Fire Department Patch Design

Fire department patch design - In serving the country as a fireman, responding to fire calls to save lives, you will need the strongest and the best clothing material that can withstand heat from fire. This is why we produce great Firefighter Patches and some custom Firefighter Patches for first responders. If you have a family member who works in this job, our patches make your job easy to show how much you appreciate them.  Our Fire Department Patch Design is spectacular and unique. With carefully stitched designs and precision, our Firefighter Patches complement your uniform with great looks showing off style and great taste in fashion.

Houston Embroidery Service is the one-stop service providers of your Firefighter Patches, Custom Firefighter Patches and Fire Department Patch Design as well as other types of patches.  With our patches, 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.

·        Firefighter Patches

·        Custom Firefighter Patches

·        Fire Department Patch Design

If you can’t find the exact designs needed for the Firefighter Patches or Fire Department Patch Design, please contact us or place order for Custom Firefighter Patches and our customer service representatives will be right there to assist you. You can also order for any of the Fire Department Patch Design or Firefighter Patches in bulk for your team or unit and we’ll have them made for you.


How is the Firefighter Patches made?

The Firefighter Patches are made using computerized embroidery machines. The patch is first designed on a computer program creating a digital embroidery file after which the file is sent to the embroidery machine using a USB or data cable. The machine then reads the file and makes the patch on the fabric. This same process applies with the Fire Department Patch Design and all ordered Custom Firefighter Patches.


What kind of thread do you use in making the Firefighter Patches?

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. For the sake of durability and heat from fire, we use Madeira threads. We use this in order to make sure that the patches are fire retardant in order to survive the harsh temperature conditions firemen engage with.  Click here to see more about Madeira.


What type of embroidery machine do you use when making Fire Department Patch Design?

Whether we are making the Fire Department Patch Design, Firefighter Patches or Custom Firefighter Patches, we use the computerized embroidery machines. There are many brands of embroidery machines in the market. However, we use the Barudan embroidery machines.

The Barudan embroidery machine 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 this to make sure we give our customers the best. Visit this page to learn more about Barudan embroidery machine.


Who are the buyers of your Fire Department Patch Design?

Our Fire Department Patch Design is mostly purchased by Government approved uniform suppliers who use these patches on the uniforms they supply to the local Fire Departments. Firemen who want Firefighter Patches or Custom Firefighter Patches that will suit their taste also purchase from us. Sometimes, families or friends of these firemen also purchase the Custom firefighter Patches for them in order to appreciate them for their work.


What backing options do you use for the Custom Firefighter Patches?

In making the Custom Firefighter Patches, there are four common ways to attach these patches on clothing; the Velcro Backing, Iron-On Backing or Heat Seal Backing, Sew on Backing, Peel and Stick Backing. However, the choice of backing option to be used is dependent on the client.

Please note that these backing options also apply for both our Firefighter Patches and Fire Department Patch Design.  Visit this page to learn more about these backing options.


How quickly can I get the Custom Firefighter Patches once I place an order?

We run a fast paced service; your Custom Firefighter Patches or Fire Department Patch Design shouldn’t take long to get to you. We will commence production immediately and dispatch your order after you’ve confirmed that the design and the first draft that will be sent to you is satisfactory. We use DHL for our delivery which means you should have your Firefighter Patches delivered within 3 – 4 days from the time of dispatch if you are in the US. There are also options for 3-days or 5-days RUSH service.


Six Quick steps to ordering patches from us

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

Step 1.                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.                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 approval form/approval is sent back 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

At Houston Embroidery, 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 Custom FireFighter Patches as well as other patches to ensure bobbin thread settings.


These are the NINE (9) steps used by our QCs to ensure high quality assurance:

1.   Size confirmations 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.   Checking 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.   These processes are then repeated twice marking each step repeated with a printed checklist. 


Free Pantone* Color Matching

Why Pantone matching is important: 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. The alternative to this is to make the 100% match using a physical PMS color book. Please note that the use of PDF PMS color book will not be ideal since it accepts slight color differences.


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 ensure our customers purchase their patches at fair rates, 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 to you.

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

We are 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

Yes, this is 100% true!

We take orders for custom patches No Minimum. Therefore, if you need just few Firefighter Patches or even one, 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

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.

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.