Signs and Banners

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Custom outdoor flags can be found outside of storefronts, promoting a business in an outdoor festival or market, as well as a trade show convention to enhance a brand’s presence.  Spring is upon us, and this means we’ll slowly be pulling ourselves out of our shells and back outside.  These flags can be used inside or out for sporting events, concerts, and arenas.  The graphics are durable and weather resistant, including hardware meant to endure outdoor elements.

KCBGraphics.com is a leading supplier of trade show products in Toronto, Ontario.  Please take a look at our Outdoor Advertising Flags and don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions at 1-800-350-7152.

Custom Outdoor Flags

 

Custom Outdoor Flags – The Basics

The two main styles of flags are the Zoom and the Wind Dancer.  The main differences?  Well, to begin with the height of the Wind Dancers can all be adjusted (the Mini up to 8’3″, the LT up to 13’6″, and the MX up to 17’3″).

The Zoom flags are all a fixed height, though there are 3 different sizes (10′, 12′, and 16′) available for each.  There are, in addition to the sizes, 3 different styles to choose from.  The Teardrop, the Feather, and the Straight are all slight variations to the flag itself and how it sits on the pole.  All our flags are printed in full colour on a 4 oz mesh material.  This fabric is lightweight, and can be printed double-sided for a little bit extra.

 

Custom Outdoor Flags – The Base

The bases for the Wind Dancers can be filled with either water or sand for weight.  The bases for the Zoom flags are a little different.  The default stand is a durable floor base.  Also included is a ‘Donut Base’ that can be filled with water for extra support.  For outdoor use (in the ground, not pavement) there is also a ground stake included that can be put on the flag pole for extra stability.

 

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Floor stand or ground stake, both included in your purchase

 

There is an optional and additional stand that give a stronger, sturdier base.  This additional stand is meant to be used with the Zoom flags.  Similarly to the Wind Dancer stands, as it can be filled with water for extra weight.

 

Set-Up and Performance

The material is a lightweight 4 oz fabric.  Setting up the flags is easy.  To begin with, simply slide the pole inside the sewn pocket along the side of your finished flag.  Both the fabric and flag is meant for this, so you will have to pull the flag taught.  This will bend the end of the pole into its curved position.

The base can be changed without taking the flag off the pole.  Simply pull off the floor base and attach the ground spike for outdoor (in dirt or grass) use.

Conversely, the Wind Dancers are a little different.  In contrast to the Zoom flags, the poles of the wind Dancers remain visible.  In this case, the fabric snaps onto the pole using the grommets inserted in the fabric.

 

The End Results

When thinking about creating your custom outdoor flags, keep in mind that they are best used as quick pieces to attract attention.  Often viewed from a distance, they really shouldn’t contain much information.  Considering this, a logo and some good, strong brand colours  might be all you need.  In addition, maybe you’ll show a phone number or web address.  You want to announce your presence to the people looking for you.  Much more information on a flag will only be lost, and clutter what should be a simple design.

For more info, please give us a call or check our site for specifics on these products.

Custom Outdoor Flags

Custom outdoor flag shown with optional base

Pop up banner replacement graphics are an easy way to freshen up an old display.

Do you have an old stand and need new graphics?

A good quality banner stand is, generally speaking, made for more than a single use.  You might have only needed your graphic for a single event, or maybe just one season.  Other times, you’ve purchased a pop up stand for a specific deal or event.  Once that special event, deal, or promotion has passed you might not have need of that particular stand again.  But while the graphic inside the stand may no longer be appropriate, the actual hardware (the physical base and pole of the stand) should still be in good condition.  If this is the case, it is a simple thing to simply update the graphics.

We can print and install a new piece of vinyl into the stand.

KCBGraphics.com is a leading supplier of banner stands and trade show products in Toronto, Ontario.  Please take a look at our replacement graphics for banner stands and don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-350-7152.

 

Pop Up Banner Replacement Graphics

 

 

Why Do I Need Pop Up Banner Replacement Graphics?

First of all, reusing a pop up banner stand will save you money.  You’ll pay for graphics and installation, but the hardware is already yours.

There are many reason why you may need new pop up banner replacement graphics printed.  As I said above, maybe the specific event or promotion has passed.  Maybe you’ve had a change of location and therefore need to update your contact info.  Finally, maybe your logo has had a redesign and you simply want your designs to be fresh and current.

If the actual hardware of the pop up stand is in good condition, we can simply print up a new banner for you.  Installation of the new vinyl graphic can happen two ways.  Either ship or deliver your stand to us and we can install it, or we’ll ship the graphic to you and give you information on how to install it yourself.  (Here is a post about changing the graphics on either an Advance or Imagine style pop up stand.  The process is similar for most stands, but not exact.  If you know the type of stand you have, please let your printer know when you order your graphics.)

 

What Do I Need To Provide?

To begin with, if you know the name of the type of stand you have, great.  There are a lot of different makes and models of pop up banners.  Height and width changes for all of them, in addition to how the pop up banner replacement graphic attaches to the bottom of the stand.  Some will be fixed to the base using what is called a ‘j-strip’ while others are fixed to a leader strip using a heavy duty adhesive.

 

Pop Up Banner Replacement Graphics

Replacement graphic with ‘j-strip’ attached

 

What we, or any other printer would need, is the graphic size.  When your pop up banner is set up, what is the width of the vinyl?  Also, what is the height from the very top right down to the base?  Provide us these dimensions, and we’ll add on a few inches to the make sure the banner will retract into the base.

Next, you get to choose the type of material you’d like this printed on.  You can choose from 2 options here, either an economy 12 oz Smooth Vinyl, or a premium 10 oz Stay Flat Decolit.

Base pricing assumes that you have your own designs already created.  If you need us to put together the design for you please let us know.  We can work with you to make sure your logo, branding, and images are the best they can be.

Contact us for an further info.

 

If you want a stand capable of handling the outdoors, our Custom Outdoor Banner Stands are for you.  These stands are perfect for outdoor events, farmers markets, sidewalks, or booths at festivals.  With 3 different outdoor stands and 2 unique sidewalk signs, we have you covered.

KCBGraphics.com is a leading supplier of trade show products in Toronto, Ontario.  Please take a look at our outdoor signs & stands and don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-350-7152.

 

 

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First, let’s talk about the custom outdoor banner stands.  We carry 3 different models: the Blizzard, the Spring 5, and the Thunder.  Both the Spring 5 and the Thunder are either single or double-sided displays.  The Blizzard is only available as a single-sided unit.

You can fill the bases of both the Blizzard and the Spring 5 with either sand or water to weigh them down.  You can stake the Thunder to the ground to help against wind (though that obviously doesn’t work on pavement).

Both the Blizzard and the Spring 5 are a spring back stand.  They have grommets in the corners.  The Thunder, by comparison, is a retractable stand.  For more info on the differences of these types, by see our previous post here.

You can use each of these 3 stands for outdoor use, though please use common sense.  Yes, they can handle moderate wind and you can weigh them down.  But if a heavy storm comes down around it would be best to bring them in.  You can use any of these in an outdoor market, on a sidewalk, or in an outdoor festival.  While the Blizzard and the Spring 5 can handle some rain, water can damage the mechanisms in the Thunder.

 

Custom Outdoor Banner Stands

Spring 5 base

 

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The Synergy outdoor stand

Outdoor Sidewalk Signs

These signs stand on their own and are suitable for outdoor events.  Like the custom outdoor banner stands, these 2 sidewalk signs have some differences I should mention.  The 2 models are called the Synergy and the Whirlwind.

You can use both models as double or single-sided displays.  The Whirlwind (like the custom outdoor banner stands) can be filled with water or sand for added weight.  The Synergy is a lighter model also known as an A-Frame.  While it can handle a bit of wind, it will go down if the weather picks up.

Both the Whirlwind and the Synergy use a snap frame to secure your printed graphics.  This means the edge of the frame clamps the graphic in place, allowing you to replace the artwork easily and on-site.

 

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The hinged frame allows you to easily change up the graphics on your display

 

The Whirlwind is slightly different than the Synergy.  You can fill its hollow base with sand or water, and it has two strong springs so it can flex with the wind.  When the base is full of water or sand this stands weighs about 80 lbs, enabling it to withstand stronger weather than the Synergy.

 

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Changing existing graphics on the Whirlwind is simple and easy

 

All the custom outdoor banner stands and signs include full colour printed graphics.  We print on 13 ox scrim vinyl for the outdoor banner stand graphics.  We print the sidewalk signs on a thin, pvc material and laminate it for extra protection.  There is also a clear mylar sheet that sits within the snap frame.   As always, if you have questions about any our products, feel free to contact us for more details.

 

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