Design & install

Design

One of the most important rules in signage and banners is “less is more”

Sometimes we try pack too much information with images or text and it becomes too busy, the reader’s eyes just glaze over Try keeping it to one logo and one photo and a minimal amount of text necessary to communicate your message. Remember that readers can get the details later. Use your logo to build brand and customer recognition, perhaps a photo to whet their appetite along with a title line describing the product or event you are promoting. Minimal detail like the type of promotion, where and when it’s happening, and a call to action “call now” along with your website address. Just remember the easier it is to read the more people will read it and respond to it.

Installation

Banners are a fantastic marketing tool that can be hung almost anywhere but if they are not properly installed and anchored they can act like a sail on a boat. Be sure to keep the wind in mind if you hang them on a fence, use plenty of zip ties and slits as needed to allow the wind to pass through. We don’t recommend hanging them between trees unless you run a heavy rope between the trees and hang the banner off that main rope. You might also consider purchasing the mesh version of the banner to eliminate wind issues.

Window cling is most often applied to the inside of the glass to be read from the outside. It can also be installed on the outside as well, it’s just not a secure from prying fingers. Be sure to specify whether you’re installing it on the inside or the outside of the glass - this dictates how it will be printed. Window cling easily installs using a credit card or a hard plastic squeegee. It is recommended you squeegee from the middle out as the film applies to the window to eliminate bubbles. Be sure the glass is clean and dry before you install.

Perforated window film installs on the outside of the glass. Air bubbles aren’t are really a problem here but you do want to squeegee from the middle outward starting at the top using a credit card or a hard plastic squeegee with a felt edge. Be sure the glass is clean and dry before you install.