Commercial Umbrellas For COVID-Safe Outdoor Hospitality

Are you a restaurant, café, pub or club looking to expand your outdoor dining area in a COVID-Safe way?

We have over 25 years of experience in providing weather-proof shading solutions to the hospitality industry. In these difficult times you can trust us to give professional advice on the most cost effective way of covering your patrons. Continue reading “Commercial Umbrellas For COVID-Safe Outdoor Hospitality”

2Brothers Brewery Branded Umbrella

Branded Commercial Umbrellas

Behind the Scenes with 2Brothers Brewery:

The Making of an Instant Shade Umbrella

Come with us behind the scenes to see what is involved with producing a branded commercial umbrella. Once the initial phone call is made, we work closely with our clients to ensure the design matches their brand or idea perfectly.

The design is sent to our manufacturers in China, who turn this into reality. The branded commercial umbrella is cut, printed, sown, tested and then packaged and air freighted to us.

The excitement starts to build, whilst the umbrella is on it’s way. Once it arrive we dress the umbrella and ensure it is perfect for our client.

The umbrella is then either personally delivered, or freighted around Australia to our many varied clients, ready to create a dramatic visual impact.

Clients choose to have branded commercial umbrella for a variety of reasons, though one thing is always a certainty – a branded commercial umbrella is a fabulous way to create brand awareness, makes a statement and compliments a business beautifully.

Contact us for more information on having your brand added to a commercial umbrella, or click here.


Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrella

Our most stylish Commercial Cantilever umbrella, the Spectra, makes a stunning addition to any cafe, restaurant, bar or resort area.

Made from marine grade materials to ensure longevity, with an anodized aluminium finish it is the perfect choice for marine locations. The Spectra adds a touch of sophistication with it’s flat and unobtrusive canopy.

3m Square Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrellas in White with straight pole
3m Square Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrellas in White with straight pole

The Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrella has a unique “fan” canopy closing system, with no winders or pulleys, and comes with either an angled or straight mast. It can be closed and folded into a compact position, when the umbrella is not in use.

This deluxe commercial cantilever umbrella offers maximum shade coverage with a full 360 degree rotation, and infinity tilt system along the mast. This allows your clients to move the umbrella canopy in line with where they need sun protection the most.

3m Square Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrellas in Red with Angled Pole
3m Square Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrellas in Red with Angled Pole

The Spectra comes with a wind rating of 50km/h, and a 2 year warranty on the frame, plus 3 year warranty on the canvas.

For more information on the Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrella, please click here.

See the beautiful Spectra Commercial Cantilever Umbrella in action at 7 Secrets Resort below.



Etna light on black Spectra umbrella

ETNA Light

Instant Shade Umbrellas have a range of accessories to compliment your outdoor living area, including the Belgian designed ETNA Light by Umbrosa.

This stunning light is a great alternative to candles or spirit based table top fires, which is a great safe alternative around children.

The ETNA light’s unique magnetized base means the light can be placed on any metal surface, umbrella canopy, or table top for an atmospheric glow.

It can even be floated on water, which is great for dusk swimming in the pool!

Ideal for indoor or outdoor use, the ETNA light has an 8-10 hour battery life, and 24 different colour options. These can be changed by simple remote control, or even placed on a scrolling colour changer.

The Etna light comes with an induction charger, electrical adapter, infrared remote control, magnet and storage bag.

Etna light on Spectra umbrella at dusk

It is the perfect outdoor accessory for your entertaining area!

For more information on the ETNA light, please click here.


Nova HD umbrella in 4m Square

Heavy Duty Umbrellas for Schools

Our Nova Heavy Duty Umbrellas for schools are an excellent source of shade, and a great alternative to shade sails.

Schools across Australia have strict policies for their children during the Summer months, with a hat being a compulsory part of the school uniform. If children forget their hats, they must play in the shade.

The Nova HD is a giant telescopic heavy duty umbrella, that has a water repellent and UV resistant canopy.

The huge canopy (up to 5m) provides excellent shade protection, and is wind rated up to 80km/h. This means the umbrella doesn’t need to be opened and closed every day.

Available in 4 different sizes, the Nova Heavy Duty umbrella can be installed into grass or concrete.

Nova HD umbrella in 4m square

The Nova Heavy Duty Umbrella is easy to open and close with a maintenance free, long life winding handle system.

The perfect solution for providing necessary shade to schools, kindergartens and day care centres.

For more information on the Nova Heavy Duty umbrella, please click here.

Monaco Outdoor Umbrella 3.0m Octagonal Black

Premium Patio Umbrella

The Monaco Premium Patio Umbrella is the newest umbrella in our range.

Most noteworthy, the Premium Patio Umbrella utilizes all the great design and build quality of the Eclipse cantilever, in a centre-pole umbrella.

It can have a movable base with no installation required, or can be fixed in-ground. It is the ultimate pool side umbrella, and is perfect for coastal locations.

In addition, you won’t need to worry about rusting or paint flaking with the anodized aluminium frame.


– water repellent and UV resistant canopy, it is easy to open and close with a rope and pulley system.

– made from marine-grade materials, with a heavy duty 50mm diameter post to guarantee longevity.

– available in 3 sizes and 4 standard colours

Therefore, we think The Monaco is the finest quality market umbrella in Australia.

Monaco Outdoor Umbrella 3.5m Octagonal Smoked Tweed

Monaco Premium Patio Umbrella in 3m Square

For more information on the Monaco Premium Patio Umbrella, please click here.


Digitally Printed Promotional Umbrellas – Dye Sublimation vs UV-Ink Digital Printing

Branded umbrellas are one of the most effective forms of outdoor advertising, particularly in hospitality environments such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, resorts, wineries, etc. They are a great way of getting your logo out there, while at the same time providing patrons with something they genuinely need when sitting outside – protection from the sun and rain.

Traditionally branded umbrellas are screen printed with relatively simple 1 or 2 colour logos in fixed positions on the umbrella canopy and/or valance. However, increasingly designers and marketing experts are wanting to create more elaborate eye-catching designs that cannot be achieved with screen printing. This is where digital printing is required. Digital printing allows for full-colour high-resolution graphics to be applied to the whole surface of the umbrella canopy. There are two forms of digital printing commonly used for umbrellas:

Dye Sublimation:

The artwork is first printed on to a special type of paper that has a coating expressly designed to hold and then later on release (under heat and pressure) the printed image. The paper is brought into contact with the fabric in a heat press. The ink on the paper is then “gassed” directly onto the fibers of the canvas. This is the sublimation process where the solid colorant is converted into a gas to penetrate into the fabric. It results in vibrant colours and a print that can’t be scratched or separated from the canvas.

Flatbed (Direct) Digital Print:

A flatbed digital printer is used to print directly on the umbrella canvas. To achieve the best resistance to fading, UV inks should be used. These inks are cured by UV-light, and are inherently more colour-fast than standard ink. UV inks can be expensive compared to other inks, and since UV printing essentially lays down a thin polymer film, this can also result in stiffer printed canvas.

Digital printing using UV inks is much more colour-fast than sublimation printing. Since umbrellas are exposed to a lot of sunlight, especially in a hospitality setting where they might be used every day, it is important to make sure that your umbrella supplier is quoting/using the highest quality UV inks and not dye-sublimation. Cheaper sublimation printing might save you a bit of money initially, but if you have to replace your umbrellas every 3-6 months because they are faded and look shabby, it will cost you more in the long-run.

Below are some great examples of UV-digitally printed umbrellas produced by Instant Shade Umbrellas for one of our customers, Stockade Brew Co. They make great beer, check them out at:

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