Identifying the Right Material for Your Banner

  • Date03 July 2017
  • Reading time 4 mins read

When it comes to mesh banners and printed signage options, identifying the right material for your banner can be challenging. Often the sheer volume of choices available out there can seem overwhelming, especially when you're not familiar with the finer details.

But as always, here at Mesh Direct we've got your bases covered. Let's take a closer look at the different types of banner material, so you can work out what's right for you and your business...

1. Premium Banner Mesh

The name gives much of it away, but our premium banner mesh is the highest quality material we offer. It boasts an incredible sharp print resolution, ensuring that logos and business artwork always look their best. We use UV stabilised inks to print and PVC coated polyester for the best durability.

Our premium banner mesh option has tested fire retardant properties as well as a full CSIRO wind rating. It also has a GSM of 270 and a thread count of 12 per inch. This is the highest thread count mesh we offer, making it the best for print reproduction.

2. Standard Banner Mesh

Our standard banner mesh has a GSM of 200 and is the next best option in terms of print resolution after premium banner mesh. Standard is a particularly good choice for those who are on a tighter budget but still want a high quality, durable result.

The print quality of standard mesh is still incredibly high, making it perfect for your logo, business information and artwork. Standard has a thread count of 9 threads per inch rather than premium's 12 threads.

It's worth noting that due to the fewer threads, the print reproduction and quality is not as perfect as the premium banner mesh option. However, standard is still a perfectly good signage solution for businesses large and small.

3. Wind Mesh

Wind mesh is one of our most versatile signage solutions as it's carefully made to withstand large wind loads as well as that typically harsh Australian climate. Wind mesh is designed with an open weave and perforated material so that high wind loads can travel through without damaging or knocking over the fence. It can be applied in many different scenarios including scaffolding, temporary fences,  and between fence poles, which allows for many great advertising opportunities and allows for visually appealing worksites.

The coated substrate allows the ink to be very well absorbed and all of our fencing mesh banners use a fully UV stabilised printing process through large 5 metre printers. This enables long lasting, highly detailed finished products.

4. Shade Cloth

If you're on a super tight budget, then printed shade cloth or "scrim" might be the solution for you. This is an incredibly affordable option for those looking for a budget-friendly alternative to premium or standard mesh.

Crafted from a permeable substrate, our shade cloth is a practical advertising tool in the harsh Australian conditions and allows large wind loads to pass through the material with ease, which means there are low risk loads on the structure it is attached to.

The printing options allow for your business logo, various colour schemes and fonts to enhance visibility and attractiveness. However, the print reproduction isn't as perfect as with standard or premium banner mesh due to the lower thread count and perforated design.

5. Other printed signage options

Of course, if after reading this you've decided that none of these materials are right for your banner or signage needs, there are plenty more options to choose from. At Mesh Direct we have a range of alternative (and complementary) products such as vinyl hoarding, corflute signage, building wraps, jump form signage, alupanel signage and much more.

If you'd like assistance with identifying which banner material is right for you, give us a call on 1300 368 978.

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