Vinyl banner finishing options and hanging systems

What is vinyl banner?

Vinyl banners are the form of outdoor advertising banners, but also used in indoor systems as well. Vinyl banners are made of a heavy weight vinyl commonly called as poly vinyl chloride. Digital banners in high quality can be obtained from vinyl printing. The weight of the vinyl banners ranges from as light as 9 ounces to as heavy as 22 ounces per square yard. The vinyl printed banners may be either be double or single sided. Large banners are usually printed in special mesh vinyl through which the wind may pass through them.

Types of finishing in vinyl banner printing:

The vinyl printed banners will have the usual finishing option as heat welded hems and grommets. Some of the other finishing options in the vinyl printed banners are,

  • Heat welded hems
  • Eyelets
  • Pole pockets
  • Reinforced corners
  • Reinforced hems
  • Windflaps

The hems are the most standard way of finishing options for the banners. One-inch of the vinyl banner material is folded over the backside of the material and heated together to form a strong one inch hem. The hems increase the strength and the durability of the banner. The other common finishing option used is grommets/eyelets. The eyelets are normally the half inch diameter brass or other material which is punched in the banners and made to hang using ropes. The eyelets are used when the banner is to be used for a short period of time. The hems are suited for the places where there is heavy wind flow whereas the eyelets are not suited for the heavy wind applications.

Grommets/eyelets

Types of hanging systems in vinyl printing:

Vinyl printed banners can be made to hang in any of the following systems.

  • Bungee cords
  • Zip ties
  • Skyhooks
  • Adjustable stand
  • Suction cups

Bungee cords are elastic material which is used with eyelets to simply hang the banners in the more flexible way. Bungee cords since they are flexible are used in the wind blowing areas where the banners may undergo stress and expansion nearly to their threshold value, In this applications bungee’s elastic property will make the banner to adapt themselves to the wind conditions and avoiding the banner from wear and tears.

Bungee cords for hanging

Zip ties are used to hang the banners in outdoors quickly to metal posts, fences, etc. The zip ties are made to hang very firmly making sure that it will not disrupt by heavy wind. Adjustable stand is used in functions, expos, etc. it is mostly used in indoor applications. Suction cups are used in the temporary applications.

Vinyl banner printing in UK:

High-quality digital vinyl printing is done by Backdropsource in the UK. They offer the good and quality service. The vinyl printed banners by Backdropsource can be used in both indoor and outdoor applications based on the requirement and the usage.

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