A BANNER FOR YOUR LOCAL CCC GROUP
Here is a small copy of the banner that the North Wales group of CCC carried
on the Climate March in London on December 3rd 2005:
It may be printed, 174 cm wide by 145 cm deep, by R A Smart of
Clough Bank, Bollington, Macclesfield, SK10 5NZ. They will do a good job. The design in the source files below is for a banner measuring 6' wide by 5' deep for printing by a company that has now gone out of business. The dimensions will need to be scaled down a little for the slightly smaller fabric available at R A Smart.
If you would like to adapt this banner for your group, replacing 'Gogledd
Cymru' and 'North Wales' with the name of your group, you may use one or other
of the original source files:
- ccc-banner2.pspimage. This
is a 3.2 MB file in the format of Paintshop Pro 9. After editing the image,
you should save it as a TIF file (which is the format used by R A Smart).
- ccc-banner2.tif. This is a 3 MB
TIF file that you may edit directly using your favourite painting program.
Again, the result should be saved as a TIF file for use by R A Smart.
The image file is too big for a floppy disc so you will need to send it to
R A Smart using a flash memory stick or a CD-ROM (or they may
prefer to use ftp or other method of transfering the file via the internet).
Mounting the banner
Probably the best way to mount the banner is as follows:
- You will need to sew sleeves on all four sides that are
big enough to take 1" dowel rods (or a bit bigger in case you cannot get
rods that are exactly 1").
Otherwise, you may be able to find someone locally who is good with a sewing
- Use 1" dowel rods about 10' or 12' long on each side to hold the banner
- Insert another 1" dowel rod, about 7' long, through the sleeve across the top and fix the
ends to the top ends of the two uprights in such a way that the assemblage can
be easily dismantled. Drilling holes in the rods and tying cords between the
holes works quite well.
- In a similar way, another dowel rod of the same length, perhaps a little thinner, may be
inserted in the bottom sleeve to weight down the lower edge of the banner.