How to Create a Banner with Easily Updateable Panels
LetterBank designs custom banners with updateable panels for our ever-changing world.
Banners are a powerful and cost-effective way to promote your business or event. Whether it's for a trade show, a grand opening, or an outdoor event, a well-designed banner can catch the attention of passersby and communicate your message effectively. However, as time goes on, you may need to update the content on your banner to reflect changing information or promotions. In this article, we will explore how you can create a banner with easily updateable panels, making it simple and convenient to keep your banner content fresh and relevant.
Step 1: Choose the Right Banner Material
Selecting the right banner material is crucial for creating a banner with easily updateable panels. Look for a material that is durable, weather-resistant, and can withstand frequent handling. LetterBank uses high-quality reinforced vinyls and fabrics for all their changeable banner requests. Vinyl banners are a popular choice for their durability and versatility and are also easy to clean and maintain, making them ideal for outdoor use. We offer a high-quality vinyl material that is specifically designed for banners to ensure longevity.
Step 2: Consider Panel Placement Area
When designing your banner, plan for updateable panels by leaving blank spaces or designated areas where panels can be added or replaced. These panels can be made from a similar material as the main banner or from a different, compatible material, such as WallTack, to add visual interest. Consider the placement of these panels strategically, so they do not obstruct the main message of your banner. Leave enough space for the panels to be easily attached and removed without damaging the main banner.
Step 3: Use Hook-and-Loop Fasteners
One of the most convenient ways to create easily updateable panels for your banner is to use hook-and-loop fasteners, such as Velcro. You can attach the hook side of the fastener onto the main banner in the designated panel areas. Then, order the hook side of the fastener attached to the reverse side of the panels that you want to update. This allows you to easily attach and detach the panels from the main banner without the need for tools or special equipment. Hook-and-loop fasteners also provide a secure and durable attachment that can withstand outdoor conditions.
Step 4: Design the Panels
Design the panels that you will be updating with relevant content. These panels can be printed separately from the main banner and attached via the hook-and-loop fasteners, they can be designed using a separate layer in your design software and printed as part of the main banner, or they can be printed as separate self-adhesive panels. When designing the panels, keep in mind the content that may need to be updated, such as dates, prices, or promotions. Avoid including information that may become outdated quickly, and opt for a design that allows for easy replacement of the panels.
Step 5: Order Extra Panels
To ensure that you have a readily available supply of updated panels, consider ordering extra panels when you initially create your banner. This way, you can easily swap out panels as needed without having to wait for new panels to be printed and delivered. Ordering extra panels also allows you to take advantage of cost savings by printing panels in bulk.
Step 6: Update Panels as Needed
As your business or event evolves, you may need to update the content on your banner panels. This could include changing prices, adding new promotions, or updating dates and times. With the hook-and-loop fasteners in place, simply detach the outdated panels and attach the new panels in their place. This can be done quickly and easily, allowing you to keep your banner content up-to-date with minimal effort and cost.
In conclusion, creating a banner with easily updateable panels is a smart and practical approach to maintaining a fresh and relevant banner for your business or event. By selecting the right banner material, planning for panel placement, using hook-and-loop fasteners, designing the panels strategically, ordering extra panels, and updating.
LetterBank can help every step of the way.