We obviously do a lot of banners.. vinyl, matte, mesh, stand-up. If you receive our emails or follow us on social media, you probably think that you’ve seen it all. But there’s one we have yet to discuss: letter banners! Otherwise known as bunting banners.
For those who don’t know, a letter banner is a string of garlands with single letters (or numbers) that combine to make a word or saying. “Happy Birthday” and “Cheers” are two popular types.
Why would you use a letter banner over a traditional banner? Well, for one, it’s more lightweight and easier to carry. But more importantly, it is easier to hang and easy to take down. A string, ribbon or similar material holds the individual pieces, which can be easily tied to a stationary object. A traditional banner is usually held by hooks screwed into the wall, hanging clips and/or heavy-duty zip ties. If it’s outside, sometimes bungee cables or super suction cups are used. More heavy-duty ties are used because the banner itself is heavier.
Obviously, screws damage the wall more than tying a string around anchored furniture. Thus, consumers tend to use letter banners for personal use and traditional banners for commercial use. Obviously, this is not always the case, as you can see below. Edley’s Bar-B-Que used a bunting banner for a Bridal Expo they attended on January 17th.
Although all banners are meant to be temporary, letter banners are a little more so than other banners. This is, again, due to the fact that they are easier to hang and lighter in weight.
Like traditional banners, bunting banners come in various materials. Edley’s used kraft paper, while Shayna used vinyl (designed to look like burlap) for her wedding.
Letter banners are fun because you can do more die cutting (cool shapes) with the garlands. You can create the letter itself:
Or whatever your heart desires: