A Symbol of Protection

When you think of firefighters, many symbols come to mind. One of the most universal symbols that represent these heroes, are the patches that are carefully sewn on their uniforms and gear. These patches represent more than just an identifying label–they represent the strength and loyalty that are deep in the fibres. These brave men and women risk their lives to save the lives of others. They run into burning flames, cut people out of cars, and perform emergency manoeuvrers many could never do!

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All of these reasons and more is why Mundi Plumarii values the work that goes into the patches we create. Mundi Plumarii offers patches created with special threads that are flame protected. When the job heats up, these 100% Aramid Fibres are designed to resist ignition and prevent flames from spreading. Amazingly they can also self-extinguish once the source of the fire is eliminated!

These Aramid fibres contain Duponts Nomex and comply with Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX. Currently there are several colours available, which makes customization so easy! These threads have been tested and are certified according to ISO norms, as well as others. (DIN, NF, BS,UNI, NFPA, AND IMA FTPC)

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After the fire is out or the car is cleared of passengers, the call of a shower is in the air. Firefighters wearing our patches can rest assured that when they throw their gear in the wash, the flame protection won’t go away. We do recommend to tumble dry on low in the dryer.

When procuring patches for your fire brigade, don’t go for substandard choices. The patches we offer will be done to perfection and will add a level of professionalism to each uniform that they touch. The superior quality we offer can not be found anywhere else. Let Mundi Plumarii dress your firefighters for success and protection.
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Iron on Patches / Heat Seal Patches

People have been using iron-on patches for years to repair their clothes. For example, covering up holes in their jeans. This is due to the fact that they are convenient and durable. Currently, businesses have extended the usage of iron on patches by using them to promote their business. This is by applying custom logo iron-on patches which show about their business on tee shirts, hoodies, uniforms, and hats. Due to these, iron-on badges and patches have become very popular. Therefore, if you need to repair or decorate your clothes or advertise your business using clothes, you should invest in iron on patches.

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Types of patch backing.

There are different types of iron on patches. These types include; the Embroidered, PVC, chenille, woven, name, and the leather patches. The difference between all these patches is their designs. However, their effectiveness and durability depend on the backing the use. Below are the different types of patch baking.

Plastic backing.

This is a very popular backing because it can be used on any type of iron on patch. Therefore, you can use it on woven, name, leather and all the other patches. It’s also very rigid. Hence, it boosts the durability of the patch. Due to its strength, it can be used on thin patches and badges.

Hard hook and Loop backings are also known as Velcro.

This backing uses small hooks and loops to stick the patch into the clothing. It’s commonly used in law enforcement uniforms and the military.

Self-stick backing.

This backing is composed of an adhesive which is sealed with a paper. Therefore, all you need to use it is to remove the paper and apply it onto your cloth.

Hot seal backings

Unlike most backing, for you to use patches with this backing, you have to subject them to a lot of pressure and temperature for them to stick. This means you have to use the heat seal machine.

Magnetic backings

As the name suggest patches that use this backing have a powerful and small magnet placed between them and the backing. You also have to put a magnetic object on the inside part of the fabric for you to apply them.

Clutch backings.

This backing uses pins. In short, you have to pin them into your clothes.

How to apply iron-on patches?

Heat seal patches are applied on clothes (fabrics) by ironing. Therefore, you iron them on the fabric. Hence, for you to correctly apply iron-on patches, you need to have an iron, the iron patch you want to use, the ironing board and the clothes you want to apply the patch on. After gathering all the above requirements, then you can apply your patch by following these steps.
Step 1, lay your cloth on the ironing board.
Step 2, Then, place the patch on the place you want to apply it
Step 3, After setting your iron at high cotton steam, press the patch using the iron. The iron helps in melting the adhesive and hence ensuring the patch is applied to the cloth. Therefore, it boosts the durability of the patch.
It’s also important to note the type of backing on the patch. For example, you have to remove the paper first in all the patches that use self-stick backing.

Pros and Cons of iron on patches/heat seal patches.

Pros

  • They help you to improve the appearance of your clothes. This is due to the fact that they are very effective in decorating clothes.
  • You can use them to patch holes on your clothes.
  • Perfect for custom embroidered patches
  • Personalized, vibrant, and colourful (PVC) and name patches can be used in marketing.
  • Available for merrow border and hot cut edge patches.

Cons

  • Although most patches can be applied using an iron, some patches such as heavy duty patches require you to use special machines.
  • Some patches such as woven patches are not very useful. This is due to the fact they don’t stick to the cloths for long
  • They can’t be applied to almost all fabrics.

Regardless of their disadvantages, iron-on patches are very beneficial. Therefore, if you need to decorate or seal the holes in your clothes, you should buy them. You can also use them to boost your business. You can easily find iron-on patches online.

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Difference between Merrow (Overlock) border and Hot cut border?

Merrow border is wider than hot cut border

What is the difference between Merrow (Overlock) border and Hot cut border?

Borders prevent the patch from fraying or unraveling and give the patch a good pronounced edge. Borders are of two different types of the hot cut and the merrowed type. We will talk about the differences in both and why one is preferable to the other in separate cases.

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Definition

A Merrow border is a heavier border which is sewed up and over the exterior edges of your patch. Merrow borders are most generally located on shapes, for example circles, ovals and squares. Merrow borders are implemented after the design is stitched onto your patches. A Hot Cut border is a simple, thinner, flatter border that is removed using a hot knife that seals the peripheral edge of your patch, shielding the thread from fraying.

Hot Cut border could be narrow

Differences

Obvious from the definitions above, Merrow Edge borders have larger, rounded edge. Almost like piping around the patch while Hot cut Edge have Thin, flat edge. It very gently lines the patch. Also, Merrow edge borders are best with plain and symmetrical shapes. Circles, rectangles, triangles, square etc. A useful rule of thumb to go by is if it doesn’t have a lot of points in and/or jagged edges. It can probably be merrowed while the other works with any shape. Whether you are looking for a straightforward geometric or custom shape, it will come out just right. Merrow edge borders are machine sewn-on edge while Hot Cut border is laser-cut for precision. Besides all these, Merrow edge is easier to design. Sometimes limitations can set the creative mind free. While Hot cut nearly limitless design possibilities. Most customers want their embroidered patches to be finished with merrow/overlock border.

Hot Cut border seen from the side

Quality

In terms of quality of durability Merrowed Edge has taken the lead as it’s seen more durable than the Hot Cut Edges and the Merrowed Edges also has more aesthetics looks that Hot Cut Edges because Hot Cut edges could occur impression of not finished patch from the side. Looking from both sides and front of the patch the Merrowed edges have better looks although the Hot Cut is also suited for giving expert looks to smaller patches. To get the best possible protection against shredding the Merrowed edge should be used as it’s better than the cut edges.
Talking about the price which is a factor that must be considered the hot cut edge cost less than the Merrow Edge because the Merrow Edge is relatively thicker and has wide bordering of about width of 3mm while the hot cut has thin bordering of about 1mm which makes it cheaper. Also, hot cut border does not require special machines.

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Shapes & Colours

As said earlier, Merrow Edge is available only for simple shapes (rectangle, circle, triangle and simple shields shapes) while the hot cut is the best solution for complicated shapes. In the Merrow Edge Border, the edge of the border can be hemmed with a decorative lace which makes it more attractive while in hot cut the colour of the frame always ideally matches the whole design because they are of the same thread. However, despite all of these, the Merrowed border is the standard for embroidered patch edging.

Conclusion


Hot Cut border Pros

  • Colours of the frame always ideally matches the whole design, because of using exactly the same thread.
  • Better look for smaller patches
  • Best solution for complicated shapes.
  • Thin bordering available (even 1mm).
  • Lover cost than merrow border.

Hot Cut border Cons

  • Could occur impression of not finished patch from the side

Edge of the merrow bordered embroidered patch

Merrow Edge Pros

  • Better aesthetics
  • Stronger durability
  • It looks much better from the side and front of a patch
  • Best possible protection against shredding
  • Hemming the edge with a decorative lace

Merrow Edge CONS

  • Relatively thicker and wide bordering (width 3mm)
  • A bit Higher price of a patch
  • Available only for simple shapes like rectangle, triangle, circle, and simple shields shapes
The ability to make complicated shapes only with hot cut borders

Get your top quality custom embroidered patches from Mundi Plumarii Foundation. We support NGOs and NPOs. We are happy to make any commercial orders too. Provide us with the logo today. Receive final products within 2 – 3 weeks.