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Compare Vinyl Banner Materials

Quality Vinyl Choices

Overall banner durability is determined by a combination of the two components l- Quality & Weight. But which one is right for you? The answer to that question is dependent upon the intended uses and application of the banner. Different types of vinyl are more strongly suited to specific applications than others. Below we will discuss the different vinyl options that Printastic offers, along with the pros and cons of each.


Vinyl banners are made of two products—polyester mesh (scrim) and vinyl. The vinyl component holds the printed image and the polyester mesh provides added strength. The linear mass density of the mesh fibers is measured in units called deniers. A high denier count for the scrim generally means a smoother scrim vinyl. Typically banner vinyl is between 150 and 1,000 denier, with the higher the denier number equating to a higher quality of vinyl.


For vinyl banners, the material is typically measured in ounces - based on a square yard of material. For example, our value grade vinyl is 10 ounces, meaning a square yard weighs 10 ounces. The larger the number, the heavier the vinyl is per print.

Standard Vinyl Banner Print Media
Our range of standard vinyl print medias are ideal for all indoor and most outdoor display applications. These materials feature an easy to read, glare-free matte finish on a bright white surface. The smooth, flexible banners have the durability needed to provide long lasting imaging. Which of our standard vinyl print media types is right for you depends on your weight and application requirements.
10oz Scrim Vinyl
10oz. Value Vinyl
1,000 x 500 Denier

10oz. Vinyl material is designed for indoor use and perfect for short term promotions and events. This type of material doesn't have the heavier scrim like outdoor vinyl, so it has the potential to tear if stressed with a high load.

13oz Scrim Vinyl
13oz. Value Vinyl
1,000 x 1,000 Denier

13oz. Vinyl material is suitable for most indoor and light stress outdoor uses in everyday environments. It is tear resistant and provides an excellent combination of print quality and affordability.

14oz Scrim Vinyl
14oz. Value Vinyl
1,000 x 1,000 Denier

14oz. Vinyl is a stronger, heavier 14oz. material that delivers excellent image quality and is highly recommended for larger banners and outdoor installations or when a solid, high-end appearance is desirable.

Specialty Vinyl Banner Print Media
Eye-catching signs, banners and announcements are easy to create with specialty medias from Printastic. To suit many applications, these versatile materials are tear resistant and offer a variety of special features, such as blockout layers and semi-transparent appearance. You can count on consistently superb image quality and product performance.
8oz Mesh Vinyl
8oz. Mesh Vinyl

Mesh vinyl material provides high image quality with fine details while remaining a great solution for windy locations which may cause traditional banners to tear. Our perforated material allows air to flow through it, creating a perfect solution for long-term displays in high wind regions.

18oz Blockout Double Sided Vinyl
18oz. Heavyweight Vinyl
1,000 x 1,000 Denier

Heavy-Duty 18oz. Vinyl is a rugged and durable blockout banner material that is specifically designed for optimal strength and ideal for outdoor installations, even in harsh weather conditions. This print media can have printing on both sides and is the right solution for long-term displays in all types of stressful environments.

Vinyl Comparison Chart

Banner Material Comparison Chart
Note: All media types, specifications and product features are subject to change at any time without notification.