An embroidered badge is created by stitching the design onto a base cloth (of polycotton twill), giving a textured finish, and raised design, which gives depth to the design, and an almost three-dimensional appearance.
Offering a more vibrant and textured product than a woven badge, this is ideal for smaller quantities (from a minimum quantity of 50 on bespoke orders), and for designs where there is not minute detail, as the threads are coarser than on a woven badge (which gives it the textured finish). We have a wide range of over 200 standard colours from which to choose, and can also offer neon, glow in the dark (GITD), ultra violet (UV) and metallic threads to make your design stand out even more.
Badges are finished with either an overlocked edge (more popular), or laser cut edge. An overlocked edge is created by a binding group of stitches that connects the top of the badge and wraps itself around the edge of the badge connecting to the back of the badge. A laser cut edge is where the badge is cut to shape. The laser binds the edges so there are no frays so the edge is neat and tidy.
A standard embroidered badge has a twill backing and is ready to apply to any garment by sewing the badge on your fabric. Additional extras are available such as heatseal backing (applied by ironing the badge onto a garment); velcro backing or adhesive backing. A standard design usually incorporates a maximum of 9 colours, but up to 12 colours can be used for more intricate designs.
Design Tips for Embroidered Production
. We advise lettering be no smaller than 4mm high
. A line can be no thinner than 0.359mm
. A maximum of 9 colours to be used otherwise there shall be an extra charge for more threads. (This does not include the background twill and the overlocked edge).
. We do recommend that you use upper case text for more clarity but it is possible to use upper and lower case.
. Any shape is possible to produce but there are production limitations to overlocked edges. If the shape is not a “standard” shape, we may suggest a laser cut edge.
Still not sure of the type of badge required? Watch the video below to see the difference between embroidered and woven badges.