When choosing between vinyl and fabric banners, the most important thing to consider is what kind of signage you want for your business. Both materials can be useful, but there are a few things to consider before making your final decision.
Vinyl banners are good for outdoor use and retain color and graphics better than fabric banners. They are also easy to store and carry. However, fabric banners crease less and are easier to store and carry. Here are a few more pros and cons of these banners.
Look and Finish
A sharp and clear sign conveys your message better than a fuzzy or blurry one. Vinyl is great for banners because it prints great, is durable, and resistant to fading. Vinyl banners come in many weights and finishes to suit any particular need. Fabric banners offer vibrant color that is very durable and can't be scratched, but they will fade more quickly outdoors so vinyl if often a better choice for outdoor use for longer periods.
Fabric banners absorb a lot of light and offer great display indoors. The flowy material also makes for an eye-catching spectacle.
Banners should be lightweight yet durable. They should have a long-lasting lifespan, be weather-resistant, and be UV resistant to prevent fading.
However, you have to store and carry them with care. High-quality banner stand shipping cases are available to protect your banners from damage. With proper care and maintenance, vinyl and fabric banners can last for years.
Vinyl banners are typically cheaper than fabric banners. This is often due to fabric having a more involved printing and finishing process. With both vinyl and fabric, there will be cheaper and more expensive options depending on the qualities of the printing materials selected. Shipping costs should also be considered as vinyl banners are rolled for shipping so they don't crease, while fabric banners can be folded for shipping. This makes fabric banners much less expensive to ship and the difference on very large banner can easily offset the additional cost of the banner itself.
Vinyl banners should be rolled for storage, and fabric banners can be easily folded and stored in a small bag or box. While vinyl banners usually don’t stain, fabric banners can retain heavy stains and spills. Vinyl banners can be cleaned by rinsing them off and then laying them out to dry before rolling. Fabric banners can be hand washed, or machine washed on a delicate cycle and then put on a frame to dry if it's a display that has a frame, or left flat to dry before folding.
Vinyl and fabric banners are great for use in various settings. Both can be easily customized into any size, shape, and color. They are also easy to print on and last with proper care.
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