About Your Custom Umbrella
As a UK company, we understand the importance of a good umbrella! Umbrella printing is something we do best, so when you design your own umbrella, you can be sure that you will be receiving a brolly made with the utmost care and attention to detail. Choose from crook handle in black or natural. Quintessentially British, your new custom umbrella has a generous canopy that will keep pesky rain showers at bay. With 8 printable panels made from our durable and resilient Linden waterproof fabric, your designs will look vibrant and stylish for years to come.
At a glance
Wind resistant canopy
8 printable areas
2 style options
City Auto: 89 cm with a 102 cm full canopy
Golf: 98 cm with a 136 cm full canopy
Handmade in UK
How Your Printed Umbrellas Are Printed & Made
Umbrella printing takes place at the Contrado studio in London. Every order is handmade by expert artisans. The large canopy has 8 printable panels, each of which can be individually designed, making your custom umbrella one of a kind. Your designs are printed onto Linden waterproof fabric, which is renowned for its superior print quality and its water resilient nature. Lightweight yet tough, it makes the perfect canopy fabric for printed umbrellas. The metal frame of your umbrella has been made with supreme skill, and the sleek opening and collapse mechanisms are strong and sturdy, making them ideal for wet and windy weather. Each panel is individually printed using our specialist digital process, before it is hand cut and stitched together. We finish the spokes of the frame with black or silver nickel tips. These not only add a classy finishing touch, but they also protect from the sharp edges.
To clean your umbrella, simply brush off hardened dirt, or shake it off when wet. As the canopy is made from a water-repellent fabric, it is self-cleaning. The non-aluminium sections off the umbrella is non-corrosive, so you don't have to worry about them rusting over time.
You can have a lot of fun with umbrella printing. Our design interface gives you 8 individual panels to print on, allowing you to create a continuous pattern all the way around the umbrella, or a different design per panel. There are 2 different styles of umbrella to choose from; the Golf has a straight maple handle with an automatic opening. This style is perfect for more contemporary designs. The City Auto umbrella has a manual opening and a crook handle in your choice of black or natural. We recommend selecting this option if your design is more traditional, or if you want to evoke an aesthetic from a bygone era.
Reviews for Custom Umbrella
based on 2 customer reviews
Purchased two city brollys. Easy to design template, delivery came on time and well packaged. Colours vibrant and brolly looks fab when opened. Material robust, and looks very well made. Very pleased indeed.
Fast delivery and very good quality. I will order again from Contrado.
How does this product enhance my...
Keep yourself free from drizzle with your own bespoke umbrella. Flimsy, pocket sized umbrellas might be suitable for a light shower, but when the rain pours down, you want the protection of a large canopy and a sturdy structure. Design your own custom umbrella and create something that will show off your personal style, even in the darkness of a thunderstorm. Opt for original artwork, typography or unusual patterns to make yours stand out.
If you run a luxury hotel or B&B, then you will know that it is all about those little special added extras. Small details can make all the difference to your customers, and can be a sure fire way to entice them to stay with you again. Why not design your own umbrellas with your hotel name or logo included in the design? Leave an umbrella in each bedroom, and some in the lobby, so guests can enjoy a walk in the grounds, whatever the weather.
Expand your product catalogue by creating a range of custom umbrellas with your original artwork. Our luxurious, handmade umbrellas make the perfect accessory for any collection. A universally useful product, made all the better with our expert craftsmanship and your designs. They make a unique supplementary product to include alongside coats, jackets and any other outerwear - even bags. Your customers can enjoy matching their accessories with their fashion.
Frequently asked questions:
What are the differences in styles?
The City Auto style is slightly smaller (89cm x 102cm) than the Golf (98cm x 136cm). They are both made from the same material, but the City Auto has 2 crook handle options, in black and natural, and it has a manual opening with a top lock. The Golf has straight black maple handle and an automatic opening.
Is the umbrella waterproof?
Your new custom umbrella is completely water repellent. Made from our touch and durable Linden waterproof fabric, your umbrella is resistant to water, so raindrops simply rolls off of the material. Our expert stitching ensures no drops will work their way through the seams of the fabric.
How many areas can I customise?
Your new umbrella is unlike anything you have seen before. Taking customisation to a new level, our unique design interface allows you to print on all 8 of the umbrella's panels. This means your designs or artwork will cover the whole of the umbrella, creating a completely bespoke piece.
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These stunning umbrella designs from our #ContradoCreative artists are the perfect way to keep you dry and stylish on a rainy day.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important, choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.