Banners are so well recognized and so commonly used, the word banner can now be used to describe banner style advertisements on the internet. However, we are discussing banners printing on vinyl, mesh or heavy fabric such as those seen in front of stores, on car lots and at sporting events. Banners can be used almost anywhere for any purpose. They can announce sales, grand openings, allegiance to a team (Go Knicks!), or they can serve a welcoming purpose. From baby showers, to reunions, to homecomings, banners printing on a variety of substrate can fit the bill.
The message on banners is important, but so is the placement. Banners can go on poles, streetlights, across entry ways, or on a wall. Some of the things you want to think about when having banners printed is where they will go. Homecomings, general salutations and sale messages are usually best displayed hanging above an entrance. Pole Banners are best to announce events that either have a great amount of appeal and anticipation, or long running events such as themed exhibits in local museums or zoos. Of course, banners can be placed anywhere and can be used for virtually any purpose.
Banners printing on vinyl can be finished with pole pockets and used for trade displays as a step and repeat banner or a retractable banner. Step and repeat banners are great, large, stagnant backdrops which are great for photo opportunities. Whether the step and repeat banner and banner stand bear a tropical scene for a school dance backdrop or the logo of companies sponsoring a posh uptown event, step and repeat banners printing on a matte vinyl are a perfect go to.
Retractable banners and stands are great for trade show or other on the go use. Since they are retractable, these banners literally roll up and are easily put into a carrying case and taken away. They are the perfect solution for moving events like those which move from college campus to college campus. These banners can print on matte or gloss vinyl as they do not act as a photographic back drop. Retractable banners can be short or tall depending on your needs, so they can fit on a table top if necessary. Retractable banner stands have telescoping poles to set the height so most any size can be accommodated.
Ordinary hanging banners usually are finished with grommets and can be seen hanging everywhere. They can be suspended or on a fence or otherwise attached to walls. These banners can also be printed on heavy fabric for a nicer, more substantial look, or they can be printed on block out vinyl if they need to be double sided. If they need to allow sun to pass through, banners printing on mesh are a great solution. Banners can serve a number of purposes in even more innumerable ways. They are a great advertising strategy and can be used for long periods of time depending on weather and use making them a great investment for any advertising budget.