When you find that many of your brand events are outdoors, it will behoove you to use banners specifically designed for outdoor use. Outdoor banners are made from high-quality materials designed to withstand the deteriorating effects of direct sunlight, heavy wind, intense storm conditions and more.
Outdoor banners add texture, color and eye-arresting movement to your event tent, booth, or brick and mortar business exterior. Outdoor banners make your location memorable and exciting even when surrounded by industry competition. Outdoor banners are ideal for use at sporting events, at festivals and outdoor trade shows.
Custom outdoor banners last very long to communicate big announcements and convey important business messages. The base vinyl of outdoor banners are fabricated for durability. You can also add a laminate finish for further waterproofing, fade-resistance and weatherability. Outdoor banners won’t see surface damage spots or fading when handled, according to fabrication specs, and will last several years when displayed in appropriate settings.
What types of outdoor banners does SpeedPro offer?
Select from a wide variety of outdoor banners each with customizable materials, graphics, shapes, sizes, configurations and finishes so no matter how much or how little space you have, an outdoor banner can spruce it up. Also, consider a banner stand so you can set your banner up on the ground or on a tabletop rather than hanging. SpeedPro manufactures and prints more than a dozen types of outdoor banners. Our most popular outdoor banners include:
- Hemmed hanging banners (only available in canvas)
- Pole-pocketed banners
- Grommet hanging banners
- Standalone banners
The different types of banner stands we have available include retractable, pole pocket hanging, grommet hanging, spring back, telescopic, fabric frame and illuminated frame.
Outdoor banners are most commonly made from high-quality vinyl, perforated vinyl mesh, scrim or canvas with a range of protective laminates available. Vinyl mesh is perforated, so it allows wind to pass through with ease and will not billow excessively in windy conditions. In addition to being wind-resistant, vinyl mesh is a very aesthetically pleasing material to place graphics upon and holds up against rain, snow and ice. Scrim banners can be either single- or double-sided and come in two different weights. Some of the differences include one-sided outdoor banners offer one high-impact cohesive message and feature full graphics printed on one side with a reverse image on the opposite side. Text and graphics are clearly visible on both sides. Two-sided outdoor banners offer 360-degree message visibility. With a two-sided banner, there is more room for text and graphics and the assurance that regardless of wind or weather flipping the banner around it remains legible.
Outdoor banners are available in a wide range of sizes, from 10 ft. wide and 10 ft. high down to 2 ft. wide and 2 ft. high. Outdoor banners can be hung from entryways or archways or attached directly to the outside of your storefront. Hanging banners extend out from the storefront, making them highly attractive and visible. Permanent storefront banners should feature your business name, slogan or logo to increase brand awareness. Outdoor advertising banners are also great for holiday specials or seasonal sales.
For banner printing, you can choose either matte or gloss media. Upon request, we will provide test result documentation that our standard banner materials meet fire code NFPA 701.
SpeedPro offers strengthening features for outdoor banners such as reinforced grommet rings to ensure that hanging banner grommet holes stay intact, pole pockets to tuck aluminum poles into without tears or rips and reinforced corners for keeping canvas banner stretch areas and seams tear-resistant.
During the pandemic, outdoor banners are a perfect choice for businesses to advertise curbside services. A banner hung over the front door can let customers know that they can still patronize your business without having to go inside. Information such as phone numbers or websites for ordering, or social distancing instructions, can be clearly conveyed allowing the customer to remain in their vehicle awaiting service.
Once you’ve considered all the above factors, you should also consider how far above the ground you want to display your banner. SpeedPro formulates banners according to the following height ranges. For 7 to 11 ft., we offer our most economically sized banner line, featuring full fiber poles and rotating hinge capabilities. Moving up to 11 to 15 ft., we recommend you consider our “medium” and “wind dancer LT” lines, these contain a full fiber pole plus a reinforced banner hinge system to remain balanced during high winds. If you want to go above 15 ft., we size “large,” “extra-large” or our “wind dancer” line specs, with durable, extension fiber poles and wind-resistant features.
SpeedPro is a leading large-format printer with a nationwide network of studios eager to bring your advertising creations to life. Explore our portfolio of custom outdoor banners, then find your local studio to submit your design. Our range of banner products is matched by our commitment to premium quality as a full-service, one-stop printing partnership. Our team of experts are happy to answer questions and assist you in all aspects of ordering.
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