Whether you are printing an apron for the class members or your fellow kitchen crew, your apron is more than just a clothing item. Beyond a functional accessory, it is what carries your brand and identity, which is why you should care more about its printing. If you are wearing it at and for work, your apron – alongside your smile – is what is going to greet your prospects first. There is no better time to have your apron made and designed than right away, so let’s get into it! Below are what you need to consider when you are getting your apron printed!
- Q: What are the different types of aprons?
Make yours as functional as can be! Which line of work are you in; F&B? Personal care services like beauty or hair salons? Whether you are a chef, waiter, florist, or carpenter, there is an apron that fits your occupation. Generally, there are two types of aprons. The first and more commonly used is the bib apron. What is a bib apron, you might ask? It is a type of apron with one strap that can be slipped and hung over your neck and two strings to be tied behind your waist. It covers your whole torso and the skirt ends somewhere in between your thighs and knees. The second type is the waist apron in which, as you can tell by the name, the strings are tied around the waist and covers around the thighs area only.
The bib apron is more suited for those working in a work station where things are bound to get messy, like a kitchen or hair salon. Chefs, for example, might need to have a taste of certain sauce they are making. In doing so, the sauce might splash onto their chest area. While this is not exactly your biggest concern if you do not prepare food firsthand, this is an option worth taking into consideration by everyone working behind the kitchen. Of course, the waist apron is mainly preferred by those working at the front part of a restaurant. If you plan to get an apron for everyone in the team, you might have to get different kinds of aprons that will suit everyone’s duties. As its main purpose is to protect the clothes under, getting a full-coverage one is certainly the more feasible option for many.
- Q: How should I print my apron?
‘Don’t take it personally’ is pretty good advice you should definitely hold on to in a lot of circumstances, but this time we are advising you against it – make your apron as personal as possible! So, where do you start? Assuming this will be your uniform, it has to carry the name and represent your brand well. A blank apron with a line of slogan inscribed across the chest can make it look more casual. You can also place a logo in the middle of the apron to keep the design minimal!
So many people tend to overlook this next aspect, but fortunately, you are reading this so we would make sure you will not make that mistake! In terms of color and design, your apron should be designed to match the workplace’s interior design or overall theme. You do not necessarily have to match it accordingly with the exact same colors and designs like most fast food places do (although you can totally do that too, no right or wrong here). Just try to seamlessly match the aesthetics.
You can also incorporate the color-blocking into it. If the decorations and walls are painted in pastel colors, you can pick a pastel color that harmonizes with those elements too. If you would like to play it safe, you can keep the apron plain and let the significant colors be the focal point of the whole outfit.
- Q: What components should I have on my apron?
Pocket, anyone? Alright, alright, this might not be the most exciting element of surprise for some of you who would never utilize the pocket on their apron. Most carpenters, for example, would rather use their toolbox than carrying their tools around in their apron’s pockets. A pocket, however, would be highly useful for those working at the front area of a restaurant. Waiters/waitresses will normally have their notepad and a pen slid into the pocket. This will ease their order-taking tasks.
If you have decided to have a pocket on your apron, that could be a good place to insert your logo, especially if you are going for a waist apron. You could play around with the color of the pocket as well! Make the pocket stand out in a different color than the rest of the apron. Opt for brighter colors compared to dark, somber tones. Can it be better? Certainly! Customize it by having everyone’s name embroidered on the apron. Everyone will cherish their apron even more!
- Q: What’s the best material for your apron?
This is an especially important aspect to figure out if you work in F&B industry. A waterproof apron would be a great choice as well, but if it is made of plastic it might not look too appealing when serving customers and is more prone to tearing. The thick, more durable one can be a bit heavy and restrict your movement. Find one with a tough, durable material but is lightweight enough that it would not slow your pace down.
Going back to the first topic of our discussion today regarding functionality, your choice of material certainly plays a role in it. Trust me, an apron with good material will make all the difference. It saves you all the hassle you would go through due to poor material choice and allows you to perform more efficiently at work.
Don’t want to go for the conventional design? Aside from creating a contemporary graphic design, there is also a variety of strapping choices you could choose. The cross back one has strings that you can wear around both of your shoulders. Another one is the single hook (like the bib apron’s) which you will slip over your neck. The cross back will be more secure around the chest area while the single string gives you more ease of movement. As it drapes closely to the skin, cross back strapping also looks better.
Wish to order just one specific apron design and material for everyone? Opt for a multi-purpose one. While it is normally only available in full-coverage bib apron instead of the classic shorter-length waist apron, it is still a smart, cost-effective choice. The takeaway is that a multi-purpose apron can be used for many occupations no matter where you are placed to work at – kitchen, salon, behind the counter, or even retail stores. Where to print aprons in Singapore? Check out Custom Prints & Apparels’ apron printing service as we offer multi-purpose apron made of durable material that stands the test of time! Hopefully, this guide has helped you decide on one or two things when designing your own apron. Just remember to have fun with it!