Chances are you’ve come across an embroidered patch that caught your eye. These mini-artworks show up on hats, jackets, uniform shirts and many other applications, and, done right, they always make a great impression. Whether they use one color or a dozen, there’s a richness to embroidered patches that makes them something special.

Embroidered patches are among the most versatile of accessories. They’re available with a number of backings and borders. And embroidery thread comes in a wide range of colors to realize the most eye-catching designs. You can even opt for metallic and neon threads. Depending on your budget and preference, you can even decide how much embroidery to use in your patches, from 50 percent to 100 percent.

When you come to Rival Screen Printing with your patch order, you can rely on expert support every step of the way. Rival designers will work with you to take your rough sketch to finished art or help you polish your artwork so it’s all it can be. They’ll make sure thread colors match your specifications and that you understand the full range of borders and backings.

Whether you’re outfitting an amateur sports team, putting together professional or business uniforms or getting ready to reward employees or club members for their achievements, custom embroidered patches could be the perfect answer.

Not only do these patches look great. Their quality is clear. You can see it not only in the vibrant colors and sharp graphics but also in the backings and borders. For example, depending on your needs you can select from backings such as:

• Tape when the application calls for a removable patch and short-term use

• Velcro for long-term use and easy on and off

• Iron-on for a permanent, easily applied patch

• Plastic for patches that can stand up to heavy duty for a long time

You can also order patches with a button loop. This is a good alternative when it’s not practical to attach the patch, either permanently or temporarily, to a garment. The loop simply slips over a button so the patch can be worn temporarily without either tape or Velcro.

Your border selections include:

• Hot cut—when you want sharp instead of rounded edges. If you have a lot of detail in your patch, this could be the way to go.

• Merrow®--for a clean look. This is the standard approach to borders and is an excellent choice for simpler designs.

Additional colors, backings and borders can add to the cost of your patches, so it’s a good idea to discuss your options with a Rival representative before placing your order. Your representative will fully explain your choices and provide you with a clear estimate. The goal, as always, it to provide the best customer service possible and to earn you business.

If you think patches will work for your business or other organization, Rival Screen Printing can provide all the information and services you need to see the project through. To learn more, call 913.827.1654 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..