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Custom Vinyl Banners

When you are looking for a flexible, versatile and economical way to display a message, custom vinyl banners are an ideal choice.

Custom banners are one of the most popular and versatile types of signs available today, and are well suited for both interior and exterior use. The vinyl material itself is flexible, tear resistant, waterproof and highly portable. Modern vinyl banner printing processes have made vinyl banners an especially inexpensive and highly professional product that you can use anytime and anywhere to promote your business.

Here are some of the most pertinent facts to know about vinyl banners:

  • Custom banners are readily available in
    two finishes:
    • A vibrant, high gloss finish
    • Or a more conservative, super
      smooth, matte finish
  • They are perfect for special events,
    sales and seasonal promotions
  • Banners are easy to hang and display
    (Banner stands and accessories are
  • They are suitable for use as temporary
    outdoor signage, lasting up to 5 years
  • Vinyl banners are completely waterproof
  • They have a high tolerance to wind, cold
    and hot weather extremes
  • Vinyl banner signs can be one-sided or
Plus, custom vinyl banners are highly versatile
  • You can get any size you want
  • They can be cut into virtually any shape
  • Any design, artwork, photo or logo can
    be used in the banner design
  • And you can use virtually any color
    you'd like!

Instant Sign Prices

Sometimes, all you want is the bottom line!

Our online vinyl banner pricing tool instantly calculates the exact prices on custom banner signs, shows you quantity discounts, and even lets you compare this product to other custom sign alternatives!

And don't forget…at TheSignChef, shipping for banner signage and all other indoor and outdoor signs is free for orders within the continental US greater than $50 for ground and greater than $400 for freight, and orders outside the state of South Carolina are tax-free!

We offer more colors for custom vinyl banners than anyone else out there on the web!

Vinyl Banner Sign Colors

Once upon a time, banner signs were limited to only a few colors per banner due to expensive vinyl cost and the immense amounts of labor required to produce multiple color Vinyl Banners.

Now we have the ability to print directly onto the banner material. No longer are we bound to restrictions in colors and the detail of clipart and graphics!

You can now use any and as many colors as you want, and photographs, graphics, images, and logos can be printed to your vinyl banner at no extra charge! So now you can end up with a large and colorful banner at a fraction of the cost it would have been using vinyl graphics!

Big or Small, We Do It All!

While most sign companies are setting limits to what size your custom banner can be, we are printing vinyl banners in every size imaginable!

Single, seamless banner signs from TheSignChef can be as large as 20' x ANY length you'd like! This is the very largest, seamless banner size available in the market today. If you need a custom banner that is larger than that, no worries! Just let us know, and we'll make sure to get you the vinyl banner size that you need.

Custom vinyl banners are extremely easy to install, and can be displayed in a variety of ways.

It is important that your custom vinyl banner is installed properly, so each of our custom banner customers receive a fully illustrated Banner Installation & Display Guide with every order to make sure their brand new vinyl banner stays looking new for years to come.

Keep in mind that we feature a variety of different banner display accessories including Hang-A-Banner Rails, standard banner stands, retractable banner stands and more that make displaying your banner simple!

I own a gymnastics studio for children. Our landlord did not allow changeable reader board signs so we got creative. I ordered three different vinyl banners for the various specials we offer.

All I have to do is unroll the vinyl banner and tie it under our existing sign up front. When we change the special, I just take the old vinyl banner down and put the new one up.

The really great part is that not only was were these three banners a lot less expensive than one of those changeable signs, the color vinyl banner looks so much better (thanks to the help of your graphic artist!)

Thank you so much.

Beth Wilson
World of Fun Gymnastics

I am extremely satisfied with my experience creating and ordering a custom banner from your company. The website customer service rep I spoke with was excellent, everyone I dealt with was helpful and I love that your website is so comprehensive!

We took a survey at the event that our banner was for to find out how people heard about the event and several said they saw the banner from a ways away and were persuaded to stop by, so thank you for the help we received from your graphic designer! Our custom banner most certainly was effective and helped contribute to the success of our event!

Thanks again for everything and I guarantee we will use your company again!

Best regards,
Amanda Buck
Better Business Bureau
Austin, TX

Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Vinyl Banners

"What is the best tear resistant banner material to use outdoors?"

Vinyl Banners have a large variety of installation options.

For most outdoor vinyl banners, we recommend our Heavy Duty, High Gloss (14 ounce) BannerMax Material. The component that makes a vinyl banner “heavy duty” is the nylon scrim that is woven into the waterproof fabric. This strong, tight weave provides tear resistance during high winds.

However, even when using heavy duty vinyl banner material, the grommets (eyelets) can tear right out of the corners if the banner is not hung properly.

"How do you properly hang a banner?"

A beautiful vinyl banner can quickly become an eyesore if it's not installed properly. The banner can sag or worse, the grommets can tear right out of the corners.

Each customer receives a fully illustrated Banner Installation & Display Guide with every order to make sure your brand new vinyl banner stays looking new for years to come.  We also feature a variety of different Banner Hanging & Display Accessories.

"Can I make my custom vinyl banner two-sided?"

Yes! TheSignChef offers ghost-free, two-sided vinyl banners!

Standard vinyl banner material is “translucent”. In other words, you can see the light right through it. So if you put letters on both sides of standard banner material, a faint ghost image of the letters are visible on the other side of the banner. This ghosting effect can distract you’re your message and doesn’t look professional.

Therefore by specifying a “16 ounce blockout banner material” for your double-sided vinyl banners, you will avoid the see-through effect while adding significant strength to your custom banner For maximum durability and wind resistance, double-sided vinyl banners should have hems and grommets placed every 30”.

"Do street banners have special requirements?"

Yes, street banners do have special requirements

Street sign vinyl banners have special local government restrictions.

Most municipalities now have strict rules regarding how over-the-street vinyl banners are to be made. It’s a matter of public safety. We know these requirements and routinely provide street banners for special events, parades and festivals.

Street pole mount vinyl banner.

Street banners should be made using 20 ounce, extra heavy duty blockout vinyl banner material with a super tough webbing sewn into the hem for extra reinforcement. Grommets should be placed every 2’. Wind slits substantially reduce wind loads and are now usually required by municipalities on all vinyl street banners.

"What is the best type of banner material to use indoors?"

The same banner material that’s used for outdoor banners is great for indoor banners too. If your audience is going to be viewing your banner up close though, we offer a premium “Super Smooth” banner material option at no additional charge.

"Which type of banner material is recommended for trade shows?"

Trade show vinyl banner.

Trade shows are all about drawing new customers by putting your best foot forward. One of the best looking banner materials for trade shows is our Super Smooth banner material because it looks so great up close.

However, since a trade show is where everyone is “showing off”, there is a more popular, higher end option to consider to make sure your booth really stands out in the crowd.

If you wish to project the best possible Corporate Image, there’s nothing better than a full-color Flexible Plastic Banner (yes, plastic). When digitally printed on a high resolution printer, this photo receptive plastic banner material will project the highest quality appearance possible. Plus, it’s so durable and flexible, it can be used again and again with a portable, retractable banner stand.

Our premium trade show banners are printed directly onto the plastic film using our high resolution, full-color printer and then protected with a laminate film on the back to preserve the image from show to show.

Visit our banner display and mounting accessories page for other display ideas.

"What are the finishing options for custom vinyl banners?"

All vinyl banners can be used indoors or out. How the banners will be used (displayed), normally prescribes how the banner is finished. When displaying banners outside, always think safety first. Be sure the supporting structure is sound. Vinyl banners hung out in the open can be subject to significant wind loads. Be sure you secure your vinyl banner well using the instructions included with your order.

Style A: Hemmed edges with grommets at the top and bottom as needed. (Number of grommets needed depends on banner size)

This is the most common finishing, and is useful for a variety of applications. It is best for mounting against a wall or fence.

Style A Vinyl Banner mounting option
Style B Vinyl Banner mounting option

Style B: Hemmed edges with grommets at the top and bottom as needed, with rope sewn into the top and bottom hems. The rope ends extend out from the banner edge making ties. Rope length can be specified.

This finishing style adds versatility and strength to the basic grommet style, allowing the banner to be tied between poles or other secure fixtures.

Style C: Hemmed edges with rope sewn into the top and bottom hems. Rope extends from banner making ties. Rope length can be specified.

For vinyl banners tied between secure fixtures, this has strong construction, as it spreads wind forces over the length of the banner.

Style C Vinyl Banner mounting option
Style D Vinyl Banner mounting option

Style D: Hemmed sides with webbing sewn into top and bottom. Webbing extends as needed for ties.

This is an even stronger construction for vinyl banners that may be subjected to higher wind loads.

Style E: Hemmed sides, webbing top and bottom with grommets spaced as needed (depending on banner size).

Adding grommets offers more tie down points. This is especially helpful to support larger vinyl banners and to eliminate sagging. (Make sure the supporting structure will allow for it.)

Style E Vinyl Banner mounting option
Style F Vinyl Banner mounting option

Styles F: To support banners on hardware, sleeves can be sewn into the top and bottom of the banner. The sleeve can be sized to fit the hardware: the circumference (dia. X 3.14) of the supporting pole divided by 2 plus an inch will calculate a good sleeve size.

Style G: Grommets can be added to the top and bottom in an extra extension above and below the sleeves for more versatility in display options.

Style G Vinyl Banner mounting option
Style H Vinyl Banner mounting option

Style H: Street banners (or light pole banners) are usually finished with top and bottom sleeves with a grommet just below the top sleeve and just above the bottom sleeve.

Style I: For a very strong construction which will be attached using ties you supply, sewn in webbing with "D" rings offers a very reliable solution. When adding tie points to large vinyl banners, grommets can be added to the top and bottom, or even on the sides.

Style I Vinyl Banner mounting option

"Are banners a cost effective option compared to traditional advertising mediums?"

When compared to other forms of advertising like radio, newspaper or TV, custom vinyl banners are still one of the most attractive and cost effective ways to promote any business or special event. Whether you’re announcing a new business, having a special sale, drawing visitors to a trade show booth or advertising a particular product, a colorful eye-catching banner grabs attention and stimulates interest resulting in a greater number of sales opportunities!

Custom vinyl banners are one of the most versatile products ever offered by the sign industry. Banners are:

Your new vinyl banner can be customized to virtually any size, shape or color scheme. The banner material itself is commonly decorated using either computer generated vinyl graphics or a full-color digital printer. When lettered with high performance vinyl graphics, we’ve seen heavy duty vinyl banners last as long as 10 years outdoors.

"How quickly can I have my vinyl banner designed, produced and delivered?"

Up-To-The-Minute Custom Vinyl Banner Production Update!

We still have a few spots OPEN in today's schedule. So if you place your order today, our Art Department will e-mail you a proof tomorrow.

Wouldn’t you prefer to get this vinyl banner project off your plate so you can move on to other important tasks? You can design and order your custom vinyl banner now and instantly save 15%-30% at checkout or call us now at 1-800-899-6272 and we’ll reserve your spot in today’s schedule for a proof.
"I demand accurate, on-time production from myself and my team on even the smallest of vinyl banner projects." - Delio Campo

"Most orders ship within 1-3 days... if you need your order even faster, just let me know. I’ll make sure to get it out for you!"

"Is a temporary custom banner worth the investment?"

What if your brand new banner doesn't get noticed or make the right impression?

Just because vinyl banner signs are cheap, doesn't mean they have to look cheap. Unfortunately, far too many sign companies still produce plain, cheap looking banners which do little to attract the right kind of attention from potential customers.

To make matters worse, planting a "cheap" image of your business in the minds of your customers could leave a lasting poor impression. It's human nature … people still judge a book by its cover. Fortunately, the impact and effectiveness of your new vinyl banner can be dramatically enhanced just by using a few, specialized design techniques.

Give your Vinyl Banner the attention it deserves with eye-catching full color

Are these design techniques accessible to the average small business?

Absolutely! Small businesses can now project a highly successful, corporate-quality image without paying high ad agency prices. Even if you choose to use SignMagic to custom design your own vinyl banner here online, our Graphics Department will gladly provide a complimentary review of your layout upon request.

In the “real world”, not every banner needs to be a work of art. But no matter how simple your message may be, your vinyl banner still has an important job to do. And now it will be able to perform far better with a fresh, new, high impact design.

"How do I know that my custom vinyl banner will turn out the way I want?"

With almost 20 years in the custom vinyl banner industry, we continue to exceed customer expectations and guarantee our work with 100% satisfaction

Are you concerned that your custom vinyl banner may not turn out the way you want?

After all, we are probably hundreds of miles away from you so how can you be certain your order will turn out right? Fortunately, it only takes seconds to transmit full-color custom vinyl banner designs from our computer to yours because e-mails travel so fast these days.

Upon order approval, here’s how the process works:

  1. First, your order goes straight to the Art Department
  2. Our Graphic Designer will then e-mail you a proof
    (a “proof” is a picture of what your sign will look like)
  3. Once you review the layout, let us know if you would like to see any changes, and …
  4. If you have any changes, we will e-mail you proofs as needed until you’re completely happy with your design.

"Do you offer any buyer protection guarantees?"

Yes! Every vinyl banner order comes with a 100% Buyer Protection Guarantee

Don't let OTHER vinyl banner companies give you the run-around, we stand behind all of our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, even if we have to pay for it!

Sometimes, we make mistakes. We are only human after all. But it's how a business handles mistakes that counts, wouldn't you agree? So if we do happen to overlook something on your order, we will bend over backwards to make you happy. We stand behind our work with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.

We will promptly replace any product that is defective in workmanship or that is different from what you approved. And for your trouble, you'll even get a very pleasant surprise gift.

"Is your website secure and credit card safe?"

Does the thought of buying custom vinyl banners online with a credit card leave you feeling a bit anxious?

Are you worried you might be taking an unnecessary risk? With all the bad press about credit card fraud and card numbers getting stolen by hackers, it's wise to proceed with caution. We can understand if you still have some personal concerns about the safety of your credit card information.

  1. Security is our #1 priority when we are processing your vinyl banner sign order online. We utilize the latest in encryption technology and locked-down, firewalled internet serversOur system uses the latest 256-bit Encryption SSL technology as used by the Banking Industry,, and thousands of other online merchants
  2. SSL technology works by encrypting all your personal and credit card information so it can travel over the internet without being intercepted by thieves
  3. And as an added precaution, the moment you complete your custom vinyl banner order online and the charges are authorized by your credit card company, your credit card information is INSTANTLY DELETED from our data-base. It's the same as if you walked into our business, charged your order and then we SHREDDED your credit card receipt.