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Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by APIM, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. APIM

    APIM New Member

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    I have a customer that is looking to do a large 3 foot by 20 foot banner to hang across a street. The last one he had was sewn on the edges and had sewn on extra vinyl on the corners for reinforcement. He also had D rings sewn in on the bottom corners. We only do double sided tape... is this a project that we can take on or have it outsourced? Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    You can buy a blank wholesale & letter it, or sub out the whole deal.
     
  3. oldgoatroper

    oldgoatroper Roper of Goats. Old ones.

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    If it is going across a street, then I wouldn't do it with banner tape -- have it sewn properly -- check and see if there is a minimum spec for banners to be mounted over streets in your locale...
     
  4. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Sub it out, those street banners can be a nightmare if not done correctly. Let me know if you dont find any MM's who can help you out.
     
  5. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    What Bill said
     
  6. Coloradosigns

    Coloradosigns Major Contributor

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    Why not print them yourself with bleed, trim them, send them to fellers, proveer, grimco, or any sign shop who hems, and only outsource the hemming..?
     
  7. Tovis

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    I think most commercial upholstery places know how to hem such things. Would be a good idea to check local codes if any exist.
     
  8. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    We have ours done by a company that stitches sails for sailboats, if you're anywhere near an active sailing community...
     
  9. NEGD

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    my thoughts... :thumb:
     
  10. sfr table hockey

    sfr table hockey Very Active Member

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    I'm going to be a :threadand ask this:

    I know a taped hem will not stand up to a lot of heat and can let go in time. Compared to a sewn hem with grommets and a taped hem with grommets, is the taped hem grommets going to be any weaker than the sewn hem? Unless they put another fabric in with the hem, I was wondering what made it stronger?

    I have done pole pockets with a taped hem and then sewn over the hem and so far so good. I can see a pole pocket needing to be sewn but grommets????

    Thanks for the input
     
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