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Old 08-17-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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I want to get a banner made to hang above the whiteboard in my classroom. It's going to have my favorite aphorism on it: "Life is the search for beauty."

What is the most sensible way to have such a banner made? I want it to look classy. Should I be looking at some kind of vinyl, or something painted, or something printed on sheets of paper? Cost is a factor. I want to inspire my students, but this will be on my dime so I can't drop a ton of dough.
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I want to get a banner made to hang above the whiteboard in my classroom. It's going to have my favorite aphorism on it: "Life is the search for beauty."

What is the most sensible way to have such a banner made? I want it to look classy. Should I be looking at some kind of vinyl, or something painted, or something printed on sheets of paper? Cost is a factor. I want to inspire my students, but this will be on my dime so I can't drop a ton of dough.
There was a couple guys on here that did vinyl. I remember a couple threads about guys that bought vinyl cutters and were doing stickers for others on here. Maybe if they are still around they would give a good price.
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PSPRINT.com is the supplier I use to make banners for the trade show booths I have where I'm a dealer (comic book artist/publisher). They frequently have sales. Typically a 2'x6' banner, full color with sewn edges and grommets will cost $60-80.

You'll need an image file (TIF preferably) that is scaled at 2" x 6" at 600 dpi. They have templates for you to download to make sure you have a margin at the edges where the background color/image can be, but no visible text.


I hadn't considered one for the garage, but now that has given me some ideas...
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:17 PM   #4
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There was a couple guys on here that did vinyl. I remember a couple threads about guys that bought vinyl cutters and were doing stickers for others on here. Maybe if they are still around they would give a good price.
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May I suggest you get in printed and laminated. I have had vinyl banners and in time they will fall apart if they are left in the light or weather.
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Staples Office supply makes banners. We have a couple other sign companies here that make them also.

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