Banner Care

General Care

If your banner gets dirty, avoid using any chemical cleaning solutions - many chemicals will remove or smear the ink. Water and a non-scratch cloth will work most of the time, and you can mix in a small amount of mild soap if heavier cleaning is required. Rubbing alcohol can be used on white areas of the banner but should not be used on printed areas.

Preventing Wind Damage

Our banners are made of the most durable vinyl on the market and can withstand light to moderate winds for several years if installed correctly. If you will be hanging your banner outdoors, especially in a heavy wind area, we recommend using bungee cords instead of rope. Bungees will help absorb the strain of the wind, which rope can't do. We also recommend ordering our Mesh Banners or Heavy Duty 18 oz Banners if you will be hanging them in a high wind area. Regardless of which type of banner you order, it is a good idea to take your banner down on excessively windy days to avoid damage. See below for recommended usage of all our products.

Proper Storage: Preventing Creases and Ink Transfer

When not in use, always roll your banners up with the ink facing inward and store them in the shipment box they arrived in. Keep the banners in a cool, dry area, and store the box vertically (on its end) if possible. This will help keep the banners in their rolled position, preventing any creases that could occur by storing them on their sides, and it will also help you avoid any ink transfer. If your banners arrive with protective non-stick paper, keep this so it can be reused when the banners are stored. This is especially important if you are storing a large quantity of banners that will not be used right away.

Try to avoid ink-on-ink contact when folding your banners - keep the printed surface from folding over onto itself to avoid unwanted ink transfer, especially in temperatures of 80° F or warmer. Never store your banner folded over with ink touching ink

Recommended Usage

  • Standard Banners, Feather Flags, Adhesive Banners, Fabric Banners, XL Matte Banners, and XL Gloss Banners are recommended for both indoor and outdoor use and are durable enough to withstand low to moderate wind conditions.
  • Heavy Duty Banners, Mesh Banners, and XL Mesh Banners are recommended for outdoor use in moderate to heavier winds.
  • Window Signs, Posters, and Canvas Prints are recommended for indoor use only.
  • High-Res Banners are durable enough to be used outdoors in low to moderate wind environments, but are best suited for indoor use and close-up viewing due to the high resolution of the print.
  • Yard Signs are intended for outdoor use but can also be used as a low-cost indoor signage solution (minimum quantities apply.)
  • All Retractable Banners are recommended for indoor use only, except for the Double-Sided Outdoor Retractable Banner.
  • Zont Stands can be used outdoors in low wind environments. We recommend using sandbags or some other ballast on teh base of the stand in winds over 8 mph.
  • Poster Hanging Systems, Poster Rail Mounting Kits, Tri-Stands, and Fabric Dowel Kits are recommended for indoor use only.
  • Dual Track Banner Stands, Boulevard Banners, and Flex Snap Banner Stands are recommended for outdoor use. has a Shopper Approved rating of 4.8/5 based on 4324 ratings and reviews has a Shopper Approved rating of 4.8/5 based on 4324 ratings and reviews