March '23

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2 4 G R A P H I C S P R O • M A R C H 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M A P P A R E L D E C O R A T I N G Embroidered patch transfers were the answer. ese patches would provide the classic look of embroidery without tying up equipment for hours. is would be a high-end look and were a premium alter- native to embroidery with adhesive backs ready to transfer. First thing we had to do was rebuild the logos that were only available on the web- site. We traced the basic shapes and laid in the simple coloring in Illustrator and air brushed in the transitions in Photoshop. e sizes of the images had to be adjusted to fit above pockets and just under the yoke seams. e space was tight. e back was originally sized at 8", but was resized to 10". Once the art was approved and submitted to the patch provider, digital proofs were provided. We opted to have a sample made of the back just to be safe, as we had never sourced embroidered patches before. We showed the client and placed the order for all three patches. Patch applications.

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