What Are Vinyl Banners?

vinyl bannerIt is likely that you see vinyl banners in almost every part of your local city, town, or businesses. Vinyl banners are popular multi-use signs found everywhere from chain grocery stores to car washes, displayed on city lanterns, or even for use by sport’s teams. They are also a fixture for businesses at trade shows or individuals hosting special events. At Foam Core Print we provide everything from x-banners, church, roll up, street, specialty, economy, pole, retractable, and vinyl banners. That means that you can customize your vinyl banner into the shape, design, and print for the space you need it most.


Durable and multi-use, vinyl banners can be used indoors or out. They are often used outdoors in fair weather climates and under covering, simply to preserve the visibility and longevity of the sign. However, if appropriately placed and secured, they are weather resistant.


vinyl bannersMost vinyl banners consist of a combination of materials- a ‘scrim’ polyester mesh and vinyl. When a vinyl banner has a higher mesh fiber, called a denier, it creates a smooth finished look. Though the weight of the sign often determines its durability, the process of creating a vinyl banner can vary. Banners made with a polymeric plasticizer are the most requested from those looking for quality. While a monomeric plasticizer tends to be cheaper, it cracks or breaks more easily and will show fraying or cracking within shorter periods.


A polymeric plasticizer is a softening agent which helps the vinyl banner have added movement and flexibility. Polymeric is considered the best option for increased longevity and appearance. Gloss or semi-gloss laminated printing gives a sleek print on a horizontal or vertical surface. Since the banner is customizable, our team is ready to help you with a size, design, uploading personal artwork or company logos or prints; and can be shipped overnight if needed!


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