The CEO of Patches by The/Studio knows all there is to know about custom patches, so I thought who better to give patch advice but the man whose life revolves around patches! Once a month I will be featuring a blog from the CEO of Patches by The/Studio. These blogs will have useful information and helpful tips about patches. I am confident that you will gain the knowledge to become a patch expert! PVC PatchesBy Joseph HellerPVC used to create patches is a very interesting medium. If your design is ornate, or you are going for a high scale look then PVC is definitely not for your patch. However, when a company, organization or individual is trying to bring across a message of sportiness, adventure or creating a feeling that a particular piece of garment or apparel accessory is being used in manual labor (such as construction), then PVC patches are definitely an interesting medium to consider. However, it is important to note that if you are considering a PVC patch, your design should be simple, with no more than 4 or 5 colors, as PVC poorly translates intricate designs. PVC is excellent on creating interesting twists on simple designs, logos and topography. Customers also like PVC because it is not just one dimensional, because the raised elements of PVC allow for a 3D depiction of your design. PVC patches although a bit thicker than embroidered patches can be sewn on by a professional tailor just as any embroidered patch. As is the case with the pink PVC patch pictured here and the white and black PVC patch with the paw, you can add Velcro or hook & loop to the back of the PVC patch. We have found that PVC patches are popular with airsoft teams, paintball teams, fashion brands that are trying to connote a sporty or modern ambiance, construction and gardening companies. This last patch is titled “Project Mayhem” and is inspired by the book Fight Club. Its in reference to a secret movement portrayed in Fight Club in which the group covertly works to destroy the American Financial Structure to liberate the average working class American. This patch was design by a group of computer engineers that worked together on open source systems in hopes of making the world a better place by creating software and apps that would help people in their daily lives. They named their group “Project Mayhem” and each member of the group received a PVC patch.