Banners & Posters

Get the word out about your upcoming conference or promotion in a big way with high-impact, custom banners and posters.

Direct mail in a digital world

When used effectively, direct mail is an integral marketing tactic for connecting with your customers and building brand awareness. The key to achieving direct mail success in a rapidly digitizing world is a multi-channel approach, or integrated marketing strategy -- so you can make the most of your marketing dollars.

Amplify your brand with vibrant banners and integrated marketing

There’s no time like the present to reinvent your company’s image and educate viewers about your latest offerings. Full-color custom banners provide a cost-effective medium for promoting grand openings, fundraisers, anniversary celebrations, trade shows, and more.

Have you considered including PURLs, QR codes, or SMS short codes in your custom banners? With our large format printing and multi-channel marketing solutions, you can create integrated campaigns to significantly increase your company’s ROI. Our marketing experts can help you expand your audience and cultivate lasting customer relationships.

Design Tips

You want your banner to be visually striking and easy to read. Below are some tips to help you maximize the impact of your signage.

  • To ensure your message is legible from a distance, add 1” of text height for every 10’ of viewable distance. So, if your "Grand Opening" sign needs to be read by passersby on a road 60’ away, select letters that are at least 6” tall
  • Consider shortening your message and increasing text size if drivers are traveling at a high rate of speed
  • When selecting colors for your banner text and background, you can increase readability by choosing a high-contrast combination; like black text on color, or color text on white

Banner and poster solutions include:

  • A virtually unlimited selection of sizes and designs 
  • Full-service production, from concept development to completion
  • Superior prints on state-of-the-art digital equipment

Banner materials for any need:

  • Mesh banners
  • Vinyl banners
  • Indoor banners
  • Outdoor banners
  • Standup banners
  • Cable display systems

Hanging and display options:

  • Adhesive hangers
  • Metal grommets
  • Velcro
  • Popup and retractable vertical stands

Binding and finishing options:

  • Black and white or full-color printing on advanced digital equipment
  • Assorted printing sizes
  • Choose from waterproof, fade-resistant vinyl, or durable, heavy-duty cloth
  • Banners customized for indoor or outdoor use
  • Concept-to-completion design and printing services

Ted Rogers Robotics Project

Ted Rogers approached AlphaGraphics of Alexandria and Arlington to create a special type of vinyl poster. Ted is working with a STEM project where kids build robots and then compete in various exercises. The first competition will require the robot to skillfully maneuver the course in a timed event. The below video shows the end results of this really cool project.

Banner Project for Alexandria Businesses

Several of our neighboring local businesses here in Alexandria got together and put up tents to promote their products and services. We created and installed several banners to help customize their tents for the event. The banners helped generate excitement and interest from both people on foot and in their cars as they drove by.

Ask us how we can incorporate cross-media strategies into your banners and other printed materials to make your marketing investment stretch even further.

Client Project: Potomac Crescent Waldorf School



The Potomac Crescent Waldorf School approached AlphaGraphics of Alexandria and Arlington for help with signage for their upcoming open house. We created three 24"x36" foam board posters that were to be displayed on easels. 


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Banner Printing In Alexandria And Arlington, VA

Banners and signage can give businesses the boost they need. Create a full-color custom banner and use the latest in digital printing technology, that can endure the elements outdoors or remain indoors. We can create a banner or sign to catch people’s attention wherever they may be.

Whether you are having a special event or are hoping for some more visibility through some street level advertising, banners make a statement. They bring focus to your business. If you are creating a banner, you need it to be something that catches attention for more than its size. At AlphaGraphics, we can help you create something that will pop.

Vinyl Banner with Grommets for Spring2action Annual Fundraiser

We offer our clients a variety of options to choose from in creating their banners, singage and posters including:

  • High resolution printing with full color images
  • Large selection of sizes and designs
  • Lamination, gloss, finishes and grommets

Banners, Signage And Posters Designed At Alphagraphics Arlington And Alexandria, VA

Banners are one of the most cost-effective ways of generating tens of thousands of visual impressions daily or more! A high-impact custom banner designed by AlphaGraphics of Alexandria and Arlington can help make your event a huge success.

By their very nature, banners are large and designed to be viewed from a long distance. They’re perfect for places that experience high foot or vehicle traffic and are durable enough to stand up to anything mother nature can throw at them.

You can use them to not only promote your events, but also for Farmer’s Markets, fundraisers, birthdays, anniversaries, sporting events, trade shows, and anywhere you need to get a message out to a large group of people.

When most people think of a traditional banner, they think of a rectangle where the long end is horizontal. Our large-format printers can create banners that are taller than they are wider—even up to 50’ in height! These work great for events where a speaker is on stage, and you need to dress up the area for the event.

We use state-of-the-art digital printers, inks, and materials to create a durable banner that will last a long time. If you’re planning on installing one in an area that is susceptible to high winds, we can create your banner out of a mesh material that has thousands of tiny little holes that will prevent it from fluttering about. Our weather and UV-resistant inks mean your banner will be protected from the harsh rays of the sun.

You can also add your social media or contact information to the banner. Personalized URLs and QR Codes will make it easy for participants and viewers to snap a picture with their cell phone and be taken to a website or landing page of your choice.

Banners are also highly versatile when it comes to installation—you can mount them almost anywhere. String or wire will help keep them attached securely, or you can use a banner stand to keep it upright.

If you need a banner but are unsure as to how to go about designing one, the expert designers at AlphaGraphics of Alexandria and Arlington can help. They’ll sit down with you and ask you a few questions, which will allow them to create the perfect design along with the ideal message.

Whatever you are looking for in creating your banners and signage, we can help you design a banner that will inspire. AlphaGraphics’ graphic design team consists of experienced professionals who are available to help you design the banner you envisioned.

Contact us today at (703) 549-2432 or email us at to learn more about the outdoor flag design and printing services that AlphaGraphics in Alexandria and Arlington offers!

Client Project: Olson Group (Posters)
The Olson Group needed some posters with dry-erase lamination to promote their safety procedures. They turned to AlphaGraphics of Alexandria and Arlington for help. The 48"x36" posters were printed on white satin paper, and we laminated both sides for durability.

Customer Project: Association for Wholesaling Diversity

AlphaGraphics of Alexandria and Arlington recently helped Association for Wholesaling Diversity out with their conference. We created:
Pop-up backdrop   
10' x 7.4' Step and Repeat - Hopup Lite 10ft Straight Full Height Tension Fabric Display  
Big Banner   
Large Vinyl Banner with grommets - 8' x 8'  
Retractable Banner stand   
Retractable Banner - 33.5 x 78.75  
Name badge 1 & 2   
Name Badges with Vertical card holder & Lanyard 
As you can see from the pictures below, the event was a great success, thanks in part to the amazing conference materials!

Alexandria Signs And Arlington Sign And Poster Printing

A company’s sign or poster can make all the difference in grabbing a potential client’s attention. Designing something that will stand out takes a lot of creativity. As you get ready to produce your sign or poster, consider using AlphaGraphics. We will guide you in the direction youwant to go to make an impression.

Sign Types

Our options in producing custom printed signs and posters are endless. Our wide array of material options gives us the ability bring your vision to life just as you see it. These materials include:

  • Vinyl
  • Dibond
  • E-panel
  • Fomecore
  • Gatorboard
  • Ultraboard
  • Coroplat
  • Styrene
  • Sintra

Printing Options

Once you’ve chosen your material, there are other decisions tomake so your sign or poster looks just the way you want it. Choosing what to print on your sign and how to do it are key factors in creating the desired effect you want. At AlphaGraphics, we can print on one or both sides of your product, print full color, and cut a sign to almost any shape. We utilize flatbed printing and routing cutters in order to make the sign you need.

Whatever your sign needs may be, we can help you. Whether you need a sign for business purposes, such as retail, point of purchase displays, directional guidance or building signs, or you need it for personal use, such as A-frame, yard and golf signs, we can give you the best options to create the best sign.

Call AlphaGraphics today. We can guide you every step of the way!

Chance for Life Project

Chance for Life is an Alexandria, Virginia 501(c)(3) charity that’s dedicated to fighting to put an end to pediatric cancer. They contacted AlphaGraphics of Alexandria and Arlington to create various printed materials for an upcoming annual fundraising event.

We were tasked with creating the signage along with 115 full-color posters to promote the Silent Auction, and various services performed at the event such as shave-and-a-trim, massages, whiskey, and tequila tasting.

We had a huge job ahead of us, which left no room for error. Because this event is so important, we had to have everything done on a very short time schedule—and have 100% accuracy. There was no margin for error. Several different participating restaurants required lunch, dinner, and directional signage.

As you can see from the below pictures, we not only delivered the project on time but with 100% accuracy to help the event go off without a hitch.




Customer Spotlight: Alexandria Presbyterian Church

Alexandria Presbyterian Church needed a banner produced to advertise the Spring Church services at 9am & 11am. Of course they thought of Alphagraphics of Alexandria! We printed a 4' x 6' one sided full color banner on 13oz vinyl. We installed grommets every couple of feet so it could be displayed.

Client Project: Responder Care

Responder Care needed a banner to advertise their new location. So what better way than to have AlphaGraphics produce it for them!

They supplied the high-resolution logo, and we printed a 4' x 6' 13 oz vinyl banner. The banner was full color and had grommets every 2 feet. 

Needless to say, they were very happy with the result. 

Banners and Poster Design and Printing in Alexandria and Arlington VA

Customized banners from AlphaGraphics of Alexandria and Arlington are a great way to reach a broad audience. Due to their size, people can’t help but stop and stare.

There are many different types of banners you can choose from, such as indoor banners, outdoor banners, and pop up banners and banner stands.

If the wind is a concern, consider opting for a mesh banner, which has thousands of tiny little holes that allow the breeze to pass harmlessly through.

There are many different usages for banners:

  • Corporate events
  • School events
  • Sporting events
  • Farmer’s Markets
  • New Business Reopening
  • Retail Advertising

Choose from a wide variety of mounting options, such as adhesive hangers, Velcro, and metal grommets that will securely hold the banner in place.
Thanks to our state-of-the-art digital printers, we can recreate vivid, full-color images or black and white printing on a wide assortment of banner sizes.
If you’re looking for something a bit more permanent, choose from fade-resistant PVC, Aluminum, or Max Metal.

Customized Posters in Alexandria and Arlington

Posters are a great way to promote a local sale, event, or provide information to people. You can mount them on your storefront windows or almost any type of wall.

Many companies will have their OSHA, state, and federal labor laws printed on a poster that they display in the employee break room.
Others will have company motivational slogans and images added, which can help

At AlphaGraphics of Alexandria and Arlington, we can take almost any photographic image and turn it into a poster.
This helps serve as a cost-effective way of decorating an office without having to hire an interior decorator.

Would you like to have a Monet hanging in your front office, but the million-dollar price tag for an original is a bit too steep?
You can take a high-quality image of your favorite piece of art and then have it printed and framed.

If you need help or inspiration, one of our expert in-house graphic designers will work with you to create the ideal design and layout.
If you’re short on time and need a few posters printed up in a hurry, consider using our agOnline service.
It will allow you to upload your designs and images in just a couple of mouse clicks. We can even ship anywhere in the Continental U.S. for ultimate ease of convenience.

Contact us today at (703) 549-2432 or email us at US635@alphagraphics.comto learn more about the banner and poster design and printing services!

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