Custom PVC Patches
PVC patches are custom made to order and are flexible and lightweight. We make soft rubber patches, silicone labels, and soft rubber emblems, and are strong and full of color. Logos can also be made in any shape as well. Used outdoors and last for years and they are waterproof and can withstand the cold.
Things To Consider When Creating Your PVC Patches
First, take a look at all the options!
Thinking of creating your own custom company patch? Let’s take a look at a few of the most important things to take into consideration before placing your final order. There are actually several types of options you can choose from.
Next, decide the size and shape
There is really no limit when it comes to choosing the size or shape for your custom PVC patches. It is up to your imagination and needs. Pricing will depend on the height and width of your design.
Third, select the colors and the overall look of your art.
For example, if you want your company logo on it, it is crucial to choose the best color options that increase the contrast. This will ensure that your image really pops.
Fourth, pick the perfect embellishments
Fourth, pick the perfect custom embellishments. There are a lot of options you can add to making your patch truly unique! Here are some you can choose from:
- Glow in the dark: for those who what to be outstanding even in the night
- 3D: Adding more depth and texture to the sculpted surface
- Printing: for those who need to add extra detail
The final step is to choose from the right attachment options.
We have streamlined our process over the past thirty years, working with customers from all walks of life. When you choose to use our company, you will be included in every step of the process. This will ensure you are getting exactly what you’re after. In short, we are so much more than a production company, and the quality of your experience is just as valuable to us as your business. We use high-quality materials, top of the line equipment and technology, and talented and professional staff. We can’t wait to work with you to bring your design to life!
- Sew-on patches: a permanent way to add them to your uniform, hats or clothing, you can sew it directly onto clothes, jackets, bags, etc.
- Adhesive Backing: similar to the iron-on, but only works with smooth non-fabric surfaces.
- Velcro Backed: Add hook-and-loop fasteners. One part is on the back of the patch, and the other gets sewn onto the garment. This allows for easy removal. They can be attached in a number of different ways. Make sure you pick the right option to suit your needs.
How Is A PVC Patch Made?
A custom PVC patch is created using a soft rubber that allows you to create any shape or size from a logo. Designs can be made as small as 5/8” or up to 16” in length. The thickness can vary in size from 1 mm to 4 mm thick depending on your logo. Standard thickness is 2.5 mm for a standard 2.75” image. The surface of any image can be 3D sculpted. A Velcro© can be added as well as 3m© adhesive can be added for a more permanent attachment.
Are You Looking for Wholesale PVC Patches?
We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality products at a price point you deserve. And because we want our products to be functional and accessible, we price your creations at the wholesale level. The cost of your order will vary depending on the complexity of your artwork and the sizes you choose. You can be confident you are only paying for the materials necessary for your specific creation.
Custom Logo Patches with Low Minimums
We achieve this low price point by including a one-time charge at the beginning of the creation process, with which we create a mold that can be used again and again. From this mold, we produce your custom logo patches at our low, wholesale prices, establishing a partnership with you we hope to maintain into the future. Bulk quantities begin at 100 pieces, and the cost will depend on the nuances of your artwork. We are happy to work with you in whatever quantities you feel are best for your business or organizations’’ goals. So if you are unsure of how much they will cost, or if the minimum quantity will fit into your budget, contact a member of our staff and request a quote. We are happy to work with you and to create your artwork at no charge.
2D vs 3D Custom PVC Patches
Two-Dimensional - Two-dimensional logos have multiple level surfaces, separating the different colors in your art through a layering technique that results in raised and recessed areas throughout your product. To achieve the look and feel of a two-dimensional image background color is chosen, and the different elements and are added on top, lifting the varied colors, shapes, and words above the solid backing. This two-dimensional effect is great for clean, simple logos, for artwork with multiple shades of vibrant color and where the raised and recessed ridges work positively with the overall aesthetic of your creation.
3 Dimensional - Like the two-dimensional creations, three-dimensional art has multiple leveled surfaces and accommodates a wide variety of shapes, styles. But unlike 2D, our 3D images are rounded, with the varying colors that are capable of being on the same plane. The raises and recessions are not rigid, and the elements within your artwork can take on more life-like characteristics. The 3D technique is perfect for adding greater detail that a rounded or sculpted effect helps to achieve. Examples include facial details and landscapes, but working with one of our designers to decide the optimal effect will make this choice easy.
Here is what is included with every order
The most popular option is the use of velcro as an attachment. This method allows for strong adhesion while still being an interchangeable option.
For attaching your pieces on non-clothing articles, using an adhesive is a great option. Attach to office doors, walls, tables, and or any solid surface. Creating a long-lasting sticker with dimension and versatility, in a way that can withstand the elements of weather and time.
What Are They Made Out Of?
What are they made of? They created from polyvinyl chloride and why they feel like soft rubber and they can be molded into any shape or size. They are tuff and durable products.
Sewing Channels are available, with tracks around the edge making it easy to facilitate stitching. This works best for articles of clothing or uniforms.
When creating a design that you can apply to a variety of surfaces, you have the option of no backing. Commonly applied on bar tops, and computer desks, but the possibilities are endless.
Adding a magnet back is a fun way to transform your creation into a fridge or metal magnet. This option adds a level of versatility, helping you reach broader audiences with your brand or logo. Magnets are fun, and creative fundraiser gifts, thank you’s, and general awareness campaign pieces, and are both functional and effective tools for you and your business.
We make tactical and airsoft patch designs
Velcro also known as hook & loop
- Velcro can be added so you can easily be removed from any uniform, hat or jacket. Finished with a hook and loop backing to make it super strong!
- Sew On: We can add a sewing channel to your order. Sewn-on directly to your garment or uniform with a few simple stitches.
- Permanent Attachment: We offer 3m adhesive if you would like to stick them directly to a product. Adhesive is not recommended for clothing for obvious reasons.
- Custom Iron On Patches: We offer this option to make it easy to apply to any surface.
Custom PVC patches are designed and fabricated with a sewing channel. If you are looking to for adhesive backing instead, we offer a 3m adhesive to create a strong bond to most any surfaces. 3m adhesive will make an incredible bond and will be hard to remove. Soft PVC rubber patches for uniforms come with velcro. Velcro can be added to any order using a strong hook and loop attachment.
Weather-Resistant & Cost-Effective
The discovery of PVC is accredited to two 19 Century researchers, French chemist Henri Victor Renault and German chemist, Eugene Bauman. Upon its discovery, neither Renault or Bauman could have anticipated it would become the second most prevalent plastic, integral in all facets of the modern industry today. This prevalence of PVC products began when its usefulness was understood, showing up in everything from golf balls to shoe heels, and floor surfaces and shower curtains. And as it continued to be developed, its resistance to extreme temperatures and natural corrosion, as well as the cost-effectiveness of producing it, the possibilities became endless. It’s for these same reasons; the durability, the flexibility, the weather-resistance, and the cost-effectiveness, that they are a great product to promote your business, your organization, or your brand, just makes sense.
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Here are the basics
- The base layer can be the same color as the border and it is the base color behind all other layers.
- Multiple layers are placed on top of the base layer to create the image.
- Layers can be made in 2d or 3d. Thre dimensional designs have a sculpted look.
- A sewing channel is created around your shape in order to include velcro.
- Backings can include Velcro, 3m adhesive or they can be left with a smooth back.
Is there an alternative?
An alternative to PVC patches has been the use of embroidered patches and it has been popular since the 19th century. PVC is a stronger product and fabricated using vibrant colors that can bring an image to life. Offering special durability that will long outlast their cloth cousins. They are highly waterproof and will never fade, fray, peel or crack. This makes them perfect for the military, outdoors and sports, among many other uses. Silicone is also a great option as it a bit softer and has a higher resistance to heat and it is a more expensive option.
What’s the difference between a Patch and a Label?
Labels manufactured from PVC are very similar except in how they are used. Labels are smaller and thinner and are designed with a sewing channel, so they can be sewn onto a garment. Labels are popular with tactical gear companies as they make great identification labels on any item. Both can be created in any shape, size or color and can be created in days.
PVC products are made to last and will really show off your logo.
When you think of custom patches, you probably think of an old Girl or Boy Scout embroidered emblem, with frayed edges, a cracked face, and weather-faded colors peeling off a well-worn jacket. But here at The Monterey Company, we want you to think of something else altogether; something that has proven to stand the test of time, to fare whatever elements you and your outerwear are bound to encounter when participating in everyday life. They are flexible, durable, vibrant, and long-lasting!
They can be molded into any shape or size.
PVC, or Polyvinyl chloride, is a type of plastic that resembles soft rubber, that is known for its strength and weightlessness, making it the perfect material to capture your design, guaranteed to hold its integrity for years to come. Additionally, unlike its cloth counterpart, they are highly waterproof, making it the ideal material for use in the outdoors, in athletics, in the military, and any club or organization that routinely is exposed to weather, sweat, water, and more.
Some of the Choices
Taking your business or organization’s brand or logo from simply an idea to the finished product is as easy as coming up with your concept. Send us a sketch of what you would like to create, and our art department will collaborate with you in choosing the best shape, styles, and colors to bring your idea to life. And, because your ideas are as unique as you, the ways in which you can customize the aesthetic are nearly endless. Working with a member of our team to navigate all of your choices is fun, and is a fast process.
Customizable Sizes & Shapes
Because our patches are fabricated by using soft, malleable rubber, creating your pieces in any shape, and in a multitude of sizes and thicknesses is available. The size and thickness should depend on the intended use, who will be receiving the finished product, and your overall budget. We are capable of creating artwork as small as ⅝”, as large as 16 inches, and every size in between. The thickness is also customizable, offered in varied sizes between 1 and 4 mm, depending on what would best suit your logo or brand. Typically, our standard thickness is 2.5 mm for a standard 2.75” logo, but we will work with you in determining what is best for your overall concept.
We have more color options for you to work with than you can imagine, making achieving the exact look you are after easy. We value the time and effort you put into your branding and want the integrity of the colors we add to exemplify that effort. Additionally, we are well versed in using the Pantone Matching System to duplicate your artwork.
Not only do we have an endless color palette for you to customize your image, but we can also alter the look and feel of how those colors interact with one another by incorporating different dimensions into your logo. Varying designs better lend themselves to certain dimensions, so working with one of our talented artists to decide between two and three dimensions is key!
PVC Products Are Extremly Versatile
Creating the perfect design to exemplify your club, business, or organization in a tangible way is just a part of our product creation. Because of the versatility of PVC products, you have many choices in the production and look of your logo. Deciding how you want your creation will be designed, and how it will be attached to your gear is essential for discerning the type of backing that is most appropriate for your project. Will you be using them on an article of clothing? Will it be facing the wind, rain, and general wear and tear? Or maybe, you are using your creation as a magnet, a PVC keychain, or a free-standing mat? Considering the potential uses for your product, as well as consulting with members of our staff, making ordering easy.
We make custom products for police & fire, EMS workers, military units, and airsoft teams. We can make patches for backpacks, clothing, sails, uniforms and so much more! Feel free to request samples of our tactical gear patches.
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How long does it take to make a custom patch?
From day one, you’ll begin working with one of our artists in bringing your design to life. Our staff will collaborate with you in designing a complimentary proof of your ideas, choosing the best materials, colors, dimensions, and backings to achieve exactly what you are looking for. After you approve of the complementary proof we provide, you can request samples of your finished product to ensure your ideas are properly translated to the finished product. Samples are recommended for larger orders, making sure you get the perfect product. Digital samples of your proof are also available if you don’t have time to wait for the physical samples. Whatever you option choose, by requesting a sample, you can be sure there will be no surprises when it comes to your PVC creation.
What kind of companies order rubber patches?
Businesses, clubs, and organizations have been using our custom rubber patches for years. They are a fun, durable, and versatile way to promote your brand, to market for an event, to commemorate a fundraiser, or to celebrate an event. Additionally, The Monterey Company has been the authority on Tactical Morale Patches for organizations including police and fire academies, EMS workers, branches of the military, and airsoft teams. They promote solidarity and show appreciation for outstanding levels of service and performance. They can withstand the elements associated with tactical work.
We are the trusted PVC patch maker for hundreds of police and fire departments.
Our products are extremely popular with police and fire, military and morale units, airsoft and paintball teams and independent manufacturers. We make soft rubber patches for the FBI, homeland security, sheriff departments, and border patrol. If you need artwork made, we will create a proof within a day or two.
Fast Production & Rush Orders
When your proof is approved, your project moves into production, where we begin creating the highest quality materials and top of the line equipment. As a patch maker, we work diligently to be efficient without sacrificing any of the integrity of your logo. The time it takes to finish your artwork varies based on the types of materials you use, the size, shape, and thickness of your creation, and the quantity you order. Standard production times fluctuate between 2-3 weeks, but rush orders are often available with a small fee. And because you will be working with our staff along each step of the process. Custom PVC patches are manufactured in days using your ideas and our artists. We will create your proof and send you a proof. We specialize in being a high-quality military patch maker as well as we make designs for law enforcement and companies looking to promote their brand.
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