Custom Banners Any Size

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  • Corporate & national chain specialists
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We’ll get the job done right the first time.

We understand the value a banner can bring to your business. This is why we:

  • Ensure we create banners that are very visible and legible to your customers
  • Take our time to ensure your banner promotes the right message
  • Make sure that your banners are consistent with your brand image and are easily readable

We also create banners to promote your products and services. Whenever your company has a new product or service, a custom banner is the perfect way to make it known to people who visit your business. By doing this, you increase the chances of your customers recognizing the new products or services you have to offer.

If you want your banner to be located outside of your store, office, or building, we’ll focus on making a creative design that easily capture’s people’s attention. A great custom banner also enhances the appeal of the area outside your business.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure that potential clients walking or driving past your company will notice you and clearly understand your message. Perhaps they’ll even be compelled to get in touch to do business with you.


We offer many types of banners including:

  • Marketing banners
  • Event banners
  • Safety banners
  • Trade show banners
  • Construction fence banners
  • Way finding banners

But first, it’s essential to consider the type of materials you’ll use for your custom banners.

Platon graphics was hired to create custom banners for a gaming convention

Whether you’re hosting an event for your film school, a wedding anniversary, a business event, a trade show, or any other occasion, choosing the right material for your banner is crucial. The banner material will directly affect the performance of your banner with regards to:

  • Longevity
  • Aesthetics
  • Return on investment

Banner marketing is a vital tool for many business promotion strategies, but which material would work best for your custom banner needs? Choosing the right material for your banner depends on many factors. But what are the main materials that custom banners are printed on? 

Charles and his team at Platon Graphics were hired to create this large banner of a person with a mega phone

Internal scrim

This is a weave made from a heavy fabric put on the inner layer of your banner. When the internal scrim is added to your banner, the material is reinforced. This adds to the banner’s stability. The internal scrim for vinyl banners is a plastic-based cording. A polyurethane-based layer is then used to cover the scrim to let you print your designs.

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Vinyl and polyester might be made from plastic, but they’re both different materials. You may not be able to tell the difference by looking at the materials, but if you look through a microscope, it’s there.

  • Polymers and esters make polyester. It’s then used as a fabric, however, we do not make any custom banners with polyester.
  • Ethylene and Chlorine make vinyl. These banners use polyester scrim with vinyl layers on the side.

Both mesh banners and vinyl are water resistant and excellent for outside use because they only come from durable vinyl material. Fabric banners are for indoor use because they’re made from a lighter, more elegant polyester material.

Weather resistance

Mesh and vinyl banners are the best options for weather resistance, and they also maintain their durability for longer periods. Best of all, these materials won’t limit your design or quality. These types of banners are best when used outside because they can withstand different and intense weather conditions for many years.
On the other hand, no fabric banners are less weather-resistant. They’re made of light polyester which means they’re not as good for prolonged sunlight or water contact. Exposure to sunlight will cause your fabric banner to fade over time. That said, while they’re more suitable for indoor use, fabric banners will last outside for at least a year.

Types of Banner Materials 

Platon Graphics was hired to display custom banners at a outside event

The primary materials used in banners include:

  • Vinyl
  • Fabric or Canvas
  • Mesh

Each of these materials will affect the functionality of your banners in different ways.

The functionality of the material

How does the material affect the structure of your custom banner? These durable and versatile signage options will affect your banners through their:

  • Internal scrim
  • Mesh pattern
  • Material
  • Weft inserted knit
  • Weather resistance
  • Weight and thickness

Mesh pattern

We use a mesh pattern in mesh banners to:

  • Add tensile strength – when wind load is an issue
  • Offer the fabric a transparent nature so the wind passes through
  • Enhance overall durability

We use intersecting layers of vinyl to make the mesh pattern. We then press the layers together and form a very lightweight and sturdy substrate. This makes our mesh banners very durable even though they aren’t made using the woven approach like fabric and vinyl banners. Remember a banner is closely related to the sail on a sailboat

The mesh patterns allow wind to flow through the material easily without damaging the banner. This makes it the best banner material to use for your outside banner, especially in windy areas.

Weft inserted knit

This is a more robust fabric than the internal scrim used to create the foundation for banners. It prevents the banner from punctures and tears. Some custom banner makers substitute the weft inserted knit for the internal scrim. Weft knits add strength to the banner core and insert the weft between the polyester fabric layers. This also forms a smooth surface finish for the banner. However, we no longer make weft inserted knits as there are better options available.

Weight and thickness

The following three banner types use a specific polyester variation, but the thickness and structure of each material is different.

  • Fabric banners are lightweight 9 oz polyester material
  • Vinyl banners are heavier with 13 oz. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) material
  • Mesh banners are even heavier with 10 oz. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) material

The heavier the material, the more durable and resistant it is to wear and tear from age, sunlight, and weather.

This Dosso renaissance painting was turned into a banner to be displayed for all to see.

How the banner material affects aesthetics

The choice of material for your banner will also affect your design options. For example, canvas banners are best suited for upscale environments since they offer plenty of lighting.
This is because they’re made from white woven polyester fabric that has a non-reflective finish. You’ll have more options if you select large banner printing. Say you choose a white matte vinyl banner, the high-grade PVC coating and front-lit vinyl will promote excellent, attention grabbing designs you’ll love. If you want a rugged design, you can opt for the white mesh vinyl banners. Add some eco-friendly nature to your banners by selecting the biodegradable vinyl banners. Nevertheless, any material you choose will look fantastic in your designs.Now that you have an idea about what constitutes banner materials, here are the characteristics of the vinyl, mesh, and fabric banners:

Fabric Banners

  • These banners are designed to give you aesthetics and functionality. 
  • They offer impressive, beautiful, and quality image.
  • The functionality of the fabric banner comes from its lightweight polyester

You can, therefore, transport and display fabric banners at any event with much ease. The material also makes your decorating work simple. The material also makes your decorating work simple.

This race central leader board is a great banner to have at the race tracks

Vinyl Banners

These are our most popular banners. We use vinyl banners because they’re the best for:

  • Durability
  • Outdoor use
  • Promoting products
  • Events
  • Conferences
  • Corporate gatherings
  • Parties

You can select between 13 oz. and 15 oz. vinyl banner sizes. Your material will be more durable when it is more substantial. 

  • Select the 13 oz. if you want to display your custom banner every day
  • Select the 15 oz. if you want a banner for heavy-duty display such as a construction site
CSU hired Platon Graphics to put up vinyl banners at their school
Incorporating large and bright images will give you a perfect outcome with vinyl material. Vinyl is ideal for large banners because it offers more flexibility in terms of resolution. We also usecertain types of vinyl to create banners for different occasions.

If you want a banner for hanging inside your building, you can choose glossy banners, however we don’t recommend glossy banners because they attract glare. Matte banners are perfect for outside spaces since they aren’t affected by natural light. Vinyl is also a reusable and portable material. This means you can use your banner for several occasions, and it’s easy to transport it to different locations. Another advantage of using vinyl banners is they’re available in different sizes. Regardless of the size of your banner space, you’ll have a banner for perfectly fitting its intended location. Mounting vinyl banners is also easy. These banners can be set up using grommets or pockets.

  • The grommets allow the use of ropes
  • The pockets enable poles to slip through

When using ropes to mount a vinyl banner, it’s always wise to consider the space the banner will occupy. 

Mesh Banners

We use mesh banners with low weight in windy situations. This is because mesh banners allow light and wind to pass through. They also give a muted or lighter effect on the color and graphics of your banner design. Mesh banners give a semi-transparent effect making them perfect for outdoor use. They also boost wind resistance. Use the 10oz. PVC mesh if you want the best tensile strength on your custom banner. This material will also preserve the lightweight nature of the mesh material. We included hemmed edges on our mesh banners to ensure they don’t tear during mounting.

For maximum wind resistance it’s ideal to place mesh banners on chain-link fences. This location will emphasize the nature of the mesh pattern. As a result, you can display your banner without blocking the background or its covering. Grommets make the mounting process easy since they attach the banner to the fence at different points through zip ties or ropes. This also means that space considerations are not necessary as they’ll fit perfectly and cover the location they’re mounted at without any extra space.

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Banners for Indoor or Outdoor Use

  • Vinyl banners are water and UV resistant. This makes them perfect for outdoor use for long periods without worrying about wear and tear. You can also hang them anywhere.
  • We don’t recommend canvas and fabric banners for use outdoors because they don’t hold up to weather. 
  • If you’re located in a place where you experience harsh, rainy, and windy weather, you should consider customizing a mesh vinyl banner. It’ll perform better in those conditions.
  • If you need a custom banner to last for an extended period, avoid using biodegradable vinyl materials. They’ll break down within three to five years. This is good for the environment, but not necessarily great for long-term situations.

Selecting the best material for your custom banner will depend significantly on where you place it and how you want to use it. For instance, white matte vinyl and canvas materials are perfect for cold weather but not for rain and wind. By choosing the best banner for your situation, you’ll get a long-lasting product that may outlast the message printed on it.

The longer your banner exists, the higher your return on investment. If you still don’t know what material will be best for your custom banner, we’ll help you make an informed choice. Create your custom banner by consulting with one of our design experts who have experience not only with banners, but signs, wall murals, and more. We use durable, high quality materials to make your colors pop and last for years.

Branding Banners

If you live in Los Angeles County and are looking for a means to brand your business, then banners can be a great place to start. The primary goal for any business is making an impact. THis can help build your brand and generate leads. 

This is how Platon Graphics’ custom banner solutions can help:

  • We know how to use banners to bolster your corporate branding and in ways which may even help to generate leads.
  • When it comes to branding, we focus on creating a unifying and harmonious presence.
  • We create custom banners and ensure they’re readable and not confusing to customers.

As a result, your banners will be clear about who you are and what you can offer to potential clients. If you need help with the design, we can offer assistance by starting with a simple outline of ideas which help to make your business stand out. 

We use your company themes and background colors to enhance the aesthetics of your business brand. This will help to make sure that your company products and services will match the information on your banner.

We make sure your banner directs traffic towards your business. We do this by helping to create a design that will attract people. In some cases, this means big banner designs. We sometimes recommend including your business slogan on the banner. A short, unique, intriguing, direct, and relatable slogan can help attract new customers to your business.

    Event Promotion Banners

    Are you putting together a business event in Los Angeles or anywhere else in the United States? If so, how do you ensure your target audience knows about you? How do you make sure your company event is attractive to your target audience? Our Los Angeles banners are just the answer you need. Promotional banners are:

    • Portable
    • Inexpensive
    • Direct methods of communicating your business message. 

    When created correctly, custom banners for events are an excellent marketing tool. First, we ensure your banner is easy to read. Event banners should be readable at a glance. We use big fonts to ensure your event message isn’t quickly passed and ignored. It’s important that viewers notice your event promotion banner. So a bold approach can often be a critical element in the design process. Second, we keep the message simple and direct. If your event promotion banner is meant to be seen by people 

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    driving by, it needs to be easily readable while passing it at high speeds. We often recommend bold colors. These colors are the colors to use to draw eyes to your banner. For instance, a bright background should have text in black or white. Lastly, we advice on the right spot to place your banners. If you want to put your banner outside, we ensure the use of durable material to withstand harsh weather. We often create vinyl event promotion banners since they’re perfect for placing either outside or inside a building.

      Printing Services

      With Platon Graphics, you’ll enjoy various printing services as:

      • Large format printing
      • Digital printing
      • Offset printing (no longer available)

      With our large format printing services, we can create impressive banners and incorporate fine and durable art. 

      We also offer several finishing options, they include:

      • Installation Services (custom mounting)
      • Reinforced hems
      • Pole-pockets
      • Heavy duty webbing
      • Lamination (no longer necessary)

      Our large format printing services are suitable for outdoor printing jobs such as:

      • Billboards 
      • Banners

      Our digital printing services are suitable if you want a fast and efficient print for your business. We understand things can move fast in Los Angeles, so we understand the importance of printing products quickly. We do everything we can to value your time by giving you the best product imaginable within a short delivery period of 2-5 days. If you’ve got any time-sensitive projects in Los Angeles County, we’ve got the solution for you.

      To complement our digital services, we offer:

      • Excellent color accuracy
      • A more economical product that will last in the long run
      • A wide range of customizable stock sizes and infinitely customizable shapes

      We’ve invested millions of dollars to make sure that we get our digital printing jobs done quickly and affordably. Your business will benefit tremendously from our cost-effective methods that are custom tailored to your needs.

      This dog display by Platon Graphics was made with the finest materials a banner can be made with.
      The 75th Oscar banner was made by Platon Graphics.

      People Often Ask:                         

      How fast can I receive my banners in Los Angeles, CA?

      If you live near our location in Los Angeles, you can pick your banner for free. You also have other options, such as one-day shipping option. Normal turn-around times are 2-5 business days. The types of banners, the quantity of banners, and the complexity of the banners can affect the time it takes for you to receive your custom banners. The actual shipping time for your custom banner depends on the shipping methods you choose.

      Is banner printing cheap?

      Cheap is a relative term. We prefer the term “inexpensive”. The word “cheap” can imply that your custom banner could be of poor quality. That is not the case with our custom banners. All of hte custom banners we make are very competitively priced to save you money. While some banners are very inexpensive, other banners can cost more. The price for printing your custom banner will be dependent on the services you require. Overall, with Platon Graphics custom banners, you can be sure to get access to an exceptional banner without draining your bank account.

      What are the best banners for outdoor signage and indoor storefronts?

      To maximize the opportunities for promoting your goods and services, you need the perfect custom banner for your situation. You can make the inside of your store stand out with a canvas banner that serves as a creative advertisement, or you can use a vinyl material banners to mount your promotions on your store walls. Apply vinyl and adhesive to the glass to give your store an etched look or display important information to customers through wall signage for maximum impact. We sometimes recommend including the name of your company and its logo. The best custom banners for outdoor signage and indoor storefronts varies. Contact a design expert today to find out what the best option for your company is.

      What are the indoor and outdoor banner options?

      The truth is, you can use any banner indoors or outdoors. But there are factors to consider before you choose the type of banner you’ll place inside or outside. Among these factors include:

      • The weather conditions in your area
      • The ammount of time you want your banner to remain mounted
      • The target market for your banners

      The material of the banner will determine whether it is better to use it indoors or outdoors. From the three main types of banner materials, vinyl and mesh are best for outdoor use. They can withstand harsh weather elements better. Fabric and canvas banners are best used indoors.

      What are the best event banners and signs?

      The success of your event dramatically depends on the sign you choose. The type of sign will also depend on the kind of event you’re hosting. There are many banner options you can choose, they include:

      • Vinyl banners
      • Outdoor pole banners
      • Pop-up displays

      You can utilize each of these banners to get the most out of your event. Custom banners will make an impressive addition to any kind of event. The best custom event banner depends on your situation. We’re happy to help you make the right choice.

      Custom Banners

      Platon Graphics offers affordable custom banners for your business or personal needs. With our high quality, versatile and durable materials you can be sure you’ll get the perfect banner. With over 7 decades of experience creating beautiful products, our team of trained and skilled banner makers will create something brilliant. Whether your company is a national chain or a small to medium sized business, or you’re just one person who needs a great banner, we’ll bring your design to life. Call us today for a free quote or fill out the form to the right to get a conversation started. Thanks for reading our custom banners web page. We’re looking forward to working with you.

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