About the edge of patch–laser cut and merrow border
Customize the patch, we always ask the customer about the design, the size, the quantity and post-processing.So what is post-processing?What we need to know is the processing of the edges and the processing of the backing.
This article explains the selection of edges, and the backing work will be presented in the next blog.
Choosing the right border type has an important impact on the look of the patch, as well as helping you express your own unique idea.The correct selection of borders can play a role in polishing the patch, making the patch look more refined and fashionable.
Regard to the edges, there are two main types, laser cut and merrow border.Both are good choices, it just depends on which design fits better and which you want more.
Laser cut, sometimes referred to as hot cut border, are the most commonly used patch edge.In this method, the edge of the patch is embroidered directly onto the patch and then cut as close to the edge as possible with a laser or hot scissors.The borders themselves are usually between one-sixteenth and one-eighth of an inch thick.
Laser cutting edges are ideal for patches with complex or unique shapes because the edges are embroidered before cutting the patch, while hot cutting tools can create extreme shapes and angles with greater precision.To prevent the little material left on the outside of the stitches from wearing away, the fabric is usually melted (called “edge baking”) to form a clean, waxy thermal seal on the outside.
Advantages: good reliability, different thickness.Using the same color thread as the embroidered patch, you can create complex borders (cut out borders).In addition, special heat treatment (edge baking) can be performed.As a result, the borders do not become fluffy or loose during use.
Mellow border, also known as overlock, offers the most traditional embroidery look for any patch.The mellow needle was named the Mellow ® Sewing Machine, which was the first type of sewing machine popularized by the package sewing needle in the 1930s.The overstitch wraps around the outside of the patch, forming a 2 to 4 mm wide edge of the overstitch. This technique increases the weight and durability of the patch material and eliminates the possibility of edge wear.
Merrow borders work best with woven, traditional embroidered patches, and since the wrapped line borders fit this particular style, they can even be added with an old-school vintage look on a motorcycle or a brand-name patch.Due to thick edges and locked edges, this type of edge is ideal for very simple shapes, such as round, triangular, rectangular, or shield shaped patches, with no sharp internal angles.
Advantages:beautiful, classic.No thin edges like Hot Cut Border.