Affordable, Eco-friendly Banners and Yard Signs

banner printing

  • Let your Banner take a stand!

    What do you do when you need a display banner for a trade show booth and want it to stand up, not hang?  You get a retractable banner stand that shows off your special events banner in the best possible way. That's right, a banner stand is not only easy to put up and take down, its so portable.

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    No more getting up on a ladder to hang your event banner or rolling it up when you are done.  This retracts up and down and ta-dah!!  All done!  It even comes in a nice case to pack it away in or carry around to your next event.  Don't care for silver, no worries, we have black as well for your stand up banner.

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    You can choose which banner material works best for your stand up banner too, 13oz or 14oz super smooth.  Both options work well for indoor or outdoor events and take little space but make a large statement.  This pack up and display is the perfect solution for those who travel from event to event and don't have the time or resources to hang a display banner.  Now you have the perfect solution for your next display banner.

  • Apply for RTA!

    The Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) is known a large bus service that provides both local and regional services in the western Riverside County. The RTA is responsible for coordinating transit services in the 2,500+ square mile service area, as well as other local services. Their mission statement is to provide a variety of transportation needs in a cost-effective and efficient manner for all residents in the member communities. Bus schedules and contact information are all available on their website.

    On Saturday October 15, the Riverside Transit Agency hosted a one-day special hiring event at the RTA headquarters. Everyone who was at least 21 years of age with a good driving record and stable work history were encouraged to apply. Prior experience was not required since paid training was offered. RTA also offered on-the-spot hiring for qualified candidates. RTA bus drivers will begin on a part-time basis, with a starting wage of $15.77/hr. New trainees will be coached by professional instructors and will be required to earn their Commercial Driver's License (CDL) certification.

    Full-time employees, as well as part-time employees, receive many job benefits. Some benefits for full-time employees include: retiree medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Employees can also receive paid time off and free transportation passes. Part-time employees can receive CalPERS, as well as a free transportation pass and paid time off. This is a great opportunity for those looking for an employment!

    We created large signs and banners to help promote RTA's event. They were extremely large, durable, and eye-catching. Our event signage helped draw in potential employees, making their event a success!

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    If you were unable to make it to the hiring event, you can apply online.

  • Artist Banners for Desert Trip

    As Desert Trip draws closer and closer, we've begun to roll out the banners we've created for the artists that will be performing at this event.

    Desert Trip (aka The Coachella of Classic Rock), is a 3-day festival that will be hosted in Indio, California. This 3-day festival promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime-event for all attendees. This year, Desert Trip will be hosting Rock 'N Roll giants such as: The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and His Band, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, The Who, and Roger Waters. Single day passes start at $199, with 3-day passes going up to $399 for GA, and the highest tickets priced up to $1,599. Desert Trip will also be bringing in culinary masterminds for an extravagantly catered food and drink experience. This trip is sure to be one for the books.

     

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    With our large vinyl banners, it will be easy for attendees to get a view of which artist is performing and is sure to increase hype and excitement. The bright, colorful, and eye-catching displays are sure to capture and draw attention when walking around the field.

     

     

     

     

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    As you can see with Bob Dylan banners, we have used photos of his album covers to create beautiful and vibrant vinyl banners. For this large event banner, we recreated his "Highway 61 Revisited" album cover. After being designed and printed, the banner will be hand-cut and stitched together to create one whole image. Our banners are creative, unique, and durable enough to last through the heat during this 3 day event.

    We hope everyone enjoys this event! Stay hydrated and keep a look out for all of our banners and signage!

  • 13oz Banners Vs. 15oz Super Smooth Banners

    With so many different types of banner materials on the market these days, sifting through the thousands of banner printing web sites can be a daunting task. I’m here to give you some clarity on what banner material you should order. It all starts with what type of event or product you're trying to market with your banner and whether it will be used indoors or outdoors.

    Lets start with 13 oz. 13 ounce banner material is the most common banner material in the world and the most versatile. This material is what you see when you see a banner hanging on the side of a building or used for a light pole banner. Even though this material isn't designed to print double sided we still make double sided banners with 13oz. This works by printing the client's artwork head to head and folding the material like a big taco, and if needed, extra material can be sewn in the middle to help keep light from passing through.

    We also leave extra material on the top and bottom for pole pockets, how banners slide onto the poles, and one grommet on the inside is used to zip tie the banner to the pole to keep the banner from sliding off on windy days. You can see the fibers up close in the 13 oz banner, and these are what make it more durable than 15 oz.

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    Another use for 13 oz. banner material is building banners, which are really common in the commercial real estate market for marketing large industrial buildings for sale on the side of freeways. This is a low cost high impact way to let potential buyers know these buildings are for sale since these large banners are visible from a long ways away.

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    13 oz. building banner

    Trade Show banners can also be produced out of 13 oz. banner material. We use really neat banner framing systems and attach these to trade show booths to make really large seamless images that can be changed out with ease. This is a great way to go instead of wrapping your booth with adhesive back vinyl and incurring all the extra cost of having to pay a professional graphic installer. You would also have to remove them from your booth for the next trade show, which can be tough depending on the type of material that was used, and would most likely leave adhesives behind on the surface of your booth that would need to be cleaned.

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    13 oz. banner

    Now lets get into 15 oz. super smooth banner material. Super Smooth is really for indoor use only. 15 oz. super smooth has a very smooth surface and makes a really nice image when printed since it doesn't have all the fibers for strength like 13 oz. has. Just because we are calling this 15 oz. and it sounds bigger and badder don’t be fooled, 13 oz. is actually much stronger than this texture. If the surface fibers are what make it stronger, the fibers holding it together, 15 oz. super smooth doesn't have these and that's what makes the surface so smooth and nice for printing.

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    15 oz. up close

    This material does have some very cool qualities besides being smooth and printing nice, it has a nice little thing called block out. Whats block out? This is a black material that is laminated in the middle of the banner material that does not allow light to pass through. So when you're at a trade show and you're using 15 oz. super smooth at a banner stand, the light passing through doesn't allow you to see the artwork printed on the other side. It is also used for hanging banners in windows at retail stores for the same reason, so your artwork is impactful inside and out.

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    Whatever size or purpose it may have, get a quote for your banner needs today!

     

  • Global Inheritance Vinyl Banners

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    People live day by day unaware of the many global issues that exist. It is extremely important to bring awareness to such issues to make our world a better place as a whole. Global Inheritance is a 501C3 non-profit organization that develops experiences that educate individuals about global issues and inspire them to take positive actions that create solutions. Global Inheritance brings awareness at variety of events by offering not only a fun experience, but also educating individuals.

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    Within Global Inheritance, there are numerous different programs to help people take initiative and be aware of certain global issues. One of their awesome programs is Rain Supreme, which is a program that is designed to help people save water in this gnarly Californian drought. As we are expecting El Niño season to bring forth some intense wet weather conditions, Global Inheritance wants communities to collect and store water to be reused for our daily watering needs. They have worked together with many artists to create redesign the rain barrels that will be put up across Southern California to help store the water from the rain. These barrels will be available in homes, as well as an exhibit for people to view the cool artwork.global inheritance banner

    Banner4sale got the opportunity to create vertical vinyl outdoor event banners for the Rain Supreme initiative. These banners also have grommets installed in them for efficient hanging purposes. It's super rad to see how artwork can be used for a good cause with the help of Global Initiative.

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    Another one of the programs that they have put together is TRASHed (Trash Education), which was launched in 2004. TRASHed helps recycling happen at festivals around the world. It gets people involved and encourages them to recycle bottles, cans, and cups at large events, in return for points. Using those points, they can receive a variety of cool prizes. Not only does it keep the even grounds clean, but it also gives the people an incentive for a great cause! They want to strive for a positive and meaningful experience that will help others learn good habits to use within their everyday life.

  • Riverside Aims to Conserve

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    Riverside, California is a city that constantly aims to improve the city as a whole, whether it is agriculturally, naturally, or environmentally. One of the services Riverside focuses on are its public utility services. They have offered safe and reliable electric and water services for over 100 years. They have also continued to provide and use environmentally friendly forms of energy such as solar, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric. This month, the City Council approved Riverside's Utility 2.0 plans for the future electric and water utilities. Riverside's Public utilities (RPU), has came up with a well thought out plan to better Riverside in the Utilities department to ensure great energy and environmentally friendly sources for the future. Riverside will be facing a whole lot of new innovations such as replacing old pipelines and damaged electric equipment and, investing in newer technology. We're happy to be part of a community that cares just as much about our environment as we do!

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    We had to take this bad boy outside cause it was so big! We created an extremely large wall banner to help Riverside County with its public utilities efforts. Large banners like these are more noticeable to the general public, which help send the message across. Conserving energy should be a priority!

     

  • Mary Poppins Play Back Drop

    mary poppins back dropBanners can be useful for so many different things, whether it is to advertise a brand or for any event. Here at Banner4sale, we have the ability to print custom school banners in all different shapes and sizes. Cheap banners come extremely handy because they can vary in size; the larger the banner the more noticeable it is for people.

    mary poppins back drop1We have created many large banners for various reasons such as, large leasing signs for an apartment, the backdrop to a university's graduation, and the rear end of a tent for an event. Recently, we created a huge backdrop banner for a local playhouse. It was for their production of Mary Poppins. This one was definitely not the ordinary banner projects we usually get, so it was nice to be making something new. The bright colors on this banner will definitely stand out on stage with all the production lights. We can't wait to see what it looks like in full action!

  • Quality You Can See

    As we discussed in my last post, we discovered why people experience a great deal of indecision when attempting to select an ideal vendor for banner printing, and that the root cause of this uncertainty amongst consumers is that they are unfamiliar with that actual process itself. In this series of blogposts, I will attempt to relate crucial details as to why you should consider patronizing our business, so that you can gain a better insight as to why and how we have set the definitive standard for online banner printing by reviewing our "TOP SIX REASONS". This reveals why Banner4sale is an excellent choice for all your printing needs. Last week I went into great detail describing the intimate process (Reason #1) that we have streamlined over the years, going over the birth of a banner from the initial concept stage to the finished product, and how various members of staff oversee every aspect carefully during the entire process. Now that everyone is caught up to speed. we can move forward (and I can finally stop talking like a James Bond villain).

    REAONS #2: AMAZING QUALITY YOU CAN SEE A common misconception amongst the exciting and fascinating world of banner printing is that Banner's will only be seen from a great distance. While this may be true for larger format banners utilized for outdoor events, concerts, billboards, etc, it's very common to see smaller banners up close or at eye level, which can be used for a greater advertising advantage. If you're displaying a banner in a high traffic area where people don't have to squint to look at it, then there's a greater chance that they'll become more susceptible to suggestion. That means if they're hungry and you own a pizza shop, walking past a giant picture of an awesome mouth-watering slice of slice of pepperoni pizza is going to make their tummy-rumble. (Hell, I'm starting to salivate myself after reading that last sentence.) :O

    An important contributing factor that will further enhance interest in your services is crisp and vibrant images to help convey your message. Continuing with our pizza example (gimme a break, it's almost lunch time), if someone walked past your banner, and the image displayed was a cruddy pixelated/jagged photo of a slice of pizza that looks like someone cut out using the lasso tool in Photoshop, than most people will assume that your pizza is just as crappy as it looks in that picture and probably decide to eat elsewhere. So now that we know we should be using only the highest quality images for our banner, we can just pick any ol' random Printing business to make our banner, right? Wrong. Hi-Res artwork is only half of it, the second half is finding a business that can print at a high DPI.

    What is DPI you ask? Well, every single photo you see in printed publications or on the web are bitmap images. Bitmap images are created by thousands of tiny colored pixels. When viewed at 100%, it looks like a normal photograph. That's why when you blow up an smaller picture, it tends to look jagged and blocky. This is where DPI comes into play, its an acronym that stands for "DOTS PER INCH", which is used to measure the resolution of a digital image. The higher the DPI of an image, the bigger/better quality it is. DPI is a huge factor that comes into play regarding the quality of a banner when designing the artwork, but it's also kind of a big deal in terms of printing the banner. High quality images go a long way in making for a beautiful finished product, but if it comes off a printer that prints at a low DPI, then it can result in a wash. Fortunately, our large format printers here at Banner4sale can not only print on a wide selection of materials to suit your needs, it can also print images at a1200 DPI quality, making the image just as crisp as it appears on your computer monitor. (Unless it's covered in cheeto-dust smudges)

    Not only can our printers output images at an incredibly high DPI, but we're so confident that you'll be impressed with your banner when you get it that all of our products are backed with a Quality Guarantee to make sure all of our customers go home happy.

  • Real Human Beings

    Banners, banners, banners.

    That's the only reason you're here right? Given the name of our site, it totally makes sense. If you've managed to find your way to this post that means your hunger for knowledge is still growling in the belly of your brain. Sure you've noticed all the fancy words and flattering pictures cataloging all of our impressive feats in the world of banner printing, but so what? To the average person, it just sounds like something they should perceive as impressive even though they don't have a full understanding what any of your typical printing/design mumbo jumbo actually means. Having quite the history of working long stints for huge corporate entities that have a stake in the printing biz, I can assure you these long-winded descriptions are primarily used to dazzle unsuspecting customers with shiny buzzwords. Other times it can be used to discourage a customers absurd request, my most favorite being: "Can you guys scan in this picture of me and my Ex and cover up his face with a palm tree or something?"

    This blog post (with hopefully more to follow) is intended to help the average person better understand Banners and the printing process in general, so that even if you choose to go with another vendor for your printing needs, you'll still know what assets and materials are needed for your printing projects. This means for once in your life, you'll finally know what to say when the dirty hipster behind the counter at the local Repro shop tells you some half-baked lie on why he can't print your presentation because he'd much rather impress his co-workers with his Game of Thrones conspiracy theories instead of helping you.

    If you've poked around our site (which one again, if you're here I'm assuming you already have), you've noticed the "TOP SIX REASONS" why customers should patronize our business. Some people might gloss over it, others might skim, both thinking this information to be some sort of homogenization of key words that will show up on a random google search in the hopes of directing traffic to this site. Maybe they think we came up with six reasons at random by throwing darts at a wall littered in post-it notes with suggestions scribbled on them. (Which is coincidentally the same method the writers of "Family Guy" implement to write a new show each week.) The truth of the matter is that over years of refining our process and methods, we realized these six attributes allowed us to stand out from the competition, making our company unique in terms of banner printing.

    So what are these 6 reasons, how did they come to be, and what do they all mean? Let's go over each one individually to gain a better understanding by deconstructing each claim starting with the first...

    1. WE PRINT YOUR VINYL BANNERS Pretty self explanatory right? You'd think so, but what you don't realize is how much of banner work is actually outsourced. In some instances a banner site can be facade for a broker. A Broker is someone who organizes transactions between a buyer and a seller. In most cases customers are unaware that their job is being passed off to an entirely different business altogether. Brokered jobs are have a considerably higher cost since there's a 3rd party involved. This means the job costs more since the broker has to turn a profit from his arranged transaction. In other cases, some business are based outside of the US, in countries such as India or China, with a home office/website in the US acting as a gateway for business. These companies discreetly ship the artwork and files overseas where they are crammed through their huge printing facility with not so much as a single person inspecting the image provided. This means that if there's any issues with your artwork, ranging from low resolution to being formatted incorrectly, it will go unnoticed with the end result being a poorly printed banner. Once printed, the banner's are shipped directly to the customer from the international factory with the address on the package reflecting their US office giving the appearance that your order was personally handled by one of the warm smiling faces found on their website. (SPOILER ALERT: That's just a stock photo)

    Banner4Sale's printing process operates in a more personal manner. Once an order is placed, our Design Department is notified of your order and its specifications. Your order is carefully reviewed by one of our Graphic Artists making sure that every aspect of the artwork is correct before even being considered for printing. This means we make sure the image used for your banner will be nice and crisp once printed, we also double check the text in your artwork making sure everything is spelled correctly, and finally we make sure that any finishing options requested by the customer does not interfere with the actual design itself (i.e. hem/grommet going through a body of text). If there are any issues with the artwork provided, Banner4sale will work closely with the client by walking them through the necessary corrections needed for a perfect banner. Once optimized for digital printing, your file and job order is passed over to our talented production team who double checks the entire order itself before printing making sure any wrinkles in the design step of the process have been smoothed out. Once the printing process begins, a production assistant will monitor the job and frequently inspect the finished product being printed to ensure the quality of your banner. After your banner is printed, an additional production assistant reviews the order (as well as any finishing requests) making sure the desires made by the customer match the completed banner before finishing (if any) is applied to the banner itself. Now that the banner has been printed and completed ready to ship, it goes through one final inspection to make sure everything is correct before we neatly roll it up into a tube and ship it to your address.

    Throughout the entire process someone is constantly checking the quality of your product regardless of what stage your order is in. No recordings, no automated responses, just real human beings. So what we really mean is "WE TAKE YOUR ORDER. CHECK YOUR ARTWORK. PREPARE IT FOR PRINTING. CHECK IT AGAIN. MAKE SURE IT'S PRINTED/FINISHED CORRECTLY. THEN WE CHECK IT ONE LAST TIME BEFORE WE SHIP IT TO YOU.".

    "WE PRINT YOUR VINYL BANNERS" is just less verbose. ;)

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