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Should I hem when banner is going in stand?

Discussion in 'Materials' started by All-SignZ, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. All-SignZ

    All-SignZ Active Member

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    Alright I have 8 banners to make all the same and going into Da Vinci banner stands. We have never used these banner stands and I am wondering do I need to hem the banner. We use Powertape and I am concerned if I use it the customer may have trouble getting the top and bottom into the rail that clip. I do not have the stands yet but I need to get the banners finished today. Should I Powertape the whole perimiter or just the 2 sides or use no Powertape at all?
     
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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    never made one, but I believe you dont hem but need to use an anti-curl material
     
  3. 2B

    2B Moderator

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    assumed you were using a non-retractable banner stand.

    retractable banner frames are not to be hemmed
     
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  4. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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  5. All-SignZ

    All-SignZ Active Member

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    we use power tape which is a single side tape that adds some ridgidity to the banner so the design wont change either way.
     
  6. IronHawk

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    No hem and a curl free vinyl is what that calls for. You will see many of them using material that curls though. It just looks bad on a show floor next to the other guy's that used a curl free.

    Our curl free is a 13 oz but when it rolls up in the stand, you run more of a chance of the image rubbing due to space constraints. Our standard is a 10 oz material that has minimal curl. Print hundreds of them at a time. We've used both materials with success.
     
  7. matrue

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    We ourselves never hem a retractor banner. We use a special 14oz smooth banner material with no edge curl. We also dye sublimate on a fabric that will not fray. There are many material that will work the same way.

    MT
     
  8. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    I dont think you could roll up a banner properly into a retractable if it were hemmed, and i also think it would look pretty awful with a hem
     
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