Custom Medals And Pins

Shoulder Patch

Shoulder patches are custom designed accessories that are applied to the shoulder area of various garments such as uniforms, jackets and bags. These patches serve a variety of purposes, from representing relationships and achievements to enhancing personal style.

Shoulder patches are decorative or identifying elements, usually made of fabric, with a unique design. They are attached to the shoulder area of the garment using various methods such as sewing, heat sealing or adhesive backing. The main purpose of shoulder straps is to convey a message, display a logo, emblem or symbol, and provide options for personalization.

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Dos and Don'ts for Designing Eye-catching Shoulder Patch

Purpose and Location:

Before diving into the design process, it is crucial to determine the purpose and intended location of the epaulets. Understanding the context and desired impact will guide your design choices.

Size and Shape:

The size and shape of an epaulet plays an important role in its overall visibility and aesthetics. Consider the space available on the garment and how prominent the patch needs to be.

Palette:

Choosing the right color palette is crucial to creating eye-catching epaulets. Consider the base color of the garment and whether you want the patches to blend or contrast.

Symbolism and Imagery:

The design of an epaulet should reflect its purpose and resonate with its target audience. For example, for navy blue epaulettes, consider incorporating nautical elements, such as anchors or waves, to convey the navy theme.

Different Types Of Shoulder Patches

At Custom Medals and Pins, we take pride in offering an extensive range of high-quality custom products to meet your unique needs. Among our diverse offerings, our shoulder patches stand out as a versatile and impactful way to represent your organization, team, or cause. With our commitment to superior craftsmanship and attention to detail, we ensure that each shoulder patch we create becomes a cherished symbol of identity and unity.

Brands That Trust Us

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All custom patches pricing include:

  • Free Quote
  • Free Artwork
  • Fast Delivery
  • Any shape or size

Embroidery Coverage Pricing

The cost of our personalized patches depends on how much embroidery is used to cover the patch. Typically, we provide embroidered patches with 50%, 75%, and 100% coverage.

50% Coverage

50% Coverage

75% Coverage

75% Coverage

100% Coverage

100% Coverage

Patches Cost

Pricing includes everything except taxes – even expedited shipping. No hidden fees.

50% Coverage
12 25 50 100 200 300 500 1000 2000
2" $5.562 $2.727 $1.404 $1.098 $0.657 $0.576 $0.468 $0.405 $0.3645
2.5" $7.164 $3.465 $1.773 $1.26 $0.846 $0.729 $0.612 $0.513 $0.4617
3" $8.487 $4.095 $2.088 $1.458 $0.972 $0.909 $0.747 $0.522 $0.4698
3.5" $11.871 $5.706 $2.898 $1.647 $1.215 $1.152 $0.909 $0.657 $0.5913
4" $13.086 $6.336 $3.195 $1.863 $1.341 $1.233 $1.053 $0.819 $0.7371
4.5" $15.696 $7.542 $3.816 $2.232 $1.539 $1.467 $1.197 $0.936 $0.8424
5" $17.595 $8.46 $4.275 $2.457 $1.953 $1.701 $1.296 $1.098 $0.9882
5.5" $21.78 $10.449 $5.283 $2.988 $2.178 $1.827 $1.548 $1.341 $1.2069
6" $25.272 $12.114 $6.138 $3.411 $2.718 $2.385 $2.034 $1.899 $1.7091
6.5" $28.485 $13.635 $6.894 $3.834 $3.114 $2.817 $2.178 $2.043 $1.8387
7" $32.616 $15.633 $7.893 $4.68 $3.789 $3.474 $2.934 $2.637 $2.3733
75% Coverage
12 25 50 100 200 300 500 1000 2000
2" $5.832 $2.844 $1.458 $1.206 $0.729 $0.63 $0.522 $0.45 $0.405
2.5" $7.38 $3.528 $1.818 $1.368 $0.945 $0.801 $0.675 $0.567 $0.531
3" $9.036 $4.347 $2.223 $1.593 $1.08 $0.999 $0.819 $0.567 $0.549
3.5" $12.195 $5.859 $2.988 $1.809 $1.35 $1.269 $0.999 $0.729 $0.693
4" $14.868 $7.155 $3.627 $2.043 $1.476 $1.359 $1.161 $0.909 $0.873
4.5" $17.244 $8.289 $4.203 $2.376 $1.71 $1.62 $1.323 $1.026 $0.963
5" $19.584 $9.396 $4.761 $2.709 $2.16 $1.89 $1.431 $1.206 $1.125
5.5" $22.905 $10.962 $5.562 $3.267 $2.403 $2.016 $1.719 $1.476 $1.395
6" $26.856 $12.924 $6.516 $3.753 $3.015 $2.637 $2.25 $2.115 $2.025
6.5" $29.835 $14.301 $7.218 $4.221 $3.438 $3.132 $2.403 $2.259 $2.178
7" $33.165 $15.894 $8.01 $5.238 $4.212 $3.852 $3.258 $2.925 $2.754
100% Coverage
12 25 50 100 200 300 500 1000 2000
2" $6.165 $2.979 $1.539 $1.305 $0.783 $0.702 $0.567 $0.486 $0.45
2.5" $7.515 $3.573 $1.863 $1.485 $1.035 $0.882 $0.747 $0.612 $0.576
3" $10.953 $5.238 $2.691 $1.728 $1.179 $1.098 $0.9 $0.612 $0.594
3.5" $13.635 $6.525 $3.33 $1.962 $1.476 $1.386 $1.098 $0.783 $0.756
4" $15.174 $7.245 $3.699 $2.223 $1.629 $1.494 $1.278 $0.99 $0.945
4.5" $18.216 $8.757 $4.455 $2.673 $1.881 $1.773 $1.458 $1.125 $1.053
5" $20.016 $9.576 $4.869 $2.979 $2.367 $2.07 $1.566 $1.314 $1.233
5.5" $26.685 $12.762 $6.102 $3.591 $2.637 $2.214 $1.89 $1.629 $1.53
6" $28.458 $13.626 $6.885 $4.068 $3.312 $2.898 $2.466 $2.331 $2.223
6.5" $32.913 $15.777 $7.965 $4.617 $3.789 $3.438 $2.637 $2.475 $2.385
7" $35.739 $17.136 $8.64 $5.679 $4.626 $4.23 $3.582 $3.222 $3.033

Price includes up to nine standard embroidery colors.

On the rare occasion that your job requires more than nine colors, each additional color is 6 cents per color.

For metallic threads, add 15% to the base price per patch.

Dye Sublimation Prices

We provide a method known as dye sublimation because we are aware that some patches require a great deal of detail. Thread is used to embroider and weave patches; some elaborate designs cannot be produced as cleanly as we’d like. By using specific dyes that bind to the fabric molecules in our dye sublimation process, we can produce printed patches with fine details that are almost photographic in clarity. Pricing for custom patches is given on a case-by-case basis and will be finished upon request.

Options & Accessories

iron on

Iron on

3M

3M

hook and loop

Hook And Loop

paper backing

Paper Backing

plastic

Plastic

sew on

Sew On

Customization Options for Shoulder Patches

Material Selection:

One of the key aspects of customization is choosing the right material for your epaulettes. While fabric is the most common choice, other options such as leather, PVC, and even metal can add a unique and luxurious touch. Men’s sweaters with leather epaulets, for example, are popular for their sophisticated yet rugged appeal.

Embroidered and Woven Patches:

Embroidered and woven patches are classic tailoring techniques that allow for intricate and detailed designs. Embroidered shoulder patches create a textured look, and the design is sewn into the base fabric. Woven patches, on the other hand, use threads to create the design itself, resulting in a smoother surface.

Heat Transfer and Printed Patches:

Thermal transfer and printed patches offer different methods of customization, especially for intricate designs or photographs. Thermal transfer involves using heat to transfer a pre-printed design onto a patch, resulting in a vibrant and durable finish. Printed patches, on the other hand, utilize digital printing technology to print designs directly onto the patch fabric.

Shape and Size Variations:

Custom epaulets come in many shapes and sizes, allowing you to personalize them to your liking. Common shapes include circles, ovals, squares, or custom contoured shapes that follow the contours of a design.

Velcro Backing and Attachment Options:

Adding a Velcro backing to the epaulettes allows flexibility to easily attach and detach the epaulettes. This option is especially useful for military or law enforcement personnel who frequently change uniform patches. Alternatively, you can choose a sewing or ironing attachment depending on the type of garment and your preference for durability.

Enhancements:

Epaulettes serve a functional purpose in addition to being aesthetically pleasing. For example, shoulder heating patches contain specialized heating elements that provide soothing warmth to the shoulder area, relieving muscle stiffness or discomfort.

Custom Velcro patches have redefined personalization, and the utility of a shoulder patch underscores this innovation. A shoulder patch is more than just an embellishment; it’s a symbol of identity and belonging.

Custom Velcro patches designed for placement on shoulders provide a practical yet stylish way to showcase affiliations, achievements, or commemorations. Whether worn on uniforms, jackets, or bags, these patches become a visual testament to one’s experiences and values. They effortlessly adhere, allowing for easy interchangeability and adaptability.

From military insignias denoting rank and honor to corporate logos representing a shared purpose, shoulder patches embody the power of symbolism in a tactile, visually striking form. Custom Velcro shoulder patches transform an often-overlooked part of clothing into a canvas for self-expression and storytelling, revealing a glimpse of who we are and what we hold dear

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are patches durable and long-lasting?

The durability of patches depends on their quality, attachment method, and how they are cared for. Sewn patches generally offer the highest durability, while adhesive-backed patches may require periodic reinforcement or reattachment.

Can I customize my own patch design?

Customizing your own patch design is an exciting opportunity to add a personal touch to your clothing, accessories, or organizational emblems. With various tools and methods at your disposal, the possibilities for creating a unique and meaningful patch design are endless.
Whether you prefer to unleash your creativity using graphic design software like Photoshop or Illustrator, explore online platforms with customizable templates, or seek the expertise of embroidery digitizing services, the process offers a chance to bring your vision to life. By customizing your own patch design, you can showcase your individuality, promote a brand or cause, commemorate special events, or simply express your artistic flair. The journey of creating a personalized patch design allows you to craft something truly one-of-a-kind, and the end result can be proudly displayed and cherished.

Can you add patches to hats?

Yes, it is possible to add patches to hats. Adding patches is a common way to personalize or customize hats, giving them a unique and individualized look. Patches can be sewn or attached using various methods, depending on the type of hat and the patch itself.

What is the best type of patch for a hat?

The best type of patch for a hat depends on personal preference and style, with options including embroidered patches that are stitched onto a fabric base, iron-on patches with heat-activated adhesive, adhesive-backed patches that can be easily stuck onto the hat, and Velcro patches featuring hook and loop fasteners for easy attachment and removal, allowing for versatility with multiple patches or insignias.

However, the choice should consider the hat material, desired permanence of attachment, and personal taste, ensuring the patch size is suitable for the hat and the chosen attachment method aligns with the hat material’s compatibility, providing a seamless and visually appealing customization option to add personality and uniqueness to your hat.

What’s the difference between embroidered, woven, and dye sublimated patches?

By sewing several colored threads onto a backing fabric (sometimes referred to as twill), embroidered patches are made. The highest level of dimension is possible with embroidered patches. The process of making woven patches involves weaving together several colored flexible threads on a loom. By dyeing the patch cloth, dye sublimated patches are produced. To create a highly detailed image, we use dyes that form bonds with the fabric’s molecules. This is excellent for printed patches or photos.

Are patches machine washable?

It depends on the type of patch and its attachment method. Sewn patches generally withstand machine washing, while iron-on or adhesive patches may require more delicate washing or removal before washing.

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