What to Look for in An Embroidered Lab Coat
Just about anything constructed of fabric can be embroidered, including pillows, linens and towels, and articles of clothing, such as jackets; however,
this article provides an overview of monogramming techniques and serves as a useful guide to those looking at embroidery options specifically for lab
In the medical profession, a person's rank, education and title can be indicated on a name tag, or more commonly found embroidered onto their lab
coats or scrubs. The name and title placement is a "mark of status and achievement" and communicates to patients the clinician's professional
designation. When embroidering a lab coat, it is customary to include one or two lines of embroidery. The first line contains a person's full name and
credentials. The second line is usually the type of specialty or practice name. The addition of an embroidered logo can be used to effectively brand a
company or practice as well. Be sure to get the correct spelling of the person's name and title. While it may seem like alphabet soup, the correct use
and placement of these letters and initials is very important in medical settings.
When choosing to add a logo or other custom embroidery, be sure to look for companies that use the latest in digital embroidery equipment and that
provide stitched-out proofs (not just digital versions), before approving final embroidery work. This gives the buyer a chance to review not only the
quality of the stitching and how the logo or embroidery will look when translated onto fabric, but the accuracy of the information to be embroidered.
Also, be sure they use of high-quality, 100 percent polyester thread, which allows the embroidered work to retain its color, even when the garment is
A white lab coat is subjected to countless stains in both clinical and laboratory settings, so it's important that the thread used in embroidery is resistant
to fading from exposure to bleach. In addition, the use of all polyester thread means that its colors w