Portable and Convenient Display Design
Retractable banners displays are one of the easiest displays to transport and set up. They are a great way of attracting attention at a trade show and sharing your company’s message. However, there are a few things you should consider when designing a retractable banner.
Design Tips for Retractable Banners
The most standard banner sizes are between 33.5″x80″ and 48″x79″. Choosing one a similar size will be the most economical option, but it is possible to get larger or smaller if required.
Due to printing methods, the margin needs to be at least 2 inches from either side of the banner. It is also necessary to have a margin of at least 3 inches on the top or bottom of the banner. It is possible to have a banner without margins, but it does require some extra work.
Resolution is important for ensuring that your display is clearly visible. The ideal resolution is between 150-180 dpi. This means you should always avoid expanding small images to fit a large space.
Logos are one of the most important aspects of a banner. It is usually recommended to keep the logo at a higher resolution such as at 300-450 dpi in order to avoid any blurry or distorted images.
If you are including text in your design concept, make sure that you do this using a vector-editing program like Corel or Illustrator. If you are only using Photoshop, ensure that the resolution is set to a minimum of 300 dpi.
File Format Types
Any submitted file format should be .ai, .eps, or any other vector file type. If it is a raster image, the file can be saved a .tiff or .pdf.
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