Embroidered patches are created by stitching threads onto a backing material to create a design. When it comes to dye sublimated patches, however, small sections of the patch material are dyed with a special ink to create a design.
Patches are stitched using thread, which is used to create the image, symbol, or lettering. Embroidered patches use a thicker thread to create a traditional “raised” look. In comparison to sublimation, embroidery is more limited in terms of the number of colours that can be used.
If you’re looking for a patch with a lot of detail and the widest range of colours, choose a dye sublimated patch. Because each molecule is dyed, virtually any colour can be created and a great amount of detail can be achieved in a design. For basic patches with little detail, choose embroidery.