Bannermania. What more can I say? In the days when a P60 with 8mb of ram and 1Gb Hdd was all the rage. I was making money with this great little programme and producing all sorts of banners for all occasions with my epson printer which printed at 150dpi (trust me back then that was amazing). I used to get approximately £15 per banner back then as the quality of them was fabulous and nothing else came close (we are talking circa 1997) and was always in demand as other found and saw my wonderful creations. Weddings were always a favourite but they also included birthdays, christenings and leaving do's for office's etc.
This software was the dog’s bollocks and if you were interested in making a bit of cash at all then this was the stuff dreams were made of back then. Nobody had known how or with what kit to produce this kind of stuff back then.
It is great to see that people from an age gone by still remember this stuff and still use it, whether for a bit of fun or whether for nostalgia reasons like myself or just from pure curiosity due to an era that has now made the history channel almost as technology moves so fast nowadays.
If anyone else has had an experience with using this piece of quality software I would like to hear about it as it brings back so many good memories. Boy, remembering the days of having to go buy a laminator and then sourcing the hot pouches and the cost of it all.
Fifteen pounds sounds a lot of money and back then, believe me it was but what you got for the money was beyond what you would get for visiting your local card shop and picking the cheesy silvery cheap crap that was on the shelves back then.
Most of your time was spent getting the graphics for the banner correct and the colour combinations to which you were limited to (hardware and software permitting of course). But then you also had to make sure the laminate sealed correctly and then join them all together and doing that was not easy especially if it was a long banner that had to be of the best quality required by the client (usually family so standards were high).
This is a classic piece of software and would love to give it a twirl for nostalgia’s sake.
Written by: ~dorento1