Q : WHAT ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BANNER?
A : There are six types of Banners,
SCRIM BANNER or VINYL BANNERS - made of PVC (also referred to as Vinyl)
STAY FLAT (ANTI-CURL) BANNERS - made of Poly Propylene (PP), PVC or Blends of PP & PET.
MESH BANNERS - made of PVC, they have crisscross breathable patterns for the wind to pass through and avoid tearing,
CANVAS BANNERS - made of Cotton or Poly-Cotton Blends they offer a very premium look & feel.
POLYESTER FABRIC BANNERS - made of polyester fabrics offer strength and premium look and feel.
PAPER BANNERS - made of the various thickness of the paper.
Q : WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY SCRIM BANNERS?
A : Scrim as per dictionary means 'piece of gauze cloth'. In the printing industry, this piece of gauze cloth is used to hold the PVC in order to provide strength to the banner.
Q : WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "OUNCE" WEIGHT OF BANNER?
A : If you take a 36” x 36” square of any banner (one square yard) and put it on a scale, the weight should match. This is meant to be a representation of the amount of PVC used to coat the scrim. 8oz is less durable than 13oz which is less durable than 18oz.
Example: A square yard of 10oz banner should weigh in at 10oz, while the same size square of 13oz banner should weigh 13oz.
Q : WHAT IS "DENIER"?
A : Denier is a term used to measure textiles and scrim banner, specifically to measure the thickness of threads.
A 500 denier thread means that the single thread has been twisted 500 times in the finished length of 1 inch. The higher the number the thicker the tread and stronger too. Imagine this string almost like a rope. Which means Denier is a primary driver of the price of the material.
For the banner, the denier numbers are shown in warp and weft directions. 250 x 500 means the warp threads are 250 denier and the weft threads are 500 deniers.
Q : WHAT DOES “WEAVE” or “THREAD COUNT” MEAN?
A : Thread count or weave refers to the “Threads per Inch” in a textile. The more threads per inch make a textile smoother. For the banner, the numbers are shown in warp and weft directions (see below). 12x18 means there are 12 threads in an inch across the warp direction, and 18 threads in an inch across the weft direction.
Q : WHAT DO “WARP” and “WEFT” REFER TO?
A : When referring to textiles and scrim banner, the warp refers to the length and weft refers to the width of the textile and scrim banner.
Q : WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "MIL"?
A : CANVAS & POLYESTER BANNERS are also defined by MIL. A mil is a measurement that equals one-thousandth of an inch or 0.001 inches. Most human hair is One-thousandth of an inch, or 0.001 inches. So when you see a Canvas of 15mil, This means 15-thousandths of an inch or 0.015 inches.
Q : WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "GSM"?
A : GSM stands for Grams per Square Meter. Simply put, the weight of paper of size 1 Meter x 1 Meter is defined by GSM.
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