An umbrella is a useful and unique corporate gift, and the recipient will be reminded of your company every time they use it. As we mentioned in this post, screen printing is the most common way to add a logo on an umbrella in our local stock (in Vancouver, Canada). But if your logo/image is a photographic image, has gradients in it and/or has more than 4 colours, we must use a heat transfer process. In this process, the image is digitally printed on a vinyl substrate and heat pressed onto the panel of the umbrella. It is more expensive than screen printing, but you can print any full-colour image onto the umbrella this way. We are limited to printing on the flattest part of the panel (the bottom centre of each panel), and you want to limit the size to a small portion of the panel because printing too large of an area will make the fabric too stiff/thick. If you want to print a full-colour photographic or gradient image all-over a full panel or the entire umbrella, we recommend a sublimation process that we can do at our factory overseas and print the panels before they are sewn together and constructed onto the frame.
Here is an example of a heat transfer print on an umbrella below. You can see it has multi-colours and gradients in the graphic which makes a heat transfer method required.
Check out our variety of premium quality designer umbrellas that you can add a heat transfer print onto. Minimum order is 12 units, lead time approx 3 weeks.