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Engraved Umbrellas

Posted by Jen Zurowski on

Umbrellas with an engraved logo can make a unique promotional gift for your business.  Typically the company logo is engraved into a wood handle using a laser engraving machine.  A couple of tips to keep in mind about engraved umbrellas: Engraving looks best when the finish on the wood is a contrasting colour to the natural colour of the wood underneath.  That way, the engraved logo is in contrast to the rest of the handle and it stands out more.   Laser engraving is more expensive than screen printing a logo on the fabric canopy of the umbrella, so our advice...

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOME PATIO UMBRELLA AND A COMMERCIAL PATIO UMBRELLA?

Posted by Jen Zurowski on

A patio umbrella in a commercial setting (restaurant, bar, cafe or hotel) gets much more rigorous use than one in a residential/home setting - it is open and closed many more times, it is moved around a lot, and it is not cared for as well by staff as a home user would care for it.  As a result, if you are a commercial business seeking patio umbrellas, it is important to choose a patio umbrella that has been designed specifically for commercial use, or you will likely experience frequent breakage.  Here are a few quick tips for what to...

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Things to Keep in Mind When Shopping for Custom Commercial Patio Umbrellas

Posted by Jen Zurowski on

Being in the custom patio umbrellas business in Canada for over ten years, we've worked with a huge variety of customers with a variety of needs.  Here's our list of things to consider when you are shopping for your custom commercial patio umbrellas. 1.  Purpose.  What will you be using the umbrellas for?  You will want to consider the amount of usage they will get and the longevity you want.  E.g. Are the umbrellas for a short-term event or will they be used on your restaurant patio every day.  You will want to invest in a higher quality umbrella for...

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Things to Keep in Mind When Buying Custom Umbrellas for Promotional Gifts

Posted by Jen Zurowski on

Being in the custom umbrellas business in Canada for over ten years, we've worked with a huge variety of customers with a variety of needs.  Here's our list of things to consider when you are shopping for your custom umbrellas. 1.  Purpose.  What will you be using the umbrellas for?  E.g. If the umbrellas are for a conference or you need to travel with them, you'll probably need to look at the compacts that fold to a small size to put in a bag. 2.  Goal.  What are you hoping to accomplish with these umbrellas?  If your goal is outdoor...

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Why Custom Umbrellas are the Best Promotional Gifts in Vancouver

Posted by Jen Zurowski on

The West Coast of BC has a reputation for rain.  In fact, when you look at the stats, Abbotsford, Vancouver and Victoria are in the top 4 for number of rainy days in Canada, so the reputation has truth in it!  Here are the reasons umbrellas make one of the best promotional gifts in BC: Useful:  With the amount of rain we get here on the west coast, umbrellas are practical gifts that everyone can use.  They are unisex and one-size-fits-all. Memorable:  Since umbrellas are not as common as pens, bags or apparel for corporate gifts, they stand out and...

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