13 oz. vinyl is our standard banner material. It is extremely durable. Vinyl banners can be made single or double sided.
18 oz. vinyl is used for over-the-street type banners.
Excellent drape, very elegant. Great for backdrops. Used for interior decorative banners. Hangs easily with a top pole pocket.
9 oz. mesh reduces wind load. Excellent for very large banners. Sewn in webbing around the perimeter creates a very strong banner.
Print Ready Artwork
Our process requires a “print ready” artwork file. Either you can create and upload your own “print ready” artwork file or we can design and prepare the artwork for you. If you upload your own artwork file there is no art or set-up charge. If we prepare the layout and artwork file there is a set-up charge of $75.
Print Ready Artwork Requirements
- Design at 1/4 scale and 300 dpi
- Add 1″ bleed all around
- Convert all text to outlines or curves
- Embed all images
- Accepted file types for upload: .pdf, .eps, .jpg
- Do NOT compress your art file
If you are uploading print ready artwork, double-check this list to avoid any delays.
Make Your Banner Project a Success
A great design is just the first step. The following tabs contain useful information on size selection, installation and more.
Where is the banner going?
The answer to this question immediately helps in determining an appropriate size.
We recommend visiting the installation location if possible. This will give you a much better idea of the best size for your banner. Measure the available area and take a photo. The photo can be used in a design program such as Illustrator to create an accurate scaled proof of your banner. Super-impose your banner design over the photo and adjust the size to your liking.
- Against a flat surface
Secured with fasteners through the grommet.
We recommend beginning with the middle grommet on the top. Using a fastener with a large washer, secure the banner to the flat surface. Once the middle is secure move to an end. Level the end grommet with the middle one. Pull the banner taught and secure the top end grommet. Move to the other end and repeat. Your banner should now be straight and taught across the top. Add fasteners/washers through remaining top grommets.
Move to the bottom of the banner. Repeat the same process used for the top, beginning in the middle. It take a little extra time to install this way, but that is how the pros do it.
- Suspended from the top
Bottom hangs loose or may be weighted with a pole or tied off through grommets.
The best way to suspend a banner is with a pole through a pocket. A pole on the bottom will keep the banner straight. The pole at the top can be hung with small chain or wire. Thread eyelets into a wood dowel and attach the chain or wire.
A banner can also be suspended with fasteners through the top grommets. This method is used outdoors. Typically the weighted pole in the bottom pocket will be fairly heavy. A 1 1/2″ diameter wood dowel works well. For extra weight use 1′ diameter metal tubing. With heavier dowels we provide a seal on the pocket ends to keep the weight in place.
- In a frame
Attached to a frame with pole pockets or bungees.
Banner frames make installation easy. Backdrop frames, hanging frames, wall frames, and in-ground frames are all used to display banners. Pole pockets are used with the backdrop and hanging frames. Wall frames use a grooved metal frame around the perimeter to hold the banner. Banners are attached to in-ground frames with either bungees or pole pockets.
Store your banners at less than 85°.
Links to banner codes and permits for local cities: