Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween from Banners.com

Banners.com Halloween Costume Party

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year! You get to relive your childhood by dressing up in costumes and eat yummy Halloween treats! Here are some pictures from the 2013 Banners.com Halloween Party!

The Queen of Hears costume and the Rock Paper Scissors costumes were printed here at Banners.com on our yard sign material.

Queen of Hearts Costume
Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume
Queen of Hearts Halloween Costume
Rock Paper Scissors Costume
Rock Paper Scissors Halloween Costume - Printed at Banners.com
Rock Paper Scissors Halloween Costume
Group Halloween Photograph
Halloween Costumes
Halloween Costumes
Iron Chef Halloween Costume
Iron Chef Halloween Costume
Iron Chef Halloween Costume
When Life Gives You Lemons Halloween Costume
When Life Gives You Lemons Halloween Costume
When Life Gives You Lemons Halloween Costume

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Costume Photo Contest

Enter Our Halloween Costume Photo Contest: Winner gets $30 in Free Product!

Banners.com Halloween Photo Contest
We want to see your Halloween Costumes! After you upload your photograph to our Facebook contest you will be able to vote for your photograph. The photograph with the most points will win $30 in free product from Banners.com. The contest runs through November 8, 2013.

How to Enter the Halloween Costume Photo Contest:
  1. Go to our Halloween Photo Contest Tab on Facebook - click here to go to the contest page
  2. Submit a photograph
  3. Vote for your photograph
Votes are important! Each vote it worth points, and the photograph with the most points at the end of the contest wins the $30 in free product. 
Halloween Contest Winner Gets $30 in Free Product

Monday, October 21, 2013

St. Michael 50th Anniversary Banners

St. Michael 50th Anniversary Mass at Dorton Arena with Banners from Banners.com

We received some awesome photographs from St. Michael's Church in Raleigh, NC. They ordered 71 different banners that were displayed at their 50th Anniversary Mass in the Dorton Arena. All of the different ministries had a banner at the event.

Photograph's from the St. Michael 50th Anniversary Mass
Vinyl Banners at St. Michael's 50th Anniversary Mass
Music at the 50th Anniversary Mass
Pictures from the 50th Anniversary Mass
Pictures from the 50th Anniversary Mass
Banners at the St. Michael 50th Anniversary Mass
Banners at the St. Michael 50th Anniversary Mass
Music during the 50th Anniversary Mass
Music during the 50th Anniversary Mass
Choir Singing at the Mass
Choir Singing at the Mass
St. Michael 50th Anniversary Mass at the Dorton Arena
St. Michael 50th Anniversary Mass at the Dorton Arena
Although the banners were initially used for the 50th Anniversary, they are now in everyday use around the parish. There is an information desk in their gathering space where different ministries man the table to answer questions. They use their banner to help promote their ministry on Sunday. The youth ministry director has three banners that she will use as kickoffs for the elementary, middle school and high school youth programs. The Hispanic Alter Servers used their banner at their parent meeting to kick off their participation drive.

We love seeing our customer's photographs in use. If you have photographs that you would like to share, please contact your customer service representative or email us!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Featured Banner Stand: Adjustable X Banner Stand


Adjustable X Banner Stand with 72" x 35" Full Color Banner

Adjustable X Banner Stand: Front Side
Front Side
Adjustable X Banner Stand: Back Side
Back Side
The Adjustable X Banner Stand has telescoping arms that collapse for easy set up and storage. The arms form an "X" shape and can accommodate a banner from 20" to 35" wide and 45" to 72" high.

Adjustable X Stand Information:
The kit includes the X stand, a 72" by 35" full color banner and a carrying case. The banner can be printed on 13 oz vinyl, 14 oz no curl vinyl or banner soft fabric. Click here to for more information about the Adjustable X Banner Stand.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Custom Halloween Flags

Design Custom Halloween Flags Online

Halloween flags are a great way to decorate for Halloween! You can use the Halloween flag to decorate your yard or you can use it indoors at a Halloween event.
Custom Halloween Flag
Custom Halloween Flag
How to Design a Custom Halloween Flag
We have lots of Halloween templates available on our Halloween Flags page. You will need to select the size and quantity of flags. Then select the flag fabric and the flag finishing options. There are three design options. You can customize a template by adding a background, clip art, text and uploading images. If you have a file designed you can upload it or you can have a graphic designer create a design for you.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

How to Make Custom Black Friday Banners

How to Make Custom Black Friday Banners in the Online Designer

One of best ways to advertise for Black Friday events is with a vinyl banner. You can let people know what time your Black Friday Sale starts and what types of items you are selling. Here are step by step instructions on how to create a custom Black Friday banner online. Go to our Black Friday banners page to get started. After you select your size, quantity and finishing options you can start designing your banner.

Pick a Design Method - Pick a Black Friday Banner Template
There are three different ways you can order Black Friday banners. You can pick a template, upload a file or work with a graphic designer. We will show you how to order a banner by selecting a template.
Black Friday Banner Templates
Black Friday Banner Templates
How to Start Designing a Black Friday Banner in the Online Designer
When you find a template that you want to customize, put your mouse over the template and click on the "Customize Template" button. This will take you into the online designer. All of the banner templates can be customized.
Black Friday Banner Template in the Online Designer
Black Friday Banner Template in the Online Designer

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How to Make Custom Thanksgiving Banners

How to Make Custom Thanksgiving Banners in the Online Designer

There are lots of ways you can use banners this Thanksgiving. You can use banners to wish people a Happy Thanksgiving or to let people know about your Thanksgiving Parade or Thanksgiving specials. Here are step by step instructions on how to create a custom Thanksgiving banner online. Go to our Thanksgiving banners page to get started. After you select your size, quantity and finishing options you can start designing your banner.

Pick a Design Method - Pick a Thanksgiving Banner Template
There are three different ways you can order Thanksgiving banners. You can pick a template, upload a file or work with a graphic designer. We will show you how to order a banner by selecting a template.
Thanksgiving Banner Templates
Thanksgiving Banner Templates
How to Start Designing a Thanksgiving Banner in the Online Designer
When you find a template that you want to customize, put your mouse over the template and click on the "Customize Template" button. This will take you into the online designer. All of the banner templates can be customized.
Thanksgiving Banner Template in the Online Designer
Thanksgiving Banner Template in the Online Designer

Friday, October 4, 2013

Canvas Wall Art Using Vacation Photos

Create a Custom Canvas with your Vacation Photographs!

By Jana Schaumburg

When I was in college I had the opportunity to study abroad. I went to Chile for a two week business trip and to England for a marketing study abroad program. They were some of the greatest experiences of my life. I took more pictures than I knew what to do with... until I discovered canvas wall art! 

Europe Canvas Wall Art
I traveled all over Europe and had lots of great pictures from Paris, London, Rome, Ireland, Scotland and England. I decided to put together a map of Europe with pictures from my trip. The quote says "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page."
Europe Canvas Wall Art
Europe Canvas Wall Art
I have the canvas hanging in my living room and every time I look at it I smile thinking of all of the memories I had on my study abroad trip. 

How to Order a Vacation Canvas Wall Art
If you have pictures from a vacation and would like to create a canvas you can contact one of our customer service representatives. They can help you put together a collage of your photos. You can also design your own artwork and upload it on our website. Phone: 320-965-9300 Email: service@banners.com

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Touch a Truck Program & Risk Flood Game

Banners.com Customer: Touch a Truck Program & "Risk" Flood Game

One of our customers, Edward Conover, has found such a unique way to use banners in his community we had to share his story! Edward participated in a program called "Touch a Truck" that helps educate the youth in his area. His team partnered with the Mental Health Association of Atlantic County (MHA) to focus education on flooding and what people can do to protect themselves in case of a flood emergency. Many of the participants were Sandy survivors.

Touch a Truck Banner
Edward ordered vinyl banners to be put on the flood disaster trucks. The banners say "If this truck pulls into your neighborhood it may be too late! BE FLOOD SMART."
Touch a Truck Banner
Touch a Truck Banner
"Risk" Banner Game
At the events they have a "Risk" game used to educated children and youth about what to do in case of an emergency. The game board is printed on a vinyl banner and is large enough for the kids to walk on. The purpose of the game is to make the learning experience fun, so in case of an emergency the youth will remember what they learned.  
The Risk Game Board is Printed on 13 oz Vinyl Banner Material
Risk Game Board is Printed on Vinyl Banner Material
Here are some photographs of children playing the Risk game, with MHA counselors, at the Touch a Truck event.
Youth using the Risk game board
Youth using the Risk game board
The Risk Game at a Touch a Truck Event
The Risk Game at a Touch a Truck Event
We are so honored to have been able to help Edward with his Touch a Truck event and Risk game. Edward is an inspiration in his efforts to help make this world a better place. Thank you Edward for sharing your story and photographs with us! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Online Designer: Copy and Paste Clip Art

New Online Designer Feature: Copying and Pasting Clip Art

We are happy to announce that we've updated our online designer by adding a copy and paste feature! You will now be able to copy and paste clip art images in the online designer without having to add a new clip art image. The new feature will create a duplicate clip art image that is the same size as the original image.

How to Copy Clip Art in the Online Designer
Click on the "Add CLIPART" button.
Add Clip Art in the Online Designer
Add Clip Art in the Online Designer

A pop up window will come up. You can browse all of our clip art categories. Once you have found a clip art image, click on the image to add it to your design.
Clip Art Categories
Clip Art Categories
You can re-size the clip art image by selecting one of the 8 circles on the red line and moving your mouse. If you click "Ctrl" and drag the clip art will keep its proportions.
Clip Art in the Online Designer
Clip Art in the Online Designer
Once you have the clip art that you would like to copy to your design, click on the copy button. It looks like a sheet of paper.
Copying Clip Art in the Online Designer
Copying Clip Art in the Online Designer
After you click the button an identical clip art image will show up on your design. The duplicate image will be on the top layer of your design. 

Online Designer: Copy and Paste Text

New Online Designer Feature: Copying and Pasting Text

We are happy to announce that we've updated our online designer by adding a copy and paste feature! You will now be able to copy and paste text boxes in the online designer. The new feature will create a duplicate text box that has the same text, font and color as the original text box.  

How to Copy Text in the Online Designer
Click on the "Add TEXT" button to add a text box to the online designer.

Add Text in the Online Designer
Add Text in the Online Designer
You can either double click the text to edit it, or click on the left menu and edit the text there. You can change the font and color. You can re-size the text by selecting one of the 8 circles on the red line and moving your mouse. If you click "Ctrl" and drag the text it will keep its proportions.
Text Box in the Online Designer
Text Box in the Online Designer
Once you have the text that you would like to copy to your design, click on the copy button. It looks like a sheet of paper.
Copying Text in the Online Designer
Copying Text in the Online Designer
After you click the button an identical text box will show up on your design. The duplicate text box will be on the top layer of your design. The text box will have the same text, font and font color as the original text box.