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Los Angeles Signs | Are Mesh Banners the same as Vinyl Banners?

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 @ 06:01 AM

What are mesh banners?

Mesh banners are lightweight outdoor banners, printed on special vinyl that has holes throughout the banner. They look similar to a sports jersey. The vinyl mesh is very fine, so you still see the design on your banner.  Vinyl banners are opaque.

What are mesh banners good for?

Mesh banners are great outdoors because the wind flows right through them. For the most part, mesh banners last longer than regular vinyl banners outside because they reduce wind resistance. That means less wear and tear on your banner’s hem and grommets.

Besides making your banner last longer, mesh banners make it easier to read your message because there are no big wind slits or wrinkles. Mesh banners lie flat much more easily because the wind goes right through them.

Whether you are placing a large banner over the street for a few weeks, or hanging a small banner in a windy area, mesh banners ensure that people will be able to read your message, and your banner will hang outdoors for a long time.  Mesh banners are recommended in windy areas. 

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Los Angeles Signs | Easy Care for your Vinyl Banners

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 @ 06:01 AM

Easy Care for your Vinyl Banners

Popularity of vinyl banners is growing every day due to the durability and affordability. With the rapid advancement of technology, everything ranging from the colored text to real life images can be printed on these banners. Although the maintenance of these banners are pretty simple, there are some factors that must be taken into consideration to make banner care much easier and efficient.

1. Effective cleaning

It is a known fact that vinyl banners are very durable.  The high quality vinyl banners used for outdoor campaigns can last as long as one to five years. The material (vinyl) used in these banners can be washed. For effective cleaning, some mild soap or detergent can be used. There is a misconception among people that the detergent will fade print. High quality print on vinyl banner used is resistant to the effects of mild detergents (Note: Harsh cleaners can damage the vinyl banner).

2. Proper Storage

If you fold the vinyl banner it will have permanent creases. It is always good to roll your banner instead of folding it. While folding the vinyl banner rotation, you must ensure that the prints are facing the outside.

3. Removing creases from Banners

When re-using the banner, you can find some creases in them because of storage conditions. Removing wrinkles from vinyl banners is very simple. The necessary equipment for removing wrinkles is a clothing iron and a damp cotton cloth. Just place the banner in a flat surface and place wet cotton cloth over it. Once this is done, the iron damp cotton cloth placed over the banner. The steam produced during this process to eliminate the folds in the banner. Proper care should be taken to iron the fabric that has no direct contact with the banners which will result in permanent damage of the same.

All three of these tips will make vinyl banner care much easier than ever.

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Los Angeles Signs | All About Banner Printing and Vinyl Banners

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 @ 06:10 AM

All About banners and Vinyl Banner Printing

Vinyl banners are an ideal multi-use reusable advertising product. For both interior and exterior uses, vinyl banners are the perfect material for conveying a message. Sporting events, religious gatherings, retail advertising, trade show promotions and just about any other type of message you might want to send can be stated on a banner.

Banners can be as simple as a one word message such as “SALE” or as complex as a full color photograph depicting a new product. Size is not a problem. How large or small a space do you have for displaying your banner? Banners can be printed to the size of a multi-story building or as small as a table top display. Vinyl banners are a versatile material that can be fabricated with sleeves stitched for poles or reinforced hems and grommets for installation over a city street.

There are many different banner weights and strengths for all types of installation situations. Vinyl banners can be easily washed with soap & water, are made of a soft pliable material that can be and rolled for easy shipping and storage.

There are two different methods of producing your image on a vinyl banner. Adhesive vinyl film that is computer cut and applied to the face of vinyl banners or digitally printed vinyl banners on a large format printer. The evolution of banner making has come a long way. First, there were hand-painted banners, then there were adhesive vinyl film applied to banners and now, most common is digitally printed banners. A combination of digital printing and adhesive vinyl film can be used when you want to reuse a banner year after year and just change the date and time of an event. Usually adhesive vinyl banners are produced when the lettering and graphics are simple and one or two colors. Digitally printed banners are produced when a photograph or multicolored graphic or background is needed.

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Los Angeles Signs | Outdoor Banners: BIGGER IS BETTER!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 @ 06:04 AM

Outdoor Banners: The Bigger the Better!

In advertising.....size is important! If you have small outdoor banners you may get a few people to notice, but they won't take them very seriously. To make a serious impact on your market, you need to go bigger!

Big outdoor banners will attract people with their color and size!  Whether you want to advertise a promotion, event or anything else, large scale vinyl banner printing is the way to go. Why? Because people like to be distracted! And size distracts! The bigger you go, the more necks you will crane and there's virtually no size limit. Which also means there is no limit on the size of your audience.

So if you really want to turn heads, think about the biggest outdoor banners you've seen and imagine your image and tag on them. Then get creative with what you want on your customized vinyl banners. Think of a clever phrase and lots of colors. That way your outdoor banners will be interesting and hard to forget.

If you have any questions or need further information or simply want us to design and print your large custom vinyl banner, please send us an e-mail at or give us a call at (818) 843-9200. The Sign Studio is here to help YOU!

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Topics: Custom Banners, Vinyl Banners, Outdoor Banners, Big and Large Banners

Los Angeles Signs | Design Tips for Large Custom Banners

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Fri, Apr 15, 2011 @ 18:04 PM

If you need support for special events, it is a good idea to make a large vinyl banner with huge format designs to create interest even from great distances. Making vinyl banners with a large plan design usually increases your visibility and guarantees a great turnaround for your special event. If you don't already have a brilliant class sign or printing company that designs custom vinyl banners and signs, give us a call at The Sign Studio, we are here for YOU!

You need to create an effect by creating and integrating color images on the banner so you can feel the full implementation of a beautiful color image.

Uses - Vinyl banners using large format drawings can illuminate and strengthen the existing colors and images of the banner. Normally sign and printing companies achieve this task by increasing contrast. Further sharpness of the images may make your banner come out brighter, leaving a strong run, clean and fresh. You must decide on the choice of service provider only after seeing the samples, which are usually placed on web sites. Sometimes, if possible, it is also good to visit the store and see to what extent the design of large size can be customized for your event. Make sure you ask for a sample before you approve the final layout so you can check color and sharpness.

Cost-effectiveness - a good banner service provider must be able to handle all the drawings, the extensions of files and materials to make the correct impression. This cost effective service could definitely beat the cost, inconvenience and difficulties that you would have to go through to get everything done. Remember that a properly designed vinyl banner is obviously a great way to catch the notice of a guaranteed audience. The custom vinyl banners are undoubtedly the best and most cost effective way to make money.

If you have any questions or need further information or simply want us to design and print your custom vinyl banner, please send us an e-mail at or give us a call at (818) 843-9200. The Sign Studio is here you help YOU!


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Topics: Vinyl Banners, Large Custom Banners, Large Format Banners

Los Angeles Signs | Vinyl Sign Banners - How great they are!

Posted by Julie and Chris Ramirez on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 @ 06:04 AM

Vinyl and Graphic Sign Banners - How great they are!

Banners can do many things for you!
Vinyl Banners are meant to be noticed. Whether you are looking to target market potential clients, advertise an event, or send a message to the world, a banner will more than accommodate your plans.

The Sign Studio and it's team of design specialists, trained in the design and marketing field, use the most innovative technology available today. The Sign Studio is equipped to provide you with the most spectacular banners, your message is sure to be an attention getter. With a weather resistant vinyl format, these state-of-the-art banners easily mount to any location. Easy to display, rain or shine, a vinyl banner by The Sign Studio offers reliability without the stress of wondering if anyone will see your words. A stress-free, bold, brilliant color banner is beyond a doubt the answer to conventional advertising.

Aside from the fact a vinyl or graphic banner by The Sign Studio can feature full color photographs, customized to suit every need, it is an economically smart choice. Comparing the astronomical cost of print advertising to get the attention of potential clients, a vinyl banner is a far wiser choice. Even black and white newspaper and magazine ads cannot cost compare to a full color banner.

Ordering a custom banner is simple, either e-mail us a request at or give us a call at (818) 843-9200. In addition to the professional service and easy steps it takes to order a banner, there are no hidden fees. The Sign Studio will send you a quote within a few minutes and we understand your need to advertise on a budget. Ordering a cost effective banner is not an opportunity you can only take advantage of certain times of the year. Vinyl banners by The Sign Studio are available at an economical price all year long.
Moreover, the quality of our banners demonstrates just how understanding the company is, knowing banners are not always used for advertising purposes. A family reunion, your child's baseball game, a neighborhood picnic, welcoming guests on a colorful banner is a keepsake to be remembered. A banner makes for a special gift when celebrating a birthday, birth of a child, even an anniversary. The Sign Studio always delivers high quality vinyl banners without substituting style and personal taste.

Delivering nationwide, ordering a vinyl banner for your personal event or business function relieves the stress of finding a quick turn-around company. Available at your fingertips, The Sign Studio realizes your need to have all of the particulars worked out in a timely manner. A 24-48 hour turn around time from the moment you sign off on your layout is simply another outstanding service you will receive from The Sign Studio. In addition to understanding the importance of a timely turn around, The Sign Studio acknowledges a businesses need to invest in a tool for long term. These superb vinyl banners can be used multiple times and always remain outstanding in color, giving you the results you need each and every time.

If you have any questions or need further information or simply want to order a banner, please send us an e-mail at or give us a call at (818) 843-9200.


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Topics: Custom Banners, Vinyl Banners, Banner Design, Banner Advertisement