PVC banners

PVC banners are the most popular way to exhibit large posters on the buildings. Virtually unrestricted size of the banner and its low cost are their main advantages. Mesh flex banners are often used to make large posters. If you have decided to order a banner to put on your building you need to remember the following: the banner that is simply clapped onto or fixed to the wall is not installed properly unless it is taut as a drumhead. Only if this is the case you can be sure that the banner will last for a long time. In order to install a banner in a proper way, a frame has to be made, which should be 10 cm larger that the banner itself. We usually use aluminium profile to manufacture a frame. The main advantage of aluminium is that it is rust-free, which means that there will be no rusty stains on the wall after few years. A painted steel tube can be used instead in case the budget is really tight.

We use special plastic straps with metal fasteners to stretch the banner. These straps can carry a heavier load than the usual straps used for wire bonding. The straps have been put through the paces and time-proved!

We recommend using metal halide lamps for banner illumination, as the light that they produce has a pleasant bluish tint. These lamps are more expensive than the usual halogen lamps, but they need a replacement less frequently. Given that lamps consume equal amount of power while the light produced by metal halide lamps is more intense, you will need less metal halide lamps to illuminate the banners of equal sizes.

The price of one spotlight (150 W) with the mounting bracket is around 150 Euro+ VAT.

Over the street banners

If there is no wall available, the banner can be fixed to two opposite posts (or even trees). In this case PVC mesh would be a better option since it is more wind-resistant.

Indoor banners

Large posters that are used indoors can be printed on the standard PVC banner that is used for outdoor banners. Sometimes special fabric is used (textile printing) for exhibition instead of vinyl that looks roughish and can ruin interior design. These textiles have a finer structure which adds airiness. One more benefit of textiles is that they, unlike banners, lack “memory effect”, which means that even if edges of the poster are not fixed they will not roll-up by themselves.

It is obvious that using textile costs more than standard PVC banner, and if you have decided not to undermine aesthetic part of the banner by cutting costs, then you should avoid fixing these banners to a frame with standard clamps. We recommend using special aluminium profile to install a banner.

Approximate price of textile printing ranges from 25 to 35 Euro per sq. m. + VAT.