Reward different swimming levels with prized badges. These are for keeps and can be sewn onto swimwear or swim towels to proudly present to family and friends. We supply to many swimming clubs and schools and these badges can easily be repeated for future achievements.
First ensure you obtain permission from the club to reproduce their artwork. Let’s get started! First ensure you obtain permission from the club 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.
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 the higher volume discounts.
What type of badge would you recommend for swimming badges?
Swimming badges are best attached by hand sewing on, heat-seal backing is not recommended as an attachment under swimming conditions. Many swimming badges are simple in design, with the same logo but different coloured wording and /or figures. Woven, embroidery, embroidery with a twill background are popular. Merrow borders are favoured for hand sewn badges. PVC, TPU badges can be used if greater quantities are required.
What is the difference between these badges?
We have made simple videos showing the different types of badges.
Watch our videos here
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. 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 digital and production 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 up to 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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