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4 Banner Finishing Options

MARCH 19, 2018| SpeedPro East Bay



Little League season just kicked off and with spring beginning, festivals and outdoor events will be plentiful.  It’s never too early to start thinking about your signage and what the best solution for you could be.  Here you’ll learn 4 different banner finishing options to ensure you get the best use of your banner.

Taped Hem & Grommets

This is our standard banner option.  A taped hem is where we fold the banner material over on the backside using double-sided banner tape.  This gives security around the edge so that it doesn’t tear easily.  Along with the hem, we include grommets which we place about every 2 feet along the perimeter of the banner.  Grommets allow for easy installation and we have brass, silver, and black options to choose from.


Webbing is special material that we use for banners that are subject to high winds and long-term outdoor use.  We sew this material into the hem of the banner and then insert the grommets on top of this which makes it more durable and reduces the risk of tearing due to winds.

A custom made banner for a chili cook-off.


Pole Pockets

Pole pockets are great for when you want to hang a banner from something else.  Typically, we fold over the banner and sew along the edge to create an opening for a pole to be inserted.  Pole pockets can be inserted on just the top or just the bottom or both like in the image below.  When created on the top and bottom it allows for the banner to hang flat and be a bit more durable.

Waterfront Plaza San Francisco light pole graphic banner

Wind Slits

Wind slits are cuts throughout the banner that look like half circles which allow the wind to flow through the banner more easily.  These are usually placed on banners that are up high or in areas of high wind exposure.  When creating a banner with wind slits consider the graphic placement and where the cuts will be made.

If you’re ready to get started with your banner or would like more information, give us a call.

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