VINYL, CLOTH, AND MESH

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Banners are the most versatile branding, promotional, and advertising tool in existence. Whether you’re looking for a vinyl banner for outside your business, cloth sponsor banners for your sports facility, mesh branded banners for your event, or team championship banners, each material offers lots of flexibility to meet your needs.

Vinyl Banners – Vinyl banners are digitally printed on a flexible PVC material that is durable and a great solution for most banner applications. Vinyl banners are suitable for interior and exterior use and can be finished in a multitude of ways depending on where it is being used. Whether you need a banner for your sideline, or a grand opening banner for your business, or almost anything in between, vinyl banners will fit most of your banner needs.

Mesh Banners – Mesh banners are digitally printed on a flexible mesh PVC material that is durable and allows a certain amount of airflow through the material. Mesh banners are suitable for most banner applications, especially those involving higher wind areas or installed on fences. Mesh banners are typically used for exterior applications and can be finished in a variety of ways depending on the size of the banner and the amount of wind exposure. From windscreens to sponsor banners on outfield fences and many other uses, mesh banners are a durable, exterior banner option.

Cloth Banners – Are you in need of a banner with a little bit of a finer touch? Cloth banners are ideal for instances when an elegant look is preferred. They are typically used for interior signage but can be used for short-term outdoor applications. Dye sublimated cloth banners are a great option for instances when glare and lighting are important. Cloth banners can be sized and finished per your specific needs. From trade show banners to championship banners for your rafters, cloth banners are perfect for your most elegant banner needs.

Factors to Help Select the Proper Banner Material

Wind – For banner needs in an area that receives high wind, we recommend using Mesh Banners. The mesh PVC material used on Mesh Banners allows wind to travel through the banner, reducing the wind load on the banner itself as well as the structure it is fastened to. Despite having less surface space than solid vinyl, mesh banners still display graphics vividly.

Visual Appeal – For banners that will be displayed indoors only, we suggest using Cloth Banners. The cloth material won’t reflect any light and distort the text or graphics displayed on the banner. Cloth Banners also have a touch of elegance and produce a more polished visual.

Size – For very large banners, using mesh may be a suitable option. Mesh banners weigh considerably less when compared with a vinyl banner of the same size. Despite being a less dense material, Mesh Banners still create a sharp visual.

Cost – If you have budgetary restrictions, we would suggest choosing a Vinyl Banner because they are more economical than Cloth Banners. However, occasionally the location where the banner will be hung will dictate the material needed. In high-wind areas mesh banners may be the only option due to the damage the wind would do to a solid vinyl banner.

Location – If a banner is being used primarily outdoors, we suggest a vinyl or mesh banner. We suggest that cloth banners only be used outdoors for very short-term applications. Vinyl banners will last much longer in all weather types. Mesh banners are suitable for outdoor application, but if wind and weight aren’t a factor, we recommend solid vinyl banners.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

How do I display my banner? Do you offer hardware?

Yes, we have a variety of hardware options that can help display your vinyl, cloth, or mesh banners. The particular hardware options that will work for you depend on where and how you plan on using your banner.

One of our experienced Account Managers can explain our various standard or custom hardware options to make sure that you are using your banners to their full potential.

What sizes do you offer? Does it differ by material choice?

All of our vinyl, mesh, or cloth banners are printed and finished based on your needs and specifications regardless of material choice.

What are my finishing options?

Your banner can be finished in a variety of different ways based on how it will be used. Listed below are the most common finishes. One of our signage experts would be happy to assist you when determining the correct finishing for your banner needs.

Trim to size – Banner is trimmed with no additional hardware or material added.

Grommets – Grommets can be added along the perimeter of the banner. Please indicate if special grommet spacing is required.

Hems – Hems can be heat-welded or stitched. Heat welds are standard for vinyl and mesh banners, and stitched hems are standard for cloth banners.

Hems and Grommets – Finished hem with #2 grommets every 18-24”.

Webbing and Grommets – Webbing is stitched into the perimeter of the banner to increase strength, with high-wind grommets installed as well. Recommended for banners hung in high-wind areas.Large banners may also have webbing to increase strength to support the inherent weight that comes with larger banners. Please indicate if special grommet spacing is required.

Velcro – Typically, loop side of Velcro is sewn onto the reverse side of the banner and the adhesive hook side of Velcro is included in the order. Hook or Loop Velcro can be stitched into your banner based on how you are going to hang it up or install it.

Pole Pockets – Sleeves that allow a banner to be hung from a cable or pole. Additionally, the pole pocket can hold a pole or dowel for added weight. Sides that do not have a pole pocket can be stitched or welded.

How do I know which material is right for my needs?

Determining whether mesh, cloth, or vinyl banners are right for you depends on a number of things. Some things to think about are: will the banner be indoors or outdoors? If outdoors, how much wind will the banner be exposed to? Will the banner have specific lighting?

One of our Account Managers would be happy to discuss your banner needs in more detail to help determine which type of banner material is the right fit for your project.

What are common uses for each type of banner?

Cloth banners are often used at trade shows and exhibits to display company graphics. The cloth material doesn’t reflect light and is suitable for interior use where there are many lights. They can also be used as championship banners inside a gymnasium. The lightweight cloth material makes hanging banners from the rafters an easy task.

Mesh banners are almost exclusively used outdoors. They are used in areas that receive a lot of wind because they let air pass through them and limit the stress on the structure it is fastened to and the banner itself. Mesh banners are commonly used as sponsor and branding signage around racetracks, baseball stadiums, construction sites and more. They are also used when large banners are hung on buildings. Because there are holes in the banner for wind to pass through, they are typically lighter than solid vinyl banners of the same size.

Vinyl banners are our most popular type of banner and are used for a variety of reasons. They can be used to promote events, sales, and more. They can be used as championship banners both indoors and out. Their versatility to be used in a variety of settings makes them a very popular choice for customers.


PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Endless branding, sponsor, or promotional opportunities.
  • Suitable for interior and exterior applications.
  • Custom sizing and finishing.



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