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Whether large or small, banners are designed to be displayed using a variety of techniques and accessories. But don’t worry, hanging a banner doesn’t require any heavy duty tools or complicated accessories.
Banners can be used for a wide variety of purposes and can be created from a wide variety of materials. So, which banner is going to be right for your needs? This article can help you decide.
Banner signs come in many types, shapes and sizes. The overall function of banners is to provide large, easy to display graphics and signage. Banners are more frequently used by business for both temporary and semi-permanent signage, but can also do well for personal use for family and local gatherings and events.
Banners can be made from many different types and variations of material. Most commonly, banners are printed on 13oz vinyl. Other banner materials include polyester fabric, and vinyl mesh, which is 30% perforated mesh to allow for easy airflow
Beyond simple vinyl, fabric, or mesh banners, we also offer banners for special uses. Our banner stands are best used indoors and work well for displays of all kinds and include retractable banners, X banners, step and repeat banners, and table-top retractable banners. We also offer advertising flag banners such as our popular feather flags, tear drop flag banners, angled flag banners, and rectangle flag banners.
Banners are a great sign choice because they can be used in so many ways while also being one of the most affordable signage options for their size. With the ability to customize what you put on your banner, you can display it big and for a long time.
Banners are easy to put up and taken down. In most cases they can be installed and removed without professional assistance. Banners are also easy to transport. These are part of the reasons why banners are a great choice for signage.
First determine what and where you’ll be using your banner. Are you planning on using your banner outdoors? If so, a vinyl banner or mesh banner is likely to fit your needs nicely. You can customize the design and size for each. If you’d like to get the attention of drivers passing by with a short message or brand, advertising flags work great for this.
Vinyl, fabric, and mesh banners are great for hanging against walls, from ceilings, other highpoints and ledges. If you need signage that can be displayed freestanding, then our banner stand products or advertising flag products are what you’ll need.
No matter what you choose, rest assured that you will receive a high quality banner which is both durable and provides a vibrant and clear print for your design.
There are countless ways to install and display banners. For standard vinyl, fabric and mesh banners, you have the option of including grommets at no additional charge to make hanging your banner easier. Grommets (metal rings punched into the banner); placed on the corners and edges allow you to use nails, hooks, carabiners, zip-ties, rope or string among a myriad of other tools to hang your banners. Banners can also be hung and installed using fasteners such as screws, bolts, staples, nails, adhesives, or velcro.
Banner stands and advertising flag banners come with hardware such as poles and stands that enable you to quickly and easily set up your banner.
We want your banner hanging experience to be as stress free and simple as possible. For that reason we provide you with multiple options and accessories to help you display your banner. For all vinyl, fabric and mesh banners you have the option of purchasing hanging accessories:
These banners also come with grommets and hems at no additional charge. You can also opt for pole pockets, which can be sewn on the top & bottom edges of your banner. A pole can then be used to hold up the banner either by hanging the pole horizontally or having two people hold the ends of the pole (such as with parade banners).
For banner stands and flag banners, each banner comes with hardware which you can use to set up the banner. For flag banners you can choose between 4 base options:
Vinyl banners are constructed from heavy weight vinyl, known as PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Vinyl or PVC banners are produced in several thicknesses—the most common of which is 13 oz vinyl. Since vinyl or PVC is a form of plastic, the term “plastic banners”, in most cases, be used interchangeably with vinyl or PVC banners. Our vinyl banner material incorporates a scrim (mesh) internal layer to reinforce the banner. Vinyl banners are printed using a large format Digital UV printer. The UV ink for vinyl banners dries instantly and is resistant to fading.
Polyester banners, on the other hand, are made from a synthetic fabric material composed of plastic fibers. Polyester (or fabric banners) are printed using a dye sublimation process rather than a UV ink process. As the ink is applied to the polyester fabric, there is a strong bond between the ink and the polyester fibers. The images and graphics that can be printed on polyester are some of the most clear in the large format print industry.
Most banners can be used both outdoors and indoors. Some of our banners, however, are designed specifically to hold up better in outdoor conditions including wind, sun, and rain. Vinyl banners, mesh banners, break away banners, and all of our advertising flag banners will work well outdoors. Our standard fabric banners are best used for indoor purposes.
Banner stands, such as retractable banners, step & repeat banners and x-stand banners along with our standard fabric banners can be used outdoors in calm weather conditions for brief periods of time. Because banner stands are constructed with hardware they are highly vulnerable to windy conditions. Light rain will not have a drastic effect on any banners, but overtime, banners that are left in wet or overly sunny areas may deteriorate or fade faster than normal.
The biggest thing to consider with all of our different banner types is that no matter which banner you need or would like, our highly-skilled printing technicians will print your banner with top quality in mind.
You’ll want to consider the end use for your banner before deciding which banner or banner types to choose from
Banners are generally rectangular or square in shape and do not contain any necessary poles or built-in hardware to be used. They can be custom printed for any size between 12”x12” up to as large as 120”x1980” (10’x165’). Banners are versatile signage that can be hung or mounted in multiple ways. Some sort of fasteners or hanging accessories are required to display banners.
Banner stands are intended to be freestanding displays, meaning they are erected with built-in hardware or come with hardware to set them up. In a similar way banner flags also come with hardware which allows you to display the flag. Additionally, banner flags are cut to a unique shape. We have 4 different types or shapes of banner flags: feather flags, teardrop flags, angle flags, and rectangle flags
Another big difference is that custom banners can be cut to any size you want. Banner stands and banner flags on the other hand are sold in a range of set sizes.
Advertising banner flags are uniquely shaped and designed to draw attention. Banner flags are tall and work great for branding, advertising and promotional uses. While the printable area on banner flags is vertically oriented, these flags are sure to draw eyes and customers.
Banners have many purposes for both private and business use. Some examples of common uses for banners are:
How long banners last depends on how frequently banners are used, how long they are exposed to sun and other weather conditions as well as how they are cared for. In general, we expect your banner products will maintain their listed life expectancy:
Banners work best when they are placed in areas where there will be maximum visibility. For this reason you will often find banners hanging high on buildings above roads and strung in open areas near roads and fences.
We want you to be able to design your banner in a user-friendly way. That is why we provide you with a fantastic design tool. Upload images, create and customize text and fonts, use shapes and objects, adjust sizing and more. You can also upload premium art as well.
If you’d like some starting ideas for your banners, check out our banner templates for multiple uses and purposes.
When designing your banner you’ll want to make sure any text that will be going on the banner will be visible and legible. Use fonts that are easy to read and make sure your font size fits with how far away your banner will be viewed. As a general rule of thumb letters should be 1” for every 10 feet of viewing distance. You can learn more about effective signage text in our blog post about letter height visibility.
Feel free to get as creative as you like with your banner design, but we recommend keeping text and design elements simple for easy and fast sign understanding. Incorporation of your logo or brand into your banner design is useful and can help your branding efforts. If you would like any help with designing your banner don’t hesitate to take advantage of our free design services. You’ll work with one of our professional graphic designers to make sure your banner is just right before printing at no additional charge.
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