You are ready to start the installation process once you have bought a banner and it has been delivered safely to your door steps. 

But first… 

Find The Perfect Location 

First of all, you will need to find a location for your banner, The location of your banner is important for both visibility and ease of installation, especially if it’s a pole banner. Ensure the location is well-lit and has enough space for people to walk around. You want to ensure that your banner is in a place where people can see it, but you also want to ensure that it is easy to hang and take down.

If you plan on permanently installing your banner, you will need to find a location to drill holes to fasten the banner to the surface. If you plan a temporary installation, you can use ropes or other ties to attach the banner to the surface. Once you find the best location, you are ready to move on to the next step.

Here are some helpful tips for properly installing your banner.

Tips and Tricks For Installing a Banner

These banner installation tips and tricks will assist anyone in several procedures for fastening your indoor banners and outdoors bane to ensure your banner is secure while minimizing any potential damage due to poor installation methods.

Protecting the Banner

Avoid using a thin, pressure-sensitive adhesive laminate if installing a Vinyl banner. While this type of overlaminate can be effective for most banners, it is unsuitable for vinyl banners due to potential adhesion issues. 

Applying laminates to one side of a banner can lead to inward curling and adhesion failure primarily caused by differences in tension and environmental factors. Applying laminates to both sides of the banner is recommended to maintain balance and prevent curling. Alternatively, if laminating only one side is necessary, managing the tension and carefully ensuring proper adhesion is important. 


Finishing Edges

When finishing the edges of a non-laminated banner, stitching the hem side up is recommended to avoid scratching the image. A double-stitched hem with a double lock stitch is recommended to provide maximum reinforcement to the edges, with each stitch forming a lock stitch to secure the thread. It is advised to use a thread for sewing that is size 69 Nylon (or Poly) Bonded thread.


Yes, if the banner is not laminated, the banner should face down during the sewing process.

Regarding stitch density, it is recommended to use a maximum of 5 stitches per inch. This stitch density helps distribute the stress evenly along the hem and prevents excessive strain on the thread and fabric.

Banner Tape

Applying high-tack banner tape to the back of the banner is one of the most common methods for securing the edges. The process involves folding the edges of the banner over and pressing them securely onto the tape.

High-tack banner tape is specifically designed to provide strong adhesion and hold the folded edges of the banner in place. It can be a great option for temporary birthday banners.

Also, Pretesting the banner tape before applying it to the final project is important.

Installing Grommets & Reinforcing Corners

Place grommets every 2 feet along the hemline of the banner (the hemline refers to the folded edge of the banner). Ensure that the grommet goes through both layers of the banner fabric.

To enhance durability and strength, reinforce the corners of the banner; Cut 2 to 3-inch patches of nylon fabric and place them on the corners. Add adhesive to the patches and press them firmly onto the banner fabric to reinforce them.

Cutting Wind Slits

Wind slits allow wind to pass through the banner, reducing the risk of damage caused by wind pressure. It can be an option for all outdoor and even sports banners in the field. 

Cut 6-inch wind slits in the shape of a half moon or a letter “U.” Position the slits in the direction of the letter “U” so that the open end of the slit faces downward. This shape helps prevent water accumulation within the slit. Space the slits approximately 2 feet apart.


You can use ropes, bungee cords, or zip ties to fasten the corners when hanging banners. Apply equal tension on all four corners, ensuring the banner is taut but not overly tight. Excessive tension can lead to premature failure.

The most effective method for hanging a banner from a ceiling is to use pole pockets. Pole pockets are created by sewing or welding openings along the top and bottom edges of the banner. Rigid poles can then be inserted into these pockets. Attach wire, cable, or rope to the top pole and secure it to the ceiling. You add weight to keep the banner rigid and flat by inserting a pole into the bottom pocket.