A plastic backing is the most common option and is used when sewing is the preferred application process.
It’s perfect if you want to use your patch as a collectible, giveaway, or applied on apparel. In addition, a plastic backing helps keep the threads on the back end from unraveling and gives the patch a much firmer feel.
Iron-on patches adhere to almost any apparel, including hats, shirts, jackets, canvas bags, and backpacks.
Your patch gets permanently attached during the application process. If properly adhered, you can wash, dry, and dry clean your item without fear of the patch coming off. For best results, turn your clothing inside out when washing.
You often see Velcro-backed patches on uniforms and people in law enforcement wearing them.
The ease of use and ability to change an embroidered patch without reconstructing or damaging the apparel makes it a popular choice. You also save money by not paying a seamstress to reattach the new patch. Velcro is best for emblems in a rectangle, circle, or square.
Self-adhesive patches have a sticky back, and makes a great option if you want to place your patch on clothing without permanently adhering to it.
We find this application commonly used for convention attendees. It’s instant branding to pass out as giveaways to become a walking billboard for your company. We can make most patch shapes with self-adhesive backing. So, send us your design, and get ready to get stuck on them.
Magnets also provide an excellent way to attach your patch to apparel without permanently adhering to it and we offer two types of magnetic backing.
One is the more traditional one-sided magnetic backing allowing your patches to attach to almost anything metal. Our second offering is a unique two-piece set. This magnetic set is a popular choice for clothing, particularly name badges, and they provide an excellent bond without any risk to your garment. Easily put the name badge on or remove it without leaving those pesky pin holes that damage clothing.