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Print on Umbrellas

There are many options for your branded printed umbrella. We use and combine a number of different print processes to create your promotional umbrella: dye sublimation, silk-screen, 4-color process print, transfer print, embroidery and good old fashioned sewing and tailoring. We can create eye-catching promotional printed umbrellas to be brand specific. We will always advise you on the most cost effective methods for your particular design. Please find more details on our promotional umbrella print options below.

Silkscreen printing: Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil.

You can print on plastic, clothes, metals and many other materials.The stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink as a clear image. A roller or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing ink past the threads of the woven mesh in the open areas, and printing onto the layers underneath. There are a number of advantages to using screen printing:

  • Good printing thickness for clear logos.
  • Good light resistance. This method can be used for outdoor products, such as umbrellas.
  • Able to print over big areas, up to 3-4 meters.

Heat Transfer printing: This type of printing involves transferring a desired pattern via heat onto a substrate. First, the print machine is heated to a certain temperature, before being pressed with a significant amount of pressure for a certain amount of time onto the umbrella. It is then simply released and your printing in complete! This way of printing holds a number of advantages:

  • Heat printing allows you to reduce your setup time hugely. The only main concern is its cost as it is not as economical compared with other print methods for mass production.One of the primary benefits of a heat press machine when compared with other graphic printing devices is the speed with which businesses can produce finished products.
  • Great for multicoloured printing.
  • Photographic material can be pressed using this method.
  • If in larger quantity, it is more cost effective than silk screen printing.
  • The process is mess-free.

Digital printing: The final method in which umbrellas can be printed on is digital printing. In digital printing, an image is sent directly to a printer using digital files such as PDFs from graphics software. The benefits of using digital printing are that:

*It eliminates the expense of plate-making and setting up the presses.

*It is easier to make last minute changes to a print job or print multiple variations.

*File preparation can be less complicated for those unfamiliar with commercial printing methods.

Should you need any custom print umbrellas, pls contact our umbrella expert. 

Printing Knowledge: Different Types of Printing Umbrella

There are many options for your branded printed umbrella. We use and combine a number of different print processes to create your promotional  printing umbrella: dye sublimation, silk-screen, 4-colour process print, transfer print, embroidery and good old fashioned sewing and tailoring. We can create eye-catching promotional printed umbrellas to be brand specific. We will always advise you on the most cost effective methods for your particular design. Please find more details on our promotional printing umbrella print options below.

Screen printing on umbrellas



This traditional method is highly effective and long-lasting. An image is transferred to the umbrella surface by ink, which is pressed through a stenciled “silk” screen and treated with a light-sensitive emulsion. A screen is required for each color to be printed. The benefits of screen printing are as follows:

  • Over 30 stock colors to choose from
  • Excellent reproduction of color logos
  • Cost-effective printing method
  • Low-cost origination
  • Varnish print is available

The Print size using this technique on readily made stock umbrellas is roughly A4 size.

There is a restriction to not printing to the edge or close to seams.

When we Custom manufactures our umbrellas we can screen print the panels completely prior to sewing. This allows amazing effects such all over print and bold messages and branding.

Digital Printed Umbrellas and Dye-sublimation.

promotional golf umbrella

This is a method of printing umbrellas Digitally and allows for panel printing using vibrant colors and patterns.

As technology has moved on this method of printing has been made more accessible and is available on shorter production runs that previously we would not have been able to manufacture.

The new digital print technology allows us to create some very breathtaking promotional umbrellas that were just not possible a few years ago. We are still learning new visual effects and ways to combine old and new technologies to create ever more visually stunning umbrellas for our clients.

Sublimation or heat transfer printing is the application of sublimation inks onto a surface using a heat press to provide the required combination of heat, time and pressure. This combination causes the inks to be converted from a solid to a gaseous state enabling them to penetrate the material so that a permanent, full-color image is formed. The color penetrates the surface of the item so that the result is colorful, long-lasting and resistant to scratching, unlike some other printing methods that merely print onto the surface of the item.

  • Pantone matched fabric and logo colors from production runs of just 50 umbrellas
  • Dramatic full panel designs can be achieved, using shading and graduation.
  • No limits to the number of colors that can be printed
  • No deterioration of printing after prolonged use, colors stay vibrant.
  • Digital process for photographic and tonal images. Full photographic prints can be achieved. Both in color and black and white

    UV printing of logos and images



  • This low energy technology dramatically reduces the use of solvents in the printing process.  It delivers a range of quality benefits including:
    • Excellent print color matches especially on dark fabric
    • The remarkable level of detail for small text and intricate designs
    • No limit to print colors possible
    • Superb registration between print colors
    • The striking reproduction of 4 colour process designs
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Smooth and even finish

      Embroidery & Sewing Effects


      Embroidered Umbrellas look amazing, and can be combined with traditional printing methods.

      Because many of our umbrellas are made to measure, we can offer a combination of decoration techniques.

      Our factories use the latest in computer controlled multi-headed embroidery machines.

      We can offer a range of embroidery effects, from panel designs to tags and labels and Sleeve Decoration.

      How we make custom promotional umbrellas is unique to your brand.

      Umbrella Manufacturing Process

      We use and combine a number of different print processes: dye sublimation, silkscreen, 4 color process print, transfer print, embroidery, and good old-fashioned sewing and tailoring, all to create breathtaking promotional umbrellas. We are passionate about our umbrellas and only use high-quality products to create both a durable and visually stunning promotional item.

      We have our own in-house design team who can work with you to create a truly bespoke product. As many of our umbrellas are custom and made from scratch, we are able to color match frames as well to create a truly unique umbrella for you. We can also go one step further with other customization options such as engraving the handle, printing the tie wraps and sleeve plus many other bespoke finishing details.


Huifeng Umbrellas,Fashion leader in Digital Printing Umbrellas


Digital Printing Umbrella
Digital Printing Umbrella

On the just-concluded Canton Fair, the brilliant and fascinating digital printing umbrellas displayed by Guangzhou Huifeng Umbrellas (www.hfumbrella.com)caught enough customer eyes. Huifeng’s booth was crowded with many potential clients, and captured orders from clients at home and abroad. What makes an ordinary umbrella so fascinating? Let’s find out the answer.

Digital printing technology is a process of printing patterns onto the transfer paper with high precision printer and then making the final print onto the products after heating at high temperature through drum machines. This technique is now popular in the world for its feature of environmental protection, energy saving and personalization . Digital printing umbrella is an important innovation of using digital printing technology. International brand designers and customers are very fond of digital printing umbrellas because of their bright colors, small min order quantity and short development cycle.


Guangzhou Huifeng Umbrella Co.,Ltd. a traditional custom umbrella manufacturer, has been always trying to look for a new technique which can save energy, reduce environmental pollution and create brand-new products. Since 2006, Huifeng Umbrellas has promoted many digital printing umbrellas at home and abroad. After ten years’ effort in technical improvement, the umbrellas of Huifeng have met the international standards in the aspects of washing fastness, crock fastness, light fastness, etc. Approved by the international inspection agency SGS, Huifeng umbrellas are harmless in compliant with international environmental requirements. Better yet, Huifeng umbrellas are truly excellent in collage technique. In recent years, Huifeng has expanded its market share by selling the umbrellas to about 60 regions and countries in the world including America, Germany, UK, Canada, Australia, etc.

print umbrella
print umbrella

Currently, small order quantity and personalization have become a new trend in the umbrella industry. By virtue of continuous technique innovation and strict service standards, Huifeng Umbrellas has played a leading role in digital printing umbrellas in China. It is believed that Huifeng Umbrellas will embrace greater development in digital printing umbrellas in the future.