Banner World News

Win a Band Backdrop

Enter our competition to win a fabulous Banner World Band Backdrop worth over £250.00. All you have to do is submit your Band Backdrop design to us using the form below by November 15th 2017. Our favourite design will win a Stage Backdrop of up to 4 metres x 3 metres, big enough for any stage! (You can have a smaller… Read more »

Dementia Door Wrap

Dementia Door Wraps Project

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease are a massively growing issue in today’s society. Over the last dozen years or so many specialist public and private sector care facilities have been established which are constantly pushing forward levels of service. There is a movement towards making these care homes even more Dementia and Alzheimer’s Friendly by the use of interior decor and… Read more »

Pride In London 2017 – Crowd Flag

  Banner World Undertakes Large Crowd Flag for Pride in London 2017. This monster of a flag measures 50m x 5m (164 feet x 16.5 feet). The design was printed using a dye sublimation process. The material used was a lightweight knitted polyester 115gsm. We then finished the flag by stitching a durable hem around the outer and inserting rope… Read more »

STATIC CLING APPLICATION

Application of Static Cling

STEP 1 Please ensure glass is clean and free from dust and contaminants.   You should clean the glass prior to installation with a solvent ideally methylated spirits. Using a dry cloth apply some to the cloth and wipe the window thoroughly.  Please ensure that the solvent have dried and has not come into contact with the static cling material prior… Read more »

Ordering cafe barriers

Ordering cafe barriers the easy way In this guide we explain the best way of ordering cafe barriers.  Work out the area you require and enable us to advise correctly on items needed. How to work out your area Working out the items you require when ordering cafe barriers can be a little confusing. This is because we offer many… Read more »

Cast Vinyl Graphics

What is Cast Vinyl?

Cast vinyl is a high end self adhesive vinyl.  Cast vinyls are mostly used for vehicle wraps or for applications when a high quality finish is required. Cast vinyls are more expensive than calendered films due to the manufacturing process. Cast vinyl is produced by spraying liquid resin onto a highly polished cast paper backing.  Due to the vinyl not… Read more »

CMYK banner printing process

CMYK printing process and colour matching

CMYK PROCESS Large format print machines whether it be solvent, UV, Latex or Dye sublimation all use a CMYK Printing process.  The name CMYK refers to the colours, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black.  The K in Black is a lithographic printing term when metal plates were produced for print presses.  The K refers to the work ‘Key’ because black is… Read more »

banner material

Banner materials explained

Laminated or vinyl banner is the cheapest form of Banner material.  Ideal for short to mid term applications.  Scrim banner or laminated banner is more for short term event solution and tears more easily than that of a coated banner.  For larger banners we would recommend our 500gsm Premium banner for extra longevity LAMINATED BANNER Laminated banner is made up… Read more »

Flatbed Cutter

Flatbed Cutting Systems

We have the ability to cut, route and engrave a wide range of large format materials including cardboard, foamex and aluminium composite panel. The latest machine we have installed is the Summa F Series Cutter. The Summa F Series works on a fabric conveyor belt system, enabling us to cut flexible and rigid materials larger than the cutting bed. An… Read more »

Banner Pocket Sizing

Pole Pockets On Banners Explained

Pole Pockets Explained Pole pockets are predominantly used on banners that require hanging.  Pole pockets can sometimes cause a bit of confusion due to flat pocket size and finished size of printed banners. Flat pocket refers to the size (height) of the banner pocket when laid flat.  ie: a 100mm flat pocket will have a circumference of 200mm Determing flat… Read more »

Mimaki Solvent Printer

Solvent Printing

What is solvent printing? Large format and wide format printers have been using solvent printing technology since the mid to late 1990’s.  The term solvent refers to ink that doesn’t contain water.  The inks are instead made up from petroleum based substances such as acetone.  Mild solvents and eco solvents which are less harsh generally use Glycol or Glycol Ether… Read more »

DPI Explained

DPI and PPI Explained

DPI (RESOLUTION OF IMAGES) PPI or Pixels per inch is also commonly referred to as DPI or Dots per inch. DPI dots per inch refer to the resolution (amount of ink drops) on a digital print press. PPI Pixels per inch is the resolution of a digitally created image i.e. the amount of pixels per square inch of area. RESOLUTION… Read more »

Flatbed UV Printing

UV Printing

UV print technology uses specifically manufactured UV curing inks which allow us to print onto a wide range or roll and sheet material.  The ink is made up of small polymers, monomers (light-weight molecules that fuse together to form polymers) and initiators.  Specially designed UV lights follow behind the printhead.  When exposed to UV light the initiators (a catalyst) start… Read more »

Dye Sub Printing

Large Format Dye Sublimation Printing

Dye sublimation is a printing process we use on fabrics due to its hard wearing and fade resistant properties.  The word sublimation is a term used for a substance to transform from a solid to a gas without becoming a liquid.  This fact is now believed to be incorrect as some of the dye does liquify which means that the… Read more »

Stage Backdrop Soul Steppers

Buying Band Banners and Backdrops

Band Banners are a hugely popular product at Banner World. Having now produced Band Backdrops for over 8 years and with a couple of our managers being involved in local bands, we have a fair bit of experience to draw on. We print and manufacture band and stage banners and backdrops to any size and to any finishing specification. We… Read more »

Xmas 2016

Xmas & New Year 2016-17

Banner World would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. As your trade supplier we will be closing for Christmas on Wednesday 21st December at 5pm.  We will re-open on Monday 3rd of January at 9am.  Any orders placed within these dates will not be processed until the 3rd… Read more »

Pontiac Firebird Graphics

Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Restoration

A local American car enthusiast contacted us recently about his restoration project of a classic Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am 6.6 litre. With this beast being from the early 1970’s, the distinctive graphics kits are no longer available and had to be re-created from scratch. We and the client did spot some cheap-looking kits on the internet, but none seemed to be… Read more »

Changes at Banner World

Over the last few months we have steadily added many new products for our trade client base, shortened our turnaround times even further on certain lines, added impressive website security and added a new card payment system for your convenience! New products include speciality vinyl and banner materials as well as a range of Pavement and Forecourt Signs – along… Read more »

A Guide To Buying Printed Banners

Whether you need small one-off printed banners or multiple large banners for a big campaign or promotion, these guidelines will help you to make the right purchase. Choosing Your Banner Material PVC Banners – These are the most common types of banners. Typically the material will have a weight of 400gsm and above and be washable, tear-resistant and weatherproof –… Read more »

Cafe Banners Buyer’s Guide

‘Cafe Banners‘ are systems designed to define, divide or enclose outdoor or indoor areas. Printed banners are supported by crossrails and heavy duty posts. In most areas the systems are portable, allowing them to be moved into place as required, then stored when not required. What Can A Cafe Barrier System Offer? With the increased popularity of alfresco dining and… Read more »

Window Graphics Explained

With such a variety of window graphics films on the market it can be confusing trying to decide which one might be best for your project. Here, we explain the different types available from Banner World. Self-adhesive Vinyl Graphics Self-adhesive vinyl graphics can be in the form of cut letters, cut to shape logos, stripes or full window flooding. There… Read more »

Acrylic Art Prints

Printing onto our clear cast acrylic enhances your designs and photography like no other media. These are used for high-end home-decor, retail and hospitality enhancement, and art gallery and museum installations. Our new trade service for acrylic printing sets a high standard in both materials used and in the quality of print achieved. Click here for more details and pricing.

Self-adhesive Vinyl Types Explained

There are many different types of self-adhesive vinyl available for the production of large format graphics. Here we are going to explain the differences between the main types. Calendared vinyls: ‘Calendared’ vinyl are produced by being ‘extruded’ and formed with heat and pressure through rollers. Calendared vinyls are less stable than cast films as these films have been formed and… Read more »

Make Profit From Large Format Printing

Our brand new website has launched this week, promising huge profit potential for both creative designers and trade resellers of banners and large format graphics. Whilst prices are the lowest in the UK, the quality of materials and production are not compromised in any way. Banner World offers instant pricing for trade buyers on a range of popular and profitable products…. Read more »

Exciting New Products For The New Year

Always advancing in technology and product sourcing, Banner World have a range of new and exciting products for 2015 – all with great profit potential for our trade clients. First off the blocks are our range of Vehicle Wrap Vinyls. As time-served expert wrap fitters, our team know all the ins-and-outs and the absolute correct materials to use in order… Read more »