All shapes and sizes of vinyl banners have been around for ages. Custom banners are one of the most popular types of signs out there. They offer the most value when it comes to promoting your business, event, church or organization to people of all ages. Banner signage has come along way over the past few years making it more economical to move forward from one color vinyl banners to full color digitally printed banners. It is also cheaper and easier to print much larger custom banners.
Vinyl banner signs open the door to make a long lasting impression on your potential customers. Pretend you are walking through a shopping center. Most shopping centers have a wide variety of shops, packaging centers, restaurants, etc. You are at the shopping center just to browse…
What would you notice first?
1. The packaging store with a few small “Ship Here” signs on the door 2. The coffee shop with the “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” mocha special decal on the window 3. The full color vinyl banner that fills the storefront at the travel agency showing a cruise special they are offering to the Bahamas
I can almost smell the ocean and feel the sand under my feet just from looking at that full color banner in the window! That definitely caught my attention even though I had no intentions of shopping for a cruise package.Why choose custom banners over all the other kinds signage?Full color banners are offered in a many different sizes, have simple installation and require very little assembly. Vinyl banners are great for indoor and outdoor uses. They can be mounted to buildings, hung across streets, attached to light poles or simply mounted to the inside of a travel agent’s window. Vinyl banners can be made single or double sided depending on your needs.
Custom banners are especially great for temporary promotions, community events, grand openings and so much more. They roll up for easy storage, are economical to ship, and still offer that WOW factor!
You wouldn’t want to replace your roadside sign or backlit store front sign every time there’s a new sale or weekly special. You don’t want to have to buy a new wooden sign every time you have a fundraiser in your community. And you surely don’t want your back storage room to be crammed full all year with your Holiday Specials Signs because you needed to make a BIG impression last Christmas season, but couldn’t roll your signs up and tuck them away!
In many cases, custom banners are the most logical and economical decision. They offer limitless options to give you a BIG impact no matter what your message is or who you are reaching out to. Vinyl banners help you leave a lasting impression without paying an arm and a leg or taking up all of your storage space.
Are all vinyl banners created equal?
Not really. Vinyl banners can be made on many different weights of material ranging from 10 ounce to 16 ounce. The standard weight for most uses is 13 ounces. This is the most readily used banner material out there. It is a nice, heavy weight material that is ideal for indoor or outdoor use. And vinyl banners can still be made the old fashioned way on manufactured banner material with vinyl letters and graphics applied to the surface of the banner, but most sign shops today digitally print all banners whether it is one color or full color. This way the whole thing is printed straight from the computerized file and there is less room for manual error. Another advantage of digitally printing all banners is that there isn’t any vinyl for random passersby to mess with or remove, causing damage to your banner sign. If you are participating in a trade show, then having custom vinyl tablecloths or table skirts could work well.
Vinyl Banners can be finished in several ways as well, from the way they are hemmed to the way they are to be mounted. Most sign stores offer taped hem or heat sealed edges. You can have sewn hems done or no finishing at all. No finishing is usually only suitable for one time or occasional use. Taped hem or heat sealed edges offer a finished look with durability for long term use. Sewn hems are needed especially for street banners and other larger outdoor banner signs that will be exposed to more wear and tear.
Other finishing for vinyl banners can be determined by how exactly it’ll be used or installed. Grommets, also known as eyelets, are quite popular – these are typically applied to every 2 feet of banner so that you can install your vinyl banner with rope, zip ties, suction cups, etc. depending on where it is being installed. Other mounting finishes include pole pockets, sewn in rope, D-rings, wind slits and webbing.