Type of Information
Text and graphics.
- You will need to get permission from the Minister before putting up a banner on the gable end of the church. He may want to see and comment on the banner design.
- Decide what text you want on your banner. Keep it as short as possible – the larger the text size the more likely it is to be read.
- Decide what graphic elements to include: these need to be attractive or striking as well as relevant to the subject matter. Normal practice is to include the Greenbank logo.
- Decide whether you are able to design and produce the banner yourself, or require assistance. If the latter, supply the relevant components to a contact.
There are two stages to the production of a banner: 1) Arriving at a design; 2) Getting it produced. The design can take up to a week or longer, depending on the availability of those involved. The production can be completed in about a week at best, but may take much longer.
A basic service is offered in banner design. The design process is considerably accelerated if it is email-based.
Banners put up on the gable end of Greenbank Church are 4m x 1m. They require specific eyelets to match the fixings in the wall. Greenbank Church has used a specific banner production firm for banners intended to be put up on the gable end of the church.
A banner has to be paid for by the relevant Greenbank organisation. The cost of a wind-permeable banner, the type currently preferred, was £98 + VAT in early 2017.
John Murison (design; liaison with banner production firm)