When ordering a banner, you don’t want your finishing to have a shorter life than needed for the job. To make sure this doesn’t happen, we have brought together some information to help you decide on proper seaming for your vinyl banner. The most common and popular finishing options are seaming tape, glues, stitching, chemical weld, RF weld, hot air weld and hot edge weld. We break down the pros and cons to each in this article.
Seaming tape (or banner tape) is ideal for small banners and projects that need a fast turn around time. It does not last very long and isn’t suited for outdoor environments. It isn’t meant to be used on large or heavier banners. But, it is a perfect solution for a short term or one time use event.
Banner / Seaming tape is double-sided industrial tape and it's applied to the banner to create a hem or it can be stuck to the backside of the material with the release liner unpeeled so the installer can peel the liner backing. Seaming tape requires no special equipment for installing and it applies just like double sided tape.