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Vinyl Banner Print Design Tips
Vinyl banner designs are considered one of the simpler designs for the non-professional graphic designers. Generally speaking, a vinyl banner is easy to design. Anybody with a little bit of graphic design experience can design a vinyl banner. And even if you have no experience, Absolute Color can design your vinyl banner for you at a small charge. Click Here to request a vinyl banner design.
Here are some things to watch for when designing a vinyl banner:
1. Use software that handles CMYK full color output. There are at least three kinds of software you can use:
- Image editors like Photoshop, PhotoPaint, or PhotoImpact
- Page Layout programs like Quarkxpress, Pagemaker, or InDesign
- Illustration programs like Illustrator or CorelDraw
Generally speaking, programs that are designed for consumers or general office applications are not recommended: e.g., Word, Wordperfect, Publisher, Excel, etc. If you have a specific inquiry, don't hesitate to contact Absolute Color with your questions.
2. Keep your vinyl banner design simple and striking. The best vinyl banner designs contain two or three basic elements. Usually these will be a photograph, a large headline, and an "identifier" such as your company name, logo, or phone number.
3. Use bright colors. The most striking vinyl banners have lots of bright colors.
4. Design your vinyl banner so it is readable for your target audience. If it is going on a building or beside a road on a fence, or on an outfield fence at a baseball or soccer field, MAKE SURE YOUR MOST IMPORTANT MESSAGE IS LARGE ENOUGH TO BE READ.
5. Make sure your images have sufficient resolution. Based on the size of your vinyl banner, 150 dpi (dots per inch) to 300 dpi is sufficient resolution for your vinyl banner.
6. Make sure your vinyl banner fits the area where you're going to mount it. Don't guess at the size. Most people who are not familiar with signage will UNDERESTIMATE the required size.