How to Take Your Banner Outdoors and Extend Its Life: Tips and Techniques

  • Date07 February 2023
  • Reading time 5 mins read

Outdoor banners are a great way to promote your business or event. Whether you’re hanging them at a tradeshow, placing them on the side of a building, or using them as part of a larger advertising campaign, outdoor banners can be an effective and eye-catching way to get your message out. But if not cared for properly, these banners can become faded and worn quickly – reducing their effectiveness. To help ensure that your banner remains vibrant and long-lasting, here are some tips and techniques for taking care of it when used outdoors.

Materials and types of banners suitable for use as outdoor vinyl banners

When it comes to outdoor banners, choosing the right material and type of banner can be key in ensuring that your message is seen and received. Vinyl banners are one of the most popular options for outdoor use because they resist fading, tearing, and other damage caused by exposure to wind, rain, or sunlight. Additionally, there are a variety of materials available when it comes to vinyl banners – including mesh banners which allows air flow while still providing excellent visibility – so you can find an option that meets your needs. All of Mesh Direct’s banners allow for custom sizes and a customised graphic design. Our team will guide you on the requirements for a design file and anything else to consider based on your banner size.

High quality materials

The materials of your banner are crucial when considering its outdoor usage. All of Mesh Direct’s custom banners are made using quality and fade resistant materials and quality printing machines to ensure they can stand the test of time and present your message or campaign in the best way possible.

Proper installation of an outdoor vinyl banner

Installing an outdoor vinyl banner is no easy task. Especially when you need to cover an entire construction site or an entire event. Properly installing an outdoor vinyl banner is essential for ensuring that it looks great, lasts a long time, and performs well. It involves more than just putting up the banner in a visible spot – there are several factors to consider when setting up your banner outdoors. From the material used, to the installation location and technique, there are many details that you’ll need to take into account when planning your outdoor vinyl banner setup.

It’s all about location, location, location

The positioning and location of your banner is one of the most important aspects of proper installation outdoors. If you’re looking to gain the most amount of visibility possible. Initially, you’ll need to establish where foot traffic is around your site or event, and ensure that your banners with the most important messaging are located in the correct spot to gain visibility for foot traffic. This is especially important if your messaging includes important details for your audience such as offers, new product ranges, or even just how to contact your brand. By being aware of where people move and how they view your site, you’ll be able to strategise about the best placement of your vinyl banners.

How’s it hanging?

Establishing how your banner will be installed depends on the location, type of banner and banner sizes needed for the location. For a small banner, cable ties through metal eyelets are probably suitable. But, for larger sites like the side of an entire building, or a music festival, more specialised methods may be required. If you’re looking for guidance on the best way to secure your banner, get in touch with our team!

Maintenance and care for banners in an outdoor environment

In order to ensure that your outdoor banners remain in good condition, it is important to take proper care and maintenance of them. The most important factor for keeping banners looking new and lasting long-term is the material used. Vinyl banners are a popular choice for outdoor use because they are fade-resistant, tear-resistant, and can withstand various weather conditions like wind, rain, or sunlight. Additionally, using mesh vinyl banners allows airflow while still providing excellent visibility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can vinyl banners be used outside?

Mesh Direct’s vinyl banners are suitable for outdoor use and are weather resistant. The vinyl banners are made from fire-rated materials and are completely UV stabilised. This will ensure that the banners are safe to use,  and will withstand the harsh Australian climate to maintain your preferred design. Our vinyl banners can be used as construction hoardings, fencing for public events, development sites and even within shopping centres. If you’re interested in outdoor vinyl banners, get in touch with the Mesh Direct team today!

Are vinyl banners waterproof?

Yes! All of Mesh Direct’s outdoor vinyl banners are waterproof. By utilising PVC coating technology, our banners are able to withstand everything mother nature throws at them. Additionally, graffiti protection is available for our outdoor vinyl banner at an additional cost. We highly recommend this. By including this level of protection, not only will your outdoor vinyl banner be waterproof, but it will also hold up against any tagging or graffiti to ensure your chosen design is visible to the public. If you’re looking for outdoor banners for your site or event, get in touch with our team today!

How long do vinyl banners last outside?

Mesh Direct’s outdoor banners are made out of vinyl. Due to the nature of the material, outdoor vinyl banners are able to withstand outdoor elements for several years. If you’re concerned about the suitability of vinyl banners for your site or project, get in touch with our team for a consultation.

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