Promotional Umbrellas | Custom Printed Umbrellas for Giveaways
Our promotional umbrellas come in many styles and materials. Whether you go with a custom market umbrella, logo custom imprinted folding umbrella, personalized golf umbrella, our large promotional beach umbrellas, or our wholesale wind-resistant polyester umbrellas, satisfaction is guaranteed.
Custom Umbrella Promotional Products with Your Logo
A customized umbrella is a creative and popular promotional giveaway at any trade show! To ensure that we are dry at all times, we turn to umbrellas. Sometimes we even use them for a way to create shade on a sunny, hot day. Because weather can be unpredictable, most people keep them in their cars, offices, and homes. Investing in business logo imprinted umbrellas for your next promotion or a patio umbrella for outdoor displays carries a guarantee that your company logo will get a lot of mileage.
Additional Information About Our Custom UmbrellasWhich Promotional Umbrella Best Fits Your Promo Needs? Promotional Umbrella Styles Promotional Umbrella Construction Features Other Design Features of Promotional Umbrellas
Which Promotional Umbrella Best Fits Your Promo Needs?
In order to choose the umbrella that best suits your business needs, it is important to consider the type of occasion and the user. Depending on the different features and pricing constraints, some may be better than others for your intended use.
Promotional Umbrella Arc Sizes
Perhaps it is stating the obvious, but a critical part of choosing a custom umbrella is considering how long the user will need protection from the rain. You'll also want to take into account how many people may want to use it simultaneously. The larger the arc, the better the coverage. Will the use of your promotional umbrella be for a quick dash from the car into work? If so, a custom printed fold-up umbrella with a 36 to 45 inch canopy will do the trick. Will diehard spectators be out in the rain at a golf tournament? In that case, a larger custom business logo golf umbrella is a better choice. An arc of 48 inches or more is ideal. Will you be creating a designer umbrella for use at campus tours, or for bellhops at hotel entryways to shelter guests hopping into a cab? Consider the larger 60 inch sizes for these uses so more than one person can keep dry. Finally, promotional market umbrellas are specifically designed for groups of people at a table or booth.
Promotional Umbrella Lengths
Are you handing out custom printed umbrellas to people on the go? Will they be used at your business by your employees? Is there a special event taking place outside? Depending on the answers to these questions, the length you choose for your personalized umbrellas will be important.
Promotional Umbrella Styles
Promotional Folding Umbrellas
The shafts of folding umbrellas divide into sections so that they can telescope into full size for opening and then collapse down to become more compact. Likewise, the canopy ribs, (the parts that are like spokes on a wheel), will fold into sections when closed. Ranging in size from an ultra-compact 6 inches to a more moderate size of 15 inches, the best folding promotional umbrella will depend on the location where the on-the-go user is going to store it and carry it. Auto dealers may choose an under-the-seat size. Travel agencies may choose a carry on bag size. Whichever size you choose, many of the folding colorful umbrella models on our site have canopies that are just as large as some of the long shafted styles and will showcase your company logo just as brilliantly. Whatever your specific promotional needs might be, you can rest assured that we can direct you to all of the best promotional folding umbrellas to bear your company logo.
Long Shafted Promotional Golf Umbrellas
The traditional, non-folding umbrella design is the classic look we all know with the longer shaft. These are often referred to as golf umbrellas. Most of our promotional golf umbrellas are straight, but some have classy curved handles at the end. This type of umbrella has a broad range of canopy sizes, and can have a more professional look appropriate for business environments. With the larger length, these are well suited as company logo umbrellas for sporting clubs, outdoor staff, or as corporate gifts, but are not as fitting for travelers. Predictably enough, our company logo imprinted travel umbrellas are the best fit for that demographic. Many people prefer using golf umbrellas in their everyday lives as their panels have a solid feel and a sense of strength.
Promotional Market Umbrellas
Featuring the ultimate size for advertising your business logo, market umbrellas are in a league of their own. These commercial umbrellas, also known as patio umbrellas, are used for covering tables and booths, mostly for shade. Special events and outdoor cafes are some of the most likely places that custom promotional market umbrellas are put to use. Thirsty fair-goers and eager trade show attendees will spot your custom printed business logo from long distances to find their way to your booth for refreshments or promotional giveaway items. Search the models on our site to find the best style of market umbrella to promote your brand.
Promotional Umbrella Construction Features
Just about everyone has had the unpleasant experience of their umbrella breaking in the wind. Sometimes it means the end of life for the umbrella, as well as its active promotion of your business logo. This may not be as much of a concern for "emergency"; umbrellas that are kept under car seats or in desks, but for when extended use is expected, quality construction of the umbrella may be crucial. This is the driving concept behind our promotional windproof umbrellas, which are great for use at the beach and beyond.
Frame Materials and Design
Telescopic shafts and folding ribs are convenient because they allow the umbrella to become compact and easily portable. This feature makes our promotional telescopic umbrellas very convenient. However, they are less durable because they are more vulnerable to wind. Most shafts, telescopic and long, are made of aluminum, which does have the advantage of being lightweight.
Our custom business logo imprinted umbrellas with wooden shafts are stronger and have a more high-end appearance. At the same time, they are heavier and might be more susceptible to losing their luster if mistreated when compared with other varieties. The look is most certainly fitting with a professional and/or office environment. They're a good choice for leaving at the door of business offices, law firms, upscale clubs or resorts, or universities for guests to use on the spot.
The ultimate material for frame construction is fiberglass. It's lightweight, will bend in the wind, and won't rust or pit like some metals. Furthermore, anyone who is concerned about lightning may feel more comfortable with a non-metal frame in a storm. Many of our fiberglass frame custom umbrellas are designed to spring back after inversion. If your goal is to offer a long lasting, sturdy umbrella to keep your brand in circulation, fiberglass frames are a good bet.
Wind Resistant Features
For anyone with a long walk from the parking lot or a day outside on the job, wind resistance will be a critical feature. There are quite a few design features that are implemented to create a truly superior promotional wind resistant umbrella. The most common design for these personalized umbrellas consists of a double canopy and/or vented holes. These are designed to allow wind to escape from underneath while not allowing raindrops to fall through.
Polyester, nylon, and pongee are the three most common materials used in the manufacture of our custom umbrellas. They all offer protection from rain and are lightweight, but polyester and nylon are less expensive than pongee. Our company logo nylon umbrellas are reputed to imprint better, and our promotional polyester umbrellas have better sun protecting properties. The pongee used for umbrellas is typically a blend of polyester and a small amount of silk. It is the premium choice and is used on many upscale promotional umbrellas, especially for its superior rip-resistance, Finally, some umbrellas have a clear, vinyl canopy that creates a view of what's ahead while completely covering heads and shoulders. Frequently referred to as "bubble" umbrellas, these are a fun variety of unique promotional umbrellas. All of the above make great outdoor promotional gifts and giveaways for nearly any organization.
Other Design Features of Promotional Umbrellas
Opening and Closing
Most people prefer an umbrella that has a push button auto open spring mechanism. Promotional push button automatic opening umbrellas may not fit into all budgets since they are typically more expensive. There may be some instances when a fast action auto open could become problematic, such as in a crowded waiting area. In those cases a corporate logo personalized manual open umbrella, which affords more control, may be the better option. Some manual open styles are designed with easier push buttons than others as well, which may be especially fitting for older customers or those with arthritic fingers. The open/close mechanism could be important for the end user and should be considered when choosing which style meets your customers' needs. We have several types of compact folding umbrellas, all of which are intuitive and easy to operate.
One of the advantages of choosing custom umbrellas as promotional gifts is the versatility of color combinations. Matching school or corporate colors is easier with the numerous offerings of alternating panel colors. For standing out in a crowd, bright colors will be hard to miss on a promotional item such as an umbrella. Checkerboard designs, promotional patriotic umbrellas and animal print umbrellas, all-over full color customization, and even an interior imprint of the sky are other stand-out choices. And of course for more conservative or elegant uses, plain black or patterned branded umbrellas make the right impression.
Carrying and Storing
Everyone would like to keep their personalized umbrella logo looking fresh. Most folding umbrellas and many golf umbrellas come with a case that will protect the fabric and logos when not in use. Many of these are nylon sleeves, and some have mesh cuffs and drawstrings that loosen the end to make taking the umbrella in and out easier. Other categories of nylon sleeves for golf umbrellas even have an over-the-shoulder strap, convenient for hands-free carrying. These are perfect rainy day giveaways for a golf tournament and great gifts for golf fans, new customers, and all kinds of business functions.
Hard cases offer more protection while stowed away and are popular as a travel umbrella promotion. Zip up, fabric covered cases, and plastic tubes are two of the styles offered that allow the case to be imprinted.
To make the umbrellas easier to carry when not in use and to create an extra way to hold on to the umbrella if a swift wind comes along, look for cases and handles that have built-in wrist straps. For longer periods of use, umbrellas with either finger grooves or foam wraps on the handles create a more comfortable grip. These comfort handles can be found as features in both more expensive and budget-friendly models. Contact us if you need any more information on our custom printed umbrellas and their various categories. Shop our inventory today!