What are the Benefits of PVC Banners?

This week, Peels4U have a special Half Price Banners offer. But before you buy, you may be wondering – what are the advantages of banners, and how will they boost your business? We’ve jotted down the top 5 benefits of PVC banners, to help you decide if they’re the right signage solution for you.

5 – PVC Banners are noticeable

Placing colourful, eye-catching banners in key locations will direct customers to your premises, and promote your business.  Because our workshop is at the back of a large industrial estate, banners are essential for us to #GetNoticed – so we have one on every corner to help our clients find us.

4 – PVC Banners are adaptable

Unlike static signs, banners are lightweight and a great option for temporary signage that’s suitable for every business. Our banners are ideal for public events, advertising outside your shop or office, or for promoting in the local area. For instace, we have a banner on top of our car on a busy main road in Thetford, to grab the attention of the hundreds of people who drive past each day.

Peels4U PVC Banners Car Vehicle Advert Mundford Road Thetford Norfolk

3 – PVC Banners are durable

As they say on Game of Thrones – winter is coming. Our banners survive colder seasons because they are strong and flexible, with the ability to move with the wind. They’re also weather resistant, as PVC is a plastic coating that protects the material beneath, giving banners a sleek, smart finish that won’t be ruined by rain or snow.

2 – PVC Banners are immediate

Banners create an instant impact on customers, as they can be made at short notice to promote a new service, feature a seasonal event or jump on the latest trend. We produce banners in as little as 24 hours, for up-to-the-minute advertising that keeps your business fresh and exciting.

– PVC Banners are affordable

For any business, cost effective advertising is important. That’s why our standard banners (1.2m x 0.3m) start from just £7, giving you an affordable way to improve brand identity, and reach a wider audience. What’s more, our PVC Banners are now half price until Sunday 1st October 2017.

How to order your PVC Banner

A wide variety of companies use our PVC banners. To get yours, click on our Request a Quote page to help your business #GetNoticed. And if you’re looking for other outdoor advertising solutions, check out our Signage page for our full range of sign writing services.


The Evolution of the Polo Shirt: from Sportswear to Workwear

The ubiquitous polo shirt – used in sports kits and smart-casual fashion, designer brands and uniforms. But how did the garment cross over from sportswear to workwear? And was it really named after the polo game? Read on, as we take a look at the intriguing evolution of the polo shirt.

The Polo Shirt in Sports

During the British Raj, the Indian version of polo was played in stiff, long sleeved shirts. But as the game spread from East to West, buttons were added to stop collars flapping about. Brooks Brothers adapted this idea in 1896 and created the button-down “polo” dress shirt.

We cut to the 1920s, when the standard tennis shirt was just as uncomfortable as the one for polo. Both games were popular with the upper class, so standard “tennis whites” were stuffy long-sleeve dress shirts with starched collars. Enter the world number 1 tennis player of the era. René Lacoste (yes, that Lacoste) was dissatisfied with the heavy fabric and impractical sleeves of the tennish shirt. Lacoste designed a new shirt using a strong pique fabric that allowed the garment to breathe. He added a longer back to tuck in during play, and a ribbed collar that could be turned up to shield players from the sun. This became the benchmark for the polo shirt we wear today: comfortable, durable, and flexible.

Lacoste created a sensation when he debuted the new polo shirt at the 1926 US Open. Other sports, including polo, took note and adopted the comfier style. In 1933, Lacoste co-founded the clothing company of the same name, and sold the fashionable new polos with his trademark Crocodile logo; an early example of brand names on clothing. By the late 1940s, “polo shirt” was the generic term for any shirt of this type, despite its origins in tennis.

By the 1950s, other versions began to appear in the fashion market, such as the Fred Perry style. And in the 1970s, Ralph Lauren launched the “Polo” range, which cemented the polo shirt as the preppy fashion staple still popular today.

The Polo Shirt in the Workplace

Embroidered Professional Polo Shirts Business Sportswear Thetford Norfolk

                          Embroidered polo shirt proofs for Thetford businesses.                                      Clockwise from left: Hugos, Sonny Gardens, Thetford Town Cricket Club and Tiger Fitness.

Nowadays, the benefits of the polo shirt apply to a range of sectors and businesses. It’s a popular choice for School Uniforms and branded Workwear, as polo shirts are both presentable and ideal for physical activity. It’s the best garment for embroidered logos and branding, to help you identify pupils and staff alike.

Our polo shirts are made with strong, flexible and breathable cotton – great for long-lasting uniforms, and suitable for all companies and activities. You’ll have seen builders, plumbers, gardeners, trades people and, of course, sports teams wearing them. Yet, polo shirts also make a great casual office option (such as here at Peels4U Towers). The lightweight design makes it perfect for the summer, and easy to layer up in the winter.

Peels4U provides short and long sleeved polo shirts to give your school or business a professional, uniformed appearance. We supply every size and colour with our affordable branded Workwear service, and offer quick turnaround times. Showcase your name, logo and branding with our high quality embroidery service for stylish, comfortable polos. Who knows, your design could be the next Polo Ralph Lauren, or Lacoste Crocodile… Request a Quote now to #GetNoticed with our Polo Shirts.

Introducing our New Business Starter Packs

New academic year, new season… and now introducing Peels4U’s new business starter packs to help your startup #GetNoticed. With 6 packs to choose from, there’s something to suit every business, from manufacturing, trade and industry to retail, catering, events and more.

And at just £99 per pack (excl. delivery), they’re a competitive and affordable branding solution for your new business. You’ll save 50% compared to ordering items separately, and there are no setup fees. We will vectorise or digitise your logo and branding at no extra cost, and keep the designs on file for future orders.

Invest in branding now to give your new business a professional appearance and attract new customers from the get go. Whether you need workwear, printed items, signage or vehicle graphics, take a look below to find the right starter pack for you:

New Business Starter Packs 

New Business Starter Pack 1 Business Cards Polo Shirts Vehicle Lettering

New Business Starter Pack 2 Business Cards Leaflets Roller Banner

New Business Starter Pack 3 Leaflets A-Board Polo Shirts

  • Promote your new business with 500 eye-catching A5 leaflets
  • Attract customers inside with an A-board pavement sign
  • Help customers identify you with 2 printed or embroidered Polo shirts (front only)

New Business Starter Pack 4 Banner A-Board Polo Shirts

  • Get noticed from a distance with a durable outdoor vinyl banner
  • Attract customers inside with an A-board pavement sign
  • Boost your brand recognition with 3 printed or embroidered Polo shirts (front only)

New Business Starter Pack 5 Business Cards Polo Shirts Windscreen Lettering

New Business Starter Pack 6 Foamex Sign A-Board Polo Shirts

  • Showcase your new business with a Foamex sign for internal and external signage
  • Attract customers inside with an A-board pavement sign
  • Help customers identify you with 2 printed or embroidered Polo shirts (front only)

Order New Business Starter Packs

Visit the Contact Us page now to make an order, and let us know which of the 6 new business starter packs you’ve chosen. It’ll be ready within 1 week, so you can get promoting in next to no time. Can’t find the right pack for you? Request a Quote for a customised and bespoke starter pack to suit your business needs.

Don’t have a logo or branding yet? Peels4U offer affordable, friendly Design Consultations from just £25 per hour. Our graphic designers will advise you step by step on creating the best fonts, colours, layouts and imagery to showcase your new business. We’ll even help you pick the right starter pack for you.