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Types of Backings for Iron-on Patches

People who order iron on patches from us actually have specific purposes in mind. This determines how they are planning to use the patches and where they would place them. This is one of the most important things to be considered before purchasing custom embroidered patches. Keep in mind that you can get much convenience by choosing the most appropriate backing according to your need.

No Backing

Iron on PatchesEmbroidered patches can have no backing at all. They are more flexible compared to other patches with backings. You will be able to see their threads and twill at their backs. These types of patches are not stiff or thick like the other ones with backings. The only way one can attach them on garments is to sew them directly. This is the common standard delivery option for most manufacturers.

Plastic Backing

If you want your patches to stay flat,this is that backing you are looking for. This backing is just thin which makes it possible for you to attach the patches easily.This can allow your patches to be sewn to garments without losing their support and stiffness. There are a few manufacturers that offer plastic backing for free. It can be applied on any patch regardless of its border type, shape or size.

Heat Seal Backing

This type of backing is also called iron-on. This is one of the types of backings that allow a convenient way of attachment to garments. The custom patches with this kind of backing only need to be ironed while placed on the area of the garment where you want it to be attached. Iron on patches are perhaps the best ones that can provide both support and convenience.

The adhesives used on them can actually add up to the thickness of the patches which creates a flatter and better surface. Attaching these patches to the garments is not as hassle as the previous backing options where you will need to sew the entire border of the patches to the place where you want them to be displayed.

Convenience is not the only thing iron on patches can offer. They can also last for a long period of time. There are manufacturers that offer this heat seal backing with the rating of 20 to 30 washes. This is the most common rate and it can be offered as a standard backing option by lots of manufacturers. If you are looking for a better heat-seal backing, there are also ones that are stronger. We offer a better heat seal backing that can last from 50 to 80 washes.

Custom Embroidered Patches

This is usually offered as an add-on. If you are planning to opt for this backing type for your patches, you should know that they can move from their right places by the time you iron them to the garments. This is a perfect reason for you to make a few stitches on them so they can be intact to the places of the garments where you want them to be attached on. This can help ensure that your patches will slip over to the wrong places or position while you are ironing them. Also, it is important for you to be aware that there are certain garments on which the iron on patches cannot be attached on. These are the synthetic fabrics such as nylon.

Adhesive Backing

If you are looking for an easy way of attaching patches temporarily on garments, the adhesive backing option could be the ideal choice for you. This backing option can allow you to attach your patches on almost any garment anytime, anywhere. This backing option is best for a single event only. The adhesive on this backing option will not be strong enough to attach the patches on a garment the second time.

This is usually stronger than the common paper sticker but it certainly cannot last a single washing cycle. This backing option will also lose its grip overtime so you cannot really rely on it if you are planning to use the patch for a long duration of time.

If you visit our official website, you will see all of the backing options you can choose from. You will certainly find one that will meet your needs.