A PVC patch is a type of patch made from PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) material. PVC is a synthetic plastic material that is flexible, durable, and resistant to water, heat, and UV light. PVC patches are created by molding the PVC material into the desired shape and design, and can be made in a wide range of colors, sizes, and thicknesses. They are often used for applications where a flexible and durable patch is needed, such as for attaching to a backpack, hat, or other gear. Unlike embroidered patches, PVC patches do not have threads, and their designs are created as a single, solid piece.
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What is the difference between 2D and 3D?
2D PVC Patch Graphics
A 2D PVC patch is a type of PVC patch that has a flat, two-dimensional design. The design is created by molding the PVC material into a single, flat surface, with no raised or recessed elements. 2D PVC patches can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can include text, logos, images, and other graphics. Unlike 3D PVC patches, 2D PVC patches have a simpler construction and are typically easier to manufacture, making them a cost-effective solution for many applications. They are also more versatile and can be attached to a wider range of surfaces and materials, as they do not have any raised elements that could get caught on surfaces or snag on clothing or gear.
3D PVC Patch Graphics
A 3D PVC patch is a type of PVC patch that has a three-dimensional design, as opposed to a flat, two-dimensional design. The three-dimensional effect is achieved by molding the PVC material into different shapes and elevations, creating a design that has depth and dimension. The design can include a variety of elements, such as text, logos, images, and other graphics, and can be molded in different colors and finishes to enhance the 3D effect. 3D PVC patches have a more complex construction, and can be more challenging to manufacture, but the end result is a patch with a more distinctive and memorable appearance.
What do the molds Look like?
An aluminum mold used for making PVC patches is a made using CNC machines. The mold is designed to withstand the high temperatures. The mold can be customized to produce patches of various shapes, sizes, and designs, and is an essential component in the production of PVC patches.
Because of this process there are limitations on line thickness and fine details.
What options are there?
Glow in the dark
We offer many different colors of Glow-in-the-dark PVC.
PVC keychains are lightweight, durable, and weather-resistant, making them suitable for everyday use. They are often used as promotional items for businesses, schools, or organizations and can be customized with different colors, shapes, and designs. PVC keychains typically have a metal keyring attached to one end for attaching to keys, bags, or other items. They are a popular and affordable way to add a personal touch to keys or to show off affiliations.
If your design is very detailed or requires color blending, but still want the PVC look, we can custom print on a PVC blank. This process also makes it easier to customize PVC patches individually without the need to cut a new mold for each one. Ideal for plate carrier type identification patches. This process only works with 2D style patches.