Wind Slits in Vinyl Banners

Opinions about wind slits in banners vary. The purpose of these semi-circular cuts in the vinyl banner material is to relieve the wind load that can shred a banner to pieces. Sign makers often use anything from soup cans to coffee cans as templates for cutting slits with an Xacto knife or utility knife. To […] Read more »

Selling Banners

Banner sales represent a significant segment of the sign industry. As well as durable outdoor promotional banners, other opportunities include lightweight vinyl banners, synthetic paper banners and printed fabrics for general purpose interior applications, such as Point-Of-Purchase banners and tradeshow signs. The smooth finishes of vinyl banner materials and top-coated fabrics are perfectly suited for […] Read more »

The Effect of Wind Loads on Vinyl Banners

  Chicago is known as the “Windy City”. It received its nickname as a reference to one of its long-winded political figures not to its notoriously bad windy weather. Maximum wind gusts in Chicagoland can reach 80 to 90 miles per hour. (Winds in many other cities, especially along the Eastern Seaboard, exceed Chicago’s levels.) Working […] Read more »

Supply55 ISA International Sign Expo Booth 1100

See Supply55 and the Guardian Calender at ISA Las Vegas, Booth 1100. Hands on sublimation demonstrations throughout the show. Thursday, April 20th Friday, April 21st Saturday, April 22nd Guardian Calender Product Information: www.guardiancalender.com. Guardian Calender Product Overview Video: Click Here for Video   Read more »

See NEPATA Converting Equipment at ICE Expo Orlando

Supply55 will be exhibiting at the ICE Expo in Orlando April 25th, 26th and 27th, 2017 and will be featuring the NEPATA UA1650 ADWS converting center. Click the following link for a free pass to the show ICE EXPO FREE PASS. Click here to learn more about NEPATA Converting Equipment. Supply55, Inc. / NEPATA Converting […] Read more »

Overlaminating Film Suggestions

Overlaminating films can beautify and protect graphics. Here are some suggestions regarding the types of films to use for different applications. Wall Graphics For wall graphics applications, a 3 mil matte finish calendered vinyl overlaminate provides protection from dirty hands and eliminates the glare from overhead lighting. Read more »