The right banner printing service for your business

Banners are one of the best options for an eye-catching way to promote your business.  The right banner will garner attention from afar enticing foot traffic while showcasing your brand identity.

At Guru Printers we pride on ourselves on being your go to banner printers.  Here are some of our tips for creating the right banner for you.

Where will the banner be located?

The size, design, color, material, and messaging of your banner is contingent on where it will be located. First decide where your banner will be displayed whether that is above your storefront’s entrance, at your booth in a trade show, or your shop window.

Another factor that impacts the size, the color, and the choice of a vertical or horizontal layout for your banner is whether your audience will be on foot or in vehicles.  The font and messaging of your banner will also be affected by this factor.

Lastly, the background behind the banner will also need to be factored into the design, color, and layout.  For example, a retractable banner or pop up banner might be a better fit if it will be displayed next to retail goods or in the middle of your shop.  Or go with a grommet banner if you want it to hang above your store entrance.

Purpose and call to action

It is best to decide the main purpose behind your banner.  Is it simply for enticing customers into your store by showcasing your brand’s visual aesthetic?  Or do you want a more specific call to action like a special promotion or sale?  Potential customers will have a clearer message when you decide on the purpose behind your banner.

Remember to keep it simple with regards to the number of words and design printed on your banner.  Keep your message direct, short and easily readable.

Indoor & outdoor banner vinyl banners

At Guru Printers all our banner printing is done on waterproof, fade resistant, and generally durable vinyl material, so they will be suited for both indoor and outdoor environments.  Below we’ve listed some of the banner types we offer as your expert banner printers:

  • Grommet Banners: Metal rings are pre-installed for easy hanging. Great for both indoor and outdoor banners.
  • Retractable Banner Stands : A perfect choice for vertical banners. Your best option for indoor display, trade shows and conventions.
  • Clear adhesive hangers :They can stick to surfaces like glass or untextured dry wall but not as versatile as other banners.

Here are some of the different types of banner stands we offer.

  • X-banner stands :Easy to set up and move around.
  • H-banner stands :This can stand several inches above the floor and is very sturdy.  Resembles an H shape from afar which adds to visibility.
  • L-banner stands :Easy to transport with a tension-rod frame that is equally easy to adjust.

Size of letters

We’ve designed a table to help you decide how big your lettering needs to be in targeting your clientele and potential customers.

Letter Height Readability Distance For Maximum Impact Maximum Readability Distance
3″ 30′ 100′
4″ 40′ 150′
6″ 60′ 200′
8″ 80′ 350′
9″ 90′ 400′
10″ 100′ 450′
12″ 120′ 525′
15″ 150′ 630′
18″ 180′ 750′
24″ 240′ 1000′
30″ 300′ 1250′
36″ 360′ 1500′
42″ 420′ 1750′
48″ 480′ 2000′
54″ 540′ 2250′
60″ 600′ 2500′

Contrast & colors

The colors implemented in your banner should highlight the words you use. High contrast is generally the best way to go.

A readable font

A bold modern font will keep readability high and give your banner a sleek and eye-catching look.  Avoid difficult to read or unusual fonts.  You also want to arrange your message in order of importance.  For example, a “Sale” banner might have the word sale in the thickest or boldest font, followed by the percentage discount offered to customers in a thinner font.  You can then add your business logo and website in a smaller font to the bottom of your banner.

Upload your banner design

Once you’ve completed your banner design you can upload your file onto Guru Printer’s portal and leave the rest for the banner printers.  Remember to give us high resolution files if photos or illustrative images are in your banner.  We recommend Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator file formats when uploading.

Contact us for any questions or further help in printing your next custom retractable banner!