Ensign News

October 2018

October is here and the nights are drawing in…..you can feel the change in the air as Autumn approaches. It is also a sign that the year is drawing to end and that 2018 will soon be a distant memory as we begin to look ahead to the forthcoming New Year.

That said there are still things going on and the most obvious ones for this month is the clocks going back (did you all remember?) and Halloween. Is it me or is this event getting bigger and bigger each year.

The scouts in Cleveland arranged a fabulous event this year with a very ambitious badge design to celebrate what they called "Screamfest". With the scary face of a clown and text that copied the style of the circus it has made for one of my favourite badges of the year. Others have been making longer term plans and one such group from Disley are going to Disney. Now that is what I call a trip and let's hope that now they have received their badges they are all ready to hit the fun trail.

Some things though are just about the daily business of badges and one such group the Mudeford Sea Scouts whose badges in the past were the embroidered type. Wanted to know if we could improve on their badges. The very small oval shaped badge which has its text curved around the edge highlights one little issue with embroidered badges. The tiny little jump stitch between each letter. With the Black Text contrasting so much against the White Background it did have a detrimental effect on the overall appearance.

So this time we decided to weave the design. Woven badges are capable of producing more detail and in some instances it is worthwhile having a chat with us to decide which quality would best suit your planned design or as with Mudeford if we could improve the overall appearance of your existing design.
Needless to say the new woven badges look the business and the crisp clear lettering is everything they were hoping for on their badges. No jump stitches between letters and the central design had more detail too.

It is impossible to say which is best Embroidered Badges or Woven Badges….. they both have their good points. You just have to accept that sometimes…. it's worth talking to the experts.

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Stock woven and embroidered badges that are on our shelves. Badges can be bought individually at £1.20  each (Plus Postage and VAT) and discount can be offered on quantities above 10 badges. Call the sales office for further information. (Tel 0113 2450385).
Stock Union Jack woven badges. Size 100 x 50 mm.
Stock First Aid woven badges. Size 108 x 36 mm.
Stock Security woven badges.  Size 100 x 30 mm.
Stock Security Sliders.  Size 60 x 100 mm
Stock Activity Embroidered badges. Size 100 x 25 mm.

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Ensign Badges Ltd
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West Yorkshire

Telephone 0113 2450385
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