Custom Patches For Cosplay And More!
The main function of embroidered patches is to serve as identifying marks for certain individuals. Their use stems from the military, as uniform patches were being used as a method to determine a particular unit or squadron a soldier is in. In time, many individuals and organizations have used patches as proofs of identity or membership in a certain group. Patches are frequently put on shirt sleeves and bags and, as a rule, they are put on place where they can easily be seen. Organizations such as motorcycle clubs make use of patches sewn on their vests to denote the hierarchy of their members.
The Main Function Of Custom Patches Are:
In addition, custom patches are widely gaining popularity in the field of cosplay (or costume play). Most cosplayers (costume players), especially the ones portraying characters from Western franchises, are particular when it comes to accuracy. Whether one is cosplaying as a character from Grand Theft Auto 4’s The Lost motorcycle club, a Ghost from the Call of Duty series, or Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead – accurately done patches to match their wardrobe adds extra flair to their portrayal.
High-quality custom patches need not be expensive. It’s amazing to know that there’s a shop that can help you when it comes to embroidered patches, and with excellent customer service to back it up. If you have any particular ideas for a custom patch, we are more than glad to help you out. Add a unique touch to any article of clothing you own! Just send us any design you have in mind, alongside any relevant artwork. Our artists will polish it up, and then we’ll make the patches once you give the go signal.
Don’t know where to start? We can gladly help you out with your patches from scratch! Our experienced graphic artists will start working on your design. Once the design is finished, we’ll send it to you for any changes. Take note: revisions and artwork are absolutely free, and we’ll work closely with you until you are satisfied with the design. After all, this is YOUR custom patch! We also pride ourselves in having a wide selection of threads and twill backing for your custom patches.
You can choose seven colors from our palette, with an additional charge for extra thread colors you wish to use. In order to make your design stand out, our artists will help you pick the right twill backing color. We highly suggest choosing a contrasting color for the backing to make your design really pop out. If you want to use an exact color in particular, it is best to consult a Pantone color chart and inform us of the number of your desired color.
Patches can also be further customized with our wide array of options. Easily put on or take off your customized patch with tape or Velcro backing. Reinforce your patch with iron-on and plastic backing to withstand repeated washing. Use Merrow borders on the edges for a clean look, or go for hot cut edges to make striking designs stand out even more. Custom thread options are also available; you can add metallic or neon threads to make your custom patches visible from afar. Seven colors are available by default at no charge, but you can add extra colors from our vast thread library to get that accurate patch color.
Our artists have ample experience in crafting the right patches for your business or organization. The sky is the limit when it comes to the patches they can create for you. We’ll even work closely with you to make your ideas for patches come to fruition! No matter what size – from scouting and military uniforms to biker and sports jackets – we can surely do it. We pride our design team’s creativity and emphasis on customer service.
Since we started, we have made a lot of custom patches for various clients. Martial arts schools, civic organizations, social clubs, military units, historical and literary societies, sports teams, motorcycle clubs—you name it! High quality patches for a low price is our mantra, something that we stick to all the time. There’s no need to wonder why we have received positive comments every time we finish a custom job!
We offer the best quality patches you can purchase, at costs that can’t be beat.We supply top quality patches at awesome costs, with phenomenal client administration!
Silicone Bracelets: How It Is Printed And Its Types
Wristbands are this generation’s version of bracelets. Gone are the days when you would see people clad in metal or bead bracelets. Wristbands are made from a variety of materials but the most common material used is plastic or cloth.
Types of Wristbands
There are several types of wristbands according to the purpose and the type of material.
1)Sweatband is a type of wristband made from towel-like terrycloth material. It is usually worn around the wrist or on the head by athletes to wipe off sweat. Back in the 1980s, it was also worn as a fashion statement.
2)Hospital wristbands, are the tags attached to the wrist while a person is confined in a hospital. This type of wristband would usually indicate the name of the patient, room number, doctor assigned, and his sickness. Some hospitals would also include a barcode as an added identifying marker of the patient. This type of wristband is usually made from plasticized material.
3)Event wristbands, on the other hand, are the wristbands that are given to attendees of concert, music festivals and fairs or theme park or amusement park goers. It is used as an access control measure. Just like the hospital wristbands, event wristbands are also made from plasticized material.
4)UV (ultraviolet) wristbands are a special kind of wristband as they change their color to blue or white when exposed to ultraviolet rays. They serve as a reminder for people to wear sunscreen during a sunny day or to stay in the shade.
5)Silicone bracelets are used for event and cause promotions. These accessories can bear the most random things. These are also called awareness bands to distinguish them from the other types of wristbands.
How to print on silicone bracelets
As earlier mentioned, silicone bracelets are used to promote a certain brand or campaign. The text written on these bracelets, therefore, are of great importance to their whole essence. There are several ways of adding text to the bracelets, here are some of them:
1)Flat-surface printing, as its name suggests, needs a flat surface for the printing to be successfully done. You will need three things for this type of bracelet printing, namely a flat surface, a silicon bracelet, and a semi-auto silicone wristband printer. The bare silicone band is laid flat on a surface and the text is printed by the semi-auto silicone wristband printer.
2)Cylinder surface printing, on the other hand, does not require that the band be laid flat on a surface. The band is inserted into the machine like a ring and the print is then printed on to it. With a cylinder surface printer, printing could be done in just 1.5 seconds.
3)Others also have printed text on to a silicone bracelet using oil-based paint. In order to do this, you need an icing piping bag, oil-based paint, blank silicone band, and wax paper.
Visualize your design, mix your oil-based paint on a disposable plate. Load the paint mixture on to the piping bag. Be prepared to have multiple piping bags for each color. Pipe the design on to the blank band. Leave it to dry for 24 hours.
All about the Types
Silicone bracelets are now more than fashion pieces. Here are other types of silicone bracelet according to how they are printed:
1)Debossed Wristbands: The letters are imprinted or sunken into the band.
2)Embossed Wristbands: This is the opposite of the debossed silicone bracelets, wherein the text is raised.
3)Color Filled Wristbands: The letters are also sunken into the band but are filled with color.
4)Color Coated Wristbands: This type of wristband also has the text engraved and comes in dual color.
5)One-inch Wristbands: As its name suggest, this wristband measures one inch.
6)¾ Inch Wristband: This type is slightly smaller than the one-inch wristband.
7)Segmented Wristband: The segmented wristband features different colors.
8)Swirled Wristband: The colors are mixed and marbled to look like color swirls.
9)Silk Screen Wristband: This text of this silicone bracelet is printed using a silk screen.
10)Keychain Wristband: This type of silicon bracelet is a product of ingenuity. It is a keychain and wristband in one. It is perfect as a bag tag.
11)Micro Wristband: This is the opposite of the one-inch and ¾-inch wristbands. This type of wristband is mini and sleek. Perfect for those who intend to use a wristband as a fashion statement.
12)Finger Bands: It is an innovation from the typical wristbands. Instead of being worn like a bracelet on the wrist, it is worn like a ring.
The silicone bracelet has truly evolved from being just a fashion piece, it is now used as means to stand for a certain cause, advertise a program or brand, and even campaign for a political candidate.
The Crazy History of Badge Lanyards
You see it around nearly everywhere. Students and employees are required to wear them. You’ve probably owned at least one in your lifetime.
A lanyard is a long piece of material, usually in the form of a rope or cord, which can be worn around the neck, shoulder, or wrist to carry an object. One of the most common types you see today is the badge lanyards. These are used to hold identification cards (ICs or ID cards). But do you know where they came from?
First, it was a strap.
According to the Random House Dictionary, the word “lanyard” originated from 15th century France. At this time, the word “lanière” was used to denote a strap or thong. Originally, lanyards were used to tighten and lash ship riggings.
Then, it was something like a stapler: it attached two things semi-permanently.
Later on, the word evolved to mean something which connects a pistol, whistle, or sword almost permanently to a uniform. Lanyards were often used in situations where individuals would be likely to lose objects, such as in the cavalry and in the navy.
Well-made pistol lanyards were those that could be easily removed and reattached by the user, but must stay in place while the pistol is being drawn or still in the holster.
Then, it was something that just looked cool.
There was a time when lanyards were used more for their aesthetic appeal than functional use. Variously colored and braided lanyards were used by military officers as indications of their regimental affiliation and rank.
Best of all, they developed a dual purpose.
Mounted regiments wore their lanyards on the left shoulder, which allowed them to pull their whistles from their left tunic pocket and communicate with other members of the regiment. British Royal Artillery members also wore lanyards which carried keys for adjusting explosive shell fuses.
Today, it’s diverged.
Lanyards today come in many types, forms, sizes, and materials. These variations often depend on the end-purpose of the consumer. Common lanyards are made from nylon, polyester, paracord, silk, braided leather, or polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
Lanyards can still be worn as ornamental devices: the Orange Lanyard of the Dutch Military Order and the German Armed Forces Badge of Marksmanship are examples of these. Lanyards can also be used to carry electronic devices, such as cameras, cellular phones, or data sticks (USB devices). Some safety straps found on industrial cutting machines are actually lanyards. And do you know that strap that keeps linemen from falling? Yes, you guessed it. Those are lineman lanyards.
And the badge lanyards?
These are probably the most common, and most known, lanyards used today. Badge lanyards are often used to display ID cards or name badges both for formal institutions like work, prison, hospitals, and schools, and for public gatherings, like symposia, concerts, trade fairs, and conventions. They are often made from tough material that’s either flat and thick, or thin and braided.
Usually, a plastic pouch with at least one clear side is attached to the lanyard. The ID or name badge is inserted into this plastic pouch, with the person’s name (and often, picture) facing the front. Sometimes, small items like business cards can be hidden behind the ID for easy retrieval. Accessories can also be added to lanyards for easy attachment of pens or tools. Oftentimes, lanyards are also used like key chains, especially in situations where keys can be easily lost. This includes gyms, public pools, and communal showers.