What is the difference between sublimated patches, embroidered patches and woven patches?


Embroidered patches are created by the intricate stitching of threads into a backing material, forming the design. On the other hand, woven patches, although resembling embroidered patches, are made using closely woven thin threads. Sublimated patches involve a printing process, where specific sections of the patch material are dyed using special ink to form the design. 

Embroidered Patches

Embroidered patches are stitched using thread, which is used to create the image, symbol, or lettering. Embroidered patches use a thicker thread to create a traditional “raised” look. In comparison to sublimation, embroidery is more limited in terms of the number of colours that can be used.

Woven Patches

Woven patches are meticulously crafted using fine threads woven tightly together, allowing for intricate details to be captured flawlessly. Choose woven patches if you want a flat, detailed, and premium-quality patch.

Dye Sublimated Patches

If you’re looking for a patch with a lot of detail and the widest range of colours, choose a sublimated patch. Because each molecule is dyed, virtually any colour can be created and a great amount of detail can be achieved in a design. For basic patches with little detail, choose embroidery.