Check out these plastic roll banners we made for the IUPUI Regatta! These 24 inch by 36 inch banners really defined the space for their event. It looks like the regatta was a lot of fun too.
Plastic signs are a dime a dozen, and yet their true value is often taken for granted.
But at STX, a sporting goods company based in Baltimore, MD the value of plastic roll banners is now deeply appreciated.
“We used to use snow fencing, but it was extremely expensive,” explains event-marketing coordinator Carrie Gamper.
At their event two weeks ago, “the plastic rolls that we got from North Coast Banners, with their clean lines and vibrant colors were an easy, cheap and affordable alternative.”
STX sponsors events regularly to promote their products, so quality signs are a key component in their marketing strategy. Increasingly, more companies like STX are turning to North Coast Banners to find cost-effective advertising solutions with eye-catching plastic roll banners.
Gamper agrees. Although it’s their first time using plastic rolls, already, she’s confident that these signs “will last us a long time.”
“We’re looking forward to using them throughout the summer,” she beams.
Check out these versatile 30″ x 30″ plastic roll banners we made for Pig Trail Harley Davidson in Arkansas. They used their plastic roll banners in four different ways…
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When piecing together your roll banner design, you may decide that instead of printing on white poly, you’d like to print on a colored poly like a yellow poly or any other color. We can print on poly of a variety of different colors but we only stock white and yellow. Yellow poly is beautiful color to print plastic roll banners. We can, however, order another color special for you in addition to our yellow poly and white poly so that your roll banners looks just as you’d like them to look.
It’s important to remember that we can only guarantee PMS color integrity on a white surface. PMS color values are built around the assumption that the print surface is white. Adding even a yellow poly or any other color could distort the original color.
For more information, please give us a call at 800-231-4213 or check out our website at www.northcoastbanners.com.
Check out these 2-color Jones Soda plastic roll banners we made for the 5 Point Cafe in Seattle, WA. They’re 24″ tall by 54″ long. These banners were designed in such a way that they can be cut in half and used as two distinct banners, making it easy to be versatile when covering a venue.
Check out these vinyl roll banners we made for the Bike the Bricks race in McKinney, TX. They are 3 feet tall and made of a durable 10oz vinyl.
When it comes to our plastic roll banners, we want to be sure that you’re getting the quality product that people have come to expect from NorthCoast Banners. For quality in printing, you have to start with color. This is why PMS values are so vitally important.
PMS stands for Pantone Matching System, a system that standardizes colors in order to accurately reproduce them. This system guarantees that your colors look the way that you intended them to look. A design displayed on a computer screen and a design printed on material, whether poly, vinyl, paper or otherwise, are never going to look identical. In fact, the difference can often be quite dramatic. Using these values, or spot colors means your colors will match as exactly as possible.
Every Pantone color is assigned a number with which to identify it: its PMS value (PMS-261, for example). Each of these values is called a spot color. When printing your roll banner, we need each PMS value that you intend to use on your banners for the maximum amount of control over the end product. Defining the colors that you want in your final design with PMS values means that you’re choosing the exact shade of blue, or the exact hue of red that you’ll see on the final product.
For more information about PMS values, please give us a call at 800-231-4213 or check out our website at www.northcoastbanners.com.
Banners – especially roll banners – are an indispensable tool in your branding and marketing arsenal. Nothing beats the variability and affordability of roll banners when it comes to getting the word out and fostering name recognition.
There are a shocking number of ways in which to utilize roll banners. Our customers in TV and radio have shared the hundreds of creative uses they have come up with for roll banners. From that, we’ve compiled the top ten uses:
1. Stage Bunting:
Using roll banners to line your stage is not only simple but also very effective. Placing your roll banners front and center as stage bunting maximizes your exposure and gets your message out to the whole crowd.
Why waste money on posters when your banners are souvenirs, ready-made? You can separate the banners at the perforation or hand them out as “cut sheets”. Either way, it’s fast, easy and inexpensive.
3. Table Skirts:
Using banners as table skirts identifies your space while simultaneously creating brand awareness. A great bonus of using banners as table skirts is that they help to hide unsightly boxes or other items stored beneath the table from view.
4. Tent Signage:
Hanging roll banners from your tent is another way in which to define your space and get your branding message out. It’s quick, easy, efficient and it distinguishes you from all the other tents.
5. For the Troops:
US troops overseas are always thrilled to receive roll banners from their favorite stations. They serve as a great reminder of home and it’s a wonderful way to give back to our US troops. They especially love when the roll banners are autographed by on-air personalities!
6. Quick Backdrops:
When you have a photo shoot or album signing, roll banners make amazing backdrops in a pinch. Your roll banners need only need to be taped together for an instant backdrop that’s sure to get a lot of photographic exposure!
7. Fencing Off Areas:
If one area of your event is off-limits, or if it simply needs to be delineated from other areas, roll banners can come in handy. Roll banners can easily be affixed to fences, trees or posts with grommets and section off an area. This method provides crowds with a visual indicator of boundaries and creates privacy.
8. Branding an Entire Event:
With roll banners, you can cover the venue with your logo or message. Placing roll banners everywhere can completely command the attention of the crowd and eliminate any question of who is sponsoring your events.
9. Co-Branding an Event:
Including your sponsors’ logo in or with your roll banners can help you give your sponsors added value. Co-branding pays off for everyone involved!
10. Trash Barrel Advertising:
You read correctly: trash barrel advertising. What better way to get market your brand while improving the look of your event’s trash barrels than to wrap them in roll banners? It’s prime advertising space!
It’s possible that the ideal signage solution for your event may be vinyl roll banners. This alternative to the plastic roll banner offers its own unique advantages and could be the perfect answer for your event.
No Plate Fees, No Color Limits
Our plastic roll banners are flexo-printed on low-density poly and have a minimum print run of 3,000 linear feet. Vinyl roll banners, on the other hand, are digitally printed on 10-ounce vinyl and have a minimum print run of 50 feet. This means that you will not have to purchase the plates used in flexo-printing (which average $295 per color) but also you’re free to design much smaller in order to meet your specific needs.
Printing digitally and having zero plate fees also means that you’ll have no color limit to your designs. You can print full color up to 600 dpi, which means that your banners will be sharp, precise and pixel perfect.
Design Flexibility & Control
In addition to zero plate fees, digital banners offer an infinite amount of design control. With digital printing, your message, image, logo, and design concepts can vary and change without any additional cost to you. Whether you’re testing designs or still fine-tuning your logo, digital printing means that you don’t have to commit to any singular concept. You have so much flexibility with vinyl, in fact, that you’re able to alternate different logos, text or graphics on any portion of your entire banner. We can also print photographic images on vinyl roll banners.
Durability & Quick Turnaround Time
The vinyl roll banner could also be called the Many Uses, Many Times Roll Banner because of its unbeatable durability. The 10 ounce scrim vinyl will hold up over multiple uses, and the inks are UV solvent, so they can be used indoor or outdoor.
No plates also mean no set-up time (or set-up fees), which means we can get your order printed and in your hands very quickly! It generally takes only 2-3 days from the time you sign off on a proof to get your banner shipped (depending on the order specifications). This is in comparison to 3 weeks for plastic roll banners.
So if the combination of zero plate fees, unlimited color capabilities, variability, re-usability and quick turnaround appeals to you, give us a call at 800-231-4213. We will be happy to answer your questions! You can also check out our website at www.northcoastbanners.com
Size matters. The height to width ratio of your banner is important, never take this consideration lightly when you design your banner!
Make certain that the ratios and proportions of your banner design are in harmony. If you are designing a banner in which the proportions of the logo are wider than they are tall, then opt for a rectangular banner to accommodate the logo and the attendant text. Don’t attempt to squeeze it all in on a square banner, because this will force you to use smaller letters.
What’s more, the lessened ratio of letter size to banner size will diminish the banners’ capacity to project your message.