Premium Mesh Banner
PVC Mesh banners are ideal for outside use in high wind areas as the fine mesh allows wind to pass through. Sometimes described as windproof banners. We print and finish Mesh Banners to any size or specification using our super-wide format solvent printing machines.
With thousands of tiny holes in the material, PVC Mesh banner material allow air and some light to pass through, which means less resistance to gusts of wind. Standard mesh still has a 70% print area meaning that your graphics remain vibrant. These windproof banners are ideal for high building and scaffolding wraps, cafe banners in windy areas and lamp post banners. Billowing, flapping and the risk of your banner ripping from it’s fixings are all reduced. We also offer specialist building wraps.
Strong, yet lets wind through
Mesh is also lighter in weight than a traditional frontlit banner. Normal PVC banners are not recommended in winds of 30mph+ as hems and eyelets can be ripped out. Remember that a large non-mesh banner acts as a giant sail. Gusts of wind can easily destroy it as well as affect the structure it is fitted to. Larger non-mesh banners are fine as long as they are fitted against a solid surface or within a fixed wall-mounted tension-frame system.
Although they cost the same initially as a standard PVC Banner, thanks to a lower wind resistance factor, Mesh Banners last much longer outdoors in typical British weather conditions – making them cheaper in the long run.
Why use a Mesh Banner?
- Lighter and easier to fit
- Allows wind to pass through
- Reduces wind loading on fences, cafe barriers and scaffolding
- Acoustically transparent for use over concert speakers
- Hardwearing and scuff resistant
Mesh Banner Specifications
- M1/B1 Flame Retardant product with certificate available
- High quality reinforced 330gsm mesh material
- Nickel plated eyelets with 12mm diameter hole
- Ideal indoors or outdoors
- Scratch and fade resistant
Any Design, Any Size
Our UV and Solvent printing machines print high resolution mesh panels at up to 5 metres in width. Larger banners are welded together allowing us to create windproof banners at any size. Design your artwork any way you like, just submit it to us as a CMYK PDF for best results. You can include background images, photographs, logos and text. Check our Artwork Guide for full instructions.
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.
Larger Mesh Banners such as Building Wraps are normally 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 can also be 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 webbing and metal eyelets. Pockets to slide poles through can be provided at no extra cost, please specify the pole diameter in your order notes.
Why choose Hems and Eyelets on a Banner?
Hem and eyelets are the most common finishing method on a mesh banner. We add eyelets every 500mm unless otherwise specified. We can add more eyelets if required. If you require more eyelets please enter this information into the ‘Additional Information’ box when ordering. The best ways to attach a mesh banner using eyelets are, zip ties, bungee chord, large penny washers (large washers with a small hole) or tech bolts (self drilling cladding bolts).
As an option you can select Heavy Duty Hems and Eyelets, recommended if your mesh banner is over 10 square metres in size.
Applications that might require a hem and eyelets include:
- Walls (screw into the brick using penny washers)
- Fences / railings, attached using zip ties
- Scaffolding (Zips ties of bungee chord)
- Metal cladding (tech bolts)
Why do I need Pole Pockets?
We can manufacture your mesh PVC banner with pole pockets if required. A pole pocket allows the banner to slide through a pole or cable to aid fitting. We can manufacture pole pockets to any size you require. As well as a pole pocket we can add additional eyelets if required.
Sometimes a pole pocket is required on an internal application. This is normally where a weighted bar/ dowel or sometimes broom handle or similar can be placed inside the bottom pocket to act as a weight to tension the banner. This creates a more rigid appearance and is less likely to blow around.
Applications that might require a pole pocket include:
- Rigging or stage sets
- Application where a cable or tensioned rope is required to fix the banner
- Lamp post banner brackets
- Projecting banner brackets
- To add tension by adding a weighted dowel or rod to the bottom pocket for hanging internally
Free Delivery on Orders over £250
We deliver Mesh Banners for free if your order totals over £250 excluding VAT.