Mesh banners are the ideal outdoor solution for advertising on building sites, industrial yards, festivals or anywhere where large format printing can be utilised. Banner mesh, otherwise known as scrim or builders mesh is a purpose built material for printing large outdoor signs.
At Focus Banners and our associated companies we produce huge amounts of banner mesh so our pricing is very competitive and our quality second to none. There are two techniques to finish mesh banners which have their own merits. One way of finishing is with a hemmed edge where we take the mesh and fold it back on itself then plastic welding it together. The hemmed edge is reinforced and we add eyelets every 500mm to disperse the strain that the banners will get from the wind. The primary advantage with a hemmed mesh banner is it is cheaper than our other finish. We use this technique on banners of up to 50m long although it is not recommended in high wind areas or on scaffold. Hemmed mesh is best with smaller mesh banners.
The second method to finishing the edges of builders mesh banners is to use a seat belt style webbing. This is also applied by welding a special tape along the edge. The benefit of the webbing is that it form a much stronger reinforcement and much like a seatbelt it will not continue to rip along the same path. We recommend webbing when the banner will be installed in a very windy area, or if it will be in place over 12 months, or if it is installed at height (as with scaffolding).
Banner mesh is made from PVC it is incredibly durable is able to withstand great pressure. The mesh has a coating which allows it to receive digitally printed inks. In most circumstances the inks should last at least 2 years before fading. The banner mesh material will last a very long time as long as it is kept under tension when installed, or rolled up when stored. When installing banner mesh it is important to use all the eyelets provided and to keep the mesh banner under a light tension. This will result in a flat finish that is evenly secured. Pulling too tight on the eyelets can create creases in the finished look and can actually weaken the mesh by creating undue stress on the eyelets.
For indoor banners or banners where the print result is vital and which will be installed on a solid background vinyl banners might be considered as an alternative. If your application requires that the banners be installed and removed often as with recurrent events or trade shows then polyester mesh is a better option.[yith_wcwl_add_to_wishlist][yith_compare_button]