I have done a few banners ordering from places such as Vista Print. These companies often offer templates. I never used a template however, I just created my designs based on the chosen banner size (not forgetting to include bleeds). I would recommend to do a vector format if you can get away with it. It is easy to scale up or down and edit for different promotional items; overall a good choice to promote a business. Otherwise, you can also get good print results with Photoshop. It depends on the complexity of the design you are wishing for. Finally if you are upgrading your website, you might want to wait a bit to tie it all together.
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I am wondering who has designed their own banner for their business and if you just used a template or you actually designed one. I would like to get a 2.5’ x 6’ banner and looked at Vista Print but I am not sure. Would this be a pain to do in Photoshop/Illustrator? I want a design that I will carry all the way through my promotional materials (i.e. business cards, postcards etc…) I am also going to be upgrading my website too.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you ahead of time :)
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