PVC banners are also commonly known as outdoor or vinyl banners. Outside of board printing, PVC banners are the most popular and cost effective means of large displays. They are versatile, waterproof, accessible and offer a high quality print which makes them an ideal means of large format display, available as a solid PVC or Mesh. Banners are an effective means of advertising or showcasing an event, commonly used for building hoardings and even perfect for personal use.
We print on a strong 450gsm banner 'stop tear' material, which is a reliable cross weaved material designed to help prevent rips, tears and any damage. All banners are hemmed and eyeletted as standard, allowing for easy fitting and a professional looking finish. Banners can also be produced with loops for fitting onto poles and other structures.
What's the largest size banner I can print?
The Banner Rolls we stock are 3.2m in width, which leaves us with around 3.1m of printable width. This means that one of the maximum out of the 2 dimensions would need to fit to 3.1m, however the over length can be as long as 50m without any issues.
What is hemming and eyeletting?
A hem on a PVC Banner is simply where the edges on the material are folded over itself and stitched together, leaving you with a smooth looking finish. Eyelets are small brass rings that are punched through the banner material, similar to a big hole punch. These help you put your banner up for display with cable ties or screws. If you have any specific requirements in terms of the hem and eyeletting of your banner, just let us know.
What is the difference between the normal PVC and the Mesh banners?
The standard PVC banners are a solid material, whereas the mesh banners are made up with lots of small holes, which means if viewed at a distance it will appear slightly transparent. The other advantage of the Mesh is that it is a lot more wind resistant as they are designed for the wind to pass through. You can find more information about Mesh banners here
Can Banners be stitched with loops?
Yes, if your banners require loops for fitting we just need to know the size of the loop you require. In this case artwork would need to be supplied with extra bleed to accomodate for the loops.
What weight is the material?
Our PVC and Mesh banner material is 450gsm, we use a special cross weaved material to help prevent the banner from tearing.
Do you print double sided banners?
Yes we do, you can find specific pricing and details here (Link Pending)
Is it more expensive to print multiple colours?
No, we digitally print all of our products in full colour using UV resistant inks as standard. So you won't see any increases in price if you have a lot of colour in your artwork.
How do I submit my artwork files?
Simply attach your artwork via our upload option when placing your order, our uploader will accept Jpeg, Tiff, PNG, PDF and ZIP files up to 50mb. It is recommended to ensure artwork files are optimised to retain a reasonable file size.
You can also simply use our email address (at the top of the website) and attach your files. If you have any problems with sending large files give us a call or use file sharing services like WeTransfer.com. If you are using WeTransfer or similar, we highly recommend sending an email alongside this, as we do not pick up orders from WeTransfer emails.
What are requirements for artwork files?
Preferable file format is PDF or high-quality JPG. If you are supplying artwork ready to print, please make sure the design files meet all general standard printing requirements like:
- Files must be to scale (100% size) or at least in proportion (half size, quarter size etc.)
- CMYK colour mode (no RGB or Pantone colours as it can cause problems)
- All text must be converted to curves/outlined or at least embedded inside supplied pdf
- There is no need for extra bleeds and crop marks for simple rectangular signs
- Please include cut path for cut out boards indicating expected board shape OR simply describe where it should be, and we will draw the shape for you in most cases free of charge.
In case you require and design work or are uncertain about the files you have please just attach your files with description in your message. We will help and advice. If there would be any extra charge involved, we will let you know before proceeding with any changes.
Am I able to collect from you directly rather than arrange delivery?
We are located in a town called Whitefield just outside of Manchester City Center, if you happen to be local, or are just passing by, you're more than welcome to collect your order from us directly. If this would be preferred just let us know when sending over your order.