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Custom Printed Patches

There are various techniques for making custom patches, but if you aim to capture a scene with precise detail, printed patches (also known as heat transfer dye sublimated patches) are the ideal choice. These patches are produced using a process called dye sublimation, which eliminates the need for stitching or weaving thread to create the design. This method allows for an exceptional level of detail to be incorporated into the patches.

Crafting a Flawless Patch Design

Embroidered and woven patches feature designs that are stitched onto a mesh backing. This method creates small spaces and gaps between the threads, giving the patches a distinctive look and texture, but it also results in a slight loss of fine detail.

For custom printed patches (heat transfer dye sublimated patches), the artwork is first printed onto a sheet of transfer paper. Heat and pressure are then applied to transfer the artwork into the patch. We use the term "into" because, unlike traditional printing methods where the design is printed on the surface, dye sublimation infuses the artwork into the fabric. This technique not only provides exceptional detail but also ensures the design's durability through multiple washings over the patch's lifespan. If you want a custom patch that captures every detail of your design, printed patches are the ideal choice. Share your ideas with us today and start creating your own custom design.

Printed Patches vs. Iron-On: Picking the Perfect Patch for You!

All our patches come with various attachment options. While many patches are sewn into place, ironing them on is another popular method. Iron-on patches adhere to a surface using an iron to heat and melt a special adhesive backing. When someone refers to an iron-on patch, they are talking about the attachment method. On the other hand, printed patches (heat transfer dye sublimated patches) are created through the dye sublimation process. This refers to the type of patch and the method by which the artwork is applied.

Understanding the difference between attachment options and patch types is crucial because they can be combined in various ways. Any attachment option can be paired with any patch type. For example, you can find both hook and loop printed patches and iron-on printed patches. However, you won't find patches that combine different patch types, such as printed leather patches. Similarly, you can't combine attachment options, so there are no hook and loop iron-on patches.

Start Creating Your Custom Printed Patches (Heat Transfer Dye Sublimated Patches) Today

If you want to create patches with impeccable detail, printed patches (heat transfer dye sublimated patches) are the ideal choice. This method excels at perfectly capturing a person's likeness, making it the recommended option for portrait designs. Additionally, landscapes and any other images can be rendered with precision through the dye sublimation process.

However, it's important to note that custom printed patches lack the texture and depth associated with embroidered patches. Even woven patches, which are smooth to the touch, have a texture that printed patches cannot replicate. If you prefer a more traditional look and feel for your patch, another type might be more suitable. But if you're seeking unmatched detail and durable designs that won't fade or fray, printed patches are the best option.

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