Why do I need a printed banner?
A printed banner can be a highly effective and value-for-money way to promote your business. Are you launching a new line? Giving out in-store samples of your product? Showcasing your brand in a public place?
The type of printed banner you need will depend on what you’re it using for. But there can be no doubt that custom banners can help to shape an eye-catching promotional display with superb pulling power. For indoor or outdoor use, create your own banner with instantprint today
Banner printing is also a fantastic way to make sure you’re re-opening your business safely. Not only do roller banners make fantastic hygiene reminders, but PVC banners can be used to declare your big re-opening, and exhibition stands double as temperature testing stations. For queue management that won’t let you or your customers down, try outdoor correx bollard covers – easy to wipe, completely waterproof and you can recycle when you’re finished with them.
How can a printed banner help my business?
Make a connection: Did you know 84% of young people born after 1997 take notice of out-of-home advertising? It’s not just the so-called ‘Generation Z’ either. Printed banner advertising is a great way to connect with people of all ages who are passing by your business or event stand.
Show off your personality: With the right colours, designs and wording, promotional banners can tell potential customers all they need to know about your business and what you’re offering – instore, on the high street or on the show floor. Think of a banner as a silent salesperson.
Cost-effective advertising: Unlike print, radio and other types of advertising, printed banners are relatively cost-effective for any business. We offer custom banners made to order, complete with your logo and branding, that you can use in any location and capture new customers.
What types of printed banner are there?
At instantprint, we can deliver different types of printed banners to suit all your business needs. The type that’s right for you will depend on what you’d like to use it for.
Pull-up roller banners
Perfect for attracting attention, our pop-up banners are long-lasting, easy to move around and unbeatable promotional solutions:
− Creating mobile in-store displays
− Showing off your latest sales/deals
− Using as display boards
For indoor or outdoor use no matter the weather, look no further than a PVC banner – available in a range of sizes and built to impress potential customers and clients. With pre-made eyelets, they’re easy to fasten to a wide range of surfaces
Exhibition display stands
Need to make a lasting impression? Our exhibition pop-up banners are practical and easy to put up. They also come with a carry case that can double as a podium, which means extra branding opportunities for your business too.
How are my banners printed?
All our banners are printed using our large format printer, the HP Scitex 11000 Industrial Press. We now have two of these printers, following our £3.25m investment in 2018, both of which can print custom banners to order in no time at all.
To make your banners, we use the following material:
− 220mic PVC stock (pull-up, wide PVC and premium roller banners)
− 400gsm banner PVC (PVC banners)
− 500mic PVC/latex hybrid (exhibition pop-up banners and stands)
− 220 PET plastic (clear roller banners)
− 670mic (375gsm) cream back folding boxboard (totem banners)
How do I design a banner?
With instantprint, it’s easy to create your own banner design. To get started, download our free blank banner templates from the product page of your choice. You’ll find that our templates are available for a range of popular software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat.
Not sure you can design a banner from scratch? No problem.
A faster, easier way to make a banner is to use our free online design tool. We’ve got hundreds of roller banner designs to choose from. And don’t forget – our design team are here to answer any questions you might have about your custom banner. So, all you need to do is ask.
We also offer a full print design service with our in house graphic designers. Simply click ‘yes’ when asked if you would like us to ‘design this for you’ and you can add the service to the basket. One of our designers will be in touch as soon as the order has been placed to discuss your brief. If you prefer a more personal approach you can always chat with your designer in person via our video consultancy service. Simply click here to book a slot through our online chat team.
Rather design your own banner from scratch? No problem. Here’s how to set your artwork up for print.
Size – first, choose the size of banner you want and set up your document size to match. You can find all of our sizes in mm after you’ve chosen which product you want from this page.
Bleed and safety – the amount of bleed area you’ll need to add to your design varies depending on what kind of banner you need. Although it’s best to double check the artwork guide for each individual product, we recommend at least a 3mm border on each side of your document – just to be safe!
Colour – commercial printers, like ours, add colour to a blank material, meaning we work in the CMYK spectrum of colours. To get a better idea of what your colours will look like once your banner is printed, change your colour mode to CMYK using your preferred design program. If you can’t change this, don’t worry – when you receive your artwork proof, it’ll automatically be in CMYK, so all you have to do is approve it when you’re happy!
Saving your file – we accept a range of different file types, however the easiest way to make sure text and images don’t change or move when we open up your file to quadruple check it before sending it to print is to save it as a JPEG or PDF. This ‘flattens’ all the elements of your design meaning they can’t change.
How do I upload my banner design?
For all pull-up and roller banners, you’ll be asked to upload your banner design when you add banners to your basket. You can also upload artwork later if you want to continue shopping.
If you’re looking to order PVC banners or exhibition display stands, upload artwork after placing your order. To do this, complete your order and then email your banner design to our dedicated studio team who’ll set up the print for you – firstname.lastname@example.org.
What information should my banner include?
Looking to create a personalised banner for your business? There are a few important things to bear in mind when you design your banner that’ll help make sure you get the most out of it:
− Keep it visual: Printed banners with a huge amount of visual appeal can really draw in the crowds of people walking past your exhibition stand or place of business.
− Put your logo first: Place your company logo at the top of your display banner or stand so that it stands out and can be easily recognised in a busy environment.
− Don’t forget curves: If you’re designing an exhibition stand, don’t forget the sides will curve around – something to keep in mind when working on your design.
− Add some colour: Use bright, bold colours (that fit with your brand identity) to make a real impression when there’s plenty of businesses competing for attention.
If you’d like more tips on how to make your printed PVC and roller banners truly stand out from the crowd, read our helpful guide on how to design an exhibition stand.
This PVC banner from @friendsofambler school parent committee fair banner is a fantastic example of how to design an eye-catching banner. The white banner stands out against the brick background and all the necessary information is large and easy-to-read. We absolutely adore the Alice in Wonderland theme – top marks from us, guys!
How do I order printed banners for my business?
Whether it’s our Small Exhibition Stands or Extra Wide Roller Banners, click Shop Now to get started.
Depending on which type of banners you’re planning to order, we’ll take you through all your options step-by-step – quantity, production time, size and single/double-sided printing.
Are there any recyclable banner printing options?
For single time use and once-in-a-lifetime events, being able to recycle your marketing and display materials afterwards is a huge benefit. For times like these, we recommend choosing a totem banner which is made from a material called boxboard, which is essentially a strong yet flexible cardboard material. Not only does this make for a cheap banner printing choice, but it’s also a widely recycled material, making it easy to dispose of after your event.
What are the benefits of clear roller banners?
In recent times, cleanliness and limiting the spread of infection has been everyone’s responsibility. Clear roller banners are a safety feature for businesses where a 2 metre distance isn’t possible between customers, such as small restaurants and bars, hairdressers and gyms.
Not only do they limit the spread of infection by blocking airborne droplets, but they’re also see-through which means customers don’t feel blocked off from each other and light can pass through so it won’t darken the ambience.
Why choose instantprint for your banner printing?
Need an online printing company that understands small businesses and what they need? At instantprint, we’re dedicated to helping you succeed by providing you with printing solutions that look amazing. And our fantastic range of PVC, roller and vinyl banners are no exception.
Our friendly, talented team are here to help. You can talk to us about your print concerns or needs – and we promise to share our print knowledge with you, with tips and advice that are easy to understand and jargon-free.
With 4 million print jobs helping more than 500k small businesses, you can be confident that your print banners will look the part if you choose us. And you don’t just have to take our word for it either – we’re rated Excellent on Trustpilot from 7,000+ independent reviews.
What do I get with my instantprint order?
Order your roller banners and exhibition stands from instantprint and we’ll give you some extra products at no extra cost.
− Carry bag
− Base cassette for early setup
− Carry bag that doubles as a podium
− Halogen lights
− Aluminium frame
How long until I get my banner?
We don’t want you waiting around for your customised banners and exhibition stands to arrive, so we’ll get them to you as soon as possible. Our delivery times will depend on the product you order, but you should never be waiting more than four working days.
Roller banner, totem banner, clear roller banner and exhibition stand printing
Orders approved by 6.30pm are sent out for delivery the next working day. Delivery will take a further working day. So, if you approve your order by 6.30pm on Monday, we’d dispatch it on the Tuesday for you to receive on the Wednesday.
PVC banner printing
Approve your PVC banner order before 4pm and it’ll be sent out within three working days. Delivery will take a further working day. Order by 4pm on a Monday and it’ll be dispatched by Thursday for you to receive it by the end of the week.
Need your roller banners urgently? Next day delivery is available on our standard, premium and double-sided roller banners thanks to our Express option.
Be inspired: What do our customers think?
“I feel that no other marketing tool is able to communicate to prospective customers who you are, what you’re about and help drive a conversation like I’ve found a roller banner can. I always use photos of real customers or staff because I’ve found, by doing this, it makes us a relatable brand. There’s a real value to producing relatable print, especially in the hair and beauty industry.”
Find out more about how The Vanilla Rooms hair salon in Doncaster use banners to promote their business here.