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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 “paint” per se on vinyl banners, although there may be some craft type stores that sell such a product. Coming from the commercial side of vinyl banners, though, there are about three main methods to print banners.

The first method,

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Pantone Colors for Banners – Lettering Sizes for Better Viewing

Using Pantone Color Matching for Display Printing, and Readable Sign Letter Sizes for Better Viewing

Question:  From today’s mail bag, Joe M. has asked if we can print Pantone Matching System® (PMS) colors on banners or posters?

Joe, the answer to your question is generally “yes.” Most printing equipment today, which includes screen printing, offset printing (lithographic printing), dye sublimation fabric printing, flexographic printing, and digital printing, to name a few, are capable, some at the entry of the PMS number into the printer’s computer, to get within 1 or 2% of the PMS color specified.

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Indoor Vs. Outdoor Banners – Print Resolution for Fabric Banners

Indoor Vs. Outdoor Banners – Fabric Banner Printing File/Resolution

Question:  Is there any difference between outdoor and indoor banners?

Generally, a banner that can be used indoors can also be used out of doors. However, there are some differences in construction that should be noted if you know that your banner is going to be used out of doors.

With an indoor banner, we generally assume that there will be very little wind to affect the banner, so finishing can be done fairly simply, or not at all in the case of fabric banners.

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Printing on Vinyl and Polyester Cloth Banners

The Type of Plastic and Fabric Materials Printed on to Make Banner Displays

Question: What type of plastic are banners printed on?

Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, is still one of the most popular materials to print banners with. There are other plastics as well, although one is a fabric type of plastic, but comes from petroleum as well.

Polyvinyl Choloride

PVC is a petroleum-based plastic, as they all are, that has had “plasticizers” added to create the soft, roll-able material that many printers, screen, digital, and other printers have used for the past three decades.

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Will Cut Decals Work on Textured Walls, and How to Make Decals

Will Vinyl Cut Decal Adhere to Textured Walls? How Are Printed Decals Made?

Question: I have textured walls, will a Cut Decal work on textured walls?

Absolutely. However, do note that the thinner the material, the better the adhesion.

Two Types of Vinyl

There are two basic types of vinyl material that most wall stickers are comprised of. There are others, but for simplicity, we’ll talk about the most common.

The higher quality vinyl material is known as “cast” vinyl, and typically is 2mils thickness. Various companies such as 3M and Avery manufacture these films and sell them in rolls varying from 15” in width up to 60” in width.

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Reinforcing the Importance of Banner Printing

Banner Print Displays As Medium of Advertisement

Why consider banner printing?  What are vinyl or fabric displays good for?  Well, quite frankly, they have become such a universally accepted medium of advertisement, promotion, and information that some people think we have returned to the days of the Roman Empire. Print processing was used for centuries as a cool and effective way of sending a message and alerting the public.

The beginning of the 20th century was filled with great signs, such as carved wooden, metal, and neon signs. All of these served a purpose and still do.

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Taking Advantage of Sticker Printing for Graphic Applications

Different Ways You Can Make Use of Printed Stickers

Sticker printing has become very popular. Not only because everyone loves stickers – we knew that a long time ago!  It has become cheaper due to advances in modern technology. The stickers of yesteryear have nearly nothing in common with today’s amazing digitized designs. This has fallen in pricing and continues to improve in quality thanks to digital printing options and fine improvements in the effects that advertisers and users formerly dreamed of.

Stickers can be used for just about everything. There are tiny ones used for coding,

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Using Birthday Banners to Create a More Festive Celebration

How Birthday Banner Displays Complete the Party Vibe

Birthday banners are an important part of any birthday celebration.  Not only do they add a lot of festivity and solidarity among the guests, they make you look good.  They show that you’re thought of everything, in covering all your bases to make the birthday boy or girl a day they won’t soon forget. They inevitably become a sentimental party favor for the main guest – a take home prize to treasured, to remember the special event forever.

These displays aren’t limited to birthdays, they can be used for Job or Wedding Anniversaries,

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Great Quality Cheap Banners– Banner Printing Possibilities

Cheap Banners with Great Quality – Banner Printing Possibilities for the Small Business Owner

Until recent years, the average small business owner often found himself between a rock and a hard place.  With prohibitive printing costs, high overhead and cost/benefit issues, a small business owner’s ideal banner was only a pipe dream.  Brilliant or not, the average entrepreneur didn’t have the opportunity to compete with the big dogs.  Cheap banners were inaccessible.  Many start-ups were doomed at the outset, remaining second class in advertising potential.

Banner Printing Expense

Costs were highly prohibitive and production was very complicated. 

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