A friend and client recently quizzed me on our company name; ‘you may have started out just supplying banners', he asked, ‘but you supply so many other materials and products now, is the name Venture Banners still appropriate?'.
He had a point.
When we started in 2008 that's all we did, but over time we have evolved to incorporate new materials and products, we've invested heavily in new grand format machinery and incorporated new printing disciplines on rigid and textile materials, but the fact is, we still print a lot of banners.
I did some digging and on average we print around 10,000 square metres of banners every month and that's made up of all types of jobs from small one offs to larger orders and larger banners.
Banners make up for around 40% of our work.
So with that in mind, I thought you'd like to know how your banner orders are produced and for that we need to go down to the basement.
We print onto several banner materials, starting with our standard 440gsm. This material is one we've used for over ten years and it's perfect for banners. It has good strength, is a nice white (some materials are very yellow) and it gives great colour vibrancy.
We also print onto a 340gsm Mesh, which is a premium product designed for building wraps, so it's more than at home on Heras Fencing and scaffolding. The beauty of this product is that it's 75% closed, so the image doesn't disappear when there's light behind it, but still allows a large volume of air to move through the banner, protecting whatever it's attached to.
Both these materials are available in PVC-Free guise as well.
We also print onto a 500gsm coated material which is predominately used for outdoor tension frame systems and also onto a heavy-duty double sided blockout material which is perfect for lamp post banners and the like.