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Barry K. Brown

Barry Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn't what he thought he'd do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else!

Top Reasons Why You’re Better off with Removable Decals and Stickers

Why would someone want a decal or sticker? I can give you many reasons from personal to commercial use. They are uniquely made, from the quality of the material to the printing method employed to press the custom graphic designs. There are varieties one can opt for – permanent, semi-permanent, and removable. I won’t cover all of them in this article as I will be focusing on removable decals only. Keep Reading →

When to Use Double-Sided Vinyl Banners

Double-Sided Vinyl Banners: Getting Maximum Ad Exposure

Double-Sided Vinyl Banners have long been an effective way to advertise! They can be used for any kind of event imaginable and can also be permanent fixtures in commercial establishments. When you purchase these printed promotional displays, you’re making an investment in your business or organization. Doesn’t it make sense to choose the option that will get you the most advertising exposure for your money?

Why Choose Double-Sided Vinyl Banners?

Double-Sided Vinyl Banners will double your chances of attracting the eyes of your potential customers. You have the opportunity to captivate customers from all directions.

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Dye Sublimation Printing Of Fabric Banners

An Online Guide to Dye Sublimation Printing of Fabric Banners

Dye Sublimation Printing is an innovative print processing that is an upgrade to the conventional screen printing of graphics onto fabric substrates. I have written several posts about dye sublimation specifically on making custom fabric banners, and most discussions are based on frequently asked questions. Basically, this is an online guide for those who want to know more about fabric banners and dye sublimation printing.

Dye Sublimation Fabric Banners versus Vinyl Banners and Others

Fabric banners printed using dye sublimation differ from other types of banners,

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Digital Printing of Vinyl Banners

An Online Guide to Full Color Custom Vinyl Banner Printing

Printed displays like vinyl banners stay relevant despite the emergence of digital advertising with fancy screens or reader boards. Companies, businesses, or retail environments still exhibit these stationary ads on their own shops, establishments, or trade show exhibits. There have been significant improvements in digital printing making this type of printing more efficient, larger, and with better print quality over the past decade that give printers the ability to reproduce prints of graphic images in beautiful tones of colors in larger sizes.

I have been working in the printing industry for 25 years.

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Large Format Banner Printing

Your Online Guide to Printing Large Format Banners

This is our online guide to large format printed banners. Your main choices for large format banners are either dye sublimation printed cloth fabric banners or digitally printed PVC (vinyl) banners, but the important thing is that the inks or dyes are printed in durable and bright photographic quality.

The discussions I have shared here are not limited to just the printing itself, but also cover designing your banners, how to purchase, display, and maintain them, and how to store them. Let me give you some ideas on how to make the best of your digitally or dye sub printed large format banners.

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Designing and Advertising with Trade Show Displays

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Online Guide to Creating Efficacious Trade Show Displays

To boost your business, you can market your firms products and/or services through trade shows conventions. At these business exhibitions, you have the opportunity to introduce your company publicly, where you have an opportunity to to meet potential clients. Trade shows are typically staged at large convention centers or smaller venues as need be, where you can attract potential buyers by introducing show goers to your company’s products or services.

In this posting, I have collected all of the articles I penned regarding attending trade shows, designing and planning booths and displays,

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Using and Applying Custom Decals, Stickers, and Labels

Your Guide to Printing, Usage, and Installation of Decals, Stickers and Labels

While there are standard designs on decals, stickers, and labels you can buy in various stores, you can have your own custom design printed as well, although minimum quantities may apply. There are many printers that offer custom printing of graphic decals, and they are able to make different sizes and shapes with the use of a vinyl plotter or die cutting.

Printing your graphic designs on the adhesive vinyl material is simple. If you have a digital printer or a screen printing setup,

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PVC Vinyl Banners – Heavy Duty Outside Marketing

Vinyl Wall Banners

PVC Vinyl Makes Heavy Duty Outdoor Banners

PVC vinyl banners are tough and they’re designed to stand up to the elements. If you plan to display a banner in an outdoor location, the PVC option is the only choice that makes sense. PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is heavy duty vinyl that should last for years. A reputable printer will give you a 3 to 5 year guarantee when you invest in commercial grade banners.

PVC vinyl banners are printed on vinyl that is 13 oz. to 22 oz. in weight per square foot.  The standard “bargain banner” is 8 or 9 oz. 

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Sign Making, Designing, and Installation

An Online Guide to Making Signs and Legal Installation

Sign making can be DYI or done by a professional sign maker. You can also create the layout and have your signage made, or you can let the hard work be done by a professional sign company. There are many considerations when it comes to designing signs, but legal considerations when it comes to sizing and placement of signs in most municipalities.

I’ve written several posts wherein I’ve discussed strategies to make your signs and/or banners effective and visible, the securing of sign permits,

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Regulations in Making and Installing Traffic Signs

Custom Signage at the Interstate

An Online Guide to Making Traffic Signs Within USDOT and Local Street Sign Standards

In any state in the United States, you can’t install traffic signs without some sort of governmental permission, typically a local, state, or federal DOT. It’s the same with most other countries run by a government. There are standards one must follow to be able to install highway and street signs, from the design, materials, and location of these signs.

Custom signs displayed along streets, roads or highways must adhere to the standards set by the department of transportation. Browse through some of the articles I have written that cover the rules regarding traffic sign regulations,

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