Yes. At the end of the complementary design process you’ll receive a digital mockup. This is exactly what we’ll send to the factory and is provided within one to two business days after payment of your invoice — or before if you request it. If it’s not exactly what you were imagining, send it back with some requested changes — and if it’s exactly what you want, get your order started by approving it.
Screen printed apron designs can receive a maximum 10 colors for traditional spot screen printing (solid colors only, no gradients).
Embroidery can accommodate up to nine colors per location, but we advise no more than five for clarity’s sake.
Both screen printing and embroidery can be applied to a single apron. Simple but brilliant, like chocolate-dipped bacon.
Full-color printing is the only option that allows for unlimited colors and color gradients. Dye sublimation full-color printing is available at low quantities in only one style/SKU, but we offer cut and sew aprons, too — although generally requiring higher quantities before they become an economical choice with the highest level of customization.
We never say no if we can do it, so of course you can. In our opinion, though, this rarely turns out well since the ink may soak through and be visible on the front.
For the same reasons, embroidery on the back is not recommended although possible. Embroidery is stitched directly into the fabric, and looks great on the side the design that it’s supposed to be viewed from, but the reverse never looks quite as good.
Yes, but photographic prints require special printing methods and you have a choice here. Our most popular method is the dye-sublimated aprons style for edge-to-edge printing. We can also do full-color digital print on cut and sew aprons using digital or CMYK printing techniques.
In all cases, you will need to provide a high resolution photograph at 300 DPI (dots per inch) or higher, measuring the same as the area is it will be printed on. If you cannot provide this kind of image, we can not recommend printing your photo as it’ll come out rather blurry.
Sizes are listed in the handy DIY. Just click on the style you’re interested in, and in the popup you’ll see the description containing exact measurements.
That depends on the style or specific SKU/model. Check out the DIY for further information.
The pockets of server aprons are specifically designed to hold the tools of the food service trade, like a specialized thin pocket for a pen and another area for the order pad. These also tend to only cover a server’s’ waist and legs, allowing them a more professional presentation. The regular aprons have pockets which tend to be deeper and, more importantly, extend to the neck ot keep a chef clean.
We do not typically provide samples for our aprons; our expertise in embroidery and printing means that what you see in your mockup is exactly what the factory uses during the production process and exactly what you get in the mail. This also allows us to ensure an excellent turnaround time.
If you do require a physical sample shipped to your address before full production, we can do that too; of course, your turnaround time will increase accordingly. An extra sample/shipping fee will also be added to your invoice.
We do not provide sample photos or physical sample shipments at a discount rate. Your order invoice must be paid in full before any sample is provided.
Due to entanglement, choking and suffocation risks, we do not intend our aprons to be used by children 12 and under.