After printing, a large format banner will most likely require some form of edge finishing.
And, in most cases some way to hang or display the banner must be provided.
The large format banner finishing options listed below are what my shop offers.
- Banner Tape – For simple, short-term indoor use, banner tape is quick and easy. This double-sided adhesive is formulated for use with vinyl banners and will provide a good light-duty product. For a stronger bond without using any equipment, chemicals are available that actually alter the chemistry at the join. They are much stronger than adhesives.
- Hemming – Fold the edges of the banner over and either sew or heat-weld the material. This provides a finished look and gives added strength to the banners.
- Grommets – The most common way to hang a banner is to fasten grommets into the hem of the banner. this allows for the largest variety of mounting options.
- Rope – You can sew a length of rope into the hem of the banner and use the rope to hang the banner from objects in the area without damaging anything.
- Pole – You can sew a pole into the hem of the banner. This necessitates sewing pockets into the top and sometimes the bottom of the banner, but the end result is very attractive.
- Wind Slits – When a banner will be subjected to high winds, wind slits can be cut into the face of the banner to allow wind to pass through. Or, mesh banner can be used. Mesh banner also allows wind to pass through, but the image will not be as brilliant as one printed onto non porous banner material.
Having any questions or have a banner project coming up? Holler at me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at me @joshcornett