If your company uses vinyl banners to advertise events or promote new products and services, you've probably been wondering how best to dispose of them when you get new ones from providers, such as Davis Sign Co. Vinyl doesn't break down in landfills, so it's important to find ways to reuse or recycle old banners. The good news is that these big, flexible sheets still have plenty of life in them.
Announce local events on a budget
Schools, charities, and religious organizations always need signs to advertise their fundraisers and other activities. The back of your banner can easily be converted into a billboard to support the cause.
For a more personal impact, the banner may be cut into poster-sized sheets for printing. Grommets at the corners make it possible to attach the posters to walls, posts, or trees without using tacks or staples.
After the event, the used posters can be given to donors as premiums or made into tote bags.
Support the arts
Schools and recreation centers always have tight budgets. Your banner can serve as material for art classes and group projects.
Drawings. Individual sheets of vinyl banner are ideal for drawings made with permanent marker. Students can decide whether to use the plain side, or incorporate the partial design on the front into their project. The artwork can be rolled up for easy transport or attached to a backing for a class collage.
Sculptures. Pieces of vinyl can be cut into whimsical shapes and used with other found materials. Using glue, staples, or tacks, students can turn your old banner into the leaves on a tree, a villain's cape, or a unicorn's mane.
Wall murals. The blank side of a large mural is ideal as the canvas for a group art project. Flexible paints that adhere to the vinyl will result in a painting that can be moved or even rolled for storage. The result is a wall mural that doesn't damage the wall and can be used again and again.
Help keep students involved in school events
Banner material is an unusual alternative to traditional poster materials. The novelty will help keep students interested in school projects. Pride in their accomplishment will help keep them excited about education.
Offering your old banners to help the community doesn't just benefit charity, it helps your business. As long as the posters are in use, the murals are on display, or a student remembers the cool banner she had when she ran for class president, those sheets of vinyl are still advertising your company.
Hi. My name is Midge Holly. I owned a small arts and crafts supply store for over twenty years. During those years, I saw many changes, including the World Wide Web come into play for businesses. People scrambled to learn how to make a basic website. A few years later, they were learning to make more complex sites. Then came online sales and shopping cart programs. It was all fun and exciting, and I was right up there with the others. However, there is something that didn't change in my years of retails sales. That is the importance of signs for your business. Your business's sign is the hallmark of your business. It catches the eye of those passing by; it is what people remember you by. I want to share more about signs and their value. I hope you find this to be helpful information.