Banners have been in use since the Bronze Age for communicating messages effectively.
Using a banner to advertise is one of the most powerful tools for public display. It is no surprise that they have been utilized since the Bronze Age for communicating messages effectively. In fact, banners are so prolific that the term banner display has been coined for online advertising purposes. If you are looking for more information on designing and/or hanging a banner DMS Color can help.
Banner Materials & Finishes
The two most popular materials for banners are a solid vinyl and mesh. Vinyl banners are available in different weights. Heavier materials will last longer when exposed to the elements. Mesh banners allow for wind to pass through easier and won't blow around as much. There are different reasons for using different finishes on banners, for example, a matte finish could be used on an outdoor display, or used as the background for a photo-shoot due to it not causing a glare. Using a gloss finish is a better choice for indoor usage. Vinyl can also be used in order to prevent the sign from letting in light, so the other side of the sign cannot be seen when heavily lit. Vinyl is resistant to weather and cannot be torn down easily.
There are many material considerations when designing a banner, but it is also important to think of how and where you will display it. Your banner will need to capture viewer's attention. The first step in this process is making sure your banner is hung correctly. Yours may need to be ordered with instructions to have the edges cut, taped, or hemmed. In order to hang it properly, it may need grommets or pole pockets. If you are unsure of what options you may need for your banner, call the expert staff of DMS Color. We will discuss your needs and figure out the best banner for you.