Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Expert Graphics and Printing Resources

I also came across this great printing and graphics resources website, which is full of great online resources for those in graphic design, marketing, printing and publishing industries. The site is managed and updated by Chuck Green.

Scientific Posters

I recently found a great resource for scientific poster design. This article by Colin Purrington of Swarthmore College is a very good tutorial on which aspects of scientific poster design are most important for best results. Included are a lot of resources, including the best places to get scientific poster printing done online. I recommend anyone interested check it out. You may learn a few new tips and tricks for more effective poster designing.

Vinyl Banner Printing

If you are searching for a cost effective way to spread the word on an upcoming promotion, or advertise a sale at your business, you may want to think about using printed vinyl banners. If you need them indoors or outdoors, vinyl banners provide users a lot more ROI than other types of signage.

With the advances in digital printing and ink technologies in recent years, greater numbers of businesses are choosing these banners as their choice of outdoor signage. The low-cost, combined with the infinite amounts of opportunities available, make vinyl banners an easy choice for any shape or size business. There are many qualities that set vinyl banners apart from the rest, which are as follows:

Vinyl Banners Deliver Extreme Endurance

In contrast to heavy paper banners, vinyl offers significantly higher durability in just about any environment. Vinyl is impervious to rain damage, withstands windy conditions, and is resistant to fading in direct sunlight. These qualities make printing banners on vinyl a must have for outdoor events in which it is only temporarily displayed, in addition to extended outdoor use as store front signage. Coupled with the proper UV curing inks, vinyl banners will last as long as 5+ years before requiring replacement, and can absolutely last significantly longer if conditions allow.

Vinyl Banners & Ink Technology

There are a wide range of different printing inks which can be used to make vinyl banners. Specific inks are better choices for outdoor banners or indoor banners, while others are more environmentally conscious. Solvent inks are typically the most common variety used when printing a banner that will remain outdoors because solvent inks do not adhere to, but soak into the substrate they are applied to.

With all of these features, you can see how effective a solution vinyl banners can be. Vinyl Offers a reduced advertising cost, durability in the elements, and nearly limitless size and graphics options. Next time you need to advertise your next big sale, promote an event, or liven up a space you should think about using vinyl banners.