Design Questions

How do I submit my artwork?

You may fill out our quote or order form. Alternatively, you may email your design to

Which file formats do you accept for submitted artwork?

Our Art Department's preferred file formats are cdr, eps, pdf, ai, svg. We will also accept psd, jpg, gif, bmp, tif, png. If you have no other alternative we will accept doc, ppt, xls, wps. No pubs or embroidery files please!

Do I have to submit a sketch/artwork?

No. If you do not have artwork, you need only to describe what you are looking for and our skilled Art Department will provide you with a beautiful design. However, if you do have a sketch or even unfinished artwork, it will be easier for our artists if you submit it. It will also aid our Art Department in making your final design as close as possible to what you are envisioning.

I have an existing patch that was made elsewhere. Can you duplicate it?

Yes. If you mail us the patch, we can duplicate it exactly. We can mail the patch back to you after production is complete per your request.

How is size determined?

Size is determined by adding the length and width and then dividing by two. In other words, it is the average of the two dimensions.

How to measure patch size

Is there a standard patch size?

No. All the patches we do are custom; however, our most popular sizes are 3", 3 �", and 4". Motorcycle back patches are not usually smaller than 9 inches, with the standard size being 12 inches.

Will my patches come out looking like my art?

No embroidered patch will look 100% like the artwork off of which it is based, regardless of what some embroidered patch companies may say.

If you have visited some of our competitors' websites, you will find that the images of embroidered patches they have displayed are in fact not images of embroidered patches at all. They are images of artwork that has been run through software that generates an "embroidered look."

There is a problem with this. The generated image is not what an embroidered patch actually looks like. This causes the customer to be fooled into thinking he/she is getting a higher quality product than he/she actually is.

On Stadri's website, all of the embroidered patch images you will see on our site are scans of real patches that we have produced for real customers.

Patches looking like art

How many colors may I have in my patch?

You may have up to 10 colors for free. Each additional color is 10 cents per patch.

How do I choose colors?

You do not have to choose colors yourself. Our artists will match the colors in your design as closely as possible to our thread colors (We do not always guarantee an exact match). If you have particular Pantoner or exact colors that must be in your design, You can view our thread colors here. Pantoner color selections must be in Coated or Uncoated.

What is the smallest lettering can be?

Without sacrificing quality and legibility, all lettering should be 3/4" in height, which is the equivalent of 14 points in a standard block font.

Order Questions

What is your minimum order?

Our minimum order is 6 pieces, which is among the lowest in the industry. Anything lower than that we are unable to produce at a low cost to you.

How do I place an order?

You may fill out our order form or call us at 1-800-679-7909. You can also fax your request to 845-679-6649.

How is pricing determined?

Many factors influence pricing. The base price per patch is determined by size and quantity, although many other factors can influence price, including number of colors, backing, specialty threads, rush service, etc . . .

How do I pay?

You may pay by credit card, money order, or personal check. Make checks payable to Stadri Emblems.

Will I be able to approve my art before my patches are produced?

Yes. All artwork is emailed to you before going to production, unless you request otherwise. If you do not have an email address, a sales executive will make arrangements with you so you can send your artwork via another method.

Will I be able to see a sample of my patch before they are all made?

Yes. Within three business days of artwork approval, per your request, we will email you a sewn sample of your actual patch to ensure you are satisfied with every detail of your design.

How long will it take to receive my patches?

Production time is typically 10-12 business days from pre-production sewout approval; however, no delivery date is guaranteed unless discussed and approved at the time of placing the order.

How are my items shipped?

We ship FedEX Ground or USPS Priority Mail unless the customer specifies otherwise. State sales tax applies to all orders shipped within New York State.

Are your patches made in the US?

We proudly offer patches made in the US as well as overseas, depending on your time frame and budget. Please let your sales representative know if you have a preference.