Teardrop Banners (Vinyl Banners)
Teardrop banners are a great way to promote business. They are very effective in drawing attention to whats new in your business, and they are easy to set up. Use them in front of your door, along side the street, inside your business, at trade shows, in the yard, basically anywhere!! They are lightweight, made using a dye sublimation process that makes the art visible from both sides. With their striking look, you cannot go wrong!
Note: When setting up your file, keep in mind that this is a dye sublimation process. Your artwork will show through to the other side. Text and graphics will be reversed on the back side.
Flag Banners can also be stored and assembled with ease and come with your choice of either indoor or outdoor installation accessories. For indoor installation choose the X-Stand/Cross base or choose the Ground-Stake/Spike base for outdoor installation.
Note: Because of the wide potential size range of our large format products, there are additional file setup considerations. Proofs are typically shown half size. For other details, please review the file setup section carefully.
Due to material, all substrates may expand or shrink from batch to batch, which makes exact cuts very difficult. We do not recommend borders. If you would like borders, please make sure they are at least 2" thick. We will not reprint if the borders are not exactly the same on all sides after cutting.
Our top recommendation for outdoor applications. Teardrop Banners are usually seen displayed outside of storefronts or business for the use of promoting sales or products/services. These banners are a simple way of catching attention without being an eyesore. The portability of these banners makes them great for presenting products at tradeshows or conventions. The portability also makes them a great choice for seasonal products or services that can be used year after year and weather permitting.
Teardrop Banners communicate your message in a highly visible way. Flag Banners are your tool to catch attention with your message. They can be used in a number of ways, including temporary signage, making printed announcements you want everyone to see. If you're opening a new store, having a sale, or announcing an event and you want to let your customers know, use Flag Banners.
Our standard sizes, listed below, are the most popular in the industry:
- 7 ft. Teardrop (27" x 66" Banner Size);
- 9 ft. Teardrop (39" x 83" Banner Size);
- 11 ft. Teardrop (40" x 93" Banner Size);
- 14 ft. Teardrop (52" x 138" Banner Size)
Note: Each size (above) indicates the finshed size of the teardrop banner with pole pocket and pole.
Primarily for outdoor use, our 3oz Polyester provides you with excellent quality.
Full color (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black as above) on the front and back. A typical example of this is a printed flag.
This product prints in a professional, finished quality.
Explanation of Turnaround Time
Turnaround times begin when the proof is approved. Turnaround time starts next day for proofs approved after 11:00 a.m. (PST). All times are based on standard business days Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Please note that turnaround time does not include shipping or mailing time. You may select from available production turnaround times and your preferred shipping time as you place your order. Order cutoff time is 10:30 a.m. (PST).
Our products are the same great quality for every turnaround time we offer.
Note: Although we make every possible effort to turn jobs around in the estimated times offered, your job may require more time due to unforeseeable or uncontrollable circumstances or finishing services added onto the job. We will not credit customers or give discounts if a job runs past the estimated turnaround time. Turnaround times are an estimate, not a guarantee!
5-6 Day Turnaround
If you order a proof (Online PDF or Hard Copy Proof), your turnaround time begins as soon as you approve your proof in our system. Turnarount time starts next day for proofs approved after 11:00 a.m. (PST). If you order "No Proof, Run As Is" (only recommended if you are certain you want us to print what you sent as is), your turnaround time begins as soon as your order begins the imposition process. Once your order is in imposition, you should receive an email with your estimated order completion date (does not include shipping or mailing).
Files must be uploaded before the cut off time of 10:30 a.m. (PST). If you request a proof, you must approve your proof by 11:00 a.m. (PST) for turnaround time to begin.
5-6 Day Shipped Orders
Orders will ship in 6 business days after 4:00 p.m. if you follow the guidelines.
Orders will ship between 5 business days after 4:00 p.m. and 6 business days if you follow the guidelines.
Sewn pocket only without aluminum/carbon fiber pole and baseground spike pole or cross base.
Pole w/Ground Spike
Sewn pocket only with aluminum/carbon fiber pole and baseground spike.
Pole w/Cross Base
Sewn pocket only with aluminum/carbon fiber pole and cross base.
Large Format Quantity
To see available quantities, click on the "Quantity" dropdown menu in the pricing calculator.
To request a custom estimate, click "Estimates" at the top of the page.
PDF stands for Portable Document Format. This template can be imported into: InDesign, Quark Express, Illustrator, Corel Draw, and many other content creation programs.
JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and is a basic raster file format. This template is recommended for Photoshop.
EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript. This template is recommended for advanced Illustrator users only.
For detailed information about advanced file setup, please click here Click Here
In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file. Click here to see our preferred PDF settings.
We also accept .JPG (JPEG), .EPS and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.
Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.
- Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.
- Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
- All fonts need to be outlined or embedded. For more information on fonts, please Click Here
- Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don't place crop marks inside the work area.) For more information on crop marks, please Click Here
- Artwork should have 1/8" (0.125") bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. For more information on bleed, please Click Here
- Safe Area is the 1/8" (0.125") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. For more information on safe area, please Click Here
- If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.For more information on borders, please Click Here
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Please click the link below for an explanation of file orientation.
Bleed and Safe Area
We require that you extend any images that run up to the trim line a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") past the trim line to create "bleed". Depending on what program you use to create your file, this may or may not change the total image area of your file. Programs like Photoshop that do not allow the creation of "bleed" or the addition of crop marks will require an image area that is 1/4" (0.25") larger than your desired final overall image area in both dimensions.
Safe Area is the 1/8" (0.125") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. If you choose to make less than this minimum clearance, we will NOT be responsible for items that are cut off in this area.
For detailed information about advanced file setup, please Click Here
Proofs and File Check
- Online PDF Proof: You will be sent a link to view your proof via email. Please keep in mind that this is only a proof for content and positioning; the color on your screen may vary from the color of your final product, depending on your monitor and viewing conditions.
- Hard Copy Proof: The Hard Copy Proof can either be picked up on-site or shipped to you. Please keep in mind that this is a proof for content and positioning and is not printed on your actual job stock. Color may vary slightly when printed on the stock you ordered. When ordering a Hard Copy Proof, you will receive a complimentary Online PDF Proof, as well.
- No Proof, Run As-Is: This option is for the industry professional who is certain their project is ready to hit the press and does not require the additional security of a proof.
If our prepress department sees anything questionable with your file, we will contact you via email with our concerns. Should prepress email you, please note that your job is not considered fully submitted until you respond to this email. This should be factored into your turnaround time.
Please Note: The charge for our technical team to review your file when first submitted is included in the price of your order. If they note technical concerns with your file, they may email you with their concerns so you can upload a corrected file. If subsequent uploads still contain errors, you may be charged an additional prepress fee to review your file again.
For detailed information about advanced file setup, please Click Here
Design Online is currently not available for this product.
If you would like to design a Flag Banner but would prefer not to handle the designing yourself, this option is ideal. Simply supply the information you would like to appear on your design. We will handle the rest!