PVC banners – the long lasting outdoor advertising solution
Take a walk or drive around your local town and you’re bound to see at least one PVC banner! These eye-catching, large scale banners are an affordable and long-lasting way to advertise your business, special offers or events and are available in three types of PVC – normal, biodegradable, and mesh.
PVC banners, or vinyl banners as they’re also known, are made from polyvinyl chloride and are printed using large format inkjet printers. In the past there have been issues with the ink on these banners fading in the sun, but today most PVC banners are printed using UV-resistant inks to ensure an extra long life.
Normal, mesh or biodegradable PVC banners?
When choosing which one of the three types of PVC banners to use, you should first consider where your banner will be sited. If the site is prone to stronger winds then consider using a mesh PVC banner as these are designed to allow the wind to pass through them. As most of the wind passes through, the banner is less likely to be damaged by buffeting. Mesh PVC banners are also recommended for a lighter indoor display too.
The normal or standard PVC banners you most often see are great for long-term outdoor usage and are most likely to have the greatest visual appeal. Printed on heavy weight, fire rated PVC, these PVC banners can literally last for years. When comparing the cost to the life expectancy, this form of advertising really is cost effective.
And, for just a little more outlay, businesses who wish to be environmentally friendly now have another option when it comes to PVC banners. Biodegradable PVC banners are now available, and once the banner has reached the end of its useful life you can send it to landfill knowing that the banner will fully degrade over time. Biodegradable PVC banners reduce your impact on the environment but not the impact of your message as there is no loss of quality with this type of display.
PVC banners standard features
All PVC banners created by Eazy Print utilise UV inks so that your banner has the greatest visual appeal for the longest time. As well as considering the type of ink used there are several other standard features that you should look for when considering a PVC banner.
Eyelets, or grommets, are perfect for hanging your PVC banner onto fences or the side of a building. Usually eyelets will be included as standard, but check also whether the banner will be hemmed. A hem ensures extra strength as without one the eyelets could easily rip out of the banner.
Hemming and eyelets
At Eazy Print, our PVC banners come hemmed and eyeleted as standard, and we can produce banners to custom sizes as required. Our hems are usually between 50mm - 70mm, and eyelets are placed in the middle of the hem. Our eyelets are 25mm in diameter and make an 11mm hole.
Written by Joanne Serellis