How to Add Style and Functionality to Your Outdoor Space with Custom Patio Umbrellas | Lush Banners

Written By: Andrea Gibbs | Digital Marketing Coordinator + Graphic Designer
Fact Checked By: Griffin Miller | Graphic Designer + Customer Care Specialist

Do you ever feel like your outdoor space is lacking something? Something that can add style, and functionality, and make it more inviting for customers?

Well, look no further! Custom patio umbrellas are the solution to all your outdoor space problems.

If you're a café owner, a bar manager, or a university administrator, you know how important it is to create an inviting and comfortable outdoor space for your customers or students.

The good news is that custom patio umbrellas can help you achieve just that!

They provide shade and protection from the elements and can also add style and personality to your outdoor area.

In this article, we'll discuss what custom printed patio umbrellas are, the many benefits of custom-printed patio umbrellas, the difference between patio and market umbrellas, how they can help expand and enhance your outdoor space, and how to order one online!

Whether you're looking to attract more customers to your café or create a welcoming outdoor area for your students, read on to find out how printed patio umbrellas can help.

What is a Custom Printed Patio Umbrella?

A custom patio umbrella is an umbrella that is made to your specific requirements and business style. It can be custom printed with your brand logo or any design of your choice, ensuring that your outdoor space looks unique and represents your brand.

But what sets custom printed patio umbrellas apart from standard umbrellas?

The answer is simple - these umbrellas offer a range of advantages that standard umbrellas just can't match.

Our custom umbrellas are designed to match your brand's style and imagery. You can choose from three different shapes and sizes, and then customize the color and design that best suits your outdoor space. This allows you to create an outdoor area that not only looks great but also functions exactly how you need it to.

And, as a bonus, custom patio umbrellas also serve as a great marketing tool. By having your brand logo or design printed on the umbrella, you'll attract more attention and increase brand recognition, making your outdoor space a valuable asset to your business.

How Printed Patio Umbrellas Can Expand and Enhance Outdoor Space for Businesses

If you own a business with outdoor seating, like a café, diner, restaurant, bar, resort, or hotel, you know how important it is to create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for your customers. But what if there was a way to take your outdoor space to the next level and make it even more appealing? That's where custom patio umbrellas come in!


By using custom-printed patio umbrellas, you can add a touch of personality and style to your outdoor space that will make it stand out from the rest. Your customers will love the unique look, and it will make your business more memorable. Plus, with a custom-printed design, you can show off your brand, logo, event, or new product promotion.

But the benefits of patio umbrellas don't stop there. With a well-designed outdoor space, you can attract more customers and make better use of your outdoor area.

People love to sit outside, especially when the weather is nice, and a stylish and functional outdoor space will make them want to stay longer. And by making the most of your outdoor space, you'll be able to serve more customers, increase sales, and grow your business.

So why wait? Get started on your custom printed patio umbrella today!

The Benefits of Custom Patio Umbrellas for Outdoor Spaces


A. Boosting Business with Custom Printed Patio Umbrellas

  • Increased Visibility: These personalized umbrellas can be designed with a company's logo or message, making them highly visible and increasing brand recognition.
  • Enhancing the Outdoor Space: With the ability to choose the color, design, and size of your patio umbrellas, you can create an inviting and stylish outdoor space that will attract customers and keep them coming back.
  • Utilizing More Outdoor Space: Our custom umbrellas can also help businesses make better use of their outdoor areas. With a variety of sizes and styles, businesses can choose the right patio umbrellas to fit their specific needs and make the most of their outdoor space.

B. Benefits for Universities

  • Creating a Welcoming Atmosphere: Custom patio umbrellas can help universities create a welcoming atmosphere for students and visitors by adding color and shade to outdoor areas.
  • Improving Brand Identity and University Culture: Universities can also enhance their brand identity by adding their logo or school colors to the umbrellas.
  • Providing Functionality: With the ability to choose the size, style, and durability of the umbrellas, universities can provide functional outdoor spaces for students to study or relax.

The Difference between Patio and Market Umbrellas

When it comes to outdoor shading, there are two main types of umbrellas to choose from: patio and market umbrellas. But what exactly sets these two options apart?
Patio umbrellas are typically smaller in size and designed to provide shade for individual seating areas, like patio tables and chairs. They’re perfect for smaller outdoor spaces like cafes, diners, and bars.
Market umbrellas, on the other hand, are larger and designed to provide shade for larger outdoor spaces, like university quad areas or park picnic tables. They’re ideal for larger businesses like resorts, hotels, and universities.

So, which one is right for your business?

It really comes down to the size of your outdoor space and how many customers you want to accommodate.

If you have a smaller outdoor area and want to create intimate, shaded seating areas for individual groups, a patio umbrella might be the better choice. But if you have a larger outdoor area and want to provide shade for a large number of customers, a market umbrella is the way to go. No matter which type of umbrella you choose, customizing it with your own unique design is a great way to add style and functionality to your outdoor space.

Types of Patio Umbrellas

Patio umbrellas come in a variety of styles, shapes, and materials. Here, we'll take a closer look at the most popular types of patio umbrellas available, so you can make an informed decision about which type of umbrella is best for your business.

Aluminum Patio Umbrellas: These are one of the most popular types of patio umbrellas. They are lightweight, sturdy, and easy to move around. Aluminum umbrellas are also rust-resistant, making them ideal for outdoor use. If you order the 8ft Hex or 9ft Hex, or 9ft square from Lush Banners, these are the premium quality patio umbrellas you will receive.
Wooden Patio Umbrellas: Wooden patio umbrellas have a classic, timeless look that is perfect for businesses that want to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. The downside to these umbrellas is that the center pole and arms can rot in wet weather. They are also more difficult to put up with an awkward pulley system.

Cantilever Patio Umbrellas: Cantilever umbrellas are great for businesses that want to maximize their outdoor space. They are designed to be mounted on the side of a structure, so they take up less space and provide more shade.

Market Patio Umbrellas: Market umbrellas are typically larger and more traditional in style. They are great for businesses that want to create a shaded outdoor space for large groups of customers.

Each type of patio umbrella has its own unique benefits, so it's important to consider your business's specific needs when making a decision. Whether you're looking for a classic, traditional look or something more modern and functional, there is a patio umbrella out there that is perfect for your business.

How to Order a Custom Patio Umbrella

Ready to add some style and functionality to your outdoor space with a printed patio umbrella?

At Lush Banners, we believe in making the ordering process as simple and convenient as possible. With our easy-to-use website, you can design and order your custom umbrella from the comfort of your own home or office. In addition, our team of experts is always available to answer your questions and queries!

The process of ordering a custom umbrella is stress-free and convenient for our customers. There is no minimum order required for our custom patio umbrellas.

Here's how it works:

1. Choose the style of your custom patio umbrella:

Select the size, shape, and style of your umbrella. We offer three great options for you to choose from, ensuring that you find the perfect umbrella that fits your needs and style.

2. Add your custom printing:

Choose from our vast collection of custom printing options, including custom logos, images, and text. You can personalize your umbrella with your business's logo, slogan, or any other design you'd like. All you have to do is submit a design request to our team!

3. Review and confirm your order:

Once you have completed your design, we will review your order & send a PDF proof via email. After this proof is approved, production of your custom umbrella begins!

4. Receive your custom umbrellas:

Your custom-printed patio umbrellas will be delivered to your door, ready to be enjoyed!

Ordering a custom patio umbrella from Lush Banners provides many advantages over ordering from other suppliers. Our umbrellas are made from high-quality materials and feature stainless steel center poles with a popup-style mechanism for easy opening and closing. These are durable, long-lasting, and easy to use. Many of the other patio umbrellas on the market use a wooden pole that rots easily and is more difficult to open and close. 

Additionally, our custom printing process is top-notch, ensuring that your umbrella will look vibrant and eye-catching for years to come.

Lush Banners - Your Source for Custom Patio Umbrellas

If you're looking for a way to enhance your outdoor space and make it more appealing to customers, look no further than Lush Banners. We offer a variety of printed patio umbrellas that are designed to meet the needs of cafes, diners, restaurants, bars, resorts, hotels, and universities.

With our umbrellas, you can enjoy increased protection from the sun and rain, while also creating a unique and inviting space. Whether you're looking for a simple and affordable option or a more elaborate and eye-catching design, we have the perfect umbrella for you.

So, let's take a closer look at some of the custom patio umbrella options available at Lush Banners.

Standard Custom Printed Umbrellas Without Valances

For those on a budget, our standard custom-market umbrellas are a great choice. These umbrellas feature a simple, modern shape, and can be customized with your own design. They're perfect for any outdoor event, or for use in cafes and patios.

Custom Market Umbrellas With Valances

Take your outdoor space to the next level with our custom market umbrellas that feature valances. These valances not only provide added protection from the sun and rain, but they can also be customized with your own design. So, you can create an umbrella that truly reflects your brand and style.

Custom Market Umbrellas With Logo For Outdoor Events

If you're looking to promote your business at outdoor events, our custom market umbrellas with logos are a must-have. Not only do they provide shade and protection from the rain, but they also act as powerful branding tools. By featuring your custom logo, you can leave a lasting impression on attendees.

Sizes Available

We have an 8ft Hex, a 9ft Octogan, and a 9ft Square Custom printed aluminum patio/market umbrella in stock. But, if you're planning to order more than 10, please don't hesitate to contact us for a custom size.

8ft Hex: Our premium 8ft model is made with a stainless
steel center pole and a user-friendly pop-up feature. These umbrellas do not have a tilt function, but if you require that, the 9ft hex is the perfect alternative.

9ft Square: This premium umbrella boasts a sturdy
stainless steel center pole and a user-friendly pop-up mechanism. The full-color 9ft square design makes it
ideal for displaying your brand and providing shade.
The top is crafted from 600D Oxford cloth, which is both
long-lasting and resistant to scratches, with added fire-retardant properties.

9ft Octagonal: Constructed with aluminum and a rust-resistant powder coating to guarantee longevity for outdoor use. Effortless setup and breakdown with a convenient crank operation, while the push-button tilt capability offers a 45-degree angle adjustment to direct shade exactly where desired.

Final Thoughts

Custom patio umbrellas bring a multitude of benefits to any outdoor space. From enhancing the overall look and feel to attracting more customers, to helping businesses make the most of their outdoor area - the advantages are numerous. Ordering a printed patio umbrella is a straightforward process and has many benefits, including online convenience and the ability to work with a trusted supplier like Lush Banners.

If you're a cafe owner, restaurant manager, university administrator, or any other business looking to expand your outdoor space, now is the time to consider ordering a patio umbrella. Start designing your custom patio umbrella today and watch as your outdoor space transforms into a welcoming and functional area for customers to enjoy.

So why wait? Design your brand new custom printed patio umbrellas today and take your outdoor space to the next level!

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you print Custom Market Umbrellas specific color-matched?

Yes! As we offer Full Custom Printed Umbrellas, all colors and designs are available. Please provide your PMS C color code to your designer, we’ll do free color-match for you.

2. I need to travel with my Custom Patio Umbrellas for my events, can I buy umbrella base locally?

Yes, you can buy universal type of umbrella bases that fit 1.5” poles locally.

3. What print material does your custom printed umbrellas use?

We print on 600D Oxford Cloth for the durability of commercial use, UV, water, wrinkle resistant, fire retardant.

4. Is the center pole of your custom market umbrella made of Stainless steel or wood?

No, unlike cheaper alternatives on the market, our custom market umbrellas feature a high quality polished stainless steel center pole, which offers superior durability, rust resistance, and sleek appearance compared to wood or other materials. The center pole also has a convenient locking and clicking mechanism that allows for easy opening and closing of the umbrella.

5. Do you have Minimum Quantity Requirement for the custom printed umbrellas?

No, we do not. We also provide a great Quantity discount benefit. Please check the qty discount section for details.

6. What is the difference between a market umbrella and a patio umbrella?

Firstly, with a customized market umbrella, you can highlight your brand, logo or even an image. Secondly, market umbrellas are generally bigger and heavier than the traditional patio umbrella. This could be because of the added weight of the base used by the market umbrella. And since a market umbrella is also used to protect the goods of traders, its canopy may have to be bigger than that of a patio umbrella.

7. How heavy should my umbrella base be?

A great way to determine the minimum weight for your umbrella stand is to multiply the width of your umbrella canopy by 10. For example, for a 7.5' umbrella we recommend using a 75 lb. umbrella stand; a 9' umbrella will require at least an 90 lb. umbrella stand. Keep in mind that the weight recommendation is a minimum guideline, and you may want to use a heavier base if you live in a windy area or plan to use your umbrella in unstable ground conditions. Additionally, you can use sandbags or other weights to supplement the base weight and increase stability.

8. Can I get a sample of your custom printed umbrella material before placing a bulk order?

Yes, we offer samples before placing a bulk order. Please visit our sample request page for more details.

9. How long does it take to receive my custom printed umbrellas?

The production time for our custom printed umbrellas is typically 2 weeks days after final artwork approval. Shipping time depends on your location and chosen shipping method. Please contact our customer service representatives for more information on shipping times and options.

10. Are your custom market umbrellas suitable for outdoor use?

Yes, our custom market umbrellas are designed for outdoor use and are made of durable and weather-resistant materials. However, we recommend taking them down during extreme weather conditions to prevent damage.