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Questions and answers about printing with us
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What does double sided print mean?
It means the complete box can be personalized and branded. Front and back and sides, and even the inside of the windows when opened. You could have a branded message for your customers and clients inside.
Whats inside the Advent calendars?
Nice smooth milk chocolates 🙂
How long will my eco-friendly printed banner last?
Banners are intended for temporary signage. How long they last depend on where and how they are used. Banners used indoors will last many years. Outdoors the limiting factor will be how the banner is hung and the wind it is exposed to life span show vary between a few months and a few years.
Why use eco-friendly banner material?
If you care about the environment then our eco banner is the solution. Although the Eco-friendly banner material is more expensive than standard PVC, when coupled with our water-based latex inks it is the greenest banner solution you can get. Our green banner material is PVC free, REACH and LCA approved to reduce the impact on the environment.
What is the full spec of this material?
PVC Free Banner 150gsm FR B1. A fantastic alternative to carbon-heavy PVC banner materials. Thickness 180mic. Fabric content 100% polyester. fire rating B1
Can they be recycled once we have finished with them?
Yes they can be recycled.
Can I use liquid pens on this chalkboard sign?
These chalkboard signs are best used with traditional chalk sticks. Liquid chalk pens can be used but may leave ghosting.
What comes with my order?
The complete kit. the flag, the flag pole and backpack to wear with it and store it.
Can you cut the magnet in to a custom logo shape?
We can yes, but this does depend on many things regarding your artwork. We would highly recommend you contact us first with your idea to see if we can do it.
Can you print a picture on a magnetic sign?
Yes, we can! We can print anything you send us. Just remember the quality needs to be good. But we can check this is you need us too 🙂
Tell me more about the fabric that is used
Fire Certification For Stretch Polyester Fabric
DIN_EN_13501 – Is a European standard that is an equivalent to M1
DIN4102B1 – B1 – German standard that is recognised everywhere but France
The fabric graphic is incredibly hardwearing – your artwork won’t crack, peel or fade and you can even machine wash the banner graphic at 30 degrees to maintain a clean and fresh look every time you exhibit.
How quickly can this be put together?
In less than 10 minutes one person can easily assemble this fabric display stand. The frame is split into tubular sections which are secured by a bungee cord. Each section of the frame is numbered and slots into the corresponding part using a simple push-fit motion.
What comes with the 3m x 3m Printed Gazebo kit?
The kit comes complete with the steel frame, canopy, ground pegs, guide ropes and a carry bag for the frame as well as a carry bag for side walls. The whole kit weighs around 29kg when folded down. Feet weights can also be added – contact us for more information on this.
It the gazebo waterproof and fire retardant?
Yes, our gazebo’s are made from waterproof B2 fire retardant tent PVC.
More information regarding flyers?
We have all your questions answered in our detailed blog post, click here for all the information you need regarding flyers and leaflets
Are vinyl floor stickers slip resistant?
The Mactac LUV6301 laminate is made using a semi matt sand structure. This gives the sticker a rough texture and provides some grip. Like most non-porous floor surfaces, they can become slippery when wet and appropriate care should be taken. These stickers are class R 9- DIN51130.
How long will vinyl floor stickers last?
Our floor stickers are guaranteed to last 3 months but may remain strong for longer if placed in a stable environment. The Mactac LUV6301 laminate helps to protects floor stickers from glare and daily wear and tear. However, exposure to extreme temperatures and ultraviolet light can cause floor stickers to deteriorate quicker.
What surfaces can vinyl floor stickers be applied to?
Floor stickers can be applied to any clean, smooth, non-porous surface. This means that carpets are not suitable but most other indoor floor types will be fine.
What is a window cling?
Window clings are printed on a material that can cling to either the inside of a window to be viewed through the glass, or on the outside of smooth glass surfaces. Printed with high quality, window clings can be made clear and translucent, feature opaque areas using white ink, or be entirely opaque printed on a solid white background.
Do I need to adhere to certain margins when designing my leaflets and flyers?
Yes. You will need to allow for a 5mm ‘Safe Area’ from the edge of the page. Also, the type and size of leaflet or flyer will determine the margins that you need to adhere to. If you are unsure of the layout and size that you are working with, you can contact us and we can offer a design service
What are the benefits of leaflets and flyers?
Leaflets and flyers are extremely versatile advertising and marketing tools which are cost-effective, eye-catching and a great way to get your message across to your target audience. Check out our blog post “Do flyers still work for advertising”
What size are square business cards?
55mm x 55m
What is uncoated paper and what does it feel like?
Uncoated paper has a natural finish, identical to the paper you would use in a desktop printer at home and its perfect to write on
What does GSM mean?
Gsm is the thickness of the material. 400gsm for example measures approximately 0.4 millimeters thick.
Why should i go with heavy duty material rather than a standard PVC?
Heavy duty banner is a much better option if you are going large. This material with stands wind much better and are less likely to rip or tear. These generally last longer by upto 50% Highly recommended if its a banner you are planning to leave out day and night.
What size shall i pick?
It all depends on how many people you would like to pose in front of the backdrop at a given time.
7×7: up to 3 /4 people
7×8: up to 4/5 people
7×9: up to 5/6 people
7×10: up to 6/7 people
What is a step and repeat banner?
It originates from two things. The first is having to “step” onto the red carpet, pose for the photographers and leave, while the next person follows and “repeats” the process. The second source originates from graphic designers that would create an image and repeat it in Photoshop. Overall, it refers to a wall that has sponsors logos on it for the purposes of advertising and capturing photos of celebrity or noteworthty people to be used in media outlets in film, television, magazines and websites.
I have multiple designs, are there extra setup fees?
No, we dont charge extra for multiple signs. Just let us know and we can accommodate 🙂
Can I collect my banner to save delivery charges?
Yes. You’re welcome to collect your new banner from us in Hornchurch, Essex if you prefer. Collection is available daily from 9am until 9pm.
We encourage our customers to let us know a time before collecting to allow us time to finalise the order so it’s ready to go as soon as you arrive.
What’s the best way to hang my banner to a fence?
A cost-effective way of attaching a banner to a fence is to use cable ties and then use the cable ties to attach the banner to the fence through each eyelet hole. It is important to use each eyelet to provide the best support across the whole length of the banner.
What is Hems and Eyelets?
Most banners are printed in a landscape format, hemmed all around with punched eyelets. The eyelets are used to attach the banners to the surface on which they are being used. The hems are a double layer around the edges which create strength to the banner and support the eyelets.
Can a magnet damage my car/van?
Normally the magnetic film does not harm vehicles. However, it may be that a magnetic sticker that is left too long on a vehicle can cause colour difference on the varnish. This because the UV radiation can not come under the magnet sticker that is pasted on a surface. When you paste it on a car it can cause differences in the colour of the paint. Therefore we recommend to change the positon or to remove the sticker on regular basis.
Can a magnet sign be used on any surface?
No magnetic stickers can not be pasted on any surface. In order to make the magnetic stickers hold effectively the surface should contain iron, nickel, cobalt or gadolinium. Magnetic stickers can be pasted in the best way on a clean, dry surface.
What is a magnetic sign?
A magnet sign is similar to a regular vinyl sticker, only the surface does not stick using a glue layer, they are magnets instead. Perfect for:
- Car and van branding
- Introduce people to your business
- Promote discounts or events on metal objects
- Provide information
- Advertising on hire vehicles
Can i request a custom size?
We have listed our most popular sizes.
If your size is not listed, you can request a quotation. We will send you our offer within a few hours.Depending on the complexity this can take a bit longer.
Whats the difference between the base options you have?
- Metal ground spike: The metal ground spike is ideal to place your flag outside on soft ground, such as soil. The metal ground spike is best suited for smaller flags. For larger flags we advise to use the parasol base
- Cross foot + waterbag: The crossfoot is very suited for a flat surface. The metal frame and waterbag combined result in extra steadiness. The crossfoot has a size of 85 x 85 cm and is 20 cm high.
- Parasol base (indoor/outdoor): The parasol base with wheels is the perfect reinforcement for your flag. Fill the parasol base with water or sand and it will stand firmly on the ground. The base has a size of 48 x 48 cm and a weight of 1.6 KG (without sand or water).
What material is the flagpole made?
The flagpoles of a beachflag are made of fiberglass. Other companies use aluminium flagpoles, however fiberglass is the better material because of its robustness and strength.
Are these printed single or double sided?
Our flags are printed on one side as standard. This means that your logo is visible as a mirror image on the back. The print-through of our flags is around 95%.
What is Di Bond?
Dibond composite aluminium sign. Top of the range Dibond is available in 3mm thickness boards. Dibond is an aluminium faced composite sheet with a polythene core making it very stable. It is extremely rigid yet lightweight and it high quality surface gives stunning results. Very durable
What is foamex?
Foamex is a type of plastic made of expanded PVC: particularly suited to direct printing, easy to cut to shape and light, yet also durable. Indeed, being plastic, it is waterproof and can therefore be used outdoors.
Can you print custom sizes and shapes?
Yes, contact us for more information.
What is the max size you can print in one section?
All out boards come in 6ft x 4ft sizes, which we then cut down to print. So in theory 6ft x 4ft would be the biggest size but you have to remember the transportation of this board, it will not fit in any cars or many small vans, so we normally always supply these in at least 2 section.
Is it suitable for indoor and outdoor use?
Yes. It’s usually used for outdoor use but can also be used inside.
What is correx?
Correx is actually a brand name of corrugated plastic material, also known as polypropylene fluted board. The material is most widely used for estate agent signs and quick, durable outdoor signage. For more info on correx, check out our blog post where we talk all about it
How tall are your roller banners?
The visible graphic area is 2 meters high. We do ask for artwork to include a little extra to ensure we can fit graphics to the stand.
Do they come with a carry case?
Yes, all roller banners come with a easy to hold carry case.
How do I put up a roller banner?
Roller banners are on a spring mechanism, which is very easy to pull up and down. We also provide a supporting pole, which fits into the back of the mechanism to keep the banner sturdy when erect. we also have a handy video here showing you hows its done.
Is mesh waterproof?
Waterproof and UV-stable, our Mesh Banners will continue to look great for years outdoors. We print our custom mesh banners using solvent print technology. The solvent print technology means your mesh banners are fade-resistant and printed in super quality, full colour
Why use a mesh banner?
Mesh banners are made from perforated PVC. The holes in the PVC allow wind to pass through the banner, so it or the structure it is attached to do not get damaged.
How do I fix it to the ground/floor?
All our pop out banners come FREE with metal pegs and a carry case, easy to install into grass. These also can be used on concrete but would need weighing down through the middle of them with a weight
Do they come printed double sided?
Yes they do, the same artwork will be printed on both sides
Are PVC Banners waterproof?
Yes all our PVC and Mesh banners are fully waterproof, and printed using UV ink, meaning they will also not fade in sunlight
What size banner should I choose?
Banners are supplied in a wide variety of sizes. Most cases they will be in a landscape format. The most popular sizes well sell are 6ft x 2ft, 4ft x 8ft, and 4ft x 12ft. When thinking of a size it is worth thinking of the following:
- The space you have to hang the banner. Choose a size that best fits the space where the banner will be hung.
- The amount of information being displayed – Banners are meant to be seen from a distance, so if you have quite a bit of information to display, choose a large size so that all elements of the design are big enough to be easily seen.
I already have a printed banner – can you print over the top of it?
No sorry we cant, we also cannot print on the reverse side of an old banner