Which Printed Banner or Sign Type is Best for Your Job?

AluPanel, vinyl, pull-up, corflute, canvas, indoor, outdoor. There are so many different types of banners and signs. It can be hard to get your head around what to use and when.

We take a look at the different types of banners and signs printed by Express Print & Mail, some of the sizes available and the various marketing applications.

AluPanel aluminium banners and signs

AluPanel is a robust, durable and lightweight choice for outdoor signage and is made from long-lasting aluminium composite materials.

Waterproof, strong and rigid, AluPanel is suitable for just about anywhere you need outdoor signage including shop fronts and building signs.

Printed with UV resistant inks, the panels will withstand fading and look sharp for many years to come. Panels can be used individually or joined together to cover a large area.

Talk to Express Print & Mail about design, printing and installation.

Ideal for

  • Construction and development sites
  • Safety signage
  • Shopfronts
  • Building signage
  • Airports and industrial use
  • Long-term directional signage

Corflute banners and signs

Corflutes are an inexpensive, quick and simple solution for real estate, markets, events and more.

Made from corrugated plastic, corflute signs are lightweight, weather resistant and highly portable. They can be created in just about any size and shape. Custom cut-out shapes are also available, making them a fun option for point-of-sale displays.

Corflute banners can be affixed to a stake and placed in the ground or eyelets can be added so they can be attached to a wall or hung. For a standalone option, corflute can be inserted into metal A-frame structure, perfect for outdoor events and special promotions.

Ideal for

  • Markets and events
  • School events and fairs
  • Political advertising
  • Short term directions signage such as for events
  • Offers and promotions
  • Real estate
  • Carparks
  • A-frame signage


Foam board signs

Used extensively in retail, events and education, foam board delivers a vibrant solution and a quality, professional look. Foam board comes in several different weights and is a good alternative for posters that need to last that extra distance.

Foam board delivers vibrant colours, can be finished in matt or gloss and is suitable for interior use only.

Ideal for

  • Retail, shopping centres
  • Countertop promotions
  • Photographic prints
  • Indoor advertising
  • Events

Pull-up (or roll-up) banners

A mainstay of events, conferences and retail, pull-up banners are designed to be portable, making them an easy solution for generating brand awareness in a range of applications.

They can be turned around fast and the banner section can easily be replaced. Several banners can also be used to deliver complementary messages. For example, one banner focused on your branding and key messages, with a second sharing information about products and services.

Pull-up banners feature a roll-up printed PVC panel, mounted on a collapsible supporting pole. They are printed in high resolution, delivering a powerful visual to support your promotional efforts.

Ideal for

  • Events, conferences and trade shows
  • Retail applications and promotions
  • Point of sale


A wide range of mechanisms and looks are available to complement your brand, from standard to more premium options. Double sided banners are available for situations where there is a large amount of foot traffic or your banner will be placed in an open space. Check out one of our suppliers, SAS for some banner ideas.

Sizes available

  • 850mm x 2000mm (most common size)
  • 850mm x 1500mm
  • 1200mm x 2000mm
  • 1200mm x 1500mm


Vinyl banners and signs

If you’re looking for a portable banner that can be easily rolled away when not in use, then a vinyl banner may be just what you need.

You’ll often see vinyl banners hanging outside stores during sales or seasonal promotions. They’re versatile, lightweight, portable and can be used indoors or outdoors.

Express Print & Mail vinyl banners are printed using UV inks making them perfect for outdoor use. We can also finish the banners with hemmed edges, eyelets and ropes so you can always get the perfect configuration for your needs.

 Ideal for

  • Outdoor use
  • Promotions or sales
  • Events and markets
  • Shopping centres
  • Trade shows and exhibitions
  • Sporting events

Canvas signs and prints

Canvas banners (also referred to as ‘prints’) are perfect for printing custom images for indoor displays, reception areas and private offices.

At Express PRint & Mail, we use premium cotton canvas to deliver a high density non-reflective picture. The strength and texture of the material makes it perfect for displaying your artistic prints in a vibrant and long lasting manner.

Ideal for

  • Indoor retail
  • Offices
  • Personal projects
  • Portraits
  • Landscape photography

Express Print & Mail can supply an extensive range of banners and signage for all purposes. Get in touch to talk about the best option for your next promotion.