Our most popular material, 13 oz. scrim vinyl, is made of a strong nylon mesh covered in vinyl. This material not only offers durability–it delivers it. This vinyl has a 3-5 year life span when continuously used outdoors, and a 7-10 year life span when continuously used indoors. A semi-gloss finish provides a great base for grand format digital printing with clarity and vibrancy that lasts for years and that is for visablity of 10+ feet. This material is commonly used for banners.
Our banners are hemmed and grommeted for added durability and for easy hanging. With vinyl materials, this is done using a Miller Weldmaster T100 and/or a Miller Weldmaster CMIT 10’. The T100 is designed to weld hems, hems with rope, hems with pockets, and overlaps. “Welding” is what occurs when the vinyl reaches a temperature so high that it actually bonds with itself in the machine, which makes the hem more durable and reliable than sewing them. If you’re not sure what grommets are, think of them as brass eyelets, about the size of a nickel. They’re used when the banner is suspended from something (or somehow going to be hanging up) and hugely reduce the risk of the banner ripping and tearing.
We recommend this for banners going outdoors that are more than 32 square feet, or any banner going in a high wind environment.