If you are a company that has used a banner recently, there's a good chance that you are going to need to use it again for an upcoming trade show or other industry event. The unfortunate thing is that the size of the banner is going to make it difficult to store without damaging it. Since the last thing that you want to do is bring a wrinkled or folded banner to a trade show, you are going to need to figure out a way to store it properly. Here are some tips that you can use to make sure that your banner is stored without being potentially damaged.
1. Roll Up the Banner
The first thing that you need to do to store your banner is roll it up. If you fold it, you run the risk of it creasing permanently, which will cause it to look old and aesthetically unappealing. You also run the risk of the ink transferring onto other parts of the banner, which will make it hard to read and unattractive. Rolling it will allow you to avoid the crease and avoid having the ink transfer if you roll it from the back. Once you have the banner rolled up, place it in a box and put it in an area where it will not be squashed. You could also purchase a poster tube if you can find one that is large enough online. Poster tubes are plastic tubes that are designed to protect valuable, rolled up large pieces of paper.
Another option is to keep the box in which your banner shipped in. This box is guaranteed to fit and was strong enough to protect your banner while it was being shipped, so you know that it is a safe bet.
2. Keep It Away From Heat and Humidity
Store the box or tube with your banner in it out of direct sunlight and in a room that is relatively stable, low temperature and humidity. This will allow you to prevent the banner from getting faded, wilting, or getting warm enough to have its ink transfer to other parts of the box, causing it to not look as bright.
For more information, talk to the company that sold you the banner or visit a site like http://genesis-signs.com. They will have specific ideas that are related to your particular type of ink and banner that will allow you to store it more effectively.