Everyone uses umbrella one time or another. Be it for rainy days, sun scorching mid day or even as fashion! Umbrellas are used for many occasions which invoke the idea of marketing and branding in the advertising industry. Besides its original practicality, companies are giving away these umbrellas with their corporate logo printed on the panels.
As Singapore umbrella supplier, DC9 Gifts Pte Ltd has put together a few pointers for ready stock umbrella printing in Singapore. We hope to share with our clients and readers some of the technical aspects in umbrella printing.
- Types of umbrellas – umbrellas are generally divided into 2 different types, straight unfoldable umbrellas and foldable umbrellas. Straight umbrellas are used if space is not a constraint as it cannot be folded. Golf and picnic umbrellas are variants of straight umbrellas. 3 folded types are being used if portability is a main consideration. These 3 folds can be placed conveniently inside a bag. Besides 3 folds, there are also 2 folds umbrellas in the market.
- Parts of an umbrella – there are 4 types to an umbrella. Canopy is the part with 8 different panels where logo is printed. It is made of either polyester or pongee material. Skeleton is the wire mesh underneath the canopy which closes or opens up the canopy. Shaft is the middle long straight portion which could be made of either carbon fiber or metal. Handle is the holding part which could be made of either woods or plastic.
- Types of printing – umbrellas can be printed either by silkscreen printing or heat transfer printing. Silkscreen printing is generally for simple colors. Heat transfer printing for more complex graphics.