Since Indie Pool started making full colour vinyl banners for artists last month, we’ve had some questions about the best ways to prepare your art. Luckily, Mim from Toronto folk-hop rockers Canary Mine just went through the process and has put together this tutorial for everyone.
Making the 2’ x 6’ banner for my band
I’m familiar with some basics about graphics and graphics programs, but wasn’t sure if I had the knowledge & tools for this banner to turn out well. I’ve done sticker and t-shirt graphics, but I had never worked with such a large image before. I was really worried about poor resolution leading to a blurry, unprofessional looking banner. I was also worried about my computer crashing.
I’m glad I read the detailed specs Trevor (our Indie Pool rep) sent. Being able work on the graphic at ½ size was awesome. Still pretty big, but way more manageable. I set my image size to 12” x 36”, and made sure the resolution was 300.