Recommended Banner Installation
TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR BANNERS:
The most common complaint in the industry is: "The
banner I put up was only up for ..... and it fell down".
It is very important to realize that a Banner hung outside can be subjected to numerous forces, some natural, some unnatural.
The main reason a banner fails unfortunately is due to substandard installation.
It is VERY important to select the right type of banner for the conditions.
The type of construction, TEAR STRENGTH, and the WEIGHT of the banner material used are major considerations when making your selection.
RECOMMENDED BANNER INSTALLATION:
feature D RINGS encompassed by nylon webbing which are box-stitched
into/onto the banner.
(Number of D Rings and construction varies with size of banner).
U. S. VINYL
BANNERS feature lock-stitched hems and
corrosion-resistant brass grommets every two to three feet.
For hanging smaller banners, simply use stretch cords in the corners.
For outside installation, wind slits are not recommended. Instead, use stretch cords to distribute stress.
large (20' and larger) between poles:
1. Install 2 cables above and below the banner. (Figure C)
2. Use snap hooks to attach the banner to the cables along the top and bottom (Figure A)
3. Attach stretch cords to the corners of the banner (Figure B)
4. Run each stretch cord to a u-clamp on the cable. Stretch and secure.
BANNER INSTALLATION ACCESSORIES:
HANG-UPS FOR BANNERS (R) is a far superior method of construction. Using this system eliminates the pressure that conventional banners experience at the points of attachment (on each corner). The Hang-ups system distributes the pressure evenly over the entire banner not just at the points of attachment. Other major advantages are: the system will accept any banner material and the hardware is reusable.
THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER ARE:
Use strong ropes, bungee, snap hooks, cables, etc.
Attach and pull the ropes horizontally, not diagonally (see diagrams).
Keep tension in all 4 corners with whatever you use to tie your banner.
If a rope becomes slack go back and tighten it.
Excess flapping of a banner results in tears, cracking & de-lamination.
WHAT TO PUT ON YOUR BANNERS:
VINYL GRAPHICS: Because banners are designed to be flexible our recommendations is to use a good 2 mil high performance pressure sensitive vinyl on all banners. Good 2 mil vinyls have better adhesive properties & are more flexible than other vinyls.
ENAMELS (Solvent): Many major manufacturers in the industry produce enamels that work with our Polly and Super Polly banners, but are not intended for use with our vinyl banners.
ENAMELS (Water): Water based enamels formulated for the sign industry will work on our vinyl banners (not our Polly & Super Polly).
SCREEN INKS: Inks are specifically formulated for different types of banner materials. Always consult your supplier for the correct ink for your substrate.