Four factors contribute to the cost of a patch:
1 - quantity
2 - embroidery coverage
3 - size
4 - backing
Quantity - Once the pattern is made and the machines are set up, the more patches you order, the cheaper they are. (By the way, we do not charge setup/art prep fees). The per-patch cost in an order of 200 is usually less than half that of an order for 50 (our minimum).
Embroidery Coverage - A twill patch (that's what we use for the background) that is 100% covered with stitches will cost more than a patch that's only 50% covered. The Chicago Captains patch utilizes the white twill as part of its design, for 75% coverage. The U.S. flag is 100% covered with embroidery. An average patch will have between 50 - 85 % coverage.
Size - The larger the patch, the higher the cost.
Backing/options - Several different backings are available - heat seal (permanent), peel and stick (self adhesive), Velcro, and plastic backing (a light stiffening material). Please contact us for prices. Of course sew-on style patches can have no additional backing at all.
1.Plastic: For sew on applications and general purposes use.
2.Heat seal: For iron on patch or heat seal applications.
3.Self-adhesive: This backing can be used to adhere or “stick-on” your patch embroidery to a variety of surfaces. Great for conventions whereby your logos can be temporarily attached to garments.
4.Velcro: Embroidered patches with Velcro backing can be easily applied and detached from the garment or display board.
Other options for patches are button loops and grommets which can be attached.