Yellow Poly

Yellow Poly vs White Poly for Plastic Roll Banners

When you order plastic roll banners, you want your design to pop. That’s why you might be considering yellow poly for your banner material.

If you’re interested in different options to help your banners stand out, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll explain the requirements for different printing types and materials and help you get the most bang for your buck. 

Yellow Poly vs White Poly: Flexographic Printing

Flexographic printing is a traditional process that utilizes plates to print colors on the poly. Using this method we can print plastic roll banners on various colors of poly. At NorthCoast Banners, we stock white poly and yellow poly, so either color is readily available. If you are looking for a different poly color, we may be able to obtain the materials for a special order, but it would have to be a larger order to qualify for the specialty material. 

Since flexographic printing requires individual print plates per color, there is a maximum of 6 colors. Pricing for the plates is based on the number of colors, as well. However, the color of the poly material itself doesn’t count as a color. Thus if you’re printing on white or yellow poly with black text, that’s only one color. Clever designers can really use this to their advantage when creating a logo or design for their banners. 

We need a 1-inch margin on all sides of the art for flexographic printing since that’s where the printing press holds the plates and poly material. This means if you’re flooding the whole art space with ink, you will still have a 1-inch white border around the art on white poly. On yellow poly, the border of course would be yellow. Again, you can use this creatively to your advantage based on your design.  

Color Considerations

You do need to think about how your artwork colors will look if you opt to print on anything but white poly. When you print on white, you will get clear colors that are true to the Pantone codes you submit. However, on yellow poly, some of the colors may not show up as well. 

If you plan to print on the yellow material, the best options for the other colors are darker colors that will contrast well with the bright background. Just keep in mind that for any color other than black, the colors may not match the original Pantone color when printed on the yellow. Printing on yellow can lead to some color distortion.

Another color consider is regarding the yellow poly material itself. There can be some variance in the color of the yellow poly from the manufacturing process. If you need an exact Pantone shade of yellow for the background or an exact shade for the other colors in the design, printing on white may be a better idea. 

Yellow Poly vs White Poly: Digital Printing

Digital printing is the method of the future. While some printers (NorthCoast Banners included) still use traditional printing presses, these are quickly becoming machines of the past. Digitally printed plastic roll banners offer more flexibility in terms of artwork and colors, with a quicker turnaround time. 

However, digitally printed banners can only be printed on white poly. But if you’re looking for a background color, we can print any one color on the whole background with a 1-inch white margin on top and bottom. This allows you to have the flexibility of a colored background, using any color of your choice, but it can still be printed digitally. 

Bottom Line on Using Yellow Poly Banner Rolls

If you’re looking to make a splash, yellow poly can be eye-catching and make a big visual statement. Just reach out to our experienced team at NorthCoast Banners today. We’ll help you select the best material and printing method to fit your needs, design, and budget. 

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