The Umbrella Workshop Blog

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Parts of an umbrella
Nov
2019

Parts of an umbrella

We’ve outlined a clear diagram and description of each of these parts of an umbrella to help you understand which parts can be customised and how an umbrella is made.  Canopy The canopy of the umbrella is made up of 8 panel sections, which can be printed and decorated with any design. This is the […]

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Feb
2020

Umbrellas in Religious Ceremonies

In 21st century Britain we largely view umbrellas as wholly practical items that protect us from the rain. They are also very disposable things in the modern age, with an depressing 1.1 billion umbrellas thrown away worldwide each year. It wasn’t always this way though. The umbrella has a very noble past, starting out as […]

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Jan
2020

5 Unusual Ways to use an Umbrella

At Umbrella Workshop, we think it’s high time we start thinking differently about umbrellas and how they can be a bigger part of our lives, rather than just an afterthought that we only think about when it starts to rain. Here then, are our 5 unusual ways to use an umbrella.

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Oct
2019

A Guide to Print Methods

Gifts are powerful. While digital may be the darling of every marketer’s eye today, branded promotional giveaways remain tried, tested, and effective. Nearly everyone will remember your business if you give them a useful freebie, like a branded umbrella or bag, according to the Advertising Specialty Institute. Trade show attendees are also more likely to […]

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Oct
2019

5 Things you need to know about submitting artwork for umbrella printing

The great thing about our printed umbrellas is that we can reproduce most things. From fine art and photographs to metallics, you just need to tell us what it is you’re interested in printing and send us the artwork. Submitting artwork for umbrella printing can be tricky to get to grips with if you’re not […]

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History of the Umbrella
Sep
2019

History of the Umbrella

As the heat and rain are just facts of life, it’s hard to imagine humans having never been without umbrellas since our ancestors learned to fashion tools. However, the umbrella as we know it today indeed has a history that tells us how uncommon its use was for centuries and of its exclusive associations.

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Umbrella with shadow show through print
Mar
2019

Custom design umbrellas and special effects

We build many of our umbrellas from scratch we are able to combine materials and effects to create truly unique design led umbrellas. We can combine canopies to allow special effects, such as an under print to show through. We can also combine materials such as printed PVC canopies and textile to amazing effect. Tone […]

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Umbrella with 4-colour print
Mar
2019

4 Colour Print Process On Umbrella

Or Fine Art Printing on Umbrella For fine art printing we have the ability of printing to a extremely high quality using a 4 colour print process used, specifically for reproduction of artwork and gallery pieces where dramatic colour and shading is required. Fine art printing requires detailed reproduction of subtle colour differences and depth. […]

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Umbrella with embroidery
Mar
2019

Embroidery & Sewing Effects for Umbrellas

Embroidery on umbrellas for a premium effect.

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Design an umbrella
Oct
2018

Design a Promotional Umbrella

When it comes to umbrella design we can create fully customised umbrellas to your specification using different printing methods. Having worked with umbrellas for so long, our team can advise the best model and print options for your particular brand or design. We use quality materials and fabric to create an eye-catching promotional umbrella built […]

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