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~ Frequently Asked Questions About Our Banner Programs ~

 

HOW LONG WILL THE BANNERS LAST?

Our banners our extremely durable. Colors last over a year under standard sun and storm conditions. The vinyl banner material is extremely durable under standard conditions. We recommend not hanging them near tree branches. We do recommend that display periods run no more than 6 months in order to make each period something specia and to avoid the possiblity of color fading.

ARE THE BANNERS MADE IN THE U.S.?

ABSOLUTELY! We use HP machines and latex inks, and durable tyvek vinyl materials purchased from U.S. companies. Although we could cut costs some by purchasing items overseas, we feel strongly about making sure we KEEP IT IN THE U.S. We can't guarantee that there weren't a few nuts and bolts produced elsewhere, but we will never produce U.S. Military banners utilzing foreign made equipment or supplies if at all possible.

WHO RECEIVES SPONSORSHIP PAYMENT?

All payments are typically received by the town, city or organization in charge of the program, either by check or credit card. The custom website can be set up to receive credit card payment linked to a secure PayPal account or merchant service account controlled by the organization. No payment received online for programs is deposited into a Military Tribute Banner account.

HOW ARE BANNERS BILLED?

Billing for program banners is usually done on NET10 terms and only when banners are ready for shipping. We usually ship in quantities of 10-20 at a time in order to reduce shipping costs. There are no up-front or out-of-pocket cost as sponsorship payments are typically received days prior to invoicing.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BANNERS AFTER THEY COME DOWN?

We recommend giving the banners to the honoree or their family on behalf of the community/sponsor as a grateful "Thank You".

CAN'T WE FIND A CHEAPER BANNER PRINTER?

Other towns have told us that they have tried, but then come back to us. Print companies simply can not offer what we can and the price difference for quality, full-color, double-sided banners is minimal. In fact, when you include design, promotional materials, banner insurance, support and the heart for our military that we put into each banner, you will wind up paying more going elsewhere. Guaranteed.

Included in our all-inclusive banner pricing:

• Dedicated military banner printing with a mission to honor our military heroes - reflected in the "Above and Beyond" approach we take in producing our Military Tribute Banners
• Marketing materials, sample banner, electronic marketing files, and a custom promo video if needed
• Full-custom artwork design and individual banner setup
• A customized, dedicated website for order taking and payment that can be linked by any site
• Order administration with daily reports showing the status of banner orders
• Customer artwork approval system
• Photo restoration applied to each photo - ensuring that the best outcome is achieved
• Fast artwork setup and printing (most often banners are printed within 1 business day of approval)
• No cost reprints on banners having errors even if information is submitted incorrectly.

 Simply put, you'll pay more going to a "cheaper printer" -  in additional costs and time. They may give you a banner, but they can't give you everything to create a program at our price.

WHAT IS NEEDED TO GET STARTED? 

Simply contact us to help you:
• Create your custom banner design (size; colors; wording, etc.)
• Determine program details (sponsorship rate; dates of display; location of display)
• Order pole brackets if needed. We offer standard, durable pole brackets at reasonable costs (price dependent on quantity and size)
• Create marketing materials and website (mini-flyers, posters, video and electronic files)