Mesh Banners

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.

We produce huge amounts of banner mesh so our pricing is very competitive and our quality second to none.

If you are looking to wrap a building site then banner mesh is the ideal material. It has a very high burst strength so building site materials don’t pierce it. It allows the wind to pass through it whilst still being opaque and hiding the building works.

Business with wide street frontages benefit from advertising on mesh. It is very durable and the print will last up 3-4 years. The cost-effectiveness of mesh signage is unparalled. Businesses are often hidden from the street with just a small sign to advertise. Mesh banners can change all of that.

Mesh can also be used for balcony or scaffold banners. We can print mesh up to 5m wide and 50m long.

How to Install Mesh Banners

To install banner mesh on temporary fencing or cyclone wire fencing follow these steps for a crease-free installation:

  1. Identify the starting point of the mesh banner and take the banner out of its packaging.
  2. Leaving it on the roll, attach the top corner loosely with a cable tie.
  3. On flat installs, ensure the top row is straight and start fixing every second eyelet with cable ties.
  4. Work for 5-10 metres along the top row before coming back to fix the bottom row. Ensure that the banner is not overly taut and that there is a small amount of play in the cable tie. This will prevent pulling and creases.
  5. Repeat step 4 until the end of the banner. Then fix the side eyelets, and any missing eyelets along the top and bottom rows. It is important to use all the eyelets to disperse the wind drag as evenly as possible.
  6. Adjust any cable ties which are too tight. You may need to replace them.
  7. Snip the tag ends of the cable ties and roll the lock to the rear of the banner for a clean finish.

Types of banner mesh

There are a few variations of mesh banner which suit different applications. Banner mesh opacity is measured in threads per inch (tpi), the lower the tpi, the lighter the weave.

12 tpi (12×12)mesh is considered to be the premium substrate. It is the least see-through so images print beautifully. It is considered 80% mesh, 20% perforation so it not ideal in strong wind situations.

9 threads per inch (9×9) is what we call standard banner mesh. It is a great mix of opacity and perforations, allowing more wind through but maintaining strong image representation. It is also cheaper than premium mesh.

6 tpi (6×6) is called air mesh. It has about 50% opacity. The print can look a little washed out but the air passes through the mesh best.

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Q & A Mesh Banners

Q. Is Banner Mesh better to use in windy conditions?
A. Banner Mesh is a much better solution on open fences. The perforations allow wind to travel through the mesh, relieving wind drag on the eyelets.

Q. Can banner mesh handle any wind?
A. Banner mesh is only guaranteed to withstand winds of around 60kmph.

Q. Should I cut wind holes in mesh to relieve the wind drag?
A. We aren’t big fans of cutting wind holes in mesh. To be effective the wind holes must be very large. We recommend a more open weave as a more effective solution.

Q. How long does banner mesh last?
A. When it is well looked after, banner mesh can last up to 8 years. Obviously the print will be faded and the material quite brittle at this point but it would still be standing.

Q. Can mesh banners be folded for sending or storage?
A. Yes, they can although it isn’t recommended as it can crack the inks or create crease lines. If you are moving mesh from job to job it is better to roll it up on a core.

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