Roller Banner Buyer Guide Tour…

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Spoilt for choice? Perhaps but we’re here to help!

We understand how confusing it can all be. They look great and obviously get the job done, but where do you start? It can look like a minefield of roller banners out there. So many to choose from. Some are as big as a house. Others look like desk ornaments. There are expensive all singing, all dancing ones, that connect to make a wall! It’s a big ask and a big deal. We get it! So that’s why we’re here to walk you through every stage of the buying a roller banner process from start to finish.

Tell me exactly what a roller banner is

A Roller Banner is a self-standing, retractable banner stand, with a printed graphic panel. This panel is inserted into an aluminium spring-loaded base. Roller banners can be rolled away into their own bases to protect the printed panel and makes transportation easy. When ready to use the printed panel is simply pulled up out of its base and hooked onto a pole. To pack away, the panel rolls back into its own base. These stands are easy to transport, quick to construct, light weight and big enough to attract attention.

What other names are used for roller banner stands?

There are many different names used for these types of stands. Roller banners are also known as, roll up banners, pull up banners, pop up banner stands or retractable banner stands. All these names refer to the same product. An exception is pop up banners. Although some people use this term for roller banners, a pop up banner is usually a much larger exhibition stand that as a separate pop up frame.

When should I use a roller banner?

Roller banners have a multitude of uses and can be found at exhibitions, trade shows, shopping centres, reception areas, product launches, presentations, media events, museums and charity events – to name just a few. Roll up banners are most effective when being used to attract attention, create awareness, advertise special offers to passing customers or as backdrops to exhibition stands or media events. A well-designed roller banner delivers a strong visual message that can be easily seen from a distance.

Help me find the right roller banner

Roller banners are our forte, so we’ve designed a whole range of them to suit every budget and every occasion. Come this way, we’ll give you the low down so you can make your choice …

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The Economy Roller Banner – ‘The Economical one’

An ideal first roll up banner if you’re finding your feet in this field. A step up from your basic banner with high quality, heavy weight printed material, grey backing to mask light, a robust stand and a snap rail to attach the graphic. The Economy roller banner retracts into its own stand and packs safely into a padded carry bag.

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Economy Banner
Tougher than our Super Saver

Size of graphic panel:
800mm wide x 2,000mm high


The kit includes:
Graphic panel, silver banner stand with two feet and a padded carry case.


Suitable for:
Short term, light use. Ideal for weekend or exhibitions of short duration.


Price:
From £36.00 (ex VAT) for the roll up banner kit. Extra costs include 24-hour express service, professional design service (from £15.00) and express delivery. Next day Standard delivery is FREE.


Artwork conversion time:
Standard 48 hours or express 24 hours (See turnaround times)

In our honest opinion…
‘This may well be the cheapest /high quality budget banner on the market. A good starter for ten!’
Still unsure? Read more about our economy banners.

The Budget Roller Banner – ‘The Popular one’

This is the robust version of the economical banner, retaining the same high-resolution printing and offering a choice of graphic material. You can opt for SuperSmooth Lightstop; a 420gsm, 290-micron material with grey backing to stop light filtering through, a smooth surface for image reproduction and enhanced flatness properties. Or, Textured Blockout PET; for a heavier and thicker graphic panel that diffuses light and is stronger and more malleable.

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Budget Banner
Robust – ideal for long term use

Size of graphic panel:
800mm or 850mm wide x 2,000mm high


The kit includes:
Graphic panel, sturdy banner stand with two feet, a padded carry case.


Suitable for:
Long term and frequent use. The Budget roller banner will perform time after time provided it is retracted into its stand and carefully packed away after every use.


Price:
From £49.00 (ex VAT). Extra costs include 24-hour express service, professional design service (from £15.00) and express delivery. FREE next day delivery.


Artwork conversion time:
standards or express 24 hours (See turnaround times)

In our honest opinion…
‘Our best quality to price printed roller banner and definitely the most popular!’

Find out of the Budget Roller Banner is right for you…

The Premium Roller Banner – ‘The Tall One’

An impressive high quality and stable retractable banner. It’s so sturdy the stand doesn’t even need feet! The graphics are printed on heavy weight Textured Blockout PET material (500gsm) ensuring excellent print reproduction, sharp and vibrant graphics, a light reflective surface and a Lightstop backing layer. A towering display height of 2,150mm and unusual teardrop shape makes the Premium banner a cut above the rest!

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Premium Roller Banner
Add this to the fleet if you want a stand to last for years

Size of graphic panel:
600mm, 850mm or 1,000mm wide x 2,150mm high


The kit includes:
High resolution graphic panel, stable heavy weight banner stand and carry case.


Suitable for:
Frequent, heavy and long-term use. For exhibitions of multiple days, longstanding advertising campaigns, signage and regular presentations.


Price:
From £97.00 (ex VAT). Extra costs include express 24-hour service, professional design service (from £15.00) and express delivery. FREE standard next day delivery.


Artwork conversion time:
Standard 48 hours or 24 hours express service (See turnaround times)
In our honest opinion…

’Bigger and better than most. If you need a good-looking roller banner for high impact advertising year after year the Premium does the job.’

Take a peek at product reviews of the Premium Roller Banner and more if you’re still not decided.

The Exclusive Roller Banner – ‘The Classy one’

The best you can get. This is a top-quality banner with high resolution print, full colour graphic panel on 240micron Lightstop material with a crystal laminate (a pressure sensitive, non-glare PVC overlaminating film with a soft ‘crystal finish.’) Posh to say the least and just right for those high stakes, top notch events where you really want to impress. As an exclusive product this banner is robust and well-built complete with its own one-piece, solid stand, no feet required!

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Exclusive Roller Banner
The king or queen of roller banners!

Size of graphic panel:
850mm wide x 2,150mm high


The kit includes:
High resolution, full colour graphic panel, stable, heavy weight banner stand, carry case.


Suitable for:
Long-term frequent use. High profile events or ongoing advertising.


Price:
From: £151.00 (ex VAT) extra costs include 24-hour express service, professional design service (from £15.00) and express delivery service. FREE standard next day delivery.


Artwork conversion time:
Standard 48 hours or express 24 hours (See turnaround times)

In our honest opinion…
‘Definitely king or queen of the roller banners. An attractive display that will deliver time after time whilst defying the effects of heavy usage.’

There’s tonnes of detail on our Exclusive Roller Banner and reviews too.

…And still there’s more.

Just when you thought it was safe to say you know all about roller banners, there are other related products on offer which you should know about before you make your choice.

Wide and Wide Premium Roller Banners

Got a little extra room for a bigger display? Or do you need to cover an ugly bare wall? The wide roller banners are a lot of display for the money. As with all our products the high resolution full colour graphics are printed on good quality material offering a choice of Supersmooth Lightstop or the heavier weight thicker panel of Textured Blockout PET.

Choose the Wide roller banner if you need a larger graphic than the standard range and a lighter weight one than the wide Premium version. Artwork to dispatch turnaround is the standards, with the 24-hour express service if time is tight.

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Go wide for added impact

Size of graphic panel:
Wide Roller Banner 1m to 2m wide x 2000mm high
Wide Premium Roller Banner 1m – 2.9 m wide x 2,150mm high

Prices from:
£65.00 (ex VAT) for the Wide and from £121.00 (ex VAT) for the Wide Premium.

Extras include
The 24-hour express service, the professional design service and express delivery service.

Details, data and reviews on Wide and Wide Premium Roller Banners.

Double Sided Budget Roller Banner

If you want to make double the impact our double sided retractable banner can display twice as much information. Two graphic panels are supplied in one stable banner stand which means you can use these panels interchangeably, either together or simultaneously, whichever is needed. Versatile and economical each panel can be printed with different artwork for the same price. Supersmooth, Lightstop material is again used as with others in the range, producing top quality image reproduction.

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Double-sided Banner
Display twice as much information with a double-sided banner

Size of graphic panel:
850mm or 1,000mm wide x 2,000mm high

Prices from:
£99.00 (ex VAT)

Extras include
24 hours express service, professional design service and express delivery service. Standard next day delivery is free.
For the full Monty on Double Sided Budget Roller Banners check out our product pages.

Double Sided Premium Roller Banner

A high-grade twin panel roller banner stand offering versatile graphic displays and a top-quality roller mechanism identical to the Exclusive roller banner. Your chosen graphics are printed in full colour and high resolution on two Blockout PET panels for the price of one. The kit comes with a six-month warranty in its own carry bag.

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Double-sided Banner
Display twice as much information with a double-sided banner

Size of graphic panel:
850mm, 1,000mm, 1,500mm or 2,000mm wide x 2,150mm high

Prices from:
£163.00 (ex VAT)

Extras include
24-hour express service, professional design service and express delivery.
Get the lowdown on Double Sided Premium Roller Banner.

Replacement Graphics

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Replacement Graphic Panels
Replacement panels are available starting from £29.00 but we advise you to seriously consider buying a complete unit to avoid unnecessary long-term cost and loss of time. For more information click here.

Tips on buying your roller banner product

If you are still unsure which of the roller banner products suits your needs why not give us a call on 023 8212 3118 or come to the studios in person to discuss your project and we will be happy to advise. Our address is Unit 4, Stanton Road Ind. Est, Southampton, Hampshire, UK SO15 4HU.

How to set up and dismantle your roller banner

How to set up a Budget Roller Banner

How to set up a Premium Roller Banner

How to set up a Budget Roller Banner

 

How to assemble a roller banner

It really couldn’t be easier! Just five simple steps to roller banner glory!

To set up your roller banner (Supersaver, Economy, Budget, Premium and Exclusive):

A roller banner is a simple to use, easily transported banner stand. The printed banner graphic is attached into a spring loaded base and is designed to simply pull up out of the base for display and to roll back when its work is done.

Setting up a roller banner can be done in under 30 seconds by one person and no tools are needed. Below is a step by step guide on how to assemble and set up your stand.

A PDF version of this guide is available to download – Roller Banner Assembly Guide

Helpful Tips Before you Start:

  • Always insert the pole into the base first and then pull the panel out the stand and hook it onto the pole. Do NOT use the pole to push the panel up – this will bend the pole and will also make seating the pole in the base very difficult.
  • If you stand is leaning or is unstable the most likely cause is an incorrectly seated support pole. The pole must be inserted fully into the locator in the base.
  • When packing your stand away always hold the panel and gently roll it into the base. Do not let go of the panel – this will damage your stand and the printed panel.
  • If you are not tall enough to reach the top of the pole when setting up your stand, you can tilt the stand towards you to make attaching the panel easier.
  • For stands wider than 1.5m it is advisable to have two people erect the stand.

Step 1

Remove the roller banner from the carry case and turn the two feet out so that they are 90 degrees to the base.

Step 2

Remove the pole from either the case or from the pole compartment in the back of the banner stand. Remove the plastic packaging from the pole and slot the 3 sections of poles together.

Step 3

Insert the pole into the hole in the base. Ensure that the pole is fully secured into the locator at the bottom of the base. The locator can be one of two types – an indent in the aluminium casing or a grey plastic locator. It is very important that the pole is seating correctly into the locator – if not the banner will lean and will become unstable.

Step 4

Standing at the rear of the banner pull the panel upwards to extend the printed panel. Hold the panel securely and do not let it go until it is securely attached to the top of the pole. If it is difficult to reach the top of the pole tilt the stand towards you so that it is easier to reach.

Step 5

Hook the panel onto the top of the pole. There will be two different attachments. Our Economy stand is supplied with a black plastic hook attachment – this slots into the channel in the header bar. Our Budget stands have a slot in the header bar which hooks into the top of the pole.

Your stand is now set up and ready to use. To pack the stand away simply un-hook the panel and carefully ease it into the base. Never let a panel shoot back into the base this will damage your stand.

To dismantle your roller banner

  1. Lean the graphic towards you using the upright and unhook the graphic panel from the top hook or notch. Keep hold of the middle of the graphic.
  2. Slowly retract the graphic into the stand ensuring it remains flat and straight. If it starts to crinkle, fold or recoil crookedly pull the graphic out a few inches, readjust it and allow it to roll back into the casing.
  3. Pull the upright pole out of the hole and separate the three sections, folding them back on themselves. Repack the stand containing the rolled up graphic and folded upright into the bag.

How to set up the Link 2

Treat each banner link as you would a normal roll up banner. Connect the bottom upright into the base unit by slotting it into the gap and twisting ninety degrees. Then link the other two components of the upright. Pull the graphic panel carefully upwards whilst tilting the upright towards you to reach the top and hook the panel on the top cap. Repeat this with all the individual roller banners. Read on for the clever part!

Seamless linking of the panels is achieved by pushing one base up against another, squeezing the panel frames together and locking with the magnetic bars. Four stabilizing feet can be pulled out from the base to ensure the structure stands firm on uneven flooring. The rear feet can also be retracted to enable the panel to be pushed up against a wall.

When floors are uneven, it is possible to manually align the design by moving it left and right, as well as up and down. This is a unique, patented feature to maintain the fluidity and overall professional look of the display.

There’s no need to purchase a completely new roller banner when it’s time to change the graphics as the Link 2 designers have built in a simple little tool to facilitate this. The blocking pin comes with the kit and needs to be inserted into the base to prevent further movement of the banner. The graphic panel can then be released from the base mechanism, unhooked from the top cap and rolled up for storage.

It’s just as simple to replace a new graphic panel. Start at the top this time, hook the top of the panel on the support pole, gently pull the banner down and slot it into the roller mechanism. Remove the pin and the banner will be free to retract. Ensuring the red lines are aligned on both the graphic panel and the base will enable the banner to retract correctly.

How to dismantle the Link 2

It literally takes seconds to dismantle the Link 2 banners. Just pull the individual banners apart. Unhook the panel from the top and ease it back into its protective case. What could be simpler?

Are you ready to order online?

  1. Return to the Home screen and select ‘Roll Up Banners’. You will be presented with a line-up of all the roller banner items available.
  2. Select your chosen roller banner e.g.; Budget roller banner by tapping the ‘more’ button. The full details of the product will then be listed for you to choose specific options.
  3. The heading ‘Graphic Panel’ gives you a choice of Textured Blockout PET or SuperSmooth Lightstop material. Make your choice by tapping the grey box, the two options will be listed for you to select the appropriate one. A blue tick will confirm selection of the option.
  4. The ‘Size’ heading gives you a choice of 800mm or 850mm wide if you select the grey box opposite. Make sure you select the correct size indicated by the blue tick.
  5. Turnaround refers to the length of time from submission of artwork to receipt of your package. The choice is standards or express 24 hours (which incurs a small charge). (These turnaround times exclude the Design Service). Make your selection in the same way.
  6. The final heading is ‘quantity’. Tap on the grey box link and select the number of roller banners you would like.

Super speedy service

  1. The Roller Banners Team do a great job, (so our customers say!) and we can do it extra quickly if time is short.

    • A typical turnaround time from submission of artwork to delivery of your order is 48 hours, although this is dependent on quantities, order specifications, machine requirements and delivery companies.
    • If you need your banner by the next day just pay for your order and forward your artwork by 2pm.
    • Allow 4 days for the professional design service. For more details see our Turnaround times below.

Delivery

  1. The Roller Banners Team do a great job, (so our customers say!) and we can do it extra quickly if time is short.
    • A typical turnaround time from submission of artwork to delivery of your order is 48 hours, although this is dependent on quantities, order specifications, machine requirements and delivery companies.
    • If you need your banner by the next day just pay for your order and forward your artwork by 2pm.
    • Allow 4 days for the professional design service. For more details see our Turnaround times below.

A behind the scenes tour of our facilities

We appreciate and value the time you have taken to peruse our site and to order from our products. It’s important you feel confident with your purchase decision, so to help with that we’d like to show you how we do things the Roller Banner UK way by giving you a brief look behind the scenes at what makes us successful and unique.

Trust us to take care of you

Impressive machinery does not guarantee good quality, low priced products. So why trust us to do a good job for a reasonable price? Firstly, Roller Banners UK is Google certified and one of the country’s few printing companies accepted onto their programme. This means that service levels are constantly monitored offering customers protection on their purchases. All work is produced in house on the latest, fastest and most efficient kit so we can generate work in volume whilst keeping an eye on quality. Banner mechanisms come with a manufacturer warranty from 3 months to 5 years dependent on the product and all printing is guaranteed not to fade for 2 years. If you are not completely satisfied with your roller banner then please let us know within 14 days and we will endeavour to put this right to our very best ability. (See Quality guarantee)

For more assurance you’ve made a good decision check out what our customers are saying.

“The quality was much better than anticipated … several people wanted to order their own and couldn’t believe the price compared to what they paid.”

Georgina-Kate

“The quality is outstanding for what is paid.” “I was contacted by the staff and we fixed the problem.”

Julia

“Absolutely thrilled with our purchase. The design service is fantastic and the delivery was very quick!”

Adam

 

For more testimonials on specific items scroll down on the product pages.

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