Umbrella is a very common life essential in daily life. Nowadays, many merchants print logo on the umbrella surface as a promotional gift and advertising umbrella. We only know how to use the umbrella, but do you really know the production process of the custom printed logo umbrella?
An umbrella that shades us for rain seems to be simple, but to make an umbrella, we need more than 30 processes, large or small. Most of the processes are made by hand, so every umbrella is all handicrafts and are the fruit of the workers. The following SUNSHINE will give you a detailed description of the custom-made procedures for umbrellas, so that everyone understands that every umbrella is hard to come by.
Umbrella customization process 1 - big cut
The big cut is to cut a roll of umbrella cloth into strips shape. This procedure can be done with a cutter or a worker blade.
Umbrella customization process 2 - small cut
The small cut is to cut the long cut strip of umbrella into a piece of triangle, as the umbrella cloth. The worker first made a triangular wooden frame with some wooden strips, placed the wooden frame on the umbrella cloth, and then carefully cut it with a piece of blade. This procedure is completely manual and does not use any machinery.
Umbrella customization process 3 - umbrella printing,
There are several printing methods that can be used in umbrella making. Among them, thermal transfer and screen printing are the most common. Here we will use screen printing as an example. First use a drying machine to make a stencil, then fix the stencil on a square shelf. After that, the worker will pour the paint onto the shelf, then cover the shelf on the triangular umbrella cloth and swipe it with oil. The pattern will be printed on the umbrella cloth. This program can be done mechanically or manually. The characteristic of screen printing is that the color of the pattern is clear and solid, and it is generally ideal to print a solid color pattern or a company logo.
Umbrella customization process 4 - sew the umbrella cloth piece
After the silk screen is finished, the triangle piece can be stitched with a sewing machine to make it comprehensive. Different types of umbrellas, the number of triangular pieces of the umbrella surface are different, from 6 to 24 pieces. The worker manually stitches each piece of the triangle. This step is extremely important. The needle of the sewing machine should be thin and the number of stitches should be enough. Otherwise, there will be a water seepage when it rains.
Umbrella customization process 5 - umbrella tips (umbrella beads)
After the umbrella surface is completed, the factory will install the beads on each corner with a special machine. Umbrella beads are an important accessory for umbrellas and are used to secure the umbrella surface above the ribs. The material is plastic or iron and there are many shapes to choose from.
Umbrella customization process 6 - umbrella ribs
This procedure is to join the umbrella surface with the umbrella pole. The worker must connect the umbrella surface to the rib with a needle and a line. You cannot use any machine. On each rib, the worker usually uses two or three knots to tight ribs and umbrellas canopy.
Umbrella customization process 7 - umbrella handle
This program connects the handle to the middle rod. The worker heats the iron rod in the fire and attaches the plastic handle so that no glue is needed. However, different materials must be joined in different ways. For example, when a wooden stick is to be fitted with a wooden handle, it is necessary to use a hot melt adhesive.
Umbrella customization process 8 - umbrella quality control
Each umbrella will be sent to the quality inspection department to check the quality before it goes out. The workers have established procedures to test each umbrella, such as whether the switch is smooth, whether there are stains, whether the printing is perfect, etc. This department is all manual operation.
Umbrella customization process 9 - umbrella packaging
Umbrellas that pass quality inspections are sent to the packaging department. Workers will pack the umbrellas into cartons. Different umbrellas will be packed in different sizes of cardboard boxes, and each umbrella will be covered with a separate transparent plastic bag. Of course, the packaging of the umbrella can be customized. Finally, boxes of umbrellas will be neatly stacked on the card board, waiting to be shipped to the location designated by the guest. In this way, we have finished an umbrella with printed logo order!