Vinyl banners make great additions to your marketing plan. They are catchy and can give out a lot of information that your customer base would otherwise forget or not have access to. If you have been considering getting banners to advertise your following product or event—we are here to walk you through how to set up a flag properly.
Grommets and Pole Pockets
Before we begin, you need to know what grommets and pole pockets are. If your banner doesn’t have pockets or grommets, it affects how you end up hanging it. They’re essential for hanging because they prevent the banner from tearing its weight.
Grommets are eyelets that strengthen the banner, making it more durable. They’re made of metal and are placed on the sides and corners of your banner to make it more convenient to hang. Pole pockets are made by folding the banner onto itself, with both sides visible and then sewn together to create a bag that you can use to hang it from a pole. You have to get your vinyl banners custom made to have either of the installation options you prefer.
Depending on how you want to install the banners, you have to use different methods. You can install them on a fence, a pole, or the building wall with pole pockets and grommets that help you hang them. Here’s how you can install them for each of these methods.
Banners can be hung from poles by using pole pockets and grommets. You can attach the bar to a street light by connecting it to the brackets of the rod. You have to weave the frame through the pockets in the pole, and then you have to hook it to the grommet.
Another way to hang banners from poles is by using a bungee cord. You have to attach the bungee cord to the bar and each end of the grommets on your banner. This makes more sense for banners of events that you might see displayed in the streets.
You can hang vinyl banners on any building wall by using grommets. Take a washer with the grommet and use a screw to attach the flag onto the wall through the grommet. Since buildings are exposed to a lot of weather, a grommet will make your banner stay on the wall longer.
On a Fence
Fences are familiar places to install vinyl banners because they’re easily accessible for installation and are easy to read for your audience as well. To hang your banner on a fence, you’ll need to use zip ties. You’ll need a banner with grommets so that you can turn it from the fence by attaching the zip ties through the grommets.
On a Temporary Frame
If you’re planning on setting a banner up for a limited amount of time, you can get an adjustable frame. If your banner is light enough, you can hang the flag from the frame using grommets and rope or zip ties. You can also sling the top of the structure through a pole pocket before attaching it.
Hopefully, we’ve given you a brief idea of the different ways on how to set up a banner. If you’re still unsure of the proper method for you, you can search what methods work best for different kinds of advertising.