Printing Process And Methods For Printed Umbrellas.
Multicolor printed umbrellas may make people more fashionable or be some kinds of personality. It is the perfect choice whether it is for rain protection or for dressing up. People could show their personality through the umbrellas held in their hands just like what they are dressing. However, there are few consumers who know the printing process and methods for umbrellas. In this article we would like to introduce some about the printing process and methods for printed umbrellas.
Printed Umbrellas
Let us learn some about the printing process for printed umbrellas firstly. 
a. Obtain the original manuscript of umbrella canopy from clients.
b. Compose and draw the connecting line.
c. Set cutting position and cut out the first draft of each piece.
d. Draw the splice plate according to the original plate.
e. Deformation of the base and height of the first draft of the film in accordance with the plate.
f. Transform the seam edge of the first draft to obtain the receiving draft accordingly to the deformation of the joint plate.
g. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to transform all the initial drafts into a copy.
h. Typography
i. Sewing finished panels.

Let us look into printing methods for printed umbrellas. The most common printing methods are screen printing, heat transfer printing and digital printing.

Printing paste is composed of dyeing or pigment, hygroscopic agent, solvent, the original paste and etc. The effect of printing original paste is to make the paste have certain viscosity and mobility. It is composed of hydrophilic polymer paste. Common pastes have starch, starch degradation products (white dextrin and yellow dextrin), starch ether derivatives, sodium alginate, ammonium ethyl acacia gum or hydroxyethyl acacia gum, dragon glue, cellulose ether, synthetic polymer electrolytes and etc. Emulsified paste made from water and emulsifier, sometimes used as a printing paste. The original paste should have a good stability to the chemical agents in the paste, not with the dye, it has certain adhesion to the fiber and easy to wash from the fabric. The viscosity of the print paste is determined by the nature of the paste. When printing, if the paste viscosity drops too much, it is difficult to print fine lines, the viscosity is too large, the paste is not easy to pass through the screen mesh.

Screen printing technology is relatively complex. There are mainly a few steps, including design, film making, plate burning, printing, and drying. Silk screen printing, simply speaking, you need to print three versions if there are red, yellow, and blue three colors, each color per one version, most of the country is a spot color printing. Screen printing is mainly divided into: water slurry printing, paste printing, printing ink. Screen printing will have different printing effects to meet the special needs of customers by adding special materials, which apply to small quantity.

Heat transfer printing is usually divided into hot melt transfer printing and transfer printing of heat sublimation. We usually use transfer printing of heat sublimation in polyester fabric of umbrellas, which are used for large orders due to higher plate making fee.

Digital printing is the most advanced printing technology currently. Digital printing with digital devices is very simple. Only the computer and close cooperation can complete the desired personality pattern printing. Save time and effort, without a lot of manual labor can easily and quickly make the finished product of the umbrella printing.
J&H Umbrella
Besides of fashion and personality, printed umbrellas are also very popular as promotional umbrellas and gift umbrellas due to its custom design feature. J&H Umbrella based in China Umbrella City, one leading umbrella manufacturer and umbrella supplier in China, "We exported more than 300,000 promotional umbrellas for worldwide markets every year", said by Sam Huang, the sales manager at J&H Umbrella, "The printed umbrellas are more and more popular as promotional items recently years, especially for the multinational FMGG companies".