We supply to many universities, colleges, academies and schools. These crests are steeped in history and we appreciate that detail and colours are important. School badges offer an excellent alternative to direct embroidery. Embroidery houses can attach them via an applique method or heat-seal, saving time and money. Pupils can hand sew badges on allowing them to source different uniform suppliers. School uniform suppliers can attach badges via heat-seal whilst the pupils wait, with no overstocking. We offer school badges with felt or twill background for pupils ‘colours’.
Let’s get started! First ensure you obtain permission from the institution to reproduce their artwork. If you’d like us to match your badge to an existing badge, please provide all the details (badge type/amount/size/border/backgrounds/backings/colours) and for greater accuracy, please ensure the badge picture is clear and taken from an aerial angle. Otherwise, please provide a high resolution file with any new badge designs for us to accurately copy. If you have any pantone references that is always a bonus!
Decide how you’d like to attach the badge to the uniform. There are three methods:
Our art team will send various mock-ups for your approval – you will have 100% control over this to ensure the product perfectly matches your initial design.
Supermarkets are moving in on the school wear embroidery business, and their slice of the pie is only going to get bigger. With state of the art logistics and production systems,they can offer a fast turnaround. On the other hand, schoolwear suppliers and embroiderers have a massive disadvantage: it’s a seasonal business,and most of them don’t have optimum capacity during peak periods.
Embroiderybadge.ukhas the perfect solution to this problem. Our embroidered and woven badges can be appliqued onto uniforms using your embroidery machines, resulting in several advantages:
- Since the badge edges are embroidered onto garments, there is no fear of the badge becoming lose or unstuck when washed.
- Badges can be ordered in bulk and used as needed – no more unnecessary expense or storage problems.
- A 15,000-stitch embroidered design becomes a 1,500-stitch single-colour border, which results in faster production. This technique can be easily used for both large orders as well as small repeat orders.
- Woven applique badges are flatter and cancontain more details than embroidery.On the back of the badge, there are no rough areas that may cause irritation when worn.
- Embroiderybadge.uk has innovative ways of programming a badge so that it can even be partially appliqued and partly embroidered.
Embroiderybadge.uk iron-on stitch finish badges offer a mind-boggling costsavings when compared to traditional uniform prices. The final output is completely professional-looking.
Our logos are easy to attach as they can be ironed on within minutes (we strongly recommend stitching the badge manually as well, 100% bonding). With a quality heat seal bonding agent, badges are machine washable, convenient for back to school uniforms or to use when replacing lost or damaged garments.
You’ll be impressed by the savings and convenience we offer:
- Fast ordering system
- Can be fully embroidered or woven
- Easy to attach
- Environmentally friendly
What is the minimum order?
The minimum order is from 25 upwards per badge depending on the type of badge you choose, however; you can place a larger order and take advantage of one of our discount offers.
What type of badge would you recommend for school badges?
Many schools choose either embroidery badges (more traditional and looking more like direct embroidery on a school blazer pocket) or woven badges (a tight flat weave for finer details). These badges can be attached either by heat-seal method (please choose a satin border to compliment the heat-seal), or they can be attached via an applique method. The applique method of attachment is particularly robust for sportswear. Badges eliminate the rough knotted thread at the back of direct embroidery and the ‘pulling ‘ effect.
What is the difference between embroidered badge and woven badge?
We have made simple videos showing the different types of badges.
Can we match an existing badge or direct embroidery design?
Yes! All you have to do is let us know the specifications and the thread colours by stating the pantone references or by using our high resolution shade cards. Alternatively post the existing badge to us and we’ll match the colours as closely as possible for you.
How soon can I expect my order?
Embroidered, Chenille and 3D Puff are shipped within 10-12 working days. Repeats orders are shipped from 7-9 working days. Please allow 2-3 weeks for woven badges. Specialists badges will vary.
Can I see a photograph of the finished badge before I confirm an order?
When you place an order, we have a 2 stage approval process. If you’d like us to match your badge to an existing badge, please provide all the details (badge type/amount/size/border/backgrounds/backings/colours) and for greater accuracy, please ensure the badge picture is clear and taken from an aerial angle. Otherwise, please provide a high resolution file with any new badge designs for us to accurately copy. If you have any pantone references that is always a bonus! In the first Digital Mockup step we create a photograph of a computer generated mockup, the idea is to ensure that elements in the artwork are present and this will require your first approval (please note any changes in this stage are free). Once you first approve, this will trigger the production/physical approval step and we create a photograph of your actual stitched out badge. Once you second approve, this will trigger production or you can request up to 4 sample badges to be sent to you (please note any changes at this stage will be chargeable).
Can I get a sample of my badge before I fully order?
99% of our customers are happy to first and second approve from a photograph of their badge. If you want to order a sample badge before a full order then the cost is as follows:- £30 + VAT + tracked and signed postage from Brentwood UK to your destination. Please note that an actual physical sample request adds about 9 days to your final delivery.
What is Digital Mock-up approval?
When you place an order, we have a 2 stage approval process. In the digital mock-up approval step we create a photograph of a computer generated mockup, the idea is to ensure that elements in the artwork are present and this will require your first approval. Please ensure that each element of your bespoke badge is correct, if not amend it. Amendments at this stage are free and the process will revert back to an amended computer generated mockup. Please be aware each amendment can cause a delay. Once you first approve, this will trigger the production/physical sample approval step.
What is production/physical sample approval?
Once you first approve, this will trigger the second approval step and we create a photograph of your actual stitched out badge. Any amendments at this stage will be chargeable and the process will revert back to an amended computer generated digital mockup, which will require your first approval, followed by a second approval. Please be aware that an amendment at this stage will cause a delay. Once you second approve, this will trigger production or you can request up to four sample badges.
What files of my image are accepted?
A high resolution file of an aerial image of your badge design is required; ideally jpeg, png, pdf. Please let us know if you have any other files.
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