How to Hem Mesh Banners

Mesh banners are often used when hanging in windy conditions. The small holes in the media allow the wind to pass through and prevent the banner from blowing out in high winds. But mesh banner media presents a problem for banner printers because it doesn’t hold a folded taped hem as well as solid banner media the Banner Ups method is a great solution to easily finish mesh banners.

How to Hem Mesh Banners – Instructions

If you want to hem a mesh banner without the hassle of double-sided tape try Banner Ups Clear PowerTape banner finishing solution using these easy steps:

1. Peel and stick
Peel and stick Banner Ups adhesive tabs onto corners of the banner.

bravotab mesh stick

3. Use PowerPunch
Use the PowerPunch to punch holes through tabs and tape.

mesh banner punch

2. Run PowerTape
Run PowerTape along the back edges of the mesh banner.

clear powertape apply mesh

4. Hang Banner
Run rope or zip tie through holes and hang your banner.

mesh banner hang

Estimated Cost

The estimated cost of supplies would be $4.22 per 6’x4’ banner using Banner Ups.

Materials Needed

Supplies consumed when hanging the banner include 4 Bravotabs, 12 ft of Clear PowerTape vs 6 grommets and 12 ft of double sided ham tape.

Process Duration

The total time required to perform instructions  (including time to prepare the supplies) with Banner Ups method is 1:50 vs 6:00 minutes with grommets.

For even more strength you can install a grommet through the tab center hole for the highest wind applications. Clear PowerTape and BravoTabs not only reliably strengthen your mesh banner and save you tons of time but they are super clear so your banner looks great.

Clear PowerTape is available in one and a half inches wide by 36-yard rolls. Try a sample of Clear PowerTape today.


Yes, Clear PowerTape works great on Tyvek.
Clear PoweTape is super durable and meant for outdoor conditions
No, once applied, Clear PowerTape has a permanent bond.
We have tested Clear PowerTape in winds up to 98 mph.
Mesh banners have small holes throughout the entire banner. This allows wind to pass through. Vinyl has no holes and because of this will catch the wind and potentially tear down if not properly secured.
Yes, this is a fine way to hang a banner. We also recommend using bungees or rope as options to hang your banners.
No. We do not recommend wind slits on banners.

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  • 100 BravoTabs

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  • 1 EZ Punch

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