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60inch banner

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by jyl, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. jyl

    jyl Member

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    this is my first over size banner project. 5' x 6'

    I have Roland vp540 which means I can't print in one piece.

    what do you guys use to put two piece banner together?

    I am trying to use hem tape. is this strong enough to hold two piece together?

    Thanks
     
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  2. bayshorecreations

    bayshorecreations Very Active Member

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    I would sub it out to someone who can do it in one piece.
     
  3. mikey-Oh

    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    +1

    If anything get the two parts SEWN together
     
  4. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Buy some of that new 54" 15% stretchable banner. Just make sure to "squish" the artwork to allow for the 15% stretch. You'll need a large work table to do the stretching... and two very strong people! :Big Laugh

    But seriously... what bayshorecreations said... sub it out to someone who can handle that size. Nothing worse than (and more costlier than) a two piece banner failure!
     
  5. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    search merritt on here we have a 54" printer and have the same problem
    merritt does all our over sized banners and for the prices and quick turn around it's not worth piecing together
     
  6. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    Sub it out . . .
     
  7. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Spend $20k and get a 60" printer is another option. Your first banner could go to paying it off?

    Or sub it out. Never try to butcher a job together.
     
  8. TheSnowman

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    Sub it.
     
  9. gnemmas

    gnemmas Active Member

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    Make 2" overlap, apply 2 1" hem tape, we also add grommets at the sides where it was hemmed.
     
  10. mtroup

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    In a pinch I have printed the image on vinyl and then applied the vinyl in two pieces.. now this was when I had to have an oversize banner done overnight and couldn't sub it out.. As with everyone else has suggested.. it's best to sub it out.
     
  11. gnatt66

    gnatt66 Active Member

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    uh huh. :thumb:
     
  12. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    Seam it with 3M VHB tape. Do it all the time when I don't want stiching to show.
     
  13. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Very Active Member

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    I am thinking of buying a banner welder for exactly this. On long banners does anyone find this easier than sewing?
     
  14. cartoad

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    If you want it to hold, overlap 4 - 6 inches, 3 strips of hem tape, gorrilla glue between the tape, and it will hold just fine. Also as pointed out put a grommett in at the overlap.
     
  15. Border

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    Don't forget staples.....LOTS of staples at the seam. That will strengthen it AND class it up.
     
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