Here are some things to keep in mind when designing a banner:
- Use a software that handles CMYK full color output. There are at least three kinds of software you can use: image editors like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator or CorelDraw. Generally speaking, programs that are designed for consumers or general office applications are not recommended: e.g., Word, Wordperfect, Publisher, Excel, etc. If you have a specific inquiry, don't hesitate to ask us.
- The best designs contain two or three basic elements. Usually, these will be a photograph, a large headline, and an "identifier" such as your company name, logo, or phone number.
- Use bright colors. The most striking vinyl banners have lots of bright colors.
- Design your vinyl banner so it is readable for your target audience. If it is going to be placed on a building or beside a road on a fence, or on an outfield fence at a baseball or soccer field, make sure your most important message is easy to read. Please read the related FAQ about the Letter Visibility Chart.
- Make sure your images have sufficient resolution. (at least 150 dpi at the full size)
- Make sure your vinyl banner fits the area where you're going to mount it. Don't guess the size. Most people who are not familiar with signage will UNDERESTIMATE the required size.
- Consider alternative methods of mounting your vinyl banner. Grommets are the default method of mounting a banner on a wall or fence.