Lab coats happen to be a most integral part of the medicine industry. Whether it’s a doctor, technician, scientist or even intern, a lab coat forms a major part of their identity. After all, it not only serves as a simple uniform, but also carries the name of the person wearing it along with the name of the establishment they work for. And, this is what makes it all the more essential to pay attention to the logos/names present on the lab coat.
Now, a lot of medical establishments like to have name tags, so that patients can recognize their doctors or attendants. However, the problem with name tags is that they usually end up with scratches or missing letters over time, and can even cause damage to the lab coat, since they are taken off and attached quite often. What makes embroidery a simpler solution in such a scenario is that it remains a permanent fixture on the uniform and does not need to be replaced, unless the lab coat itself needs replacement.
How do I make my lab coat lettering a success?
Since a lab coat acts as a primary introduction of a professional, it should feature embroidery that is clear and easy to read. As the saying goes, the first impression is often the last impression, so a detail that might seem trivial to you as a professional, could make quite an impact on how a patient perceives you.
So, when you approach a service provider, make sure to ask your embroidery digitizer whether your lab coat lettering checks right on the following criteria –
The Font – The font type you choose for the lettering is of great importance, as no patient would like to get up and take a closer look just so that they can figure out who’s attending to them. Avoid using any font that’s too whimsical or winding and try to keep it as simple as possible. The cleaner the font style, the more recognizable it is and the easier it gets to read.
Readability – Once settled on what font is best for your lab coat, looking into the size is extremely important as well. Too big, and you end up startling your patients; too small, and they’ll keep squinting. This is why you should consult with your embroidery digitizer on how the lettering will look once it gets sewn out.
Placement – While most professionals have their name sewn on top of their pockets, this is not an ideal position, since the letters tend to get hidden by pens, pencils and other medical gear. Therefore, it’s best to keep the name on the opposite side of the pocket, or have two breast pockets on the coat.
Color Selection – While most people get this one right, it’s still worth a mention which colors to use and which to avoid. Black and navy blue are your best bets, since most lab coats are white. Green, yellow and red end up straining the eyes and thus, should be avoided.
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