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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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Custom Restaurant Patio Umbrellas

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Custom Restaurant Patio Umbrellas

Custom patio umbrellas are one of the best ways to attract attention to your bar, restaurant, cafe or hotel.  They are very visible from the street and increase customers' awareness of your business and outdoor patio.  Using a bright colour fabric that matches your logo colour and/or your printed logo on the umbrellas extends your branding and catches the eyes of passersby.  Most importantly, a nice-looking sturdy patio umbrella creates an impression that your patio is a comfortable, inviting place to sit and eat or relax. At Cheeky Umbrella, we are the umbrella experts. We manufacture our own products so...

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Custom Umbrellas for Employee Gifts at Accounting Firm

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Custom Umbrellas for Employee Gifts at Accounting Firm

Customer:  KPMG Canada, a national accounting firm Purpose:  Employee and customer gifts. Umbrellas:  Classic Long and Modern Wood Long Printing:  A one-colour white logo on two opposite panels.  Printed using screen print method.  At Cheeky Umbrella, we are the umbrella experts. We manufacture our own products so we can ensure the highest quality, and we sell them direct to you at manufacturer-direct prices.  Browse our premium quality rain umbrellas and patio umbrellas!

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An Umbrella Expert's Review on the Repel Easy Touch Umbrella

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An Umbrella Expert's Review on the Repel Easy Touch Umbrella

The Repel Easy Touch Umbrella is one of the most well reviewed umbrellas on the internet, and one of the top selling umbrellas on Amazon.  Is it all it's cracked up to be?  We have over ten years experience manufacturing and designing umbrellas and here's our take on the popular umbrella. Size:  Nothing really stands out in this category.  This umbrella is a 3-fold umbrella (the ribs fold 3 times) and folds to about 11.5 inches and has 21 inch ribs, which is a standard size.  It folds to a size that you can easily store in your bag or...

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