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Long-Lasting Mesh Signs and Banners
Sturdy mesh banners with welded hems, with either eyelets or pole pockets to the highest standards in the industry. Superbly high quality printed using fade-resistant eco-solvent outdoor inks. When correctly fitted they will last years outdoors, in sun, wind and rain. Ideal as outdoor advertising banners, being waterproof, windproof and able to be produced at huge 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 banners as hems and eyelets may be ripped out. Remember that a large non-mesh banner acts as a giant sail. Gusts of wind can quickly destroy a PVC banner. Larger 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 lower 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 easier to fit
- Allows air to pass through
- Reduces wind loading on fences, cafe barriers and scaffolding
- Acoustically transparent for use over concert speakers
- Hardwearing and scuff resistant
- Ideal as a scaffolding banner
- Suitable as a Building Wrap
- Ideal for Scaffolding art projects
- Weather-resistant, fade resistant
- Outdoor banners
- Large banners, giant banners that need win to pass though
Where to use Mesh Banner
- Fence covers and banners – Mesh reduces wind loading on the fence structure.
- Scaffolding – Less wind resistance
- Heras Fence Panels – Check out our Guide, Which Mesh Heras Fence Banner Should I Choose?
- Building Wraps – Mesh is lighter and less wind-resistant for use high up on scaffolding.
- Tennis Courts – Mesh provides some wind protection and fantastic advertising opportunities.
- Concert Speakers – PVC Mesh is more acoustically transparent, offering an excellent solution for covering speaker stacks.
Mesh Banner Specifications
- Flame Retardant product – with certificate available.
- High quality reinforced 330gsm vinyl mesh material.
- Nickel-plated eyelets with 12mm diameter holes.
- Strong welded hems and pockets.
- Ideal indoors or outdoors.
- Scratch and fade resistant.
- High-resolution, full-colour print.
Building regulations demand that Mesh Banners are certified as flame retardant. 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.
How to Order Mesh Banners
- Enter your dimensions and quantity for an instant low trade price.
- Select your finishing specifications.
- Upload your artwork.
- Add to Basket, enter your details and make payment.
- We will check your artwork and confirm your order.
Free delivery is offered on mesh banner printing orders over £250.00 to mainland UK destinations.
Mesh Banner Printing UK
Banner World is the UK’s leading producers of printed mesh banners, handling thousands of square metres per week.
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. Typically 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. Sizing or image resolution issues will be referred back to you before we proceed.
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 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 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. Larger 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.
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:
- Walls (screw into the brick using wide-head screws and penny washers).
- Fences/railings, attached using zip ties.
- Scaffolding (Zip ties or bungee cord).
- Metal cladding (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. Pole pockets are produced to any size you needed. As well as a pole pocket, we can add additional eyelets if required.
A pocket for a pole can be used to slide in a weighted bar or dowel. 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.
Applications that might require a pole pocket include:
- Rigging or stage sets.
- Where a cable or tensioned rope is required.
- Lamppost banner brackets.
- Projecting banner brackets.
- To add tension by adding a weighted dowel or rod to the bottom pocket for hanging internally.
If required, we can supply your mesh banner with a reinforced hem. Around the outer of the PVC scrim, we attach a heavy-duty webbing. The webbing gives extra strength and durability. On more sizeable banners, a reinforced hem may is the right solution. Mesh banners that are subject to high wind or very exposed locations.
Design Guide for Mesh Banners
Your PVC mesh banners are printed from your print-ready artwork. Call for assistance if you require your banners to be designed or laid up.
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 that are 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. It is not advised 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.
Pole Pockets on Mesh Banners
We can finish your mesh banners with pole pockets if required. 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. Leave clear area at the top and the bottom of the banners to allow for the pockets. If your banner is 2m height, please set to 2m height and then make sure that no text, logos and important info enters the top 150mm or bottom 150mm of the design area. Solid colour/ background images or patterns are perfect, just not text or vital information. Check here for more information on pole pockets and how to design for them.
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).
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.
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