A Guide to PVC Banners

A Guide to PVC Banners

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21 Apr 2023

PVC banners allow for high-quality and durable printing of graphics, text, and images on a larger scale. They are commonly used for outdoor advertising, events, and displays such as banners for sports events, concerts, and festivals. 

People spend 70% of their time outdoors and nearly 26% of people visited a store as a result of seeing an out of home advertising.

Growing in popularity as an advertising option, we’ve recently introduced a range of new PVC banners to our website, to give you more choice when ordering outdoor print. With that in mind, we thought we’d give you a rundown of each stock and how they can best benefit your business.


PVC Banners

PVC banners are a type of outdoor banner that is made from a solid vinyl material. Our custom vinyl banners are printed on thick banner PVC, a strong, flexible and weather-resistant plastic material, ideal for use outside or inside for long periods of time.

Unlike our mesh PVC banners, which are designed with small holes to allow air to pass through, PVC banners are made from a completely solid material, which makes them ideal for use in situations where complete coverage is required.

One of the main advantages of PVC banners is their durability and resistance to weather conditions such as wind, rain, and sunlight. They are also easy to install, and can be hung using cable ties, ropes, or other hardware as they come with handy pre-cut eyelets.

With proper care, PVC banners can last for several years, making them a cost-effective option for long-term outdoor advertising campaigns. They are resistant to fading, cracking, and tearing, which makes them suitable for use in harsh weather conditions.


Mesh PVC Banners

Unlike the thick banner PVC, mesh is a sightly lighter and airier option.

Mesh banners prove popular for outdoor use, especially in areas that suffer extreme impact from the elements. Small holes in the mesh material makes it easy for air to pass through, perfect for protecting your banner against strong winds as it reduces wind resistance.

The holes also allow for some level of transparency, which can be useful for advertising purposes where a certain level of visibility is required. It’s important to note that with this kind of textured and slightly transparent material, the level of detail in graphics and images may be slightly reduced compared to solid PVC banners. Additionally, the transparency of the material may not be suitable for certain types of advertising where complete coverage is required.

Mesh PVC banners are typically lighter in weight than traditional PVC banners, making them easier to handle and install. The small holes in the mesh material can also help to reduce glare from the sun or artificial lighting, which can make the banner more visible and easier to read to passers-by.


Kavalan PVC Free Banners

Our Kavalan PVC-free banners are quite simply what they say! They’re a PVC alternative. Kavalan is a PVC-free alternative to traditional vinyl banners and is made from a blend of polyester and polypropylene fibres.

PVC Free banners are an environmentally friendly option for outdoor advertising and display, as they do not release harmful chemicals into the environment during production or disposal. They are also biodegradable and recyclable, which makes them a more sustainable option compared to traditional PVC banners.

Combining that with the fact that they can be reused multiple times, makes them an incredibly sustainable option for outdoor advertising and display. They can be stored and reused for future events or promotions, which reduces the need for new banners to be produced and minimizes waste.

Kavalan PVC Free banners are a popular choice for businesses and organizations that are looking to promote their products or services in an environmentally sustainable way. They offer a high level of customisation and are suitable for a range of outdoor advertising and display purposes, while also minimising harm to the environment.


In Conclusion

Overall, the choice between PVC, mesh PVC, and Kavalan PVC-free banners will depend completely on what you’re using it for and where the banner is likely to be displayed. PVC banners offer affordability and visibility, but are not eco-friendly. Mesh PVC banners offer better durability and weather resistance but may be less visually clear. Kavalan PVC-free banners offer an eco-friendly option but can be more expensive.

If you need more guidance, our customer service team are on hand to help you make the best choice. Get in touch with us via live chat for more help!


About the Author

Hi! I’m Jennie, and I’m the eCommerce Manager at instantprint. I'm passionate about creating the best website experience for our customers.