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The best way to choose the right banner for your business or event is to consider all of your options. Keep in mind that these banners have many different characteristics or features, and they’re not all created equal!


Indoor banners are designed to be used indoors, and they’re generally printed on vinyl. They can be printed with a 4-color process and usually come with grommets at the top for hanging purposes. Indoor banners are often printed on a large format printer or wide format printer that’s capable of making large images.


Outdoor banners are made of durable material and can withstand the elements of weather. They are best used for outdoor use and advertising purposes. Outdoor banners are usually printed on vinyl, which makes them lightweight and durable at the same time. A white background is usually used for these types of banners because it reflects light well, making them visible even in dark places or at night.


Vinyl banners are the ideal material for outdoor use because they’re waterproof and fade resistant, which means they can withstand all kinds of weather. They’re also lightweight (around 3 lbs), so it’s easy to install, remove, and transport your banner!

You may be wondering how vinyl is made. Vinyl banners are created through a process called “sublimation” which involves printing an image onto a polyester film, then heating the film with a special machine that melts it into its backing fabric substrate without altering any of the original image details or color.


Grommets are used to hang indoor and outdoor banners. They are placed in the corners of the banner, where they will hold it in place.

Grommets are typically made of metal or plastic, with metal grommets being more common on indoor banners and plastic grommets being more common outdoors because they aren’t as heavy.


Sewn banners are the most common, as they’re durable, cost-effective and easy to make in-house.

They’re also an ideal choice for smaller businesses who don’t expect a high volume of orders or want to take advantage of their own sewing machines.


If you’re looking for a banner that will last, we recommend considering welded banners. They have several benefits over sewn ones, including:

  • Sturdiness. The fabric is held together with a seam that runs along each side of the banner. The strength of this seam means that you can use welded banners in high-traffic areas or at outdoor events without worrying about them ripping under stress.
  • Durability. Welded banners are stronger than sewn ones because they don’t have any weak points where stitching could tear or fray apart—they won’t unravel after repeated use! This makes them ideal for long-term applications like construction signs where they may be hung up temporarily and then taken down again over time (e.g., on scaffolding).
  • Water resistant properties derived from the threading material itself rather than being applied later by coating it first with another substance like paint which might chip off overtime due to weather conditions such as rain showers outside exposing its surface underneath where moisture has gotten inside causing rusting metal parts underneath exposed surfaces due to lack of maintenance procedures being followed regularly by employees working outdoors all day long every single day during busy seasons such as springtime when flowers bloom everywhere around town making people happy since everything looks beautiful again but not necessarily safe if done improperly so watch out for those warning signs next time before starting anything else until further notice so keep reading carefully about safety precautions always keeping safety first above all else because nothing matters more than your life does!!

Keep in mind that these banners have many different characteristics or features.

Banners have many different characteristics or features. Some of these include:

  • Material. The material can be vinyl, polyester or paper; each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Vinyl banners are water-resistant, but they can take longer to ship because of their weight. Polyester is the most durable option for outdoor use, but it’s also more expensive than vinyl or paper. Paper is best for indoor applications where you want a banner that doesn’t require heavy-duty hardware (like a pull bar) to hang it up.
  • Colors and sizes available in each material type will differ by manufacturer as well as what you’re using the banner for (e.g., whether it’s an indoor/outdoor sign). Each type has its own standard range of colors; however there may be some variation between manufacturers when purchasing online without seeing exactly what you’re getting first hand at a local store like Home Depot or Lowes where they carry all three types so customers know exactly what they’re getting before buying one online instead which could save money!

We hope you have a better understanding of the different types of banners that are available. We also hope that you will consider Accent as your source for printed banners. With our large selection, competitive prices and expert staff, we have everything you need to create great looking printed banners.