Magnetic Vehicle Signs – the Ultimate Care Guide

We’ve written in the past about what a great investment magnetic vehicle signs can be for any business. A fraction of the cost of custom wrapping or print jobs, and built to last even when put up against Mother Nature’s wrath, custom magnetic vehicle signs are a great tool to have in your marketing and operations arsenal no matter what type of business you run. 

But just because magnetic vehicle signs are exceptionally affordable doesn’t mean you don’t want to get as much use out of them as possible. For that reason, we’ve put together this short guide on how to properly care for your magnetic vehicle signs and keep them looking great and sticking well for their full lifetime of use.

Follow these instructions carefully, and your investment can last for years looking great:

Make Sure To Occasionally Remove Magnets and Clean Properly

Though custom vehicle magnets give you the flexibility of promoting your business or brand just about anywhere you go at any time of the day, it’s important for the lifespan of the magnet that you occasionally remove it to ensure proper adhesion during each application and also to take the time to properly clean the magnet. And lucky: Custom vehicle magnets couldn’t be easier to clean.

All you need to do a bang-up cleaning job is some warm water and a mild detergent, and your magnet should wipe clean with a soft cloth.

For those harder to clean spots of mud or any other debris that might build up over the course of a normal day of use, a glass cleaner like Windex® can make all the difference.

Be sure not to use any harsh chemicals or cleaning agents that can ruin your car’s finish, however, as the milder the better when it comes to car magnets. 

Along with cleaning, taking the time to remove magnets from your car isn’t just important for the health of the magnet, it can also help ensure your car continues to look great – especially if it’s a newer vehicle. Regular removals (daily if possible) will help protect the clear coat/base coat and vinyl surfaces present on some new vehicles and keep them intact and looking great.

If you regularly keep your magnet in the same place on the car, you’ll also want to be sure that you do some daytime driving (or parking) in direct sunlight without the magnet. Believe it or not, the UV rays from the sun can begin to change or fade even the newest finish on a vehicle, and though it’s not often noticeable, it will be if there is a big square right in the center of your door that is a different color than the rest of the car. By removing the magnet and giving your paint job its proper time in the sun, you’ll be allowing the even distribution of UV rays and keep things looking great. 

Store in a Proper Place for a Strong Shape

You may be asking yourself: what do I do with my custom vehicle magnet when it’s not on my vehicle? Lucky for you, we’ve got all kinds of experience in this department.

Once you have removed and cleaned your custom vehicle magnet using the process outlined above, you’ll want to store your magnet somewhere where it won’t get bent, broken, or damaged. When it comes to storing magnets, we always recommend using a large magnetic surface like the side of a filing cabinet, refrigerator, washing machine, or magnetic dry erase board – any clean, flat, metallic surface will do. By storing your magnet attached to a large flat metal surface, you’ll ensure your magnet retains its shape and doesn’t get damaged while not in use.

Remember: You never want to fold, bend, or crease your custom magnets. If you do have to roll them, do not roll them tighter than 8 inches. 

Watch Out for Wild Weather

Though our custom magnetic vehicle signs are designed to be strong and powerful even in nasty weather, you’ll want to add some special care to your magnet care routine when Mother Nature does decide to rear her ugly head. 

After every major rain or snowfall event in which your magnet has been affixed to a vehicle, be sure to remove the magnet and inspect for any damage. You’ll also want to use this opportunity to again clean your magnet to make sure no moisture or salt has become lodged between the magnet and your vehicle. 

For those who live in warmer climates where direct sunlight can reach dangerous levels of heat, be sure not to let your magnet overheat or it can stretch. You can help avoid this with regular removal and limiting direct exposure to UV rays.

A Great Marketing Tool

Custom magnetic vehicle signs remain such a popular product for business owners all over the country because they work and they work with just about any budget. Available in a variety of sizes, designs, and perfect for a variety of uses for businesses large and small, they’re a powerful tool to help make any vehicle in your fleet into a mobile billboard.

Whether you’ve already been using our custom vehicle magnets or you’re planning on placing an order now, be sure to use the steps and methods outlined above for the best possible outcome. The better you care for your magnets, the more they’ll do for your business.

Ready to start designing your custom vehicle magnets? Check out our awesome design online feature that allows you to upload your own custom design, use one of our templates, or start from scratch using our online designer!

See you on the road!

Custom Banners for Car Dealerships

For the better part of the past century, one of the most quintessential American businesses has been car dealerships. Whether selling the latest and greatest models from the Big Three or introducing brands and benefits from other parts of the world, customers continue to flock to dealerships to test drive, trade-in, and upgrade their vehicles.

But despite a banner (pun intended) year in 2019, with new car sales in the United States topping 1 billion dollars according to the National Automobile Dealers Association, dealerships everywhere have the ever-increasing challenge of attracting new customers, communicating their specials, and putting new cars in the driveways of people and families across this country.

Dealerships and car salespeople attempt to accomplish this in a variety of ways. Many spend a majority of their advertising budget on television commercials – but with more than 30% of American households dropping traditional TV service, commercials have little impact on the buying public.

Some marketing departments try newspaper or magazine ads – but their subscription trends are also falling at an alarming rate. 

So, for dealerships across the country, one seemingly simple marketing question remains: how do you distance yourselves from the competition, grab the attention of the marketplace, and, most importantly, use your budget as wisely as we possibly can?

Well, we’ve got a banner answer for you:

Banners for Auto Dealerships

Banners are one of the most versatile marketing products on the market today, and their ease and convenience of use simply can’t be overstated. This is what makes them perfect for auto dealerships of all types and sizes.

Banners are affordable, reusable, easy to install, and most importantly, work well to help grab customers’ attention and communicate your marketing message in just a few short seconds.

We’ve worked with dealerships across the United States, and we’ve seen what kind of custom banners have the biggest impact for their businesses.

Here is a short list of a few ways we’ve seen our customers utilize custom banners for their car sales business, and bring in new customers and sales that they hadn’t seen before.

Announce Seasonal Sales or Specials

This one seems like the most obvious but it’s also the most powerful. Let your customers know when a sale is on!

It seems like car dealerships are always running some kind of special, and it’s important that your customers know when it’s the best time to buy. From Labor Day sales to Tax Day celebrations, your specials are the lifeblood of your business – and can be a very lucrative time for your bottom line. This is where custom banners can really impact your business.

Using banners on the inside and outside of your business to announce an upcoming or current promotion is an inexpensive but powerful way to give your customers that insider knowledge that if they come in now, they’ll get the best deal possible. Plus, as an added benefit, our banners are high quality and durable, which means you can run the same sale or promotion year after year without having to purchase brand new promotional material.

No matter at which holiday or time of year your customers will save the most, make them feel like they’re getting the best deal by announcing it loud and clear via a custom banner. 

Feature Your Financing Options

Not all car dealerships are built quite the same, and not all financing is either. Customers are smart, and in today’s market, they do their research. They always want to ensure they are getting the best deal possible when they part with their hard-earned cash. Many dealerships provide this by passing along the savings to their customers via low financing rates and waived fees.

If your dealership makes deals by giving your customers a little something extra in the financing department, it’s time you let them know about it. Use a customized banner to announce your current APR rates or special interest financing. For the well-researched and versed customer out there, this will bring them one step closer to choosing you as their dealership of choice and putting a new car in their driveway. 

Invite Customers to Come Test Drive

In sales, there is no more powerful way to close the deal than to ask for your customers business – and car dealerships are no different. But with car sales, you have the benefit of letting your customers get behind the wheel of the car of their dreams and letting the fine machine sell itself.

Using a banner to invite new customers in to test drive your vehicles gives even just casual shoppers a reason to stop in and browse. More often than not, these kinds of “lurker” customers have been eyeing a certain vehicle for quite a while but never really had a good reason to stop in and check them out. When you put up a banner that invites them to come in and test drive, they’ll have found all the excuse they need. 

Announce Awards or Dates of Significance

Did your dealership win an award from the Chamber of Commerce? Or maybe you’ve been serving the same city of 25 years? No matter what competitive advantage your business has, it’s time you show it off to your customers using a custom banner.

While this might not be a “direct marketing tactic,” this kind of brand-awareness marketing can be a really powerful way to keep your business top-of-mind for those who live in your community.

So remember, if you don’t sell yourself, nobody will. Don’t be afraid to celebrate your accomplishments with a custom banner.

According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, there are over 16,700 car dealerships in the United States alone – how are you going to make yourself stand out from the pack?

Don’t waste time with expensive ad campaigns or glossy paper prints that are just going to be thrown away. Instead, invest in custom banners for your automobile business and start seeing the returns you want for a fraction of the investment. 

To start designing your custom banners for your dealership, browse our banner page.

Tips for Designing The Best Yard Signs for Your Business

Customized yard signs are one of our biggest and most popular promotional products on the market today for businesses of all sizes. Simple, compact, extremely versatile, and affordable even in the tightest of advertising budgets, yard signs can be used in a variety of ways in a variety of locations – making them one of the all-around most powerful marketing tools entrepreneurs and corporations alike an employ. 

But, just like any other piece of marketing material, if yard signs aren’t designed with a purpose in mind, their impact and effectiveness can be underwhelming at best. That’s why we’ve put together this short list of tips we like to give our customers when it comes to designing and ordering yard signs for their business to make sure they get the most bang for their buck.

Here are a few of our favorite tips to knock your yard sign out of the park:

Double Your Impact with a Double-Sided Sign

When you’re planning out your list of locations where you are going to display your customized yard signs to advertise your business, chances are that you’ll come up with very few that don’t have traffic, pedestrians, or viewers coming from both sides. That’s where a double-sided sign can truly be valuable.

Double-sided signs double your visual impact and are printed in the highest quality on the same white corrugated durable plastic that we use on our single-sided signs. Now, instead of wasted space, you’ll have double the real estate to promote your marketing message to the world without having to employ multiple signs or advertising avenues. A no-brainer, double-sided signs are one of our most popular yard sign options and something we highly recommend to our customers.

Keep the Copy a Comfortable Length

As entrepreneurs and small business owners, we know that our customers have plenty they’d like to tell the world about what they do and how they do it. But that kind of language is best reserved for one-on-one interactions or long-form marketing collaterals like brochures, catalogs, or websites – not yard signs.

Instead of using up the precious real estate on a yard sign with lots of words, think of it instead as a mini-billboard or business sign and use it primarily as a device to share the essential information about your business like your logo, phone number, and website. 

In addition to those essentials, it can also be valuable to add in some big idea bold topics about what you do with phrases like “Window Cleaning” “General Contracting” or “Tax Services.” This will instantly inform your potential customers about what you do – catching their eye and beginning the all-important process of market retention. The more they see your logo and website associated with a service they’re looking for, the better chance you have of winning their business.

When all else fails, consult a professional designer

Not everyone has the creativity and skills to master creative sign designs and not every business can afford to have a graphic designer on staff. Instead of taking a chance and creating an in-house design that doesn’t quite hit the mark, we suggest defaulting to a can’t-miss design template that will be sure to grab attention and eyes from passers-by. 

Fortunately, we’ve got you covered when it comes to giving you access to hundreds of beautiful professionally-designed templates without any additional cost. Whether you’re advertising your paint business and need a beautiful sign design or you want to make sure your septic service is shown off in the best light, our library of templates has everything you need to get started quickly and ensure the biggest and best impact possible from your customized yard signs.

Let’s face it: There’s no simple science when it comes to designing the perfect customized yard sign for your business. But in our years of printing thousands of thousands of custom yard signs for customers all over the United States, we’ve found that following these few simple rules will result in the best yard signs possible for your business. 

Click here to get started designing your custom yard sign or browse our vast library of templates.

Best Industries for Custom Magnetic Vehicle Signs: Residential Home Cleaning

Whether it’s with our custom banners, yard signs, or magnetic vehicle signs, we’re always amazed at how many different companies in vastly different industries find creative and impactful ways to use our visual marketing tools to their advantage.

From churches to colleges, restaurants to retirement homes, we’re proud that our high-quality printed materials are out in the marketplace helping to drive business and increase consumer awareness.

This wealth of customers and industries is exactly what inspired us to start this new series on the Printastic Banner Blog: Best Industries for Custom Magnetic Vehicle Signs.

We realized that many of our customers are entrepreneurs or small business owners who are looking for competitive advantages in some of the most popular and crowded marketplaces in the country. So, we thought it would be helpful to take one of our most popular products, custom magnetic vehicle signs, and show how they can be used to not only help a business but also to transform an industry.

In this post, we’re going to be focusing on one of the most surprising and fast-growing industries in the United States: Residential Home Cleaning. 

An Industry of Growth

From sole proprietors who do all of the work themselves to large national corporations that have hundreds of employees, the home cleaning industry is way bigger than you might think. In 2015, there were approximately 875,000 cleaning businesses in the U.S., and since then that number has no-doubt grown every day. 

Home cleaning isn’t just a luxury service anymore – in fact, it’s one of the fastest-growing sectors in the service industry. Not only are new businesses and contractors popping up all of the time, but so too are new customers – and they come from all walks of life. 

A recent article in the Minnesota Star Tribune shows that Millenials, one of the most important consumer categories to businesses of all sizes, are hiring housekeepers and home cleaners like never before – and businesses are ready to cash in. A crowded market place is about to get even more new players.

Standing Out from the Crowd

One of the biggest challenges in any crowded marketplace like home cleaning is distinguishing yourself from your competition – and the cleaning industry is no different. Companies new and old are asking themselves how to get their name, and the name of their cleaning business, in front of the most people possible without spending a five or six-digit marketing budget doing so.

Luckily, in this case, the answer is easy: utilize the folks you already have on the road by equipping them with custom magnetic vehicle signs. 

Build Trust Without Tearing Down Your Budget

Whether you’ve structured your company with true employees who work on an hourly basis, or you’re paying 1099 independent contractors to use their own equipment and vehicles, the opportunity to spread the word about your cleaning business using magnetic vehicle signs couldn’t be easier.

Here are three easy steps to help you get started in taking your home cleaning business to the next level with custom magnetic vehicle signs:

Design It 

It doesn’t matter if you have a graphic design degree or haven’t picked up a pencil in the past, custom magnetic vehicle signs are incredibly easy to design. All you have to do is pick exactly which size magnet is right for you and use our simple online design tool to either create a design from scratch, use one of our beautiful templates, or upload your completed design file. Whatever works best for your company works great for us.

Order It

Not only do we pride ourselves on offering some of the highest quality and most durable magnetic vehicle signs on the market today, but we also are proud to bring them to our customers at an incredibly competitive price that fits in just about any budget.

Staring at just $30 for a single sign, with volume discounts for those looking to equip their whole fleet, you can order exactly what’s right for you and your company right now – and order additional matching signs at any time. We’ll make sure you always get the best quality each and every time you order with us. 

Watch It Grow

Our magnetic vehicle signs are so easy to use and so affordable for consumers, we don’t even have a step three to this process. Your step three is watching your vehicle signs positively impact your business by helping to spread the word about your company and bring in new customers.

Plus, when you or your employee pulls up to a customer’s residence properly equipped with magnetic signage, you’ll build trust by showing that you’re a real professional business and not just a hobbyist who won’t do the job well. It’s truly a win-win all around. 

Residential Home Cleaning and Custom Magnetic Vehicle Signs

Whether you’re just getting into the residential home cleaning game or you’re looking to build on many years of business success, magnetic vehicle signs can truly be a boon to your business.

Professional, long-lasting, and exceptionally affordable for just about any budget, you can make the most out of your fleet by introducing a customized magnetic vehicle sign for your cleaning business.

If you’re ready to get started helping build your home cleaning business with high-quality vehicle signs, click here.

How to Use Banners to Secure Success at Trade Shows

With summer coming to an end and fall soon to be upon us, businesses from across the country, and the world prepare to attend some of the biggest trade shows of the year. Whether you’re buying, selling, browsing, or just attending, these trade shows represent some of the biggest and best opportunities for commerce for businesses large and small. 

But with hundreds, even thousands, of booths and displays at many of these trade shows, one question remains key to any business looking to make an impression: How do you stand out from the crowd?

A winning strategy that many of our customers use are customized trade show banners. Extremely affordable, very versatile, and about as time-tested as marketing strategies can get, banners are easy to fit in your budget and even easier to customize for your business. 

Of the many different ways our customers use our customized banners at trade shows, here are some of our favorites:

A Simple Introduction Banner

Half the battle when launching a new product or entering a new market is getting your name out there and your products in front of the right people. That’s why many of our customers who are planning out their trade show attendance for the year order a simple introduction banner to adorn their trade show booth.

Introduction banners are as simple as they sound. They can feature as little as your logo and your business name, or be as complex as showing off a picture of our flagship product and your contact information. Either way, utilizing a simple introduction banner to share your name and claim to fame with potential buyers is a great way to utilize your tradeshow booth space and encourage people to find out more about your company and what you do.

Show Off Your Special or Sale Banner

Many of our corporate and business customers use banners to share with potential customers a sale or special they are currently running. Using banners to make this kind of product-centric announcements are a time-tested way to make the most out of the banner real estate. But the effectiveness of these banners isn’t just limited to storefronts or restaurants – they’re also very impactful for trade shows too.

When a customer walks by your booth and sees a banner announcing a sale or special, they’ll know instantly what you’re offering and for what price. This kind of to-the-point marketing can be especially effective in a trade show setting – as attendees are often overwhelmed by the number of vendors they have to interact with.

A simple message that shows off exactly what you’re offering can go a long way towards setting you apart from your competition and making you memorable in the minds of just the right people. 

Popular Products Available Here Banner

It seems that in every trade show season in just about every industry, there is one hot product or service that stands out above the rest. Many call this the “It” product of the season.

If your business has found that once-in-a-season product and want to show off to the rest of the industry where they can get it, a “popular products available here” banner is a perfect choice.

Just like a special or sale banner mentioned above, announcing that your booth is the place to buy exactly what the masses are looking for will help cut through all the distractions and let your potential customers know exactly where they can get what they want. Chances are, if you use a banner to position yourself as the place to buy the “it” product, you’ll get all of the business you need to make the show a success. 

Award Winner or Special Designation Banner

Many industries, especially those that hold annual trade shows, give out yearly awards to vendors. These awards, often voted on by peers in the industry, designate those who stand out or bring stand-out products to the marketplace. These awards also become great marketing tools – think J.D. Power & Associates for automobiles – and build consumer trust. 

But these awards are also great marketing tools for trade shows. Displaying a banner that shows you’ve won an award or have even been named a premier vendor will help show off your credentials and set you apart from everyone else. If you’ve won an award, a prominently displayed banner is exactly the right way to let everyone know.

Similar to announcing an award, banners are a great way to show off any specific designation your business might hold. If you’re a female- or veteran-owned business, if you make everything in the USA or from organic products, be sure to use a banner to show this off. While it may not impact the buying decisions of certain customers, to others it could make all the difference. Don’t be afraid to be a bit boastful in these situations – if you don’t sell yourself, who will?

If you’re planning on attending a trade show in the coming year, it’s imperative that you plan your booth, and your budget, in a way that will provide maximum impact for your bottom line. And there is simply no better way to get the word out than using a customized banner.

Banner of all sizes and types are available right on our website. You can upload your own design or use our sophisticated yet easy to use online design tool. To get started designing your new trade show banner, check out our custom banner page now. 

Custom Yard Signs for Election Season

Whether you turn on the TV, sign-in online, or drive down any main road, one thing has become exceptionally clear: it’s election season in the United States.

In just a few months, millions of Americans will go to the polls to cast their vote for candidates they like and issues they support – and millions more will stay home, uninformed about what issues may be facing their community.

But whether it’s the general election coming up in November or the countless number of local elections, primaries, and special elections that happen all year, no candidate, issues, or piece of legislation will be successful in any election without the proper exposure, marketing, and word-of-mouth support it takes to win. 

But with the skyrocketing costs of airtime on both television and radio putting that kind of advertising out of reach for many candidates and the headaches caused by some forms of online digital advertising, how do those candidates and groups who want to drum up support for their cause really stand out?

The answer is yard signs. 

Since the early days of our country, yard signs have been used to spread the word and help show support for candidates and causes, and raise awareness within communities about what is at stake in the coming election.

This timeless tradition continues today, with yard signs playing an even more important role thanks to the hugely visual presence on social media and the opportunity for supporters to share on social media. 

With that in mind, we thought, with election season just on the horizon, we’d go over a few reasons why yard signs have remained so popular for local, state, and national politics and how they might benefit a cause you believe in:

Yard signs help keep election topics top-of-mind

We live in a time with more distractions than ever, and it’s as hard as can be to grab the attention of potential voters and keep it. But high quality yard signs help to do just that by performing that all-important marketing function of repetition and recognition.

It’s no secret that name recognition is absolutely essential to voters showing a certain candidate their support, and yard signs, with their simple message and repetitive nature, can help do just that. The more yard signs displayed for a certain candidate or issue, the more voters will take notice and remember to vote a certain way.

That kind of exposure is essential for winning over voters who may be less informed or simply vote for what they recognize. If they see a candidate’s name that sounds or looks familiar on a ballot, voters are much more likely to vote for that person than someone who is totally unfamiliar.

Yard signs help encourage positive peer pressure

Peer pressure isn’t just a high-school phenomenon – it’s something many of us experience every day. And though it has its negative side, it can also be used for good, like encouraging people to vote for a person or a cause that will work tirelessly to improve their community.

Custom political yard signs can be a great motivating factor in positive peer pressure. For an uninformed voter, the more of your trusted neighbors and friends you see displaying their support for a certain policy or party, the more likely you’ll be to check out exactly what they may be supporting for yourself. 

This leads to not only a more informed electorate but also an increased turnout and interest in politics and policies that impact the community. It’s truly a win-win.

They’re a Great Giveaway for Donations

Politicians and causes are always looking for new ways to raise money from their supporters and reward their most ardent fans’ loyalty – and custom yard signs can help there, too. While many campaigns simply give yard signs away as a promotional tool, campaigns looking to raise a little money often offer their yard signs for a small donation – giving their supporters a reason to donate to the campaign. 

One of the most creative ways we’ve heard of campaigns utilizing this method is implementing a “donate what you wish” system for their yard signs. Most people who are willing to step up to the plate with financial support will most likely donate more than a suggested limited donation of a few dollars. For campaigns who depend on donations, this can be a real winning strategy. 

So, now that you know why yard signs are an essential tool for this upcoming political season, here’s why Printastic should be your go-to printer.

Why Printastic is your go-to printer for custom political yard signs

  1. We print right here in the United States. All of our custom yard sign printing is done right here in the United States, which means you’ll be showing your pride in small business just by ordering. 
  2. Our signs are tough and can be used both indoors and outdoors. By using only Coroplast plastic, our signs are both weather and UV proof for outdoor use up to 2 years in proper conditions. That means they’ll continue to look great all throughout the election season.
  3. Full-Color HD Printing. Our yard signs are digitally printed in the highest quality – meaning you won’t have to sacrifice color, images, or logos for a cheaper price. You’ll get the best of the best every time you order. 
  4. Optional H-Stakes. Unlike many other printers who just assume you want H-Stakes to accompany your signs, we give you the option to include them in your order or not. If you want them, H-Stakes will help hold your sign 18 inches from the ground for maximum visibility. Made of galvanized wire, our H-Stakes are sturdy and steady, and ready to hold up your yard signs. If you don’t want them, no worries. Simply select your preference at checkout.

For Americans all across the country, nothing is more important than getting involved in the political process and voting. Custom printed yard signs are a great way for any candidate or cause to help raise awareness and secure their path to victory come election day. Plus, with discounts for the more you order, yard signs are good for both politics and your pocketbook.

Ready to get started on your custom yard sign designer? Check out our online tool now. 

Top Three Holidays for Church Banners

Churches aren’t just places for the faithful to worship – they’re also gathering places where congregants can come together and truly experience what being part of a faith community is all about.

But people are busier than ever these days, and with more things to do and more devices and experiences fighting for each person’s attention every day, it can be hard for churches and other faith-based groups to get their messages out quickly, easily, and with limited investment. This is especially true during what should be their busy time: the holiday season.

That’s where custom church banners come in.

There’s a reason we have a whole section on our website dedicated to church banners: they really work. Whether they’re hung inside your chapel to announce upcoming events or used within the community to invite people to “Come As You Are,” Church banners grab attention, inspire retention, and can help make a difference in any community. 

Though churches can find uses for banners throughout the entire year, we’ve found that there are several important holidays that seem to be really popular with our church-based customers.

So here’s our list of the top-3 holidays for church banners and how you can use them to your advantage this coming season:

Holy Week

Though it might not be as instantly recognizable as Christmas, Holy Week marks one of the busiest weeks of the year for churches of all types.

Beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Good Friday and Holy Saturday, Holy Week is one of the most popular and meaningful periods in the yearly church calendar.

But a question remains: what is the best way to let your flock know all about your upcoming Holy Week agenda?

Simple – a Holy Week Church Banner.

With Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday all included among the celebrations of Holy Week, many churches feature different services, celebrations, workshops, classes, and more during each day of this special week. That’s where banners can really come in handy.

Easily visible by all who enter your church and customizable with tons of different information about classes, traditions, and more, a Holy Week Banner is perfect for displaying what’s going on in your congregation to maximize attendance and impact. Plus, if your church enjoys the same traditions each year, Holy Week banners can easily be reused, making them even more of a bargain. 

Whether you order a banner for each individual day of Holy Week or simply announce its coming with one centrally located banner, there is no better way to celebrate this all-important yearly event than with an eye-catching banner.


Easter is not only the holiest of all Christian holidays, but it’s also one of the most popular. Many believers who may not attend Church on a regular basis do so at Easter to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

Easter is also one of the most popular holidays for church events, activities, performances, and festivals – bringing in people from not only the congregation itself, but from the community as a whole to celebrate and learn more about what makes it such a special time of year. With so much going on and many new faces in and around your church, Easter is the perfect opportunity to utilize a high-quality church banner

We have seen countless numbers of our faith-based customers use their Easter church banners to announce days and times of special services; the details of a fundraising drive; drive sign-ups for brunches – and so much more.

So, if you’re trying to get more interest in your special once-a-year Easter egg hunt, or simply want to tell the masses more about what kind of programming you have going on surrounding this special day, an Easter-themed church banner can be a powerful tool for a minimal investment.


It probably wasn’t hard for you to guess that Christmas would be on our list of top holidays for church banners, but that doesn’t make it any less important. It’s truly the reason for the holiday season.

Christmas is the busiest time of the year for stores, for travel, but also for churches, which means you’ll need to get your Christmas-themed services and events out into the public’s schedule as soon as possible. That’s where banners come in.

If you’re announcing an upcoming live nativity scene, toy drive, midnight mass, or any other special event, a beautifully designed high-quality Christmas church banner is the way to go! Ensure that your flock knows exactly when and where to be this holiday season to celebrate the birth of their lord and savior.

Bonus Note: 

We know that many churches and faith organizations hold toy and food drives around the holidays to help the less fortunate. Our banners make an easy and affordable way to identify donation sites for your drive so you’re able to inspire the public to give back and support your efforts. 

Why Choose Custom Banners for Your Church?

  1. They’re affordable. Starting at just $20 for our 2×2 banner, you can find exactly the kind of size and material you’d like for your banner without breaking your budget. 
  2. They’re totally customizable. If you’ve got an in-house graphics person who can help you design your customer banner – great! Our online tool allows for a quick upload of completed art files. If you’re starting your design from scratch with just a logo – we’ve got you covered there too! Our online design tool allows you to start with a blank canvas or one of our time-tested templates. 
  3. They’re fast. Because we do all of our high-quality printing in-house, most of our banners ship in just 24 hours – meaning you’ll have your high-quality banner in-hand in no time, even if your order is last minute.
  4. They last. Unlike other types of advertisements, our high-quality banners will last season after season if stored and handled correctly. This means you can re-use your banner to get the most bang possible for your buck.

These three holidays are just a small sample of how congregations throughout the United States can use our custom high-quality church banner printing service to their advantage. Make sure you make the most out of your coming events by designing and printing you customized church banner with Printastic today! 

Ready to get started? Check out our many church banner options now.

Three Creative Ways to use Magnetic Vehicle Signs with Independent Contractors

Ask any member of the business world and they’ll tell you that things have changed more quickly over the last few years in business than ever before.

Unlike traditional employee/employer relationships, ore and more companies are finding ways to incorporate independent contractors and members of the “gig economy” into their business model to help maximize profits and pass competitive pricing on to their customers. 

A common theme among gig economy businesses is the utilization of non-company vehicles to help execute a business plan. Whether it’s home cleaners moving from job to job or local delivery routes of a major retail conglomerate, the need of businesses to utilize the vehicles of the independent contractors they employ is an essential piece of the puzzle.

But hiring and working with independent contractors while continuing to build a company and increase corporate branding is a challenge many businesses in the gig economy have faced – and the answer isn’t always easy. But at Printastic, we’ve found that the more creative you can be with your branding, the stronger your impact will be on your customer. 

In this article, we’re going to show off three creative ways gig economy businesses have utilized our awesome magnetic vehicle signs to help brand and build their business while maintaining their relationship and work with independent contractors. 

To Ask “How’s My Driving?”

If you’ve ever driven on any interstate or major road, chances are you’ve seen a semi-truck sporting a sign asking you the single most important question in the delivery business: How’s my driving?

This simple question is essential for any business that’s on the road for a variety of reasons. To start, it gives the general public a chance to interact with your brand and provide feedback as to how they think your employees are doing on the road. Secondly, it can help companies head-off any ongoing problems with unsafe or distracted drivers in their employ that management might not be aware of. 

Whether you have a company fleet of cars or trucks that you’re looking to install this all-important question on, or you simply want to attach it to your contractors who are out on the road in their own cars, using a magnetic vehicle sign to ask “how’s my driving?” can really positively impact your business.

Collect the feedback you want from others on the road without having to worry about expensive paint jobs or peeling ugly bumper stickers. Magnetic vehicle signs are truly a win-win for any business who values value and customer feedback. Plus, unlike stickers or paint jobs, magnetic vehicle signs allow you to remove your “how’s my driving” question whenever you might need to like during off-hours or special assignments.

To Equip Contractors with Company Signage

With the rise of the “gig economy” where everyday people are turning their free time and personal assets like cars, bikes, and homes into money-making ventures, the need to easily equip contractors with company swag and signage has never been higher. That’s where magnetic vehicle signs can make an affordable and easy branding device for your business.

If you’ve got employees out on the road doing anything from making deliveries to providing transportation, customized magnetic vehicle signs that sport your logo and contact information are absolutely essential to establishing corporate branding and consumer trust.

And, because of their ease of use and longevity, magnetic signs can easily be passed from vehicle to vehicle day in and day out. Much cheaper than a custom vehicle wrap or paint job, and much more professional looking than stickers or other types of signage, magnetic vehicle signs are the perfect choice for any kind of independent contractor-run business. 

To Recruit New Contractors

As we said at the opening of this article, the gig economy is bigger than ever. But, there are only so many contractors out there to fill the many gigs currently on the market right now. Recruiting is an essential part of building any business that wants to boom in the gig economy, and magnetic vehicle signs can play a big part in making that happen.

Just like using them to advertise your business, magnetic vehicle signs can be used to recruit new contractors into your company. Thanks to the generous canvass area and high-quality printing of our magnets, you can include a variety of information that will entice potential new employees including compensation details, responsibilities and hours, and, of course, contact information as to how they can apply.

Your company’s contractors are seen every day on the road by a countless amount of people – why not take advantage of this incredible audience to continue helping to build your workforce? At such a low cost, magnetic vehicle signs are truly a no brainer.

Bonus Tip: Use More Than One Sign for Maximum Impact

Vehicles on the road today, especially sport utility vehicles and trucks, offer tons of great real estate for you to display your signage – so don’t be afraid to mix and match several magnetic vehicle signs on one vehicle. This will allow you to communicate more of what you want your customers or potential new contractors to know about your business, without the high cost of other traditional advertising methods.  

Magnetic vehicle signs are one of our most popular products for a reason. They’re so easy to apply and remove, they’re incredibly versatile and can be used on just about any type of vehicle, and, best of all, they are amazingly affordable for the impact they can have on your business. 

If you’re looking for ways to build up your fleet of contractors, give your customers a way to give feedback on your business, or simply brand your business out on the road, custom magnetic vehicle signs are definitely the way to go. 

Not sure where to begin with your design? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Our online template library offers hundreds of free designs that allow you to simply plug in your information and send to print. Or, if you’ve got a custom design in mind, you can either upload your own design file or use our advanced online design tool.

If you’re using magnetic vehicle signs in a fun and creative way to help build your gig-economy business, let us know in the comments below. We look forward to hearing your success stories!

Your Guide to Wholesale Banners

At Printastic, we know that a large portion of our customer base is small and medium-sized businesses looking for single banners to help their business grow. However, there is a whole additional side of the banner landscape that we service that doesn’t get quite as much coverage: wholesale banners. 

Wholesale banners are exactly what they sound like: banners that are ordered by companies at a large volume and sold for a discounted rate for wholesale use – and it’s one of our specialties.

Our wholesale banner program couldn’t be simpler. We offer organizations, businesses, franchises, and manufacturers the opportunity to order large volumes of high-quality vinyl banner printing at a price they won’t find at your typical one-off banner printers. That’s what makes our wholesale banners unique.

The many benefits of Wholesale Banner purchasing from Printastic

Do you think that wholesale banners might be right for you? Here’s our guide to what makes wholesale banners an ideal choice for large volume orders.

Pricing and Payments 

The first question anyone asks when it comes to businesses purchases is “what’s the price?” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered right upfront.

Our wholesale banners are priced at just $1.50 per square foot, which makes them extremely economical for even the biggest orders. This unique pricing structure makes banners of any size more affordable in large quantities.

We also offer special payment options for our wholesale customers as well. We currently accept a full complement of credit and debit cards including Visa, Mastercard, and American Express, and we also accept online payments via PayPal. We can also work directly with your organization to arrange payment by company check.

Print Quality

As with every product we offer at Printastic, our wholesale banners are printed in the highest possible quality on the best possible material.

For our wholesale banners, we utilize the latest latex print technologies to craft single-piece banners up to 10’x50’. These large printing systems allow us not only to print in extremely high photographic quality but also turn around orders much faster than any other banner printer on the market today. 

Shipping Options to Meet Your Priorities 

Whether you want your entire order of wholesale banners shipped directly to you, or you have agents or locations across the U.S. whom you’d like to ship directly to, our shipping department makes it easy and fast to get your wholesale banners into the hands of exactly the right people as quickly as possible.

Free Super Saver Shipping

If all of your banners are heading to the same place (e.g. your corporate headquarters), our wholesale banners will be shipped free thanks to our Super Saver Shipping Program – making your order as efficient and affordable as possible.

Blind Drop Shipping

If you have multiple franchise locations or varying corporate destinations for your order, our shipping department will help by offering blind drop shipping services for just a small shipping and handling fee. All you have to do is provide us with the addresses and quantities, and we’ll drop ship your banners directly in a plain brown box with a return shipping address of your choice on the label and no paperwork inside. Our blind drop shipping services are perfect for trade shows, pop-up stores, festivals, or anywhere else you might want to ship your banners. 

Added Benefit: We know that most companies who have relationships with major carriers like UPS or FedEx often receive benefits for using their accounts, which is why we’re happy to use your account number at no additional cost. 

Production and Proofing

Just like our customers who purchase custom-printed vinyl banners for commercial purposes, we want our wholesale customers to be completely satisfied with everything they order. That’s why, exclusively for our wholesale customers, we offer a free by-request printed proof of your design before we send your entire order to print. This will ensure your banners will look exactly the way you want them to before they leave the door of our production facility.

If you’re interested in your free proof, be sure to let your our customer service team know when placing your order.

Whether you place an order that reaches our minimum of 50 banners for wholesale customers or you need a number of banners that puts you well into the triple digits – don’t worry: you won’t have to wait long to get your stunning banners in-hand.

Because we do all of our own printing in-house on state-of-the-art machines, we can beat the turnaround time and price of just about every other printer on the market today. Plus, our customer service team will give you a realistic and accurate shipping timeline when you place your order – so you know exactly what to expect and when to expect it. This way, you can plan accordingly and feel confident you’ll receive your order on time.

Account Manager

We want to make sure each aspect of the wholesale banner printing process – from your initial design setup to shipping and delivery – is as easy as possible, which is why we have a dedicated wholesale account manager, Steve K., on our team to ensure each aspect of the process goes as smoothly as possible. 

Steve is available Monday-Friday to answer your questions and is always ready to help any of our customers get their questions answered in a timely fashion.

Steve K.


In addition to Steve, our customers can always use the ‘Live Chat’ feature on our website which will put you right in touch with a customer service specialist whenever you’d like.  

While coordinating wholesale banners may have been a headache in the past, our state-of-the-art printing service and customer-first ordering process make things as easy as possible for our customers.

To get started creating your wholesale order, start uploading your design now or contacting Steve with any additional questions you may have.

Magnetic Vehicle Signs: The Essential FAQ

Magnetic car signs are one of our most popular products, and we are always happy to answer our customer’s questions about them. In this post, we’ve compiled some of the most common questions we receive about magnetic signs for vehicles and answered them here.

Are all custom magnetic car magnets printed the same size?

This is one of the most common questions we get when it comes to custom car magnets. In short, the answer is no. Because there are so many different sizes of cars, vans, trucks, and other vehicles on the road, we really strive to present custom magnetic sign options for each and every one of them – which means offering our custom car magnets in a variety of sizes.

And though the final choice of which size will work best for your specific vehicle is yours, here is our general rule of thumb when it comes to choosing the right size magnet for you.

Remember: For a magnet to fit securely onto your vehicle and not fall off during operation, it is absolutely imperative that it lay flat on a surface with no air pockets, moldings or hinges beneath. The numbers and measurements below are simply a guide and you should definitely measure your vehicle’s size before ordering your custom car magnet.

What kind of magnetic material is used to make your customized magnetic signs?

This is actually one of our favorite questions to answer because we work really hard to bring our customers the best possible products for the most reasonable prices.

The truth is: Despite what some printers may tell you, not all customized car magnets are built quite the same, and the thickness of the magnet material plays a role in not only how well the magnet itself will adhere to the vehicle surface, but also how long the magnet will last. A customized car magnet is an investment in your business, and you deserve only the best for your money.

All of those reasons and more are why we only print our custom vehicle magnets on 30mil thick Magnum Magnetic material. This professional-grade magnet is magnetized with 12 poles per inch which means you’ll find absolutely no dead spots across the whole surface area of the magnet. This is imperative for a secure hold.

About the thickness of two stacked credit cards, Magnum Magnetic material has an exceptional pull strength of 85lbs/ft2. This means that even at highway speeds, if your magnet has been installed properly to a flat area with no air pockets, your custom magnetic sign will properly adhere to its surface and resist peeling off. This kind of pull strength is only found in high-quality 30mil magnetic sheeting – another reason why it is our material of choice.

Are your custom magnetic vehicle signs printed in high quality?

Not all companies who print custom magnetic car signs are as obsessed with quality as much as we are, but we believe in processes and procedures that give our customers the best results. This is why we use a three-step process to print our magnets to ensure the highest-quality colors and prints.

Unlike many printers who print directly onto the magnetic material which can results in less-than-stellar-looking artwork and a limited lifespan, all of our custom car magnets begin with a high-resolution print onto adhesive vinyl. That vinyl is then laminated in a clear protective coating with a luster finish that delivers an extra layer of protection from both abrasions from flying matter and common chemicals found out on the roadways. Finally, we use a wide-format laminator to permanently adhere the vinyl to the magnetic backing material – creating a high-quality durable custom vehicle magnet that can stand up to some pretty harsh conditions.

Virtually no printer on the market times the time, energy, and equipment that we do to make sure your printing comes out perfect every time you order – and our custom vehicle magnets are no exception. You will no-doubt see the Printastic difference.

What kind of businesses can benefit from a custom magnetic vehicle sign?

Instead of answering this question directly, let us put it this way: what kind of businesses can benefit from low-cost high-visibility advertising in and around their target market? If you’re a business owner, we bet you’re salivating at the very prospect.

The reality of who a custom magnetic vehicle magnet can benefit is this: if your business could use more exposure, a widening of your customer base, and way to get in front of more potential customers, a magnetic car sign is definitely for you.

Perfect for businesses of all sizes – from a sole proprietor who wants to add their logo and contact information to their car without paying for an expensive wrap job, to a medium-sized business that wants to outfit their entire fleet of vehicles in matching artwork, custom magnetic signs are a low-cost high-impact way to get your marketing message out to the masses. And thanks to their low cost and lengthy lifespan, even seasonal businesses like lawn services and snow removal can get countless uses out of their vehicle sign.

Do I need an art degree/graphic designer to create a custom design for a magnetic vehicle sign?

Not all of us have a professional designer on staff or the creative juices to work expensive graphic design programs, but that’s perfectly okay. You don’t need either of those things to design an amazing looking sign.

Our design online option has literally hundreds of templates separated into all kinds of categories to help you select something that’s right for you and your business and create your custom magnetic sign in no time. You can also add in your contact information, logo, and any other graphic elements you may want to include.

If you do have a designer on staff or want to put together your own design, you can easily upload a high-quality file in a variety of formats including PDF, JPG, or PSD. Because we will only print artwork that will turn out high-quality and beautiful, we will let you know if there is a problem with what you’ve uploaded and will get it corrected before we go to print.

So there you have it – answers to the most frequent questions we receive about our custom magnetic car signs. If you have additional questions about what we offer or are ready to start designing your sign, be sure to check our magnetic vehicle sign page for more information.