I've done lots of these using a few different vendors, never Vista Print
but I'm sure it's a similar process. For standard banners (ie hung with
rope, bungees, etc), there are usually a few options for thicknesses, I
like to err on the side of durability and try to go for the heavier gloss
vinyl (good for outdoors and easy to clean), hemmed (sewn) edges, with
grommets in the corners (your dimensions could probably also use a grommet
center top and bottom). Depending on what you need it for there are also
options for retractable stands, etc.

Designing it yourself can be fun...AI works fine--if your design is all
vector, it's easy for the printer to scale to any size, just design it
proportionally (and don't forget to convert your type to paths). High
resolution bitmaps work too, usually export the whole thing as an EPS, just
double-check file requirements with the printer before you submit. Hope
that helps?  Molly

On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 4:45 PM, Tricia Cassady <[log in to unmask]>

> Hi All,
> 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 :)
> Tricia Cassady
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