The backing you choose for your custom embroidered patch order can also contribute to the cost. All of our patches include PVC backing. However, the backing you choose should be determined by how the patches will be used: The PVC backing is our standard backing. All custom embroidered patch orders default to PVC backing when a specific backing is not requested. The PVC backing is a thin coat of plastic added to the back of the patch that seals the threads and helps the patch maintain it's like NEW look for many years. PVC backing is the backing of choice when the patches are going to be sewn onto the garment or item.

Iron-on Backing
Just as the name implies, iron-on patches are applied to the garment using the heat of an iron. Once applied, the iron-on patches are a permanent application. We recommend patches with iron-on backing have a hot cut border. The hot cut border allows for the adhesive on the back of the patch to reach the edge and therefore every square inch of the patch adheres to the garment.

Velcro Backing
Patches with Velcro backing are perfect for situations were the patch may need to be removed or exchanged for a different patch. The hook side of the Velcro is permanently attached to the back side of the patch. The matching soft side of the Velcro is included and can be sewn onto the garment.

Peel & Stick Backing
Peel & Stick is a temporary reusable application. They are great for conventions and uniforms that require frequent name changes. Although the adhesive does work very well, the patches will not stay on the garment permanently when applied with the peel & stick backing.

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