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Grommets or Tabs for Banners

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Supergirl, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Supergirl

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    Hi,

    I hope this is not one of those questions... I couldn't find anything in the search though, so i'm asking. :)

    I have very little experience with banners. I made a batch earlier, but those were hung and the customer needed just a "flap" on top and bottom to slide a pole thru.

    My next order is traditional banners and i have a few questions.

    1. What is the best way to cut them to size, if they are narrower than the material roll? Any hints? Last one we did with just an exacto knife and a long level.
    2. Do you add 1in to the size and extend the print, to hem it using 1in wide double sided tape?
    3. Do you prefer grommets or power tabs? For Grommets, i understand you would hem all around, but for power tabs, i can't tell from their videos if they hem at all? would the tabs hold if i hemmed it?

    Do you have any other tips for me when it comes to banner printing?


    Thank you for your help!

    t.
     
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  2. Salmoneye

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    We use 1" hem tape. Some people sew the hems but with the modern tape I haven't had any hems fail. We grommet the corners and then every two feet. If you don't hem and use tabs make sure that you use a no curl material and I would think that they would be more suitable for indoor use. If there is a bleed we extend the print but only 1/8" for us. I put a .25 point grey line that extends 1" outside the finish area of the banner, this we use as our trim line. We use a long rule and razor knife for cutting or freehand depending on who's hand is doing the cutting. Good luck on your banners.
     
  3. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    +1 this is how we do ours
     
  4. Supergirl

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    Thank you both very much!
     
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