Thursday, December 21, 2017

5 Ways to Design an Effective Sign

Getting the Most out of Your Sign - 5 Tips & Tricks!


1. Hierarchy of Wording

   
Make sure that the most important text is either at the top or is the largest, and the least important is the smallest. That way, if someone glances at the sign for only a few seconds they know the purpose of the sign.
   Good Hierarchy                               Not-So-Good Hierarchy


2. Alignment
If you are designing a sign with text and photos it always makes a design more appealing to look at if the elements in the design are lined up. (i.e. if your text is in the center, your photo should be in the center as well)

      Good Alignment                                Not-So-Good Alignment


3. Color Contrast
It is important to make sure that the color of the text and the background of a design have enough contrast. When the colors are too similar, it makes the text hard to read and they can blend together if someone is reading the sign from a distance.

      Good Contrast                                     Not-So-Good Contrast


4. Design Elements
Sometimes in a design less can be more. Keeping the number of design elements (photos, text, clip art) to a minimum helps create a sign that is clean and easy to understand.

Nice, Clean Design                                   Busy Design 


5. Number of Fonts
Different fonts can be fun to play around with, but too many different fonts in one design can make it look unorganized. Limiting the design to one or two fonts makes everything look more cohesive and keeps the text easier to read.

Easy to Read                                            Hard to Read 





Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Holiday Sock Drive

'Tis the Season of Giving

The holidays are all about being generous and spreading cheer. A lot of times, gifts that we give to each other are items that are wanted - not needed. What if we change that? Even though we are thankful for any sort of gift, the ones that fill a need are always the most appreciated - and useful.

For the whole month of December, Banners.com is giving gifts that are needed AND wanted.

For every order placed, we are going to donate one pair of socks to someone in need. 

In partnership with Love INC

Love INC is an organization that connects Christian volunteers with neighbors in need. Local Christian churches come together to address and respond to the needs of their communities. "In the process, we are all transformed, needs are met, and joy becomes our shared reality." 

Together, we want to respond to the needs in our community. Socks are the least donated and most needed piece of clothing. Minnesota winters can be very cold and brutal, and we don't want anyone to go without.

Help us spread the word, and make someone's holiday season a little brighter - and a lot warmer! 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New Business Signage

Opening a Business? Now What?

So many people open their own business but don't know how to promote it and let people know that they have a new business. So, if you're a new business owner, here are a few ways you can promote your business with signage.

New Business Signage | Banners.com
New Business Signage

Custom Vinyl Banners

Vinyl banners can be used before your business is even open to create hype and excitement. You can have "Coming Soon" banners with your company logo and business name. You can also include the date you are expected to be open and the location of your business. Once your business is open, you can display "Grand Opening" or "Now Open" banners.

Grand Opening Vinyl Banners | Banners.com
Grand Opening Vinyl Banners
For more information, visit our vinyl banners page

Outdoor Signage

Utilize the space outside your business to draw customers in. Without the proper signage, your customer's will never know that your new business is open. Your signage should include your company name and hours of operation. 

Exterior Business Signage | Banners.com
Exterior Business Signage
We have a large selection of products including window perf, outdoor banner stands and flags. You can use the signage to promote sales events and promote your new brand. 

Window Signage

Let people know your hours of operation by displaying them on your windows! You can also cover the outside of your windows with featured products or services that your business offers.  Find out more information about our window decals.

Business Hours of Operation Decals | Banners.com
Business Hours of Operation Decals

Special Event Signage

If you're having a grand opening event, or a special sale, make sure that you use directional signage to make sure people find your new business.
Event Yard Sign | Banners.com
Event Yard Sign
Get started on your custom yard sign!

Friday, March 3, 2017

New Easter Banner Templates

New Easter Banner Templates in Online Designer

Easter is right around the corner, so we've added some brand new Easter banner templates! You can customize the templates in our online designer by editing the text and changing the text colors. You can also remove any clip art image and add different ones from our large selection of Easter clip art images. Check out all of our Easter templates on Banners.com.

Easter Banner Templates

Easter Brings New Life Banner Template | Banners.com
Easter Brings New Life Banner Template
Easter Egg Hunt Banner Template | Banners.com
Easter Egg Hunt Banner Template
Easter Banner - Spring Always Brings out the Chicks | Banners.com
Easter Banner - Spring Always Brings out the Chicks
Easter Banner - Easter Egg Hunt | Banners.com
Easter Banner - Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Banner - Keep Calm and Hop On | Banners.com
Easter Banner - Keep Calm and Hop On
Our vinyl banners can be used indoors or outdoors. We print in full color so you can be as creative with your designs as you'd like without worrying about color limitations. To view all of our Easter templates, visit our Easter Banners page