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What is a Commercial Patio Umbrella?

Posted by Jen Zurowski on

What is the difference between a commercial patio umbrella and a home patio umbrella? Commercial patio umbrellas are for use in settings such as hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, and other businesses.  Since umbrellas in commercial settings get more frequent use than those in residential settings, they must be made with more durability to hold up to heavy use. What are the functional differences? Commercial patio umbrellas are made with higher quality materials suited for the constant and daily use required of them in commercial settings. They typically have fabrics that are more fade-resistant, and frames that are more wind-resistant and...

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Custom Logo Printing on Patio Umbrellas

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Custom Logo Printing on Patio Umbrellas

The best way to add your logo to a patio umbrella is choose a fade-resistant fabric and screen print your logo on it.  To screen print a logo on the patio umbrella, 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.  As a result, only solid colours can be accomplished (no gradients) and the maximum number of colours is 4.  Another way to print on patio umbrellas is sublimation printing.  In this method, the entire panels are printed in full colour. The dye particles...

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Custom Patio Umbrellas Canada

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Canada has a notorious reputation for rain, but summers are actually quite hot in most places, and patio umbrellas are a great way for restaurants/bars/cafes to offer shade and promote their brand.  Custom patio umbrellas branded with your company logo are useful for: Seasonal promotions: Patio umbrellas provide great spring/summer billboards to promote beer/beverage brands. Attracting attention to your patio: A bright coloured patio umbrella with your restaurant name/logo is a great way to grab the attention of passersby. At Cheeky Umbrella, we are the umbrella experts. We manufacture our own products so we can ensure the highest quality, and...

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What to Look for When Buying a Commercial Patio Umbrella

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Here are some tips to consider when buying a patio umbrella for promotional purposes or for your restaurant, bar, cafe or hotel. FABRICA worn and/or faded patio umbrella out front of your restaurant does not leave a great impression with customers. Here are some things to consider when you are choosing your patio umbrella fabric: Fade-resistance: Most patio umbrellas on the market use a dip-dyed polyester fabric, which fades so quickly that you can even notice a difference within 30 days. It might not be as noticeable if you have chosen a light colour like beige, but vibrant or dark...

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Where to Find the Best Patio Umbrellas

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After almost ten years in the umbrella business, we know all the players!  Here are our favourites in the industry in Canada and the US: TUCCI:  BEST LUXURY UMBRELLASThis company uses the most high end fabrics and materials, so if price is not a factor, these guys have the most elegant umbrellas on the market.https://www.tuuci.com/collections/parasols/TREASURE GARDEN:  BEST VALUE UMBRELLASWe think these guys offer the best value in the $200-300 range.http://treasuregarden.com/ SANTA BARBARA UMBRELLAS:  MOST UNIQUE UMBRELLASRuffles, stripes, interesting shaped valances, and bright colours.  This company has the most eye-catching styles!https://santabarbaradesigns.com/designer-collections/ CHEEKY UMBRELLA: BEST CUSTOM PRINTED PATIO UMBRELLASOf course, we may...

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