Woven patches are essentially woven labels with merrow borders and choice of backing. Custom woven patches are better than custom embroidered patches for designs featuring minute details and very fine lettering. The backing options are the same for custom embroidered patches and custom woven patches. However, a woven patch has a slightly different look and texture than an embroidered one. Which one you choose is a matter of preference. If you aren’t sure, ask one of our friendly customer service reps for a recommendation based on your project specs.
Many potential patch consumers believe that embroidered patches are the only way to go. While embroidery is and will probably always remain the industry standard for patches, there is another option: woven patches.
Woven Patches can be used in almost every way embroidered patches can. Since woven patches use thinner threads that are woven together instead of embroidered onto a fabric, they are ideal when a design is too detailed or complex to be achieved with the embroidery process.
Woven patches are made of thread only, stitched in a continuous design and achieve finer detail in both the design and text of the patch. Since the patch is woven, it has a smooth appearance with no raised texture.
Woven patches are also a great way to achieve photographic realism. Human faces, landscapes, motorcycles, gradients, and blends can be reproduced on smaller sized woven patches in a way only possible on large embroidered patches.