Embroidered patches are a part of our daily life. Everyone would say that they have at least seen one in their life. Everyone might also say that they have worn at least one fabric patch in their lifetime.
Patches are traditionally part of one’s uniform, or something that identifies you as part of a group. However, these can also be creative, and customization is something that a lot of people are already doing, be it for personal use or for a humanity campaign, among many other reasons.
Interested in making these on your own? Here are a few tips:
• Keep it simple
Words to live by: “simplicity is beauty”. This goes for a lot of things, and that includes patch designs. Keep it simple, but not boring. Being simple doesn’t mean you can’t be interesting.
• Why make it?
Thinking what the patch is for can also be part of the design process. Knowing the “why” makes the prospect of an end product more meaningful, and aids in the visualization of the design. Your design would be different if you’re thinking of using it as a giveaway for your 18th birthday versus if you’re going to use it for your campaign against drugs.
• Pick an appropriate size
How large would you want it to be? The bigger the size, the easier to catch people’s attention, but size also depends on how you want your patch to stand out. Maybe you opt for a more discreet design, thus deciding on a smaller one. Knowing the size also aids in deciding what elements you would want to include in your patch.
• What shape would you like it to be?
Apart from the size, you should also think about the shape. If you want your patch to be small, but interesting, maybe you can decide on a less convenient shape, compared to the usual squares and circles. This is also something to consider for you to decide the elements to put in your design. And so…
• What elements are going to be in it?
Thinking again about the “why” can help you to choose the elements for your design. You would want this to be appropriate for the occasion or message, or whatever it is you are going to use your patch for. Is it going to be an image only patch? Or would you like to include a statement? If you do decide to include words.
• Check word length
If you have opted to put words in your design, take note how the words fit – if it is hard to read, or if it threatens fill up the whole of your designated space, maybe you need to revise it. Also consider if your statement makes sense. Cutting it up to fit doesn’t mean cutting up the meaning you want to convey as well.
• Use a pleasant color combination
Your customized patch may contain more than one color. It is important to take note that these colors don’t clash with one another, or that these colors facilitate the visibility of your design. It would help to have a great background color when your statement cannot be read.
• How would you wear it?
Yes, this can also be a helpful tip. A smaller patch would probably be better for when you want to put it on your shirt compared to using it on your bag. It’s always good to picture the end product.
• Be unique
In the end, you get to decide how your patch would actually look like. What we listed here are just tips to guide you in your design journey. There are no actual rules. Be true to yourself and make a statement – because really, patches are for making your statement, may it be as simple as “best friends since birth” or as heavy as “respect one another”.
Your statement is important to you, and we feel that way too. We at Patches4Less can help you in your endeavor! Let’s make patches!
Patches4Less is your one-stop, no-problem source for patches of all kinds. We offer the best quality patches you can buy, at prices that can’t be beat.
Custom lanyards are currently everywhere. They are very common these days. Companies, schools, hospital personnel, health workers, event organizers and other groups are using them.
We are so used to seeing people that it will probably take a lot of work for a lanyard to capture our attention. The fact is that we might have probably seen all types of lanyards, but we do not really pay too much attention on them.
However, we cannot deny that there are lanyards that make us take a second look. The moment that we turn our heads to see what the lanyard is about then that is only the time that we become curious to what it really stands for.
We will share you our observations on what make our lanyards stand out from the crowd.
1. Attractive Color Scheme
We have to admit that something as tiny as lanyards usually go unnoticed. People do not really pay attention to small things but when we do, we scrutinize everything about it.
One of the things that can easily get people’s attention is color. Bright colors can make something instantly stand out. However, it does not follow that bright colors always make the perfect lanyard color.
Again, you must remember that there are several lanyards that are currently available in the market. Almost every color in the color wheel has already been used in making lanyards. Use something that will be pleasing to look at.
In choosing a color scheme, use something, which represents your company or group. This will immediately give hint to people about the owner of the lanyard, which means that it is a good way of branding your company.
Another thing is that you must choose colors that work together. In the world of art, great colors when combined together do not always create harmony. The same thing applies in making lanyards. Say for instance, your background color is bright then try not to use bright colors for your prints.
2. Unique Design
If you are planning to order custom lanyards from us, then try to come up with something new in terms of designs. We see almost the same types of lanyards on a daily basis.
The prints may vary depending on the name of the company or the group it represents but most of the time, we see them as if they are all the same. Now if you want to step it up, you can try to be more creative.
You can use lanyards that are not usually used by others. A good example are woven lanyards. Woven lanyards do exist but they are rarely used. A lot companies are missing out the opportunity of making their lanyards stand out by not picking this choice.
Perhaps one of the reasons why companies are hesitant to use them is because they find it hard to print their company name or logo on them. Rest assured, however, that if you ask our help to do the printing for you, you will get top-notch custom woven lanyards guaranteed to capture people’s attention.
Worn by a Considerable Number of People
Seeing a large number of people wearing the same custom lanyards is probably one of the things that will definitely capture anyone’s attention. Anyone will be curious to find out what it represents if almost every person he meets is wearing it.
This is the reason why it is important for any company or group to give the same lanyards to every member of the group. The more representatives your group or your company has, the more chances of bringing more attention and clients to your business.
Apart from your employees or group members, you can also give custom lanyards as promotional items to your prospect or existing clients. Again, the more people are wearing them, the more chances of making your lanyard recognizable from a crowd.
3. High Quality
It is easy to tell if custom lanyards are made from cheap materials or not. People are quick to judge when they find something faulty in a product. If you want your lanyard to stand out from the crowd, make sure that it stand out for the reasons. We have never heard of any company that became ecstatic for gaining for being famous because of negative feedback.
We like to look at sophisticated things. People tend to pay more attention to those made of high quality materials compared to those made from low quality materials.
Cheap does not always mean low quality, so do not make the quoted price your basis in concluding if something is good or not. Besides, people will not really care how much you paid for the lanyard. What people will look at is the quality of lanyards.
A good quality lanyard is something that looks good, does not look sloppy and is made from high quality materials. It is durable despite everyday use.
Rubber bracelets are an increasingly popular way for organizations and businesses to promote their messages. After all, there are many benefits to using them. They are very affordable, which means that you can order wristbands in bulk and give them away to a lot of people, potentially increasing the reach of your message. They are a wearable item, meaning that wristbands are highly visible and more likely to be seen by people and making it an effective way to promote your message.
The Wristband Factory is one of your best sources for rubber bracelets. They will offer you high-quality wristbands at affordable prices. And their bands are made with 100% non-allergic, medical-grade silicon, reducing the risk of skin allergy symptoms among wearers. You also have the option to choose from an array of custom colors to make your wristbands truly unique and special.
In addition, they are more than a supplier of silicon bracelets; they will actually be a partner in helping promote your cause. The organizations and groups that have sourced bracelets from them include big corporations such as Microsoft and Google, cause-oriented groups such as the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the American Cancer Society and even TV shows such as The Walking Dead.
Available Rubber Bracelets Types
The variety of wristbands available from The Wristband Factory include:
Debossed. This is the most commonly seen type of silicon bracelet and features lettering that is recessed on the band. The bands are available in an assortment of colors and you can emboss not just lettering but also logos onto them.
Embossed. This is the next-most popular type of silicon bracelet, with the lettering raised rather than recessed. This gives the bracelet a unique look that helps it to stand out.
Silk-screened. This is the best choice if you have a complicated logo or design that would be difficult to realize in a mold. In addition, with silk-screening you can print a message or design all the way around the band at no additional charge.
Color-filled Debossed. To help make the message more visible, the recessed lettering is filled up with your choice of color. This means that the message can be seen even from a distance. In addition, you can mix and match colors to make the appearance of the wristband more visually striking.
Color-Coated. This recent addition to the line adds a second layer of color on a typical debossed wristband. This makes the lettering stand out even without the addition of color on the recessed lettering.
Segmented. With this option you can add a second or third color to the original band. For example, you can take a red wristband and make half of it yellow or blue. You can choose the color scheme that you like to give your bracelet a striking appearance.
Swirled. Instead of two or three segmented colors, they are swirled together to create a tie-dyed look. The swirled option is available for embossed and debossed bracelets.
In addition, you can order bracelets in different sizes, ranging from oversized 3/4-inch and one-inch bands to microbands that are only half the standard size. This allows you to customize a wristband based on your particular requirements. For example, if you have a complicated design that you want to stand out more, you can choose a one-inch band. If you would like to be different you can choose micro wristbands in assorted colors that allow several to be worn at once. And if you would like to be really unique, you can order fingerbands that can be worn like rings.
Finally, if you would like to add functionality to the wristband, you can opt for a keychain band. A keychain is added to a standard-sized band so that you can keep keys on it.
Why Use The Wristband Factory?
You can order as few as one wristband. For debossed and color-coated bracelets, you can order only a single band if that is what you need, and it will be priced accordingly. Of course, you will save more if you order in bulk, but The Wristband Factory will not force you to order more than you need to avail of their high quality bracelets.
You have the option to avail of 24-hour rush service. If your need for wristbands is urgent, they can be completed in 24 hours or less, depending on the style you ordered. You’re sure to get the bracelets that you need in time for an important event.
You can order stock wristbands that are ready to be shipped. The Wristband Factory keeps stocks of rubber bracelets that are ready to be shipped ‘as-is’ or which can be customized on short notice. You can have your order made and shipped more quickly by simply choosing from among the colors and style that are already available.