Pole Banners & Boulevard Banners
Bring your business to new heights with custom pole banners and boulevard banners.
Street banners, light pole banners, avenue banners – whatever you want to call them, there’s no denying that boulevard banners are a popular choice among business owners and municipal governments. Perfect for exhibitions, concerts, holidays, and special events, pole banners can be mounted above pedestrian sidewalks to give a neighborhood character, or installed above parking lots on light posts to indicate lot names.
If you’re searching for versatile signage that’ll serve up impressions in close quarters and compact spaces, boulevard banners from Signs Now are the ideal solution. Every aspect of our indoor and outdoor signage is customizable, from promotional messaging to copyrighted design.
So, what does that mean for your bottom line? Well, the wide range of applications that pole banners cover just got wider.
Personalized visual communications allow your business or organization to target specific audiences with every marketing tool at your disposal. And, since both motorists and pedestrians can spot boulevard banners from afar, you can be sure your customized banners will get the exposure they need to succeed.
What are pole banners exactly?
What differentiates a pole banner from a standard vinyl banner comes down to installation. The top and bottom of a boulevard banner is secured via pole pockets to metal rods. These rods typically extend out from street posts or lamp posts, though clients have installed pole banners using rods on concrete columns, storefronts, and more.
Ties placed through grommets secure each banner in place, preventing them from blowing away or sliding off in inclement weather.
Common sizes for pole banners:
How do I install pole banners?
The installation of a pole banner can be performed by yourself or a qualified professional. Whether you’ll need assistance or not depends on the availability of mounting brackets: Are there preinstalled mounting brackets on your steel post or pole? If not, you may want a second person around to offer guidance.
Two steel bands are required to fasten each mounting bracket to the lamppost. Then a fiberglass or aluminum arm must be inserted into each bracket (these are what you’ll hang your banner on). To secure the arms to the bracket, you’ll often need to drive a threaded screw into each one.
Slide each pole pocket onto their corresponding arm until both are completely covered by the graphics. Feel free to take advantage of the provided grommets to add extra stability, using zip-ties, ropes or other fasteners.
Make sure that your proposed site for installation falls in line with regulation code requirements, and that you attain the proper state and local permits for suspended signage.
What size pole pockets do I need?
The dimensions of a pole pocket will largely depend on the diameter of the pole over which the pocket will fit, and the length of the banner itself. If your lamppost has mounting hardware already installed, then determining pole pocket size is just a matter of measurement.
For those who still need mounting hardware, Signs Now can provide an on-site assessment and suggest measurements best-suited to your banner’s location and application. The most common size is a 3” flat measure (the length of the pocket from the edge of the material to the bottom of the seam).
Popular promotional uses for pole banners
Boulevard banners can be implemented in a variety of different applications, spanning from interior events to exterior locations, such as:
- Car dealerships
- City-wide festivals
- City halls
- Farmers’ markets
- Grand boulevards
- Museum exhibits
- Neighborhood walks
- Trade shows
How should I maintain and clean my pole banner?
As is the case with vinyl banners in general, pole banners should be wiped down with a mixture of warm water and triclosan-based soap. Avoid using chemical cleaners or placing your banners in the washing machine. Either allow the material to air dry, or wipe the face down with a non-abrasive or microfiber towel.
Store your boulevard banners in a cool, dry location, devoid of direct sunlight or exposure to the elements.
Ready to take the next step with pole banners and boulevard banners?
Contact us today and set up a consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and find the solution best-suited to your business. You can count on Signs Now for measurement, design, and permitting (when required) as well as mounting or installation. Every location is a local source for custom graphics, signage and displays. Second-to-none in delivery time and quality signs, at Signs Now, we take pole banners seriously.
Call Signs Now Birmingham at (205) 824-2449 for more information.