Banners are long strips of PVC or any other similar material that bear slogans or designs and are usually hung in public places or carried in a procession or demonstration. These are also the best way to advertise your latest events and promotions and can be placed both indoors and outdoors. Other uses for banners are for real estate, religious announcements, grand openings, and schools/classes announcements or celebrations. The most common type is made of vinyl. Vinyl banners could have either a glossy or a matte finish and you also get the choice of the thickness. For long-term outdoor presence or for areas that have strong winds, the heavier duty vinyl is a better option. There’s also a blockout (scrim vinyl) that minimizes the amount of backlighting. This will result in images that don’t lose contrast when the sun is behind the vinyl banners. Mesh banners are actually the better solution for windy locations instead of using wind slits that could tear a vinyl banner. A polyester material is used to allow the air to blow through. To some extent, you can even see the crisscrossed fibers. Mesh banners are typically displayed on sports or construction fences. Fabric banners have a more expensive look and feel than the typical vinyl and are intended for indoors only. The usual finish is a folded sewn hem with grommets but can also be cut to size or provide pole pockets. Canvas banners are mostly used for upscale displays and backdrops because of the texture that’s similar to a painting on canvas.
Advertising your company/organization via banners will certainly make what you want to be seen and heard to stand out among any crowd or audience. You’ll get to attract more business because of your all-weather banners. Size and color availability practically has no limits so your graphic design is only limited by the one in charge with what the banner should broadcast. Even the material used is still evolving. Environmentally friendly alternatives are now available, such as poly, nylon, and flex-face. You get plenty of options so you get to choose what best fits your business needs.