HPI Emblem Performs Hat Trick with Zap! Hat

February 20, 2012

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HPI Emblem Performs Hat Trick with Zap! Hat

HPI EMBLEM Zap! Hat Custom Cap with Interchangeable Patches

El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) January 12, 2011

China-based emblem manufacturer HPI EMBLEM has just unveiled a new product that looks to be a game-changer for the promotional and decorated headwear industry. The Zap! Hat is a unique 5-panel cap that allows you to change the logo, graphic, or message by simply swapping out a regular velcro-backed 2.5” embroidered patch that sits flush on the front panel. HPI EMBLEM is an exclusive distributor of this patented cap in the promotional products and imprinted sportswear apparel markets.

The traditional five-panel custom cap is a classic item that will never go out of style. In the past, there were few options for companies, teams, and organizations looking for customizable caps. If logos weren’t direct embroidered, they were affixed as patches via sewing or heat press. Either way, the results were permanent—one logo for each hat. For the next event or the logo redesign there would be another round of new hats. HPI EMBLEM’s Zap! Hat is the first hat designed to allow for an infinite number of logo patch changes. For more info, please visit: http://www.hpiemblem.com/patchhat/.

“We wanted to eliminate the hassle and cost of purchasing new hats for every company event or fundraiser,” explained HPI EMBLEM CEO Stephen Liu. “We have essentially created a way to have multiple hats in one. All you have to worry about is swapping out the patch.”

After 25 years in business and over 53 million patches produced and delivered, the folks at HPI EMBLEM have positioned themselves as experts in the industry, prepared to innovate and take on new challenges.


Established in 1986, HPI EMBLEM is a vertically integrated China-based emblem manufacturer with sales and customer service offices in Southern California serving the U.S. decorated apparel, fashion, promotional products, recognition, and uniform markets. The company’s mission is to become the global leader in helping companies and organizations identify, decorate, promote, and commemorate through embroidered patches, appliqués, tackle twill lettering, rubber emblems, bullion badges, woven labels, lapel pins, chenille, puff embroidery, and other emblematic methods.

Through distribution partners, HPI EMBLEM has produced emblems for such nationally recognized organizations as the Boy Scouts of America, Canon, Coke, Avis, Stanley Cup, Chevrolet, UPS, Maytag, Mack Trucks, Boeing, Universal Studios, Pfizer, MTV, NASA, United Auto Workers, Disneyland, Lions Club, World Cup, Budweiser, Warner Brothers, Hertz, Chicago Cubs, Porsche, AYSO Soccer, Lucent, Kohler, and the U.S. Military as well as innumerable police, fire, and sheriff agencies.

HPI EMBLEM is a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a member of ASI 62066, UPIC huntp003, SAGE 63426, PPAI 230494, ARA 64391, CHA 350763 and NSGA 292002;


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