The Umbrella Workshop Blog

Design and ideas we want to share with you

White with contrast black underside branded umbrella
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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50s to 60s vintage parasols
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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Custom design umbrella with special effects
Aug
2018

Screen printing on umbrellas

This traditional method of screen printing on umbrellas is highly effective and long lasting. An image is transferred to the umbrella surface by ink, which is pressed through a stencilled “silk” screen and treated with a light-sensitive emulsion. A screen is required for each colour to be printed. The benefits of screen printing are as […]

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Umbrella with metallic print
Feb
2018

Metallic Printing on Umbrellas

Metallic printing on umbrellas is absolutely possible. We use a variety of inks and print effects for the reproduction of metallic logos and detailed metallic print on our umbrellas. We don’t use gold coloured ink we use real gold! Our gold and silver inks contain tiny quantities of the base material, making the print iridescent. […]

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Aphex Twin digital print on umbrella
Oct
2017

Digital printing and dye sublimation on umbrella

Digital Printed Umbrellas and Dye sublimation Umbrellas. This is a method of printing umbrellas digitally and allows full panel print. Also called edge-to-edge print for artwork using vibrant colour, pattern or photos. As technology has progressed, this method of printing has been made more accessible. This means it is available on shorter production runs and […]

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All Over Print Umbrella
Sep
2017

UV Printing on Umbrellas

This low energy technology dramatically reduces the use of solvents in the printing process.  It delivers a range of quality benefits including: Excellent print colour matches especially on dark fabric Remarkable level of detail for small text and intricate designs No limit to print colours possible Superb registration between print colours Striking reproduction of 4 […]

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