How Long Does it Take to Make a Custom Umbrella?
This is a question we get every day, and it it important to understand the process to appreciate how long it will take to make your umbrellas and why. If all you need is a custom full color print check out our fastest umbrella frames which allow for custom printing on tow of our popular stock frames.
There are seven steps to create truly custom umbrellas:
- Design: After finalizing the print design with you, we determine your cost per umbrella. We refine the fabric choice and print design for your umbrella to get the best effect for your money. Download UMBRELLA TEMPLATES here to get started working on your design.
- Custom Frames: Once we confirm the final specifications of your umbrella frame including color and materials we begin manufacturing your frames. We build all our specialty frames to order for each project. All parts are made and assembled to order. This allows for custom color wood and color handles on your umbrellas.
- Print: While manufacturing the frames for your umbrellas, we make whatever screens or printing plates are needed to print your umbrella fabrics and ready them for sampling.
- Sample Timing: Your first sample with print on your finished frame will take approximately 3-5 weeks depending on the type of print and details of the frame.
- Approval: Once you receive your pre-production sample and approve it for production, we schedule final bulk production, assembly and inspection of your umbrella order.
- Inspection and Packing: Final inspection and packaging when complete will guarantee your umbrellas are all tested and first quality.
- Shipping: Shipping via ocean will be the best costing. Ocean shipping and customs clearance and final delivery to your destination will take 4-6 weeks. This process is always a little flexible, because ocean freight is subject to change due to weather events and also potential customs delays. We also ship via air to expedite your order, but the cost per unit will increase to ship via air. Inland freight to your final receiving destination is the last step.
If your umbrella project calls for truly custom umbrellas and frames, we estimate 90-110 timing days for the overall process.
Frequent Questions about making custom umbrellas:
- Can I have a custom Pantone® color? Yes
- Can I have a full color print? Yes
- What kind of stock colors do you provide? Contact us for current in stock fabric colors
- Can I have an interior print on my umbrella? Yes
- Can I have a custom color handle? Yes
- Do you offer different color wood tones for custom wooden frames? Yes
- Can I have a special shape handle? Yes, depending on Qtys
- What kind or artwork do I need to supply for my print? Adobe Illustrator® or Photoshop® is preferred
- Will I see a sample of my umbrella before production? Yes, we provide approval samples once we have your order
- Can I see an example of a custom umbrella before I place my order? Yes
- How much will my custom umbrellas cost? Contact us to discuss the specifics of your project
Need faster delivery on custom umbrellas?
Call the custom umbrella experts to discuss your design goals or to get a quote or request a sample: 212-477-9373