Rope Banners—The Easy & Convenient Banner Solution!
Banners that include a hemmed-in rope are faster, simpler & better to install.
We are one of the only banner manufacturers that offers custom banners finished with roping already hemmed into the top and bottom. This design creates one of the most durable banner types you can buy, because the banner's entire weight is uniformly supported by the sewn-in rope, instead of individual grommet holes.
Pre-hemmed rope designs are also less likely to sag or drape down from the ends: mounting is tauter, but does not stretch, tear, or damage the banner. This design is ideal for extra safety for banners designed to hang over crowds or vehicle traffic.
Choose to design and order your banner in either lightweight 13oz vinyl or sturdy 18oz blockout vinyl. We recommend our 13oz vinyl for single-sided printing and 18oz vinyl for double-sided banner prints, because of its opaque layering.
Printing is identical to our other banner types, however the finishing is much more involved. We securely heat-weld and hem sturdy nylon roping into the entire top edge (and the bottom, if requested).
Your banner arrives to you ready to be installed, quickly and securely. Simply remove your banner at the installation location and tie off the banner's top edge, making sure the roping is level and tautly secured. With the top rope fastened, use the provided sewn in rope in the banner's bottom edge to prevent any unnecessary flapping. Avoid angling the bottom rope downward too much, to prevent potential stretching.
Printing & Manufacturing Process
Here's a closer look into our advanced printing and manufacturing processes, which are engineered to assure you of a product that meets your expectations for quality and value.
Our team manually inspects each file you upload prior to printing your rope banner: we will only proceed to printing your order if it can be produced at absolute 100% stunning quality with no compromises.
Large files can be zipped and transmitted via any non-password protected cloud file sharing service. Some notes regarding formats:
- JPEG / PNG: Set to actual sign size, at 300dpi, RGB Color Mode, with no compression, Photoshop quality level 12;
- PSD / PSB / TIFF: Set to actual sign size, at 300dpi, RGB Color Mode. Combine all layers into single background layer;
- PDF / AI / EPS: Set to actual sign size. RGB or CMYK Color Mode. Embed all linked images. Convert all text to outlines. Expand all strokes. Only use high res raster images at 100% scale. Files should not be password protected, if available export to PDF.
We use latest generation 6 Color HP Latex Print Technology printed in High Pass, High Quality Mode (6 pass / 1200 DPI, CMYK LC LM mode). This results in stunning high resolution printing with smooth colors and gradients, bright logo and text colors, and crisp, clear printing with no fuzziness or blurriness.
We offer two types of material for our rope banners:
- 13oz Matte Vinyl provides a visually stunning, flat-finished taut banner that produces excellent image quality with no reflections or glare, even in brightly lit indoor or outdoor locations.
- 18oz Blockout Vinyl is for applications in which the banner will be viewed from both directions. Constructed from three layers, including a middle blockout layer, these banners are heavy-duty, non-transparent, and completely block light to prevent ghosting and bleed through effects.
Our ultra-durable hemming is heat-welded while inserting the roping to the top and optional bottom edging of your banner. This process prevents fraying and extends banner service life, while ensuring the rope pockets do not come loose. We never use hemming tape or substandard hemming procedures that sacrifice durability—our commitment to quality is your guarantee of a superior banner!
Sizes are listed in feet, height by width. We offer banners ranging from 2x2 feet, up to 10x50 feet. We are happy to accommodate custom sized banners on request, so please contact us: custom sizes and unique rope inserts will be priced accordingly.
Banners are shipped rolled up, with the roping already hemmed in for convenience and ease of installation. They are completely odor-free, dry, UV-resistant and waterproof, with no tack and smooth to the touch.
Printing & Production Frequently Asked Questions
You have questions, we have answers! You can also contact our support team if you can't find what you're looking for here.
What is “finishing”?
Finishing includes post-printing processes that add functionality to our banners. For our rope banners, finishing includes heat-welding ultra-strong hems with rope inserts, to reinforce top and bottom edges for strength.
Do you include grommets on rope banners?
We do not offer grommets for banners that include pre-inserted ropes, unless requested for very special applications.
Will you print my banner if there's an obvious flaw in my artwork?
We always inspect artwork and resolution prior to printing and will redesign your artwork appropriately, or notify you, if we see a design flaw that should be corrected.
Am I able to upload my own print ready file?
Absolutely! At the time of ordering, you can provide us either an uploaded graphics file or design your banner online using our easy to use platform. For uploads, see the “File Formats” section above for more details.
Can I customize your templates, or buy as is?
Yes! Using our design tool, you may customize our designs with preferred font choices, sizing, rewording of text, and added graphics and background colors. Or, if you're happy with what you see and want to order a template with no alterations, you can do that also.
Are your products and materials manufactured in the USA?
Yes, we utilize raw materials and services that are all based in the USA. Our production and sales facility is located in Novi, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit).
If I use your online design tool, can I upload my own graphics and logos when designing?
Yes you can—we encourage you to! Our online design tool allows you to upload any graphic file to include when creating your pre-hemmed rope banner. For uploads, see the “File Formats” section above for more details.
Do you offer a print guarantee?
Of course—your satisfaction is our number one goal! If the rope banner you receive has anything wrong with its construction or printing, we’ll replace it free of charge as soon as possible.
Are custom rope banners water-resistant and fireproof?
Yes. The vinyl we use is NFPA-701 fireproof-certified. The material will not absorb moisture even when installed outdoors for extended periods of time.
Design, Purchase, Print & Deliver—Begin Your Order Today!
We make it easy to get the perfect banner for your event:
- Use our online tool to design your hemmed-in rope banner;
- Choose a template & upload your image or text, we'll make everything fit perfectly;
- Use the preview image to confirm how it looks;
- Place your order & we'll get started printing your banner!
You can also contact our support team with any questions or special orders. Get started today!