The right material and printing technology are important factors to consider when making signage decisions. The finishing process isn’t left out either. It guarantees the functionality, durability and ease of display of your banner. Finishing techniques explains the various means by which edges of banners are hemmed, trimmed, folded or sewn. This influences how the target audience or spectators view the banner. There are various ways to display banners, from tying to grommet to hanging by a rope and fastening to the back by hook and loop. Are you getting a banner soon? How do you want the finishing? Below are several finishing options to choose from. Read through to make an informed decision.


Grommets are probably the most common finishing option. They are of various forms and sizes. Grommets have reinforced holes for attaching ropes, hooks and the likes. They are usually fastened to the four corners of the banner to aid hanging. The small metal rings are placed so that the weight is evenly distributed across the banner, thus preventing it from sagging. Grommets placed on large banners enable suspension and hanging options. You can hang banners on walls or allow them to suspend freely from beams or surfaces.

Pole pockets

Do you want to display your basketball team banners on poles? Then you most definitely need pole pockets. These can be inserted on either side of the banner. The pocket which is of the same material and type as the banner is sewn by threading. Rigid poles can pass through the pockets. Guess you’re probably thinking of the importance of pole pockets when grommets exist. Pole pockets allow easy holding of banners during parades and processions. This prevents sagging as the banner’s weight is evenly distributed. Pole pockets with dowels stitched beneath make banners rigid, hang straight and taut. (more…)