When you order a roller banner, you want to make sure that it will last as long as possible. It needs to help you promote your business for as long as you need it, and it should not see any damage or fading during that time.
Here are some best practices to follow if you want your banner to stand the test of time.
Order high quality only
To start with, you need the best quality kind of roller banner. If you don’t have that quality in place, then all of the work you do to preserve it will be more or less useless.
So, what should you be looking for when it comes to banner quality?
First, you should have it printed with inks which are fade-resistant so that they will not be instantly bleached by the sun. The banner should also be made from a durable material which won’t rip, bend, or be saturated by bad weather conditions such as wind and rain. Make sure that your banner is suitable for use outside. Just to make it easier for you, all of our banners are weather-resistant and fade-resistant, so you don’t have to spend hours trawling through the details to find out!
The next thing to think about is how you store your banner when you are not using it. Make sure that it is folded up as it should be, and not just thrown in a pile.
Our banners come with free carry bags, so it’s a good idea to place it inside the bag for storage. This way it will be easier to move around, and will be less susceptible to accidental damage. You never know what may happen in your storage area, be it flood or invasion of moths, so make sure it is packed away carefully to avoid any mishaps. If you are prone to floods, for example, try to store it off the ground just in case!
Pack away overnight
If you are using your banner in an outdoor area, such as outside a shop space or beside a market stall, you should certainly consider packing it away overnight. This will protect it from the weather for much longer, ensuring that it holds up better during the day. It will also prevent acts of vandalism which could be carried out while you are not watching. It would be a shame to have your banner ruined by bored teenagers, so this is definitely a best practice to remember even if you forget all of the others! If the weather is particularly bad, for example in a heavy thunderstorm, you may consider putting your banner away also. If nothing else, high winds could potentially sweep it away, and if you can’t find it then it doesn’t matter how well it lasts against the rain!
Clean dirt spatters
If your banner happens to get dirty – perhaps with spatters of mud coming from passing cars, or thrown up by rain – then you should clean it as soon as possible to keep it in good shape. Because of the material that we use, a simple wipe down should be enough in most cases. Use water if you need to, but try to avoid using chemicals which may have unforseen effects on the banner. As soon as the dirt and grime is removed your banner will shine on just like it was new! You should also look out for dust and dry dirt getting into the rolling mechanism as this may make it stiff or difficult to put up and down. A simple wipe clean is all that is needed to prevent these issues from ever cropping up!