A Basic Guide to Banner Making

Banners are big business for sign makers. It’s estimated that 40% of a sign shop’s profits come from custom made banners. So they’re not only popular but also very profitable if priced correctly. The market for banners is deep and wide. You can sell in high volume to retail stores, and in lower volume to a wide variety of secondary markets including schools, municipalities, and individuals. Learning to make, sell, and install banners correctly is an important step to becoming a profitable sign business. To smooth out the road for you, we offer this basic guide to banner making which will give you an overview of the equipment, tools and supplies needed, display options, pricing guidelines, and a few tips. Let’s start with the basic equipment list.


T-shirt Printing Packages Under $5,000

One of the questions we hear most is ‘what’s the best start-up equipment for T-shirt printing?’   Given the wide range of options in this market, that’s a challenging question. There’s dye sublimation,  laser transfer, print and cut appliqués made with a digital printer and vinyl cutter, direct-to-garment printing, and good old fashioned screen printing. These […]


MUTOH XpertJet 1641SR large format printer

The new MUTOH XpertJet line of large format eco-solvent outdoor printers builds on MUTOH’s tradition of ground-breaking innovation and award-winning print quality. The XPertJet printers push the envelope to provide new levels of efficiency and productivity. The MUTOH engineers raised the bar again with smart new features that simplify workflow and color management. And MUOTH’S […]