Do you want to create special US Army Unit Patches or Operator Hat Patches for your unit?

Patches are always a great way to identify, represent or decorate anything; names, units, departments, teams, tactical units, just about any unit in the military can go with their own US Army Unit Patches. US Army unit patches are used to decorate military officers’ uniforms, displaying their units. So if your team or unit needs to create their own emblem or patch to identify your members. You have our attention! Our US Army Unit Patches as well as our Operator Hat Patches for your operators are definitely what you need. With the US Army unit patches, you get to personalize how you want the patches to look thereby making your unit stand out and clearly identified and distinct from other units who rely on the basic identification methods or patches supplied by the government. We also have Funny Tactical Patches filled with jokes and humor to spice up your uniforms when casual.

Houston Embroidery Service, is a leading custom made patches manufacturer and supplier in Texas. We offer US Army Unit Patches with any type of backing specified as well as other patch types at awesome and affordable rates with numerous backing option types. Our operator hat patches and Funny Tactical Patches come in different methods like embroidery, printing, woven, leather, and PVC. Below are our services at a glance;

·        Special Discount to SAGE, ASI and PPAI members

·        Low Prices with Quick Turnaround time.

·        3-day Super RUSH Delivery

·        Free Shipping Worldwide on all orders.

·        5-day RUSH Delivery.

·        Velcro Backing and other backing types

·        US Army Unit Patches

·        Operator Hat Patches

·        Funny Tactical Patches

·        Custom made patches

Tell me more about your Funny Tactical Patches

Military tactics comprehensively includes the art of organizing and employing fighting forces on or near the battlefield. They also involve applying the four battlefield functions which relates closely to each other – firepower, mobility, security, and shock action.  Our Funny Tactical patches therefore involves expressing these tactics in a lighter mode with a little bit of humor added to it. They can be worn by military personnel or any friend of the military.

The Funny Tactical patches are done using the same piece of fabric that can blend in with most military uniform. They can be embroidered or printed depending on what your choices are. And also has the option of any type of backing which will be determined by the buyer.


How do you make the US Army Unit Patches?

We make most of our US Army Unit Patches using the embroidery method which involves using a computerized embroidery machine, an embroidery thread, and a piece of cloth.  However, they can by any type of patch with any type backing option. After you’ve requested for your US Army Unit Patches, we design and upload it to this machine which puts out the design on a piece of cloth.


How do you attach the Funny Tactical Patches on clothing?

Most times, we use the Sew On method for army patches however, just like Operator hat patches and the US Army Unit patches, Funny Tactical Patches can be attached using any backing option. The four common ways we use to attach these patches on clothing are; the Velcro Backing, Iron-On Backing or Heat Seal Backing, Sew on Backing, Peel and Stick Backing. Visit this page to learn more about these backing options.


What is the cost of purchasing your Funny Tactical Patches?

We calculate our prices based on the number of stitches made which makes it more affordable for you. We do not have minimum to orders thereby giving you the flexibility to order any number affordable for you.  So I can assure you it won’t cost you much to have us make your Funny Tactical Patches. Please note that this same pricing method is also used on the operator hat patches and US Army unit patches.


How quickly can I get my Operator Hat Patches once I place an order?

In a bid to make our customers happy, we give them a fast paced service. Your order for Operator Hat Patches shouldn’t take long to get to you. We use DHL for our delivery which means you should have your operator hat patches delivered to you within 3 – 4 days from the time of dispatch if you are in the US. However, if you are ordering for a customized Operator Hat Patches, then we might take a few times corresponding with you to get the patch design produced exactly the way you want it. Once we get your approval, we’ll commence production and dispatch immediately to get to you in 3 - 4 days from time of dispatch. There are also options for 3-days or 5-days RUSH service for this. Please note that this also applies to both the US army unit patches and the Funny Tactical Patches.


Who are your major buyers of your Operator hat patches?

The Operator hat patches and US Army Unit patches are mostly purchased by Government approved uniform suppliers who use them on the uniforms they supply to the military.  They are also bought by military units and military officials also purchase directly from us especially when they need it customized. Our funny tactical patches are bought by individuals as well as military personnel who want to add a bit humor to their highly demanding job.


6 Steps for ordering our patches

Below are six easy steps to process an order for patches with us:

Step 1.                 Send us a copy of your logo artwork mentioning the required size and quantity, the backing option to be used (Velcro or Iron on), and any other detail to get a price quote.

Step 2.                 We digitize/design your logo artwork after which we send it back to you as proof in virtual form with a price quote.

Step 3.                You approve the design and advance to making full payment.

Step 4.                We produce a final sample and send you an approval form to fill with a photo of the pre-production sample.

Step 5.                Your form/approval is sent back to us.

Step 6.                We proceed to production and dispatch of the order in the given time using DHL which takes 3-4 days to deliver in the US.


Quality Assurance Department

Our Quality Assurance staffs are experienced personnel. They are experienced embroiderers with extensive experience in the custom embroidery industry.

They conduct checks on design details, outlines, fill areas, and the back side of the operator hat patches as well as other patches to ensure bobbin thread settings.


These are the NINE (9) steps followed by our Quality Control officers:

1.   They confirm the size of the finished patches by taking measurements with a ruler.

2.   They confirm all THE text/letters in a logo matching it with its original logo artwork.

3.   They check for puckering issues, using thread trimming and fabric stabilizer.

4.   They confirm that the backing (Velcro/Iron on) option is correctly applied with reference to the instructions.

5.   They confirm that the border type (Hot-Cut/Merrow), and color is correct with the instructions.

6.   They confirm the number of finished patches carefully with the additional 3-5%.

7.   They perform checks for 100% quality of the patches making sure none has any defect.

8.   They confirm the packaging is nice and clean with small packets using the bobbin thread. Note that our packaging does not involve rubber bands since it can easily melt thereby destroying some of the packaged patches.

9.   All steps above are repeated twice for every other marking the steps with a printed checklist.


Free Pantone* Color Matching

Pantone matching is important since colors on a screen always differ from those on the PMS* color book, therefore matching PMS book colors with on-screen colors is impossible. The only alternative is to make the 100% match using a physical PMS color book. Note that Using a PDF PMS color book is not perfect for this as you’ll be accepting slight color differences.

In order to help our customers get the exact thread or fabric colors they need for their project, we do color matching for them free of charge. In matching the exact PMS color for the background fabric, we use dye sublimation method and we always try to match these colors as close as possible keeping in mind that Pantone has over 3,000 colors. With Madeira, the biggest embroidery thread brand producing just around 500 thread colors, we use one thread color for six Pantone colors. Visit this page for more info on Madeira.

*Pantone Matching System also called PMS is the only global brand


Stitch-count Based Prices

Most of our competitors base their prices on higher stitch count which is very unfair for you. In an effort to solve this problem, we employ the use of “pay as you go” pricing calculator which involves stitch-count based pricing method. Note that the number of stitches varies logo to logo; for example, a 3” round logo with 100% covered with stitches may have 15,000 to 25,000 stitches.

Make a patch with us today to avoid being charged unfairly.


An American Company with Overseas Manufacturing

We are a registered LLC company in the state of Texas. You can pay us via our domestic bank accounts as well as traditional bank checks or modern eChecks.

Being a US Company, we receive bank checks and this is a way you can confirm our origin since only US companies accept bank checks. We also receive payments from credit cards especially the local credit card – American Express which is not acceptable outside the US.

Therefore doing a business with us today means supporting the local economy.


Guaranteed Satisfaction!

In order to make sure you are satisfied with our work, we redo the whole/partial order for you if we fail to produce the same quality with the version approved by you via the physical approval form attached with a statement of the PMS/Madeira color codes to be used and a photo of the pre-production sample.

We also offer our store credit or a full/partial refund. This is our first priority to satisfy each and every customer. Fortunately, we’ve not had any unhappy customer yet in one decade of doing this business!


Custom Patches No Minimum

100% true!

If you need just one custom embroidered patch for your personal use, we’ve got you covered as we also take orders for Custom Patches No Minimum!

At Houston Embroidery, we have our own embroidery machines to enable us offer our customers this flexibility of custom patches no minimum. This simply means that you can order for one, five or ten patches and we’ll produce it.


All Threads and Material Are Available Here!

Thread Options: Glow-in-the-Dark, Smooth Metallic, Twisted Metallic, Neon/Polyester with high shine, Fire resistant, and others.

Other Options: Reflective material, Fire resistant fabric, Real Leather, Felt,

Rhinestones and other decorative options.

Please what you need exactly and we will do our best to create them for you!


Free Design Setup

Converting an art file (a logo image) to an embroidery file called embroidery digitizing. We digitize a customer’s logo for embroidered patches free of charge! However, actual value for this service is around $30 for the small logos and $150 for jacket back logos.

Yes, it is absolutely true! No jokes!

Place your order right away to experience our wonderful services.


Free Artwork Modification

Not all logos are good “embroidery-friendly”; some have too many tiny details, outlines, letters, and gradient effects. For these types of logos, we simply use artworks to make them “embroidery-friendly”.


Express Shipping by DHL

To ensure safe and fast delivery, we always use DHL or FedEx unlike our competitors to deliver custom patches to our customers in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Germany, France, and other countries. We do this without charges for the express shipping. DHL/FedEx delivers in 3-4 days in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and the countries located in Western Europe. The delivery time is around a week for Eastern Europe, South Korea, and other countries.

Please note that we are not responsible for import duties or taxes that might be imposed by your customs department or official clearing agencies.


Price Quotes with Real Samples Photos*

For each price quote, we digitize all logos and then make real samples them. We do this free of charge for making a real embroidered patch sample / printed patch sample.

*We will need a proof of your business name and address to verify your business. To do this, provide one of these following documents;

 Business registration certificate,

A utility bill displaying your business name and address,

A credit card bill displaying your business name and address,

A letter from the IRS displaying your business name and address,

Or any official document displays your business name and address.