You only have to consider a few things when it comes to designing custom patches in order to be certain that you can convey your message well. You do not have to be an artist to design a patch. If you are planning to purchase these custom items with your own design on it, you simply have to remember these tips to get the best out of your orders. Keep in mind that if a patch is not designed well, it cannot also efficiently serve its purpose.
One of the first things you have to consider when creating your designs is the colors to choose:
Appropriate colors should be applied in order to emphasize your message or logo and to be certain that they are clear and can easily be understood. For instance, a patch has a maroon background with dark blue details on it. You can only imagine how hard it will be for people to get or understand the images or any characters on it. The same goes for light colors. It is best to opt for the combination of a light colored background and details with dark colors. Backgrounds that are in dark colors will also look good with light colored details and characters. These combinations will ensure clarity for your designs and emphasize each other.
The embroidery percentage of your patches is also important, so it is advisable to choose the right one. You can opt for a 100 percent, 75 percent or 50 percent embroidery coverage. If there is an area of the twill, which is still unstitched, then that means that the embroidery percentage of your patch is less than 100 percent. The lesser the embroidery percentage is, the lesser the cost of your orders will be. Opting for a hundred percent embroidery percentage will mean that your patch will be covered with stitches. This can also make your patch look more like 3D. A thicker custom patch can provide more support.
When it comes to the characters that you are planning to put on your designs, it is ideal to opt for the appropriate size. Of course, you would not want to have large characters on your patch since they can consume space and will lessen the amount of detail you can place on the design. If the characters are too small, then these may jeopardize their clarity since the lines will be formed by tiny stitches alone. The recommended minimum size of the characters on an embroidered patch is ¼ inch.
The shape of the custom patches you are planning to purchase also matters:
It has an important role in the uniqueness, cleanliness and design of your patch. There are lots of shapes you can choose from. You can opt for the basic and simple shapes like circles, squares, rectangle, oval, octagon or diamonds. You can also choose to have a shield shaped patch. Since we use the most accurate cutting machine in manufacturing the orders of our clients, you can also go for unique shapes such as dragons, butterflies, etc.
In choosing which shape to opt for, keep in mind that the designs, size and the logos that you have should always be considered. There are also clients that choose to cut out the center part of their patch to add a unique detail.
The features, such as the borders and backings of a patch, are also among the most important things to keep in mind when designing them. You have to consider how the patch will be used so you can opt for the right backing type for your patches.
Among the most common backing types that our clients go for are the iron-on and the adhesive backing. We offer more kinds of backings in our store and you can check them out through our official website.
The border type you are going to opt for can also enhance the look of your patch, so you should avoid overlooking it. In the process of designing, be mindful of the costs of your orders. Things like add-ons and embroidery percentage can increase the prices of your orders and you have to be aware of this.
Last but not the least is the concept of the designs you are planning to go for. Remember the purpose you have in purchasing these custom items. If you do not know how to design your patches, then you can simply describe the theme and purpose to our artists so they can create a custom design for your orders. You can either draw your sample or describe the things you want to be on your design.