The Umbrella Workshop Blog

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Master card umbrella
Jul
2016

5 cool custom options for umbrellas

There’s more to branded umbrellas than meets the eye – printing your logo on the outside is just the start. Read on to discover five cool custom options for our premium pieces.

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Bollinger umbrella
Jun
2016

Bath’s Brolly Walk

This summer, Georgian Bath (a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, no less) is looking more photogenic than ever before – hard to believe, we know, but it’s thanks in part to the installation of Umbrella Street in the city’s SouthGate development.

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British flag on umbrella
May
2016

An umbrella fit for a queen!

For tailor-made umbrellas of the highest quality – or literally fit for a queen – look no further than The Umbrella Workshop! Earlier this year, we were approached to make an umbrella specifically to protect her majesty from the unpredictable Great British weather. Having already produced some very special umbrellas in our time (for designers and diplomats alike) our team rose to the challenge and delivered something suitably regal… complete with royal crest, of course.

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May
2016

Umbrellas (and parasols) keep us busy all year round…

The Umbrella Workshop produces and distributes tailor-made umbrellas all over the world, so we’re busy all year round as you can always guarantee its rainy season somewhere! That said, as specialists in umbrellas of various shapes, sizes and colours, it was only a matter of time before printed parasols became part of our range as well… Come rain or shine, you can count on The Umbrella Workshop to protect your customers and even your products themselves from the elements in style!

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British Flag Umbrellas
Jan
2016

Best of British

The Umbrella Workshop offers a vast number of umbrellas for branding, including various options manufactured here in Britain.

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Jon Rafman digital print on modern city walker
Dec
2015

Jon Rafman artist promotional umbrella

Montreal born artist, filmmaker and essayist focuses on the impact of technology on the contemporary consciousness and how it distances us from ourselves. His work has gained much attention with his exhibitions of images found on Google Street View.

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Pantone matched folding umbrella
Jul
2015

PMS or Pantone matching system

PMS – not to be confused with the monthly troubles women can endure, but the universal matching system that allows printers, designers and manufacturers to perfectly match colours on any fabric or material.

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Great Tool from PANTONE, matching colour to Pantone references
Jun
2015

Great Tool from PANTONE, matching colour to Pantone references

We at the Umbrella Workshop, love colour We live and breathe it each day. We have our favourite colours, our troublesome colours and colours we think should not come out to play. PANTONE is the absolute resource for designers , clients and printers and manufacturers to speak in the same language of colour. As the Inuit tribes […]

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Nye Timber umbrella print
Oct
2014

Portfolio of luxury promotional merchandise

Nyetimber commissioned us to produce a complimentary portfolio of branded merchandise that included a premium walking umbrella, USBs and pens.

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Man with Umbrella in Hong Kong
Oct
2014

A symbol for democracy

There are striking images coming from Hong Kong of protesters using umbrellas as a symbol for pro-democracy which are moving and emotive. Protesters have been using umbrellas to protect them from tear gas and are using them to mark territory they are occupying.

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