When it comes to putting up quick, efficient, and easy banners, normally, there are options you can choose from. The first is to get your banners sewn, while the other is to tape them up. But how do you know which one to choose? To help you understand your options, our team at Banner Ups compares hem tapes and sewing in this latest blog.
When it comes to hanging your banners, you likely want them to be strong and durable, especially if they’re going to be installed outdoors for a time. Whether you’re a mom-and-pop store utilizing banners for advertising or an event planner announcing the upcoming gala, choosing the right type of hem solution is important to provide your banner the best protection.
Before diving into what method of hemming is best, you might be wondering precisely why you need to hem your banners in the first place. It’s the process of folding and bonding an inch of the banner material with an adhesive like sewing banner tape or manually sewing them. Many also choose to punch holes through the hem and add metal grommets to make hanging them even easier.
Other advantages of hemmed banners include:
Although hand-sewn banner hems have historically been one of the leading options, there are now adhesives that provide a more durable and efficient method for hanging banners, like sewing banner tapes. Adhesive sewing banner tapes offer advantages such as:
Fabric Friendly: Be it materials like polypropylene or regular fabrics, the conformable nature of hem tapes allows them to work with any material perfectly. Sewing banners, on the other hand, are notorious for having a large time-consuming learning curve.
Time: On average, putting a banner up using hem tape shouldn’t take more than a quick five to ten minutes as opposed to the minimum of hours it would take if sewn. Thus, clearly, taping banners is far more time and cost-effective than sewing them.
Costs/Budget: The cost of using tape for hanging a banner is much less than any other option. Since sewing is a time-consuming and labor-intensive activity, it costs substantially more than just tapping a banner. If sticking to a budget or minimizing the finishing costs is a priority (and it should be), you should choose hem tape to stick up your banners.
Easy To Use: Another significant perk of using hem tape is that anyone can easily use it. Most people use some tape and hang up a banner without risking any injuries. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about other methods like sewing. Not only are sewing machines difficult to operate, but they can also potentially harm someone if they are not properly trained to use one.
Versatility: Yet another perk of hem tape from Banner Ups is its versatility. It can be used with any fabric, anywhere. The same is, however, not true for sewn banners.
Banner Ups is the one-stop solution for all your banner needs. Not only do we offer a range of durable and quality banner hem tapes, but we also have banner starter kits, tabs, and more. We even provide you with great how-to sections which explain and show how to properly use our products.
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In addition to our sewing hem tape, Banner Ups also specializes in tabs, frames, sign, and graphic tapes, and more so contact us online today or call (800) 869-9601.