Choosing the right company to make your emergency services uniform badges is as important as your uniform supplier. If you like dealing with friendly, reliable, Australian staff to please give us a call and give us the opportunity to assist you with your emergence services uniform patches.
Whether you require custom made fire brigade badges, paramedic badges or even name badges and gear bag patches for identification of emergency gear and medical kits, we can make it all. From full colour printed badges for fine artwork to Velcro name and rank badges to woven laser cut patches and Maltese cross badges, we can supply it all.

The team at Zen Promotional have many years of combined experience in the manufacturer of embroidered patches and are more than happy to guide and assist you through the process of designing your perfect patch. With a minimum order quantity of just 25 pieces and an 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)

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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 design, no matter what type of artwork you have.

The quality of your finished patches largely depends on the care you put into preparing your artwork and choosing the correct options for your patch. By allowing us to assess and revise your artwork, we can help you create the best possible design for your patches.


We offer a wide range of options to choose from when designing your embroidered patch, including different types of threads (polyester, rayon or metallic), borders (merrowed or laser cut), and backings (iron-on, plastic, Velcro or self-adhesive). This way, you can create a patch that looks and works exactly the way you want it to.

We take quality control very seriously. We have a multi-step QC process to make sure that no mistakes are made in the manufacture of your patches.

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We offer a 100% replacement guarantee on all of our embroidered patches. If your patches 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

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.

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Are embroidered patches 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 patches are most likely for you. However, 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 printed patches may be your only option.

Limitation of Embroidered Patches

In relation to your artwork or design embroidered patches 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.

Patch Resolution

When making a patch we are limited around 85tpi (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 patches made up, don’t expect a high resolution finish like a 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

The materials you use when manufacturing high quality products play a large role in not only the overall look and feel of the product, but also its longevity and ability to withstand a variety of uses. Zen Promotional only uses the best thread, twill, felts and iron-on backing. Our threads are made strong and will hold their colour for the life of your uniform. Polyester thread is our preferred thread because it withstands commercial washing and has 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.

Patch Applications

There are many uses for embroidered and felt patches, the most common being for branding clothing such as uniforms for emergency services, the military, hats, work wear, and sportswear, as well as for branded clothing lines. 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 embroidered key rings and other items.

Ordering Process

Ordering your embroidered patches an easy process. Simply call us on (03) 5002 0442 or (02) 9011 7057 (Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm AEST), or visit our main website tosee more examples and indicative prices here. Alternately you can save time by completing our Instant Quote Form. If any of these methods are unsuitable please email us and let us let us know your phone number, the size of the patch you would like, the number of pieces you require and the backing you would like, such as sew on, iron-on heat seal, Velcro or self-adhesive. 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. If you are after printed patches then these can be ordered directly online by visiting

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