Polyester And Nylon Banners

When it comes to using a banner for promoting your business, brand and product, you can choose either a nylon or polyester banner. Though there are several other materials from which such banners can be made, these two fabrics seem to be most favored.

You will need to consider different factors to make an accurate comparison. These factors are:
  • The look
  • Durability of the material
  • Weather resistant properties and
  • Whether it is printable or not.

Nylon and polyester are excellent materials but both have its separate pros and cons. This article will help you a lot in making the right decision.

When it comes to nylon banners, these are extremely strong and are suitable for different applications such as:
  • Sporting events
  • Trade shows
  • Exhibitions
  • Promotional signs and
  • Displays.
However, nylon is typically colored using acid dies which may cause issues in bleaching and is prone to fading.

The polyester banners

The polyester flags or banners, on the other hand, are tough since the material is 2-ply 100% spun.

This means that the polyester material will be able to hold up in severe conditions such as high winds. It is therefore best suited material if you know that you banner will experience harsh conditions flying 24/7. Therefore, if you are looking for a durable and long-lasting option, a reinforced 2-ply polyester flag is the best for you.

A few reputable manufactures may also make these banners with a reinforced lock stitching in the fly end and seams. This will provide the banners a long life in comparison to those banners that come with a chain stitching. This lock stitching will:

Make the seams and fly ends stronger

Eliminate the zippering effect because not a single stitch will be compromised.

However, make sure that you do not go for any cheaper version because these will ideally come in a polyester and cotton blend. These banners will not hold up outside.

Making a custom flag

When you want a custom flag or banner, you must also know whether nylon or polyester will allow the customization. Both these materials will look very much similar in appearance and will have a very little difference between them.

Nylon is light in weight but strong. It is fast drying and weather resistant. The tighter weave of the threads will make it opaque. This will allow you to have more vibrant and vivid print. To make the nylon banners mostly a high quality 200 denier material is used. This will make it more consistent. However, this standard flag material can be a bit more expensive to produce.

Knitted polyester on the other hand is heavier but is strong, weather resistant and fast drying just like nylon material. This material however has a coarser look due to the looser weave. This is the most suitable material if you are looking for a low-cost option and need a faster production. This material will allow economical and quick prints.

Therefore, when you make a choice between the two, you must compare them both and then come up with your final decision.