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55' banner to be put over existing banner question

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by gabagoo, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I have a customer who wants me to make a 4 x 55 foot banner. He tells me because it is temporary that they are going to install it over the existing banner that is there now.
    I asked how I was going to put grommets in to match and he thinks I will go out there and measure them....NOT HAPPENING.

    I was thinking because this is a temporary banner (6-8 weeks) would it be possible to hem it and do no grommets, and then let the installer take out the screws of the banner existing as he goes and then screw both together using a large flat washer on the outside?

    will it work?
     
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  2. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Absolutely. We've installed plenty of banners without grommets at all and I can't recall a failure.


    This is assuming you've got grommets every 3 feet or so.
     
  3. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman Major Contributor

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    Yea, the washers should do the trick I would think. The more area you can grab onto the better.
     
  4. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    thanks guys
     
  5. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    If you're screwing through existing grommets in the old banner then the maximum effective diameter of a fender washer would be the diameter of the original grommet. Anything extending beyond the old grommet probably isn't going to grab anything. Worse, if the fabric of the new banner is loose behind the edge of the fender washer it's most likely to tear at that point.
     
  6. Brandon708

    Brandon708 Very Active Member

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    that will work. Just make sure there is webbing in the banner.
     
  7. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    i've done this before, as well.

    actually a timesaver as long as your client is ok with it (which they are assuming the "temporary comment")... who wants to grommet a 55' banner if you don't have to?
     
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