FINISHED BANNERS

Signboom 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

Standard 13oz Semi-Matte finish Standard Scrim Banner that is semi-opaque. This banner is a great economical option for almost any typical banner application.

Alternatively, if you are looking for smaller indoor banners under 50 square feet or so you should look to our PBB (Premium Blockout Banner) with Grommets only as it is very strong even without Hems. PBB also has a high quality smooth print surface for close up veiwing and rolls up much nicer than a hemmed banner. The cost increase is usually less than 10% for a Grommets Only PBB vs H&G SSB. If your indoor application doesn't require grommets for hanging the PBB is about the same price as a H&G SSB.

Finishing
  • Hems and Grommets (every 24 inches)
  • Standard Semi-Gloss Finish (Custom Matte option is available)

 

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 122"x600"
  • Lamination is not available but outdoor durability is still expected to be up to 2 years.
  • Banners should NEVER be installed where they are "flapping" in wind as they will rip

SSB (Specs - Ultraflex TruStock).pdf




Premium Blockout Banner

A very versatile Premium 18oz Semi-Matte finish blockout banner vinyl which is one of the strongest and smoothest on the market, making it perfect for Double sided prints, Billboards, Truck sides and banners with a very close viewing distance including Rod Pocket finished banners.

PBB (Premium Blockout Banner) with Grommets only is very strong even without Hems especiallly for indoor applications. PBB also has a high quality smooth print surface for close up veiwing and rolls up much nicer than a hemmed banner. The cost increase is less than 10% in most cases for a Grommets Only PBB vs our Hemmed & Grommeted SSB.

Finishing
  • Grommets Only (Every 24 inches)
  • Standard Semi-Gloss Finish (Custom Matte option is available)

  • Maximum print size without tiling is 122"x600"
  • Lamination is not available but outdoor durability is still expected to be up to 3 years
  • Banners should NEVER be installed where they are "flapping" in wind as they will rip

PBB (Specs - Ultraflex Pole Banner).pdf




Light Mesh Banner (see notes)

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.

NOTE: This product no longer requires 2 inch hems. It is finished with the standard 1 inch hem used on all other banner products

Finishing
  • Hems (Now only 1 inch) and Grommets (every 24 inches)
  • Standard Semi-Gloss Finish (Custom Matte option is available)

  • 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 Smooth Banner

A 12 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.

Finishing
  • Hems are not recommended for the wide product as creasing may occur.
  • Standard Semi-Gloss Finish (Custom Matte option is available)

Maximum printable width is 85 inches

USB (Specs - DSS 12oz Block Out)




Translucent Scrim Banner

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.

NOTE: THE DEFAULT FOR THIS PRODUCT IS DOUBLE STRIKE BUT IN MOST CASES OUR DAY & NIGHT OPTION WILL YIELD MUCH BRIGHTER BACKLIT IMAGES

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

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

TSB_(Specs_-_Ultraflex_Vulite_Supreme_Backlit_Banner)




Poplin Fabric Banner

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).

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

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

POP (Specs - UltraPoplin C240).pdf




Custom - call for quotation

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

Finishing



BANNER FINISHING OPTIONS

No Trimming (Leave on the Roll)

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

Limitations:

  • Unhemmed banner tends to curl at the corners.



Hand Cut to PDF Dimensions

Your banner is cut to uploaded PDF file dimensions.




Cut and Hem (No Grommets)

Your banner is cut to uploaded PDF file dimensions then the edges are folded in and secured 1 inch for for hems.

  • 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).



Cut and Grommet (4 corners only)

Your banner is cut to uploaded PDF file dimensions then Grommets are installed in the 4 corners of the banner only. Grommet marks are automatically printed on your banner prior to finishing for accurate placement.

Please note that larger banners cannot be supported by corner grommets only so seek the advice of an installation proffesional if you are unsure.

Our PBB (Premium Blockout Banner) works best for banners that are Cut and Grommet only (without hems) as PBB is much stronger than most banners in the market and doesnt curl as much on the un-hemmed edges.

The standard 24 inch grommet spacing can be changed under the Hanging options.




Cut and Grommet (every 24 inches)

Your banner is cut to uploaded PDF file dimensions then Grommets are installed in the corners and spaced approximately every 24 inches across all four sides depending on the banner size. Grommet marks are automatically printed on your banner prior to finishing for accurate placement.

Our PBB (Premium Blockout Banner) works best for banners that are Cut and Grommet only (without hems) as PBB is much stronger than most banners in the market and doesnt curl as much on the un-hemmed edges.

 The standard 30 inch grommet spacing can be changed under the Hanging options.




Cut and Grommet (Custom Spacing)

CUSTOM GROMMET SPACING: Specify the quantity or distance you would like on the top, bottom, left and right sides of your banner within the NOTES when you upload your order. We may adjust your pricing up or down on larger quantities so please get a quote for Custom Grommet spacing on volume orders.

Your banner is cut to uploaded PDF file dimensions. Grommets are then installed according to the Custom Grommet Spacing in your order notes. Grommet marks are automatically printed on your banner prior to finishing for accurate placement.

Our PBB (Premium Blockout Banner) works best for banners that are Cut and Grommet only (without hems) as PBB is much stronger than most banners in the market and doesnt curl as much on the un-hemmed edges.

The standard 24 inch grommet spacing can be changed under the Hanging options.




Hem and Grommet (4 corners only)

Your banner is cut to uploaded PDF file dimensions then the edges are folded in and secured 1 inch for for hems. Grommets are then installed on the 4 corners on the banner.

Grommet marks are automatically printed on your banner prior to finishing for accurate placement.

The standard 24 inch grommet spacing can be changed under the Hanging options

  • 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).



Hem and Grommet (every 24 inches)

Your banner is cut to uploaded PDF file dimensions then the edges are folded in and secured 1 inch for for hems. Grommets are then installed in the corners and spaced approximately every 24 inches across all four sides depending on the banner size. Grommet marks are automatically printed on your banner prior to finishing for accurate placement.

The standard 24 inch grommet spacing can be changed under the Hanging options

  • 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).



Hem and Grommet (Custom Spacing)

CUSTOM GROMMET SPACING: Specify the quantity or distance you would like on the top, bottom, left and right sides of your banner within the NOTES when you upload your order. We may adjust your pricing up or down on larger quantities so please get a quote for Custom Grommet spacing on volume orders.

Your banner is cut to uploaded PDF file dimensions then the edges are folded in and secured 1 inch for for hems. Grommets are then installed according to the Custom Grommet Spacing in the Notes of your order. Grommet marks are automatically printed on your banner prior to finishing for accurate placement.

The standard 24 inch grommet spacing can be changed under the Hanging options

  • 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).



Rod Pockets (Top and Bottom)

Hand cut to PDF dimensions. Includes pockets on top and bottom without hems on the sides. Each standard 3 inch pocket accepts a 1 inch diameter rod (not included) for hanging the banner.
At the discretion of our production department, there also may be reinforcement grommets on each corner of the banner.

Our PBB (Premium Blockout Banner) works best for this finishing application as it blocks out the light and doesn't curl on the un-hemmed sides the way other medias can.
  • For a standard rod pocket, a 4 inch fold over is used (3 inches for pocket, 1 inch for adhesion.)
  • The sides of a banner with Rod Pockets are not hemmed, so there is no need to add bleed down the sides in your artwork.
  • Size entered when uploading and quoting files needs to be the total size of the pdf including bleeds.
  • To ensure artwork remains visable, add 4 inches for each pocket area.



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.



No Printing on the Back

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



Standard Semi-Gloss Finish

This is the standard ink finish used for most signage that we produce.




Print Both Sides - Same File

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



Custom Matte Finish

This a special ink curing process that will cause the ink to look more Matte than our Standard Semi-Gloss ink finish. Because it is a custom process it costs slightly more than our standard semi-gloss finish.




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



Day and Night Backlit




Custom Ink Layers ( Requires a 3 page PDF file )

RI-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.
  • THIS OPTION REQUIRES A 3 PAGE PDF WHERE PAGE 1 IS THE TOP LAYER, PAGE 2 IS THE MIDDLE LAYER AND PAGE 3 IS THE BOTTOM LAYER. EACH LAYER CAN ONLY BE AN IMAGE, WHITE SPOT COLOUR OR A BLANK PAGE.
  • ANY CUT LINES SHOULD BE PLACED ON THE TOP LAYER (  PAGE 1 ).
  • IF YOUR DESIGN ONLY REQUIRES 2 LAYERS PLEASE STILL SUMBIT 3 PAGES BUT THE ADDDITIONAL PAGE SHOULD BE BLANK.
  • DO NOT BE CONCERNED IF YOU NEED TO SELECT THE REVERSE ( SECOND SURFACE ) OPTION WHEN CREATING DESIGNS AS THAT OPTION WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF DURING THE PRODUCTION PROCESS IF YOU SELECT IT WHEN UPLOADING YOUR ORDER. THERFORE, THERE IS NOTHING DIFFERENT THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE FROM A DESIGN STANDPOINT WHEN SELECTING THE REVERSE OPTION DURING THE UPLOAD STAGE.

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!



Low Speed ( Viewing Distance under 1 foot )

Our Low Speed Print Mode uses a fixed dot size of 1000 dpi utilizing both Dark and Light inks and a White Ink Spot Colour Channel ( 9 colours CMYKcmykW).

Use this Print Mode only if you have signage with a very close viewing distance or if the Signage is dominated with large areas of  solid colour that require our most accurate pantone colour matching.

There is small additional cost to select Low Speed Mode and it will add one day onto your lead-time due to the slower print speed.

Note: Each of our three modes (Low, Standard and High Speed) have different colour gamuts and may not match one another especially in solid colour areas. Therefore, it is best to choose the same print mode should you have a variety of signage for the same project or event.




Standard Speed ( Viewing Distance 1-5 feet )

Our Standard Speed Print Mode uses a variable dot size of 600 dpi utilizing both Dark and Light inks and a White Ink Spot Colour Channel ( 9 colours CMYKcmykW). 

This is the default mode for almost all signage as the speed is good and the image quality is great even viewed very close up. However, if you have signage with a very close viewing distance or if the Signage is dominated with large areas of  solid colour that require our most accurate pantone colour matching you should switch to our Low Speed option

There is no additional cost to select Standard Speed Mode and the lead-time is faster than Low Speed Mode nut not as vast as Hign Speed on Large orders.

Note: Each of our three modes (Low, Standard and High Speed) have different colour gamuts and may not match one another especially in solid colour areas so it is best to choose the same mode should you have a variety of signage for the same project or event.




High Speed ( Call for Quote - Large Orders Only )

Large Orders Only ( over 3000 square feet )  - Please Call for Quote as Prices and Leadtimes may vary considerably from our online calculations

Our High Speed Print Mode uses a variable dot size of 600 dpi with Dark inks only plus a White Ink Spot Colour Channel ( 5 Colour CMYKW ) allowing for at least double the printing speed of our Standard Mode (9 Colour CMYKcmykW ). This gives us the ability to turn around quality signage even for very large ordesr within 24-48 hours from the point Print Ready artwork is available.

This mode is used only for very large orders over 3000 square feet that require a fast turn around time. The image quality is still good even veiwed close up. Large solid colour areas look good as well but if your signage is dominated by large areas of solids rather than images you may want to choose Low or Standard speeds should time allow.

Note: Each of our three modes (Low, Standard and High Speed) have different colour gamuts and may not match one another especially in solid colour areas so it is best to choose the same mode should you have a variety of signage for the same project or event.




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