Long-Lasting Digitally Printed Vinyl Mesh Banners & Signs
We make mesh banners with welded hems and a range of other finishing options. They are supplied with either hem and eyelets or pole pockets to the highest standards in the industry. Superb high quality printed using fade-resistant eco-solvent outdoor inks. Correctly fitted our mesh banners will last years outdoors, in sun, wind and rain. Ideal as outdoor advertising banners being waterproof, windproof and able to be produced at massive sizes.
Strong, yet lets the wind through
PVC Mesh vinyl banner material is much lighter in weight than a traditional front-light PVC banner. Winds of 30mph+ will damage regular PVC large banners. Remember that giant banners act like large sails. Gusts of wind can quickly destroy a PVC banner. Large non-mesh banners are okay as long as they are installed against a solid surface or within a fixed wall-mounted tension-frame system.
The initial cost of a Mesh PVC banner or a standard vinyl banner is relatively the same. Due to a smaller wind resistance factor, Mesh Banners last longer outdoors. Lowering the impact of the wind can make Mesh banners cheaper in the long run.
Mesh banner material contains thousands of tiny holes to decrease wind resistance and structural wind loading.
Why use a PVC Mesh Banner?
- Lighter and easy to fit
- Allows air to pass through
- Reduces wind loading
- Acoustically transparent for use over concert speakers
- Perfect for on a construction fences
- Hardwearing and scuff resistant
- Ideal as a scaffolding banner
- Suitable as a Building Wrap
- Perfect for scaffolding banners and Scaffolding art projects
- Weather-resistant, fade-resistant
- Outdoor banners
- Large banners, giant banners or big banners that need wind to pass through
Mesh Banner Specifications
- Flame Retardant product – with certificate available.
- High quality reinforced 330gsm vinyl mesh material.
- Nickel-plated eyelets. Each eyelet has a12mm diameter hole. Eyelets positioned every 500mm as standard.
- Strong welded hems and pockets.
- Ideal indoors or outdoors.
- Scratch and fade resistant.
- High-resolution full-colour print.
We only use flame retardant material which complies with industry standards. Our mesh banners abide by all UK health and safety standards. Our testing is amongst the highest in the industry.
Any Design, Any Size, Mesh Signs and Banners
Our Eco-Solvent large format printing machines perform PVC mesh banner printing at up to 5 metres in width. More giant mesh banners are welded together in sections allowing us to create windproof banners at any size. Design your artwork any way you like, submit it to us as print ready artwork – a CMYK PDF for best results. You can include background images, photographs, logos and text. Check our Artwork Guide for full instructions.
Mesh Banner Printing UK
Banner World is the UK’s leading producers of printed mesh banners, handling thousands of square metres per week. We print and dispatch Mesh Banners all around the UK and beyond. We have recently manufactured +2000 meters of Mesh Banners London
Mesh Banners London
We have recently produced +2000 meters of mesh banners for a leading London University.
Alternatives to Mesh Banner 330gsm
We offer a full banner printing service onto a range of mesh banner materials. Here are some other options for you to consider.
Our Eco Mesh Banner is PVC-Free and 100% Recyclable, making it perfect for ecologically-conscious projects.
This fabric mesh banner is an even lighter material with bigger holes, resulting in more airflow being able to pass through the material. They are used for higher, more exposed locations where wind loading will be an issue.
At only 115gsm, AirMesh Flag is our lightest mesh fabric. PVC-free. As a polyester-based fabric, it is also much more eco-friendly than PVC products. Acoustically transparent, this mesh fabric banner material is ideal as speaker scrim.
Ideal for smaller mesh banners required very quickly. Printed on our smaller machines and limited in size to 1.25m in one dimension.
Artwork Quality Checks
In house pre-press experts will quality check your artwork before sending to print.
Fitting Mesh Banners
A professional survey of your intended installation site is advisable for any outdoor banners over 25 square metres in size. A surveyor will calculate wind-loading on the structure and advise on the fixings necessary.
Giant Mesh Banners such as Building Wraps are usually installed in sections, straight onto scaffolding using Bungee Shock Cord. Your scaffolder should ensure that no pole ends are projecting that they may damage your banner.
Without scaffolding, large mesh banners are installed using a wire cable frame and a criss-cross effect of bungee rope. This method allows, even more, give when the wind hits the mesh banner and ensures a secure and long-lasting installation.
Finishing Mesh Banners
As standard, we hem and eyelet our Mesh Banners all round with metal eyelets. We can add pockets to slide poles through if required at no extra cost; please specify the pole diameter in your order notes. Bigger mesh banners can have reinforced hems at a slight additional cost.
Why choose Hems and Eyelets on a Mesh Banner?
Hem and Eyelets are the most popular finishing method. We can add more eyeholes if required. If you need additional eyelets adding, then please enter this information into the ‘Additional Information’ box when ordering.
A reinforced hem add even more strength to a standard hem. We hem the banner and then add an extra layer of special reinforcement webbing. The webbing can increase the outer of the banner by another 200%. Used generally on larger banners, reinforcement webbing makes your mesh banners super strong and is also ideal for use in very exposed areas. Smaller banners will suffice with a standard hem.
How can I attach my mesh banner to a wall?
We can finish the banner with hem and eyelets. You can then screw your banner to the wall or cladding using large washers and screws.
As an option, you can select Heavy Duty Hems and Eyelets, recommended if your mesh banner is over 20 square metres in size.
Applications that might require a hem and eyelets include:
- Wall Fitting (screw into the brick using wide-head screws and penny washers).
- On fences and railings, cable ties are an excellent method of securing.
- Attaching to scaffolding, we advise using cable ties or bungee cord).
- If attaching to metals cladding, we advise using cladding bolts (tech bolts) and penny washers.
Why do I need Pole Pockets?
We can manufacture your mesh PVC banner with pole pockets if required. Pole pockets allow the banner to slide over a pole or cable. Standard scaffold tubes need a 150mm flat pocket size to fit comfortably with plenty of space as to not cause to much tension on the pocket seam. We make mesh banners with pole pockets if required to any size you needed. As well as a pole pocket, we can add additional eyelets if required.
A pocket easily accommodates a weighted bar or dowel or cable. In some instances, a broom handle or similar can be placed inside the bottom, acting as a weight to tension the banner. Weighting creates a more rigid appearance and is less likely to move around. Check here for more information on pole pockets and how to design for them.
Applications that might require a pole pocket include:
- A pocket is ideal at a stage event or music venues.
- Cable or rope system.
- Lamppost banner brackets.
- Banner brackets.
- To add tension by adding a weighted dowel or rod to the bottom pocket for hanging internally.
Design Guide for Mesh Banners
We print PVC mesh banners from your print-ready artwork.
Set your dimensions correctly
Set your artwork to the correct proportions of your final printed mesh banner. We do not require any bleed on the artwork for a printed mesh. If necessary, you can set your artwork to scale.
Set the correct CMYK colour settings
Make sure that you set your colour settings to CMYK. Our mesh banner printers use a full-colour solvent printing process which works using a CMYK Process. Files sent to use using an RGB setup will be changed automatically. Sometimes this can make the colours on your mesh printed banner seem weak & washed out. We will check for this before printing and contact you if required.
The positioning of eyelets on your Printed Mesh Banners
Please leave a clear area of approx 50mm inside the outside edge of the banner. Background colour/images are not a problem. The eyelets can obscure items to close to the perimeter. Do not place relevant text, design elements, small print or logos to near the edge of the banner. Around our mesh banners, we will add hem and eyelets unless otherwise stated. We don’t advise to have just eye holes (without the hem) as this can cause the material to rip.
We space our eyelets approx every 500mm apart unless otherwise stated. We evenly space the eyelets. Gaps will vary slightly on different sizes of banners.
Mesh Banner Design Principles
It is important to consider viewing distances. Always create your artwork to give the highest possible impact on a mesh banner. Contrasting colours will give your banner much more bang than washed out subtle colours.
Also, think about text sizes. Text is easier to read from a distance if it is sizable. Use upper and lower fonts. Look at road signs as they are all in upper and lower type rather than all capitals. Subconsciously your eyes will read upper and lower (sentence case).
Consider using a QR Code in your design to direct viewers to further information on your website or social media page.
Usually, clearer fonts work better than stripy, script or unreadable fonts. Look at most leading brands, i.e. McDonald’s, IKEA, B&Q, Dominos Pizza – all these companies use very readable fonts and typefaces.
Less is more, cramming every little bit of information onto your mesh banner probably isn’t a good idea. Remember to use areas of space and give your design space to breathe. The best mesh banner designs are always simple and straight to the point.