We do a lot of banners. We had been making them before, but since our vinyl services through AEgraphics were improved, we can now offer you a lot more, quicker. So what are your options?
Full-color: This means exactly what it says; we can use all colors on the banner at once.
Front & Back: Technically, this is two banners attached back-to-back to make a front & back banner.
One-sided: This is when we only print on one side of the banner.
Vinyl: A high-quality, durable, flexible plastic. Can be made to be weather-resistant.
Canvas: A durable, weather-resistant cloth that has a rough texture. Typically, 17mil.
Fabric: 9oz. premium polyester fabric that is usually meant for indoors.
Mesh: A material that has tiny holes in it to allow for airflow, reducing the risk of tearing.
Matte: A surface with no shine.
Glossy: A shiny and smooth surface.
Hemmed: This is where the sides of the banner are folded over to reduce thread tearing.
Not hemmed: The sides are not folded over and occasional threads may come loose. Handling with more care might prevent this.
With stand: We have several different stand options (supported on sides, from top to bottom, bottom to top, from behind, etc.), but the banner will have to be a specific size to fit with each stand.
Grommets at corners and/or every couple feet: These are metal ring eyelets placed in the banner so that hanging from rope will prevent ripping the actual banner fabric. We can place them at the corners only or every couple of feet.
Pole pockets: These are little pockets at the corners of banners that support a pole being inserted into them.
Any size up to 9' x 30' (the material options for huge banners is limited).
So now that all the options have been put out there, where do you order? You can do it 3 ways:
We've partnered with J.D. Legends for a few projects, so our contact, Wasfi, wanted to make a video tour of our shop. We were told to dress a little nicer than normal because we might be interviewed. We did. However, some of us did not realize the format of the video.
It was a Facebook Live video, and we found this out 2 minutes before going live!
Hearts suddenly pounding.
"And we're live..."
Each of us were interviewed in turn about our specialties within the shop: Kerri with vinyl, Tyler with management, and Danielle with marketing and products. We were all nervous, though, so excuse our demeanors.
At the end of the video, Wasfi gave out a $25 gift certificate, and just like that, his assistant shut off the camera and they were on their way. What a whirlwind!
Let's just say that now we know to expect the unexpected when it comes to videos.
Beginning this month, we are offering vinyl vehicle wraps through our division AEgraphics. If you are not a car aficionado, a vinyl wrap is like a giant sticker put on a vehicle, except these stickers hug the vehicle's every contour, so it seems like the sticker has been painted on. The vinyl wrap process is done in 3 stages: design, production, and installation.
This is where our graphic designers get the exact measurements of every part of the car where the vinyl will go, then design how it will look. Sometimes, people only want a decal on their tailgate, a window covered in an advertisement, vinyl lettering for their business, or racing rally stripes down the middle of their sports car. Other times, people want their car to have a new color or design from hood to trunk.
This stage is when the design is printed on giant, sticky paper called vinyl. Each design for each little part of the vehicle is printed and laminated to add an extra layer of protection to the design. The life expectancy of vinyl is around 7-10 years with no damage to the original paint.
This is when we actually put the vinyl on the vehicle. The process needs controlled conditions, such as a certain air temperature, humidity, and even lack of dust. Any imperfection, like rust, chipped paint, or scratches could prohibit this installation. Wrapping a car takes about 1-3 days. We can also remove old designs to make room for the new vinyl graphics.
Vehicle wraps are perfect for businesses with fleets, to advertise your side-hustle, or to add some flare to your new ride.
Vehicle wraps aren't all we can do with vinyl, though. If you want to decorate your nursery, waiting room, or business with lettering on the walls or windows, we do that (see pictures below). If you want to do vinyl instead of wallpaper (it's much more easy to remove), we do that, too. If you want your own whiteboard, we can do that, too. Even if you want to do decals for your man cave or wrap a refrigerator, we can do it. The possibilities are only as endless as your creativity.
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