Free, Simple And Effective Banner Hanging.
When you purchase a vinyl banner from Printastic, you have the option at checkout of having grommets pre-installed along the edges of the material for easy hanging.
As standard, we install 4 grommets on a 2x4’ banner (one in each corner), 6 grommets on a 3x6’ banner (one in each corner and middle), and 8 grommets on the 4x8’ size (one in each corner and 2 in the middle at 32" intervals (see how it looks on Compare Sizes page). These grommet installation patterns have proven to be ideal for most installations and will not detract from the appearance of your printed image.
A grommet is a metal ring inserted into a hole through vinyl material, collared on each side to keep them in place. They are used to prevent tearing or abrasion of material from the support line being routed through the penetration.Grommets are small metal rings that are typically used in signage including vinyl, fabric, and canvas banners, rigid plastic signs and corrugated plastic yard signs. You’ll often see them in drapes and curtains in various shapes and forms. The purpose of a grommet is to provide a reinforced hole through which something passes to support the banner. The reinforced hole ensures that he printed banner can be hung and displayed for long periods without tearing the vinyl banner itself.
Grommets Enhance Your Banner Installations!
Grommets are punched through the banner material using a precision grommet machine to create an installation hole. Each grommet grips the vinyl securely and helps prevent the holes from spreading or tearing the banner edges off.
The 2” nickel grommets we use have proven to be extremely durable. They have a highly professional silverfish finish, will not rust, and measure 3/4" on the outside with a 1/2" diameter hole. The smooth inside edges of our metal grommets ensure that in most cases, the cord or rope passing through the hole will not chaff as much as other usages and therefore has lower risk of cutting whatever is used to hang the sign.
We install each grommet approximately 1 inch off from the edge (to the center of the grommet). This makes for a smooth and uniform installation and allows for hassle-free installs on same size backing substrates such as plywood or corrugated plastic The 1” offset spacing gives the grommets the right amount of material to grab on to, making the bond stronger and less likely to be torn out under stress. We highly recommend selecting the ‘Hemmed Edges’ option if you intend to install your banners outdoors. Hemmed edges reinforce the entire sign and give each grommet a double thick layer of vinyl to bite into, creating the strongest grommet hole possible in every banner for every installation.
We would be happy to customize a grommet pattern to suit your specific needs and will gladly install up to 8 grommets per banner at no additional charge. If you require a higher level of grommet customization, please contact Us for to discuss how we can print your project to life.