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Dustin Hodgson | Marketing, Print

Master the Art of Large Print Banners for Outdoor Events

Capturing attention at outdoor events can be challenging, but there’s a secret weapon: large print banners. Simple, effective, and eye-catching, these banners are the key to making a statement. In this blog post, I’ll share tips and tricks for designing banners that stand out and make an impact, based on my experience at MyCreativeShop. Let’s dive in!

1. The Power of Simplicity: Less Is More

One of the key aspects of designing a successful banner is keeping it simple. 

Banners don’t require a lot of text, which can speed up the design process. Instead, focus on the most important message you want to convey, and be concise in your wording. For instance, a grand opening banner only needs the words “Grand Opening” to grab someone’s attention and communicate that there’s a new business in the area.

MyCreativeShop makes it incredibly easy to create your own large print banner with our online editor. You can choose from a variety of templates, customize them to meet your needs, and even have your banner printed and shipped to you. We offer indoor and outdoor materials to cover every use case, from church banners to event banners and more.

2. Consider the Viewing Distance

When designing your banner, think about the average viewing distance. If your banner will be placed 20-30 feet away from the road, in an area where people won’t stop their vehicles, you’ll need to focus on a simple headline that can be easily seen and understood from a distance. Avoid including too much information, as it can be difficult for people to read and process while they’re on the move.

At MyCreativeShop, we understand the importance of optimizing your banner for the intended viewing distance. Our templates are designed to grab attention and effectively communicate your message from afar. Plus, our easy-to-use online editor allows you to customize your banner to fit your specific needs.

3. Create an Evergreen Banner

A common mistake people make when designing banners is to unnecessarily include a specific date or time, which can quickly make the banner look outdated. Instead, aim to create an evergreen banner that can stay up past the event date or opening. For example, a “Coming Soon” banner can look dated if it’s still up after the location has opened, whereas a “Grand Opening” banner can remain relevant for a longer period.

We offer a wide range of banner templates that are designed to be evergreen and effective. Our now hiring banners, for instance, can be used repeatedly to attract new talent to your business. We’re committed to helping you get the most out of your banners, so you can maximize their impact and value.

4. Stand Out with Bold Design Choices

To make your banner stand out, consider using bold design choices such as high-contrast colors, large fonts, and striking visuals. These elements can help your banner grab attention and communicate your message more effectively.

Not sure where to start? Our online editor allows you to experiment with different design elements, including colors, fonts, and images, to create a banner that truly stands out. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and make a statement with your banner design. Remember, the goal is to grab attention and make a lasting impression.

5. Use High-Quality Images and Graphics

Using high-quality images and graphics in your banner design is crucial for making a professional impression. Blurry or pixelated images can make your banner look amateurish and detract from your message. Ensure that any images you use are high-resolution and appropriately sized for large print banners.

We make it incredibly easy for you to upload your own images or choose from our extensive library of stock images to find the perfect visuals for your banner.

6. Opt for Weather-Resistant Materials

Outdoor events often expose banners to harsh weather conditions, so it’s essential to choose materials that can withstand the elements. Opt for weather-resistant materials like vinyl or mesh, which are durable and designed to hold up in various weather conditions, ensuring your banner stays looking great throughout the event.

Our 3 x 6 banners offer indoor and outdoor options and our team is always available to help you select the best material for your banner based on the intended use and location.

7. Don’t Forget to Proofread

Before you finalize your banner design, take the time to proofread your text carefully. Spelling and grammar errors can undermine your message and make your banner look unprofessional. Double-check everything, and consider having someone else review your design to ensure it’s error-free.

Our online editor at MyCreativeShop makes it easy to edit and review your banner design, so you can be confident that your finished product is polished and professional.


In conclusion, large print banners can make a significant impact at outdoor events when designed effectively. By keeping your design simple, considering the viewing distance, creating an evergreen banner, and making bold design choices, you can create a banner that truly stands out. Remember, MyCreativeShop is here to help you with all your banner design and printing needs. Good luck with your outdoor event!