Intro to Signs & Banners
The advent of high quality wide format printers puts full color signs within the reach of every customer. Printing can be done directly onto banner material or onto a printable vinyl which is then applied to the banner, coroplast or metal sign material. These printers are also plotter/cutters so they can cut vinyl for signs to be applied to vehicles or windows.
In 2007 we opened a sign department at High Peak Sportswear and became a one-stop shopping experience for all businesses, organizations, and individuals. Previously, customers were taking their screen printing artwork to sign companies for their stickers, banners, coroplast yard signs etc. Now we are able to use the artwork we’ve done for custom screen printing jobs and use it to meet most sign needs, saving you time and money.
The Vinyl Sign, Banner, and Sticker Process
Step 1 - Artwork Stage
Depending on the type of sign being created, artwork for printed signs is likely less complicated than screen printing artwork since color separations often are not necessary. If artwork does exist and is in a workable format, time and money can be saved. More info can be found from our FAQ’s at the bottom of this page. With the talented artists on staff at High Peak, the sky really is the limit.
Step 2 - Printed Signs
Our large format, full color printer prints directly onto banners or can print on pressure sensitive vinyl which can them be applied to banners, magnetic signs, or coroplast yard signs.
Step 3 - Vinyl Cut Signs
Solid colored vinyl can be cut and applied to glass doors, car doors or onto banner material. This solid color vinyl does not have the full color process possibilities of a printed sign, but will have a much longer life in the sun and elements.
Step 4 - Application of Vinyl and finishing of the sign
Cut vinyl must be masked which will allow the individual letters to be held in place until the sign is applied to the vehicle, window, etc.
Printed vinyl is peeled from it’s pressure sensitive backing and then applied directly to whatever surface planned.
Printing directly onto banners is the simplest process. After the ink has time to dry - a day or so - the banner is trimmed, grommets are added if desired, and then it’s ready to go.