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Best Banner Material for this Application?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by skyhigh, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    I have a 3' x 12' banner hanging from the bottom edge of a gas station canopy using keder rail (blowing in the wind). I used 13oz scrim material (with sewn hems), but after 3 months the banner is showing signs of fraying & cracking. By 6 months, the banner is quite the mess. I didn't expect it to last forever, but I did expect more than 3 months.

    Is there any material that would hold up better, in this application? I never used mesh....but without the banner being against a backing of some sorts, don't they look extremely washed out?

    :thankyou:

    note: This same store also has a banner on the front of the store that has been up for 4 years, and still looks good. Granted, its screwed all the way around, and is under an awning.
     
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  2. FS-Keith

    FS-Keith Active Member

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    banners are a temporary solution, given the way its mounted I would say 3 months is the most you can ask for
     
  3. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    I'm thinking about a nylon material......think of an American Flag. Typically the cheaper ones last about a year. The better nylon ones last a couple years.

    So they don't have that type of material for banners?
     
  4. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Could you please show me a nylon flag that will last a year or longer when flown 24/7!
     
  5. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    Mine

    Here ya go.
    If you want a quality flag, it cost you more than $10 bucks at wally world. I paid $125 for this 5x8

    (cheap ba$tard)
     

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  6. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Yea! I want to see this flag and the receipt in person! I do not purchase my flags at WalMart! Those are made in China! The ones I get are sewn in USA! I have purchased the heavy duty (G-spec) from valley forge flags! Just because you find a photo on the internet doesn't make it a flag you have flown!
     
  7. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    So you are now saying it only lasted 3 months when you asked this same question last February.
     
  8. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    Bought from your neighbor in Fort Pitt. Call Mark and ask him. Any other questions??? :thumb:

    2 things.....

    1) This isn't the first time I replaced this banner
    2) Did you offer any constructive advice back in February????


    pfttt
     
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