5 Ways to Safely Secure Banners

Secure Banners

Banners can be used for many applications both inside and outside of a building.

Here are some of the most common methods for safely securing banners in different environments:

  1. Suction Cups

If the banner needs to be positioned over glass, suction cups are an excellent way to hold it in place without making permanent changes to the building. They are a quick and inexpensive way to suspend lightweight banners. Suction cups are gentle on surfaces and are easy to move if necessary.

  1. Zip Ties

For construction projects with fencing, zip ties allow the banner to attach to the fence securely. Zip ties have a strong hold, which can protect the banner from flying away during windy weather. If the banner is larger, multiple grommets and zip ties might be needed to keep it in place.

  1. Velcro

Often at trade shows a banner needs to attach to a fabric-covered table. Velcro brand hooks and loops can stick to many fabric surfaces and provide a simple solution for this situation.

  1. String

When weather isn’t a concern or the banner will be placed inside, using a heavy-duty string will work just fine. Simply thread the heavy-duty string or thin roping through the grommets and tie it to an appropriate support.

  1. Bungee Cords

In areas with high winds, bungee cords can be used to securely fasten the banner while allowing it the flexibility to move with the wind. Since bungee cords have some give, while banners do not, putting the extra tension on the bungee cord instead of the banner will help prevent the banner from tearing.

No matter how your banner needs to be secured, Infinity Signs NW can accommodate it during the design process. Learn more about applications for banners and see Infinity Signs NW’s previous work on our website or give us a call at 208.473.2913 to get started on your next business banner.

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Seasonal Vinyl Window Graphics

Vinyl window graphics have many advertising uses, but one that is often overlooked is during holiday sales. As the calendar heads into October, now is the time to start working on holiday advertising plans. Window graphics can be used for this in a variety of ways:

  1. Holiday Hours

Many stores change their hours during the holidays, but go back to regular hours right after. A window graphic is a quick and easy way to inform customers of the changing hours that can be taken down after the holidays are over. What better way to inform customers of changing hours than to put it directly on the building?

  1. Sales Promotions

Let everyone know about an upcoming or current sale or special deal with a window graphic. Most businesses have sales or specials during the holidays or close to the end of the year. Temporary window graphics can attract attention to these promotions. When installed early enough, they can entice both early bird shoppers and procrastinators.

  1. Holiday Graphics

A festive environment is likely to make customers and clients happier during the holiday season. Happy customers and clients are likely to spend more money. These festive graphics can also boost employee morale. Work with the team at Infinity Signs NW to create beautiful graphics celebrating any holiday this season.

Open window space is begging to be used for marketing purposes, especially during the holidays. Take advantage of this space to bring in new customers, inform current customers, and welcome the changing seasons.

Vinyl window graphics are a snap for Infinity Signs NW to install, and even easier to take down once the promotional is over. Visit the  Infinity Signs NW website to learn more about using vinyl graphics for advertising and see some of the pervious graphics that have been created.

Removing Vinyl Window Graphics

Vinyl Graphics

Has your vinyl window graphic’s life come to an end? When it comes time to remove the design, the graphic could be a bit stubborn, which is a testament to how well it was installed. Follow these tips to make the process as easy and quick as possible:

Gather Tools

Lifting up the edges will likely require some tools. Find a plastic razor blade or something similar to help with the process. After it’s off, there might be some adhesive residue on the window. Purchase a cleaner that is formulated for tackling adhesive residue.

Loosen the Graphic

If the vinyl has been on the window for a long time, it can be brittle and could come off in small pieces. Use a heat gun or hair dryer to loosen its grip from the window. This will make the vinyl graphic more pliable and easier to remove in larger pieces.

Peel and Scrape

Once loosened, use the plastic razor blade to lift up the edges and begin peeling the graphic off of the window. Once this is started, it should be easy to peel it completely off.

Remove Residue

Use the residue cleaner to get as much of the adhesive off as possible. It might take some time and elbow grease, but eventually all of the residue will come off.

Clean the Window

After all that work, there’s likely to be some smudges and fingerprints. Use a window cleaning solution to get rid of any remaining smudges. Now it’s ready for another window graphic to be applied!

Not all business owners have the time or patience to remove a window graphic themselves, or they might be worried about damaging the window. In that case, call the sign experts at Infinity Signs NW. We know all the tips and tricks when it comes to applying and removing vinyl window graphics.

Caring for Vinyl Banners

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Banners can be used over and over when kept in good condition. Vinyl banners are durable, but can fade, wear out, or crack over time if not taken care of properly. Here are some rules to follow while caring for vinyl banners:

Cleaning Banners

Whether used inside or outside, banners are probably going to get a little dirty. Generally, all that is needed to clean a vinyl banner is a damp, soft cloth.  Avoid using abrasive materials such as paper towels or sponges to wipe down the banner. Also abstain from using detergents or other aggressive cleaners.

If a damp cloth is not getting all the debris off, try using a mild soap and water solution. Be sure to rinse the banner off thoroughly so there is no soap residue remaining. Make sure the banner is completely dry before storing it. If water is left on the banner, it could develop mildew while in storage.

Storing Your Company Banner

Proper storage of vinyl banners also ensures they stay in good condition. Store the banner in a container in a dry, cool place out of the sunlight. Avoid folding the banner so colors do not rub off on each other and it does not develop creases. If space is limited in the storage space, roll the banner up instead of folding. There’s less of a chance of it getting damaged when rolled.

Following these precautions when caring for a vinyl banner will ensure it remains in good condition for many years and events to come.

The team at Infinity Signs NW can help create the perfect vinyl banner for any trade show, grand opening, or other type of event in Boise and throughout the Treasure Valley.