One of the most frequently asked questions here at Patches by The/Studio is, “what is a PVC patch?” In short, PVC patches are a modern alternative to the more common embroidered patch. Made of a durable plastic, PVC comes in an endless array of colors that can bring your custom design to life with a look and feel that is unachievable with embroidery.
PVC is one of the oldest man-made materials and has thousands of industrial uses. Discovered by the French chemist Henri Victor Renault in 1835, PVC or Polyvinyl chloride is a type of plastic that has similar feel to rubber and is valued for its durability. This plastic is softer than other types of plastic and is a common replacement of rubber.
Unlike embroidery, PVC patches are waterproof and will never fade, fray, crack or peel making them a great application for military morale patches, outdoor uses and sport applications among many others. Patches made of PVC can give your design a unique depth and dimension while staying very easy to clean with a damp cloth. You can adhere a PVC patches are available in a wide variety of backings but are most commonly ordered with a Velcro backing. The imagination of your custom design is the only limitation to how many colors you can use on these patches, making your design standout from the rest. You can order this patch in almost any size – from an emblem as small as a half an inch and as large as 15 inches! PVC is the popular choice for those looking to give their patches a unique and rugged look.
There are a few important considerations to consider when ordering these patches. First thing you should know is that they will be • Because of the custom molds required for the development process, PVC patches are generally more expensive than a custom embroidered patch – up to 30% more. • Order minimums are generally higher as well. The/Studio has the lowest minimum in the industry with at 50 pieces. • If your design is very intricate, a patch of a larger size will be more appropriate since small details will not as legible on a PVC patches. PVC patches are best for designs that have simple details.. Overall, PVC patches are truly amazing, they will never fray or fade, they can withstand any temperature and they look absolutely beautiful. These custom patches can turn any design or concept into a visual masterpiece, colors look so vibrant on a PVC emblem, and your design will come to life, PVC patches give a 3D feel to any image. Learn about the many options available by getting your free, custom PVC patch quote from The/Studio right now via the link left!