Family-owned Professional Print & Mail in downtown Fresno is making banners free of charge to local businesses in need of help getting the word out about takeout, delivery, and curbside services.

“The restaurant business is one of the hardest-hit businesses in our community.” — Doug Carlile, owner of Professional Print & Mail

Free Banners for Businesses

Businesses in Fresno and Clovis can receive a free 3-foot by 5-foot or 2-foot by 6-foot banner by going to the Print Fresno website and clicking the “send us a file button.” Follow the steps to upload a logo and the company will then print it and deliver it for free.

The signs normally sell for between $150 and $200.


Q&A With the Owner

The company’s president and owner Doug Carlile was quick to answer our questions about his motivation for providing free banners.

Why did you decide to do this?

“The restaurant business is one of the hardest-hit businesses in our community.”

How many orders have you received and is there a limit on how many you’ll fulfill?

“15 so far, no limit at this time.”

What has the response been?

“Very positive.”

Photo of a banner being printed at Professional Print and Mail in Fresno, California

A banner rolls out of the printer. (Professional Print and Mail)

About the Business

According to their website, Doug and Roberta Carlile purchased the printing company in 1985.

It is a full-service commercial printer with an emphasis on direct marketing.

The business is at 2818 E Hamilton Ave., and the phone number is 559 237-7468.

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