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What Custom Patch Backing Is Best For Which Material?

What Custom Patch Backing is Best for Which Material?

Whether your a biker who wears a leather jacket , a police officer whose uniform is Nylon or agirl scout whose uniform is cotton, we have the most suitable backing for your custom patch. Not always is it known which custom patch backing works on what material. I would like to take this opportunity to discuss which backing option works best for cotton material , nylon material , spandex material , vinyl material , denim material and workout clothing, such as sweatpants etc.

What Custom Patch Backing Is Best For Cotton Material?

Cotton is a versatile material so you can use mostly any backing, however the iron-on backing and the sew-on backing are the most durable and will last the longest, please be aware that these two backing options are permanent. If you are using a custom patch for a single event then I suggest adhesive backing, which can be used on cotton material as well.

What Custom Emblem Backing Is Best For Polyester, Nylon and Spandex?

Polyester, nylon and spandex are a little more delicate than cotton, iron-on backing is not suitable for these materials because the heat could cause damage to the attire. The best emblem backing for polyester, nylon and spandex is a sew-on backing, adhesive backing or Velcro backing, these backings will adhere to your sensitive material perfectly!

What Patch Backing Would Be Best For Vinyl and Leather Material?

Vinyl and leather are also sensitive materials so not all custom patch backings are appropriate for this material,iron-on backing can not be used on either of these materials. The best emblem backings options for vinyl and leather are sew-on backing , Velcro backing and adhesive.

What Backing Would Be Best For Denim Material?

Any of our backing options will work for denim material. Iron-on and sew-on are the most durable backings, we have tested these backing ourselves, putting them through dozens of washes. The iron-on backing and sew-on backing withstand anything!

What Backing Would Be Best For Work-Out Material (Sweatpants) ?

You can use any of our backings for work-out material, you can choose between iron-on backing , sew-on backing , Velcro backing , and adhesive. Keep in mind that if you your patches are for long term use ,choose a permanent backing such as iron- on or sew-on. If you are using your custom patches for temporary use or a single event adhesive backing would be the best choice. Any backing you choose will be perfect for your workout outfit!

As you can see there is a backing option for every material! It’s really important to know what kind of material you plan to adhere your custom patch to because not every backing works for every material, you don’t want to cause any damage to your clothing so if you are unsure about what kind of material your clothing is please check the clothing label before deciding on any custom  clothing patch backing.





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