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Why do I need pole pockets?

Pole pockets are used on certain banner installations. The purpose of a pole pocket is so that a banner can slide over a pole or cable. Pole pockets can also be used at the bottom of a drape or banner to weigh down and add some tension. This can reduce creases and give more of a solid tensioned appearance.

How to set artwork for a banner with pole pockets

Diagram below shows pole pocket allowance for a banner with 150mm pockets top and bottom.

150mm flat pockets are industry standard to fit a 2 inch diametre scaffold tube

200mm clear area is needed at the top and the bottom of the artwork. This allows 150mm for the pocket and 50mm for the weld. Please ensure no text or logos enter this area.  Background colour and background images are fine to enter the pocket area.

How to Set Banner Pole Pockets

Scaffold banners?

Traditional scaffold banners generally have a 125mm flat pocket top and bottom as a standard scaffold tube is 50mm diameter. Please ensure you measure the thickness of your tubing before ordering

What size should my pole pocket be?

Many banners require pole pockets. The size of these pockets will depend on the diameter of the pole being used to insert.
An easy way to calculate your flat pocket size is by using these 4 steps:

  1. Diameter of pole x 3.14 = the circumference of your tube.
  2. Then Divide this number by 2.
  3. = flat pocket (minimum size).
  4. x1.5. This is now your finished flat pocket size. Mutlipling by 1.5 will add extra room around the pole. You won’t want your pole pockets too tight as this can cause a pocket to rip.

Ordering my banner

When ordering your banner please ensure you are ordering your banner at the finished size. (finished size = size including the pockets)

When adding to the cart please ensure your banner size is the total height and width including the pockets.

Creating artwork on banners with pole pockets

When creating your artwork please leave clear area where your pocket will be placed. Please make sure that no important text, logos, or important information is within the pocket area.
Ie: if a flat pocket size is 100mm. Please leave a free area of 125mm (100mm for the pocket and 25mm for the weld)

Size calculator

Please use the guide below to calculate you flat pocket size. Please ensure that you have measured the diameter of your pole. This is the total width (thickness) of the centre of the pole

Many banners require pole pockets. The size of these pockets will depend on the diameter of the pole being used to insert.

When setting up your artwork, please use the guide below.  Ie if you have a 25mm diameter pole you will need a flat pocket size of 100mm.  When designing your banner please ensure that you leave a clear area where the pocket will be placed.  Please make sure that no important text, logos, or important information is within the pocket area.

 

POLE DIAMETERPOCKET ALLOWANCE AT ACTUAL SIZE INCLUDING WELD
25mm120mm
30mm Dowel130mm
35mm140mm
40mm150mm
45mm175mm
50mm Standard Scaffold Tube
200mm
60mm220mm
70mm250mm
80mm260mm
90mm270mm
100mm290mm

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