Quint’s Signs OverNITE, Inc.

Custom Banners to Promote your Band

designing a Custom Vinyl Banner to promote your band, it is a good idea to pay close attention to the wording that you will use. A banner has a limited amount of space, it is important to maximize your message. To help you in this process, we have provided helpful steps that will walk you through from the first desire to the finished banner.

Step 1 - What do you need to say with your banner? If you are using a vinyl banner to promote the name of your band, this will be very simple. However, many banners are designed to include slogans, or more information. In this first phase, it is important to decide exactly what you want your banner to do, before you figure out what you want it to say. Is the custom vinyl banner going to be used to promote specific appearances or the band in general? Will you be using the banner to sell products, or just to announce the name of your band? These questions will help you to decide what your vinyl banner should say about you.

Step 2 – Now to down size your message. Once you have settled on the general message that you want your custom band banner to read you have to keep the text simple. If your band is generally known as: “The Best Theater Band in the Midwest and plays the finest Music!” you will have to down size this to something that can be easily read. Something that will be catchy but, will still fit on the vinyl banner. This step should be used to find out what is absolutely necessary to the banner and what wording is not necessary. This example phrase could be pared down to "The Best Theater Band in the Midwest” This edited phrase has been pared down from twelve words to seven words.

Step 3 - Adding other features. Now that you have pared down your message, you should have more room to add other designs to your banner. By adding vinyl graphics to your custom sign, you can increase the overall visual appeal. However, it is important not to add too many graphics to the Custom Banner. Try for a balanced approach, where an even amount of graphics are used. They should be spaced around the text so that they support your message and not overwhelm it.

Step 4 - Lay it out. Now that you have decided on the features that you are going to use on your sign, take some time to lay it out on a test sheet of paper. You can normally find a large roll of banner paper, or you can even use sheets of continuous printer paper for this purpose. Block out your text and graphics on this paper so that you can see how the overall finished product will look. By using actual paper that is the same size as your banner, you can get a much better idea of how the banner will look instead of using your computer screen.

You can then make any necessary adjustments, change the font size, or remove additional words so that your finished custom banner will contain your maximized message. This process should assist you in creating a vinyl banner that will effectively promote your band.