Viualization Banner _ Shared Costs 3'x12'

j Paul

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I am getting ready to have a 3' x 12' Full Color exterior Banner printed and after mentioning that to EllenatHowards I decided to post here to see if others wanted to get in on it.

The basic idea is the same as the one that Jim Miller has on his shop but I believe the price I was quoted for even a oneoff is better. The best price break will come when I order 10 or more.

The price I have for doing one is around $250.00.

I am thinking of changing artwork to be the same images that I used on my postcard (see other thread in computer forum)

Notice that there is No shop info or product tag. IE it would work for Intergrated Framer or Picture it First or whatever else comes along.

If you are interested please get to me ASAP as I am going to place an order and want to have my Banner flying by 5-01.



Once I see if there is enough serious interest I will get a price based on that number and confirm with all interesed. I imagine UPS or USPS charges would be not that much. Please PM anyothers that you think might be interested.
 
My banner is actually 16' x 3-1/2', and is made of heavier-than-usual vinyl, with reinforced eyelets.
 
Sorry Jim, didn't mean to mislead anyone, just remembered when I asked you about it before that you suggested I check locally and I thought we were talking the same size. [just wanted to give you credit for the basic design of this banner, pics are different but I borrowed your layout and wording] At any rate folks the one I am having made is 12'long x 3' high and is outdoor rated and similar to others I have had made and they weather fine. The difference is the others have had vinyl transfer lettering, this being a full color inked banner. Have had a few respond to me via PM. Just trying to see if there is enough interest to pursue a larger order and share the savings. Either way I am going to be ordering one. Will give this thread to the first of the week and if not enough interest I will withdraw offer. If anyone has a better source for something like this, feel free to post it here!


Just hung out one of my other Banners today, wheather is so nice here, hope you all are having sunshine as well.
 
Originally posted by j Paul:
...[just wanted to give you credit for the basic design of this banner, pics are different but I borrowed your layout and wording]...
Thanks for that, j Paul. You and all others are welcome to the banner design. I wanted to share what worked for me, which is why I asked PFM to publish the picture of it with the article.
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Remember to check your local signage codes as these banners are not allowed in many areas. Better to check first.
 
Good point, Dave.

Our local code requires that we pay $25 for a permit to hang a banner. The hang-time limit is 30 days, and it's allowed only three times a year.

The code is enforced mostly on demand -- like when somebody complains. Until I heard about the code at a Chamber of Commerce meeting, I hung banners & put out sidewalk signs for more than 12 years, whenever and however I wanted, with nary a peep from the city.
 
The code is enforced mostly on demand -- like when somebody complains. Until I heard about the code at a Chamber of Commerce meeting, I hung banners & put out sidewalk signs for more than 12 years, whenever and however I wanted, with nary a peep from the city. [/QB]
Exactly what Marc Bluestone says regarding yard signs and such, usually can put them out on Friday evening and remove Monday AM because the powers that be usually aren't around to care or enforce it. Also says that since they are not a regular part of the landscape drivers going by are more likely to actually see them instead of tuning them out.
 
I am getting ready to have a 3' x 12' Full Color exterior Banner printed
The price I have for doing one is around $250.00.





Wow, How things have changed in a year and a half, since this original post.
I am now being quoted around $80.00 for a banner like this one.


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Which is only 2' x 12' but since they are priced by the SF. that should only be about $120. for a 3' x 12" . Good to see the prices on some things have come down.
 
www.onlineprinthouse.com

...check their prices on the banner.


You'll need to make an account, but it's WELL worth taking the 60 seconds. I use them for all my banners.
 
Thanks for the reference Chris, but they are over twice as expensive.
Yup - sorry 'bout that. I have gotten their $99 for a 2'x6' banner before, and confused that size with yours. :)
 
This thread caught my eye, we print banners on our 64" Mutoh printer and can assist Grumble users at prices lower than I have seen posted here. I do a very small amount of framing (for laser cut mats & laser engraved marble photos) and you guys have been helpful to us in the past when we have framing questions. We were going to buy a Wizard CMC last summer but decided that the printer better complemented the business.

Regarding the banners, we can print up to 62" wide & any length. I use 13oz JetFlex Natte White, and we finish in house with double needle lockstitching hems. Various finishing options are available (pole pockets, extra grommets, reinforcing, rope, bungee cords, d-rings, etc...) Send me a PM offline. That 2x6 would be $69, and the 3x12 $169 (as an example)

Mods..
If this is out of line, please delete with my apologies. Just trying to help...
 
JP, I like the idea of a banner, and as you are well aware, am a proponent of ind,ependent framers working in cooperation with one another to save money and increase market awareness. However, what I see, appears more suited to a brochure or newspaper ad. I believe it is just way too much copy. A passing motorist, or even pedestrian, will never find time to read that and your message will be lost.

IMO, a banner needs to present a message with just a few words, same as a billboard.
 
IMO, a banner needs to present a message with just a few words, same as a billboard.


Paul on the one hand I agree with you. I do have a banner now that just says "PHOTO RESTORATION" and it gets the point across.

However these new banners and door/window posters being discussed in this thread: http://www.thegrumble.com/showthread.php?t=29188&page=5 are a little different in my opinion. And it depends on your location and how they are being used. If you have traffic flying by, I would imagine just Big Bold letters might be better.

With these we have a Headline Text, (Hopefully that is first impression) Then we have Visual Image and then the Tag Line which is the expression about LIFEsm . In this particular case, I do believe they will catch people attention, because of the use of COLOR. I am in a plaza where people park and walk up to the stores, in a Drive-by scenario maybe a different tact will work better and we can develop that as well.

If one of the three Key Elements catches their attention on one occasion, they are going to be inclined on multiple exposures to look to see what the rest of it is about. That is my opinion even on catchy Billboards, or any media message that we put out there. It takes multiple impressions, but first we have to have something catchy that is going to make them look. The Image part of it is doing it's job even if only on a subliminal level.
 
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