A Hanging Indoor or Outdoor Banner you can Design for Yourself Online
Most times, a hanging banner contains a simple message that needs to be seen from a distance. Now you can use our DIY (Do It Yourself) online design tool to prepare your own hanging banner sign artwork for free! Select your DIY hanging banner size and options, then click on the “Design it” button. A canvas will open in designer ready for you to change the background colour or image, add pictures and text, and format your DIY hanging banner exactly the way you want it.
DIY Banner Tips
Keep these important factors in mind when designing your banner:
- Contrast improves visibility. When selecting your colours, light coloured lettering on a dark background or the opposite is ideal. In particular, black lettering on a white background provides the ideal contrast.
- Size matters. This is true of the overall size of the sign as well as for the text and elements on the banner. Visibility involves the observer first noticing that there is a banner to be seen. A large or well placed hanging banner that stands out from its surroundings will help with that. Secondly, the observer will read the banner. As a general rule, you can multiply the size of the lettering in inches by 10 to calculate the maximum viewable distance in feet. In other words, letters 3 inches tall are best viewed from 30 feet or less and 5 inch letters will be best viewed from 50 feet or less.
- Select fonts carefully. Some letter styles are not easy to read, especially from a passing vehicle. Take notice of the signage around you and choose ones that are easy to read. In addition, some fonts may not work for your sign size. For example, you may want text that is 3 inches tall, but at that size it is too large for your sign background. In that case, choose a condensed font that will fit.
- Quality images. When you are adding a logo or picture to your DIY hanging banner artwork, make sure that the image does not become pixelated from resizing it. Start with high resolution or vector images to get the best quality.
Birthday or Other Special Event?
Our online design tool provides you wait a good selection of fonts and clip art graphics so you can make a fun and colourful event banner like a pro! In addition, once the clip art is added to your DIY hanging banner canvas, you can change colours for parts of the picture to make it even more customized for your event!