Following a query from a customer, or potential customer, we realised how thin on the ground our site actually was. For this reason we decided to post a page about our roll up banners otherwise called roller banners. We will supply in the UK delivered via a courier service. Our roll up banners follow a standard size of 850mm wide by 2000mm deep. This is slightly larger than most online offerings giving cheaper alternatives. Of course we can offer different sizes but for now, we are focussing on standard.
The mechanism has two twist out feet and a clip top rather than a glue top, this means that it wont fail under the heat of exhibition lighting. The roll up banner itself comes nicely packaged in its own zip top bag with the pole bungeed and folded internally. The overall package is boxed for transit. On receipt, simply take out of the bag, twist out the feet and assemble the pole, placing in position in the base central hole, and standing on the feet to hold in place, pull up the banner and clip in position on top of the pole, assembled in minutes, a video will soon follow on this process for you.
So what choices do you have?
You could go for an unlaminated version, which is perfectly serviceable but is the cheapest version, basically the material is open to scratching each time it raises and retracts into the mechanism. If you are going for a one time use roll up banner this would probably be the choice for you. Alternatively, you then have laminated and the choices are gloss or crystal. Gloss lamination would be the least likely, as it has the most chance of reflecting light and making the banner difficult to read, but if the lighting is going to be right, perhaps this would stand out with that extra gloss. The last option is crystal, which is a textured matt, this is very hard wearing and therefore protective, but does slightly dull down the roll up banner.
As a final decision if you wanted an eco friendly version you could go for a textile banner, the most expensive but of course looks very different and has that textured textile feel. Usually used by high end companies and very eco conscious companies.
What do you need to do?
You will either have artwork ready or need to get your designer to sort, or send us your graphics and thoughts for us to give you a quote. If you are going to supply artwork, we would expect a high resolution pdf file to size, with crops and bleed. Please note this file should be in CMYK format and all fonts embedded and transparencies flattened. We would take this file and check it through the RIP, confirm pricing and payment and then run straight to print. From the point of go, we need a day to print and a day to finish, this gives the solvent ink a chance to gas off before lamination or finishing making it extremely durable. In some instances a complex file may fall over in the RIP and we may need to discuss you sending a high resolution TIF or JPG file in those instances.
If you have questions or we have missed something off, please feel free to contact us via the social icons in the box top right of this page, and we shall look to fill in the gaps as soon as possible.