Hand-Picked: Viper Paintball Patch

Viper Paintball PatchThe game of Paintball, since it's creation in the 1920s, has evolved drastically. Some of this evolution is due to the many passionate fans around the world who want to play this exciting game as their part time hobby. Credit is also due to the multi-million dollar industry of great manufacturers and distributors who have made it possible to market paintball products and accessories alike.

Some great accessories are found right here at Stadri, mainly our custom made paintball patches. These detail oriented patches are of great help to seasoned Paintball players who are looking to brand their teams and/or have their teams' logos on their equipment and clothing for recognition purposes. This is especially important in tournaments, as each team has its own patch on its uniforms or equipment. ...

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“In Memory” Patches Hold a Special Meaning To Bikers Everywhere

When most people think of biker patches, the first things that comes to mind are the large, eye-catching, and colorful group and club patches that adorn the backs of jackets and vests. Other common types of biker patches are the rockers that go above and below the club patches (sometimes attached and sometimes separate). You may think of the patches used to designate club rank, which are small, rectangular text patches, containing titles such as President, Treasurer, and Sergeant at Arms, among others.  Even more types exist, ranging from year rockers, which fit together and get stacked vertically, as well as smaller patches created for a single event or ride, worn on the front of a jacket or vest.

With all this variety among motorcycle patches, “In Memory” patches are often forgotten, perhaps because not all motorcycle groups make use of them. But among the groups that do, these patches often hold more meaning than even their large back patches. It’s unfortunate that something that brings as much joy as riding a motorcycle also comes with a measure of danger and risk. Sadly, many individuals die each year as a result of motorcycle accidents, bringing great pain to loved ones and to those whom the individual rode with. Custom “In Memory” patches are the perfect way to honor the memory of a rider who has passed away.

Consider the case of the Mac Carkhuff Foundation, which is a non-profit organization, formed in remembrance of a former rider.  Mac was killed in a motorcycle accident on August 27, 2005.  Mac was an avid football player, graduating from high school as a Scholar Athlete and continuing to play in college, at the same time earning his Master’s in Criminal Justice at St. Cloud State University, MN.  All these credentials aside, Mac was best known for his insatiable desire to ride motorcycles, snowmobile, travel, and spend time with family and friends.  When Mac was killed, he left behind many family, friends, and his fiancé-to-be, Suzette Olson, who led the forming of the Mac Carkhuff Foundation. Their goal? “To spread Mac's positive energy to the causes he felt so strongly about.” ...

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Sandy Hook Elementary's Angels

Of all the charities Stadri has contributed to over our 40 years in business, none has made us as proud as donating 5,000 patches to the Sandy Hook Elementary school after the horrible tragedy of December 2012. We were beaming to learn of the reach these patches had and the lives they touched—from ...

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Oh Yeah, Size Definitely Matters With Embroidered Patches!

Let’s get right into it. What do you think of this patch?

Embroidered Patch

Pretty nice, right? Thick, tight stitching, great color contrast and layering, clean text, and appealing directional stitching on the bell. If you submitted this design and received this patch, I’m sure you’d be satisfied.

But what if . . .

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Meet the Animals We've Sponsored!

Earlier this month, Stadri Emblems launched a campaign to support the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Promising to sponsor a previously neglected or abused animal for every fifty Facebook 'likes' we received, in a mere two days we got enough 'likes' to participate in what is called the Sanctuary Seven, a discounted sponsorship of an animal ...

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Help Stadri Emblems Support Neglected and Abused Farm Animals

The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary "Kayli the cow lifted completely off the planet for a few seconds out of sheer joy of being in a new pasture." Courtesy of The Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Nestled within a small borough in the Catskill Mountains just outside of Woodstock, NY, is a delightful sanctuary for farm animals, rescued from cases of abuse ...

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5 Patriotic Uses of Eagles on Custom Embroidered Patches

Because of its long life, great strength, and majestic looks, the bald eagle was chosen as the emblem of the United States of America on June 20, 1782; it was then believed to exist only on this continent. It has long since been one of the country's most recognizable symbols, being representative of National ...

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Have You Considered Custom Patches For Your Charity?

Very little gives us more satisfaction than knowing our patches are being used for a worthy cause, especially those involving children. Stadri is very proud to provide patches to hundreds of charities around the country. Here we will feature two such charities, tell you a bit about their patches, and help you determine whether custom patches are right for your charity.

Rose Brucia Educational Foundation

Rose Brucia Educational FoundationThe Rose Brucia Educational Foundation is a is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose goal is to reduce the number of child abductions in America by educating and empowering young minds with the knowledge necessary to avoid abduction. The foundation was founded by Matthew J. Barbis when his 11 year-old cousin, Carlie Brucia, was abducted and murdered in Sarasota, Florida in 2004.

Matthew says his real inspiration behind forming the foundation was the life-changing effect of watching his family suffer. “Carlie’s abduction was highly publicized and now stands as a call to action for families and individuals everywhere to stand up to child predators! ...

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Spiral Scouts: A Cool Alternative Form of Scouting

Spiral Scouts PatchesIn recent years and for varying reasons, families have been seeking alternatives to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire groups, and other traditional outdoor youth group programs. SpiralScouts was created in 1999 as an alternative to these mainstream scouting programs, extending membership opportunities to all children, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical limitations, or any other similar conditions. Current youths involved in the program are located across the United States, other countries in the Americas, as well as various other parts of the world. While taking into account the children’s safety, SpiralScouts believes only experience and skill should determine the suitability of any individual as a leader. ...

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Bikers, What Does Your Club Patch Truly Mean To You?

This is the second in a series of special guest posts by Paul Elshoff, Founder and First Officer of the Winnipeg chapter of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club. Here he reminds us of an often overlooked meaning behind biker patches and riding in general. We hope this article encourages you never to take advantage of the precious privilege you have of riding.

Biker Freedom

My biker club patch holds many meanings, some obvious, some not so obvious. My patch shows that I'm a member of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club and that I'm proud enough of that membership to wear the club's logo on the back of my vest. However, that's only part of the significance of it all.

That patch represents freedom to me! It means I live in a country (Canada) where I enjoy the freedom to join any organization I choose to belong to. It means I have the freedom to own any vehicle I can afford. It means I have the freedom to ride my beloved Goldwing anywhere I want, without needing permission from some government functionary ahead of time and justifying my ride to their satisfaction. ...

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