This banner is a great choice for light to medium use for anyone who wants to capture people’s attention in a noticeable and large way. Hands down 4imprint’s Economy Retractor Banner is one of the best deals I’ve found for vertical banner displays.
To be clear I wouldn’t recommend this banner for anyone doing displays on a heavy or regular basis. Our purchase was to use the banners approximately 4 to 5 times per year for 2 to 3 years. The quality of the banner for the price honestly surprised me. The paper is nice and thick and the base seems durable.
There were two things about this banner that should be noted however. First is that the hole for the pole is sometimes fickle. You have to get it in there just right. It takes an extra second to setup. Once you get it snapped in it works great.
Second, when retracting the banner back into the base one must be careful to make sure it goes in straight. It’s possible to reel it back in crooked and then have the banner slam into the base, ripping or scarring it. It’s easy to put the banner back in if one is careful, but I can see a well meaning helper doing it quick and tearing it.
As far as printing, the colors on the banner were lighter than the file I had sent them. I did work with my account rep to make it as close as they could, but in the end it was lighter than I had wanted. The color was still vibrant however and caught many people’s eye on its first outing.