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In our KBW vertical street pole banner division, we are often asked about which is best: screen printed or digitally printed banners. It’s an excellent question and I’m happy to say there is often NOT an easy answer. The reason I say “happy” is because I personally prefer screen print for the vibrant inks and […]

Date posted: August 19, 2010 Category: KBW Blog

We tested our banners on our KBW BannerFlex hardware in winds up to 100 mph.

If you’re looking to purchase banner hardware, I suggest you read this NOW! With the installation of light pole banners (vertical banners on street poles), the primary challenge to sign companies and to banner companies is to do the best possible job they can in choosing the correct hardware. The next challenge is to install […]

Date posted: February 15, 2010 Category: KBW Blog

As an architect, I learned early on that too much design or “over-design” is often the easy way out. The really difficult solutions and, more often than not, the best designs are the result of meticulous and thoughtful efforts to simplify the end result to the barest and, hopefully, most elegant solutions. In my opinion, this […]

Date posted: January 3, 2010 Category: KBW Blog


In the past couple of posts, I related how our company was the originator of the fiberglass street banner bracket and I described where the inspiration came for using fiberglass (fly fishing!) and then how the “canting” of the banner arms came about in 1985. Our most recent innovation in the banner bracket arm business […]

Date posted: December 13, 2009 Category: KBW Blog

D3 Shown with Airow

In my last post I related how fiberglass was chosen as the material for the banner bracket arms 25 years ago. But, it seemed that another important ingredient to the BannerFlex® Banner Bracket System immediately become necessary. We had learned quickly what the specifications of the pultruded (see below for explanation of “pultruded”*) fiberglass needed […]

Date posted: December 12, 2009 Category: KBW Blog


Did you know that Kalamazoo Banner Works was the very first company to use fiberglass arms for light pole banner mounting? Next time you’re near a vertical street banner look up to the hardware and see what’s holding that banner on the pole. On most vertical street-scape banners installed on city streets and shopping center […]

Date posted: December 11, 2009 Category: KBW Blog

My father had always reminded me as a youngster when I announced I wanted to be a cowboy or a fireman, and then later when I figured being an architect was where I was headed, “Son, be the best (cowboy or fireman or) architect that you can possibly be!” So when it came time to keep the cash flow going […]

Date posted: December 9, 2009 Category: Company Blog, KBW Blog

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