Once you have selected the right roller banner for your needs, you’ll need to make sure that the artwork is up to scratch. You’ll need a really good roller banner to ensure your roller banner advertising goes off without any hiccups along the way. Many people think it’s easy to put together some text and a logo and they don’t put a lot of thought into the process. Some also think they can save money by using a design they have used in the past rather than creating a new one.
However, roller banners need special consideration if they are going to look great and capture the attention of your audience. You’re making a fair investment, so you want to be sure that your roller banner is going to look the part and get you the results that you want.
This is a specialist advertising item and pull up banners are produced in large print format, so you must note that a design put together on Photoshop for a smaller ad is unlikely to reproduce well as a roll up banner. This means that often, a whole new design is necessary.
What You Need To Include For A High Quality Roller Banner
You can find exactly what you need to provide for us to create your roller banner in this section.
First, you need to download and supply your artwork using one of our preferred artwork templates, which are available for roller banners and pop up displays exclusively.
Ensure you supply artwork 100% to scale. Your artwork needs to be supplied at a resolution as high as possible so the roller banner can look high quality. 50% may be acceptable in some cases but if you’re not sure, then 100% to scale is a must.
The following artwork spec will also help you:
- Resolution: 300dpi
- Colour format: CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
- File format: PDF
You will also need to supply all supporting files if you’re going to send us an Adobe illustrator file – ensure fonts and images are zipped into one folder before you send them to us.
You should also make sure you fix any artwork errors before you send it to us. Whatever you send to us is what you will see on your roller banner, so we cannot be blamed for mistakes made due to this. You should always presume that we will not correct your artwork mistakes.
Before sending, rename your artwork files as your company name and the print job name. We will be able to identify your files easier this way.
Sending your artwork to us is free, quick, and simple. To get started, simply click on the ‘artwork’ tab and you will be able to click on a tab titled ‘upload your artwork here’. Then, assuming you’ve followed the instructions above, you can use our easy form to ensure we get the artwork safe and sound. You will receive an email from us once this is complete.
Note: the Ultimatebanners MailBigFile form allows you to send us up to 20 files (5GB per transfer).
More Info On Your Roller Banner Templates
On each individual product page you will be able to find artwork instructions at the bottom. If the product has an artwork template, it will be listed there on the page with a download link that you can use. All of our roller banners and displays have free to download and use artwork templates. These templates are available in PDF, AI, AIT, EPS file formats.
If you’re working with us for the first time, please supply your artwork on one of our pre-made artwork templates.
Creating A PDF in Photoshop
Here we will talk you through creating a PDF in Photoshop for all roller banners sizes.
- Start by creating a new document
- Now enter the size of the banner/artwork in millimeters (do not enter in pixels)
- Select resolution at 300dpi. If this is too large reduce to no lower than 150dpi.
- Select the colour mode as CMYK – 8 bit
- You can now click ‘ok’ and begin designing. You should leave 100mm at the bottom and 30mm at the top of the design. Ensure you always use high resolution images to get the best results.
Saving A Design As A PDF File
Once you have your design, you will need to save it as a PDF file. Follow these instructions:
- Click on ‘File’
- Click Save as
- Select Photoshop PDF as format
- Click ‘Save’
- Save Adobe PDF
- Select ‘High Quality Print’
- Select ‘Save PDF
- Upload PDF file for printing
If you need to order more roller banners for your exhibition find out how by reading our how to order roller banners online article.
What Is DPI?
DPI stands for ‘dots per square inch’ and this is a measure of spatial printing. This refers to the number of individual dots placed in a line within the span of an inch. The closer together these dots are, the clearer the image of text will be when it is reproduced as print.
What is Bleed?
This is the area that will be trimmed off after printing. It ensure that no unprinted edges are in the finished design. Roller banners don’t necessarily need to have bleed, but space needs to be allowed for the unseen area of the graphic that remains in the casing at at the top where the header bar is.
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What About Your Logo?
Logos that are used in regular advertising or on business cards tend to be unsuitable for roller banner design. They can not be replicated in large print format to a high quality, so will need to be rescaled before printing using vector graphics. It’s probably easier if you can find a pro to do this for you as they will get it done in a shorter amount of time. That being said, you may be able to do it while creating your design depending on your skills. Where you place the logo is also key to your design and will make a difference to the overall finished look of your banner.
Contact Us For More Information
If you still need help with your roller banner, contact our team today and browse our full range. We will be able to help you with anything you are struggling with and will offer advice to ensure you love your finished design.
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