Whether for a sports team, out on the battlefield or around the office, a uniform is a quick and easy way to symbolize a person’s belonging within a group. They’re a way to present a united front and build camaraderie among teammates. If you’re looking to take your team uniform up a notch,
custom uniform patches
are the only way to go. For many, uniforms are meant to blend in or not draw unwanted attention. As such, they’re often seen as a way to kill a person’s individuality. However, when you partner with us in the creation of your own custom uniform patches, you’ll see just how easy it is to take any uniform and add flare and personality without breaking the bank.
Whether it’s the crisp look of a beat cop or the grass-stained attire of a star running back, uniforms tell the world a story of status and belonging. However, without the small details, every police uniform risks looking identical. If you want to send the message that your team is different from every other team of its type, custom uniform patches are the only way to go.
All of the patches we sell have specific purposes and different uses. Hat patches can be used to breathe new life into an old accessory. Letter awards and school patches can be used to symbolize admission to an exclusive club and to show school spirit. All of the patches we help to create tell a story, but uniform patches are intended to immediately convey a message.
Police and firefighter uniform patches, for example, broadcast safety and authority. When you need your custom patches to send a message that’s immediately recognizable, you tend to rely on certain design cues. In order to get your meaning across, why not partner with the custom patch maker that knows all the tricks?
More Than Just Custom Security Uniform Patches
In addition to police uniforms, security uniforms are often easily recognizable, and deliver the same message of authority and safety as their law enforcement counterparts. Because they need to send the same type of message, there are certain similarities between security uniform patches and police uniform patches.
While we don’t create patches with specific names (unless you want a full order of patches with the same name printed on them), an easy option is to create the patches you need in the correct size, shape and colors and then create a blank set of patches in the same size, shape and color. This way, your club members can take their patch to a third party and get their names added. It might seem like more work, but it’s actually a lot less expensive than trying to get individual patches with different text on them.
For starters, both patches tend to rely heavily on shield or badge shapes for their design. The badge has become a universally recognized symbol, so using that shape is the quick and easy way to make sure everyone understands your meaning. However, the design of these patches doesn’t stop at a custom shape. Text is an important aspect of all uniform patches, and one way to keep your text legible is to choose an embroidered patch.
Embroidered patches are threaded designs sewn into a mesh backing. The production process leaves the thread designs sitting on top of the mesh and gives the patches a raised texture and appearance, helping text to stand out and remain legible even at a distance.
Woven patches are also a solid choice for these types of patches. The increased detail created by the tighter mesh and weaving technique used to create the patches gives text a crisp appearance. However, the smooth texture of woven patches doesn’t capture the same classic look and feel that we see in embroidered patches, making this patch type a little less common for security and law enforcement customers.
We do more than just security uniform patches. If you’re looking for uniform patches with a little more fun and flair, look no further than cub scout uniform patches. Scouts earn patches and badges at all levels for all kinds of different reasons, but most of them start with the cub scout level.
Cub scout uniform patches tend to be brighter and have more vibrant colors than other uniform patches. While they might be fun and colorful, these patches are also governed by a number of different rules; cub scout patch placement is serious business. Whether it’s the council shoulder emblem worn exclusively on the left sleeve, or the temporary patch on the right pocket, we’ve taken the time to learn the requirements so that we can best help you to create the perfect patch for whatever use you need.
A Word About Uniform Name Patches
Along with all the other information uniform patches typically convey, employee names are often featured. Because we create custom patches in batch orders with a minimum of 100 patches per order, we don’t generally make uniform name patches. Unless you have 100 employees all named John, buying uniform name patches in this fashion isn’t really helpful. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a few tricks up our sleeves to get you what you need.
If you do require employee names to be included on your patches, one thing you can do is order your custom uniform patches with additional blank rocker patches in your brand colors. When the time comes to get patches for a new employee, you can take the blank rockers to a taylor and get their name sewn into place. This is a far less expensive option than attempting to break down your order into 100 patches with a different name on each.
Ordering Your Uniform Patches from the Best Patch Maker Online
For all uniform patches, attachment is of great importance. Because uniforms have to conform to certain standards, certain attachment options aren’t as advisible as others. With cub scout uniform patches, for example, a sturdy, permanent attachment is required. This means that iron on patches and patches with a PVC backing are the most popular options.
Professional companies are more likely to make their own requirements for the best way to attach patches. If you want uniform patches that can be swapped out at a moment’s notice, our hook and loop backing is exactly what you’re looking for.
Luckily, ordering patches with any attachment option you need is quick and easy when you partner with us. For over 15 years, we’ve created custom uniform patches for every industry imaginable. Couple our industry knowledge with our 100% quality guarantee, unlimited free artwork revisions and the fastest possible shipping options, and it’s easy to see why we’re the best custom patch maker online.
Give us a call or fill out a quote request form on our website today and see what our artists can do for you.