20 Nov 2017

Why Australians Choose BannerBug for Their Banners

Wondering why we’re number one with our customers and why you should choose to go with BannerBug for all your banner needs? We’ve always said that the proof is in the pudding – and we believe that the reason we’re so well-respected in the banner game is that we offer our customers a superior product, with better service.

We’re Australian owned and made with 30 years of experience

If you’ve been doing a little bit of research about banners, trying to find out the best ones to choose for your business, then you will have probably come across a few other stores online – and you might have noticed something. Many of these banner companies either operate out of China, or some other international destination, or have no say in the design of the banner products, simply shipping from the cheapest offshore manufacturer.

Our banners are superior because we are an Australian company, and we design and produce our very own banner systems right here in Australia.

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Our company was founded 30 years ago, so we have a huge amount of experience in trialling and designing the absolute best banner configurations for the Australian market. We do not rest on our laurels. We are continually looking to improve and extend our range to ensure that we are giving our customers the absolute best designs on the market. It is our superior designs that other companies out there seek to emulate!

Our banners are covered by extended warranties

Each of our pull-up banner products and displays comes with an extended warranty, of 12 months and up. Each product may be different in the length of the warranty so have a dive into the details of your chosen portable banner to see what’s offered, or call us for more info.

Check out our customer testimonials

Don’t believe us? Have a little look through our customer testimonials to see what our customers have been saying about the quality of our products and the service that we offer. We have customers from all different industries and with varying sizes of companies who are very happy with what we offer here at BannerBug. We love our customers, and our customers love us right back!

Put your mind at ease that you are making the right decision by trusting BannerBug with your banner production by picking up the phone and giving us a call, or sending an email. We can help to guide you through the banner production process from start to finish so that you can have a superior banner for your business faster, more efficiently, and with less hassle. You’ll be happy that you chose BannerBug to help out with your business marketing ventures.

17 Nov 2017

Banner Bug Swap System

When it comes to banner stands Banner Bug is Australia’s number one. No matter what your advertising or pull up banner needs are Banner Bug can create the solution that is perfect for you. Banner Bug provides you with customised products and is affordable, from a friendly and efficient display company, which goes above and beyond for every customer.

When you want to have a sleek and practical way to get your message across, look no further than the Banner Bug – a retractable banner stand that is modern, durable, compact, sleek and stylish. From inception to completion we provide you with a full service, and thanks to our years of knowledge we can re-print banners for any brand and insert them into a banner stand that can be set up in just seconds.

The Banner Bug Swap System is a retractable banner cartridge that has two bases – a huge 850mm wide and completely interchangeable.

SWAP ONE Cartridge, slides and locks into the streamlined base one.

SWAP TWO Cartridge connects to base two to make a retractable L banner stand.

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For indoor branding, this stand is perfect – a great way to maximise your visibility and to bring your brand or product to life, thanks to brilliant colours and high-quality printing. At your next trade show, conference or event, a well-designed banner can make a big difference. The Banner Bug Swap system is perfect for trade shows and event marketing.

Team it with the Banner Bug retractable banner stand which is compact, sleek, stylishly modern and durable, set your banner up in seconds and keep it protected inside the base unit when not in use to reduce the likelihood of damage occurring. Available in a single or double-sided display, it is available in a range of sizes from the small DeskBug to the Giant Bug or larger Media Wall. When you want to change your message, it’s simple, fast and easy thanks to the low profile hook and loop tape. The base is available in black or silver and comes in a handy nylon carry bag.

For a better storage solution, the Banner Bug Hard Case is a must-have, these cases are stackable allowing you to strap up to 3 together at one time. The hard case makes it so easy with built-in wheels – why carry when you can wheel your banner from event to event.

The team at Banner Bug are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve and develop products for customers both in Australia and overseas. We are committed to delivering our products to you quickly by using the very latest technology – your business is reflected in Banner Bug products, we work with you to ensure you get the display system suited to your needs.

25 Oct 2017

Summer Inspirations for Your Banner Design

With summer just around the corner, you might be looking towards the oncoming season to get some inspiration for your new banner designs. This is a great move, particularly if you are going to produce your banners in time for the summer period. We’ve compiled a list of some uniquely summer events things that you can look to for inspiration with your new banners.

The primary school fete

Primary school fetes are such fun! With the gorgeous little arts and crafts produced by the kids, the jams and relishes from mums and nans, the fairy floss machines, and even some cool rides if it’s a particularly flush school. That innocent fairground feel can be a great basis on which to produce your banner designs. Think pops of pink, light green for the grass, yellows and childlike elements throughout your banner design.

The beach

Of course, nothing says summertime quite like our Aussie beaches. From Surfer’s Paradise to Bondi, Scarborough, and Torquay, we’re very lucky to be a country surrounded by the ocean. A summer down the beach theme for your banner might incorporate a palette of ocean blues, crisp whites, and light yellows. Soft and flowing elements will remind people of the way that the ocean moves. Go for flowing script elements if you choose this theme.

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Picnics down the river

Another body of water! Picnics down the river are a little different in terms of colour scheme – you might think the red of your picnic blanket, the beige of your wicker, and the deep green of the grass. This design might feature more bold elements. This kind of theme works particularly well if your banner is for a food business.

Camping out bush

The colours of the Australia bush are those muted greens, splashes of yellow, and even browns. These bush colours are great to use for outdoor events when it comes to your banners. In terms of the elements that you’d like to place on your banner you can think about plant-like detailing around your borders, or as your background.

Whatever your summer design for your banner ends up being, we can help you out. Banner Bug has a variety of different pull-up banners and portable banners that are perfect for any occasion, whether it is indoors or outdoors. You can ask our professional team for help if you are struggling to come up with the perfect design, or you don’t know which of our banners would be perfect for your event or events. We have many years of experience in helping businesses around Australia with all their banner needs – so if you need something don’t be afraid to reach out to us. We’re your banner specialists!

24 Oct 2017

A close look at our BannerBuddy stands

The BannerBuddy is one of our favourite portable banners. Unlike other banners in our series, it’s isn’t retractable, but that takes nothing away from its style and versatility. The BannerBuddy is easy to re-use because it has a fixed frame that allows for its graphic sheet to be replaced.

If you need to put up a new ad, all you have to do is take out the printed fabric and insert a new one. You can replace the graphic sheet as often as you need to without doing any damage to the BannerBuddy. It’s designed for longevity.

The BannerBuddy is ideal for wall displays because it’s printed on one side. Its large dimensions and vertical portrait layout make it a useful choice for text-based banners. The human eye reads left to right and top to bottom (except in certain countries where writing is actually right to left.)

Because of this reflex reading tendency, the BannerBuddy can be used to good effect by placing it on a slightly elevated podium and conveying key information like product lists, services offered, and contact details.

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The BannerBuddy is available in three different sizes: 1,000 mm, 850 mm, and 580 mm. Each BannerBuddy comes with its own banner stand. The stand has a clear indicator that shows you how to position the banner. Its layout and positioning allow it to be set up as a free-standing unit, and this set up can be used to highlight crucial information.

For example, the BannerBuddy can be placed in a strategic position and embellished with a backlight for additional focus. Because the BannerBuddy is so lightweight, it’s easy to transport and can be conveniently carried from one event to another.

It comes with a stylish nylon carry case that will hold both the banner and its stand. The case can also be used to keep additional graphics sheets so that they remain free from dust or manual damage. These banners are great for front office use because they can be set up in minutes, and the end of the workday, they can be tucked back into their cases.

They’re an excellent choice for exhibitions as well because they don’t need much storage space so that you can transport hundreds of them in a small section of your equipment van. When you’re designing ads for a BannerBuddy, keep the design clean and minimalistic for ideal results.

When they’re done right BannerBuddy ads present your company as professional, efficient, and business–oriented. They’re available in full-colour print and are securely fastened to their stands so they won’t be tipped over by wind or other outdoor distractions.

To order your BannerBuddy today, call Banner Bug on +61 02 9663 5333.

25 Sep 2017

The advantages of our PIX range

Banner stands are an essential part of any corporate activity. You can place them at the front of your office area to welcome clients and give them a feel of your space. Informative banners are a great way for partners, and clients get to know you as they wait in your lobby. Your selection of content should be light, easy to consume, and interesting to read.

Banners are even more useful in external settings such as corporate events, sponsorships, press conferences, and other outdoor undertakings. At an exhibition, a banner can mark the boundary of your stand and attract passersby to check out your products and services.

The main criterion for a successful banner is that it should be clear. Anyone looking at it should spot the main message at a glance. That cursory look should hold their attention enough to get them to explore the rest of the material and to get curious about the company.

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Here at Banner Bug, we offer a wide range of retractable banners to fit your corporate needs. All our banners are designed to be easy to set up and even easier to design. If you visit our website or our offices, you’ll spot our banner templates. These are user-friendly guidelines that help our clients create visually effective banners.

Each one of our templates comes with clear, concise instructions on dimensions, requirements, and suggestions that will help you get the most out of your advertising banners. This makes work easier for both your production team and ours, which means your work will be printed faster, more efficiently, and more effectively.

PiX is one of our leading products. It’s a stable standing banner which is flexible enough for quick set-up but heavy enough to provide a solid base. Every PiX unit weighs 3.5 kilos, and can easily retract into a portable nylon carrying bag. It can stretch out or fold back in just a few minutes, allowing ease of set-up as well as packing up after the event.

The structure of PiX banners is supported by perpendicular floor mechanisms that link with a vertical pole at the back. This design allows for a backlight to be positioned behind the stand, for additional focus and elimination.

You can set up your lighting to draw the reader’s eye to specific areas. Backlighting also helps the whole banner to grab attention in dim exhibition halls. It’s a particularly useful feature during night-time settings at outdoor venues.

The PiX comes in three sizeable dimensions of 580 mm, 800 mm and 1,000 mm. This ample space allows large volumes of content, and a single PiX banner can share plenty of relevant information with business prospects.

All our PiX banners come with a warranty of 24 months. If you’d like a PiX or any other type of banner, get in touch with Banner Bug on +61 02 9663 5333.

22 Sep 2017

Spring inspirations for your banner design

Winter has come and gone, and while spring is a little different for us Aussies than it is in the rest of the world, it’s still nice to get some brighter weather. In the northern hemisphere, spring brings birds, bees, and flowers out of hibernation. Snow thaws and green shoots pop out of the white. Barren tree trunks tease the sun with tiny green buds.

Down here, winter is wet and wild, so everything stays green. But with all the clouds and mud and suds, people mostly stay indoors. Now our tropical heat is back in effect so we can get outside and show some skin again. Your advertising banners should do the same.

As the nation rises from winter hiding, your company should too. All the collateral you had stowed away to prevent water damage needs to be brought back out. Instead of reusing the same old pull-up banners, design a new set to go with the season.

Banners are intended to advertise your products and services, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. It’s not always about facts and figures. In fact, text-based banners don’t hold customer attention at all, unless the text is inherently entertaining.

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If you must use text, keep it minimal and use it in conjunction with images. You don’t need your vision and mission on a banner. Go with a clever tagline instead, maybe a pun on your product names, or a relevant joke related to your services or surroundings.

People respond better to visuals that have human faces in them, so think about a spring-themed photo shoot with lots of friendly smiles. Make the models relevant. Have them using your services or enjoying your products, so that there’s a direct link. If you have the budgets for it, you can hire a local celebrity to endorse your company and pose for your banners.

The setting of the photography should be relevant as well. After spending three months indoors, everyone is itching to get out in the open. Let your banners reflect that. No cubicles or boardrooms. Film the bright, colourful outdoors with its fresh air and spring flowers.

If you want to get some good banner content without spending on models, then organise a team-building session for your staff. Get a professional photographer to tag along, and ask them to focus on candid shots. They make great ads.

Banner Bug offers all kinds of banners, and most of them are reusable. You don’t necessarily need new stands. You can simply print out new vinyl or fabrics then attach them to your pre-existing stands. Switching the media is easy, and we’ll gladly do it for you.

If you would like to refresh your banners or order a set of new ones, call us today on +61 02 9663 5333.

25 Aug 2017

A close look at our Media Wall stand

There are many ways to advertise your business, and a lot of them involve banner stands. Banners came in a wide range of styles. They can be portable or static, vertical or horizontal, full-colour or grey scale. Banners are essential when you’re promoting yourself at an outdoor event, or at a seasonal expo. You can also use them for incidental advertising and sponsorship at festivals and concerts.

Our Banner Bug Media Wall is a popular item that is commonly requested for exhibitions and conferences. It can also be used at presentations because it’s easy to put up and even easier to carry around. The beauty of this retractable banner is its ease of installation. It has been called the quickest, simplest, and most flexible banner in the market.

The Media Wall can stretch up to 3 metres high, yet it retracts into a small nylon case, complete with wheels for ease of transport. The Media Wall offers a dramatic effect, thanks to its massive size and its high-definition full-colour print output. It comes in three different sizes and depending on how you position it; it can effortlessly steal the show.

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Most companies invest in a multitude of small banners because they are worried about storage and cost. You can stand out from the competition by building your display around an attention-grabbing Media Wall. It can be just as effective at 1800, 2400, or 2900 mm, so the size you select will depend on the dimensions of your exhibition stand.

If you’re worried about the durability of your Media Wall, that’s not an issue. The protective nylon bag keeps it safe and well contained, and the banner is made with high-grade materials that are specially engineered for longevity.

Unlike other kinds of banners, all 3 metres of this Media Wall is manufactured as a single piece, so you don’t need to be concerned about breaks in the image. The materials used to make the Media Wall are fully crease resistant, and any graphics that you utilise are easily interchangeable.

A Close Look at Our Media Wall Stand

Depending on how often you use your banner and how long it remains on display, it’s likely to get a little dirty. Maintaining banners is a simple matter. First, keep it in its protective case when it not being used. Before you stow it away, wipe it down with a soft, moist cloth. Make sure the cloth isn’t abrasive so that you don’t scratch the material. Avoid sponges, since they might have rough particles trapped inside them.

The printing on our Media Wall is weatherproof, so you don’t have to worry about it washing off. But be sure you don’t apply harsh detergents on it, as the solvent may dissolve the printing ink. Also, make sure the banner is fully dry before you put it back in its case. Storing it while wet could cause mould to grow. And remember to wipe the carry-case as well.

If you’d like to order a Media Wall or any other kind of banner, please get in touch with us on +61 02 9663 5333 or email us your specifications at info@bannerbug.com.au.

24 Aug 2017

How to look after banners

Without a doubt, portable banners are a great advertising tool for your business; they promote your business or service in a professional and stylish way. Of course, nothing makes your message look worse than when you are using a portable banner that has seen better days and is ragged and torn.

It doesn’t matter if your portable banner has been designed to be used indoors at trade fairs, events and conferences, or outside *in the elements* permanently, or semi permanently, advertising your business or service. Today we have some tips on hanging and maintaining your banner, so it lasts for as long as possible.

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Hanging your banner outside

When you are hanging your banner outside, you need to use the right materials – this could include using heavy duty cable ties in the corners when you are hanging your banner on a fence – this is important if it will be displayed in a windy area. If you aren’t hanging your banner on a fence – bungee cables or hanging clips are perfect for use around posts or columns. Banner bungees are perfect in windy areas as the corner of your banner will be less likely to tear. If you are hanging your banner inside or on your shop window suction cups are great ways to keep your banner in place.

Hanging your banner inside

If you plan on the banner being a permanent fixture screw a hook into the wall for each corner and use cable ties or banner hanging clips to keep the banner in place. While you don’t have to worry about your banner being exposed to the elements an alternate is to use a roll up banner stand, this allows you to move your banner around from place to place – great for a showroom. It also avoids damaging the walls and your banner is in the right spot, so it won’t detract from the rest of your displays or area.

How To Look After Banners

How to maintain your banner properly

With just a little extra care and effort you can help keep your banner looking good for longer.

  • If you have received your banner *in the mail* don’t throw out the box it came with, you can use it to store your banner in when it’s not being used.
  • Always roll your banner up with the printed surface facing out when storing it. Never fold your banners up.
  • If you travel with your banner, avoid storing it in extreme light or heat, like in a car or near a window.
  • If you need to clean your banner use a mild soap with just lukewarm water and a cotton cloth. Paper towels can scratch the banner – so never use a brush, steam cleaner, power washer or any other heavy-duty cleaning tools or products on your banner.

19 Jul 2017

Why You Can’t Go Past Our Banners for Your Corporate Outdoor Events

Is your business planning on getting involved in an outdoor event soon? Maybe you’re just looking to refresh your ongoing advertising material for events that you attend on a yearly basis? Whatever the case may be, outdoor banners are the way to go for eye grabbing attention for everyone involved.

There’s something that is just a little bit more thrilling about outdoor events. If your team is regularly in the office, then outdoor events really give everyone involved a bit of a thrill. The elevated mood in the air is thick, and everyone is really excited to be out and about.

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There are many outdoor events that your business may be involved in. If it’s as a hands on sponsor for an event, then you’ll want to have quality outdoor advertising set up around the venue, even if you don’t necessarily have a staff team on the ground throughout the event. If you are setting up a stand as part of a trade or careers fair, then you’ll probably want to go all out with advertising. After all, in this instance you want your name, brand, mission, and what you stand for to remain in the minds of all that come past your stand.

You might even host your very own corporate event, for clients, shareholders, or as a charity function. If this is the case, then the fit out of the venue will take a lot of careful preparation and planning, stretching out months in advance of the event itself. It is important that you have on board a specialised event planner for this type of occasion to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the lead up and on the actual day of the event itself.

So, what’s the first type of advertising that you need to consider for all these outdoor corporate events (and many more!)? Our banners of course. We have a range of outdoor portable banners and banner stands that are built tough to hold up in the outdoors in all sorts of weather.

Why You Can't Go Past Our Banners for Your Corporate Outdoor Events

Our outdoor banners come in a range of different sizes and shapes so you can choose what you think is going to suit your business branding and the surrounds the best. We have high quality printing so that your branding will stand out and the banners won’t fade in the weather.

Have a browse through our outdoor range to see what we have available and how it would suit you. We also have a marquee setup available for customers seeking a stand for outdoor events that is decked out with advertising materials. Contact us for any enquiries that you have or to start ordering your new outdoor banners for your corporate events.

17 Jul 2017

Banners For Advertising – Black or white backgrounds

Whether you want to use a portable banner, pull-up banner or any other form of a banner for your advertising you must remember that your brand has its own *personality* and your banner has to convey a lot, but in a simple and precise way. Of course, that sounds a lot easier than it is. You have to be able to translate your brand and its personality into your advertising and this can be achieved using a standard black or white banner. Colour is great as a background and it does have its place – there are a time and place for everything, but the good old standard colours – black and white are still great ways to make an impact.

Your banner is there to inform, to get reactions, to make people stop, to make people want to find out more – you want to become their conversations.

Before starting you need to consider the other colours you are or will be using with your banner, your colours must work together and not fight. For example, dark blue on a black background will become lost, your target audience will have to struggle to read your message and you will be just wasting your time and money. When chosen correctly your black or white background will work with the colours of your message to bring you closer to your goals.

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BLACK
When you look at black, in many ways it really isn’t a colour as it doesn’t have colours, but a lot of businesses and brands use black in their branding – a black background with a simple white logo is clean, clear, bold and concise.

Black backgrounds work well because the banner looks sophisticated and confident, with a touch of mystery and power. One of the most readable combinations is white on black, or yellow on black. When you use a black background, it makes your brand look and feel luxurious, and gives a feeling of elegance and high-quality goods or services. If your business revolves around technology, the car industry or sports, black backgrounds convey your message, product or service well.

Banners For Advertising Black or white backgrounds

WHITE
White is a mix of all the colours of the spectrum, and you need to a find balance for it. White can’t stand on its own, but it does make for a great background if you find the right colours to work with it. White brings with it feelings of simplicity, sincerity and purity and is perfect when aiming your marketing at an existing audience. If you want to attract a new market or target audience use white and another bright colour. White is the perfect background colour for attracting the eye immediately. A plain white background, with your logo or a simple and clear message, draws customers to you and your product or services.

Testimonials

  • “Thank you for your outstanding service and not letting me down on delivery times.
    The pull up banner looks fantastic. I am very happy with the outcome. Many thanks for making it so easy and stress free.
    I would most certainly recommend you to my colleagues.”

    Ben Nowland

  • “Your company has done it again! Great quality work and delivered on time. Thanks again for providing such a wonderful service, the prompt and speedy service you provided was amazing – very impressive and the finished product is fantastic.
    I will definitely be using your services again in the future. Thanks and regards,”

    Connor Blackburn

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