Embroidered patches have different uses, and different groups use them for different reasons. Businesses, sports teams, organizations, clubs, military units, and other groups find many ways to use them. They are useful in promoting a business, event, cause, or anything that a certain group wants others to know or be aware of. They are popular among young scouts. They are perfect for jackets, uniforms, fabric bags or duffle bags, personalized items, and others. You can use them to conceal an ugly mark or imperfection, like the gawky rip on your jeans, or use them as decorative pieces.
There are several companies that you can commission for your patch. All of them follow the same basic procedure.
What to Look for in a Patch Manufacturer
There are lots of patch manufacturers today, and all promise to deliver quality patches on time. The different manufacturers entice their clients with affordable prices and other irresistible offers. It is important to choose a provider who will meet your specific requirements.
It is safer to choose a provider with a good reputation. Read the reviews and see if the provider is worth trying. Prepare a list of patch providers to choose from. Make sure to include at least five names. Do some research about each one in your list, and compare them from each other. Narrow down your list until you get the best one in the pack.
See if the provider offers competitive prices. Know that there are different types of patch, and each type offers a different price. There are manufacturers that offer their services in a package. Although the package may offer a lower price, it can cost you more if most of the things that are included in the package are not the things you need.
The provider must have a simple process in submitting or creating the patch design. They should be able to provide assistance to the client, especially if the client has no idea how to create his own patch design.
The provider must be able to present several options such as the color, size, shape, and backing of the patch. It also helps if the provider offers a few more options to choose from, including the patch border.
A manufacturer with a good customer service is a good choice, but you need to make sure that manufacturer can really deliver the quality patch that you need.
When Ordering your Patch
If you try to search for a potential patch provider, the search result will give you more than a hundred of them. You need to be really careful in choosing your ideal provider and make sure to get the one that will give you the patch you need. You must have at least five providers to choose from and compare their prices, customer reviews, sample work, quality, customer service, and other things that you think are important factors to consider.
When you have narrowed down your list and certain that you want your chosen provider to make your patches, then you are ready to submit the design that you want for your patch. If you have a design in mind, then you can draw that and submit it to your patch provider or manufacturer.
It is okay to submit your unprofessional-looking artwork, but you need to make sure that all the details that you want to appear on your patch are there. Even if you can’t draw really well, the company artist understands how you want the patch to look like. He will enhance your drawing and turn it into something that attracts attention.
Some providers require you to submit your design in a specific format. Follow their instruction in submitting your design and wait for them to return the enhanced version of your design. You can also ask the provider to come up with the most suitable design for your patch if you can’t think of any. You can include some information about what you want to achieve in creating the patch to make it easier for the artist to come up with a design that you will approve.
After the artist has created the design of your patch, the provider will then send you the finished design for your review and approval. You can ask for revision if you want to add or delete some of the details. You will also receive the price for the job that you want your provider to do. It is important to review the design and don’t hesitate to ask for revision if you feel like changing something. Keep in mind that your satisfaction comes first, and most patch providers want to achieve the full satisfaction of their clients.
When everything meets your full satisfaction, you are ready to order. You can place your order right away or take your time to make the final decision. However, if you are under time constraint (like when the patch needs to be distributed during new product launching or new store opening) then you don’t have much liberty to delay the decision. Your provider also needs time to manufacture your patch, and make sure to turn over a batch of patches that meets your full satisfaction. A happy client always comes back for more.
The important contribution of a patch in helping you achieve your goal is undeniable. Their potential is limited only to your imagination; the more creative you get, the more uses you discover. Let the patches help you achieve your goal.