How to Extend the Life of Your PVC Banner

How long does a banner last? The longevity of your banner depends on a multitude of factors, from proper installation and the choice of material to the quality of printing and finishes. In this post, we look at ways of extended the life of your PVC banner by knowing what to avoid.

Is your banner properly installed?

When properly installed, companies can expect such a banner to last more than a year or longer. Poor installation and negligence when setting up a banner, indoors or outdoors, can cost you dearly, as the banner may end up being damaged and may not last as long as you need it.

Be careful to connect the banner on an upper corner and follow with the coinciding bottom corner. Work your way along the length of the banner. Sometimes banners are hung by the top corners first and then moving along to the rest, which can result in sagging areas, time delays in hanging up the banner, and frustration. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1520838442969{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #f2f2f2 !important;}”]

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Is your banner going to be placed outdoors?

When installing banners outdoors, you have to factor in the elements. Install the banner in good weather and stay away from any windy or rainy conditions that can mean a hurried job and ruin the installation. Also, consider the effect the harsh sun will have on the banner if this is the case.

If the banner is placed loosely, blowing wind will affect its posture as it flaps and rubs against the setup area. The rubbing causes friction and can wear out or tear through the banner material. If the banner is too tight, overtightening can affect the weakest part of the banner, which leads to wear and tear.

When a banner is tied to a fence, for example, with zip ties, it must be carefully set up to avoid damage. Tighten the ends only as necessary to hold the banner in place. After tightening all zip ties ensure there is a solid, uniform fit throughout the banner to distribute the material stress across multiple points, limiting damage.

The best way to avoid any issues with your PVC banner installation is to use a reliable and experienced supplier who can perform a proper installation in a suitable location.

At Powerhouse PLC we share our expertise and passion for print by offering bespoke graphic design and bulk printing services to the corporate world. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Place your brand at the front and centre of your industry. Contact Powerhouse PLC for all your large format printing and laser cutting requirements.

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