Custom Patch Advice From a Real Custom Patch Artist: Irhene September 20, 2015
Yesterday I introduced you to our wonderful artist Kaye. Today, I want to introduce you to another one of our artist. Irhene is an amazing and talented artist. Her work is inspiring and I admired her work ethic. I asked Irhene to share some useful tips about custom patches. She offers some great patch advice , so take notes!
Custom Patch Interview With Our Amazing Artist Irene Jehan: What advice can you offer a first time patch customer?Irhene: -They must see our website first to know more about the company..the products that are offered, categories and etc.that is suitable for their patches to be done? -contact or call an account executive for any inquiries? -Ensure that the sizes and special option are correct on the mock up-Include the quantity on the mock up. Velcro backing is only up to 4.5 add 10% on pricing if the patch velcro size is more than 4.5″ –Metallic thread should be minimized as they break easily , designs that are ore than 6″ and up will be declined by the factory -Fonts type should be bold on smaller texts-embroidered 9 colors maximum the rest will be additional charge? Jehan: What should they know before submitting their design?Irhene: Design / image must be save in any photoshop format; lower version of any illustrator to make it accessible to any higher version of the said software; or save it in EPS format; files must be save in version 9 of corel draw ;? pdf files is acceptable? as well as layout done in microsoft word but be sure to place a clearer image capable for tracing.? ? ? Jehan: What are some tips you can give our customers?Irhene:- send a high resolution image or layout; at least 300 dpi – if it is a rough draft; be sure to put the information of the given image or the name of the component? – maximum of 9 colors in woven label? – 3MM for text to be embroidered legibly ?Jehan: What do you like about being an artist? Irhene: -I am a wanderer; and love doing different designs? – recreate their preferred patches or designs applicable more on if it is a scan file or rough sketches – transform the rasterize file as vector? – re layout the design to pass on the production; like for instance i remove some details in the design that are not be legible in an actual patch.? Jehan: What is your favorite patch you have ever designed? Irhene: The mock-ups below are my favorite patches that I have created. – the sun maid logo is from the original packaging. I had to trace it in the illustrator and remove some details and also maximize the colors. – The biker patch was my original idea , there was no rough draft. ?? Jehan:What type of patches do you like to design best?Irhene: – I really like doing patches from the scratch, because from there you are free to find the elements for the design, choose the maximum colors; find the specific or nearest font? – I recreate different objects that would fit on the target layout Thank you Irhene for being apart of this custom patch interview! We truly appreciate you and your beautiful work!