top of page

What Are Vinyl Banners?

Updated: Feb 21

When organizing events, conferences, or promotional campaigns, our customers seek an efficient solution that is not only easy to install but grabs the attention of the audience. We offer them vinyl banners. So, what are vinyl banners, exactly? Are they good promotional materials, and what are they made of?

Since they are an indispensable tool in the printing and advertising world, we have decided to delve into the world of vinyl banners, exploring their uses, materials, and why they continue to be a popular choice for marketing campaigns. 

What Are Vinyl Banners?
Source: / Photo Contributor: nikshor

What Are Vinyl Banners?

With today’s dynamics, you need promotional material that grabs the attention and transfers the message quickly. That’s where vinyl banners get into the picture.

Vinyl banners are a popular type of printing material used for marketing and promotional purposes. We recommend them for promoting products, conferences, corporate gatherings, sports events, or personal occasions, like graduation or birthday parties. You can use them either for an indoor or outdoor event. Vinyl banners are most effective when created with large and bright images.

They are usually made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) material, a durable and cost-effective option for outdoor advertising. Vinyl banners are versatile, meaning they can be customized to meet specific size, design, and color requirements.

Vinyl banners can withstand harsh weather conditions and maintain their vibrant colors over time. The best is that vinyl banners come in a wide range of sizes, from small promotional posters to large-scale banners covering entire buildings.

What are vinyl banners made of?

There are several materials for durable banners, and we recommend them as promoting brand printing solutions.

PVC vinyl 

PVC vinyl banners can withstand harsh outdoor conditions like rain, wind, and sun exposure. This is the most popular choice because it is waterproof and resistant to fading. They are lightweight and easy to handle, making them convenient for transport and installation.

PVC vinyl banners have vibrant colors that look clear for a long time and excellent print quality. They allow eye-catching designs and are available in different thicknesses. Our customers choose PVC vinyl because it is suitable for outdoor use.


Similar to PVC vinyl, this material is also water and fading-resistant. Since polyester is also wrinkle-resistant, it is a good choice for an outdoor banner that will be exposed for an extended period.

Polyester banners are usually used for outdoor advertising, events, exhibitions, and trade shows. They can be printed with customized designs, logos, and messages using dye-sublimation or screen printing methods. It is worth mentioning that polyester banners are a cost-effective option when compared to other materials.


Fabric banners can be made from many materials, such as canvas or nylon/polyester mix, which is both functional and beautiful. The material is soft to the touch, and when placed indoors, it looks stylish. Although these banners can be used both indoors and outdoors, they might not be as waterproof as PVC vinyl and polyester banners. 

We print fabric banners with advanced dye sublimation. This is a cutting-edge process when a heat transfer machine that transforms the ink from a solid to a gas and then dyes the cloth to create accurate and vibrant colors.



Finally, mesh banners are made from a perforated material that allows airflow. They are made with heat-welded hems and grommets for enhanced wind resistance. This makes them ideal for use in windy places. 

Mesh banners are also durable and resistant to fading. So, if you plan on putting a banner for outdoor use, this is a good choice. Many place them on construction zones or fences at athletic events. When thinking of the design, keep in mind that mesh banners have a smaller surface area because of the tiny holes that allow airflow.

The difference between retractable banners and pull-up banners

Different types of banners are used for different purposes. Some customers prefer retractable banners, others pull-up banners. Retractable banners, also known as roller banners or as stand on their own banners. This type of banner displays information on its front. Pull-up banners are the ones that you can simply pull up and set up in a couple of seconds. The pros are that pull-up banners can be printed on both sides and are cost-effective.

When you need to decide what type of banner will suit your needs, you must consider several factors. Retractable banners are corporate signage solutions for conferences, events, and trade shows. They are customizable, and you can control the process of making the banner you need.

Retractable banners are highly durable and very easy to assemble and install. The only assembly is removing the parts from the case, locking the pole in the desired place, pulling the banner out of the metal stands, and attaching it to the pole. 

Pull-up banners, on the other hand, are considered a good option because of their compactness. They are small in size, and smaller than the retractable ones, which makes them easy to use, especially in cases where space poses a problem. Their size, compactness, and ability to transport them easily, makes the banners ideal if you have several exhibitions per day.

What are vinyl banners made of?
Source: / Photo Contributor: Bigis007


What are vinyl banners, if not marketing materials that grab attention and are easy to transport or hang around? When our clients are unsure what to use for brand promotion, we advise using vinyl banners as they are a perfect solution for different events.

So, what materials are vinyl banners made of? They are made of PVC vinyl, polyester, fabric, and mesh. Each material has its characteristics, and it is suitable for different purposes. Some materials are better for indoor use, while others are for outdoor use.

Moreover, you have the option to use retractable or pull-up banners, depending on your needs. Both are efficient and will deliver the message successfully.


bottom of page