Fusible Graphics is made of a flock material. The base material is then printing with a sublimation dye process. We add Bemis glue to the back of the material and contour cut our patches to the customer’s specification. You can view our final product here. http://www.customirononpatches.com/gallery.html All these patches are adhered to a black polyester material very common in backpacks and duffle bags.
Flock is a very common material. You find flock in all kinds of products we use on a daily basis. One of the most common is a ring box. If you’ve ever felt the soft, plush feel of a ring box you will have a good idea of the way our patches feel. Imagine having this soft fiber technology on your shirts, hats, bags, etc. It offers a rich, textured look and with exact detail and razor sharp edges. This makes the logos pop like never before and allows for extremely details artwork.
As you can invasion, embroidery and screen printing can not hold this detail. Yet those two processes are the most common in the industry for product embellishment. Why? First off, screen printing is very cheap, yet reliable. Most people don’t need or want a high end look for their thirst so screen printing is a perfect solution for these types of requirements. On the other hand embroidery offer a classy, high end look. We all can agree embroidery can be very beautiful and spending the money for such a quality embellishment makes sense. So these two embellishment techniques do fit the majority of embellishment projects.
However, Fusible Graphics fits both spectrums. We offer the elegance and grace of embroidery, but at a price of screen printing. Plus we can do a lot of detail than either of those two processes. There are many projects where embroidery simply will not work because the detail is so small the thread can not express the tiny details of the artwork.
Lastly, lead time is another major factor. Many embroidery projects take several weeks to finalize. This is mostly due to the overwhelming demands on the embroidery industry. There is so much embroidery done on a daily basis, companies simply have a difficult time keeping up with demand. This is another area where Fusible Graphics really plays a big role. We are able to ship patches within three business days from proof approval. We can even RUSH jobs if necessary. Point being, you get your patches within a few days vs, weeks with embroidery projects. This isn’t so much an issue for small quantity orders, but what if you have a project with 5000 pieces due next week? We can certainly meets these requirements much quicker than embroidery.
It’s that time a year again, van vandals football. The girls are playing volleyball and basketball season is right around the corner. I know many of you are looking for spirit gear to wear to the games. Have you thought about making custom patches that you can iron onto your hats, shirts, and jeans?
With fusible graphics you can save a ton of money by getting a blank T-shirt at Walmart and ordering custom patches to iron on. We have a ton of different van vandals designs on file or you can send a custom file you want printed. We ship within three business days and the price of ground shipping is included.
Our technology is absolutely perfect for little league teams, select ball, band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc. we do custom numbers for jerseys and we do full names on the back of jerseys as well. The difference between us and the competition typically is you get much more color per letter for the same price. Meaning you can have three color letters and numbers where there is a beautiful bordering a fact for the same price you would get from a local screen printer for single color. You can make your Van vandals soccer, basketball, and Little League teams look like the professionals. Our jerseys are made with a new technology that allows for a lower-cost yet brilliant color giving your team a professional look.
Maybe you already have a van vandals shirt and you just want to spruce it up with something special why putting your name on the back of the jersey. We offer very affordable prices and a very customized look. You can actually have separation of colors, three colors per letter, imagery within the letter, and patterns. Do you like the appliqué look? We offer a wide variety of appliquéd looks as well.
Show your van vandals spirit by ordering custom patches today. They’re great for Christmas presents and stocking stuffers.
Iron on transfers are typically thought of as a dye or ink transferring into a garment via a heat press. Our company offers a slightly different version. Our transfers should be thought of as patches that are transferred onto the garment. There’s a distinct advantage to applying our fusible graphics transfers to material versus attempting to transfer inks into the garment.
With most iron on transfers you have to apply it to a white or very light colored shirt. With our technology we can transfer extremely high color content and very high detailed graphics into a dark substrate. This allows you to imprint anything you wish on a black T-shirt or a black hat and for tickly we do a lot of business with duffel bags where most materials are black.
With a typical iron on transfer if you attempted to apply that to a dark substrate, you would find the colors will see through the die. This would basically eliminate any opportunity to have the colors come out the way you were thinking. For many years the industry is been looking for the opportunity to find a iron on transfer that works for darks. Until now there really has been no option for dark T-shirts, hats, etc.
Screenprinting has been the preferred method for printing on dark materials. This is perfectly fine for a T-shirt but what about a hat? What about a bag? For higher end products and materials the industry has relied upon embroidery. This can be a very costly option and if the hoop can’t fit into the printing area, like a bag, you are in real trouble. There are iron on transfers designed for dark substrates but the material is made of petroleum based materials and looks very plastic like. If you’ve ever seen a transfer like this you know exactly what I’m referring too. It doesn’t match the material very well and definitely doesn’t look good on high end bags or hats.
In fact this is how we came up with the Fusible Graphics technology. Years ago we worked with specialized bags in the promotional industry where cost was a major consideration. The bags all had requirements for multiple logos. Each logo had multiple colors. You can imagine how difficult and expense that could be. Our company was doing quite well and we were printing thousands of bags daily, but I never REALLY liked the look of those transfers. However, there simply wasn’t another option.
We had a customer challenge us. They mentioned a huge chunk of business could come our way if we could find a fabric based transfer. Well, there wasn’t anything on the market at the time that fit that description so we went to work finding raw materials and working with fabrics to come up with this unique fiber based transfer. That’s where Fusible Graphics came in to existence and it was an immediate success. In fact we no longer use the other transfer supplies to print anything. We completely move that portion of the business to this news technology.
Glad we did. Today you can see for yourself the quality of our work. On the main website is our gallery section. I highly recommend you take a look at the jobs we have posted. We’ve also listed many unique jobs on this blog. If you take a minute to look through our blog history, you’ll find many gems where our technology is a perfect fit.
We look forward to your next project.
Makers of Fusible Graphics™1298 Main St, Unit A-4233
Windsor, CO 80550
800-603-0725 Toll Free
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I recently read a blog about fixing the curling of your shirt collar. It was an impressive article and in fact I think a product that works very well. The product is made by Bondex and the article I read was written by Whitson Gordon.
The product affixes itself on the backside of the collar and essentially prevents the collar from curling. There are some good pictures and demonstrations of the product which impressed me for sure. However, it made me think about our product and all the customers who have ordered custom collared shirt emblems and how our product prevents this as well. I have personally used custom collared shirt logos and emblems myself for several years. It’s amazing how well the logos maintains a nice evening curve that mimics a brand-new shirt even after many washes.
Even though the product that Witson demonstrates is an amazing product it doesn’t offer the ability to put the logo on the shirt. In fact it’s designed to hide behind the collar to prevent you actually seeing it. Obviously this is an excellent product for that application. Some people prefer not to have an embellishment on the collar thus this product is absolutely perfect.
However, we’re in the business of embellishing custom collared shirts. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have your favorite team embellished on your shirt collar? What about your son or daughters local sports team? Of course we can’t forget your company logo on your shirt collar.
I was also reviewing the pricing that was offered by Bondex. For similar pricing we offer and embellished version of their product. If you are promotional company and you’re looking to provide logos for your clients, this is a perfect option especially at such an incredible price. We all love to receive great value for our money, I can’t think of a better way to spend your advertising dollar than a custom collared shirt.
Below you can see a picture of a recent shirt that we embellished. This shirt is at least two years old and has been through a minimum of 30 washes. You can see in the logo the incredible detail and color. This patch is roughly 1.25″ inches tall and three-quarter inches wide. Furthermore you can see the custom cut around the logo. Our company offers a variety of shapes and sizes for your logo or we can cut exact to your artwork.
We look forward to working on your next custom collared shirt project.
Today I want to talk little bit about the size of our patches. We’ve noticed that many people are calling us regarding really large sizes for iron on patches. What we consider as very large would be anything covering the fullback or full front of your shirt or coat. The sizes are very very large and you can imagine if you’re trying to embroider something of that size the stitch count is in the tens of thousands.
With that being said you’re looking at an extremely high price. Once again that’s where we really shine. We can provide extremely large sizes like this at typically half the cost of embroidery or other embellishment techniques.
In fact what made me think of this topic today as we are taking an order right now from one of our embroidery customers. The size of the patch is 12 inches wide by 12 inches tall. Our cost on the patch to the embroiderer is $24.95 each with a quantity of only 30 pieces. The embroiderer will now take that patch and essentially do a small stitching around the patch and some of the text internally they will do some satin stitching.
By using our Fusible Graphics technology the embroiderer can now use large iron on patches as an applique’ material. This is an extreme cost savings to the embroiderer however it also offers a higher quality product. We are able to imprint to perfection with great detail and color.
There is a great frustration in the industry for large iron on patches. The main reason for this is the time it takes to produce. Our technology allows us to produce very quickly and with minimal cost of materials and inks. Yet we are able to provide photo quality imagery at half the cost of other technologies.
Let’s talk a little bit about how you put large iron on patches onto the garment. We highly recommend using a heat transfer machine for such large patches. Is it possible to use an iron? Yes it is, but it would take a very long time to get the product to it here properly. Furthermore, you’re looking at having to apply even pressure and time over the whole area. It just makes more sense to use a heat transfer machine rather than an iron for large iron on patches.
Our limitation on the size of patch is all based upon the heat press area it takes for us to embellished the fabric. What I’m referring to here is we use heat to transfer the inks into our material. We are currently limited to a 40″ x 60″ press area. However, you can see that a 40 x 60″ press area covers many different materials. There would be absolutely no problem with doing the back of her shirt, jacket, bags etc.
We look forward to your next opportunity for large or oversized patches.
Customers call us daily about our iron on patches. I found overtime our customers ask the same questions over and over again. They want to know first off are our patches going to last. I believe that question the really referring to the washability of the logo. They want to know will this thing hold up through the wash and not fall off the garment. We guaranteed the logo will outlast the garment in which it’s applied. I’ve asked all of our employees including myself to wear our patches on our clothes on a daily basis. We have found through years of experience our patches never come off garments whatsoever. Thus we offer a lifetime guarantee of the patch for your garments. Not only would remain on the garment for life but we also guaranteed the color. The garment which is applied to fade out long before the patch that’s being placed on the garment. That’s a guarantee as well.
Another question we get about iron on patches on a daily basis is how to apply the iron on patch to their product. We do offer those instructions on our website. However it’s very simple to apply the patch to the garment or bag. You can use a heat transfer machine or you can use an iron to place the patch on the product. Where then iron it typically takes about one minute for the application where using a heat press typically takes about 15 seconds. If you’re ordering a small quantity of badges and are bringing them home for your kids or family or friends than using an iron is the way to go. If however you are a customer that wants to place a high-volume order for your project I highly suggest that you use a heat transfer machine just to save time. Furthermore I heat transfer machine will guarantee the appropriate pressure that is needed for the glutes adhere to the product. That doesn’t mean and an iron does not work well and will give you long-term stability for the patch. It just means that the time required to apply the glue from the for the patch and the garment is longer. Arnon patches are made with a heat transferring glue that requires a certain temperature that both a heat transfer machine and a simple iron can’t reach. However the longer you wait with the heat applied the more that Google liquefy. Bus requiring less pressure which is why an iron is applicable. Basically comes down to this if you use and I homemade iron it just simply takes a little bit longer to apply your custom iron on patch.
Another question we get from customers daily is leadtime. How quickly can I get my patches. That’s where our company really shines. From proof approval we ship within three business days. For $50 you can also have your order rushed which means you can typically get it out the door within 24 hours from proof approval. Standard leadtimes for other companies is typically two weeks. In fact I would say 60% of our orders have a requirement of less than one week to get to the customer. Which of times in our production time we typically shine over the competition in this area.
Since our technology is a little new to the industry we get a lot of questions about how does the patch look. We have a gallery section on the website you can review. These pictures can be blown up so you can see the detail by simply clicking on each image. However, if you would like we can also send random samples so that you can review in person. We highly recommend particularly if you’re ordering more than 50 patches to get a couple of samples in review it so that you know exactly what you’re getting previous to the order. We also provide a customized service where you can get a few pieces made of your logo so you can see what the colors and the design of your logo will align with our fusible graphics technology. Four $25 this includes the shipping fee of five custom samples that will be prepared for you and everything will be shipped within three business days. For higher volume orders this is a great way to ensure you’re getting what you want previous two placing an order.
On patches are a great way to spruce up your polo shirt your hat your bags and all kinds of other promotional items. In fact right now we are getting a lot of orders for many patches, which are 1″ x 1″ in size. These many patches are being placed on the collar of Poulos on the sleeve of your shirt on the bill of your hats and many other locations that are too small for other technologies.
Imagine placing a custom iron on patch on the call of your shirt for your local high school team, or your college team, NFL teams, you can see how you can dress up your shirt with a subtle many iron on patch. For those of you who are business owners and want to spruce up your shirts what a better way than to use a custom mini patch for the color of your shirt. It’s subtle but elegant.
We look forward to your next project.
How did fusible graphics originate? Our company is been in the heat transfer and iron on patch business for over 10 years. We originally created a bag called the covert cooler. This bag was utilizing the golf industry and we serviced thousands of golf tournaments throughout the United States. Most golf tournaments have multiple sponsors. All of the sponsors want their logo on the product at the golf tournament.
This is when we started to look at iron on patches as a means to cost-effectively embellish product. However, one of the problems we found was iron-on patches at that time looked very cheap. Our customers would ask us if we could find a way to make a patch that gives a soft field to the touch, brilliant color, and a sophisticated high-end look. It took us several years but we finally developed the fusible graphics technology. The rest is history.
The real beauty of our custom iron on patches is the texture, feel, and color. It’s a fabric patch. The texture is very similar to a velvet painting. If your member back in the 1970s velvet paintings were very popular. Our technology feels to the touch very much like a velvet painting would feel line. This offers a fabric to fabric option. Most iron on patches today are not made of the fabric material. They are made of a petroleum-based plastic which makes the the patch look very unnatural to a fabric garment. As we all know in embroidery you are literally utilizing a thread to make the logo. Thus embroidery fits very well with garments because you’re using fabric to fabric. That’s exactly what you’re doing with fusible graphics. Instead of using bread we utilize tiny fibers. We literally make thousands of tiny fibers and place them into a fabric that is then later died with the image of your design. We can literally take photographs and diet into the material. The nice part of dying the fabric is it’s a permanent imprint. It allows you to do all kinds of gradients and photo-quality imprints. We have never seen a design that we couldn’t perform to perfection.
Our company was making fabric patches for this covert cooler. One of the biggest challenge we had was making multiple logos on the back. Imagine having to literally put Jan or 15 logos on the one product. We would be faced with so many different colors and and and a lot of different shapes. This was a big challenge for us back then and the only iron on product available at the time was this petroleum-based heat transfer. However, we really look favorably at that time. In our company because it forced us to move toward a fabric-based transfer. That’s the fusible graphics technology was born.
Today we shipped literally thousands of images out Vermont. Are fusible graphics technology is utilized in all kinds of industries like promotional aSI industry. Embroidery shops, OEMs, and end users. We look forward to you next project as well.
Makers of Fusible Graphics™1298 Main St, Unit A-4233 Windsor, CO 80550800-603-0725 Toll Free
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I think we all had custom iron on patches for our pants when we were kids. I know I was pretty rough on the knees of my jeans. Of course I was a 1970s kid so the patches that were made back then we’re just square and pretty ugly. In fact if you had patches on the knees of your jeans you’re pretty much made fun of it school. It’s a whole different story today. With companies like ours you can make custom iron on patches that are cute and fun. Patches that offer a variety of characters and logos. You can be creative and have fun making iron on patches for your jeans. Imagine the NCAA, NFL, major-league baseball, basketball it goes on and on all the different logos that can be put on your jeans. You got Walt Disney characters all kinds of cartoon characters, and don’t forget the gaming industry there’s a lot of characters inside of games that kids would love to have on their genes.
One I spruce him up with a custom team logo. How cute will that be to have a custom pair of shorts. A lot of people paid good money for custom designs. Whether it’s bikinis, jeans, shirts, hats people pay big money for customization. However, there’s no need to pay more than you have to for customization. With fusible graphics technology you can buy custom iron on patches and make your own designs. Being an alumni from Texas A&M University I have a lot of passion for my school. You can definitely see my passion through what I wear on a daily basis. Texas A&M is typically on all my clothes. However, over time what I’ve noticed is the more subtle the logo is, the better. I get more compliments on my shirts hats jeans pants when the logo is tiny. I think the subtlety of it catches people’s eye.
I give you an example I recently embellished one of my polo shirts on the car. I just put a little Texas A&M logo on one car and on the other side I put the number 12. Of course the number 12 at Texas A&M is a big deal, being that we are home of the 12 man. But I digress, the point being is the subtlety of the logo on the collar call peoples attention. Those areas are typically labeled with the original manufacturers logo. that’s the beauty of our company get to do fun creative things that you’ve never ever thought about up to this point. Most people are limited to embroidery or screenprinting. We’ve all become trained that the middle of the hats on the front is the main logo area. Why? Why not do logos on the side or on the bill the hat. On your shirt you can do the collar. On the sleeve of your shirt you can embellish a nice creative logo that normally you can’t do. My favorite I think a lot of guys out there would agree with name is a cute pair shorts on your significant other your girlfriend or your wife. But really doesn’t make a heck of a statement when they’re wearing your school logo? I love it.
It certainly makes our shorts just a little bit better. Another nice thing about customizing on patches is you can get 50 patches very inexpensively. Think about Christmas for just a second or birthdays or any real holiday. What an absolute perfect gift because you can give the patches away to your friends and family so that they can spruce up their clothes and their promotional items. Most of us go out there were looking for something that’s unique and different for our significant others. But what can we fine? We typically go to the retail store and look for something special bits that mean something to them. Why not make some custom patches and when you see that next beautiful shirt did you think is perfect for your significant other you bring it home and you put on that special patch that makes it personalize for them. As I do often when I blog I typically get off the subject that I was originally talking about. What caught my eye in talking about patches for jeans was I recently ripped a pair of my $200 jeans. As an adult typically when we rip our genes a particularly in the area of the knee we typically throw away those jeans. Yet I made a very cute Texas A&M patch that went over the jeans and it was perfect. It had the state of Texas behind it with the Texas A&M logo it was absolutely perfect. Valdells all worn-out jeans I get a lot of compliments form. I know a lot of us don’t like to go to the resale shops and search for a pair of jeans. I mean after all somebody else’s Wuornos pair jeans right? However you can find some unbelievable deals on a pair jeans at these resell shops. With our customer unpatched you can take those 10 $15 pair jeans and spruce them up. There’s just so much you can do with custom iron on patches for jeans. Think about it, have fun with it, give us a call today for your next order.
It’s not too often I actually right about somebody else’s blog when it comes to iron on patches. However I think everyone should see this, I’m highly impressed.
I’ve been in the iron on business for probably 10 years now and I’ve never seen anything like this. I’m highly impressed and I’m wondering if there is long-term wash ability with it but in reality who cares. As long as its something people are enjoying and like to wear, who cares how long it lasts.Oh, and it’s pretty much free to do. All you have to do is take the time to find the appropriate materials. But I never knew you could actually heat transfer plastics to shirts.
Anyway I had to just give a heads up to this very creative person. I read her blog last night and just felt like I needed to at least do some sort of article on our blog to show my appreciation for those out there who are being creative and inventive with custom iron on patches.
Who knows maybe someday we will actually incorporate these techniques into our processes. thanks again for the time and Efrid took to write the blog I really enjoyed it last night good luck and I will talk to you soon.
One of the questions I get every single day from customers is will the patch stay on. I’m assuming over years of time people have experienced bad things with using an iron for patches. I suspect this comes from a couple of things.
I think most iron on products of the past have been too thick for the heat to get through and properly seal. I’m particularly thinking of embroidered patches with something like this. It’s just too thick to really get the heat to come from the top all the way through the stitching, through the padding to the glue and give the proper temperature to do the curing. That’s where Fusible Graphics is absolutely perfect because material is porous. The heat literally goes right through the patch with absolutely no problem. I believe this is one reason why fusible graphics patches are here so much better than other technologies in regards to the “Ironing” side of things.
I believe another reason people want to use fusible graphics iron on patches over other technologies is the look. They just simply look better. Many iron on products out there are cheap looking. I hate to use the word cheap but I really just don’t know any other way to describe many of the iron on options are available on the market. I think we can all agree that when you think iron on, you think inexpensive or cheap. That’s one thing we are really changing in the industry. Fusible Graphics are not a cheap inexpensive looking product. It’s actually a very high-class, high quality packed product.
I guess I got off track a little, but when it comes down to ironing on patches I always get this question, “Will it last?” How long does it last in the washing. I doubt very seriously people asked that question of embroidery. This tells me that in the past many iron on type products have not lasted or held up to their quality standards
I can assure you with Fusible Graphics our product will outlast the garment in which it’s applied. That’s a big guarantee. We’re telling you that there’s absolutely no way our product is coming off throughout the life of the product.
Furthermore, it’s will hold it’s color for the life of the product. That’s a big point to make because as you know even cotton shirts the dye fades over time. We guarantee the color to last for the life of the product. I doubt there are other products out there with exception to embroidery that we give you such high standards of color.
I’m really proud of our Fusible Graphics iron on patches because it really does solve a lot of the perceptions people having their minds about iron on products. We truly provide the highest quality iron on products in the market and I’m proud to say that our company is the leader in the iron on custom patch business.
Makers of Fusible Graphics™1298 Main St, Unit A-4233
Windsor, CO 80550
800-603-0725 Toll Free
Iron on Patches
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