Printing Custom Patches

Custom patches are a great way to add an embroidered look to your apparel items. These custom patches have an embroidered edge, and you can add custom screen printed transfers to print the center. The patch is then ironed or heat pressed to apparel.

Benefits of a Custom Patch

Custom patches can give a unique look to your apparel. The patches, purchased from www.AllStitch.net have an embroidered edge giving your art in the center a built-in frame. The edge is also an added color that you can use to compliment a one-color print for a 2-color look, keeping your costs down.

Another advantage is the flexibility of use. Patches are great for caps because they can go right over that center seam in a 6-panel cap. They also can be used on jackets, bags and t-shirts. Patches can be ironed on as well so it could be a hand out for your customer to apply at home such as for rewards.

How to Print your Custom Patch

  1. Measure the print area. Once your patch arrives, measure the print area. You don’t want to get too close to the raised seam since this small obstruction can affect application.
  2. Press your transfer using the provided application instructions. We used Goof Proof screen printed transfers since they apply quickly. Turn your heat press pressure up to compensate for the slight raised edge.
  3. Apply the patch to apparel. Be sure to use a cover sheet so that the print is not directly exposed to the heat.

If you have printed your own custom patches, please share them in our Easy Prints Dealer Facebook group.

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