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CUSTOM STREET BANNER GUIDE

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Custom Street Banner

CUSTOM STREET BANNER GUIDE

Since 1980, Carrot-Top Industries has been providing high quality American made stock and custom street banners to towns, schools and organizations across the nation. Street banners are also known as avenue banners and light pole banners. Typically used on main streets in towns and on school campuses, a custom street banner is a great choice to showcase what's unique or special about your community. Below you will find information on many topics including ordering, designing, installing and caring for your new street banners.  

 

Call 800-628-3524 to speak with an experienced customer service representative that will guide you to choose the best street banner to display at your location.

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING STREET BANNERS

 

THE SIZE OF YOUR STREET BANNER

17 x 36 street banner

23 x 48 street banners

30 x 60 street banner

30 x 84 street banner

 

Choosing the right size street banner for your location and design is essential. We have included the typical pole size that coordinates with our most common street banner sizes. If you are looking for a custom size street banner to suite your individual needs, please call our experts for pricing.

IMPORTANT: CALL US IF YOU HAVE STATIONARY HARDWARE

If you have stationary or permanent hardware already in place on your poles, please call to speak with an expert. It's important that we obtain exact measurements to ensure a perfect fit.
Use the below questionnaire to help.

 

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THE SHAPE OF YOUR STREET BANNER

Double street banner

Slim traditional street banner

Double street banner ad flap

Double angled street banner

Double concave street banner

Double tapered street banner

Double offset tapered street banners

Double pennant street banner

Special street banner shapes create an eye-catching display to showcase your message, logo and spirit. Call our customer service experts to discuss pricing and hardware options to fit your shape. Pennant shaped street banners utilize an Eyelet Bracket to secure at the bottom.

 

THE BEST FABRIC FOR YOUR STREET BANNER

Vinyl Street Banner Material

VINYL

  • 18 oz Premium Heavy-Duty vinyl, weatherproof, mildew-resistant & UV-treated to resist fading
  • Our most popular material for light to moderate wind areas
  • Fabric is single-ply or one piece printed front and back
  • Sewn seams and pole sleeves finished with grommets at the top and bottom for a secure fit
  • Shiny, reflective finish with high quality, full color digital print
Main street Street Banner Material

MAIN STREET

  • Acrylic-Coated Polyester fabric & weatherproof
  • Recommended for high wind areas
  • Uses two layers of fabric perfect for long-term use
  • Reinforced side stitching and pole pockets lined with vinyl for added protection with top and bottom grommets for secure fit
  • Low-Gloss finish with high quality, full color digital print
Vinyl Mesh Street Banner Material

MESH

  • 12 oz. Industrial Strength Mesh vinyl & UV resistant inks
  • Excellent for high wind areas; unique mesh material allows wind to pass through banner easing tension on hardware
  • Fabric is single-ply or one piece printed front and back
  • Reinforced stitching on sides and pole sleeves with top and bottom grommets for secure fit
  • Block Out print feature used to ensure digital imprint is vibrant on each side and will not show through

For help choosing the best material to suite your environment, call our Customer Service experts today. Please note that all finished street banners will read correctly on the front and back.

 

THE BEST HARDWARE FOR YOUR STREET BANNER

Bannerguard Street Banner Hardware

BANNERGUARD™  

 

  • Exclusive Carrot-Top street banner hardware; Most popular & economical choice
  • Perfect for light to moderate winds
  • Available in three sizes & two colors for single or double banner displays
  • Features removable fiberglass rods for easy installation and removal
  • Works with round or fluted poles only
Round and fluted  Street Banner Hardware
Street Banner Hardware

BANNERMASTER™ &

BANNERFLEX® AIROW™

  • Best options for high wind areas
  • Bannermaster features more versatile installation options like permanent mounting or removeable brackets and rods for easy storage
  • BannerFlex® Airow features strong fiberglass banner arm rods coated with UV protectant and capable of twice the flexibility of other fiberglass rods
Square round fluted Street Banner Hardware
Street Banner Hardware

DECORATIVE

 

  • Best option for low wind and installation on flat surfaces only like the side of a building
  • Features an intricately fabricated iron design above the steel banner arm to accent the displayed banner
  • Available in three banner arm lengths in a black powder-coated finish only
Flat wall mount street banner hardware

POLE SHAPE GUIDE

ROUND FLUTED SQUARE   WALL

Icons represent pole from a bird's eye view

 

 

GET EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED

Not entirely sure what type of hardware you need? No problem! Please give us a call at 800-628-3524 and our knowledgeable call center will ensure you get the exact hardware you need. If you would like to browse our hardware you can click the button below.

 

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CREATING ARTWORK

 

WHERE TO PUT YOUR ART

Banner Imprint area

IMPRINT AREA FOR TEXT & LOGOS

Our experienced Graphic designers work within the imprint area parameters to ensure the design is well placed to avoid cutting off important elements. In the Elon University street banner example, we are showing a solid background with a centered logo. The margins on each side are considering the space needed to properly finish the banner with pole sleeves and sewn hems. Some designs with patterned backgrounds will wrap with the finishes to ensure a seamless look.

 

DOUBLE-SIDED STREET BANNERS

Banner Imprint area Front and Back

HOW TO FORMAT

When designing a double-sided street banner that points in a specific direction it is important to note that the reverse side arrow will need to mirror the front of the banner. You can see this shown in the example on the left. If you were to print out this example and fold the paper in half, the arrows would both point in the same direction. Be sure to keep this concept in mind when discussing a double-sided street banner. Also, always make sure the front side of the banner is facing in the desired direction.

 

OUR GRAPHIC ARTISTS ARE HERE TO HELP YOU - GIVE US A CALL

Our team of customer service representatives and graphic designers will work with you to create your perfect design based on photos, logos or your ideas!

FIND INSPIRATION

We can modify a stock design or build a new design from any of the examples shown in our Street Banner Gallery.

 

 

Please note that a $25 artwork charge may apply for graphic services rendered. Call us today at 800-628-3524 to get started.

 

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INSTALLATION

Example of Hardware Installed Correctly

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Below are a few rules and tips to follow in order to insure your street banners are installed correctly.

  • Follow the instructions supplied with the specific hardware you purchased for proper installation
  • Always verify that high profile traffic, such as busses and trucks, will not come in contact with the installed brackets
  • We recommend new installations be visually inspected 30 days after initial installation to insure brackets are tight and trim
  • Always inspect banners after unusually heavy windstorms, as abnormal gusts and flying debris may affect the quality of installation

 

STORAGE & CARE

HOW TO MAKE YOUR BANNERS LAST

Below are a few rules and tips to follow in order to get the most our of your street banners.

  • Never store banners wet
  • Banners should be kept in a cool and dry place
  • Keep banners out of direct sun and avoid prolonged exposure to heat when stored (car, trunk, storage building, etc.)
  • Never fold your banners; Roll banners on a tube and line with unprinted paper to avoid ink transfer
  • Depending on your hardware, you may want to remove your banner arm when not displaying a street banner

 

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OUR CUSTOM PROCESS

CALL US

Reach out to our custom product experts today at 800-628-3524! We will guide you through the order process and are prepared to answer any and all questions you might have about our custom street banners. We are ready to place your order or start a custom quote based on your needs.

ART CREATION

Once you have decided on your custom product options, our experts will discuss the design you have in mind. We may request a photo or file of the elements you want us to reference for the concept. Next, our team of highly creative and experienced graphic designers will convert your concept into a beautiful street banner design to fit you needs.

APPROVE ART

You are in complete control of your final design! You will receive a proof or layout of your design so you can make changes and check spelling prior to starting production. We do require your signature of approval sent by fax or email on the layout before we will finalize your order.

PRODUCT SHIPS

Once we receive your signed proof, we will send your order out directly to our production team. Production can take up to 2-3 weeks and then your custom product is shipped and delivered to your doorstep. All that’s left to do is open the package and set up you new product!