It’s a waste of time and money to buy a lab coat or set of scrubs at one place, and then have to search around for a nice shop that will embroider them for you. Want your logo to be embroidered as well? That’s going to take even longer, and most embroidery facilities may not be able to reproduce your logo as well as you would like.
If you’re looking for new lab coats or scrubs and you know you’re going to want embroidery, you should buy your garments from a place that does their own embroidery in house as well. Medelita is a brand that does their ordering, fulfillment, and embroidery all under the same roof. This is not only a time and money saver for you, it also means that your lab coat will be embroidered with the same quality of the clothes that are being embroidered.
Medelita offers both name and title embroidery, as well as custom logo embroidery. If you do choose to get your logo embroidered, it will take a little longer because the brand’s embroidery artists will send you a sample of your embroidered logo for you to approve, and they’ll work with you to make adjustments until you are satisfied with it.
Check out their featured weekly logos to see some examples of fine embroidered logos.
As for regular name and title embroidery, you can choose from almost 20 different colors and 3 different font styles. The majority of Medelita’s orders are actually requested with embroidery, so they really know what they’re doing when it comes to personalized embroidery for your lab coat and scrubs.
For your logo to become a work of embroidered art, it must first be digitized. This is the process of converting a regular computer image into a file format that can be read by the embroidery machine – one of the most popular brands known for producing top-notch embroidery equipment is Tajima, a company located in Japan.
The Tajima Group developed their first multi-head embroidery machine in 1964, and since then they have become an industry leader for producing quality, artisan-level embroidery machines. According to the Tajima website, their company mission is “to to use [their] inventiveness to attain [their] unattained goals and to keep providing world-class products along with world class service.”
Tajima embroidery machines are relatively portable and lightweight. In particular, their single head models have become Tajima’s legacy because they are capable of producing the most beautiful embroidery designs. The smaller size makes it ideal for smaller companies looking to expand their embroidery business at a scalable level.
One of the best ways to personalize your lab coat is with custom embroidery – either name & title embroidery, logo embroidery, or both! Logos are works of art that represent your business to the rest of the world, so if you decide to have your logo embroidered onto your coat, it is important that you find an embroiderer who will preserve the integrity of your logo artwork.
How Does Logo Digitization Work?
The process of having a logo embroidered is more complicated than you might realize. First, you must send a PDF of the logo artwork so that our embroidery artists can digitize it. Logo digitization refers to the process of analyzing the digital artwork and manually converting it into a file that can be read by the embroidery machines. This involves translating the color files, keeping the structure of the artwork design, and making sure that the embroidery pattern will look nearly identical to how the logo appears on a digital computer screen.
Logo digitization is a complex and lengthy process that requires the skill of an embroidery artist. For that reason, Medelita charges a one-time fee of $150 to have a logo digitized for the first time. Although this price may seem high, there are a number of benefits to having your logo digitized:
Benefits Of Logo Embroidery
- You only pay the digitization fee once; after that it only costs $12 to have it embroidered onto a lab coat or scrubs shirt.
- Once a logo has been digitized, you can have it applied to any and all future purchases of medical apparel.
- Logo digitization makes it easy for your staff to have polished, professional uniforms that include an artwork representation of your business.
- Having a logo digitized by expert embroidery artists with years of experience means that the logo will be a true work of art captured in thread.
- A digitized logo on a lab coat is the ultimate way to visually communicate a high level of professionalism to your patients and colleagues.
A physician’s lab coat serve various purposes, from comfort and protection to lending an appearance of professional polish and poise. One of the most important functions of the modern lab coat is to help patients differentiate between staff members by specialty, role, and experience level.
Custom name & title embroidery is the best way to make your lab coat more than just a protective garment because it clearly establishes your role to your patients and colleagues. Embroidering your name and credentials on your lab coat is the closest thing to wearing your diploma, which you worked so hard to achieve – why not announce it with pride?
Here are 4 important rules of embroidery etiquette to consider when deciding on your personal name & title embroidery:
- What your embroidery should include
Anytime you get a custom embroidered professional garment, you will want to include several elements. The first line of embroidery should always have your name and degree, separated by a comma. The second line should include your department and/or specialty.
- Character count
Those spaces, periods and commas all count in the overall character count of your embroidery – the longer your character count, the more likely your embroidery will be partially hidden by your lab coat lapel. If you are unsure about what punctuation to include (M.D. vs MD, R.N. vs RN, etc), it’s most important to give consideration to the character count.
- Color and font
You want your embroidery to be clearly visible and easy to read even from a few feet away. Pick a thread color that suits your personal style, but that will still stand out against the bright white of your lab coat. If you are concerned about the embroidery being clearly legible, avoid script fonts and stick to a classic block or rounded serif font instead.
- Custom logo
Make your lab coat stand out even more with a custom embroidered logo for your hospital, institution, or private practice. A custom logo is the most impressive way to truly distinguish your lab coat. This finishing touch adds an extra element of prestige and professionalism.