Creating a custom patch is an awesome way to express team unity and personality, and the possibilities for design are endless. Sometimes, however, fastening those patches to a jacket, backpack or some other type of material can be a hassle if the proper sewing materials aren’t around. This can lead to a patch sitting on the counter for who knows how long until you have time to locate the right materials or find someone else to attach the patch for you. It’s exactly for this reason that
Whether you’re looking to add some class to your employee uniforms, upgrade your luggage, or make that special jacket truly one of a kind, iron on patches are the easy and permanent choice. Iron on patches are easy to secure to hats, backpacks, jackets and almost any other article of clothing in just a few short minutes. Whether you need an old school leather patch, a custom embroidered design or anything else in between, we’ve got you covered.
There are a few important things to know about iron on patches before getting started on your own patch design. When referring to an iron on patch, we’re talking about how a patch is attached to an article of clothing. Iron on backing is one of the more popular options, but we also have hook and loop patches, peel and stick patches and standard patches with PVC backing.
We let you decide which type of backing option you prefer, and have free instructions on attaching patches should you need a little guidance. If you know you’re looking for an iron on patch, the next step is deciding what patch style works best for your design idea.
The Different Types of Iron On Custom Patches
It’s important to keep in mind that “iron on” refers to how a patch is secured to a piece of fabric, and has nothing to do with how artwork is applied to a custom patch. Depending on what style of artwork you need, we may recommend different types of threaded designs, a weather resistant PVC patch design, or even a heat transfer patch.
Heat transfer patches are the best option for anyone looking for a custom design with lifelike artwork. Through a process called dye-sublimation, our production team can take a pre-made design or photograph and transfer it into a piece of blank mesh. We say “into” instead of “onto” because the dye-sublimation process infuses artwork into the fabric instead of just printing a design on top of the mesh.
We also make custom embroidered patches with a classic texture and layered look that’s perfect for creating everything from merit badges to company logo patches. For customers looking for a more modern design, our woven patches and PVC patches offer the finest levels of detailing available in any patch design.
Any of these patch types can come with an iron on backing. Sometimes there is a little confusion between what makes a heat transfer patch and what makes an iron on patch. As long as you remember that “iron on” refers to how a patch is attached to a fabric and "heat transfer" refers to a type of patch design, you’ll be fine.
Knowing the difference between attachment options and patch types will help avoid any confusion during the design process. An iron on backing can go with any patch type, but we can’t combine attachment options or patch types. This means there are no hook and loop iron on patches in the same way there are no heat transfer leather patches.
Securing any type of iron on patch to a backpack, a jacket or even your favorite pair of jeans is quick and easy when you have the right tools. When it comes to leather patches and PVC patches with iron on backings, securing them in place takes a few extra steps to ensure that the patch design doesn't get damaged from the heat, but as long as you follow our instructions on attaching your patch, it will be a smooth and simple process.
Order Iron On Patches With the Industry’s Best Custom Patch Maker
No matter what type of custom iron on patch you need, coming up with a beautiful design is easy when working with our Signature Patches team. Just send us a few ideas by filling out a free quote form anywhere on our website. You can send a simple list of ideas or a sketch of the design you need. In either case, our art team will have your first free proof ready within 24 hours.
All of our customers receive free unlimited revisions, so make sure to take notes on the design and let us know if there are any changes you would like to see. Once the patch design is perfect, we can finalize your order. We include free overnight shipping on every order shipped within the U.S. and have the industry’s best turnaround time of 14 days or fewer.
Get Started with Your Iron On Patches Today
If you’re looking for a one of a kind patch for your team, then you’ve come to the right place. Our goal is to help every client bring their ideas for custom artwork to life through quality design and careful attention to detail. Iron on backings are a popular option added to any patch style because they make it so easy to fasten your patches to almost any fabric.
No matter what type of personalized iron on patches you need, our Signature Patches team is here to help. Give us a call today, and see what makes us the best custom patch maker online.