Zen Promotional are suppliers of custom made military badges and patches. All patches and badges include free setup, digitising and delivery withing Australia and New Zealand. All our customised military grade patches are made tough and stay bright and colourfull even in the most demanding conditions.
Zen Promotional have many years of experience in the manufacturer of embroidered patches and badges for the military and defence departments and are more than happy to assist you through the process of designing your perfect badge. With a minimum order quantity of just 25 pieces and a all inclusive pricing structure , you'll find ordering patches from us to be an pleasant easy process.
Simply call us on (03) 5002 0442 or (02) 9011 7057 (Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm AEST) or submit your enquiry via or Instant Quote Form for a on the spot indicative price. (Prices shown live on the website)
No matter what type of artwork you have you have, we will review and assess your artwork for free and advise you on what steps need to be taken to turn it into an embroidered patch. Preparing your artwork and choosing the correct options for your patch are an important step and will make all the difference to the outcome of your finished badges. By allowing us to assess and revise your artwork, we're able to prepare your graphics for digitising to achieve the highest result possible.
When designing your badge we are able to offer you a full range of options to complement the look, design and function of your badge. These options include polyester, rayon or metallic threads, merrowed and laser cut borders and iron-on, plastic and Velcro backings.
We take quality control very seriously. We have a documented QC process to make sure that no mistakes are made in the manufacturer of your patches.
We offer a 100% replacement guarantee on all of our embroidered badges. If your badges are faulty, or there is a mistake in the patch design or if your patches are not exactly what you ordered then we will happily remake and replace your order for free. **Replacement guarantee subject to manufacturing tolerances Free Samples
If you would like to check out the quality of our workmanship before making a purchase then why not contact us to request some free samples. Simply call us on (03) 5002 0442 or (02) 9011 7057 to order yours today.
Are embroidered badges right for me? This mainly depends on your design and intended application. If you want the nice look of embroidery and you are willing to compromise on artwork modifications if required, then embroidered badges are most likely for you. If you have very detailed and complex artwork that cannot be easily modified without taking away major elements or the look of your design then woven or printed patches may be a better option.
Limitation of Embroidered Badges In relation to your artwork or design embroidered badges do have limitations. Just like printing, embroidery has a limit to its resolution, (the number of stitches that can be laid down in 1 inch and how small we can make a stitch). We are also restrained when it comes to dealing with gradients, and they must be dealt with in a different way to a printed gradient.
Badge Resolution When making a badge we are limited around 75tpi (threads per/inch). However different thread patterns will be used in different situations to make the patch look as close as possible to the original artwork provided. So the main thing to remember is that when you get your badges made up, don't expect a high resolution finish like a woven or printed patch and don't expect everything to have high resolution edges because they won't. Due to the needles moving around when they are moving up and down and punching through the backing they will never strike the exact same position, so every patch will have slight differences. No two patches will be exactly the same. We are also limited to how narrow we can make a line. this is limited to about 0.75mm. Any narrower than this and we need to use a straight stitch.
Patch Gradients When it comes to gradient (one colour blending into another) depending on where the gradient is being used, we tend to either choose to replace it with a solid colour or use 2 - 3 thread colours to try to replicate the gradient. How noticeable a change in thread colour will be will depend on how wide apart the colours are from each other. As an example shading from black to white will be very noticeable but transitioning from yellow to a slightly darker yellow will turn out much better.
Patch Materials When it comes to manufacturing a quality made badge, the type of materials you use will play a large part in not only the overall look and feel of the patch but also the longevity, washability and its ability to stand up to it's environment. Zen Promotional only use the best quality threads, twills, felts & iron-on heats seals and Velcro. Our polyester threads are strong and will hold their colour for the life of your uniform. Polyester thread is our preferred thread of use as it will stand up to tougher treatment than Rayon. Our patches are designed to stand up to commercial washing and have excellent UV resistance. Our iron-on heat seal is an imported product from the USA which has excellent adhesion compared to other cheaper heat seals. Other backings include Velcro and peel and stick self-adhesive backings.
Badge Applications Embroidered and felt badges can be used for many applications. Their main use is for branding of clothing, such as emergency services, commercial and military uniforms, hats, work wear, sportswear and branded clothing. However they can also be used for branding luggage, bags or other items where a high quality logo or brand is required. It is also possible to make items such as embroidered key rings.
Ordering Process Ordering your embroidered patches a easy process. Simply call us on (03) 5002 0442 or (02) 9011 7057 (Mon - Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm AEST), Visit our contact us page or complete our instant quote for on the spot indicative pricing. It is also helpful if you can email us a copy of your artwork or design so we can give you a more accurate quote. We usually respond to 90% of enquiries within 1 hour or less during business hours.