Banner Finishing with PowerTabs® Adhesive Grommet Tabs

Made of a high strength composite film, PowerTabs adhesive grommet tabs are just as strong as regular Banners Ups® and stronger than plastic grommets. This new and unique banner finishing method allows sign shops to make strong, yet inexpensive banner blanks instantly in their own shop. Banner Ups PowerTabs® adhesive grommet tabs are less conspicuous than grommets and blend into the banner substrate for a more pleasing visual effect. They are available in regular size for outdoor banners, mini size for indoor or light duty outdoor use, in white, and now in crystal clear for full-color digital banners.


  • No sewing, grommeting, or special tools required!
  • Use Banner Ups PowerTabs® adhesive grommet tabs to turn your digital image into a super-strong outdoor banner – instantly- Crystal Clear
  • PowerTabs® adhesive grommet tabs let your color image shine through. Super strong for outdoor use.
  • Use PowerTabs® adhesive grommet tabs with virtually any banner media, Tyvek®, Coroplast®, Foamcore® , scrim vinyl, or paper.
  • For outdoor banners over 8 feet, add PowerTape® for ultimate strength.

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Banner Ups® products allow you to create super-strong banners instantly at a fraction of the time and cost of grommeting. Banner Ups®, PowerTabs®, and EdgeTabs® are stronger than grommets because they spread the stress of high winds over a much larger area.

Banner Strenth Test was done on traditional grommets and PowertTab. Grommets always rips apart compared to PowerTabs



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BAN 011 – PowerTabs Large White

Tab Size: 5 9/16″ x 2 1/8″
Packaging: Case 5 pk of 100 tabs
Features: Large, white, with neck loop. Triangular shape for corners only. Good for indoor or outdoor use.

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BAN 014 – Clear PowerTabs

Tab Size: 5 9/16″ x 2 1/8″
Packaging: Case 5 pk of 100 tabs
Features: Large, clear, with neck loop. Triangular shape for corners only. Good for indoor or outdoor use.

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BAN 012 – Mini PowerTabs

Tab Size: 3″ x 1.5″
Packaging: Case 10 pk of 100 tabs
Features: Small, white, no neck loop. Triangular shape for corners only. Good for indoor or light duty outdoor.

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BAN 013 – Crystal Clear Mini PowerTabs

Tab Size: 3″ x 1.5″
Packaging: Case 10 pk of 100 tabs
Features: Small, clear, no neck loop. Triangular shape for corners only. Good for indoor or light duty outdoor.


What is the difference between Banner Ups and PowerTabs? Why should I use one versus the other

PowerTabs are used for virtually the same application as Banner Ups. They simply include several product innovations. For instance, PowerTabs are made of a super strong engineered multi-ply film. This film is just as strong as the thicker plastic from which Banner Ups are made, but because it is thinner it blends more invisibly into the banner surface. Also, the shape of the PowerTabs is different, making them more natural looking on a banner corner. Both tabs can be mounted horizontally or vertically on the banner, but the Banner Up can also be mounted at a 45 degree angle. Finally, PowerTabs are mounted on a release sheet making them much easier and faster to peel and stick than regular Banner Ups, a factor which becomes more important on larger volume jobs.

On the other hand, regular Banner Ups have a foam adhesive system which can be an advantage when adhering to uneven surfaces. Though PowerTabs have been embraced enthusiastically by the graphics industry, we still have many loyal customers for whom Banner Ups remain the product of choice.

How long will banners made with Banner Ups and PowerTabs® last outdoors?

Banner Ups and PowerTabs® are designed specifically to withstand outdoor conditions. The polymer films and adhesive systems are engineered for use in the widest possible range of temperatures and environmental conditions. If you want a banner that will last for a year of continuous use, or many years of seasonal use, we would recommend that you buy a heavy-duty banner material, reinforced with webbing and grommets. However, if you are creating an economical banner that will be used for between a few weeks and a few months, you can use Banner Ups and PowerTabs® with confidence. We have had customers tell us they had our products on banners that lasted over a year and were still going strong!

When should I use neck loop to fasten the rope and when should I use the Center Hole in the PowerTabs?

The two questions above need to be considered together because the answers relate to the amount of strength required for your application. There are several degrees of strength that can be achieved with the Banner Ups, and PowerTabs/ PowerTape system. We recommend that for indoor or light duty outdoor use you may use either Mini Banner Ups or Mini PowerTabs. In either case, simply apply a mini tab directly to each corner of your banner and then use the tab’s center hole to fasten the rope. Similarly, for indoor or light duty outdoor you may use the Large Banner Ups or PowerTabs with the rope attached through the corner loop.

For the next degree of strength, use the large tabs with the rope through the center hole. This can be used for most outdoor situations with banners in the range of 8-foot length and under.

For the maximum strength, use both PowerTabs and PowerTape as described above. This is recommended for banners of lengths in excess of 8 feet or where maximum wind exposure is expected. Naturally, no banner can be guaranteed to withstand all possible environmental conditions, but consider this strength data.

The strength of a rope when tied through the center hole of a mini tab or through the loop of a large tab will hold up to about 50 lbs of force. A rope tied through the center hole of a large Banner Ups or PowerTabs will hold up to about triple that force -150 lbs. With the addition of PowerTape that number goes to over 200 lbs of strength. That means when you use the PowerTabs/ PowerTape system on all four corners you can create super strong banners that can withstand up to 800 lbs of wind load!

How do I punch the center hole in the media?

Using the Banner Ups PowerPunch® is the safest and easiest way to punch the tab center hole in the media. The PowerPunch® hole is perfectly sized and the PowerPunch® punches the hole in just the right position. Using a knife to cut the center hole is possible, but risky because if the tab is cut slightly it may diminish the banner strength significantly. The PowerPunch® is reasonably priced and heavy-duty for long life.

Can I use PowerTabs with Grommets?

Yes, you can use grommets with PowerTabs. First, apply the tabs then grommet over the tabs through the center hole. This will add even more strength to your banner.