Custom embroidered police patches are used by police departments so that an officer is immediately recognized. Embroidered patches can be made to any design given by the client, though most of the companies who make such patches would have their own design teams that can work along with the customer till a design is arrived at that satisfies all concerned. Most such designs are not charged for. Designs can be worked out from any sketch or artwork.
Custom embroidered patches have been known to last for years without fading as very high standards and materials are used that will give the desired quality. Patches are made on specially designed embroidery machines that ensure that the finished product conforms to the approved design.
Patches can be of the iron-on type with special glue that will adhere to the uniform quite easily and never come off even after being washed or laundered. They can also be made with Velcro patches that require to be sewn on to the uniform and allow the patch to be removed whenever necessary. Other fixing methods use plastic backing, sticker backing or button loops.
Most companies that offer custom embroidered police patches use up to 7 thread colors in their designs and do not mind small revisions to the patches during the pendency of the order. Deliveries are made within a couple of weeks of the order and shipping within the country is not charged for. Finalizing the artwork can take a much longer time than the time taken by most companies to produce the embroidered patches.
Text on custom embroidered police patches needs to be at least a 3/8th of an inch tall as it would be otherwise done in single stitch and be not easily legible. Gradient shading is also not effects that can be done easily in embroidered patches as such sort of threads are not available. Colors have to be kept in mind before placing any order for patches as most suppliers of threads follow industry standard practices that use Pantone color values and it is best if any artwork sent to the supplier uses these same color standards.