Are you tired of your outdoor banners getting destroyed by our crazy Cheyenne winds? Do you wish your outdoor banners would last longer than a few weeks before needing replacement? Banners may be inexpensive compared with other forms of signage, but they aren’t exactly cheap, after all! Well, read on, because we have a great solution for you that won’t break the bank. In fact, it won’t cost you any more than the banners you’re buying now, but they’ll last a lot longer in our Cheyenne weather and we’re confident you’ll be extremely pleased with the result!
I’d like to introduce you to mesh banners. These banners are digitally printed on a substrate that has factory-made holes in it. The holes are in a grid pattern and the blank substrate actually resembles needle-point fabric. Of course, mesh banner substrates are made of entirely different materials and are much more durable than needle-point fabrics, but you get the idea. These holes are small enough that the graphics printed on them are still visually attractive, legible, and beautiful. Admittedly, the graphics won’t pop quite as much as on traditional banner material because the holes do remove a certain percentage of the print, but the degradation is minimal. Since the holes do allow enough air to pass through the banner that the banner greatly resists tearing or shredding in the wind, though, the trade-off is immensely worth it if the banner is going to be placed long-term outside (long-term meaning more than a day or two).
In the past (and still today), people will cut wind slits into regular banners to allow the air to pass through. Unfortunately, these wind slits don’t actually do a whole lot. The slits themselves introduce weak points into the banner fabric, especially at the cuts’ corners, which is the last thing you want to do to an object that needs to stand up to extreme winds. The large slits also cannot let nearly as much air pass through as our mesh material. Finally, the slits are very visually obvious which hinders legibility and, to be blunt, simply make the banner look super ugly. In comparison, none of these problems exist with our mesh banners. There are no weak points as the holes are engineered into the substrate, the graphics are much better preserved and, once again, the mesh material is superior to wind slits in allowing the wind to pass through the banner without damaging it.
Now, given the fact that we sometimes get winds well over 100 mph here in southeastern Wyoming, I cannot guarantee these banners to be windproof. Not even the sturdiest pole barn in Cheyenne is truly windproof. What I can promise, however, is that our mesh banners will hold up much better than regular banners, and even regular banners with wind slits cut into them, in our tough Wyoming winds. We have produced several of these mesh banners in the last year and a half, and none of our clients have reported any failures. Some of our banners have been up for over a year! Now that’s durability!
OK, what will these amazingly wind-resistant mesh banners cost you? Do they cost twice or thrice what a normal banner would? No! I’ve got great news for you: they cost exactly the same per square foot that a regular banner would! That’s right, the exact same cost! So the next time you need a banner that you know you will be placed outside for more than a couple days, give us a call and we’ll make one for you that will actually last!
And if you need a mesh banner today, well then reach out to us now, we’d love to help you out!