There are lots of people who like to create their own designs for their custom embroidered patches. This can actually be good if they know what they are doing. There are certain things to be certain about when creating a design for embroidered patches to ensure that they will be able to convey their messages clearly. Lots of people fail to do this since they think that all their details are doable on embroidery. It is important to be knowledgeable about the certain things that affect and limit the designs of custom patches as well as how to deal with them so your messages will be clear and the patches will not look messy.
Problems when it comes to the design of that patches can cause much time. We refuse to create patches that are of low quality. Additionally, we only manufacture the custom patches by the time our clients approve embroidered sample of the design.This is to ensure that they will get the look they are looking to opt for and the quality they are paying for. To save time and effort, we have provided you a guideline on how to ensure that your designs will look great when embroidered. Simply follow these tips if you are planning to create your own design for your custom embroidered patches.
One should keep in mind that patches are embroidered and the designs that the threads can create are limited. On a small scale, a fade effect is not doable. There is not enough room to create a color transition. Stitches also take space which is why transitions on embroidery will not appear as clean as it can on a digital image. The colors of the threads are also limited. There will be parts of the transitions that simply cannot be done.
There are lots of people who are quite artistic when creating their own designs. This can lead to complicated designs that are not ideal for patches. It is important to think in terms of stitches when creating your own design. Complicated designs can appear great but there should be limits as various details can cause the embroidered patches to appear messy and unclear. We have encountered designs that have small and thin lines which cannot be done on embroidery. Threads have a specific thickness and the lines should be based on it. Thin lines can appear thicker on the embroidered sample and there are cases when it would be better if they are removed from the design. The simpler the design is, the better and clearer it can convey your message.
Among the most common things we see on the designs submitted to us are shadows. There are times when they are doable and can look good on embroidered patches but that depends on the images. The images you are trying to put in your patches should be simple if you want them to be clean and clear if you are looking to put a shadow on it. Images with lots of details such as a dragon can appear messy on a patch. Shadows can only be applied for simple shapes such as circles depending on the size and amount of details included on the patches. Lettering can also be done with shadows but you have to be cautious about their size and colors if you want them to look great.
The larger the letters are, the better. If you are looking to put lots of characters on the patches you are planning to order, you have to consider their sizes and the size of the patch. One cannot stuff much words on the custom embroidered patches as their area is limited and the letters should be at least ¼ of an inch in order to be readable. It is also ideal to choose a simple font. If you are not applying the letters on a large embroidery, then it is best to opt out of the fancy fonts so you can be certain that your words are clear and as readable as possible. One also cannot put much detail on the background of the characters as this can cause them to become unclear or worse, unreadable.
If you already have a design, you can simply submit it to us. We will have our artists review it to find out if it needs revisions. Once approved, we will submit an embroidered sample of your design so you will be able to check how it will look on actual custom embroidered patches.
Custom embroidered patches provides a high-quality look without the high cost. In addition, you get the flexibility of adding your customized design to any article of clothing regardless of size, shape, or fabric.