What is a PVC Patch?

November 15, 2013

 

What are PVC Patches?

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.

What Is PVC?

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.

What is so Awesome about  PVC Patches?

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.

Why Should I Get PVC Patches?
If you are searching for a rugged, yet stylish look, then PVC patches are the perfect fit for you. PVC patches can withstand rain, snow, dirt, grit, and so much more. Not to mention, PVC patches are also trendy, which makes them even better! PVC patches are perfect for just about any occasion. They are durable, flexible, easy to clean, stylish, and keep their shape and color.

PVC patches are a modern alternative to the more common embroidered patch. They are made of durable, soft plastic and come in an endless array of colors that can bring your custom design to life. PVC patches are so durable, that they will never fade, fray, crack or peel, which makes them great for outdoor uses. PVC patches are lightweight, yet long-lasting, which makes them ideal for outdoor use.

PVC patches are mostly used on military gear, airsoft gear, and many other options, as they are versatile patches. Our PVC patches make the perfect accessory for any occasion and we can assure that you will be more than satisfied with the look and feel.

Here are a few reasons why you should get PVC patches:

  • Long-lasting
  • Stylish
  • Easy to clean
  • Can withstand any type of environment
  • Light-weight
  • Flexible

Do PVC Patches Last Longer?
Yes, PVC patches do last longer because they are made from a certain type of plastic and they do not fray, fade, crack or peel. PVC patches are made of high quality plastic, which results in a long-lasting product that can withstand any environment or temperature. You will be surprised at how PVC patches can be such long-lasting patches, yet keep their beautiful shape and color.

PVC patches are very low maintenance, meaning you will not have to worry about them breaking down. They are a great option to choose from our list of patches and we would highly recommend them for those who plan to use them for outdoor purposes.

How Are PVC Patches Made?
PVC patches, originally known as Polyvinyl chloride are made from durable and flexible plastic that feels similar to rubber. PVC patches can be made out of any size, shape, and color that can withstand the heat or cold. PVC patches are perfect for those who plan on keeping these patches for a long period of time, as they do not deteriorate over time.

What You Should Know When Ordering Your Custom PVC Patch

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!