Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Vinyl Banners: Safe Zone for Printing

How to Design Vinyl Banners: Keep Images, Text & Logos in the Safe Zone

By Jana Schaumburg, Marketing Coordinator
Vinyl Banner Safe Zone for Printing
Vinyl Banners: Banner Size, Hem Line, Grommets and Safe Zone
 Designer Tip #42: Keep images, logos & text away from the edge of the banner
When you are designing your vinyl banners, it is important that you keep all of your important text, logos and images away from the edge of the banner.

Banner Size: 
The finished size is the printed size of your banner. If you want a 3' x 6' vinyl banner, you should set your artwork size to a 3x6 proportion. Your background image should extend all the way to the edge of the banner. You will not need to add any bleeds. We will add the hems and grommet marks to the file for printing.

Vinyl Banner with Safe Zone for Printing
Banner with Hems and Grommets
Hem Line:
Vinyl banners are finished with heat welded hems and grommets. The hem line is approximately one inch of the vinyl banner that is folded over and welded together. The hem line is a little thicker than the rest of the banner because there is twice as much material there.

Grommets:
Grommets are placed every 2-4 feet around the banner perimeter. They are used to help hang the banner.

Safe Zone:
The safe zone is the area on the inside of the banner that will not have any hems or grommets on it. We recommend leaving at least two inches around the edge of the banner that doesn't have any text, logos or important information on it. This will prevent a hem or grommet from going through the information.
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