Our popular retractable banners are constructed of 13 oz vinyl or 9 oz polyester and have a solid metal base that allows them to rise and retract smoothly. A complimentary carrying case is supplied with every retractable banner. Standard, premium, and deluxe versions come in a range of sizes to ensure that we have the proper size and fit for all of your trade fair, event, and promotional needs.
Your graphic and messaging can be printed on 13 oz. vinyl or 9 oz. polyester fabric, and our premium and deluxe retractable banners come with an adjustable pole so you can change the size of your display (standard banners include a non-adjustable pole). LED display lights are also available to accent your display. Your next trade fair or event will be your best yet thanks to the retractable banners’ durability, portability, and ease of usage, as well as the professional grade printing.
How to care for your retractable banners
If you set up and take down your retractable banner correctly, it will require little to no ongoing care and maintenance. Retracting the banner into the metal base between usage protects the material (fabric or vinyl) from damage. Additionally, protecting your stand, pole, and light by storing them in the padded case between uses should help prevent damage. As explained in our FAQ section, stains can be wiped away with a wet cloth (vinyl and fabric) or cleaned in rare circumstances (fabric only).
When putting up and pulling down your retractable banner, always exercise caution. Slowly remove the graphic off the base and replace it, keeping it centered on the base. It is not suggested to allow the image to quickly retract or snap back into the base, whether centered or uncentered. If you do so, your graphic and/or base may be permanently ruined. Carefully secure the rod to the graphic’s base and top. Mishandling or mistreating the pole could cause irrevocable damage to the banner, rendering it ineffective.
What is CMYK?
In offset printing, the standard color mode used in CMYK. CMYK, or Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black represent the four process colours in this mode. When you are creating your files, be sure to check the color mode as programs like Photoshop by default use RBG color, not CMYK. CMYK may look more dull on a computer screen than RGB; more noticeable in large solid color areas.
Accepted File Formats
We require industry standard formats for all uploaded files. We keep quality in mind when we print every job. We accept the following file formats: TIF – JPG – PDF – EPS – PSD. We accept CorelDraw, Pagemaker & Quark or similar files by converting them to industry standard graphic formats like JPG, TIF or PDF.
Rich Black vs 100% Black
Large black areas or fonts bigger than 36 points should use Rich Black which stops areas appearing gray. Rich Black is created with 30% Cyan, 30% Magenta, 30% Yellow, 100% Black. This setup will keep black areas looking rich and bold. For best results with regular body text, do not use Rich Black.
What Paper to Choose?
Paper should be addressed first in your design work. With postcards, the best option is to choose a thicker cardstock instead of a thinner text weight. The difference between these 2 types of paper is thickness. Our text weight is based on pounds and our card stock is weighted by points. Want to feel the difference? Order a Free Sample Kit today.
What is Font Outlining?
We might not have the same fonts on our systems as your computer, so when saving your files in a vector based program (Illustrator, InDesign, Quark, CorelDraw) please outline your fonts. This will convert them to a vector image, will not effect the clarity and will allow us to see the same text as you see on your screen.
We have many coating options at Printing New York. Matte, UV, silk and spot UV. Choose the coating based on your application. For example, if you want to write on your cards with a pen, do not choose UV coating as a pen won’t write on it. In this case a matte or uncoated stock coating would suit. Choose UV coating for flyers or banners and our rich silk gives a touch of elegance; 16pt stock a more durable feeling.