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Inexpensive Banners?

14 years 3 months ago #55039 by JHB
Replied by JHB on topic Inexpensive Banners?
Debbie - I've seen the Color-Me-Banners and Color-Me-Flags in various supply catalogs and always thought they'd be great to try. You'll have to tell us how yours works out. Note for others - they also have the same thing but "kits". Those include the banner or flag plus paints and brushes but are quite a bit more expensive.

Paper.com has a nice selection of festive, but inexpensive, posters and banners. They feature various school welcome message, promote subjects like reading, and have motivational slogans (including religious). Note - these are paper - so wouldn't last long term. And you'd have to plan for shipping charges.

Look under schools/banners. Their website is a little funky to navigate. Here are some examples:

Welcome Back to School Poster - Pencil (10 ft) - $6.49

Welcome (w pictures of children) - 10 ft. - 6.49

Thermometer (12" x 45")- Like for tracking fundraising. - $3.25

Welcome Back to School (w cartoon bus) - 4' x 8' - $3.99

[ 07-13-2005, 06:42 PM: Message edited by: JHB ]
14 years 2 months ago #55040 by mykidsmom
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Originally posted by Critter:
I'll vouch for the PTO Today banner - we have one and it's very bright, the printing is very clear, and it's heavy weight vinyl with grommets in the corner.

LOVE OURS!!!! I've been using it this week for registration table and the kids love to pick out the different career people on teh banner we have! And like Critter said the colors are so bright and cheery! Hey Tim, our banner is nicer than the one the school ordered and paid twice as much!! :D :D
14 years 2 months ago #55041 by Rockne
Replied by Rockne on topic Inexpensive Banners?

Originally posted by mykidsmom:
LOVE OURS!!!! I've been using it this week for registration table and the kids love to pick out the different career people on teh banner we have! And like Critter said the colors are so bright and cheery! Hey Tim, our banner is nicer than the one the school ordered and paid twice as much!! :D :D

Nice to hear, mykids. Thanks.

We've heard nothing but great things on these. Biggest trick is that it's hard to share via the web just how nice they are. I wish everyone could touch and feel them. They're really strong (long-lasting) and the colors jump. Glad you like. Enjoy.

Tim

PTO Today Founder
13 years 11 months ago #55042 by Momski
Replied by Momski on topic Inexpensive Banners?
Avery now has a very easy sign and banner kit that you can purchase at the big box office stores.

http://www.avery.com/

They're a tad pricey (like $20) but they do the job and if you don't have the time to deal with a print shop - all you need is a good ink jet color printer.

They also have an option where you can make signs (like the election "vote for me" signs with the wires that stick in the ground).

Great for last minute publicity of a bake sale, dance or ??

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13 years 11 months ago #55043 by Debbieomi
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We were pleasantly surprised by the flags and banners we ordered. The one we painted for our Craft Show was wonderful. Our president created it by using letters printed from the computer (full sheet of paper size)as stencils. The material is light enough that she could put the stencils behind it and trace. She did the same thing for several leaves and put a pumpkin and its vine in another corner. We painted using fabric paints. There are grommets so it was tied to the chain link fence that is near the road at the school.
One of these days, I need to find time to get the rest finished, since it was my bright idea to order so many for different events. Because there are so many, I printed out both the upper and lower case alphabet and laminated them for durability.
For our Cash for Trash flag, I want to put a replica of each of the items we collect also.
13 years 11 months ago #55044 by Critter
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Our Donuts with Dad chair ordered a large vinyl banner from a business colleague. We got the impression he was given a discount. The banner is a bit larger than our PTOToday one, but it's only one color, very basic graphics (i.e. arial font, not art at all), and cost us $180! That's almost twice as much as the PTOToday banners which are definately a good value.
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