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Sublimated Patches

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Sublimated Patches are full-color patches approved for industrial wash that can be customized with text and artwork to bring attention to your brand. Available in custom and standard shapes and sizes, Sublimated Patches are detailed with a merrow border sewn with your choice of thread color.

Best For:

Professional garments (uniforms), Garments, Headwear, Hardgoods, Jeans

Specs
Emblem Size Limits

Maximum - 12” X 12”
Minimum - 1” X 1”

Color

Sublimated patches can be made from any color, allowing you to digitally print photorealistic images and even match PMS colors.

Backing
  • Low melt heat seal
  • Industrial heat seal
  • Pressure-sensitive

Backings does not cover the merrow border on the emblem. Please consider this when applying to your garments.

Limitations

Low melt - Recommended application for thicker materials, such as jackets, and hats that can withstand a heat press and 320°F. Not recommended for use on materials that may be heat sensitive (ex: some nylons, silk, some plastics, leather, wool, fleece, etc.) or for weather-treated materials, due to chemicals used that do not allow the emblems to adhere properly.
Pressure-sensitive -
Recommended application is on flat, non-textured surfaces, including glass, plastic, wood, and metal. Not recommended for application on surfaces that may contain an oil finish, such as silicon, Teflon™, rough fabrics, or outdoor goods.

Washing Information

Machine wash inside-out using mild detergent. Patches withstand 52 domestic wash cycles.

Shelf Life

One year shelf life before applying (room temperature-controlled environment).

Revised 09.06.23

Application Instructions

Pressure-sensitive

  1. Use rubbing alcohol to thoroughly clean the application area
  2. Remove paper backing and press emblem firmly on desired location

Low Melt Backing with a Top Heat Press - Garments

  1. Set the press at 315-325°F for top heat with 70-80 psi of pressure.
  2. Ensure application location is wrinkle-free and place garment in press.
  3. Place the patch onto the desired location on the garment. Thermal Tape is optional.
  4. Turn garment over so heat is applied on the back of the emblem.
  5. Press for 14-18 seconds.
  6. Remove garment from press and allow to cool.

Low Melt Heat Seal on Hats - Using the 360 IQ™ Hat Heat Press

  1. Set the press at 275°-285° F for top heat and 315°- 320°F for bottom heat with 60-80 psi of pressure.
  2. Place the hat on the heat press, leaving out the inner layer of the cap. Use the adjustment lever for a better grip.
  3. Place the emblem on the desired location. To secure the emblem and prevent it from moving, use Thermal Tape.
  4. Place a FlexStyle® Silicone Pad over the design.
  5. Press for 16-20 seconds.
  6. Deactivate the adjustment lever and remove hat from heat press.
  7. Remove Thermal Tape and clear cover once emblem has cooled.

Industrial Heat Seal

  1. Set the press at 395°F-405°F for top heat and 395°F-405°F for bottom heat with 60-80 psi of pressure.
  2. Ensure garment is application location is wrinkle-press and place garment in press.
  3. Place patch on desired location. To secure patch and prevent it from moving, use Thermal Tape.
  4. Press for 10-14 seconds.
  5. Remove garment from press and allow to cool.

Disclaimer

World Emblem recommends testing the best combination of heat seal parameters before application. World Emblem is not liable for any damages to garments during the application process.

Note: Please check out www.youtube.com/worldemblem for step-by-step instructions for applying our apparel decorations.

Pricing and Production Time

Pricing

Using the drop-downs above, you can find the approximate price per item, based on the emblem size and quantity ordered.

To determine the size of your emblem, use the following formula:
Size = Width + Height / 2

Price Includes

Heat seal or pressure-sensitive backing

Add-ons

  • 25% increase for metallic thread
  • 10% per color for designs over 6 thread colors
  • 10% increase for thread colors not available on the World Emblem thread chart
  • Add $1.65 each for personalization (name droppers)

Electronic Proof

A digital sample via email is available in 24 hours. Edits are allowed.

Set-up Charges

One-time sample and setup fees.

  • Up to 4.00”: $30.00
  • 4.01 - 6.00”: $40.00
  • 6.01 - 8.00”: $60.00
  • 8.01 - 10.00”: $80.00
  • Edits: $25.00

Production Time

Samples will take one day plus shipping. Production time will take one day plus shipping on an order of up to 500 pieces. Add one day per 500 pieces.

Color Chart

Discover the perfect colors for your projects. View our Digital Threads and Fabrics Color Chart.

  • Step 1
    Easy Application

    Our patches can be applied in-house with low-melt heat seals - saving you time and money on shipping.

  • Step 2
    Online Proofs

    Review a digital proof shortly after submitting your design to avoid any design surprises.

  • Step 3
    Design Services

    Our design team is here to help. We offer a range of services to help you take your ideas from sketches to reality.

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Application on Caps: Sublimated Patches
How to Apply Sublimated Patches

Our instructional videos walk you through proper product applications, equipping you with the knowledge you need to enhance your brand with Sublimated Patches.

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Application on Caps: Sublimated Patches
How to Apply Sublimated Patches to Hats

Our instructional videos walk you through proper product applications, equipping you with the knowledge you need to enhance your brand with Sublimated Patches.