A day in the Life of a Banner Stand – From Desk to Door in 24 Hours Posted on: September 2, 2014 by Gemma Russo We all know that no matter how hard we plan, there are times when we simply need things now. That is why we have launched our new 24 hour fast delivery on banner stands up to 1000mm wide when print ready artwork is received by 12pm. The question is what does it take to get a banner stand from desktop to door in 24 hours? We thought we would do a little tour of our production area and show you how. Step 1 – Graphic check Once we have received your artwork, it will be check by our graphics team to make sure that it meets the required artworking formatting and standards. This ensures no hold ups further down the production process, as well as making sure your finished graphics are top quality. Once it has been approved it is sent to the print queue to be printed. Step 2 – Printing Our banners are printed on a Vutek UV printer, with a UV ink process to ensure that the ink does not fade. We lifted the lid of the printer to see the UV light in action. For health and safety reasons this is closed during our standard print process to maintain the highest possible safety standards. This printer can happily manage one off prints or multiple prints of the same artwork. Step 3 – Trimming to size Once the banner graphic has been printed it goes to the finishing team, where it is trimmed to size using the icutter (this is my favourite part of the process, it always amazes me watching this machine in action). The icutter uses a blade or a laser to cut the graphic and although we are using it here for a standard rectangle shape it can cut through a variety of materials including fabrics, foam board and perspexs in a variety of shapes including intricate designs. Step 4 – Assembly So, the graphic is now ready to be fitted to the banner stand. Each banner is fitted by hand with the graphic being attached to the top rail and then secured to the base unit. Step 5 – Packing and shipping The banner is ready to go to its new home, it is packed in its carry case and boxed ready to be shipped.