Inland Northwest Wildlife Council banner for tradeshows looks great and was designed by Signs for Success in North Spokane, trade show banners

Creative Uses for Trade Show Banners

Inland Northwest Wildlife Council banner for tradeshows looks great and was designed by Signs for Success in North Spokane, trade show banners

Trade show banner for Inland Northwest Wildlife Council

Trade shows are a great opportunity to show your business off to the community, but if you’re just starting out, finding the funds for complex trade show booths, hardware and other accessories can be a challenge.  Banners are one of the most versatile ways to display graphics – we’ve used banner material in frames, on a billboard structure, and even as tradeshow displays.

We digitally printed a banner for Inland Northwest Wildlife Council for the recent Spokane Fair & Expo.  The banner turned out beautifully.  We also printed foamcore cutouts of a bird, fish, and their logo and mounted them to the banner to give the artwork more dimension.  Adding lighting to the display turned a simple trade show banner into a complete trade show display.

Litehouse Foods matches their whole booth from backdrop to podium covers to retractable banner stands by Signs for Success, Spokane, WA, and Sandpoint, ID

RETRACTABLE BANNER STANDS

Retractable banners are another great addition to trade show graphics if you already have the basics.  A retractable banner increases the visual impact

Feather banners are becoming more and more popular at trade shows.  They stand high above tables and booths and are easy to spot.  Eye-catching, festive and professional, they work indoors or out at trade shows, festivals, sports events, fundraisers and expos.

You may want to utilize one or more of these custom trade show banners:

  • Hemmed and grommeted banners, great for backdrops or hung across the front of your table.
  • Double sided banners, either grommeted or with pole pocket for viewing from multiple angles.
  • Retractable banner stands or pop up banner stands with custom full color graphics
  • Feather banners in small, medium or large; feather, rectangle or teardrop.

Signs for Success can help you decide the best trade show banners for your setup, and our experienced design team can come up with a cohesive design concept that matches your business and budget.  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 custom trade show banners; contact us for a free quote today!

Riverfront Park in Spokane welcomes visitors with this large bridge banner by Signs for Success, call now for fast signs and banners, custom banner materials

Custom Banner Materials for any banner project

Riverfront Park in Spokane welcomes visitors with this large bridge banner by Signs for Success, call now for fast signs and banners, custom banner materials

Riverfront Park Welcome Banner

Banners are versatile, and by considering the different materials you can print on, in reality, you can use a custom banner for almost any project.  We have tested a variety of materials to print on, each giving a different vibe.  Your banner can be as fancy or informal as the occasion dictates.

Here are some of our most popular custom banner materials:

  • 13oz vinyl
  • Super Smooth
  • Blockout Vinyl
  • Mesh
  • Canvas and other printed fabrics
Retractable popup banner stand for Golf of the Northwest, by Signs for Success, call now for fast signs done right here in Spokane

Golf in the Northwest retractable banner stand

Vinyl is the standard banner material, and it makes up about 95% of what we produce.  We print directly to the vinyl with photo quality results.  13oz is the most common weight vinyl material, and it can be used for both indoor and outdoor banners, including street banners, pole banners, sports banners, tradeshow banners and more!

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

Super Smooth vinyl material has anti-curl edges that do not need to be hemmed.  This material is used in retractable banners because the clean, strong finished edge never curls when the banner is displayed.  Retractable banners expand your tradeshow display, and they are easy to pack and transport.  They also look great in retail stores, doctor’s offices and lobbies.

Blockout vinyl material is a heavy duty 18oz vinyl.  It’s perfect for double sided pole banners and street banners that may take a lot of beating.  Light is blocked so the image on the opposite side does not show through on double sided banners.  Use blockout vinyl for any outdoor banners, and you won’t regret it!

When Contract Design Associates in Spokane needed desk separation without blocking all the light, we used these mesh banners, double sided to create a great backdrop wall

Contract Design Associates separation walls

Mesh material can be used outdoors in high wind, allowing wind to pass through without blowing out the banner.  Mesh is also useful when you would like some visibility and/or light to pass through your banner.  We’ve seen mesh material used for custom printed window shades as well as office partitions.  Even if you wouldn’t necessarily call it a “banner,” mesh can bring custom printed graphics into a very modern or professional atmosphere.

Finally, there are a variety of fabrics we can print your custom artwork on.  Canvas is a popular choice because it is thick and durable.  We can also print on linen, poplin, pack cloth, and upholstery vinyl.  One customer chose to print their indoor banner on canvas for the warm, inviting feeling it brought to the cozy coffee shop atmosphere.

If you’re looking for a way to customize your business, office, street or showroom, consider a custom banner.  With all the materials available, we can customize your graphics to fit the space and mood you’re going for.  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 innovative team can tackle any sign project, and we will offer our expertise in every stage of the process, from design to print to installation.  Get quality service and a quick turnaround on your next banner project; contact us for a free quote today!

For starting lines or along the route of races, Teardrop and Feather banners are an attractive way to advertise, feather banners spokane

Feather Banners offer Portable Outdoor Advertising

For starting lines or along the route of races, Teardrop and Feather banners are an attractive way to advertise, feather banners spokane

Teardrop feather banners at bike race

Spring has come again, and more advertising is moving outdoors to celebrate the warm weather.  Outdoor advertising is a popular method of attracting customers into a retail location, announcing sales events, or advertising at sporting events or fairs.  Feather banners are a great way to advertise outdoors at tradeshows, conventions and other outdoor events.

Feather banners Spokane are portable, easy to store during cooler winter months, and easy to bring out to events and set up when the days get warmer.  They come in a rectangular, feather or teardrop shape.  Depending on the style, the flags come in 2-3 different sizes ranging from just over 10 feet to over 20 feet tall.  With such a commanding height, along with the movement caused by the wind, these outdoor event displays attract attention and help you stand out among your competitors.  Even in little or no wind, feather flags stay open, as opposed to a traditional flag that hangs down against the pole.  To make the biggest impact, place multiple identical feather flags in a row roadside or at an event.

You can use the spike base or an optional X-base to place these feather or falcon or teardrop banners at or in your business, feather banners spokane

FEATHER OR TEARDROP BANNERS

Each banner flag comes with custom full color single or double sided printing.  We always suggest choosing simple graphics with bold colors and minimal text to maximize your marketing efforts.  The large printed area ensures that your promotional banners are always viewable, even from a distance.

Feather or Teardrop banners for Lilac Lanes Casino in Spokane done fast by Signs for Success, call now for free quote

Feather banners Lilac Lanes Casino

Feather banners Spokane also come with a spike base, which can be traded out for an x base or water bag, and a nylon carrying bag for easy transport.  In addition, Signs for Success offers a wide range of outdoor-rated products, such as custom printed banners and tradeshow tents to match your feather banners.  These setups are ideal for sporting events, fairs, theme parks, open-air shopping centers, outdoor tradeshows and more!   Contact us for a free quote on your custom feather banners Spokane!

Spokane Sports Commission can use these Mondo feather flag banners indoors or outdoors, and they look great by Signs for Success, outdoor banner stands cheney

Use Outdoor Banner Stands Cheney for Sporting Events and more

Spokane Sports Commission can use these Mondo feather flag banners indoors or outdoors, and they look great by Signs for Success, outdoor banner stands cheney

Spokane Sports Commission flags on golf tournament

“Outdoor Banner Stands” is a diverse category that includes pole banners, indoor/outdoor banner stands, and feather banners.  Outdoor grade 13 oz vinyl material is used to create all our outdoor banners so they hold up over time and will last numerous outdoor shows and events.

IMAX, think big, pole banners for new movies at Riverfront Park by Signs for Success

IMAX show pole banners

Pole Banners

Pole banners come with mounting hardware to mount to light posts or other outdoor posts.  Outdoor banners can also be mounted to buildings, brick wall and other vertical surfaces with special hardware.  We print on durable 13 oz vinyl banner material, and can make pole banners single- or double-sided.  Your custom artwork will come alive along any street, office building or district with professional pole banners.

Outdoor Banner Stands Cheney

Banner stands, often seen at tradeshows or other indoor settings, can now be brought outside as well!  A heavy duty base specially designed for outdoor use holds custom single- or double-sided graphics for use at fairs, outdoor shows, street markets, sports events, and more!  They are easy to set up and are completely portable for packing and transferring wherever you need your signs to go.

For sporting events or other trade shows, teardrop or feather banners make a great addition, done fast by Signs for Success, Spokane, outdoor banner stands cheney

Welcome to Spokane teardrop banner

Feather Banner Stands

Teardrop banners, flag banners and feather banner stands come in varying sizes ranging from 8 feet up to 23 feet, depending on the style and size of banner you choose.  The biggest difference in style is in the shape of the banner – the name of each category (“teardrop” or “feather”) will help you distinguish the shape of the printed material.  All can be custom printed in full color with either single- or double-sided printing.  The advantage of a feather banner stand is its giant size and the ability to project your message over a very large distance.  We’ve seen these make a huge impact sports events as well as outdoor shows.

Not all feather banners need to be shaped, these mondo stands are great for outdoors and more info can be displayed on the rectangular shape, outdoor banner stands Cheney

Outdoor banner stands, mondo style at Cheney event

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 outdoor banner stands Cheney; contact us for a free quote today!

Custom canvas wall art; photography by Cathleen Balfour

Custom Canvas Prints Turn Photographs into Fine Art

Gallery wrapped canvas prints on display; photography by Cathleen Balfour.

Gallery wrapped canvas prints on display; photography by Cathleen Balfour.

Custom Canvas Prints

Personal motivator Cathleen Balfour is inspired by her many travels, and photos taken during trips to Hawaii, Mexico, and Arizona conjure feelings of faith and beauty.  Cathleen wanted a way to display her favorite photos and share them with others.  What began as a personal collection of memories has turned into an art collection titled Sacred Prints that has been showcased and even sold as individual pieces.

To print her personal photographs on canvas, Cathleen simply sent Signs for Success the digital files to work with.  With Cathleen’s approval, we cropped a few of them slightly to fit the frame size.  Blown up and digitally printed on canvas, these are each a beautiful piece of fine art.  A matte finish gives the photos a gallery look, and stretched over a wooden frame, they are ready to hang and be enjoyed.

Custom canvas prints wall art; photography by Cathleen Balfour

Custom canvas wall art; photography by Cathleen Balfour

Our canvas material comes in 28″ and 56″ rolls, which will allow for a large sized print about 4 feet by however tall or wide you would like.  The smaller roll is ideal for prints with a finished size of 2 feet or less.  Cathleen’s first two prints were 36” x 42” and 42” x 48”.  She sold both prints immediately, then ordered several more to be showcased at an art show.  Cathleen describes her work as “art with hope and spirit.”

Signs for Success can help you with reproducing your photograph on a number of different products, from gallery wrapped canvas, foamcore or other rigid surfaces, even flat material you provide!

custom sponsor school signs hanging in gym for schools by Signs for Success near Mead and Chewelah

Use School Signs to Raise Money

custom sponsor school signs hanging in gym

High school sponsor signs printed on corrugated plastic

School signs provide a vital means of communication between a school and its community, parents, students and teachers.  From sponsor signs to event signs to safety signs, custom printed school signs are a great addition to any campus.

Use school signs to:

  • Thank sponsors and volunteers
  • Promote fundraisers
  • Maintain safety indoors and out
  • Recognize student, teacher and school achievements
  • Announce school functions
  • Promote sporting events
custom printed school signs, Rogers High School in Spokane

Rogers High School literacy sign

School signs can be printed on a number of different materials.  The most cost-effective material – and perfectly adequate for temporary signs – is corrugated plastic.  Often called coro or corex, the material has a corrugated core and a smooth plastic face.

“We print sponsor signs on corrugated plastic for Rosalia School District, Liberty School District and Northwest Christian School.  It’s a great way for public and private schools to raise the badly needed funds to enhance their sports programs,” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.

We digitally print the custom design or message, then add grommets or heavy duty double stick tape for easy hanging.

Custom printed school signs

Custom printed school sign

For long-term school signs, there are many more rigid sign materials to choose from.  We printed these literacy wall signs on high impact polystyrene and gatorplast for Rogers High School.  The purpose of the signs was to develop and increase students’ love for reading and literacy in their school, and they will be sure to last many years.

Some other materials for indoor and outdoor school signs include: Aluminum or Aluminum Composite Material (ACM), Lexan, Acrylic, and PVC.  Aluminum is great for safety signs, whether they’re in the parking lot or in the science lab.  Show your school pride with parking signs, visitor signs, and security signs with custom printed school name and/or mascot.

Whatever school signs you might need, Signs for Success can create the perfect custom signs for you.  Contact us for a free quote!

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

Mark Location with Street Pole Banners

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

Gus Johnson Ford pole banners

Light pole banners and street banners

create an attractive and professional means of letting visitors know exactly where they are.  We have put them in downtown shopping areas, the main street of a town, a local high school, and more.  Give your office park, district, or parking lot a visually appealing sense of identity, and advertise your brand at the same time with light pole banners!

Gus Johnson Ford used giant 10-foot light pole banners throughout their car lot to increase brand recognition and draw in customers.  Envision Homes uses pole banners to mark the way to a new housing neighborhood.

Advertising sponsorship pole banners done fast by Signs for Success, installed at Riverfront Park in Spokane

Pole banners at Riverfront Park in Spokane

Use pole banners for:

  • Event banners
  • Shopping center banners
  • Tradeshow banners
  • Holiday banners
  • Collegiate banners
    • Directional or wayfinding banners

Signs for Success sells pole banner hardware separately.  We recommend spring-loaded poles for street pole banners – they’re flexible in the wind, which increases the life of your banner.

Construction Builders can use site signs and pole banners like Envision Homes in Airway Heights does

Envision Homes site sign and pole banners

You may also be interested in feather flags, which are similar to boulevard banners, but they come with their own stand and can be placed in multiples anywhere, indoors or out.  We see feather flags at tradeshows as a booth marker, at sporting events, and roadside at retail locations and special events.  These come in sizes ranging from approximately 10-30 feet tall, and in rectangular, teardrop or other eye-catching shapes.

Our experienced design team can help you create the perfect pole banners or feather flags for your next big event.  Contact us to get started!

large banner in downtown Spokane near Riverfront Park and Spokane Falls, by Signs for Success, large banner spokane

Spokane River’s Large Banner gets Steel Cable Installation

large banner in downtown Spokane

Welcome to Spokane banner installed on cable system

The much anticipated opening of Huntington Park in downtown Spokane required special preparation to make sure the park—and the view from the park—were just perfect.

“This large banner project was initiated by the Spokane Chapter of Executive Women’s International Committee who was hosting EWI Spring Conference.  A reception was to be held in the newly renovated Huntington Park located on the south shore of the lower falls in Spokane WA,” Signs for Success owner John Bogensberger explained.  The park looked great; however, “on the opposite side of the river was a structure that while slated for repairs and rehabilitation, was still an eye sore to the view from the new park.”

Huntington Park was a project by Avista and the City of Spokane, so they sponsored a 6′ x 60′ Banner to cover the decaying wall during the event and then again one week later at the Official Grand opening of the park.

large banner installation on decaying wall in Spokane

Spokane River lower falls wall before banner installation

The giant banner looked great across the river, and it gave added exposure to Avista and the City of Spokane for these important events.

Large Banner Finishing and Installation

Banners aren’t meant to last forever, but we use the best industry methods to make sure ours last as long as possible.  A strong, outdoor durable 13 oz. vinyl banner material and welded hems make a robust combination.  Even though this banner would only be displayed for a few days, we needed to make sure the extra-large banner was securely attached to the old wall.

Signs for Success installed a steel cable system in the decaying wall to install the large banner on.  The banner was anchored by securing reinforced grommeted edges to two cables that ran the entire length of the banner.  Thanks to the cable system, this large banner was a success.  The simple “Welcome to Spokane” message covered the old wall and extended the beautiful space created by Huntington Park.

We have solutions for any sign project.  Contact us for a free quote!

Garage door Wraps is something we do at Signs for Success, Spokane, like this image of a tank, call now

Garage Door Wraps – Tank

Garage door Wraps is something we do at Signs for Success, Spokane, like this image of a tank, call now

Custom garage door wrap featuring a tank

Garage Door Wraps add dimension to your building

Doors make a great advertising wrap surface.  Business entrances, elevator doors, and even garage doors maximize your marketing budget by promoting your business in places you already own and customers frequent.

When it comes to getting the most out of your advertising dollar, we always recommend using every available space to promote your business and services, from vehicles to walls, floors, and/or entire buildings you have access to.  At Signs for Success, we’ve utilized large signs, custom window shades, vehicle wraps and fence slat signage, but we didn’t stop there.  We decided to take our own advice and makeover our 12’ x 12’ garage door with custom garage door wraps.

The concept for the garage door wraps wrap design started with the idea of creating a trick of the eye.  Signs for Success owner John Bogensberger envisioned an image of the garage with an unusual object inside so that at a glance, it looked like we were actually housing a train, aircraft, or whatever strange vehicle we could come up with.

Signs for Success designer Will Oakley began the design with a train engine, given the area’s rail yard history.  However, the steam from the engine couldn’t be manipulated easily to look like it was confined to the inside of the garage.  Next, he superimposed a plane, but the wingspan was too large, and even folding up the wings (similar to how airplanes are stored and moved around on an aircraft carrier) didn’t look quite right.  A fire truck didn’t seem interesting enough.  Finally, Will tried a military tank.  It was unusual yet realistic and had just the effect John was going for.

This tank design for garage door wraps was printed on 3M IJ35c10 Intermediate Conformable Vinyl and was installed in one afternoon.  By starting with a photo of the room (in this case the inside of our empty garage), then superimposing the foreign object, we achieved unique garage door wraps that serves as an example of our large format printing capabilities as well as a fun conversation starter.

Photo shoots go better with a banner for a background or a logo paparazzi wall in spokane and Coeur d'Alene

Quick Turn on Large Format Posters

Photo shoots go better with a banner for a background or a logo paparazzi wall in spokane and Coeur d'Alene

Wicked Paparazzi Backdrop Wall

Searching for Posters?

“We come up great in searches for off the wall stuff and high profile projects, but we don’t for [posters],” Signs for Success designer Vanessa Bogensberger said.  A lot of people know us for our vehicle wraps or the unique sign solutions we have come up with, but the truth is, we do simple sign projects like posters, too.

Indoor posters with lighting, hanging to look dimensional by signs for Success in Spokane for YWCA

Indoor Posters with lighting

Our large format flatbed printer allows us to print very large signs, banners, and large format poster prints.  A poster is one of the easiest signs to print.  We stock a 54” roll of heavyweight satin paper, so we can print up to 53” wide by any length right away.  We design and print everything in-house so our customers get a quick turnaround on any project.

The satin paper has a beautiful finish with low glare.  Extra large posters and even custom paparazzi backdrops are finished quickly at Signs for Success.  We’ve printed dozens of paparazzi backdrop walls for special events and even a set backdrop for a television interview.  To create giant poster prints, we print several panels to cover an entire wall.

Wall coverings or posters are affordable decorating and easily changed, by Signs for Success, call now for fast service

Custom posters for retail panel signs

Use large poster prints for:

  • Hanging signs
  • Indoor panel signs
  • Point of purchase signs
  • Presentations
  • Window signs
  • Paparazzi backdrops

Contact us for a free quote and mockup of your large format poster or large digital prints today!