Printing X banner means that you have to be prepared for large scale printing. Since an X banner needs to stand out from the crowd and draw people’s attention, you have to be able to choose the right image, color, and font. But not only that, all of your decisions and choices must be incorporated into a balanced design. Understanding the difference between vector and bitmap images, CMYK and RGB colors, and more printing options are very important. To find out more info you can visit Professor Flyer & Name Card Printing.
Here are five useful tips so that you can make a high quality X banner:
1. Vector Images Over Bitmaps
Vector images are best for large scale printing. Vector images are slightly different from JPEG and other bitmap formats where vectors have their own shapes, lines, and colors defined by mathematical equations instead of having their individual pixels assigned with fixed color value and location. With vectors, you don’t have to worry about the size of the banner. No matter how big the banner you print, with vectors, the images will stay sharp. If you design in bitmaps, your X banner will look jagged, stretched, and pixelated.
Vector images result in smaller file sizes compared to bitmaps. If you need to print the file multiple times, the spooling time will be much shorter compared to large sized files. You can avoid slowdowns of computer and you will spend less time uploading and downloading the file as well.
2. Wise Font Choice
X banner as a large scale work should be able to be viewed from a distance. Fonts are supposed to be chosen not only for style but also must be considered based on the readability. Script styles and serif fonts are much easier to read compared to caligraphy looking ones.
To make sure that your X banner is readable, try to take a distance from your computer monitor and see the display from a distance. Or, try to ask an opinion from someone who is not familiar with what you have typed and see if they can understand what is written there to further make sure of its readability.
3. Choice of Color
The background color of your X banner should have a nice contrast with the text and graphic elements to further ensure the legibility of your design. Try sticking to a simple color scheme; don’t use more than three colors for X banner.
Also, don’t forget to set the settings in your design software to CMYK instead of RGB. Although the RGB color space has more colors than CMYK, the printers will still print in CMYK. If you neglect using the same color process or space, then the color outcomes will differ from what you see on your monitor. You can convert RGB colors to CMYK using Photoshop.
4. Ensure Design Balance
Your X banner is meant to be read and absorbed within quick seconds because people don’t usually spare a lot of time to take a look at it. The design of your X banner shouldn’t appear cluttered. This will also make the printing process simpler because there won’t be too many elements that are most likely unnecessary in your design.
Make a well balanced layout with plenty or at least enough space around each graphic and other design elements. use simpler graphics like line drawings as well as stylized logos or artworks instead of intricate design.