The primary purpose of a pole banner is to attract attention and provide subtle, yet differentiating, visual interest. Pole banners are a highly-visible way to advertise for community-wide events and promote downtown businesses. Pole banners are also popular and highly effective when used to decorate schools and campuses for the holidays and all kinds of sports and special events like spirit week.
Whether you are looking to add professionalism to a grocery store parking lot, or you’re a community event planner looking to promote an upcoming concert or festival, pole banners are an excellent advertising solution. Light pole banners catch the eye of passing motorists or pedestrians as they move about your city, and the more pole banners you use, the more likely it is that your event will remain in their minds.Integrated Pockets
Finishing a banner with pole pockets allows for rigid poles to be inserted into the banner along the top & bottom edges for horizontal hanging. Our pole pocket banners are made from premium 18oz. vinyl media that is exceptionally sturdy and wrinkle resistant. The pocket itself is heat welded as standard or can optionally be stitched for additional strength. Pockets provide an even distribution of the banner’s weight across the full width, which minimizes sagging. In addition, inserting a weighted bar in the bottom pocket can be used to make a hanging banner more flat and taut, which can enhance the overall appearance of your message.
Before the banner is completed, your choice of grommets are installed in the four corners reinforce the pole pockets while also providing a convenient way to anchor the banner to the pole. Each 4” pocket can accomodate poles up to 1.5” thick. The standard pocket configuration is to have one on top and one on bottom of the banner. Optionally, these banners can be ordered with a pocket only on the top for suspending the banner from a ceiling or in a window indoors. For custom configurations, please contact us.Heat Welded Pockets
The standard heat welded pockets are virutally invisible, providing a smooth, professional look and work great for indoor displays and outdoor installations in areas with easy to moderate weather conditions. The welding process quickly heats the vinyl to a melting temperature and bonds the two pieces of vinyl together to form a connection that cannot be torn apart under normal conditions.Stitched Pockets
Although sewing stitches can be more complicated - it’s worth the trouble, especially in windy conditions. Optional stitched hems are visible against the printed banner but provide extra heavy duty performance in outdoor installations due to the professional grade sewing. We use industrial UV coated thread in a variety of colors to match all kinds of banner designs.
- Single Sided Pocket Banners
Single sided pocket banners are printed with no white borders on any edge, using the total surface area of the front vinyl to create high resolution graphics with a full bleed presentation.
Finishing a banner with pole pockets allows for rigid poles to be inserted into the banner to allow for even distribution of the banner’s weight to prevent sagging. Using opposing pole pockets can be used to make the banner appear rigid and hang more flat and taut.
Single sided pocket banners are typically used in situations where viewing is only possible from one direction. Popular installations include against walls, in dedicated frames or stands, on one-way streets and in parades & marching bands.
- Double Sided Pocket Banners
Two sided banners feature the same high level of quality with the added benefit of getting your message out audiences in both directions.
Double sided banners with pole pockets can be made from any type of image, including high resolutions photographs. Due to the two sides needing to meet after the pocket look, important elements like text, logos and intricate details should never be placed directly on the seam.
Double sided pocket banners give you the flexibility of displaying the same image on both sides, or to present two distinctly different messages, providing the value of having two banners in one!
Double sided pocket banners are often used to enhance downtown areas by adding beauty while also spreading a message when installed on lightpoles along mainstreet. They are also a great solution for storefront window diesplays and for suspending from the ceiling inside large buildings like stadiums, schools, shopping malls, grocery stores and warehouses.
- Fastening Grommets
As a standard feature, we install a grommet through the welded seam in each of the four corners. The purpose of a grommet is to provide reinforcement for the hem to ensure that the printed banner can be hung and displayed for long periods on the pole. Zip ties can be fastened through the grommets to the pole to prevent any sliding from left to right in windy conditions.
At Printastic, you can select the grommet color - Black, Silver or White - that best compliments the colors used in your artwork, at no additional cost.
- Wind Vents
Optional wind vents can be cut into the banner to reduce the stress the wind causes, and allows for the wind to pass through without damaging the banner. The vents consist of slits cut into the banner material in either a straight or half circle shape, depending on which fits best with the design of the printed artwork on the banner.
Some towns and municipalities require windslits on pole banners, and some do not, so it is best to check with your downtown Business Improvement District or local Chamber of Commerce to get the information that applies to your area.
- High Grade 18oz Vinyl
Our pocket banners are printed on superior-quality 18 oz. vinyl - a rugged and durable blockout banner material that is specifically designed for optimal strength and ideal for outdoor installations, even in harsh weather conditions. Our 18oz. banner material features a combination of three layers of Vinyl with the a block-out layer in the middle that is extremely strong and resistant to tearing, fading, and fraying Outdoors.