Custom Medals And Pins

USMC Patches

The culture and identity of the Marine Corps are deeply intertwined with the significance of the USMC patch. These unique patches not only encapsulate the rich history of the United States Marine Corps but also serve as visual testimonials to the achievements of the unit or individual member and denote the specific unit affiliation.

Dating back to the early days of the Marine Corps, the USMC patch has a compelling and intricate history. Initially employed to signify unit affiliation and distinguish the Marine Corps from other military branches, these patches have undergone evolution in design and symbolism over time. Today, these custom patches are more than mere symbols; they stand as a tangible connection to the Marine Corps’ enduring tradition and legacy, reflecting the dynamic nature of the Corps throughout its history.

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Types of USMC Patches

Divisional patches serve as identifiers for different Marine Corps divisions, often with unique design elements. They represent the unit’s history, campaigns and achievements. Notable divisional patches include the iconic 1st Marine Division blue diamond patch and the 2nd Marine Division Indian head patch.

Unit patches showcase the unique identity and history of specific Marine units such as regiments, battalions, and companies. These patches usually contain symbols, mascots and mottos associated with the unit. Notable unit patches include the 3rd Battalion, the “Death Before Dishonor” patch for the 3rd Marines, and the “The Walking Dead” patch for the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines.

Specialty patches represent unique skills and roles within the Marine Corps. These patches are worn by Marines with specialized training in areas such as reconnaissance, aviation or special operations. They reflect the dedication and expertise of those who serve in these professional fields.

Different Types Of Patches

Any cloth item can be personalized with unique velcro patches. Forget about bothering with your patch’s sewing or gluing. They are simple to refresh and apply your patches using Velcro matching. Velcro patches are excellent for personalizing products that would be challenging to add patches on otherwise.

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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

Popular USMC Patch Designs

Eagle, Globe, and Anchor (EGA):

The Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem, commonly referred to as the EGA, is the most recognizable emblem of the Marine Corps. This design features an eagle with outstretched wings grasping a globe and anchoring it with its talons. EGA represents the values of the Marine Corps, including honor, courage and commitment. It can be found on many USMC patches, usually along with the unit name or motto.

Always Loyal:

“Semper Fidelis” or “Semper Fi” is the motto of the Marine Corps, which means “forever faithful” in Latin. Patches incorporating this motto are very popular among Marines and collectors. These patches often feature additional mottoes and other decorative elements that reflect the unwavering loyalty and dedication of the Marine Corps.

Bulldog:

The bulldog is a widely recognized symbol associated with the Marine Corps. Known for his tenacity and determination, the Bulldog represents the tenacity and resilience of the Marine Corps. Patches featuring pit bulls often represent the bravery and pride of the Marine Corps.

Military Division Logo:

Each Marine Division has its own unique logo as a distinguishing mark. Divisional patches often contain elements specific to a division’s history, campaign, or geographic region. These patches are highly sought after by collectors and are cherished by the Marine Corps as a representation of their department’s pride and heritage.

Unit Mascot:

Many Marine Corps units have adopted mascots that have special meaning within the unit. Patches featuring unit mascots such as bulldogs, eagles, or other animals to represent unit camaraderie, morale, and identity. These patches often combine the mascot with other unit-specific symbolic elements, creating a unique and cherished symbol for the Marine Corps.

Campaign and Deployment Patches:

Campaign and Deployment patches commemorate specific military operations, combat travel, or significant events in Marine Corps history. These patches usually carry the name of the campaign or deployment, the date, the name of the unit, and an image of symbols related to the event. They are a reminder of the sacrifices and achievements of the Marine Corps during those specific missions or deployments.

Custom patches have become a popular medium for showcasing iconic Marine Corps symbols, including the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor (EGA). The EGA, representing the core values of the Marine Corps – honor, courage, and commitment, is a central emblem found on many USMC patches.
These patches often intricately capture the details of the EGA design, allowing Marines and collectors to proudly display their affiliation with the Corps. Additionally, pins featuring the “Semper Fidelis” motto, synonymous with unwavering loyalty, are highly sought after. The tenacious Bulldog, another revered Marine symbol, is now not only depicted on patches but also transformed into enamel pins, serving as a tangible representation of the Corps’ resilience. Unit mascots and campaign and deployment patches are also finding their way into the world of patches, creating unique, cherished symbols that capture the pride, identity, and history of the Marine Corps.

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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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