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Month: January 2014

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

Wholesale retractable banners

Where to buy retractable banners at a discounted price for bulk orders? Also, where do you use roll-up banners?

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?

There are a lot of wholesale companies in the US, Canada, and Europe that sell to brokers. We’ve found that most of them are too over-priced for us to be able to add a mark-up and still remain competitive.

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

custom roll-up banners

The best practices when it comes to designing a retractable, pull-up, or 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?

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 around 32 inches in width and 78 to 83 inches in height. Mind you, this is an average, and there are all manner of sizes available today as well as the ability to make custom retractable banner stands,

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

Pull up banner stands

The materials that are used in making 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?

Depending on the banner stand, the exterior shell is usually aluminum or plastic (cheaper models will be plastic), the end caps are most often plastic, but some are aluminum, and the internal hardware is usually steel with plastic parts as well.

As far as the graphics, there are four main options.

Dye Sublimated Fabric Banners

The best quality in our view would be cloth fabric graphics,

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Retractable, Pull Up, and Roll Up Banners – What’s the Difference?

Custom roll up banner stands

Information you may want to know about roll-up, pull-up, and retractable banners with different substrates including fabric, paper, vinyl, and polypro materials.

In the last post I talked about the evolution of how and where to buy fabric or vinyl banner signs, particularly in the realm of color printing, and how we’ve gone from the sign shop as the middle man to the internet more or less cutting out the middle man, for better or for worse, and how to combat the “worse” part of this equation.

Other questions have also come in regarding cost of various items,

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Where to Buy Retractable Banners or Advertising Display Banners

Pull Up Banner Stands

This is how to know where to purchase display advertising banners, as well as retractable banners for a cheap wholesale price.

We are asked, periodically, where to purchase dye sublimation printed fabric display banners, roll up banners, retractable banners, pull up banners, advertising banners, display banners, or vinyl banners.

Why Printed Banners Were Expensive

In the not-too-distant past, these items found mostly in the realm of your local sign company, who, lacking equipment to print full color banners, decals, or other signage, would go to their wholesale sources and “special order” these items for  you.

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The Best Placement of Advertising Banners in Order to be Seen

Pull Up Banners

I got this question today about where to place your printed vinyl or fabric advertising banners in order to get the best visibility. Check out some of my ideas discussed below.

Question: I’d like to purchase some advertising banners to advertise new products and services for our business. What are the best locations to place them?

I need to give a multi-faceted answer to this question as there’s a lot more than just placing banners where they can be seen. For instance, do your potential clients even need or want what you are offering? Or do you need to educate them on why they need what you’re introducing to the market?

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How to Hang a Dye Sublimation Printed Fabric Display Banner

installing fabric banners

This is how you assemble and hang dye sublimation printed Fabric Banners and Displays for retail and trade show environments. Read the article below.

Question: I need to know how to assemble and hang a dye sublimation printed fabric banner. Can you help me out with this?

Also, can I illuminate a hanging sign or banner?

Without knowing specifically what you’re hanging other than a banner, I’ll give you a few ideas and hopefully one of them will work for you.

Dye Sub Fabric Banners with Grommets

If you have a standard dye sub printed fabric banner,

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Are Dye Sub Printed Fabric Banners Better Than Vinyl Banners?

dye sublimated banners vs polyvinyl banners

Dye sublimation printed Fabric Banners versus Vinyl Banners, which do you think is better? Well, here’s what I think.

Question: Can you tell me why you think vinyl banners or cloth fabric banners are superior?

Yes, and no. They are both superior in certain applications, and both inferior in other applications. It would be similar, I think, to ask whether a car or a pickup truck is superior. The answer would be similar. Yes. And no.

A pickup truck is great if you need to haul a bed or a couch or a dresser or a fridge,

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Magnetic Vehicle Door Decals and Signs – Proper Care and Feeding

Custom Sign Magnets

This is the proper way for you to care and feed magnetic vehicle door signs and decals.

Question: I just purchased a pair of 18 inch by 24 inch magnetic decals for my truck door, and was given no instructions for their proper care and feeding.

What is the best way to take care of magnetic door decals?

Magnetic vehicle magnets are a great choice for identifying your vehicle on a job site or to advertise your business or service, and they give you the choice to remove them for anonymity in the evenings and on the weekends.

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How to Install Dye Sublimation Printed Banners on Trade Show Displays, Banner Stands, or Hanging Displays

Installing Trade Show Graphics to Pop Up Display

In this article, you will learn how to install dye sublimation printed fabric banners on displays or frames.

Question: How are dye sublimation printed fabric structures/signs installed or hung?

There are many different apparati for utilizing dye sublimation printed fabrics.

Hanging with Simple Tools

The simplest method is, of course, to hang a print similar to how you’d hang a banner – by tacking it to a wall or hanging it from grommets and using screws or nails to attach it to a wall.

Hanging with a Rod

After that,

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