Custom Iron-On Heat Seal Patches are a clever, fast and easy solution for attaching patches in a reliable, professional way. They come with a thin film of special fabric glue at the back that gets melt when heated with an iron, making a solid bond with your garment.
You can use iron-on heat seal patches for your hats, jackets, tactical gear, shirts or backpacks.
When choosing the appropriate custom patch style, sometimes you hear: iron on embroidered patches but, what are they exactly? Basically, in order to attach a custom made embroidered patch, to your clothes, you have few options: Sew it: You will need to leave the necessary “room” in the design, in order to have the right space for the seem. Iron it: There is no need of any extra space on the design, just iron it to the clothes. Iron it – Then Sew it: If you want to be absolutely sure, and/or the clothes you are attaching them to are going to be heavily used, it could be a good idea to combine both processes, to give more stability.
What types of fabrics and thread colors are available for my custom patch?
Threads are also used in the manufacture of embroidered patches, woven patches and printed patches. Here you can take a look of a long list of numbered thread colors. They are used in the design itself and/or on the border of the patch.
I want my patch to be heat press. What are my options?
Your Custom Patches can be made in any size, shape, material, colors… hundreds of combinations that will help you in creating the right custom made patch for your club or organization. Iron-on material can be added to any types of patches Woven, Embroidered Patches and Custom Printed Patches, just let your Sales Rep know and they will add it to your quote. If you are designing your custom patch, think about patch options that include you choosing between a laser cut or merrow border, and your choice of threads, even metallic and neon threads! Applying an iron-on back to your custom made embroidered patch (any embroidery percentage) will add only 10 cents per patch to the standard embroidered patch pricing.
How to tell if a patch is iron on?
Iron on backing is easily distinguished from any other type of backing (if it looks like a fabric or like hook and loop, then it is not iron on), except plastic backing. Plastic Backing and Iron-on begin with the same raw material: plastic, but they have a thin coat of heat-activated adhesive. So if it looks like it is plastic backing, try to iron-it on in a small surface area of the patch.
Where Can I Use Iron on Patches?
On Your Hats Place them anywhere you want: on the front of the cap, the sides, wherever you find room! Size: 1″-3″ Tall
On Your Jackets
On you jacket’s lapel, the front pocket, shoulder, back… Size: 1/2″-18″
On Your Shirts
Iron your name or company logo on or above your shirt’s pocket, on the sleeve… anywhere Size: 1/2″-6″
What other types of backing you offer?
We also offer the following backing options: Hook and Loop Patches Peel and Stick
DESIGNING YOUR PATCHES
Can I see a proof of my custom patch design before it goes into production?
Of course you can. In fact we won’t start mass production without your approval. You will be asked to approve your design 2 times. The first time to approve the artwork and the second time to approve a real sample proof of your finished product.
How should I send you my custom patch design?
To send us your design just fill out this Quote Request Form and towards the end you will find a field with a button that says Choose File, click there and you will be able to select the file from your computer.
Can you match specific PMS colors for my design?
Yes, we will color match your PMS colors.
Can you help me with creating a custom design if I am not sure what I want?
Yes, we can help you with that at an additional price, which will depend on the complexity of the design.
ORDERING YOUR PATCHES
What is the minimum order quantity for custom iron on patches?
Our MOQ is 100 pieces
How long does it take to receive my custom patches once I place my order?
Our regular turnaround time is 4-5 weeks (25 business days), from ordering to delivery. This time period can be longer depending on the corrections and changes the customer could request during the process.
Are there any additional costs for custom shapes or sizes of patches?
While cost increases with the size, a custom shape will not affect its price.
Do you ship to APOS?
Yes, Ask your sale representative about our Free Shipping offer for United States Active Military Customers.
ABOUT APPLYING YOUR PATCH
How should I apply my custom heat press patch to my garment?
We have made an article with step by step process on how to apply custom iron on patches. Find it here.
Can you sew Iron on Patches?
You sure can! Some of our customers use the iron on as a way of “getting it almost ready”, and then they sew them around the border, for peace of mind. ( Although you don’t have to sew them on, unless they are going to be washed frequently and you want to make sure they won’t fall off )
Is it safe to put an heat press patch on leather?
You certainly can! Just put a cotton cloth on top of the patch before iron it on. Keep the heat at a medium setting and do not press onto the leather.
Is it better to sew or Iron on a Patch?
If you don’t know how to sew, or don’t have the time or patience to do it, then by all means ironing it on will be better for you. But if you really want to secure the patch so it will not fall of your clothing item, then by all means, grab a needle and some colorful thread and stitch that little patch on. For example, for a name patch you can choose to have a customized embroidery job, send you shirts to the embroidery company and have them do the job, or you can choose your own shirts and heat press it to those shirts and maybe a hat or jacket.
CARING FOR YOUR IRON ON PATCHES
Can you wash iron on patches?
Yes, you can wash them in the washing machine, just remember to turn the item inside out to protect the patch, and use a light/ short washing cycle with cold water. Do not put it in the dryer.
How should I care for my custom heat press patch to ensure its longevity?
When you’ve invested in a custom iron on patch, the last thing you want to do is damage it. Fortunately, there are a few easy steps you can take to ensure your patch has a long life. Firstly, setting the temperature of your iron carefully for the fabric – if it’s set too high, you risk damaging fibers or causing shrinkage. Secondly, use a pressing cloth over the patch and apply pressure uniformly when pressing it on – this will help the adhesive adhere and keep wrinkles from forming. Lastly, once applied it’s best to allow the patch to cool for five minutes before turning the garment inside out and repeating the pressing process. Taking these simple steps when caring for your custom iron on patch guarantees that it will stay vibrant and in place season after season!
Let’s Get Started
If you are thinking about ordering your Custom Iron On Patches, just fill out our simple quote request form, our expert Sales Reps will get back to you within 24 business hours and guide you through every step of the process.