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Pole Banner Finishing

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Greg Kelm, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. Greg Kelm

    Greg Kelm Member

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    Anybody heat welding pockets for their pole banners? I'm using 18oz blockout banner for a job and wondering if a heat weld will be as good as a stitch. Please advise.
     
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  2. WYLDGFI

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    Been doing this a long time....I still stitch. We havent/don't lose any with wind or storms that way. Always nice to have a client call us and say they had zero issues during a storm with our banners for their clients!
     
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  3. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I have used Wyld for stitched pole pocket and street banners and they always held up.
     
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  4. GAC05

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    We use HH66 to lay everything out and add a stitch on the pole pocket seams.
     
  5. WYLDGFI

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    HH66 is a bit sloppy unless you have a great method to keep the glue where its supposed to be. We will usually DF tape before sewing. Our boulevard banners if we do them "bulletproof" get heat sealed hems and then doubled over. Street banners are similar but true 4/4 printing on those with the webbing sewn in.
     
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  6. GAC05

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    With some practice and a sharp edged putty knife (think setting bondo or drywall putty) you can lay down a smooth even layer of 66 were you want it. We use a wood glue dripless squeeze bottle to drop the glue for spreading. Have not had much luck with tape in this heat and wind but it could be crappy tape. On the other hand the glue joint seems to get stronger the longer it is out in the weather.
     
  7. WYLDGFI

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    Got it...sounds like you have that worked out well. The tape helps keep things aligned before and during sewing. Had too many issues where a banner comes out of the sewing machine cockeyed and not straight.
     
  8. Greg Kelm

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    Thanks for the input, much appreciated
     
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