Hand written banners, which are now a thing of the past, have been replaced by thin sheets of brightly coloured PVC coated flex banners. This form of advertising has gained importance in recent times because of its cheap cost and durability.

The population of banners increased manifold in the ongoing Samaikyandhra agitations, as protesters chose the medium to express their dissent against the State bifurcation. Equipped with free design software, colour plotters and photoshop experts, owners of flex printing services had their hands full in the past 60 odd days.