Industry Insight

How to Customize Your Umbrella

Are you looking for unique wedding favors? Maybe you want a new way to advertise your business. Whatever the case, there’s nothing more memorable than a stylish umbrella with a good design.

How can you make yours feel special? What are the most useful tips and tricks? This is your ultimate guide to customizing an umbrella!

Tips for Customizing Your Umbrella

Not everyone is born an artist, so you might not know where to start. These are the most important things to keep in mind:

  1. Choose a stylish umbrella.
  2. Find the right size.
  3. Be creative with your design.
  4. Print your design on only one panel.
  5. Select a good color combo.

Choose a Stylish Umbrella

Umbrellas make you think of sophistication and poise. A touch of ombre, a classic plaid pattern, or a cool bubble shape will turn heads! These styles also make a great canvas for your custom design or message.

Style Suggestions

Style Suggestions
Style Suggestions

Find the Right Size

Think about why you need the umbrellas before settling on a size. After all, it’s possible you need something specific to fit the occasion.

How to Choose the Right Umbrella for Your Event


Occasion
Recommendation

Traveling to a Convention Or Fundraiser

Traveling to a Convention Or Fundraiser

Carrying case that’s easy to
pack in your luggage

Sun Shade for An Outdoor Event

Sun Shade for An Outdoor Event

Large enough to cover everything
(40” – 48”)

Décor for An Indoor Event

Décor for An Indoor Event

The smaller, the better if you risk
opening one indoors
(37” or less)

Offering the Umbrellas As Gifts

Offering the Umbrellas As Gifts

Foldable or collapsible
to fit in a gift bag

Be Creative with Your Design

Since there’s a lot of space on an umbrella, you have all the freedom in the world to be creative with your design. Try printing a quippy message or go all out with an eye-catching logo. Ultimately, the design on the canopy is what makes your umbrella distinct and memorable.

Be Creative with Your Design

Select a Good Color Combo

Most of the time, you can print one color for free, and anything extra will cost a bit more. The good news, though, is that one color is all you really need. Try any of these wallet-friendly combos!

Option A

Option A:
White imprint on a colorful umbrella

Option B

Option B:
Match the imprint color to one of the panels

Option C

Option C:
Keep it neutral

Why Do You Need a Custom Umbrella?

A custom umbrella is great at offering shade from the hot sun and shielding you from the rain on a cloudy day. Beyond that, it also brings a personal touch to any of the following:

Wedding Favors

Wedding Favors

If you’re having a spring wedding, umbrellas are a timely and stylish favor for your guests. You can also monogram the canopy and use them as décor if the ceremony is outdoors.

Trade Show Giveaways

Trade Show Giveaways

While the competition is handing out tote bags or pens, you can stand apart with umbrellas. Print your logo on the canopy and hand them out to the crowd.

Employee Gifts

Employee Gifts

Gift cards are nice, but they don’t do much once they’re used. An umbrella will last a lifetime, all while being a great way to advertise when the company’s name is printed.

Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Amusement parks, resorts, and zoos can all have umbrellas in their gift shops. They’re sure to fly off the shelves if there’s an unexpected downpour mid-vacation!

Fundraisers

Fundraisers

Are you a non-profit with a big fundraiser around the corner? Raise even more awareness by selling custom umbrellas at the event!

The Bottom Line

Umbrellas should never be plain and boring! There’s plenty of room on the canopy for any design, message, or logo under the sun. Go ahead – let it rain on your parade. You’ll be carrying that cool custom umbrella!