PVC are made of rubber like material design to last longer than our casual embroidery patches. These patches are water proof and long lasting due to its chemical properties. PVC patches are available in a wide range of colors and can give your design a look and feel that embroidery Patch cannot have. PVC patches are custom made and can tolerate any sort of weather. These patches, which are generally 3D, give your design a more dynamic and appealing look. PVC patches are now available practically everywhere.
How PVC Patch are Made?
PVC patch is made by pouring colored soft PVC into molds or dies. A fresh mold will be created for each different size or design. Mostly Molds are often made of metal and laser cut by CNC machine, and if you want to make a smaller version of the same design, you’ll need to create a new metal mold. Each layer is attached to the one before it, resulting in a unique, and beautiful patch. PVC patches come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and dimensions which totally depends on one needs. An artwork before with all specification will be needed to produce mold.
Borders and Colors
A custom PVC patch can be manufactured in a wide range of colors and border patterns. Solid colors are always use during manufacturing hence no gradients are involve. Recessed channel is created for sewing in almost all varieties of PVC patches unless customer prefer to have adhesive backing.
Once your artwork is ready, we’ll create a custom metal mold for your PVC patches. The mold is engraved using a CNC engraving machine. Each design has its own genuine metal mold since PVC patches are custom-made to your requirements. After that, the mold is polished in preparation for the design. Such that the patches are free of fractures, granules, and other damage..
Once the metal mold is ready and polished, liquid PVC is poured into it. In the first process, the initial layer of the pattern is poured into the mold and baked to dry it out. Baking the PVC allows for more layers to be added while also avoiding the mixing of various liquid colors. Once baking process is completed, the extra PVC on the molds may be cut. Trimming your patches ensures that they are well-shaped and tidy.
You may make the patch in whatever shape you desire, including squares, rectangles, circles, and any other dimension you can imagine 2D vs 3D.
2D designs are flat, but 3D designs are more beautiful and intricately carved. Its measurements ranged from 0.5 inches to over 15 inches in length. There are no size limits patches, however round patches which are generally 3 to 3.5 inches in diameter, and regular flag patches, which are 3×2 inches in size.
PVC patch uses
PVC patches are ideal for outdoor usage since they are highly resilient and never fade, tear, or peel due to their lightweight and durable. Because they’re flexible patches, they’re popular on military uniforms, airsoft gear, and a variety of other items. PVC patches are also used by law enforcement agencies, outfits, and the military.
Here is some uses of PVC patches
Units of the Military
Departments of Police
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
Departments of Fire
Highway Patrol is a law enforcement agency that protects
Clubs in the Wilderness (Hikers, Bikers, Fishermen)