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tatsujin
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2022 3:50 pm    Post subject: Custom made patches? Reply with quote

Some of you may have seen the new design I did for a gi patch and website logo. I need the patches made now (small run). Man! Patches are expensive nowadays! LOL

Can anyone here recommend someone that can do this? I only need a very small run, but will buy their minimum if I have to. Just trying to get the best quality at the best price. If you can, I would appreciate it. I can post an image of what it looks like if necessary.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2022 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, they are pricey! I ended up going with thestudio.com, because they were the cheapest option that would do the patches the way I wanted, but the minimum order still came out to around $120.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2022 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wastelander wrote:
Yeah, they are pricey! I ended up going with thestudio.com, because they were the cheapest option that would do the patches the way I wanted, but the minimum order still came out to around $120.


Ah! Thanks for that! That pricing is actually pretty incredible! Most places I have been getting quotes from is well in excess of $200.

Do you mind me asking how many your order was? That and also the size of the patch seems to be the two big "kickers" here.

I did find a company called Netpro that I might end up going with. They are indicating your level of pricing and they can get them here within the timeframe I need them by. They are based out of China. We will see how it goes.

I did, however, find a company called ColorPatch. They don't do embroidery. It is a dying process. According to what they are saying, it is longer lasting (even on a martial arts gi that gets washed alot) and the detail of the patch is greater. AND...the price is about half what has been quotes me...even with very small runs. I may end up ordering some from them just to see what they do look like as they have me curious about the process now.

I am off to check out your recommendation now. As always, you are a gentleman and a scholar! Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tatsujin wrote:
Wastelander wrote:
Yeah, they are pricey! I ended up going with thestudio.com, because they were the cheapest option that would do the patches the way I wanted, but the minimum order still came out to around $120.


Ah! Thanks for that! That pricing is actually pretty incredible! Most places I have been getting quotes from is well in excess of $200.

Do you mind me asking how many your order was? That and also the size of the patch seems to be the two big "kickers" here.

I did find a company called Netpro that I might end up going with. They are indicating your level of pricing and they can get them here within the timeframe I need them by. They are based out of China. We will see how it goes.

I did, however, find a company called ColorPatch. They don't do embroidery. It is a dying process. According to what they are saying, it is longer lasting (even on a martial arts gi that gets washed alot) and the detail of the patch is greater. AND...the price is about half what has been quotes me...even with very small runs. I may end up ordering some from them just to see what they do look like as they have me curious about the process now.

I am off to check out your recommendation now. As always, you are a gentleman and a scholar! Thank you.


I ordered 100, IIRC, and they are 2in patches, with only one color besides black and white. Since the backing of the patch is white, that saved me a color. I'm interested to hear how the dye ones turn out, if you try them.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2022 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wastelander wrote:


I ordered 100, IIRC, and they are 2in patches, with only one color besides black and white. Since the backing of the patch is white, that saved me a color. I'm interested to hear how the dye ones turn out, if you try them.


I ended up going with the vendor out of China. Actually, the DHL International tracking shows that they are supposed to be delivered today. We shall see on that. I'll post something up once they do arrive.

I have not put an order in for the dyed patches, but I will be doing so just to check them out. I'll post something on that as well whenever I am able to get it done.

Thanks!
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