How to Hang a Banner.
Both big or small, banners are crafted with a variety of techniques and accessories to be displayed. But don’t worry, it doesn’t take any heavy-duty equipment or complicated attachments to hang a banner.
Banners are extremely flexible for hanging in almost any case, from walls to ceilings and fences and poles. We’ll take a look at the most popular show strategies, hanging accessories, applicable surfaces, hanging banners with and without eyelets, and other tips in this article to optimize your banner’s prominence and lifespan.
What are Pole Pockets and Eyelets? Are they going to control how I hang my banner?
Your hanging system depends on whether or not there are eyelets, pole pockets, or none of those on your banner. Eyelets are metal rings inserted around a banner’s edges and corners to make it easier for the banner to be hung. If you just poked a hole in your banner when it’s hung, it will most definitely break it. Eyelets strengthen the hole and allow for hanging without tearing when done correctly.
We give free eyelet placement for all our banners at G1 Banners & Print, but if you don’t want it, it is definitely not required. A pole pocket is when the banner ends are folded over and sewn to create a pocket on one or both ends that are open. Pole pockets are used for slipping and hanging over a pole or threading a cord.
Pole Pockets vs Eyelets on PVC Banners.
Not only can a properly protected banner improve visibility, but it will also ensure that the banner lasts as long as it can. It will also avoid the harm that would otherwise occur. For easier navigation, we have broken the hanging methods into two parts – hanging a banner with eyelets and hanging a banner without eyelets. We’ll clarify the accessories used and then hang your banner in the best positions.
Note: As a general term that refers to vinyl banners, cloth banners, and mesh banners, we will use ‘banners.’
How to hang a PVC banner with Eyelets.
Using display accessories that extend the versatility for hanging your banner in a number of situations while ensuring that your banner is safe is the safest way to hang your banner with eyelets. With eyelets and other banner finishing options, these accessories work well, which you can read more about in our post about banner options.
Bungees Elastic Ropes
When shown, bungee cords are excellent for pulling your banner close. Simply tie one end of the cord onto the eyelet (all of our banners included for free) and the other to the anchor point of your choice. Make sure each bungee has enough tension to move the banner uniformly over its surface.
One of the easiest ways to hang banners is nylon string, whether your banner has eyelets or not. To tie banners to poles, fences, or suspend them from overhang ceilings, loop through the eyelets or feed through pole pockets. It is also possible to use metal links, fishing string, and other sturdy materials instead of rope, but we do not sell these on our website because we have found that rope is the best of these types of hanging accessories.
Hanging Clips for a Banner Hanging
It is easy to clip hanging clips, commonly referred to as carabiners, via Eyelets, which can then be clipped to anchor points or objects. For both permanent and temporary displays, carabiners may be used. This makes it a perfect choice to display a banner on a chain-link fence, as the carabiners will hook through the metal eyelets in the fence and to the sign.
Cable Ties for a Banner Hanging
Cable ties are designed to display your banner temporarily on fences (chain link fences are the best for this). For casual outdoor activities (fairs, ads for food trucks, grand openings, promotions, birthday parties, and more), we suggest using cable ties! For longer periods of time, cable ties are often more widely used since they are long-lasting in nature than bungee cords, rope or clips. To use ties to hang your banner, simply place the tie through the eyelets and the anchor point wherever you hang it, then secure it by binding the cable tie ends together. Merely cut the ties to remove the excess.
Cups and Hooks for Suction
On non-porous (smooth), flat surfaces, suction cups allow you to hang banners. For these, the most common application surface is glass. Hooks expand from the suction cups that can go straight through your banner’s eyelets. It is extremely important to note that suction cups are not intended for banners that are big or heavy. The weight of larger banners may be too much for this method’s suction capacity.
How Without Eyelets to Hang a Banner
Although there are many ways to hang an eyeletted flag, there are quite a few ways to do it without it.
Velcro Adhesive for Hanging a Banner
It is possible to use velcro adhesive strips to tie them to the rear of yours banners printing. The velcro strips come in two parts; one part sticks to the surface to which you want your banner to be attached, and the other part adheres to the back. Velcro strips will get the job done if you want to show your banner on, or wrapped around, a surface. If you want to constantly switch out banners in the same show position or if you want a banner around the edges without Eyelets, Velcro is particularly handy. Velcro is perfect for hanging your small banner on walls indoors.
On a Flag, Pole Pockets
Pole pockets are, as we said above, when the banner is folded over and sewn on itself. You may slide the banner over a pole and hang it on both ends- imagine the start of a walk where two people are carrying a suspended banner- or loop something through the pole pocket, like a rope or string. On all four sides of your banner, you can have pole pockets sewn or only one. The choice is yours.
Strong magnets are a choice if you have a metal surface.
Directly On A Wall
You can use adhesive magnetic strips to place a banner if you need to remove it and place it often. The substrate has to be magnetic.
Screws & Washers.
We’d consider using screws or hooks if you need to hang your banner on a brick wall or a similar surface. This technique will enable you to drill into the wall, so make sure that you do this only as a more permanent alternative. We suggest the use of screw washers so that the screws pass through the eyelet and still provide the required stability. Double-sided tape or even such glues could be the other choices for projecting banners on walls. We do not suggest either due to possible harm to your banner and the permanent nature of adhesive.
Another common show method is suspending or hanging a banner between posts. To allow the banner to be pulled tightly between posts, we would suggest adding eyelets on all four corners. Using rope, cable ties, or screws to hold the banner will do this (wooden posts are ideal for using screws). You may also add hooks into the posts to use your banner’s included eyelets. We encourage the use of a middle post for larger banners. In extremely windy conditions, this will help hold your banner taut, provide the best appearance and help prevent possible damage. In severe weather conditions, we often suggest removing banners, though mesh banners are the best choice for areas that are always windy.
Hanging From a Ceiling or Awning
Using rope or string, banners are sometimes suspended from a higher stage. Eyelets are the obvious alternative for hanging, with rope or string being used. To feed through the eyelets and back to the anchor point of the rope, ensure that the rope is long enough. Metal links, fishing lines and the like can also be used, as noted elsewhere. We have found nylon rope to be your best choice, however. In which one you choose, the aesthetics of the various materials will also play a part.
Hung on a Flagpole
This can be achieved using either eyelets or a pole pocket to display a banner on a flagpole. Use metal hanging clips or cable ties to secure a pole using eyelets. Remember to ensure that the pole is built to match the clips of 1/4′. For slipping a flagpole through the top or bottom of the banner, pole pockets are suitable. This is not the recommended usage in each of these cases, however, and we give custom flags that can be displayed on flagpoles.
Note: Our pole pockets have a diameter of 25mm or 50mm.
Hanging from a Fence
Using Eyelets and ties or hanging clips, banners are frequently displayed on chain link fences; pole pockets may also be used to attach a banner to a fence with rope fed through the pocket (s). Banners may be tied to fences that are not chain-linked using rope fixing points on the fence.
Hanging from a Table at a Fair or Market
Hanging a banner can be done in many ways on a table. To protect the banner so that it hangs in front of the table, incorporate Eyelets on the four corners and around the outside edges if necessary. If your banner has pole pockets, rope or string may be used to feed through the pocket to tie the banner to the table. Make sure the stretch table covers or table throws to cover the full table if you are looking for a table cover or table-specific signage.
Are you stuck on hanging ideas?
Banners are truly a flexible and robust choice of indoor and outdoor signage. Assuming you have hung your banner properly, you shouldn’t have to worry about tearing it or failing in any way prematurely. These banners can last for years to come, regardless of the place or way you hang them. If you’re still not sure how to hang your brand new banner outside or inside, or if you’re wondering what decoration you should bring with your purchase, send us an e-mail for the fastest response.