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Where Do I Find a Quality Umbrella in Canada?

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Where Do I Find a Quality Umbrella in Canada?

The rainy weather has already returned this Fall.  You’d think that in one of the rainiest cities on the planet, Vancouver residents would know where to find a quality umbrella, but it is a tough find these days!  The retailers that sold higher quality umbrellas in the past have almost all disappeared – Gum Drops boutique in Kitsilano in Vancouver closed six years ago, Raindrops in Toronto closed two years ago, and finally last year, Bella Umbrella in Seattle closed and the iconic Umbrella Shop in Vancouver closed its doors.  Today, we believe your workplace is now the best place...

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Umbrella Printing Methods

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Umbrella Printing Methods

There are three ways for us to print on an umbrella:  screen printing, heat transfer and digital sublimation. SCREEN PRINTINGIn this method, a mesh screen is made with a stencil of your logo burned into it.  Ink is squeezed through the screen and onto the umbrella panel.  Screen printing is for solid colours only (no gradients), up to 4 colours maximum.  This is the most economical print method and is the most common. HEAT TRANSFER PRINTINGIn this method, your logo is digitally printed onto a vinyl substrate, cut out, and heat pressed onto the panel.  This method is for multi-colour...

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How to Buy the Best Quality Umbrella

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How to Buy the Best Quality Umbrella

We've all been there...you've been caught without an umbrella and rush into the nearest drugstore to purchase one.  Just one or two uses later, it breaks and you're kicking ourselves for spending your hard-earned dollars on something so poor!  Fast forward to today and you are considering purchasing some customized umbrellas with your company's logo for a corporate gift, but this drugstore umbrella experience is in the back of your mind.  You don't want to give your customers or employees something that breaks after only a couple of uses!  How do you tell the difference between a good quality and...

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Unique Custom Umbrellas for Your Business

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Unique Custom Umbrellas for Your Business

Here are a few ideas for unique logo placement for your custom umbrella for your business:    Handle Engraving: Your logo can be engraved in our wood handle umbrellas. MOQ: 25 units; Production Time: 2-3 weeks.    Printed Trim: We can print logos, messages or taglines on a trim along the bottom edge of the panels. Your timing must be flexible for this option because it must be accomplished at our overseas factory and brought in with an incoming stock order. MOQ: 50 units; Production Time: 6-8 weeks.     Printed Interior: We can print your logo on the interior...

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Best Gifts for Law Firm Clients: Custom Umbrellas

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Best Gifts for Law Firm Clients:  Custom Umbrellas

Law firms often want to thank their customers for their business by giving them a gift.  Umbrellas custom printed with your logo or artwork are one of the best corporate gifts for lawyers to give their customers and here's why: Useful:  You don't want to give a gift that the recipient won't use...what a waste!  Since it rains just about everywhere, umbrellas are practical gifts that everyone can use. Memorable:  Since umbrellas are not as common as pens, bags or apparel for corporate gifts, it will stand out and will be remembered by your customers. Visible:  Umbrellas provide eye-catching outdoor...

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