Chances are that this week you have seen at least one banner. Maybe you went shopping and saw a banner for a large sale, maybe you saw a banner promoting an upcoming event, maybe your office has a banner displayed within. Regardless of when or where you last saw a banner, the fact remains that they surround us.

Have you ever wondered about the production process for a banner?

In addition to the production process, we will share with you some of the initial checks a sign company goes through prior to production as well as the quality checks.

Here at Paramount Signs, we follow five key steps to ensure a quality product that meets the customers’ needs.

  • Clear scope defined
  • Quality requirements identified
  • Good Design documentation
  • Proven manufacturing processes
  • Quality checks

Let’s get into each step.

Clear Scope:

For the first step, clear scope, think about needs and expectations. Sizes, materials, colors/branding as well as any art files the customer may provide in this early stage. To ensure we understand the customer’s needs, we produce an art proof for the customer to review. This provides details of what the final product will look like. Customers can make some adjustments at this point to fine-tune the design to meet their needs. It is important to note that the customer assumes all responsibility for accuracy upon their review and approval. Any changes requested after the product is produced will be the responsibility of the customer.

Quality requirements identified:

The description of the product in the quote along with the art proof typically serve as the quality documents that define the end product. Materials, sizes, finishes etc. are all defined in these documents. The approved art proof will be the production drawing issued to the shop along with the quote description and bill of materials associated with the quote.

Good design documentation:

The third step revolves around an organized and defined paper trail to avoid discrepancies. The approved art proof typically serves as the design documentation for banners that goes to the shop. It identifies the art, the banner sizes as well as any finishing to the banner such as hems, grommets, wind slits etc. For larger more complex products, there may be shop drawings produced to help production create the desired end product.

Proven Manufacturing Processes:

The fourth step for banners is fairly straightforward. Select the proper banner material, print the approved graphic with bleed for the hem, trim the banner and finish the hem, grommet and any other finishes identified by the drawing and shop order. For other products, we may perform process test pieces to ensure the process can repeatedly produce the quality product expected from Paramount Signs.

Quality Checks:

The fifth and final step requires double-checking all information. Not only are there quality checkpoints throughout the scope definition process, but that mindset follows through the manufacturing process as well as a final check prior to installation or pickup. Because we typically produce customer, one-off type products, it is critical to have 100% inspection processes in place.

Even though a banner is a fairly simple product, we follow the same processes as larger products to insure consistency and a mindset of repeatable quality.

The fifth and final step requires double-checking all information. Not only are there quality checkpoints throughout the scope definition process, but that mindset follows through the manufacturing process as well as a final check prior to installation or pickup. Because we typically produce customer, one-off type products, it is critical to have 100% inspection processes in place.

After all, getting you noticed is PARAMOUNT!

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