Best way to hang a banner

Best way to hang a banner

Banners are hanging everywhere! You can find them at trade shows, sport events, shopfronts, schools, parties, and the list goes on. They are a great way to promote a special event or sale. Maybe you purchased a great looking printed banner and now you are figuring out how to hang it. This article will give you an overview of the different banner hanging methods and which is the best way to hang a banner in just a few minutes.

Eyelet Tool Method

A most common way of hanging a banner is to use eyelets. Eyelets are metal rings that are placed along the corners and edges of banners. You will need an eyelet tool or an eyelet machine for installation. Good eyelet tools and machines can be costly and their use will be hard on your arms and back. Once the eyelet is punched into the corners you use rope, zip ties, or bungies to hang the banner.

Hem Reinforcement

Eyelets are usually made of metal and look strong, but when used by themselves without reinforcement, they can easily tear out of banners in windy conditions. To prevent this, you must reinforce with a hem by doubled sided tape, sewing, or welding. All of which are time consuming, and the last two require expensive, sometimes hard to use equipment. Sewing is the lowest cost alternative for only the highest volume manufacturers (several thousand banners per day) who can afford a maintenance person. For most others, welding is the best option. Banner welders cost a couple of thousand pounds. Usually, the more expensive, the faster.

At the end of the day, most people find that eyelets require a significant investment of time and equipment to install. And the bad news is, they often still fail.

Method using Banner Tabs (also called Banner Hanger or Adhesive Eyelets)

We have the perfect solution to eliminate all hassle when hanging banners. The Banner Tabs adhesive eyelets allow you to hang any banner without having to install eyelets or having to purchase an expensive sewing, welding or eyelet machine. You can finish your banner faster and stronger using Banner Tabs adhesive eyelets. These banner hangers are made from a strong polymer materials coated with pressure sensitive adhesive. Basically, they are very strong plastic pieces that stick to the corners and edges of banners. Just peel, stick, and punch a hole through the tab and your banner is ready to hang. For larger banners, banner hemming tape PowerTape can be used to get at least the same strength of a sewn or welded hem without the time or expense.

The Banner Ups adhesive tabs are not only faster and easier to install compared to traditional metal eyelets, but they are also stronger. The adhesive tabs cover a larger surface area on the banner spreading the wind force throughout the tab letting your banner hold up against the strongest winds. We even tested banners with our tabs and tape in a wind tunnel and had the banner hold up at a windy 98mph! 

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If you want to hang a banner without the hassle of eyelets or double sided tape try Banner Ups banner fixing solution using these easy steps:

1. Peel and stick Banner Tabs adhesive eyelets onto corners of banner.

2. For outdoors, run PowerTape banner hemming tape along the top and bottom edges on the back of the banner.

3. Use the PowerPunch to punch holes through tabs and tape in corners.

4. Run rope through holes and hang your banner.

It’s fast and easy! If you have any questions about using any Banner Ups product, please contact us. Now you’re ready to go hang your new banner!

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