Supplying artwork for umbrellas

October 2021

Artwork for umbrellas requires the artwork to be to be high resolution

Artwork needs to be supplied to us in a suitable format for printing to ensure crisp, superb quality interpretation on the umbrella panels. An image or graphic might look great on your phone or computer but when printed across an umbrella won’t look so good unless it’s super quality or also called resolution.

At the Umbrella Workshop we take immense pride in our work and want to ensure you have the best printed umbrella possible. For this reason, we need artwork supplied in an EPS format.
If you work with a graphic designer, they will easily be able to supply this to you, in either EPS or PDF file format.

  • We will always review artwork prior to printing and will supply you with a photo proof prior to production.
  • If you have simple artwork requirements, we will always be happy to oblige and re-format into a print ready format.
  • Simple text logo in jpg. or word format – this is pretty straight forward and we will prepare for FREE. Jpg. or photo of simple logo – this would usually take an hour of art-working.
  • Complex drawn design to transfer to digital print-ready format – would suggest two hours required for this.
Map print on inside of umbrella with high quality artwork for umbrellas

Artwork requirements for printed photos on umbrellas

For photo reproduction on umbrellas, the image should be of a suitable resolution and quality to ensure good print reproduction, usually 300dpi. We will be able to advise you of this. If we have concerns as to the reproduction of a supplied image, we recommend providing a full preproduction sample. There is an additional charge of £45 for this but ensures that you are fully happy with print prior to full production. Premium quality corporate umbrella gifts or employee umbrella gifts are sustainable choices that add value to relationships but also prevent landfill through making responsible choices and not gifting throwaway items.

Print sizes for umbrellas

We can print all over a panel of an umbrella and match artwork up at the seams of an umbrella to show a continuous print. We print the panels of the umbrella when they are flat and then they are constructed after being printed. When the artwork is matched up during construction, this is done by hand, by experienced technicians. This takes time and it is not possible to do this by an automated machine. Our UK umbrellas are printed within a print area after the umbrella is constructed and it is not possible to print all over our UK manufactured umbrellas.

Green perimeter tape on seams of umbrella

Artwork services for umbrellas

If you have a design or idea for your umbrella, we can help you turn this into a print ready file. We will supply this to you in an EPS and PDF format so you can use for other printing requirements and tweak or change your design in the future.

Artwork for umbrellas services are charged on an hourly basis at £45 per hour.

We will supply you files in a number of formats, such as EPS, PDF, JPEG and TIFF for you to use as you wish.

What is an EPS file?

An EPS file is used by graphic designers and printers and in simple terms allows a common language to be used for graphics. The benefit of an EPS file with artwork for bags, is that it can be resized without loss of resolution from the size of a stamp to the size of a house.

According to Wikipedia it is: An EPS file is a stream of generic PostScript printing commands. Thus, many PostScript printer drivers have an option to save as EPS, or to add EPS DSC information to their output which you can “print to file”. Saving as EPS was a feature of Microsoft’s PSCRIPT.DRV Windows printer driver and Adobe’s ADOBEPS.DRV Windows printer driver for Windows versions prior to Windows 2000.

A number of programs will save or convert text and vector art to EPS format, including:

• Adobe Acrobat
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe In Design
• Adobe Photoshop (later versions)
• CorelDRAW
• Cytoscape
• FlexiSign
• Ghostscript
• GIMP (requires Ghostscript)
• GNU Octave
• ImageMagick (requires Ghostscript)
• Inkscape
• InPage
• LibreOffice Draw
• Macromedia Freehand
• Maple
• Mathematica
• MathType
• Matlab
• OmniGraffle
• Draw
• PhotoImpact X3
• QuarkXPress
• R (programming language)
• Scribus
• Swift Publisher
• Xara
• Xfig

What can we do for you?

Wurlin-The Umbrella Workshop are specialists in umbrella manufacture, bespoke bags, packaging and customised merchandise. Progressive and flexible, we work with creative agencies and brand owners to diligently explore concepts and develop custom branded solutions. Experienced in sourcing products with a global supplier reach, we are trusted partners to clients for innovative manufacture, structured project coordination and international distribution.

Find out more or ask us to quote on your umbrella artwork. We’d love to help you with 

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