Thermal Embroidered


Our TTP patches have the design printed onto an embroidered background, giving the look and feel of an embroidered patch, but with the added benefit of photo quality reproduction. This enables the patch to incorporate small text, gradients and even photos. The TTP patches give a quality look and feel to any finished garment or product.

Photo Print Quality onto 100% Embroidery Coverage Patch

Standardised Shapes Only

Backings: Iron On / Sew On / Sticker Backed / Velcro Backed (Male, Female or Both) / others on request

How you will want to apply your patch will determine which backing is required.

Iron On: a heat activated glue which the glue is activated to melt under heat (usually by an industrial heat press). When placed into position on your garment and heat is applied (using ideally a commercial heat-press) the glue is melted and is absorbed into the pores of the fabric, giving a life-long permanent adhesion to your garment.

Please note: Although the glue will adhere to most materials, we cannot guarantee the product when it is applied to any materials that have been pre-treated with any repellents, these include water-proof sports coats etc.

Sew On: a traditional sew on patch with a merrow border has no backing, the patch is then applied by additional sewing.

Sticker Backing: a self adhesive backing where you just peel off a paper backing and stick to desired location, great for events where you want your logo displayed on clothing,  ideal for temporary uses or if applying to non-clothing items such as work folders etc.

Velcro Backing: choose between male (hook) or female (loop) as your fixing to the patch design, can be supplied with both parts so other part can be applied to garment.

We can also offer other types of backing such as magnetic, felt or custom printed which can show your details on the reverse.

  • Borders: Merrow, Hot Knife, Laser Cut, Hybrid (mix)

Hot Knife Cut Border: ideal for patches which have an iron on backing, this is not as thick as a merrow border and allows glue or sticker backing to go complete to the edges, a hot knife cut border is also not as thick as a merrow border, it is embroidered prior to the patch being cut.

Merrow Border: A thicker overlocked border is applied after the patch has been cut to shape, traditionally used for patches which are then sewn on to the garment.

Mixed Border: A mixed border which can contain a merrow border with some aspects being hot knife cut

  • Minimum Quantity: 25 pieces

Our minimum is generally 25 pieces, we can do less but this will be reflected in higher prices. The more you order the more the price will reduce.

  • Set Up Cost: No set up cost on completed orders (otherwise £35 plus VAT per design)

For non-account customers we charge an upfront set-up cost of £35.00 per design, this is then refunded against the confirmed order if this is placed within 4 weeks of the proof being made.

  • Lead Time: approx 2 weeks from artwork approval

Having difficulty with a design that includes Small Text, Gradients, Photos?

Our Thermal Heat Transfer Embroidered Patches could be the answer, they allow for a printed design to be added to an embroidered patch, giving the look, feel and effectiveness of an Embroidered Patch


  • Can use gradients in print
  • Very small text available
  • Photographs


Can only do standardised shapes, eg circle, square, triangle etc, although this is flexible, best to ask us the question

Artwork Submission: Please Note: We print directly from your artwork supplied, so we require the best image you could possibly supply ready for print.