FINISHED BANNERS

Signboom now offers banner finishing using long term adhesive tapes and grommets. Our banner materials are listed below, followed by finishing options. Additional resources for sewn or welded hems are listed at the end of this page.

Standard Scrim Banner

SSB Standard 13oz SEMI-GLOSS finish semi-opaque banner vinyl perfect for most typical banner applications. Also, see our ESB (Economy Scrim Banner) as a lower cost alternative to this product.

Standard Finishing:

  • Hems and Grommets

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 122"x600"
  • Lamination is not available but outdoor durability is still expected to be up to 3 years.



Economy Scrim Banner

ESB Economy 13oz MATTE finish semi-opaque banner vinyl similar to our SSB (Standard Scrim Banner) , but printed at a lower resolution to reduce costs for projects with restricted budgets.

Standard Finishing:

  • Hems and Grommets

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 122"x600"
  • Lamination is not available but outdoor durability is still expected to be up to 2 years



Premium Scrim Banner

PSB Very versatile Premium 15oz SEMI-GLOSS finish semi-opaque banner vinyl which is one of the strongest and smoothest on the market, making it perfect for Billboards, Truck sides and banners with a very close viewing distance.

Standard Finishing:

  • Cut Only
  • Grommets
  • NO Hems. This banner is strong enough that hemming is not required for banners under 50 square feet, especially for indoor applications

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 122"x600"
  • Lamination is not available but outdoor durability is still expected to be up to 4 years



Light Mesh Banner

LMB Economy 8oz MATTE finish Mesh (partially see-through) Banner vinyl used primarily for fences or other surfaces that require light weight or air-flow through.

Standard Finishing:

  • Double folded Hems (and grommets) are a standard requirement for LMB (Light Mesh Banner) so you need to add  2" bleed all around your file size to accommodate double folded hems (48x95 file = 44x91 finished).

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 122"x600"
  • Lamination is not available but outdoor durability is still expected to be up to 2 years.



Hems are not recommended for the 84-inch wide product as creasing may occur.

A 15 oz. smooth, coated, two sided polyethylenel banner with a light duty 100% block-out scrim layer. It is best suited for indoor applications or outdoors under low stress conditions where banner opacity is needed. With its unique low curl formula and lay-flat appearance, USB is perfect for pop-up or scrolling banner stands, tradeshow and events graphics, POP and any hanging banner or sign.

Maximum printable width is 85 inches





Backlit Scrim Banner

BLB High Performance and extremely strong 15oz Back-Lit banner vinyl and billboard substrate that is made to withstand all types of weather conditions making it suitable for long term outdoor back-illuminated applications, but it also works great for indoor applications.

Standard Finishing:

  • Hand-Cut to PDF dimensions
  • Double Strike Back-Lit (2 image ink Layers)
  • No Hems or Grommets

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 122"x600"
  • Lamination is not available but outdoor durability is still expected to be up to 4 years



Double Sided Scrim Banner

DSB High Performance and durable 20oz Double Sided banner vinyl with color matching dual print surfaces which allows for consistent double sided printing and also has a blockout liner for complete opacity which makes it an ideal product for free hanging indoor and short term outdoor banner applications in normal weather conditions.

Standard Finishing:

  • Hem & Grommets
  • Printing on Both Sides (same file)

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 122"x300"
  • Lamination is not available but outdoor durability is still expected to be up to 2 years



Blockout Scrim Banner

 Identical to our 20 oz Double Sided Banner but printed only on one side for situations where light from behind the banner needs to be blocked out.

Standard Finishing:

  • Hem & Grommets

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 122"x600"
  • Lamination is not available but outdoor durability is still expected to be up to 2 years



Ultra Poplin PES

POP Knitted 7.1 oz. 100% polyester that has a slight stretch, making it ideal for expanding over frame systems and is perfect for media scrims (request a Matte Finish in Order notes for lowest camera glare).

Standard Finishing:

  • No Trimming (Leave on Roll)
  • No other finishing

Limitations:

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 118"x600"
  • Not recommended for outdoor use



Custom Banner Materials

This is used to submit orders printed for products that we do not stock. Please contact us for a quotation before proceeding.



BANNER FINISHING OPTIONS

No Trimming (Leave on the Roll)

No trimming. Your print will be supplied on the roll, rough cut oversize for you to final trim.

Limitations:

  • Unhemmed banner tends to curl at the corners.



Hand Cut to PDF Dimensions

BF-HC Hand cut to artwork dimensions.

Limitations:

  • Unhemmed banner tends to curl at the corners.



Cut & Grommet

BF-CG Hand cut to artwork dimensions. Grommets are installed in the corners and on 24" to 30" centers depending on banner size.

Limitations:

  • Unhemmed banner tends to curl at the corners



Cut & Hem

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Hem & Grommet

BF-HG Hand cut to artwork dimensions, with 1" hems for edge support. Grommets are installed in the corners and on 24" to 30" centers depending on banner size.

Notes:

  • Supply artwork with 1" printed bleed (oversized) on each side to ensure coverage around the hem
  • Size entered when uploading and quoting files needs to be the total size of the pdf including bleeds. (example: for a hemmed banner with a finished size of 48"x96" your document size in the pdf file and the size entered for quoting and uploading should be 50"x98")
  • Double folded Hems are required for LMB (Light Mesh Banner) so you need to add  2" bleed all around your file size to accommodate double folded hems (48x95 file = 44x91 finished).



Pig Tails (10 Foot)

Hand cut to PDF dimensions, with hems for edge support. Includes 10 feet of rope for mounting or hanging banner.  Our standard rope is 1/4" or 3/8" depending on the size of the banner.  Stitching the rope into the banner is done at the discretion of our production department.

Notes:

  • Supply artwork with 2" bleed (oversized) on the top and bottom where a pig tail will be to ensure coverage around the hem
  • Hem on sides requires a 1" bleed
  • Size entered when uploading and quoting files needs to be the total size of the pdf including bleeds.



Rod Pockets (3 Inch)

Hand cut to PDF dimensions. Includes pockets on top and bottom without hems on the sides. Standard Pockets accept a 1" rod (not included) for hanging banner.
At the discretion of our production department, there also may be reinforcement grommets on each corner of the banner.

Notes:

  • The side of banner with Rod Pockets are not hemmed so there is no need to add bleed down the sides in your Artwork.
  • If you want the pocket to be part of your "live" area then supply artwork with an extra 4" per pocket (3" for the pocket and 1" for the attachment area)
  • If you want the pocket outside your "live" area then supply artwork with an extra 7" per pocket (6" for the pocket and 1" for the attachment area)
  • Size entered when uploading and quoting files needs to be the total size of the pdf including bleeds.
  • If you need custom pocket sizing, leave instructions in the "Customer Notes" when ordering



Rod Pockets (3 Inch)

Hand cut to PDF dimensions. Includes pocket on top only without hems on the sides. Standard Pockets accept a 1" rod (not included) for hanging banner.
At the discretion of our production department, there also may be reinforcement grommets on each corner of the banner.

Notes:

  • The side of banner with Rod Pockets are not hemmed so there is no need to add bleed down the sides in your Artwork.
  • If you want the pocket to be part of your "live" area then supply artwork with an extra 4" for the pocket (3" for the pocket and 1" for the attachment area)
  • If you want the pocket outside your "live" area then supply artwork with an extra 7" for the pocket (6" for the pocket and 1" for the attachment area)
  • Size entered when uploading and quoting files needs to be the total size of the pdf including bleeds.
  • If you need custom pocket sizing, leave instructions in the "Customer Notes" when ordering



Rod Pockets (3 Inch)

Hand cut to PDF dimensions. Includes pockets on bottom only without hems on the sides. Standard Pockets accept a 1" rod (not included) for hanging banner.
At the discretion of our production department, there also may be reinforcement grommets on each corner of the banner.

Notes:

  • The side of banner with Rod Pockets are not hemmed so there is no need to add bleed down the sides in your Artwork.
  • If you want the pocket to be part of your "live" area then supply artwork with an extra 4" for the pocket (3" for the pocket and 1" for the attachment area)
  • If you want the pocket outside your "live" area then supply artwork with an extra 7" for the pocket (6" for the pocket and 1" for the attachment area)
  • Size entered when uploading and quoting files needs to be the total size of the pdf including bleeds.
  • If you need custom pocket sizing, leave instructions in the "Customer Notes" when ordering



No Printing on the Back

Standard printing method. Image printed on front side of material only.



Print Both Sides - Same File

The same image or artwork is printed on both sides of the material.



Print Both Sides - Different Files

A different image or piece of artwork is printed on each side of the material.

Notes:

  • Requires artwork to be supplied as a two page PDF. The back side artwork should include 1/8" (0.125") bleed (oversized) for best results



Standard Single Layer Image

Standard printing method. Single artwork / image layer printed on the first surface of the material.



Double Strike Backlit

BI-DS Ideal for backlit applications. Two artwork / image layers are printed on top of each other. The increased print density prevents the artwork / image from washing out when backlit.

Limitations:

  • Image will appear dark when not backlit



Custom Ink Layers built into File

BI-CUS Feeling imaginative? Custom Ink Layers is your playground. Experiment with combinations of multiple artwork images layers, black or white flood layers, black or white image layers, etc.

Notes:

  • See "Preparing for White Ink" for vital file prep information

Limitations:

  • Involves complex file preparation. A call to Signboom for assistance is recommended before finalizing your order




If you require sewn or welded hems, consider ordering an untrimmed banner from Signboom and having it finished by one of these local companies:

American Fabricators Ltd.
1196 E. Pender Street
Vancouver, BC
V6A 1W5
(604) 253-8277

Accord Pacific Enterprises Ltd
5142 Still Creek Avenue
Burnaby, B.C.
V5C 4E4
(604) 293-1863