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How To Iron On A Custom Patch 

Hooray! Your custom patches from The/Studio are in, and you can’t wait to get them on the products of your choice. One problem… you realized you have no clue how to iron on your custom patch. Luckily you stumbled across this blog and now have the inside scoop from our team of experts on the best ways to finalize your patch project! We’ll be going over the two best methods we recommend for any size project.

Application methods:

– Handheld iron – best for smaller, budget-oriented projects

– Heat press machine – best for larger, high volume projects

Handheld iron – What you’ll need

– Iron

– Ironing board

– Your custom iron-on patch

– Clean washcloth or tea towel

Step 1: Make sure that the clothing that you are applying the custom insignia to is washed, dry, and wrinkle-free. Additionally, the material must be smooth for the patch to adhere properly.

Step 2: Set the iron to the correct settings for the type of material of your clothing. Ex., If your clothing is a cotton material make sure the iron is set to cotton to avoid burning or damaging your clothing.

Step 3: Before placing the patch, iron the area where you want your embroidered patch to be for about seconds.

Step 4: Place the custom patch on the heated area then cover the patch with a washcloth or a tea towel. Move the iron over the washcloth or tea towel in a slow circular motion for about 90 seconds.

Step 5: Lift the washcloth or tea towel to make sure that the patch is applied correctly, if the patch is applying correctly you can proceed to Step 6, if the patch is not adhering to the material you will need to start over with a new patch.

Step 6: Turn the material the patch is being applied to inside out, place the washcloth or tea towel back over the patch, then iron the patch again for about 30 seconds. Be sure to move the iron in a slow circular motion.

Step 7: Remove washcloth or tea towel and let the article of clothing cool. Give your clothing and your new patch the “movement test” to make sure your patch can withstand your regular body movements.

Step 8: Enjoy your new patch!

Heat press machine – What you’ll need

– Industrial iron machine

– Your custom iron-on patch

– Clean washcloth or tea towel

Step 1: Make sure that the clothing that you are applying the custom insignia to is washed, dry, and wrinkle-free. Additionally, the material must be smooth for the patch to adhere properly.

Step 2: Set the heat press to the correct settings for the type of material of your clothing. For specific temperature recommendations click the link.

Step 3: Place the clothing and patch on the press, making sure the patch is aligned exactly how preferred.

Step 4: Place a clean washcloth, tea towel, or provided material over the patch.

Step 6: Set the press to apply for approximately 12 seconds

Step 7: Remove washcloth or tea towel and let the article of clothing cool. Give your clothing and your new patch the “movement test” to make sure your patch can withstand your regular body movements.
Step 8: Enjoy your new patch!

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