The Benefits of Roller Banners

  • By thomas swales
  • 25 Aug, 2017

The Elite Sign Solutions team call them Roller Banners however these neat little advertising tools  actually have a whole range of different names including banner stands, roll up banners and pop up stands. Regardless of what you prefer to call them, including one within your business is guaranteed to attract some kind of interest. In this blog, we’re going to tell you a few benefits of roller banners…

What are they?

Perfect for an exhibition or stall, a roller banner is a type of advertising that allows you to stand out amongst the crowd. Simply pull it out of its handy storage bag, slide the banner out and secure it in place to create a tall and handy advertisement that will attract interest from everyone around in seconds.


Many roller banners are printed onto a high quality piece of vinyl which means that they are very tough and able to withstand a whole range of different environments. From the windy outdoors to the busy crowds of an indoor event, you can be sure a roller banner is designed to last.

Easy to Store

Since a roller banner is rolled out in order to create the finished product, it is only right to assume it will be packed away after use. Generally, they differ in size depending on the company you enquire with however the average size is easy to store and transport from location to location, making them perfect for exhibitions.


Since a roller banner can be put up in less than a minute and easily transported, it makes the product a very convenient form of advertising. After all, very few people are going to choose the product that will cost them valuable set up time and make the day more difficult.

The world of advertising has come a long way and thankfully we no longer have to rely on newspaper sections. Now we have a whole range of banners and signs that are sure to help improve your company presence within your industry, including roller banners! For more information about our roller banners, speak to a member of the Elite Signs Solutions team today and get your hands on some of the best signs in Manchester !

By thomas swales 12 Jan, 2018

Here at Elite Sign Solutions we know all about the importance of high quality signage and how it can benefit your business. With this said, signage that looks like it has seen better days is going to turn away business rather than invite potential customers in to find out more information and sometimes the best thing you can do is completely rejuvenate your original design. Keep reading to find out more information…

Time to Rebrand

As a business changes, it is not uncommon for the logo to undergo minor alterations that reflect these changes. Of course, a rebranding can also signify a fresh start and turn a business in a completely new direction that could be extremely advantageous. Rebranding can range from the full work to some simple adaptions that are implemented into the original design and you should speak to your signage company to find out what works best for your needs.

LED Lights

These days everything is lit up and the signage world has started to take notice. Take LED lights for example – back in the day the only flashing lights that business could purchase were low quality and battery operated however these days fully functioning and high quality LEDs can be bought by almost anybody. Plus, there is no better way to rejuvenate your existing signage than to add in some neon colours!


The human brain works in mysterious ways and scientific studies have proven that we tend to remember music, colour and images better than words and information. Sometimes the reason that your business is not getting much interaction and conversion could be down to the colours you have chosen and not the sign itself and sometimes the best rejuvenation method can be altering the shades or swapping out the colours completely so that consumers are more likely to remember your company when it matters the most. For example, the red and yellow colours are associated with the McDonalds brand almost instantly.

Most of the time signs only require a bit of TLC after years of wear and tear but sometimes a full replacement is in order. With this said, not all signage requires professional input down to damage and many people seek a sign rejuvenation due to design error. After all, the function of a sign is to share information and attract attention so a sign that is not doing that is a sign that is suffering in terms of design greatly. To start your own sign rejuvenation project, speak to a member of the best signs in Manchester today!

By thomas swales 05 Jan, 2018

As we go about our daily business we walk past hundreds of different types of signage that all serve a very important yet unique purpose. In fact, most of the time we don’t even notice some of the signs that are scattered around, especially within large cities. From directional signs to product advertisements, each sign has its own role to play and in this blog we are going to go over the purpose of signage…


When it comes to urban cities that have a lot of incoming and outgoing traffic it can be a very wise business decision to enlist the help of high quality signage. After all, the potential for conversion is dramatically increased due to the amount of people that will see the sign and the services or products that are on offer. This type of signage is known as marketing as it allows a specific thing to be advertised for the general public to see whilst carrying on with their day.

Building a Brand

Some companies have become so successful that marketing is the last thing they need to think about. Relying on the word of mouth of the general public is good enough for some businesses and instead their signage is focused on brand recognition. These types of signs tend to create or continue promoting an awareness of the brand on offer rather than products or services so that people talk about the company as a whole rather than just the one product that was featured in a sign.


Whilst some signs serve to encourage us to part with money, others are there to simply offer assistance and help. For example, some signs are colour coded in order to tell us what we can and cannot do where as directional signs help us if we seem to lose track of our surroundings. In addition to this, there are also signs that promote health and safety, especially around construction areas.

When it comes to signage in the Manchester area and beyond it is important to choose a company that knows what they are talking about. Luckily the team here at Elite Sign Solutions are more than qualified! Not only do we know the ins and outs of great signage, we craft a sign so that is suits its purpose perfectly. To find out more information, get in contact with the best signs in Manchester today!

By thomas swales 11 Dec, 2017

Here at Elite Sign Solutions we know the desirable characteristics that make our signage range so high quality however very few people are aware of how expansive the industry actually is. Take Flexface signs for example - they are incredibly durable and perfect when an industry standard banner is required. Here is everything you need to know…

What are they?

When you see a giant sign that is placed on the exterior of a building it is known as a Flexface sign. This type of signage is perfect for those looking to advertise their services on a mass basis as it offers clear advertisement and offers the opportunity to animate or illuminate the information. Usually companies will opt for a flex face sign to put their business name on as it is often referred to as an industrial standard shop sign.

Why were they developed?

A flex face sign offers a range of different benefits however they were developed with efficiency in mind. For example, this type of signage offers the abilities to create very large signs without sacrificing quality. In addition to this, the signs incredibly durable and efficient, which is required when they will spend many years outdoors.


Sometimes a flex face sign can be fitted with LED illumination in order to add that little extra splash of detail. The lighting that is used is thought out in terms of efficiency in order to create a cost effective sign that does not waste energy as a by-product.

The Flexface sign is something that we take very seriously here at Elite Sign Solutions. After all, they tend to be required by very successful and high class clients and we want to do an excellent job! In order to find out more information about our range of products, get in contact with the best signs in Manchester today!

By thomas swales 27 Nov, 2017

A sign is a form of free advertising that cannot be taken for granted which means that it is very important to ensure that the right steps are taken in order to create an eye catching and effective one. In order to ensure that our readers know exactly how to plan out their signage we have decided to go over a few of the unspoken rules…


More often than not a sign is blown up into order to fit a large surface area and if you opt for images with a low resolution that go blurry when stretched it could make your sign more of an eye sore instead of eye catching. In order to ensure that the visibility is high quality you should add HD images during the design process and opt for aspects that will not be too overwhelming.


Similar to the principle of the images, placing too much onto a sign can make it distracting. After all, a sign is only supposed to serve as a brief introduction to a service so that people passing by get an idea of the company.  A complete summary of everything that is on offer is not necessary and if you add too much information it can overcrowd the layout, turning people away.


Once the right amount of information has been added it is important to choose the most suitable font so that it gets the message across whilst also representing your company. Due to this, you will want to avoid fancy fonts that cannot be easily interpreted as they will do no good at intriguing potential customers. The general rule is to choose two fonts that complement each other and your business well. For example, if you are holding a christmas fair it may be best to choose a more childlike font but if you are selling cars you will want to opt for a more professional font instead.

Here at Elite Sign Solutions we love helping our clients create high quality signage that is certain to drum up interest. After all, the last thing you want to do is invest money into a product only to find out that it doesn’t implement any of the correct features or traits. By following the methods above however you can be sure that your signage will be the best on the market. Plus, the Elite Sign’s team are always on hand to help! To find out more information, get in contact with the best signs in Manchester today!

By thomas swales 17 Nov, 2017

Holding a stall at an exhibition is a competition to get noticed first. After all, you are at war with other companies that will more often than not sell quite similar products. Luckily, there are several ways to ensure that you are noticed first, including making an investment in high quality signage. In fact one of our best selling products here at Elite Sign Solutions is our roller banners! In order to ensure that they stand out at your next exhibition, why not try these top tips…


A sign that does not make people want to find out more information is a sign that lacks engagement. After all, we have all walked past an advertisement that just did not resonate with us and this is something that you have to take into consideration when crafting a roller banner. Try to adhere to a large population rather than singling out a single group of people.


Roller banners serve to intrigue so if you put too much information on there you are only going overwhelm people and drive them away. Similarly putting too little information on the banner can also leave people feeling unengaged and bored and you’ll just watch them walk right past. To get it right try to put just enough information on the banners so that people can contact you and have a rough idea about the services you provide.

Here at Elite Sign Solutions we want to help our customers and clients understand the importance of signage and the vital role that it plays within marketing. After all, low quality signage is only going to impact your sales and conversions. To find out more information about signs in Manchester or to enquire about our range of high quality roller banners, get in contact with a member of the team today!

By thomas swales 16 Nov, 2017

The technology of the modern world is something that many people will never be able to get used to. After all there is a whole generation that grew up without electricity and another that didn’t have a mobile phone until their mid-thirties. With technology in mind you can actually implement a very unique sign known as an LED to boost your business. Here are a couple of benefits they can have…

Catch the public’s attention

By having an LED sign in place you can help your business really stand out. In fact most business have some kind of competitor within their area which only places emphasis on the importance of making sure that you are getting the publics attention. This is even more important if you are located in a rather dark or poorly lit area as a lack of noticeable signage may cause potential customers to drive right past where as an LED sign is a form of 24 hour advertising.

A form of advertising/marketing

Talking about advertising, an LED sign is a very beneficial way to market your business. In fact an LED sign can help communicate something much more clearly to customers and create an impact both indoors and outdoors, especially if you have a special offer that you would like to raise awareness about. After all, many people are drawn to deals! In addition to this, an LED sign can also improve your marketing credibility.

Being able to stand out amongst the crowd and establish yourself as an organisation to be trusted is a very important part of business and sometimes you may just need technology to provide that little helping hand. For more information about our range of LED signs, speak to a member of the team today and ask for the best signs in Manchester !

By thomas swales 06 Nov, 2017

Here at Elite Sign Solutions, we are known for our outstanding and high-quality signage services, however not enough people know that we actually specialise in number plates too! In fact, there is no better way to express your personality than having your own custom-made number plate created and with Elite you’re certain to be taken care of! But first, it is important to ensure that you know the laws behind purchasing number plates…

The Requirements

The Law in the UK states that every single vehicle must have a valid number plate so that it can be identified. These plates should be placed on the front and back of cars and on the back of motorbikes. All number plates in the UK must be registered and approved by the DVLA, something we provide here at Elite Sign Solutions. In addition to this, it must confirm to the road vehicles regulations of 2001 which states that the plate must be a rectangular with the front background white in colour and the rear background yellow in colour.


There have been several styles of plates throughout the years and it is important to know about them so that you get the right one. For example, the dateless style that was used between 1903 and 1963 saw plates have a set of numbers, a space and then a set of letters and numbers whereas the suffix style that was popular between 1963 and 1983 and saw three letters at the start, then a space with three more numbers and a letter.

Following this was the prefix style which was issued between 1983 and 2001 which has a year identifier followed by a space and three letters. The current style has been used since 2001 and has two letters to identify the year, followed by a space and three more letters.

Now you know all of the legalities behind number plates it’s time to get in contact with the best signs in Manchester and begin your very own process! With our range of designs, colour and fonts you’ll be spoilt for choice plus we also offer a replacement service if your plates become damaged! For more information, speak to a member of the team today!

By thomas swales 26 Oct, 2017

Deciding to set up your own business is one of the riskiest ventures that many people will step into. After all, it requires a lot of money, planning and dedication in order to ensure that the results you desire are gained. One of the most important aspects of being a business owner is ensuring that you have a sign that is up to scratch. After all it is the one of the main things that potential customers will see and judge your business on. Here is why business signs are so vital…

Their Function

Signs are technically a kind of advertising that is on show 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. When the business owner or event holder has gone home for the day the sign is still out their attracting attention, gathering business and doing its job. In order to ensure that it does this job effectively of course it is important to put a great deal of thought into their creation.

The Types

There are many different types of signs that are available on the market with a suitability for certain businesses. For example, there are signs that are made using very specific materials that make them perfect for external use where as others are designed to be placed indoors. In addition to this there are also signs that are made to be hung and signs that come in a range of different sizes that allow for companies to be unique.


When you are starting a business, you have to consider how you want your company to be presented to the general public and ask yourself how to want others to view it. Luckily a sign is able to make that impact fairly easily, as long as they are correctly designed. After all, when the wrong methods are implemented they can make a bad impact which is why high-quality signage is so important.

Here at Elite Sign Solutions we know everything there is to know about signage and the way it can impact your business. In fact, signs can have a positive effect or a negative effect depending on whether you address the venture correctly. To find out more information or to speak to an expert today, get in contact with the best signs in Manchester !

By thomas swales 18 Oct, 2017

world and regardless of language it is pretty easy to understand their purpose. From directional signs to advertisements, the uses of them are endless. In fact, the team here at Elite Sign Solutions believe in the power of signs so much that we want to dedicate this blog to perhaps one of the most important types; health and safety signs. Here is the lowdown on everything you need to know…

Why are they important?

When it comes to health and safety, signs are one of the easiest ways to spread around information and they hold a significant importance. For example, without signs we wouldn’t know the way to emergency exits in life or death stations nor would we be able to operate equipment like fire extinguishers or alarms.

The Legalities

There are several legal regulations that people have to abide by in order to ensure that their health and safety regulations are lawful. For example, the signs must abide to a certain colour system that tell people what kind of sign it is and they must also contain a symbol or pictogram that helps to define its meaning so those who do not understand the language can understand what to do.

Sign Types

The colours of signs help people understand what they mean. For example; red signs tell people that something is dangerous and that people should stay away or evacuate the premises; yellow signs suggest that people should be careful in the area and wary of their surroundings; blue signs do not suggest danger however they give information that is mandatory and green signs are usually given to emergency stations that tell people how to leave in a dangerous situation however they do not indicate that a certain thing is dangerous.

As the best signs in Manchester we want to ensure that our customers are able to get the most out of their purchases, regardless of the aim. When it comes to health and safety signage however there are a few legal rules that must be abided by which is why we wrote this blog to help you understand everything there is to know! For more information, speak to a member of the team today!

By thomas swales 09 Oct, 2017

A business card is one of the most important tools that you can implement into your marketing. After all, it is a tiny piece of card that allows you to advertise yourself and your services in a subtle yet memorable way. Unfortunately, too many people are carrying out common mistakes all too often which can lead to their time and effort being wasted. Fret not however because the experts here at Elite Sign Solutions have got your back! Here are a few of the most common errors when it comes to business cards…

1.     Having an overused design

There are hundreds of thousands of business cards that exist in the world thanks to the range of different online companies that manufacture and provide them. Unfortunately, these companies also come with a downside as they offer free templates to base your design on and this usually results in a range of similar looking cards. The best thing you can do is avoid overused designs and print something as unique as possible.

2.     Printing in poor quality

A business card represents you as a person and a company which means that you should put as much effort into the quality as possible. After all, a card that is fuzzy and printed on low quality material is only going to drive away potential business.

3.     Being too subtle

Often people are afraid of providing too much detail when it comes to their business card however there is actually the possibility of being too subtle that your card doesn’t give even the slightest idea of what you offer. To avoid this, make sure that your services and job role are clear as well as any contact details.

4.     Cluttering with lots of information

On the other hand, you will find that far too often business cards are cluttered with information that is just not necessary. Not only does this make them an eyesore, it puts people off finding out more about your company. Your business card should be clear and concise.

Here at Elite Sign Solutions, we may offer the best signs in Manchester however we are pretty experienced in our business card services too! If you have any questions about what you should and shouldn’t do when it comes to your very own, contact a member of the team today and we’d be happy to assist you!

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