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  • Banners, Hem or not to hem, that is my question?

    Posted by Leslie Anderson on October 26, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    sorry, another banner question.

    Do you always hem your banners or just cut around the perimeter?
    I have a customer asking me to make some banners but they brought one in that they have already and it does not have any hems.
    Doing it isnt a problem, but would save me a bit of time and i wouldnt use so much hem tape. so thought i would ask?

    Graham Scanlan replied 2 years, 5 months ago 5 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Jamie Wood

    October 26, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    We always hem them, but I guess if your client wants to save a bit of money, you could just trim them. There’s also some stuff called Power Tape, which you can stick on the back of the banner instead of hemming. Never used it though.

  • Hugh Potter

    October 26, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    I buy in more than I make these days, however, of those I make in house, I always hem them. You can get a tape as Jamie says but the cost of it (in my opinion) is more than the customer would save by you not spending 5 minutes hemming it with regular d/s tape.

  • David Hammond

    October 26, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Always hem unless there’s a good reason not to.

    We use double sided tape. Like Hugh we don’t do many banners these days as they’re available online so cheaply.

  • Graham Scanlan

    October 26, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Hi Leslie

    It depends on where the banner is being fitted and for how long. A simple birthday banner could be produced without hemming however something that’s intended to last in the elements for a number of months would. Like David says they could be re enforced with cross weave tape, the tapes cheap and quick to fit. There are tapes marketed for this application but tend to be over priced

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