Party banners are perfect for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, family reunions, weddings and many other celebratory events. Party banners draw attention to your party, put your guests of honor in the spotlight, and can be saved as keepsakes to commemorate extra special occasions. Some party banners can even be used again and again, such as is the case with annual family reunion banners. Not all party banners are created equal, so make sure you do your homework before ordering party banners. The following details what you need to look for in your party banners.
Custom size and layout
Party banners can be deployed for an infinite number of celebrations, so your party banner printer should be able to create party banners that fit your style and size requirements. Choose a party banner printing company that allows for a wide range of custom sizes as well as the choice between a horizontal and vertical layout.
Premium materials and inks
Opt for vinyl party banners, and choose either high-grade 13-ounce white vinyl with a matte finish or 9-ounce white mesh vinyl with a rugged finish. The former is perfect for indoor situations and has a great sheen that adds a dash of style; while the latter is best-suited for harsh outdoor weather conditions as the mesh design allows wind and rain to pass through rather than tear the material.
Make sure your party banners are printed with Eco-Ultra banner inks, which are environmentally friendly and fade resistant so your banners look great for a long time without damaging the environment. Eco-Ultra inks are also scratch resistant and can last up to three years outdoors without lamination.
Depending on your size, layout and event location, you will want to choose either hem and grommet finishing or pole pocket finishing for your party banners. Hem and grommet finishing puts a grommet in each corner and along the outsides of your banner so you can use wire or rope to tie it down. Pole pockets involve folding your party banners over and sewing them so that they can be slipped onto banner poles, either horizontally or vertically.
Excellent customer service
Everything else being equal, you should look for a party banner printing company that has an excellent reputation for customer service. See if your online printing company has a phone number you can call if you have questions, and that you can talk to a real person on the other end. Also look for incentives to print party banners throughout the year. For example, PsPrint often has deals on party banners and other printed products for steep discounts.