Hollywood Banners: Our Journey From California to New York

hollywood-banners-blog-sneezyWhile we are no longer located in Hollywood, that’s where we got our name.  And our start! In 1927, we had our humble beginnings in the depths of the film industry. We originally sold theatre ushers’ uniforms and moved quickly onto appliqué style banners which hung in theatre marquees.

Eventually, we got into silk screen printing and started working on the “Coming Attraction” banners that would travel from theatre to theatre with the film canisters. One of our first silk screening projects was creating the usher lapel pins for the 1937 film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!

In the 1940s we left Hollywood and moved to the East Coast with the film distribution industry. Once there, we saw so much opportunity in additional industries that we decided it was time to branch out. We began working on advertising banners for consumer products and events, and now we offer table covers, trade show displays, window and floor graphics, boards and signs and grand format printing.

Most of our printing and all of our finishing processes are completed in-house at our workshop in Copiague, NY.  While we still have our traditional silkscreen printing tables, we have also added modern digital printing presses to round out our operating system.


Hollywood Banners Invests in Dye Sublimation

MOD_DyeSubTableCoverWe’re always on the lookout for fabrics, machines and materials that can help us better serve our customers.  For 2013, that search has lead us to dye sublimation. Because even though Hollywood Banners has been the premier manufacturer of indoor and outdoor banners since 1927, we know we can only continue to hold that position if we continually improve. This is just one reason why we’re now offering dye sublimated fabrics for use in POP, event and trade show graphics.

With dye-sublimation printing, the ink actually becomes part of the fabric instead of just sitting on top. This means that your banners can now be made from washable, lightweight garment quality fabrics.  Washable and lightweight are keys here, as we know how often some of the banners we make are used, packed up, crated and shipped and used again. With washable banners, your displays will always look fresh and brand new. Save on expensive drayage and storage costs with lightweight fabrics. Booth staff can, in many cases, install lightweight fabric graphics without the need for added labor costs.

ChaoticLabz_TableCoverIn anticipation of coming demand, we have recently installed new equipment specifically designed to handle the large format dye-sublimation printing. Fabric for dye sublimation printing must contain a high percentage of polyester. Luckily, polyester comes in dozens of opaque, sheer and mesh options and several weaves to choose from.

And regardless of whether you choose flag material or sheer material, the dye sublimation fabric is lightweight and wrinkle resistant nature. Even with all these improvements, we guarantee that all the fabrics used for our banners meet all National Fire Protection Association code. You’ll never have to worry about local fire codes again, as you move your banner from location to location.

And the final attribute that really tips the scale for use of dye sublimation fabrics? Our main supplier is Aberdeen Fabrics, and they still make fabric in the USA.   This is important to us, as all of our products are proudly made in the USA as well.

Take a look at some of our recent banners, by clicking here. And please remember, as a result of our constant reinvestment in machinery and capabilities, we can now serve all of your table cover, trade show display, window and floor graphic, boards and signs and grand format printing needs.

For more information, or to ask a question, visit www.hollywoodbanners.com or call  (800) 691-5652.