Custom embroidered patches and lapel pins, small pins worn on clothing to show affiliation with an organization, are a great way to show professionalism and camaraderie with your fire department. However, when you’re looking for a patch creator, it’s important to do your research to ensure you’re getting top quality patches for your department.

To help you avoid making an embroidery mistake, here are a few of the most common mistakes departments and organizations make when looking for a patch creator.

  • Failing to consider the entire uniform. It’s true that thread colors are essential when it comes to designing your fire department patches. However, it’s just as important to consider the rest of your fire department uniform before you begin choosing thread colors. The idea is for your patches to stand out against the uniform. If your fire department wears black shirts with patches that are predominantly black, those patches aren’t likely to show up. That said, make sure to consider contrast when you’re choosing your thread colors with your patch creator.
  • Not addressing problems in the early stages. If you’re not sure about the thread color, thread type, or the backing of your fire department patches, it’s vital to address this uncertainty with your patch creator as early on in the process as possible. Communication is key when it comes to creative endeavors and that including creating patches for fire departments. The longer you wait to bring up a detail that’s bothering you, the longer it’ll take for you to get your fire department’s final patch designs.
  • Not considering which backing options are best. It’s never a good idea to assume that a certain backing option for your fire department patches will work for your department. For instance, you might assume that an adhesive backing may be ideal for your patches only to learn that the patches fall right off. That said, make sure to consider the different backing options your patch creator has available. If you’re not sure about which patches would work best for your department, talk to your patch creator to get more information.

Do you need professional patches for fire departments? The Emblem Authority has the experienced fire department patch designers you need to create the patches you want. Whether you’re interested in embroidered patches or lapel pins, our designers have got you covered. To learn more about our patches for fire departments, contact the Emblem Authority today.