When you have a set of vinyl banners, whether they are custom signs or billboards, you’ll want to keep them in good condition so that they last for many years to come and you can re-use them on your next trade show or black Friday promotion. Storing your vinyl banners correctly can also help to increase their lifespan by decreasing the risk of damage from water or sunlight exposure, both of which can cause fading over time.
How you store vinyl banners has a lot to do with how long they’ll last. Because they’re made from plastic, vinyl banners need to be protected from UV light, which can cause them to break down over time. This can result in color fading and the vinyl becoming more brittle and prone to cracking or splitting. Clean your banner with mild soap and water with a soft cloth before storing it.
For proper storage, here are five ways on how to store vinyl banners in order to keep them looking great for as long as possible.
How to Store Vinyl Banners:
1. Hanging from ceilings
One way to store vinyl banners is by hanging them from ceilings. This is a great option for businesses that don’t have an office or anywhere to store their banner stands. If you do decide on hanging your banners, make sure there is enough support along walls and ceilings.
The structure should be strong enough not only for each banner but also for all of them hung together.
2. Storing them on shelves
Storing your banners on shelves is an inexpensive option that requires very little maintenance and proper care. With shelves, you can quickly and easily see all of your banners at once and grab what you need when you need it. Remember to store them in a cool dry place.
This method works best for smaller businesses with fewer vinyl banner products to store.
3. Rolling them up
When you’re not using them, make sure to roll your banner up and store them in a clean and store place. Storing your banners properly will ensure that they look great when they are eventually used and that they stay that way.
Use an archival tube or a plastic storage box to keep them safe and dust-free.
4. Folding them
Storing your vinyl banners rolled up may not be convenient, but it’s a good way to keep them intact over time, folding the banner and properly storing them. Pull them out of storage when you need them and hang them up on banner stands or stands with grommets.
Here we share with you a video tutorial on how to remove creases from vinyl in case your banner has some creases.
This is one of the best ways to store vinyl banners but you will have to remove the creases or wrinkles.
5. Standing them up
If you don’t have enough room to hang your banners, try storing them vertically in a banner stand. These plastic holders are designed specifically for vinyl banners. Also, make sure that you have secure locks on your banner stands, you don’t want customers and passers-by snagging or tearing anything off!
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The printing process is essential because it determines whether your banners will last, but even so, there are still certain steps you can take after printing to ensure maximum longevity.
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If you’re wondering how to give your old banner a new lease on life, look no further!
Our Article: Vinyl Banner Recycling – How To Recycle Them, is here to guide you through recycling a banner and embracing sustainable practices.