Guide & Tips: Banner Maker & Happy Birthday Sign Generator

1. Use this free online Banner Maker or Happy Birthday Sign Maker to create your own printable personalized pennant bunting banners. Examples:
happy birthday sign maker pennant flags
merry Christmas banner generator
welcome home banner
abc pennant banner
spring triangle flag banner triangle bunting
2. To keep the size of PDF files manageable, you can enter up to 12 characters at once. If you want a longer banner, first print or save the first 12 characters. Next enter additional characters and print or save them, and so on.
3. The following characters are allowed:
  • Letters: a-Z (uppper and lowercase)
  • Numbers: 0-9
  • Ampersands: (e.g., Mr. & Mrs.)
  • Apostrophes: (e.g., O'Neil)
  • Commas: (e.g., Tulsa, OK)
  • Dashes: (Jones-Smith)
  • Periods: (e.g., Mr. & Mrs.)
  • Pound Sign: (e.g., Item #1)
  • Slashes: (e.g., A / B)
4. You can either use the "Simple" or "Maximum control" options when saving your banner. If using the "Simple" option, first select your quality (i.e., Low, Standard, or High). Then press the button "Save PDF Format". This approach creates a multi-page PDF file with one character per page that you can download and print.
If using "Maximum control" you can specify the color and the exact size of each character. However, you must save each character one at a time. Hence if you want to print a banner that a says "WELCOME", you would need to first enter the character "W" and then save it. Next enter only the character "E" and save it, and so on. If saving multiple letters to create a bunting banner make sure to specify the same height for all letters. All banners can be downloaded in Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG), PNG, PDF, and JPG formats.
5. Select the format PNG, if you want a transparent image.
Pennant banner regular
Pennant banner transparent
6. If "Preserve Aspect Ratio" is set to "Yes", then the "width" of your image is automatically calculated. Changing the "height" will automatically change the "width". Your image will be scaled porportionally. The size of your image may change, but the overall shape will not change.
Pennant banner original
Height: 150 pixels.
Pennant banner smaller
Height: 100 pixels.
If "Preserve Aspect Ratio" is set to "No", your new image will match the values entered in the textboxes for "Width" and "Height."
Pennant banner scaled smaller
Height: 150 pixels.
Width: 75 pixels.
Pennant banner original
Height: 150 pixels.
Width: 100 pixels.
Pennant banner scaled larger
Height: 150 pixels.
Width: 150 pixels.
7. Individual banner letters can currently be sized to a maximum width or height of 3000 pixels (or a minimum width and height of 10 pixels).
8. For images that will be used for print (e.g. coloring sheets), either save the images in PDF format, or specify a large pixel value. Keep in mind, most printers use a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch) or ppi (points per inch). If you want your final image to look sharp at 5 inches, then you would want to specify a pixel size of at least 1500 pixels (5 inches * 300 ppi). The PDF files are automatically saved at 300 pixel per inch (ppi). SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) can be scaled to any size without losing quality.
9. For best quality, save images in SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format. Once saved, you can open SVG files using a web browser (Chrome, Safari, FireFox) and print them. SVG files can also be opened and printed using Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, CorelDraw, and the free programs Inkscape and Gimp.
10. See resizing and printing images, if you need help with printing images, resizing images consistently, or printing images (on multiple pages).