Grommets for your banner aka banner eyelets. Confused?
What are those vinyl banner eyelets called aka grommets?
Grommets are the industry name for the vinyl banner eyelets on the edges of banners. Most banners have grommets. The standard banner eyelet (grommet) has a 5/8″ diameter hole, so you can hang your banner with rope or zip ties.
Underneath the grommets, banners are usually reinforced (see other banner finishes.) They are usually hemmed, either with a sewing machine or special heat-welding machine that seals the plastic over itself in a double-thick layer. This helps keep the grommets from tearing out of the banner.
When you’re hanging a banner, try to use as many grommets as possible. Zip ties tend to be the most effective way to hang banners from their grommets.
More vinyl banner eyelets (grommets)
Over-the-street banners have more grommets than most other vinyl banners, usually every foot or every 24”. They are made to withstand high winds, so they need more eyelets unless specified for other. You should use at least every other grommet in this type of banner to make sure it doesn’t rip or fall.
Less vinyl banner eyelets (grommets)
Pole pocket banners usually don’t have any grommets. Instead, the top and bottom edge of the banner are folded over and sewn or heat-welded to make a pocket in the banner. Then, you insert a pole through the opening and carry it in a parade or hang it in a store.
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