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How To Hang (And Look After) A Banner
Banners are one of the easiest tools to promote your business in a stylish and professional way. However, nothing detracts from your message more than an old, ragged sign. That's why Identity makes its banners with durable vinyl and professional finishing to withstand rain, wind and other forces of nature that could potentially leave your banner in a sad state.
Whether your banner is meant for outdoor use or inside your workplace, here are some tips on how to hang your banner and maintain it so that it lasts as long as we built it to!
How To Hang Your Banner Outside
When hanging your banner outside, it's important to use the right materials. This means heavy duty cable ties at the corners when hanging on a fence, especially if the sign will be in a windy area. If you don't have a fence to hang your banner, bungee cables and hanging clips allow for a little give and are good around posts or columns. Banner bungees are also useful in windy places, as the corners of the sign will be less likely to tear. If the wind isn't an issue for your business, consider suction cups to place the banner on your storefront window. For a more professional appearance have a look at Identity’s poster kits and window vinyl graphics.
Displaying Your Banner Inside
If the banner needs to be a more permanent fixture, screw in a hook for each corner and use banner hanging clips and heavy duty cable ties to make your banner stays in place. Although you don't have to worry about the elements damaging the banner inside your business, roll up banner stands or modular stands may be a better option as these allow for large graphic to be placed throughout the desired location without damaging walls or detracting from product displays.
Many of Identity’s products, like the Centro, Pop Ups or Roll Ups range make it easy to reuse and will fit almost anywhere. The other options Identity can assist you with when looking for a more long lasting solution instead of a banner are items such as printed vinyl applied directly to a surface, custom printed canvas, poster holder frames and printed PVC graphic panels to name but a few.
How To Maintain Your Banner
A little extra effort and care will help your banner last much longer:
1. Don't toss out your shipping box immediately after you receive your banner. Instead, use it to store your banner and protect it when not in use
2. Always roll the banner up with the print facing out when storing it. Never fold the banner
3. Avoid storing the banner in extreme heat or light, like in a car or near a window
4. When cleaning your banner, use a mild dish soap with lukewarm water and a cotton cloth. Paper products can cause scratching, and you should never use a brush, power washer, or other heavy duty cleaning tool
Following these tips will prolong the life of your banner and keep your business looking sharp - not shabby!