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Locating a Source for PVC or Vinyl Outdoor Banners

Vinyl and PVC Indoor or Outdoor Banners: Sources for High or Low Quantities Where is the best place to purchase vinyl outdoor or indoor banners? Of course, I will always tell you, “Right here,” but to be fair to your question, I will give you your available options, as well as the pros and cons of… Keep Reading


Pricing per Linear Foot for Vinyl Banners?

Vinyl PVC Banner Printing Costs per Linear Foot Versus Cost per Square Foot? Not as Simple as You Might Think How much can I expect to pay for a vinyl banner per linear foot? I am asked this question quite often, but of course, there are never simple answers because we have to ask you… Keep Reading


Gluing a One-sided Banner to a Sheet of Plywood?

Is Gluing a Single Sided PVC Vinyl Banner to a Sheet of Plywood a Good Idea? It Depends. A customer called me the other day and asked what type of glue he could use to glue a one-sided vinyl banner to a sheet of plywood. While this sounds like a simple question, I like to… Keep Reading


Weather Concerns Regarding Two-sided Vinyl Banners

Vinyl PVC Banners: Whether the Weather be Calm or Whether the Weather be Stormy, Will My Vinyl Banner Weather the Weather? I am often asked whether the weather will affect a one or two-sided vinyl PVC banner. The answer is yes, but probably not the way you might be thinking. The reason I’m writing this… Keep Reading


Where To Buy a Double-sided/Two-sided Vinyl Banner Wholesale

Wholesale Two-sided Printed PVC Vinyl Banners: Where is the Best Place to Purchase Them? I am sometimes asked, ”Where is the best place to purchase a two-sided vinyl banner?” Of course, I am biased on the answer to this question, but I will attempt to put that aside to answer this question fairly and equitably…. Keep Reading


Hemming Your Vinyl Banners – What is the Best Method?

Vinyl Banner Hemming – Should You Glue, Tape, Sew, or Heat Weld? Question: How do you hem a printed vinyl banner if you don’t have a sewing machine to stitch the edges? Answer: This is a good question, as many shops don’t have an industrial sewing machine to hem banners. However, glue is not the… Keep Reading


How Much Does a PVC Vinyl Banner Cost?

Why I Can’t Give You the Average Cost of a Vinyl Banner – There are Lots of Factors in Pricing PVC Banners I am often asked, “What is an average cost of a custom PVC vinyl banner? If, for instance, the question comes from “Joe Home Builder,” I will often reply to such queries, somewhat… Keep Reading


Removing Wrinkles from a PVC Vinyl Banner

How to Remove a Wrinkle from a Vinyl Banner – Or, Better Alternatives to PVC Banners if You Need to Move the Banner from Location to Location “I have a vinyl banner that one of my employees folded,” says Ron. “Is there any way to remove wrinkles from a PVC vinyl banner?” The answer to… Keep Reading


PVC Vinyl Banners and Fabric Banners

Various Banner Types – Vinyl, Cloth Fabric, and Polypro Banners, Plus Other Varieties I am often asked if there are more than one variety of PVC vinyl banners. If the meaning of this questions is in regards to weights or sizes or whether or not a banner can be printed on both sides or just… Keep Reading


Will a Vinyl PVC Banner Float in or on Water?

Floating Vinyl Banners on the Ocean, Lake, or River? Why Would You Even do That? I have a client asking if a vinyl banner will float on water, presumably in a lake, river or ocean. First, I would have to ask why would you want to put a printed vinyl banner in a lake in… Keep Reading


How to Screen or Digitally Print PVC or Vinyl Banners

Screen Printing or Digitally Printing PVC or Vinyl Banners; No Painting Allowed on Vinyl I have received several questions regarding vinyl (flexible PVC) banners that I am going to answer over the next few articles. The first is, “What type of paint does one use on vinyl banners?” The answer is that we don’t use… Keep Reading


The Difference Between Ink and Dye in Digital or Dye Sub Printing

How Ink Works in Inkjet Printing Versus How Dye Works in Dye Sublimation Printing In an ongoing process to educate my readers, first let me say this is a good question, though I’m going to spend a bit of time on the terminology of dye sub printing. The first term is the term ink. Now,… Keep Reading


Is Dye Sublimate Printing the Same Process as Laser Printing?

Dye Sublimation Printing and Laser Printing – Can Both Processes be Used to Print Cloth Fabric Banners? Question: I was told by a vendor that dye sublimate printing is the same as laser printing.  Is this true? Answer: If by laser printing, they were referring to inkjet printing, the answer would be partially yes, but… Keep Reading


Differences Between Dye Sublimation Printing vs. Digital Ink Jet Printing

Dye Sublimation Printing of Fabric Banners and Displays Compared to Items Printed Using an Inkjet Digital Printer Question: This is probably a pretty basic question, but I was wondering what a dye sublimation printer is characteristically used for? Answer: Actually, this is a good question, and while I’ve written a lot on this topic, I… Keep Reading


Dye Sublimation Printing on Fabric: Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages & Disadvantages of Dye Sublimation Printing on Fabric Banners & Garment Versus Printing with an Inkjet Printer Some clients have asked what the advantages or disadvantages are to a dye sublimation printer or printing, so I am addressing this topic today. Dye sublimation printing is, by definition, the sublimating of dye in fabric. The… Keep Reading


How Dye Sublimation of Garments, Banners, and Signs Works

Dye Sublimation Printing of Polyester Fabric: Heat Transfer Printing for Fabric Banners, Signs, and Other Items Question: Can you please describe how dye sublimation printing works? What kind of printer is used? Is it the same as heat transfer printing? Answer: Wow! All very good and related questions to the dye sub and heat transfer… Keep Reading


What is a “Quick Screen” Adjustable Banner Stand?

Where Can I Find a Quick Screen (Retractable/Pull-up/Roll-up/Adjustable) Banner Stand? I get a lot of people asking where to purchase a “quick screen” banner stand. For educational purposes, I will say that the more common terms for this banner stand are 1) adjustable banner stands, 2) retractable banner stands, 3) roll-up banner stands, and 4)… Keep Reading


Roll-up Pull-up Retractable Banner Stands – Uses and Locations

Where to Buy and How to Use Roll-up, Pull-Up, or Retractable Banner Stands Question: I am a graphics broker – or as some would say, a “middle-man” – and would like to know where to find wholesale or discounted pricing on retractable banner stands – also known as roll-up banner stands or pull-up banner stands?… Keep Reading


How to Design a Dye Sub Roll-up, Pull-Up, Retractable Banner Stand

Best Practices for Designing a Retractable/Pull-up/Roll-up Dye Sublimation Printed Fabric Banner Stand That Sells Question: How much copy or how many letters can be printed on a pull-up or roll up banner? Answer: Retractable banners, also known as roll-up and pull-up banner stands, average a floor model size (non-table top models which are shorter) is… Keep Reading


Pull Up, Roll Up, or Retractable Banners – What Materials are Used to Make Them?

What Materials are Used to Make Retractable, Roll up, or Pull up Banners? Question: What are pull up, roll up, or retractable banner stands and banners made from – what materials, that is? Answer: Depending on the banner stand, the exterior shell is usually aluminum or plastic (cheaper models will be plastic), the end caps… Keep Reading