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I have a Dream!

The vision, patriotism, optimism, hope, and courage of one man, made a million dreams come true. Dr. King’s dream was one of equality and justice for all; he dreamed of a world free of bias, and void of discrimination.

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.” 

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Dr. King truly had faiththat one-day justice was going to triumph and that freedom would ring across our great nation and across the world. It was his true patriotism that led him to fight for justice in his own country, and he inspired Americans to fight for equality, and encouraged us to reach greater heights as not only Americans, but as human beings.

His famous I Have a Dream speech portrayed empathy towards his fellow beings and moreover conviction in his beliefs. He remained dedicated to his mission no matter what adversity he faced and his speech became a shining moment in the civil rights movement.

Equality, justice, and freedom are the fundamental right to every human being and this message was at the core of the civil rights movement. Dr. King’s I Have a Dream speechinspired many to fight for justice, and his unwavering dedication to fighting for peace and equality was awe-inspiring. In the 1960’s our country was in the midst of finally coming to terms with it’s vast inequality issues, and seemed to be in constant turmoil, despite all of this Dr. King still had the dream of one day living in a just and brighter America.

This generation has a lot to take away from the great men and women that made history during the civil rights movement. Strongmen and women like Dr. King, and those that fought along side him during the civil rights movement have always inspired, andtheir legacy will continue to inspire as their movement and message is part of the legacy of this great nation.

Every one of us has the potential to be a hero whether you are working to empower those in your local community, working on bigger nation wide initiatives, or just overcoming personal challenges.

Dr. King started a revolution against inequality and the lack of justice for people of color in our nation and across the world. Your revolution could be for a larger cause or for something completely personal, regardless the outcome will always be based on your perseverance and the dedication you have for your cause.

Saluting the hero in you, we at BannerBuzz pay homage to a true national hero, Martin Luther King Jr.

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The 5S Tips to Ensure Healthy Banner Life

When it comes to signs and banners, we tend to take great efforts and details in creating an attractive design that suits our needs. With that being the case,why do we show negligence when to comes to taking care of them in maintaining the quality? After all reusing them saves us a lot of time, effort and of course money! You may have heard the 5S methodology for manufacturing but here let’s converge on 5S tips to make sure you can extend your banner life:

  • Sanitize:Sanitize your banner using ammonia free (non-solvent) detergents and water. You could also use mild dishwasher soap. In case of exposing harsh chemicals the prints do come off at times or even distort the material of the banner.
  • Soft cloth: Always use a soft cloth to clean the surface of the banner. Avoid using coarse cleaning pads for they highly damage the quality of prints. In fact even keeping the printed side of the banner facing down towards the ground while cleaning on a rough surface hurts the banner.
  • Side:Strictly avoid folding the banners since they cause creases. A better solution would beto roll the banners and prevent permanent crinkles on them. Keeping the prints on the outer side, a good indicationisto wrap a sheet of butter-paper while rolling the banners. This way the color used during prints along the sides will not stick to the storage device. For minor wrinkles, you can put a soft cloth on the ground while facing the printed side down,run a semi-hot iron on the backside of the banner. Never overdo the heat since that can melt away the material, shrinking the banner size and permanently causingimpairments to the prints.
  • Seal:It is ideal to seal the banner in a tube or cylinder of about 5-inch diameter or a little more.
  • Store:While storing your banner keep it away from direct exposure to sunlight since that may affect the quality of prints and fade away with time.  A cool dry place works just fine.  

Banner care tips

Many times banners can get damaged due to improper installation as well. Remember to make appropriate use of grommets, holes and pockets while they are being put up. These banners are often mistaken as permanent prints. Due to the varied adverse weather conditions in which outdoor banners are being exposed to, their state will eventually give up but with proper care their lives can surely beprolonged.

Our hope is these tips will come in handy to take care of your banners and increase their longevity, though in case of further questions or concerns contact us at  +1 800 580 4489

Have a blast this New Year with Bannerbuzz

The year has just gone past in the blink of an eye and its time to start wrapping up all the good memories that have defined the year 2014 for you. We at Bannerbuzz would like to wish all our valuable clients, prospective customers and well wishers a Happy New year filled with lots of joy, good health and heaps of prosperity.

Happy New Year From BannerBuzz

Looking back on the months gone by,
As a new year starts and an old one ends,
We contemplate what brought us joy,
And we think of our loved ones and our friends.

Recalling all the happy times,
Remembering how they enriched our lives,
We reflect upon who really counts,
As the fresh and bright new year arrives.

And when we ponder those who do,
we immediately think of you.

Thanks for being one of the reasons we’ll have a Happy New Year!

A poem by Joanna Fuchs

We take this opportunity in thanking you for making 2014 a year memorable for us. We assure you to continue giving good service and top-notch quality. When you feel like banners come visit us http://www.bannerbuzz.com

Tradeshows – There is always a 1st time!!

Been on a blind date before? No! Chillax, in a gist it’s just that you don’t really know what to expect from the other end. Simultaneously, if you decide beforehand whether you are interested in a long-term commitment or a mere fling, it helps you talk to the other person accordingly. Funny right? Well, tradeshows are no different. You decide on a vision to be able to make decisions based on them where would you be inclined towards generating leads for your company or say be there for market presence and networking.By this I mean, settling a clear aim as to what your expectations are from this tradeshow is important.

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As a first timer, there are a lot of points that one needs to keep in mind while doing an exhibit. A few of these may come in handy:

  • Based on your aim for the tradeshow, decide on the budget you would want to spend after the fair. You eventually don’t want to end up burning a hole in your pocket. 
  • A well thought of budget and proper vision in mind will help you choose the right size of the booth and in some cases even the location. Many a times, early birds do even get an option to choose between a high traffic area setup. 
  • Plan ahead of time and prepare a checklist. You would not want to miss on an opportunity and later repent on it. By planning I would say, be it all; your allotted area, tentative design, electrical points available, your neighboring stall owners, competitor stall locations, type of traffic expected pretty much everything. 
  • Of course you want to attract potential customers or spread across a message in a single look for the passersby. So design your booth with this concept in mind. You could also go through the list of pre-registered participants that gives you an idea about the type of crowd expected. It’s almost like an elevator speech, where you have just a few seconds before they leave from your area. The key is to be concise and clear in what you do. 
  • Product display should be such that the customer doesn’t need to dig through a lot of information to know what is the exhibit about. Clarity in thoughts will simplify your presentation.
  • Avoid clutter. It is not necessary that you fill up all walls of your booth. Simple is always elegant. Instead look for different efficient means to convey your message better. Remember flooring is a part of your exhibit area where you could have appropriate signs put up; have directional stickers to your stall or decals or even signboards to your booth. Create curiosity for them to come see you.
  • Give at least a day or enough time to yourself and the tradeshow organizers to put everything up together, as you would have wished. Since the entire exhibit is being put up at the same time and everyone wants a piece of the cake, it is better to be more organized and well prepared.

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  • What are your potential customers or the market taking with them when they come see you? Your image, correct! The way you present yourself, the way your talk, they way you attentively listen to what they have to say, all matters. So refine your people skills and make sure you have the best of your resources present there since it is a vital part of what brand image you create. Show them your passion, your enthusiasm about your product and people will show interest. 
  • Believe me or not, the way you dress up is a part of your personality. Wear comfortable clothes that boosts up your confidence. You can choose to have your folks dress up in similar/same clothes to show team spirit.  
  • It is sometimes ok to spend just a little extra but have your custom brand prints reusable. This way the more you participate, the lesser you may have to invest the following times. 
  • Last but not the least just be confident and inviting. Never underestimate a visitor for any one of them could be your potential customer.  

Sure keeping these are just the basics of tradeshow participation. Don’t go over board with a lot of expense on your very initial attempt. The first couple times you participate at a fair, it would be like a learning curve. You would know from various experiences what worked and what didn’t. After all it is a gimmick and you learn from your mistakes, soon to master the art of captivating one’s attention!

At Bannerbuzz, we are a dedicated team who’d love to help you achieve success in tradeshows by designing your ideas. For more tips on tradeshow banners, signs, banner stands, roll up banners, directional yard signs or any other type of sign feel free to contact us at http://www.bannerbuzz.com

Have no doubt, Shout it out! Loud and Proud

The tag line surely reminds us of our home teams in school, cheerleading, mascots, scouts and the numerous other sports being played with zest. A vital part of these teams was the spirit with which people would hoot for them. Breakaway banners can give that little extra edge to support your favorite sport or player. They can be used in several ways most popular being placed at the finish line for athletes and races. And yes with the commencement of yet another football NFL season how can we forget that the enthusiasm builds, when a team gets introduced by breaking the banner! Wouldn’t you get excited to see Peyton Manning tearing off the Denver Broncos breakaway banner and making a grand entrance? Don’t lie;for sure you’d love that!!

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As compared to their paper counterparts, these banners are now made of silk-based cloth and are really light in weight.  That increases their portability and reusability. Simply roll them and gear up for yet another game. At bannerbuzz we tactfully break your graphic in the center and place tiny buttons at an overlapping edge for an easy break. The break is placed vertically and not horizontally. Being printed on a cloth the image does not pixelate giving premium clarity. Side pockets for poles, grommets and stitches can be added on request. Edges have flash cut. It can withstand extreme weather conditions. They come in various sizes with the restriction of 5ft or 60inches width and any length.

Breakaway banners can be offered on vinyl banners with an option to choose Velcro. Alternative could be to have it installed on the top and bottom; both sides or all four sides or we can send it along with the shipment. But a downside of using Velcro could be if the Velcro is too strong, it makes it difficult for the player or athlete to tear apart and if it is weak, the two halves can easily fall off. And of course because of the break in the graphic, these banners are printed on a single side only. Graphic selection is the next key step. One can simply choose from a variety of pre-made templates or make one graphic using our expressive tool. Make sure the banner is kept as simple as possible and not too wordy since they are built to promote the team or organization brand.

These are great for football, basketball, softball, wrestling and various types of races. Be it running, hurdles or derby.  Breakaway banners can surely bring out the fire from within for a team or player one supports building excitement!

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To charge up your team tempo and more suggestions on banner design please visit us at http://www.bannerbuzz.com/

Grow your passion into profession with Bannerbuzz

Looking for a right time to awaken the entrepreneurial streak in you? It for sure is never too late to turn your passion into occupation. Especially in women when flexibility matters the most, sometimes working on your own terms makes a lot of difference to your family life. Have you ever wondered what taking risks can do for you? If it hits the right cord you can be your own boss.

These days home nurtured businesses have taken a big toll on the minds of people. The stay home moms and dads can creatively and tactfully help towards making a contribution in paying bills. Say for example you have a passion for cooking different recipes and love to have people try them. What are you waiting for? Christmas is the right time to experiment and see if you want to make a living out of it. Families are looking for gifting ideas that give a personalized touch. You can provide services from home where you can take requests and have people come collect them. These services could be anything from you baking to you being a florist or even an artist. Listen to your inner voices and see what your gut has to say. Identify your passion that will help you have better involvement at what you do.

Grow your passion into profession with Bannerbuzz:

Marketing used to be a pure game of the gregarious but it’s not that bad of a monster for a lot many homebodies these days. Putting your point across the table catering the right audience is the key. An old school banner in such times is a smart, cheap and efficient choice to make announcements. It gives visibility to your purpose and makes branding easy. Take tiny steps at a time working towards your goal. The choices your make define whether you support your purpose or not. Sit back, take actions and don’t let fear take over you. Decisions whether good or bad at least will help you realize ownership of your work. You never know who, when, where, and how may come up to you knocking at your doorstep.

With all of this comes a lot of hard work and persistence, which eventually reaps fruits. Make sure you take actions daily. Plan better so that the cost of changeminimizes. Adapt to your surroundings and live in the moment. Often things don’t go according to your wish at all times, that is why you may need a contingency plan to keep moving ahead. Don’t get disheartened by such detours and roadblocks, they are meant to be there for a reason. Share; share it with friends and people who care for you. This will keep you on track and remind you of your purpose. When you think of giving up, remember why you even started in the first place. As truly said by Henry Ford, “ Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right”. 

Discover the technics of growing your business idea making you dreams come true with http://www.bannerbuzz.com/

Keep calm and Ho Ho Ho

Christmas, the time of the year for treats, family gatherings, shopping, gifts and tons of good food around. The festive season brings in an aura of happiness, content and laughter piling up to the memories. Churches have special masses and offices hold cool festive parties in full swing. Pretty much to sum it up it’s awesomeness all around.

Whether you are organising a personal party or a party for your colleagues at work, bannerbuzz caters the best of the customizables. Get a personalised throw made for your christmas party and impress your guests. Maybe even a custom runner that you can use from time to time. This could be a good gifting solution as well for your close friends and family. 6’ x 2.5’(feet) and 8’ x 2.5’(feet) are the two standard sizes for a table throw based on the different tables across various places. While the standard size for a table runner is 24”x68”(inches). However, custom sizes can be made available.

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The table covers are made with high quality satin or nylon. So be it young kids at the party or elderly people, after party cleaning is hassle free.More so to make sure they don’t fray, table throws are precut with a hot knife. Incase of arranging the party outdoors, these table throws are coated with dye-sublimation technology that makes them resistant to various weather elements. A special shielding is layered on the throw to ensure withstanding outdoor surroundings. This makes the colors on them appear lighter or darker than at times than the original proofs.

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Your christmas table decoration will add a fine elegant touch to the delicious recipes you make and complement them. You may want to wish your friends, family, neighbours and/or clients merry christmas and why not do it in style with http://www.bannerbuzz.com

Specifications for graphics to be kept in mind while designing a banner

Often we tend to get confused when it comes to scaling the artwork during banner design. I am sure many of you might have faced issues due to improper picture resolution. There are times when you design a banner on your computer, it looks just fine, but as soon as you submit them for printing, the picture gets blurry or in other terms it pixelates.

Graphics could be either raster or vector. The raster graphics image is a dot matrix structure generally representing a rectangular grid of pixels. They are resolution dependent so they cannot scale after a certain resolution without affecting the picture quality. e.g. MS Paint. For CMYK 4 color process printing 150-300 pixels per inch works decently good. While on the other hand, vector graphics use geometric principles like a line, curve and shapes all of which are based on mathematical expressions to represent images in computer graphics. Line art is scalable to any size and never loses resolution; hence image will stay clean and crisp. They can be submitted at any size proportionate to the banner size ordered.They use controlled points and nodes each of which can be expressed in x and y mathematical co-ordinates. e.g. Illustrator. Yes, all more so for the 2D images.

For sure there are certain norms to be kept in mind whiledesigning the graphics to maintain certain high levels of resolutions. Mainly these three metrics matter:

  • File type: Using vector software to develop images helps a great deal in keeping the file size restricted along with maintaining a very high picture quality. The images so created are vector graphic image. 
  • File format: The format in which you submit a picture for printing matters say a lot about the picture as well. The most acceptable formats are EPS (Encapsulated Post Script), AI (Adobe Illustrator), PDF (Adobe PDF), PSD (Adobe Photoshop), JPG (High Resolution JPEG) and TIFF (High Resolution TIFF). 
  • Resolution: If using raster graphic images, depending on the resolution, they get blurry as enlarged for e.g. PSD, JPG, and TIFF. The rule says: 
  • 100% scale (full size output) at 100 dpi
  • 50% scale at 200 dpi or higher
  • 25% scale at 300 dpi or higher10% scale at
  • 600-1200 dpi recommended 

Thumbnail sized jpg and gif.files are not at a high enough resolution to be used on large prints like banners.

The following tips may come in handy:

  • No bleeds are necessary (unless ordering a banner stand that requires one).A page bleed is shown on the following image:

Specifications for graphics to be kept in mind while designing a banner

  • To reduce costs, if possible, redesign to eliminate the bleed or reduce the page size enough to fit the work on a smaller sheet of paper.
  • Set up size proportionate to the exact size banner you are ordering.
  • To prevent any text or important images from falling on the hemline or interrupted by a grommet, you will want to keep them at least 2″ away from edge such that they are not on the trim edge. Of course any image past the trim line is cut off.
  • While submitting any of the acceptable forms of image file, be sure to convert all text/fonts to outlines or curves. 

For more details on image scaling feel free to contact our expert designers who provide artwork services for no additional cost only at http://www.bannerbuzz.com/

Personalize gifts this festive season with Bannerbuzz

 With the festive season kicking in, friends and family getting together, are you facing trouble finding the right gifts for your loved ones? The toughest part of choosing a gift is often staying in budget. More so not the expensive ones are the best, it’s the thoughtful ones that make a difference. Yes it is possible your tastes may differ, so always gift something that you would have loved to receive.

Personalize gifts this festive season with Bannerbuzz

You feel you are the only one facing issues getting the right gift? Uh-uh. Not just to make you feel better but there are many such people out there. One reason is also because people loose touch with each other and its difficult to keep up with what they are into. Firstly, set a budget. Could be a few dollars here and there but at least you know what range to stick to. Its truly said, give more than you receive. Many a times gift cards work too. Categorizing age becomes a key factor when choosing your gift. For your young little ones you may find a ton of things around but when it comes to your elders,a lot of thought goes in to it. 

How about consider giving vinyl vehicle or maybe even personalized boat lettering if they happen to own one. This is a cheap and thoughtful way to surprise your near and dear ones. You can get a customized design, which is pre spaced and pre masked for easy installation. This gives a whole new look to their boat, yacht or any other vehicle. Bannerbuzz makes boat lettering in high resolution and marine grade vinyl quality. This protects the lettering from mainly water, wind and sun; making it stick along for long lasting years without affecting the brightness. If they follow the removal instructions properly, it does not affect the paint of their boat or vehicle either. The vehicle lettering too is something your friends and family would appreciate, especially if they own their own business, this definitely proves to be a blessing in disguise. That can be moving advertisement for their business, plus you are gifting them something they are really passionate about. And it does not burn a hole in your pocket too! Here you go, a win-win right there!!

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I am sure you can find a lot of other options for gifting but personalized gifts are like a cherry on the cake. They depict that you care and show thoughtfulness behind your gift. Other ways you can get better at gifting is by tickling your loved ones emotions and reigniting old memories (of course good ones!) through which they can connect more to your gift. Don’t be afraid to add humor but be careful not to hurt someone’s feelings. Like consider gifting them maybe a favorite picture of theirs on a canvas banner. It is sure to bring a smile on their faces. Canvas banners are made of sturdy woven fabric that can be used to print in high quality colors. They are typically for indoor use more so used for its decorative element. They come with a semi-gloss finish and can be further sharpened by making necessary edits.  

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At times, people often consider giving adventure time as experiences to something they may have never done. Sure a new experience does sound like a great gift say like the first scuba diving lesson or sponsoring a sky-dive or maybe even a game.

Personalized gifting can be a lot of fun by thinking just a little out of the box. Take the art of gifting to a whole new level with http://www.bannerbuzz.com/

Give Thanks with Bannerbuzz.com

Thanksgiving the time of the year when everyone waits to get together with their families and enjoy the big feast, that time of the year when we show gratitude to family, friends, colleagues, community, nature and god. The feeling of gratitude brings with it a lot of humbleness in a being. Give thanks with a big heart and you get a feeling so pure that can never defy happiness.

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A feeling as great that makes us realize of what all do we have now instead of what isn’t. From spreading all the kindness around to counting the blessings you have, gratitude makes you feel content from within. Joy doubles when you express it and it is viral, passes on like a spark. Gratitude can be shown in numerous ways. Show that you care, show that you love someone and fill your loved ones day with pleasure. Show that there is benediction; be thankful to all the veterans and their families for the sacrifice they provide towards our nation in protecting us.

Be thankful to your family for who you are, is all because of them, their support and love for you. Be thankful your friends for they shape what you become. People often say friends you are identified by the friends you keep. Its true! After all you say, think and do like the company you are with. The give the correct advises when in need and empathize with you in every step of your being. Recently Facebook has come up with a fantastic new way of conveying personalized thanks to friends on their timeline. Yes those small expressions do make a difference.

Be thankful to your colleagues for all what you have achieved is also because of the team effort at work. They teach you in subtle ways, whether be it something good to do or at least what not to do. Be thankful to your customers for without them you wouldn’t have a purpose to serve your business. Be thankful to your community, for that is where you have emerged. A feeling of fellowship, sharing common attitudes, interests and goals would not have been possible without you being a part of community. Be thankful to nature for its wonderful being, with which we heal our souls, for the oxygen they provide us (duh-uh its obvious), for the peace and serenity that it fills us with. And last but not the least be thankful to God for being there within us, with us all through out; for the spirit in us, love and unconditional faith that makes us take huge steps with ease. Every morning be thankful to god for each beautiful passing day filled with lots of new opportunities.

At times don’t just give thanks just because we have to, say it because you want to. The transformation in the attitude will be all that matters to that someone close. Come, express, it’s time to give thanks with http://www.bannerbuzz.com/

Feel free to contact us for more ideas and let our experts’ help you make your own customized banner or sign for your loved one.