When people think of fabric banners, they tend to think of only the pop-up banners and flags. While these are the most common uses, there are a number of different other forms and uses of fabric banners available. They come in single-sided or double-sided versions, sheer or opaque fabric. They’re ideal for recruiting events, meetings, seminars, conferences, and even retail stores.
For example, if you exhibit at events and use 6 foot or 8 foot folding tables, you can use fabric banners for branded tablecloths to cover the table and promote your organization. We’ve seen coverings that are nothing more than a hemmed piece of fabric, cut and sewn to fit the table exactly, with the organization logo printed right on the front and top. These table coverings are light, easy to store and carry, and can add a professional dimension to an otherwise plain booth or table.
Fabric banners are also useful for hanging along the back of a trade show booth. They’re bright, vivid, and don’t have problems with glare that vinyl banners do. Under the harsh fluorescent lights of an expo hall, fabric banners can stand out brighter than other banners.
That’s because we use a dye sublimation process that makes the banners much more vivid and colorful than our regular inkjet images. Of course, we need to use polyester fabrics to make it work, but the end results are eye-popping. And they’re easy to clean: you can even machine wash and dry them, if they become soiled.
Finally, fabric banners can be made from flame retardant materials, which meets the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulatory codes for the use of fabric materials at trade shows and conventions. Your Signarama professionals can help you with this, so be sure to let them know if you have to meet special fire codes.