Whitworth University needed a tradeshow display backdrop and BHW1 advertising designed this one, Signs for Success printed it, conference backdrops

Conference Backdrops and Banners

Whitworth University needed a tradeshow display backdrop and BHW1 advertising designed this one, Signs for Success printed it, conference backdrops

BHW1 Advertising trade show Whitworth Backdrop

Do you want more options for your trade show or conference display?  Large conference backdrops can cost thousands of dollars, but there are other ways to achieve a professional display.  Signs for Success can digitally print on a variety of different materials to create custom products that fit your project and budget.  Polystyrene, foam core, and PosPro (poster paper) are just a few products that are perfectly suited for conference backdrops.

This backdrop display was designed by BHW1 for Whitworth University’s Special Education.  It covers all the basics: easy storage, simple set up and take-down, and custom graphics on a large scale to draw the eye.  We printed the graphics on PosPro film with a 10mil polycarbonate (Lexan) overlaminate.  The construction makes it possible to roll the display up for easy transport, and the “flat” memory means when you arrive at your destination, the poster will roll out flat and display without any curled edges.  Finally, Velcro tabs added to the back of the display make set-up and take-down easy.

Whitworth used the display at their most recent national conference.  They received several compliments, and they look forward to using it many more times in the future.  Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on conference backdrops; contact us for a free quote today! See More Trade Show Displays!

From tablecloth table throws to pop up displays, the color is eye-popping and look fabulous with design services and custom displays by Signs for Success in Spokane

Tradeshow display

Tradeshow display for Spokane Regional Solid Waste System includes a table throw, retractable popup banner stands, easel posters and more, retractable banners spokane valley

Retractable Banners Spokane Valley 3 Best Uses

Tradeshow display for Spokane Regional Solid Waste System includes a table throw, retractable popup banner stands, easel posters and more, retractable banners spokane valley

Spokane Regional Solid Waste trade show booth

There are many uses for retractable banners.  They are easy to use and look professional, making them excellent advertising tools in any indoor setting.

Here are the 3 best uses for retractable banners Spokane Valley:

  1. Trade shows. Retractable banners are portable and can be easily repositioned within a trade show display for the best look. Spokane Regional Solid Waste used two retractable banners to create a trade show backdrop behind their main table.  To polish off the look, they added a matching table throw and table top displays, also created by Signs for Success.  Retractable banners can also be used to the side or in front of a display area to increase the viewing range.  Golf in the Northwest used a retractable banner stand to mark the entry of their trade show event area, which included tables and a putting green.  Retractable banners travel well protected in the banner stand, and they are easy to setup and take down.
  2. Showrooms. Retractable banners can dress up a showroom or office lobby as well as give customers information, showcase a new product, or give them something to look at while they wait. Retractable banners Spokane Valley and pop up banner stands look professional and sleek in any setting.
  3. Special Events. Use them at a special event, fundraiser or conference, for sponsors, wayfinding, or advertising. Spokane Sports Commission used large banners and logo feather banners at their special event.  Again, because banner stands are portable, they are easily transported to and from an event, and set up is quick and easy.

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on retractable banners Spokane Valley; contact us for a free quote today! See More Trade Show Displays !

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Retractable Banner Stands

 

Banners help make this tradeshow display booth an attractive showpiece, by Signs for Success for Sandpoint & Spokane, trade show display Spokane

Trade Show Display Spokane – Alternatives to a Large Booth

Banners help make this tradeshow display booth an attractive showpiece, by Signs for Success for Sandpoint & Spokane, trade show display Spokane

Litehouse Foods trade show booth banners

If it doesn’t make sense to get a large or expensive trade show display Spokane, there are several alternatives to the traditional “trade show booth.”  Some of these alternatives include a banner backdrop, a tabletop display, or a foam core or corrugated plastic display.

Banner Backdrop

These can be created with custom graphics to span the width of your table.  Banners are easy to hang either behind the table, which give the same effect as a large trade show booth, or it can be hung in front of the table, similar to a table throw.  Either way, a custom banner is a cost-effective way to get large graphics for your trade show or exhibition.

Signs for Success designed, and printed this easily changed, folding table top display for Habitat for Humanity, Spokane and Spokane Valley

Habitat for Humanity tabletop display

Table top Display

A table top display can be made of a variety of materials.  We can provide styrene graphics with Velcro adhesion for a standard portable table top display.  We can also create a freestanding foam core or coro (corrugated plastic) display for your table top.

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Scored foamcore panel for Brooks & Dunn concert advertisement at Spokane Tradeshow

Large Foam Core or Corrugated Plastic Display

Similar to a table top display, we can create a full size free standing display with either foam core or coro, both durable and cost-effective sign materials.  Foam core can be scored and folded like this concert advertisement (left).  Both materials can also be printed and hung behind a table, like a banner backdrop.

These are all simple options for great custom trade show graphics that can be used again and again.  Our experienced design team can help you decide which option would be best for your event and budget.  Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on a trade show display Spokane; contact us for a free quote today! See More Trade Show Displays!

From tablecloth table throws to pop up displays, the color is eye-popping and look fabulous with design services and custom displays by Signs for Success in Spokane

This feather banner for SHBA at Spokane tradeshow stands out and brings the attention, by Signs for Success, feather flags spokane

Feather Flags in Spokane for Indoor Events for Big Impact!

This feather banner for SHBA at Spokane tradeshow stands out and brings the attention, Feather Flags in Spokane

Spokane Home Builders Association feather banner stand

Lewis Construction wanted to stand above the crowd, and you can see them clear across the room with these feather banners by Signs for Success

Lewis Construction feather banners

Feather flags in Spokane aren’t just for outdoor events – we saw several at the indoor Man Show in Spokane recently.  The businesses that had banner flags standing high above their booth really drew attention to themselves and stood out among the rows and rows of typical trade show booths.

Feather flags go by many names such as feather banners or flutter flags.  Although these names suggest the fluttery nature of cloth banners as they draw attention by flapping in the wind, they can be just as effective indoors without all the flapping.  In fact, without the outdoor wind (and other elements), the banner is easy to read, not to mention the fact that it will last longer.  Both the colors and fabric material will last much longer with exclusively indoor use.

Feather banners come in a rectangular, feather or teardrop shape like those in the photos that we did for Spokane Home Builders Association and Lewis Construction. Depending on the style, they range in height from just over 10 feet to over 20 feet tall.  Each feather flag comes with custom full color single- or double-sided printing, a spike base, and a nylon carrying bag for easy transport to and from an event.

Stand out at your next trade show or indoor event by using custom feather flags in Spokane.  We can help with design and get your banner to you in time for your event. See More Feather Flag Banners Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on feather flags in Spokane; contact us for a free quote today!

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Feather Teardrop flags

Dasher board advertising at Spokane Arena for Shock football team by Signs for Success

Arena Banners Spokane advertise to Shock fans

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Dasher Board advertising with arena banners at Spokane Arena

Arena banners Spokane are mounted around the inside of an arena or sports field.  These dasher banners at the Spokane Arena give sponsors a unique opportunity to advertise to Shock fans, administrators, and vendors at home games.

“We printed a few dozen dasher banners for the Shock home games,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.  One of our main goals is to offer a local option for quick turnaround on a quality sign product.  “We were able to produce these locally in a timely manner,” Vanessa said.  “We even did a couple at the last minute, since some of the sponsors’ artwork was late.”

Our production team printed these dasher board banners on 13oz vinyl banner material, and they were mounted to the padded dasher boards on site with double stick banner tape.  13oz vinyl banners are outdoor durable – they can last several years outdoors, or they can be stored and replaced each season for an even longer banner life.  Vinyl banners even look great at indoor arenas, trade shows and other indoor events.

This interesting perspective of the Spokane Shock playing field with the sponsor sports arena banners spokane printed by Signs for Success in Spokane

Interesting View of Spokane Shock field

Signs for Success designers work with customers to make sure their artwork is suitable for printing before we start a job.  This is especially important when printing sponsor banners since many times artwork is derived from a simple logo image.  “We are able to take provided artwork and advise the customer if it is good artwork or needs to be a higher resolution,” Vanessa explained.  “John from the Spokane Shock was easy to work with and responsive whenever I had a size, quality, or other question.”

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on arena banners Spokane; contact us for a free quote today!

Valley middle school has these custom banners, printed on pack cloth fabric by Signs for Success where we can give bulk discounts, and all your prints don't have to match, call now for fast Spokane service

Fabric Banners for Middle School

Valley middle school has these custom fabric banners, printed on pack cloth fabric by Signs for Success where we can give bulk discounts, and all your prints don't have to match, call now for fast Spokane service

Custom printed fabric banners for school

Large fabric pole banners add a beautiful finishing touch to one building that has been part of extensive renovations at Valley View Middle School in Snohomish, Washington.  The school added to the campus between 2011-2012 with upgrades, expansions, and new signage.  We printed these colorful fabric banners onto pack cloth for a unique twist on traditional vinyl banners.  The double-sided banners were digitally printed one side at a time, then sewn together.

The architect leading the construction project at Valley View submitted the graphics to be printed.  Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger added bleed to each image to make sure all edges were clean and professional looking.  She also reversed the images to be able to print the opposite side of each banner, taking special care to ensure music symbols were printed correctly and not reversed.  “These banners printed beautifully on the pack cloth,” Vanessa said.  The colors are vibrant and add festivity to the newly renovated building.

Banners can be printed on a variety of substrates and not just traditional vinyl banner material.  Fabrics including pack cloth, canvas and linen also make excellent banner or flag material.

Fabric banners Spokane work great indoors at:

  • Schools
  • Airports
  • Trade shows
  • Fundraisers
  • Restaurants & Bistros
  • Retail stores, and more!

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on fabric banners Spokane; contact us for a free quote today!

Carousel pole banners lasted 10 years at Riverfront Park, made by Signs for Success in Spokane, pole banners spokane

Pole Banners Spokane

Make an impact with pole banners Spokane like Gus Johnson Ford did now with Signs for Success and the Quinn Group

Gus Johnson Ford pole banners

Pole banners Spokane are a great advertising tool.  Often used in multiples, these banners draw attraction from drivers and pedestrians alike.  They are mounted on poles or posts with standard or spring brackets.  There are many uses for pole banners, and they can work with your existing property structure.

Use Pole Banners Spokane to:

  • Mark your event
  • Promote your brand
  • Decorate an area
  • Identify a business district
  • Help with wayfinding

In Hillyard, pole banners mark and bring special attention to their business district.  On one of Spokane’s highest traffic streets, Gus Johnson Ford lined their property with 10-foot pole banners to promote their company and increase brand recognition.  Envision Homes uses pole banners to decorate and celebrate the opening of new neighborhoods.

Carousel pole banners lasted 10 years at Riverfront Park, made by Signs for Success in Spokane, pole banners spokane

Riverfront Park Carousel banners

How long do Pole Banners last?

In downtown Spokane’s Riverfront Park, pony silhouettes backed by bright orange show the crowd where to find the carousel.  These carousel banners have been in place for nine years.  Recently, exposure to the sun has turned the orange a bright yellow.  Depending on where they are placed and the exposure they receive, our custom banners last anywhere from 2-10 years.

Finishing interior pole banner to fit dowel for Spokane Transit, done fast by Signs for Success

Finishing indoor pole banner STA

Pole Banner Material & Finishing

Banner material is dictated by the design and location of the banner.  We have varying weights of vinyl banner material to choose from, and we recommend at least 13oz vinyl for outdoor banners.  Once the graphics are printed, the final step in the creation of your custom pole banner is the finishing, which includes creating pole pockets to hang your banner.  We do this by welding the vinyl material for a clean look and strong bond for permanent and outdoor use.

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on pole banners Spokane; contact us for a free quote today!

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YMCA used these and other life sized kid cutouts for an ad campaign at their clubs around Spokane, they are free standing and cut around the people, non-profit signs

3 Non-profit Signs to support your cause

YMCA used these and other life sized kid cutouts for an ad campaign at their clubs around Spokane, they are free standing and cut around the people, non-profit signs

YMCA life sized kid standees

Non-profits work hard to earn funds that will help achieve the organization’s goals. We work with several non-profits including United Way, Make a Wish, 2nd Harvest, YMCA, the Spokane Symphony, Isaac Foundation, and more.  We’ve created all kinds of signs for non-profits, but the three most common non-profit signs are corrugated plastic signs, special event banners, and promotional items.

Coroplast Signs

Corrugated plastic, or coroplast signs come in many different shapes and sizes.  They work well indoors or out and are a cost-effective means of getting a message across.  Some non-profit organizations have custom standees made in the shape of a person, animal, or goal thermometer.

Perhaps the most popular use for corrugated plastic signs by non-profits this past summer was for Golf Tournament Signs.  Golf tournaments are a great way to raise money, and we can supply hole signs, sponsor signs, and directional signs.  Like golf tournaments, charity runs, walks or biking events also use sponsor signs and directional and arrow signs to keep people on course.

These large banners installed in the Tri Cities for 2nd Harvest are huge! they are bungee corded to the custom frame

Large fence and wall banners for 2nd Harvest

Banners

Custom banners are another great way to attract attention to a non-profit’s cause.  Add details about your cause or an image that relates, and people are sure to take notice.  We print custom large banners, mesh banners, canvas banners, and vinyl banners.  Banners can be specified as double-sided or single-sided, with hem and grommets or with pole pockets.  A custom size can be specified as well. Banner stands display your banner indoors.  Outdoor banners can be hung with cord or installed on a pole or post.

Promotional Items

When it comes to promotional items, try to gear giveaways to your audience.  If your customer base largely includes young families, a bouncy ball with your name on it that can be given to children is a good bet.  Notepads or a planner to write lists down are great for adults who might have lots of activities to keep up with.

If possible, help people remember your cause by having a giveaway that’s related to your cause.  For example, a health or medical support organization could give away mini first aid kits, and an organization focused on helping people find employment could give away attractive, heavy duty folders for storing resumes or portfolios.

There are many other sign options available to non-profit organizations in Spokane and surrounding areas.  Signs for Success is proud to offer a 10% discount year-round to non-profits.  We are a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on non-profit signs; contact us for a free quote today!

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Retractable popup banner stand for Golf of the Northwest, by Signs for Success, call now for fast signs done right here in Spokane, retractable banner stands spokane

Get more life out of Retractable Banner Stands Spokane

Retractable popup banner stand for Golf of the Northwest, by Signs for Success, call now for fast signs done right here in Spokane, retractable banner stands spokane

Golf in the Northwest retractable banner stand

One thing we love about retractable banner stands is that they can be used over and over again, even if your message changes.  That’s one piece of hardware that will last all seasons and through different events or tradeshows – all you have to do is switch out the banner.

“In most cases, we can replace the banner on your hardware.  Just bring in your banner stand and any spec sheets you have on it,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.  We recently printed a replacement banner for a customer-provided retractable banner stand.  The banner was printed on 15oz Super Smooth banner material.  This particular material is great for retractable stands because it comes with a finished edge and keeps its form when pulled out.  In other words, the edges won’t curl in, obscuring your message.

There are many different models of banner stands out there, but most of them can be classified as either retractable or some sort of pop-up stand.  The two stands we stock (although we have many more that we can order in) are the Silverwing Retractable Banner Stand and the Grasshopper Banner Stand.

The Silverwing banner stand comes in a 33″ width with up to 8 vertical feet of visual space.  It can house your custom banner, making travel and storage safe and easy.  When you’re ready to display the banner, it pulls out and stands on its own.  The Grasshopper Banner Stand is a foldable frame stand with adjustable height and width.  When set up, the banner is placed upon the four hooks that stretch out and display the banner.

Whatever model you might already have, we can usually create a banner that will work with the hardware.  There’s no reason to let an old retractable banner stand or pop-up banner stand go to waste.  Let us help you update your message today!

Signs for Success is a locally owned family business in Spokane, and we strive for excellent customer service, perfect color, and quick turnaround on every project.  Our large production facility allows us to design, print and install everything in-house.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on retractable banner stands Spokane; contact us for a free quote today!

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Greater Spokane Valley Chamber needed a podium sign for the unveiling of their new logo design, with White and colored inks on black PVC sintra, this one looks great, custom signs spokane

How to Get Perfect Color with Custom Signs Spokane

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber needed a podium sign for the unveiling of their new logo design, with White and colored inks on black PVC sintra, this one looks great, custom signs spokane

Podium sign for Greater Spokane Valley with spot-on logo colors

As a high volume producer of custom signs Spokane, we have to make sure that color translates correctly from a customer’s vision to design, all the way to print.  Because color varies from device to device throughout the production process, there are several basic color rules that need to be respected in order to get the end result just right.  I sat down with Signs for Success Designer Will Oakley and Production Manager Denise Gillit to get their take on the importance of color in print.

Color Basics

There are a few color basics that every customer should understand when beginning the sign buying process.  The colors we see on computer screens will never be exactly the same as colors we see in print.  This is because the colors we see on computers, digital cameras, televisions and other screen-based technology is produced by RGB (Red, Green Blue) light while the colors on printed materials are produced by light reflecting off of CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) inks.

“When you see a color on your computer screen it is made up of RGB (Red, Green, Blue).  When we print a color we print CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black).  These colors translate differently from one format to another,” Will explained.

What would you want customers to know about color?

Denise: Different colors mean different things to different people.  If I say green, you may think of grass but what I meant was apple green.  If I say blue do you think of Dodger blue (05) or Pepsi blue (sapphire)?

Will: Color varies Printer to printer, screen to screen, material to material.  Even the terminology for color varies.  Like Denise said, when you tell me you want Plum that could mean any number of 30 shades of purple and magenta.  The other challenge we have with color is monitor calibration.  I could send you a proof for production and the red could be amazing on my screen but when you look at it on your screen it may be washed out and pink.  This is affected by the calibration of your monitor i.e.: the brightness, hues, contrast and even monitor type (LCD, LED, or CRT) all play a part in changing the colors you’re viewing.

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Custom Dry Fly Distilling bottle boxes on raw cedar

What kinds of things are important to consider when selecting colors for print?

Denise: What background color is your print going on?  Your colors can look different when they are put up against certain colors.  Lighting is also very important; is it fluorescent, incandescent, white white, blue white, red white?  All of these affect the final outcome.

Will: Denise covered most of this one.  Placement of the object and its surrounding environment are key.  The light reference the color will actually be viewed in is critical.  The laminate we place on the material can possibly shift the color, so it’s important to know if the customer picked the color from a laminated sample or an un-laminted sample.  “What is your long term marketing vision?” would be another good question.  Is this going to be the only car wrap you do?  Or do you want the banner we print next week to match your car wrap perfectly?

We print CMYKw (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, white)…do we have other colors like Light Cyan that we also print with?

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Signs for Success triple strike backlit sign test

Denise: On the HP Designjet 9000 we use CMYKcm.  We can use that on the HP FB500, but we prefer to use white.  Light Cyan (c) and Light Magenta (m) are taken out of the HP FB500 so that we may run White ink, allowing us to print on clear and non-white substrates.

Will: Denise nailed this one.

To sum things up, we can hit literally thousands of colors with CMYK printing.  Even if the color in a proof looks slightly off on your computer screen, to make sure we’ve got the color right, we will do test prints before printing an entire job.  That way, we make sure the color is perfect, and if it’s not, we can tweak the color by adding or subtracting one or more of the key components.  It’s important to check the sample in the environment it will ultimately be viewed in to make sure the color is still perfect in the correct lighting.

White ink can also make a big difference.  When we aren’t printing on a bright white surface, colors look different.  This may happen with slightly off-white materials, finished or unfinished wood, or colored or even black materials.  In such a case, we would print a layer of white ink first, then run the material through again to lay down color, thus achieving the same color as if we were printing on a pure white surface.

Once we’ve achieved your perfect color, we keep that information on file so we can match colors with future jobs.  Whether you’re looking for vehicle wraps, banners, or even business cards, we can make sure your marketing strategy is consistent across all forms of signage and large format graphics.  Get perfect color on custom signs Spokane; contact us for a free quote today!

How well do YOU see color?

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