Artex Group Patch Blog
Martial Arts Patches
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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Whether you practice MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, or Taekwondo or you no doubt want a high-quality martial arts patch to add to your uniform. These patches can signify your rank, tournaments you’ve participated in, or even the school you train with. Understandably, you want a durable & attractive patch to highlight your accomplishments.
But with so many different styles of patches on the market, you might be wondering which material would work best for you? Perhaps you need to add a patch to a pair of Muay Thai shorts? Or you might be looking for a way to affix a patch to your karate gi? In order to help you make a decision, we’re going to offer some insights on how to best add a patch to your uniform, and discuss which patch materials work the best.
What’s The Best Patch Backing Material For Martial Arts Patches?
As many martial arts uniforms (such as Karate & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gis) are made of heavy cotton, a sew-on patch or a heat seal patch is likely your best bet. Both of these options will give you a strong and long-lasting patch. If you’re looking for a patch for MMA or Muay Thai shorts it’s best to find a patch that will attach easily to polyester or micro fabric. In this case, both heat seal & sew-on patches will work just fine.
What Type of Patch Would Work Best for Custom Martial Arts Patches?
We generally recommend using a woven patch for use with a gi or other martial arts attire. Our Woven patches are combined with embroidery to provide plenty of intricate detail. This will give your patch a beautiful details and bright colors while also providing you with a durable patch that will stand up to repeated wear & tear. The good news is that our martial arts patches are just as tough as the martial artists that wear them!
How Should I Attach A Martial Arts Patch To My Uniform?
The cotton of a martial arts gi makes sewing a patch on quite simple and requires only a needle and thread or a sewing machine. Heat seal patches can be added to a gi quite easily as well. Of course, you’ll need to use a heat press in order to properly attach the patch.
MMA & Muay Thai shorts are commonly made from polyester, spandex, or mico fabric. These materials are fine for an embroidered patch, and it’s a quick process to sew them on. Heat seal patches from the Artex Group can also be added to polyester. The most important thing to remember is that you must be careful when using heat-seal patches on polyester. High temperatures aren’t recommended for polyester, so as long as you are using low heat for your patch you should be fine.
Do you need some help with a custom patch for your Dojo or martial arts school? The Artex Group can help bring your dream to life with a high-quality and durable patch that will make your logo stand out. You don’t even need to worry if you don’t have a logo. Our team of artists will work with you to make a design for your organization. Reach out to us today and let us create brand new custom patches just for you!
As our martial arts clients consistently use embroidered patches for their uniforms, they understand and appreciate the importance of quality. As most martial arts uniforms come face to face with washing and drying machines from time to time, embroidered patch quality is of the essence. The patch is generally the focal point of the martial arts gi. Making sure it looks good and retains its color throughout its life cycle is our focus.
As you know from our website, we are a major provider of custom patches to the automotive industry. One of the reasons we have this distinction is due to our approach to quality control. Each patch must be perfect, no exceptions. This is not only the foundation of our company philosophy it is also a requirement of the global industries we serve. We will make sure the patches on your gi look fantastic each and every time your students enter the dojo.
Want to spruce up the look of your patches? We suggest you consider our embroidered woven patch, a combination of a woven label and embroidered patch. The woven label process uses fine yarns resulting in extremely detailed embroidery. One of the most noticed improvements is how most font styles, even the most delicate varieties, appear impressively clear and sharp. Combining this detailed approach with the dimensional qualities of standard embroidery provides a uniquely eye pleasing result. Best of all, durability is guaranteed as both processes are tried and true in the apparel industry.
Embroidered woven patches would be applied to your uniforms the same as your current patches (iron-on, Velcro or sew-on). Most sizes and shapes are acceptable so if this sounds like a possibility for your patch program, just give us a call. Remember to ask for “embroidered woven patches” and lets see what we can create together