Woven Patches can be used in almost every way embroidered patches can. Since woven patches use thinner threads that are woven together instead of embroidered onto a fabric, they are ideal when a design is too detailed or complex to be achieved with the embroidery process.
Woven patches are made of thread only, stitched in a continuous design and achieve finer detail in both the design and text of the patch. Since the patch is woven, it has a smooth appearance with no raised texture.
Woven patches are also a great way to achieve photographic realism. Human faces, landscapes, motorcycles, gradients, and blends can be reproduced on smaller sized woven patches in a way only possible on large embroidered patches.
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If an embroidered patch is a small size and has too much detail, it has the potential to come out looking messy, and depending on how small the patch is, the text can sometimes be illegible. Using an embroidered patch company that boasts of the ultimate highest quality will not remedy this problem. These companies are still using standard embroidery thread. If the text is thinner than or as thin as the thread being used, it will simply not look good. This is not to say that these companies do not produce high-quality embroidered patches. We ourselves promise you the highest quality embroidered patches in the industry. And that is exactly what we mean: the highest quality embroidered patches possible
Woven patches can be used in place of embroidered patches about 95% of the time. Still, there are times when they are more appropriate than others. Usually, the number one reason a patch customer will request or even be recommended a woven patch is in a situation where he of she is ordering a patch at a small size, while the design contains intricate detail and/or small lettering.
On a standard embroidered patch, in order for the lettering even to be legible, the lettering must be the equivalent of 10 points in a standard word processing program. For the lettering to be clean, it must be a minimum of 14 points.
Woven patches offer a bit more freedom. On a standard woven patch, for lettering to be legible, it must be the equivalent of 8 points. For the lettering to be clean, it must be a minimum of 10 points. There is also no drag stitching (chain stitching) between letters on woven patches of any size.
You can also say goodbye to worrying about the percentage of embroidery with woven patches. All of the threads are woven together, and are not sewn onto a twill canvas like embroidered patches; therefore, they have only one set of prices.
What is more, the pricing for woven patches is not much different from embroidered patches. Some companies charge more for woven, whereas some charge more for embroidery; however, the difference is usually minimal.
Note the thread effects giving the American flag depth and life.
Landscapes can have more detail than they can with embroidery
Text is clear even in lowercase on small patches
View the intricacies of the motorcycle