Aprons Buying Guide

Posted April 2, 2015

Aprons Buying Guide

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Why Buy Promotional Aprons?

Personalized aprons, when used as part of a corporate uniform, will turn your employees into a cohesive unit. What’s more, customized aprons mirror the sincere service offered by your company while also keeping the rest of your employees’ uniforms clean. Finally, embroidered or screen-printed aprons make great gifts for either your customers or workers who like to cook. Giving them a useful present such as a promotional apron will keep your brand on their minds while also filling an important need. Combined with a custom knife set or BBQ grill kit, an imprinted apron may turn your loudest critics into some of your biggest fans.

Who Should Buy Custom Aprons?

Custom aprons from InkHead would serve as invaluable promotional items for a number of industries, but the following business sectors would benefit the most from them:

Types of Promotional Aprons

There are two main types of aprons: waist aprons and bib aprons. The type you choose depends on how you intend for recipients to use them.

Waist Aprons

Waist aprons are the shorter of the two types, covering only one’s legs and lap. Such aprons would be good for a restaurant waitstaff or for employees of construction and carpentry firms. Because waist aprons only cover half of the body, they do not generally affect one’s mobility.

Bib Aprons

While waist aprons only cover one-half of the wearer’s body, bib aprons wrap around the wearer’s neck or shoulders to cover his or her chest as well. The main trade-off with bib aprons is that some people may experience limited mobility wearing them, depending on how the upper portion of the apron is held up. Bib aprons are useful for kitchen and cooking staffs that need to protect their upper-bodies from stains and splatters.

Other Features

In addition to selecting the length of your apron, you will also want to consider whether the recipients of the aprons will want pockets on them. Generally, servers will want at least one pocket on their apron, as it serves as a nice place to store pencils, dinner checks, and an ordering pad. Furthermore, craftspeople will appreciate the added convenience of pockets on their aprons.

In addition to pockets, you may want to consider getting reversible aprons if you expect end-users will need to use apron multiple times before they can wash it. Aprons that are reversible are often called “4-way aprons” because they offer up to 4 clean surfaces to the wearer.

How to Buy Personalized Aprons


The majority of the aprons available from InkHead are made out of cotton or cotton canvas, but we also carry some aprons that are made from poly-cotton blends as well as some made from water-resistant polypropylene. Cotton and cotton canvas are the most versatile materials to use for aprons, offering the user comfort and protection, but they are not water-resistant. That said, polypropylene aprons do not have the same air of elegance or refinement as cotton or cotton canvas aprons, so they are best used in casual or industrial conditions.


While the decoration method varies by the apron, most are imprinted through silk screening or embroidery. Check the item description to see if any other decoration methods are available for the item that you’re considering or if there are any stipulations with the standard decoration method.
To wit, some aprons require bold artwork because the imprint method used cannot render fine detail. Again, refer to the item’s description to see if this is the case with the apron you’re thinking about ordering, or give us a call at 800-554-0127 between 9 AM and 8 PM ET. Our Promotions Specialists can answers any questions you may have and make suggestions if they think your logo may pose challenges to our manufacturers.


The minimum quantity required varies by product, ranging from 24 aprons for some of our higher end items to 100 aprons for the basic model. Be sure to check the item description to determine how many aprons you’ll need to get to complete your order.
Ready to order some promotional aprons? Have a question about these products? Please contact us. We can take your order over the phone or answer any questions you may have.

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