Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Patches & Pins
  Individual Custom Patch Maker

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Individual Custom Patch Maker
mdmyer
Member

Posts: 899
From: Humboldt KS USA
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 06-18-2006 07:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdmyer   Click Here to Email mdmyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My daughter attended the Future Astronaut Training Program at the Kansas Cosmosphere this week. Her team designed their own team patches. It is nothing fancy or anything. I think they were given some icons and images and they compiled their patches from these basic images and then added their names to them.

I think it would be neat if I could turn this design into a real patch. I checked the internet and most custom patch designers need a minimum of 50 or 100 before they will make custom patches.

Does anyone know of a custom patch maker that would make a run of 5 to 10 patches?

Mike Myer
Humboldt KS

David Stephenson
Member

Posts: 290
From: England
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 06-18-2006 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Stephenson   Click Here to Email David Stephenson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Mike,
it might be worth getting in touch with Stewart Aviation.
Their email for patch enquiries is
info@stewart-emblems.com
Hope you get some where with the patch.
David.

mdmyer
Member

Posts: 899
From: Humboldt KS USA
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 06-18-2006 03:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdmyer   Click Here to Email mdmyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Hope you get some where with the patch.
David."

Thanks for the information but their webpage states

"This initial programme cost is the same whether one badge or 1000 badges are to be made from it....so small quantities, one-offs or samples are not feasible. The minimum first order quantity there fore is 50"

Anyone know of anyone else?

Mike

KSCartist
Member

Posts: 2488
From: Titusville, FL USA
Registered: Feb 2005

posted 06-18-2006 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem minimum order is 44. It's the fewest I'm aware of.

Good Luck.

Tim

spaceman1953
Member

Posts: 933
From: South Bend, IN United States of America
Registered: Apr 2002

posted 06-20-2006 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi again.
We (here in South Bend) have SEVERAL shops that make stuff like this....seems like nearly any larger community/area would have.....now that there are so many "sewing machine" models that can do about anything you want as far as "sewing" goes.....
Check the yellow pages for craft shops, embroidery places, even large "sewing" shops should know businesses or people who have machines that can make what you want.

These machines, nowadays, just will be able to scan your artwork, then produce the finished product !

Good luck !

Gene Bella

Ken Havekotte
Member

Posts: 1823
From: Merritt Island, Florida, Brevard
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 06-20-2006 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike--Some of my associate companies can produce cloth patches in lower quantities, however, at least 50 is a good number to start with. In only producing...say 10 or so...is such a small number to start with. Usually in such cases with extreme low quantities, from past experiences, another slightly bigger order may follow. It might be best to consider a first production run of 50 or more. Just a few thoughts here, Mike.

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement