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15% Off Sale for ALL BANNERS

Start promoting your big summer event now! All banners are 15% Off from April 15-May 15.

We make beautiful, reusable, weather-proof vinyl banners for churches, corporations and civic groups. Bring your sketch and we’ll design your one-of-a-kind banner. Check out a few we’ve done in the past.

14 oz. vinyl banner material. Double metal grommets every 2 feet. Cut vinyl installed on white, black, red, blue, yellow or green banner. 22″, 34″ or 46″ high by whatever length you need! Contact us for pricing or call 336-372-3002.

Also ask about our rates for corrugated plastic yard signs.

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All Signs Point to a Banner Summer!

We’ve been covered up with banners and signs this Spring! And we want to keep it that way, so all through July 2012 banners are 15% off!

Below are pictures of some of our recent projects.

Saturday, be sure to attend the Lion Club‘s Sparta Fest at the renovated Community Auditorium and go to the Alleghany Farmers Market. Sunday, support Cornerstone Youth and Sparta Presbyterian Church. Hit Mis Arados for some great Mexican food. Meet the folks at downtown’s newest shops, Alleghany Golf Carts and Vintage Vincents. If you get lost, find the Courthouse and head a few feet west to the You-Are-Here sign the Sparta Revitalization Committee has posted.

Or, cross the street and come in the store. We’ll help you find your way. There’s a lot of activity in town. We appreciate the chance to be involved!

If you need a sign or banner for your next event, project, celebration, reunion, (whatever!)  Call Claire at 336-372-3002 or email for pricing.


2-sided 34″ x 12′ 2012 Sparta Fest Banner for Sparta Lions Club

16″ x 10′ Sparta Presbyterian Church Banner

34″ x 10′ Banner for Alleghany Farmers Market

Farmers’ Market, Sparta Fest, and Sparta Presbyterian Church Banners, and Alleghany Quilt Guild Yard Signs
Yard Signs

Cornerstone Youth will “flamingo flock” your yard!

Flamingo Flock at A Cut Above (336-372-7007)
Printed Signage

Detail of downtown map

Downtown You-Are-Here Sign on North Main

Detail of churches drawn by ISI for downtown map.

Donation “Thermometer” for improvements at the Alleghany Community Auditorium

Corrugated plastic panels in cases at the auditorium entrance featuring donors, vendors and playbills.

Design for corrugated plastic donor panel.

Alleghany Cares, Absher Flooring,  Alleghany County Schools, Bill Troiani, Truline Truss, Blevins Building Supply, The Dance Place, Daniel Caudill, Gerald Davis, Horton Cabinets, Imaging Specialists, Jason Williams Construction, Kevin Spurlin, Robbie Todd, Tristate Components, Trojan Playmakers and Sparta School Maintenance Crew
Sponsor Panel
Window Decals

Door Vinyl at Mis Arados (336-372-1414)

Alleghany Golf Carts (336-657-1212)

Window Decals Sign at Vintage Vincents – 32 West Whitehead St. – Just a block from the Courthouse

Vintage Vincents window decals
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Parade Banner Suggestions

Whether you’re marching in Sparta’s annual Christmas Parade or making a special appearance in the Independence Day parade in Independence, VA, you want your banner to be seen. And caring for it properly will allow you to re-use it for a long time.

For a good, visible parade banner, we generally suggest 3 foot x 8 or 10 foot size. (Our banners are made  with double grommets every 2 feet, so we sell them in 2-foot increments.) For parades, we’ve had good luck attaching banners to a closet rod or stairway hand-rail. They’re easily available at home improvement stores already sanded.

Get one approximately 4 feet longer than the banner so that the two carriers can walk without kicking it and use zip ties to attach the banner to the pole.

Parade Banner Idea from Imaging Specialists.
Parade Banner Idea from Imaging Specialists.

For added stability, attach a second rod to the bottom. This one should be cut the length of the banner- again so the carriers don’t kick it. Sometimes, when high winds are in the forecast, we cut curved vents into banners so wind can pass through.

Here are some Banner Care tips:

  • Secure it
    When hanging your banner, secure it well. Otherwise, the wind can catch it and whip the corners. Our banners have grommets every two feet for easy hanging.
  • Roll it
    Loosely roll your vinyl banner with the vinyl facing outward. Don’t fold it or put anything very tight, like a rubber band, around it which could permanently crease or warp it.
  • Clean it
    Do not use solvents to clean your banner. Wipe it down with a damp, soft cloth. If needed, use a mild detergent or soap and water. Wipe clean with soft cloth. Do not use harsh solvents. Make sure your banner is completely dry before storing it.
  • Store it
    Store the banner in a cool, dry place. Don’t store your banner in extremely high temperatures, such as a car trunk, attic or storage building.

Need a new banner? Contact us for pricing. If you have any problems with your banner, or any additional questions concerning care, contact us at or 336-372-3002.

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Summer Signs at ISI

Some of this Summer's signs and banners from Imaging Specialists
Some of the summer 2011 signage from Imaging Specialists.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Imaging Specialists is your best value for summer signage.

ISI’s colorful, cut-vinyl banners and corrugated signs are an attractive, affordable, and durable way for you to get noticed!

You’ve worked hard to build your business. You trust professionals to help with accounting, banking, computer networking- even lawn care. Why leave your public image in the hands of anyone less than experts?

We can build a design from your idea or sketch- no matter how rough. We learned a long time ago that nothing matters but our customer’s satisfaction.

Colorful, corrugated Quilt Guild signs for their Quilt Show in July
Colorful, corrugated plastic Quilt Guild signs for their Annual Quilt Show in July

What does your logo look like? Whether you need a resizable vector graphic for a van wrap, a cmyk version for print, jpgs for your newsletter or pms colors for a t-shirt design- whatever your need- ISI can give you the optimal color, resolution or format for your application.

Banners for the Alleghany Historical - Genealogical Society booth at the 2011 Blue Ridge Craft Fair
Banners for the Alleghany Historical - Genealogical Society booth at the 2011 Blue Ridge Craft Fair

In today’s economy, advertising is essential, if only to keep your name in front of potential customers. With over 23 years of experience in graphic arts, ISI can give your marketing the professional look it deserves.

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ISI Shops Local, You Should Too!

One of our best customers, Parker Sales and Service, Inc. (, here in Sparta, will soon be one of our best vendors, also. PSAS will be supplying Imaging Specialists with vinyl materials for our banners.

We can get better quality and craftsmanship than we can anywhere else and we already have a relationship with them. ISI has maintained the PSAS website for several years, now.

Grommets, pockets, extra hems, special stitching- whatever your application demands, we can now supply it. Our first job with Parker is “high profile,” the new VISITOR INFO banner above the Chamber of Commerce!

Want to support your local economy? Let ISI quote your next banner project!