Plastic Roll Banners

Plastic roll banners are printed on low density polyethylene, and are intended to be used for a limited time and then either recycled or disposed of. Plastic roll banners are printed using flexo presses and our minimum print run is 2,000 linear feet. Depending on your banner design, plastic roll banners typically cost less than $1.00 per banner.

Whereas plastic roll banners are flexo printed on low density poly, vinyl roll banners are digitally printed on 10 ounce vinyl. Whereas our minimum run for plastic roll banners is 2,000 linear ft, our minimum print run of vinyl roll banners is 50'.

For more information, please contact us ([email protected] or 800-231-4213).

Yes - HOWEVER - while we are capable of printing on many different poly colors, we stock white and yellow poly. We special order any other colors.

Please note that the only way we can guarantee PMS color integrity is to print on a white surface.

We print plastic roll banners on 18", 24", 30" 36" and 48" tall poly.

We offer many repeat lengths, ranging from 18" all the way to 54".

Our most popular sizes include:

  • 18" x 18"
  • 24" x 36"
  • 30" x 36"
  • 36" x 36"
  • 48" x 54"

Contact us if you don't see the banner size you're looking for. We probably print it. [email protected] or 800-231-4213

Our average set-up time to mount plates, put in PMS matched inks, unmount plates and clean up press, hoses and ink stations is 30 minutes per spot color.

Because the press runs at 500' per minute, the average length of a minimum run is 2,000 linear feet or 4 minutes.

That's why 2,000 linear feet is our minimum run for spot color plastic roll banners.

Yes, we do! Please contact us if you are interested in knowing more about our 4cp capabilities.

For years, our minimum print run for 4 CP banners was 25,000 linear feet.

However, due to a recent technology break through OUR NEW MINIMUM RUN IS 10,000 linear feet!

Yes, we do! This is an added service that is VERY valuable to many of our clients.

We are capable of perfing 18", 24", 30", 36" and 48" banners.

Yes, the banners can optionally be perforated between each image.

The individual banners can then be easily separated for individual use.

Up to SIX spot colors can be printed on your banners.

ABSOLUTLEY NOT! We will store you plates FREE for as long as you would like.

NorthCoast Banners is here to serve our clients. We have not forgotten that the customer comes first.

Absolutely! Contact one of our sales team to discuss your international shipping questions.

Yes, for your convenience, NorthCoast accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

You can use our toll free number 1-800-231-4213 or email [email protected]

We look forward to assisting you.

Please give us a call at 1-800-231-4213 or e-mail us at [email protected]

We will be happy to send over a quote.

Plastic Roll Banners are printed using flexography and this is a totally different animal than offset lithography.

In offset lithography, with which most graphic designers are familiar, the ink is on the same level as the areas of the plate that do not hold ink.

In contrast, flexography (or flexo) - so named for its flexible printing plates - is a letterpress printing process similar to the old-style block printing. To be more accurate, it's like printing with a big rubber stamp. The ink is applied to the raised surfaces of a rubber printing plate and pressed onto the poly surface to transfer the image.

Flexo printing tends to spread more because the surface of the rubber plate is slightly compressed as it applies ink to the poly. Precision of a flexo presses are usually not as fine as an offset press, and multi-color registration tends to shift much more. Shift can be as much as 1/8". It is wise to factor in registration shift when designing plastic roll banner art for flexo printing.

For more information regarding printing plastic roll banners using flexography, please contact Northcoast Banners and Bags at [email protected] or 800-231-4213

When designing your plastic roll banner or plastic bag art, it is wise to consider trapping as you construct the relationships between / among the colors. "Trap" is the overlap of two colors when printed side-by-side, also known as a "butt fit." Colors on your roll banners need to be trapped to each other so that a white space does not appear between them as the colors shift during the press run. Because of the looser tolerances of flexo presses, these overlaps need to be at least 1/8" (9pt).

When printing a dark color and a light color side by side on your plastic banner, always spread the light color into the darker one. This won't result in a visible increase in the size of either color area, because the overlap is usually not seen if the darker color is dark enough.

When printing two light colors side by side, the trap will be seen as a blended "third color" as one color overprints the other. A possible solution to conceal the overlap is to print a black or dark-colored outline where the two colors meet. This outline must be at least 1/8" (9pt) wide.

Because of the trap width needed in flexo and its potential (and unintended) visibility, it is recommended that such traps be avoided unless they can work as part of the design of your plastic roll banner.

Read more about trapping.

For more information regarding printing plastic roll banners using flexography, please contact:

Northcoast Banners and Bags
800-231-4213


Festival Banners and Stage Backdrops

We create Stage Backdrops and Band Scrims from a large selection of substrates including:

  • Scrim Vinyl
  • Vinyl Mesh
  • Polyester
  • Dye Sublimated Poly Poplin

Our color gamuts are calibrated to 256,000 colors.

Some general guidelines for the size of the backdrops we print are as follows:

  • Small clubs and bars: 6' (tall) by 8'(wide)
  • Larger clubs and smaller theaters: 8' by 10'
  • Concert halls and outdoor venues: 10' by 12'
  • Large Concert Halls, Arenas and Stadiums: Bigger is better! 12' x 20' backdrops are common. So too are 20' x 40'.

Yes. All of our digitally printed banners are fire resistant and we provide fire certificates attesting to this fact.

ABSOLUTLEY NOT! We will store you plates FREE for as long as you would like.

NorthCoast Banners is here to serve our clients. We have not forgotten that the customer comes first.

Absolutely! Contact one of our sales team to discuss your international shipping questions.

Yes, for your convenience, NorthCoast accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

You can use our toll free number 1-800-231-4213 or email [email protected]

We look forward to assisting you.

Please give us a call at 1-800-231-4213 or e-mail us at [email protected]

We will be happy to send over a quote.



Large Format and Mesh Banners

Our largest equipment will print on material that is 5 meters (16'). Rolls of material are limited to 125 ft.

Therefore, the largest POSSIBLE banner we can print is 16' x 125'

Yes – to reseller clients.

We have HUNDREDS of reseller clients and we know we can position our clients to win any deal that includes products we manufacture.

The most common factors that impact the cost of your stage backdrops include:

  1. Size of the Backdrop
  2. The material and process being used to manufacture it

Call us today at 800-231-4213 to discuss. You will be both surprised and delighted by our pricing strategy.

ABSOLUTLEY NOT! We will store you plates FREE for as long as you would like.

NorthCoast Banners is here to serve our clients. We have not forgotten that the customer comes first.

Absolutely! Contact one of our sales team to discuss your international shipping questions.

Yes, for your convenience, NorthCoast accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

You can use our toll free number 1-800-231-4213 or email [email protected]

We look forward to assisting you.

Please give us a call at 1-800-231-4213 or e-mail us at [email protected]

We will be happy to send over a quote.

Don't Take Our Word For It...

-DESIGN TO SHOW

5 stars

“This review is long overdue! I have worked with Joe with NorthCoast Banners for many years. He and his team always go the extra mile to make sure our orders are designed, printed and delivered on time. The quality and end product are always beautiful! It is a pleasure to work with Joe and his team! They are without a doubt our go to when it comes to banners.”

-CHALLENGE DAY

5 stars

“NorthCoast Banners provides banners for our non-profit that facilitate Social and Emotional Learning workshops in schools. As a non-profit, it is a pleasure to work with a company that operates with a potent combination of heart and professionalism.”

-FLASHES OF HOPE

4 stars

“The banners are easy to display and give us a big messaging impact within our budget.”

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800-231-4213  /  734-973-1467 (Local and Canada)