Banner Installation & Maintenance
Tuesday 17th July 2018
Nothing can add more impact to a promotion than an attractive banner and nothing can be less effective than a poorly displayed one. All our banners are made with a durable nylon-reinforced vinyl that should last a long time when properly installed. To prevent tearing and ensure long life, follow the guidelines below.
Banners are generally installed using one of three methods: stringing between two poles, directly mounting to a flat surface, or a combination of both.
STRINGING BETWEEN TWO POLES
When installing a banner between two poles, the main objective is to prevent an undue amount of stress on any one eyeleted hole. The best way to accomplish this is to hang the banner using bungee ball ties. Bungee Ball Ties will absorb a-lot of the tension and will stretch with the banner allowing the wind to pass around the sides of the banner. Bungee ball ties also make the installation of your banner easier. If you must use rope to hang your banner, follow these rules.
1. Determine how much rope is needed to tie off the banner.
Be sure to give yourself a little extra length. If necessary, it can be trimmed later.
2. Weave the rope through the eyeleted holes from left to right. Do this for both the top and bottom of the banner.
3. Tie the top corners straight out and tight from the sides. Be sure the banner is centered and level before tying off the right side.
4. Tie the bottom corners at about a 15 degree angle down from the bottom edge of the banner leaving a slight amount of play in the rope.
This will allow the air to escape out of the bottom of the banner.
NOTE: If the banner will be hung where it will be exposed to high winds (i.e. between two street poles), Mesh Banner is highly recommended
WALL INSTALLATION ("SCREW AND WASHER" METHOD)
If the banner is to be installed directly onto a wall, install it by driving screws through the eyeleted holes and into the wall.
1. Determine where you want the banner to be positioned.
2. Secure the top-left corner of the banner first.
3. Continue securing the banner across the top at each eyeleted hole, from left to right, making sure the banner is level.
4. Secure the bottom eyelets from left to right.
CAUTION: When installing a banner directly onto a building, be careful because screws will leave permanent holes in the wall. Some surfaces may also require special fasteners to prevent the screws from pulling out. Before drilling, be sure to obtain landlord or property owner approval. If you have any doubts about installing a banner directly to a wall, we offer a professional installation service just get in touch. .
STORAGE AND MAINTENANCE
Banners should always be stored rolled up. A banner should never be folded, as doing so may cause permanent creases.
If your banner becomes dirty, it can be cleaned with a soap and water mixture. Do not use any cleaning product that contains ammonia.
It has been said that an outdoor banner is a sail without a ship. Be realistic in your expectations. While a banner is an excellent promotional sign, it is not a substitute for a permanent sign. Since banners may be subject to extreme environmental conditions, we cannot be responsible for damage that might be done to the banner (or caused by the banner) while in use. We cannot be responsible for banner installations done by others.
If you have any questions or problems, feel free to get in touch. . .