Schools looking to save money while promoting special events should consider fabric banners over vinyl banners and plywood or gator board signs. Fabric banners have a high-quality appearance, and can be printed with the same high quality that vinyl banners and hard-side signs have. But there are a few other factors to consider when deciding whether to get fabric banners for your school events.
1. They’re useful for repeat events
Rather than buying cheap disposable signs year after year, spend a little extra money one year and get a fabric banner that can be used over and over. Whether it’s the “Enjoy the Annual Talent Show” sign or a “Welcome to your first day of school!” banner, you can save money over the years by reusing your banners.
2. They look nicer.
While we’re very proud of the vinyl banner work we do, we have to admit, fabric banners look nicer. More sophisticated and high-class. They have, well, distinction. So you could create a very nice-looking vinyl banner, complete with 4-color photographic printing, but a fabric banner will just look elegant.
3. They take up less storage room.
When you’re done with your fabric banners, especially if they’re pop-up banners, you can easily put it away and store it in a smaller space. Vinyl banners tend to be bigger and bulkier, take up more space, and unless you store them in a case, they’re also more likely to be torn or stained while they’re being stored. And a plywood sign, while much thinner, still needs a lot of room just to store safely (not to mention move inside the storage area just to get it into place.)
All in all, fabric banners look nicer, are easier to store, add a touch of class to your different events, and save money in the long run. While we’re happy to recommend vinyl banners and large wooden signs for your events, consider fabric signs and pop-up displays at your school.