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The Amazement Continues with Eco-Friendly Banners Made from Recycled Banner Material!

By | Pull Up Banners, Tents Events Banners Flag

What can plastic bottles be used for? First off, you often see people carting around a plastic bottle with their beverage of choice, whether it’s artisanal New York City tap water or carbonated, dyed high fructose corn syrup water. Once you’re done with your drink, you just toss it into the Columbia to let it make its way to the giant trash island in the Pacific, right? We sure hope not!

Nowadays, most of us understand the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling our waste. When you toss your plastic bottle into the recycling bin, there’s now a chance that it could be used to create an attention grabbing banner for your business. Witchcraft, you say? Please don’t get the angry mob together before you read a little more about banners made from recycled materials in Vancouver, WA.

Banners Made of Weaves of Green

We turn to Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc. for our green banners. They have an environmentally-friendly line of printable textiles known as Weaves of Green. Specifically, we use the Act II banner stock made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled polyester. The polyester for these banners comes from plastic drinking bottles.

“No Way! Show Me What You’ve Done with This Material!”

Your wish is our command! We’ve recently completed three projects using Weaves of Green. A new restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sandcastle, came to us for a construction site banner. They were opening a location in a city park and wanted a sustainable way to announce the new place to eat.

Also in Minnesota, this time in Northfield, we had clients in need of a way to congratulate the recent graduates of St. Olaf College’s Environmental Studies program. A single use banner made from scratch wouldn’t do. The post-consumer recycled polyester was just the ticket!

Our Latest Green Project

Our latest project was completed just last week. Methow Cycle & Sport of Winthrop, WA needed eco-friendly banners to help commemorate a decade of providing the Methow Valley with ski and bike products and repairs. Located on State Route 20, they offer services, knowledge, and items for skiers and cyclists of all skill levels.

For this job, Corin McDonald at EVRYBDY, a brand communication and design studio, supplied us with the design for the banner. We then rendered the graphics on a 72” tall by 24” wide banner featuring pole pockets at both the top and bottom for easy display. As you can see from the photos, this material looks more like fabric than the usual vinyl banners. Plus, Act II is a very tightly woven product, so even in the sun, Methow Cycle & Sport can count on the color holding and never getting washed out.

In the end, they were completely satisfied with the finished product, and the mighty sign makers at SGS were mighty please to do what we can to be more sustainable!

If you’re interested in using these lean, green branding machines to market your enterprise, contact SGS today for a free consultation on eco-friendly vinyl banners for Vancouver, WA.



Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

Trade Show Displays & Graphics Faded? Invest in the Best

By | Pull Up Banners, Tents Events Banners Flag, Trade Show Displays

Have you ever paid for a spot at a trade show and discovered they’ve stuck you in Timbuktu because it’s your first time at the event? You go out for coffee and get more leads waiting in line than all day at the show. With trade show season in full swing, it’s not too late to update your look to drive attendees to your booth wherever it’s located. After all, even Timbuktu is a popular tourist destination.

Must Have Trade Show Displays

If you show up with outdate, old, tattered, or mustard and ketchup stained displays and you are not attending a hot dog convention, there is a good chance you could hurt your enterprise’s reputation. This makes it imperative that you make sure your displays are always trade show ready. If you’re in need of an update, here are today’s top picks:

Retractable Banners

Retractable banners are the Louie Armstrong of trade show displays: classic, versatile, and always on point. They’re a must if you want to have a successful show presentation. These banners make the setup of an exhibit quick and simple even if you’re working alone. They easily retract into the bottom cassette for simple storage, and we digitally print whatever you want onto the banner. They also work great in your lobby after the event.

Back Walls and Table Throws

With back walls, you can separate your booth from the exhibit space right behind you. Plus, they invite attendees closer for a better look as well as draw them to your tables for more information. Allow your back walls to complement your table throws. By keeping the colors and customized prints the same, you’ll get a harmonious look that is interesting and aesthetically pleasing. Plus, it’ll help build your brand!

Floor Graphics

Much like one might follow traffic signs to get to Timbuktu, you can use floor graphics to direct trade show traffic to your back corner booth. Next time you walk around a mall or other retail area, pay attention to where your eyes are directed. Most of the time these days, you’re looking down at your smartphone. Floor graphics are at the new line of sight. Use this knowledge to your advantage.

Backlit Displays

You’ll definitely stand out with custom backlit trade show displays. Vancouver WA exhibitors can count on these to be easy to assemble and transport, and our bold designs will show attendees that you’re a professional business on the cutting edge of your industry.

Truss Systems

You’ll dominate the show floor with the contemporary, industrial, bold look of a truss system. They can be put together by one person without the use of tools. And, they can be reconfigured to fit your exhibit space as you go from one event to the next.

These are just some of the trade show solutions we offer. We didn’t even mention our counters, kiosks, and monitor stands (until now!) No matter your display choice, we can outfit your booth with custom trade show graphics Vancouver WA will remember. If you’re ready to be the star of your next trade show, contact the mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions today!



Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

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