulously designed and detailed patches on the market. Whether you want to enhance your brand’s current patch or want one of our dedicated designers to create a new patch design for your business, we have you covered! Contact us at 866-845-1042 for personal, knowledgeable help.

 
 
 
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What type of patch is best for your design?

 

What type of patch is best for your design?

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There’s a lot of terminology to learn in the wide world of patches. Do you need a sublimated patch or an embroidered one? Or maybe you’d be better off with a woven patch? Do you want a merrowed edge or a hot-cut one? Will your backing be heat-seal, velcro, plain? It’s a tough decision to make unless you have the right information, especially if you’re new to the patch game – but don’t worry, it’s not as complex as it seems!

Patch styles: the good, the bad, and the… well, you’ll see

Embroidered patches

Our logo as an embroidered patch

There’s nothing quite like the classic, old-school look of an embroidered patch. Although embroidered patches were first widely adopted for military use in the early 19th century, their modern purpose is twofold: they can bring a sense of officialdom to a logo, such as on a police officer’s uniform, or they can lend an undeniable coolness which harkens back to denim vests and vintage Americana motifs. Which effect you get all depends on your design!

Embroidered patches are classy and recognizable, bringing dimension and character to your logo. Embroidered patches are ideal for simple and bold designs, and they work best with 1″ patches and larger. They’re also great for achieving a textured look.

No other style can match embroidery in flat-out coolness… at least not in our opinion!

Woven patches

Our logo as a woven patch

The big-city cousin of the embroidered patch! Because woven patches are made using thinner thread and a different methodology, they are able to render fine detail more cleanly than a typical embroidered patch, which is why they’re often used in clothing labels and other compact designs.

Examining a woven patch feels like sharpening the focus on a camera lens: the blurred edges fall away and become crisper, clearer. They capture minute details well and still retain a sense of dimension. They’re also a very popular option for apparel, bringing a refined look and modern flair to your logo – in that last few years, for example, demand for woven patches in the hat industry has skyrocketed.

If your design requires intensive detail, or if you’re creating something like a shirt label or uniform name tag, woven patches are a great choice! They’re flexible, attractive, and undeniably stylish.

Sublimated patches

Our logo as a sublimated patch

While woven patches may be capable of capturing more detail than embroidered ones, sublimated patches take the prize when it comes to faithfully rendering every element of your design. Sublimated patches aren’t actually stitched onto a twill base like a woven or embroidered emblem – they’re printed, which means a sublimated patch can capture photo-quality detail. No matter how busy or difficult your design, it can be digitized and translated onto a sublimated patch.

If your logo looks like a work of art, with an array of colors and a wealth of detail, sublimation is a great option for showcasing the quality of your design. Background elements such as gradients translate perfectly into sublimation, representing complex imagery such as sunsets with a fantastic blend of color.

Plus – here’s an insider secret for you – you can always combine embroidery with sublimation to achieve that sought-after textured look!

PVC, leather, and other nonstandard patches

Our logo as a PVC patch

Of course, not all patches are made up of thread and twill. PVC patches, made with rubber, are fast becoming popular due to their architectural qualities and their ability to match most Pantone colors. And as an added bonus, they’re both extremely durable and stylistically unique.

PVC patches are totally weatherproof and can stand up to whatever punishment you have in store. They’re a great choice for outdoorsy apparel or any equipment which might end up on the receiving end of constant abuse, such as a hiking backpack. The thickness and makeup of PVC patches give them an extra layer of armor, which means they can keep a licking and keep on ticking.

Need help choosing a patch style?

That’s totally understandable! It’s a lot to take in all at once. Fortunately, we have an expert team with dozens of years of experience. If you’re wrestling with which style of patch would look best with your design, we’d be happy to give you our two cents – totally free of charge!

Remember, creating a business strategy can sometimes be a (pardon the pun) patchwork enterprise. Not everything is always apparent at the outset. But with some friendly advice and a few handy blog posts, you’ll be armed with all the information you need to keep your patches – and your business – going strong! 

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