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Why Event Planners Should Source Bantex Materials

Posted by Craig Zola on May 22, 2019

The way you choose to outfit your big event will reflect on your overall presentation. Small touches like the flyers you produce and catering you provide are as much a part of your gala as the keynote speaker.

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Topics: Event Tents

Tips for Engaging Event Attendees through Print Signage

Posted by Craig Zola on May 15, 2019

Large print banners serve a number of purposes at events. Most uses are pretty conventional — providing directions to registration, displaying a schedule of events, general branding and pre-event advertising.

However, creative planners can do a lot with this unassuming “low tech” solution. Banners can help transform the environment at an event, draw in attendees and drive interactions, even provide a source of surprise and delight.

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ISA Sign Expo: News and Observations

Posted by Craig Zola on May 13, 2019

The recently completed ISA Sign Expo in Las Vegas had an upbeat vibe with distributors and sign shops positive in their outlooks for the remainder of 2019. Bantex® Digital Media was on hand to share the latest news, including our continually expanding distribution network.

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Topics: Herculite News

Do you need a permit for your outdoor banner?

Posted by Craig Zola on May 7, 2019

When you’re promoting a special event, launching a product, or just getting eyes on your storefront, few advertising methods are as effective as a large outdoor banner.

Of course, you can’t just hang a banner wherever you want. Unless you own the property (and sometimes even when you do), hanging a banner in public will likely need approval from higher authorities. The purpose of this blog post is to provide a high-level overview of what to consider before designing and printing (and, most importantly, displaying) your banner.

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Design Meets Technology With Large Format Event Signage

Posted by Craig Zola on April 29, 2019

While most first impressions are made in digital spaces nowadays, printed signage and banners still offer a lot of opportunity for connecting with your audience. Why is that?

For one, they’ve gone from the advertising standard to something a little unorthodox; when every ad you see is on Facebook, seeing something IRL stands out.

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Bantex and HP Latex Printers

Posted by Craig Zola on February 27, 2019

Would you like to know how to access information as to which Bantex® products are "Certified for HP Latex Inks" for use on your new Hewlett Packard Latex Printer? Find printer models and specifications to get the best print possible with your high-quality Bantex Digtal Media below.

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Topics: Herculite News

Vinyl Banner Signs – Does the Material Really Matter that Much?

Posted by Craig Zola on September 13, 2018

Vinyl is a very commonly used material in banner signs. But, do you know why? As businessmen and women, we don’t often think about the type of fabric that’s used in our banner signs. We assume our manufacturer has our best interests in mind, and rightfully so. 

Manufacturers like Herculite Inc. know which type of material is best for which product. Whether it’s for a marine cover, tent, awning, or banner sign, Herculite works hard to provide its customers with the right material for a project. 

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What Are the Best Banner Fabrics?

Posted by Craig Zola on July 7, 2018

When it comes to putting up information for display, you want a banner material that is durable and able to sustain a bit of damage. Banners are often placed in locations where they receive a lot of wear and tear like trade shows, conventions or even outdoors. Even under normal usage those banners will need to be resilient, let alone if those conditions feature severe weather, or the banner falls to the ground. In order to keep your graphics looking fresh, you want to be sure to utilize a fabric that is durable enough to maintain its attractive look.

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Topics: Street Banners, Outdoor Banner

Bantex Made in America - Our Customers Speak

Posted by Craig Zola on November 20, 2016

At two recent graphics trade shows, we asked industry experts about the printing quality of Made in America Bantex® and why it's important to them. Those experts provided some interesting thoughts and perspective on how purchasing premium, domestically manufactured goods has helped them and their businesses.

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Fire Resistant Textiles for Trade Show Booths

Posted by Craig Zola on August 1, 2016

By my estimate, I have either exhibited at or participated in well over 200 trade shows worldwide in the course of my career. And although I have not experienced this personally, I know of at least one exhibitor who was shocked the first time she saw a fire marshal hold a cigarette lighter to a hidden portion of her exhibit to test the fire resistance of some suspicious-looking exhibit materials. In fact, in the vast majority of exhibition halls, you must not only have a certificate of fire retardancy for all materials, but you may also have to provide a sample of the material for the fire marshal to perform an on-site test.

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