Custom Police Patches

Custom police patches - Uniforms and police officers are synonymous, the fine details that make up an officer’s uniform say a lot about the officer. Starting from the police badge patch, the reflective police patch to all the custom police patches are important as these are one of the first things seen by the public.  We are aware that officers undergo rigorous inspection to ensure that their uniforms are presentable so they can wear it proudly without settling for less. This is why we are here to give you best quality custom police patches, police badge patch and reflective police patch specially made for you. We can also duplicate an existing police badge patch or reflective police patch to make them look better with finer details.




If you are not a police officer but wish to show your support for this honorable men and women, we can also design custom police patches for you to show how much you care and appreciate their bravery and sacrifice.

We are Houston Embroidery Service, your one-stop service provider of custom police patches, police badge patch, reflective police patch, and other types of patches.  With our patch service, we also offer you the opportunity to customize exactly what you want irrespective of the quantity needed. We are a leading custom made patches manufacturer and supplier in Texas. We offer different patch types at great and affordable prices. 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.

·        Custom Police patches

·        Police badge patch

·        Reflective police patch

Please note that you can also order for any of these custom police patches in bulk for your team or unit and we’ll have them made for you.



How are these Custom Police Patches made?

Custom police patches or police badge patch are made using computerized embroidery machines using embroidery thread on any piece of cloth. This procedure requires the police badge patch designed first using a computer program which creates a digital embroidery file. The file is sent to the embroidery machine using a USB or data cable after which the machine reads the file and makes the police badge patch on the fabric. This same process applies with the reflective police patch.


What kind of thread do you use in making the Police badge patch

There are many types of threads in the market but Madeira embroidery thread is the most popular, the finest, and the most expensive thread on this earth. However, for the sake of cost and affordability of the patches by our clients, we only make use of it upon request especially, for fire resistant embroidered patches (Please visit this page for more details on fire resistant embroidered patches).  So, we use Chinese thread which is also a good thread in making the Police badge patch as well as the other custom police patches. However, if you want us to use Madeira embroidery thread, you can place a request for that. Click here to see more about Madeira.


What type of embroidery machine do you use to make the reflective police patch?

In the trying to give you the best quality reflective police patch, police badge patch, and other custom police patches, we use the best computerized embroidery machines. There are many brands of embroidery machines in the market but we use the Barudan embroidery machine. It is a Japanese brand known for its high quality embroidery and also stands as the most popular in the market. Many of our competitors use Chinese brands that provide low quality embroidery but we make use of Barudan to make sure we give our customers the best. Visit this page to learn more about Barudan embroidery machine.




How do you make the reflective police patch reflective?

The reflection from the reflective police patch is achieved by using a reflective fabric or material like scotch lite in the design. This enables the patch to glow in the dark by reflecting back any light thrown at it.


Who are your major buyers of your custom police patches?

Our police badge patch and reflective police patch are mostly purchased by Government approved uniform suppliers who use these emblems on the uniforms they supply to the police. Police departments and individual police officers also purchase custom police patches directly from us especially when they need it customized and also, individuals who would love to show their support for the police.


What backing options do you use for the reflective police patch?

In making the reflective police patch as well as other custom police patches, there are four common ways to attach them on clothing; 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.



Quick steps to ordering patches from us

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

Step 1.                The buyer sends logo artwork stating the required size and quantity, the preferred backing option (Velcro or Iron on), and any other detail to get a price quote.

Step 2.                We digitize/design the logo; send it back to buyer as proof in virtual form with a price quote for the patch.

Step 3.                The Buyer reviews, approves the design and also make full payment.

Step 4.                A photo of pre-production sample is sent to buyer for approval attached with an approval form for them to fill.

Step 5.                The buyer sends back the approval form to us.

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



Quality Assurance Department

We have experienced Quality Control Officers that control the quality of our patches. These QCs are embroiderers with extensive experience in the custom embroidery industry.

They check design details, outlines, fill areas, and the back side of the biker vest patches as well as other patches to ensure bobbin thread settings.


To ensure high quality assurance, these NINE (9) steps are followed by our QCs:

1.   Accurate size confirmation for the finished patches by taking measurements with a ruler.

2.   Revision and confirmation of all the text/letters in a logo, matching them with the original logo artwork.

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

4.   Confirmation of the backing (Velcro/Iron on) option used with reference to buyer instructions.

5.   Check for correct application of border type (Hot-Cut/Merrow) as stated on the instructions.

6.   Careful counts are taken to confirm accurate number of finished patches as requested, with the additional 3-5%.

7.   Checks for 100% quality are performed on the patches to ensure that none of them has any defect.

8.   Packaging for the patches is examined to confirm neat packaging with small packets using the bobbin thread. Note that we do not use rubber bands for packaging since they can easily melt thereby destroying some of the packaged patches.

9.   All the processes above are repeated twice marking each step repeated with a printed checklist.


Free Pantone* Color Matching

The importance of Pantone matching: Pantone matching is important since screen colors always vary from those on the PMS* color book thereby rendering it impossible to match PMS book colors with these screen colors. However, there’s an alternative. The solution is to make the 100% match using a physical PMS color book. If you are a PDF PMS color book, please Note that the use of PDF PMS color book will not be ideal since it accepts slight color differences.


In an effort to help our customers get the exact thread or fabric colors they need for their project, we match the colors ourselves at no extra cost.  By using the dye sublimation method, we match the exact PMS color for the background fabric, as close as possible keeping in mind that Pantone has over 3,000 colors. Given the fact that the biggest embroidery thread brand - Madeira produces about 500 thread colors; we use one thread color for six Pantone colors.

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


Stitch-count Based Prices

To be fair to our customers and also make our patches affordable, we use the “pay as you go” pricing calculator which involves calculations using the stitch-count based pricing method unlike our competitors who base their prices on higher stitch count thereby being unfair for you.

Please note that the number of stitches can vary from logo to logo; for example, a 3” round logo with 100% covered with stitches may have 15,000 to 25,000 stitches.

Have us do your patches to avoid the risk of being charged unfairly.


An American Company with Overseas Manufacturing

Houston Embroidery is a registered LLC company in the state of Texas. We receive payments via our domestic bank accounts as well as traditional bank checks or modern eChecks.

As a US based company, we receive bank checks and this also offers you a way to confirm our origin since only US companies accept bank checks. Also, we can accept payments from credit cards especially the American Express – which is a local credit card only acceptable in the US.

Since doing business with a TRUE American company means supporting the local company, have us do your patches.


Here, your Satisfaction is guaranteed!

To ensure you are satisfied with our work, we will redo the whole/partial order if our deliveries are not of the same quality with the pre-production sample approved by you using the physical approval form attached which also contains a statement of the PMS/Madeira color codes to be used. We also offer our store credit or a full/partial refund. Note that it is our priority to satisfy all our customers and fortunately, we’ve not had any unhappy customer yet in one decade of doing this business!


Custom Patches No Minimum

We are 100% Positive on this!

We take orders for custom patches No Minimum. Therefore, if you need just one custom embroidered patch for your personal use, we’re at your service!

At Houston Embroidery, we have our own embroidery machines to enable us offer our customers this flexibility of custom patches no minimum giving you the option of ordering for one, five or ten patches as you wish.


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 do let us know 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 is 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

Sometimes, logos, which possess too many tiny details like outlines, letters, and gradient effects, are not “embroidery-friendly”; to correct this, we use artworks to make them “embroidery-friendly”.


Express Shipping by DHL

Unlike our competitors, we use DHL or FedEx to deliver custom patches to our customers in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, Germany, France, and other countries. We do this to ensure safe and fast delivery 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. However, it takes about a week to deliver to Eastern Europe, South Korea, and other countries.

However, 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*

We digitize all logos and afterwards, make samples of patch for each price quote. We do this at no extra cost by 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.