Caring for Indoor Vs. Outdoor
Fabric Signs and Banners
It’s important to realize that where fabric signs and banners are hung, placed, and utilized will have an outsized effect on how effective long-term, proper care will be. Indoor fabric banners and signs, if hung,
cleaned, and stored properly, can last for decades without visible degradation, because indoor signs and banners are not exposed to the elements (e.g. UV rays, rain, ocean spray, snow and ice, temperature fluctuations, etc.) at all.
Outdoor fabric banners and signs can still last and maintain their look, but even more so than with indoor signs, keeping them clean must be a priority. However, fabric choice is probably the most important aspect of
extending the life of an outdoor sign or banner. If you are designing and creating custom-printed banners and signs that will be used outside, consider using Sunbrella fabric.
The Benefits of Sunbrella for Outside Signs and Banners
Sunbrella is a remarkable performance fabric that can be utilized for indoor, outdoor, and marine applications. When it comes to fabric banners and signs, its unique manufacturing process significantly protects
against fabric decline.
Whereas other fabrics’ outdoor performance depends on a coating or lamination of some kind, Sunbrella’s fiber itself is saturated with UV-resistant dye before it’s even made into fabric. The color, then, can’t
break down because it goes all the way through. For clients who need excellent, long-lasting quality and performance from their signs in an outdoor capacity, Sunbrella is a great choice, although for some printing needs, a coated or
laminated fabric will work better. Keep in mind that if you need to choose a vinyl-coated banner or a laminated one due to printing needs or constraints, coated fabrics tend to last longer than laminated fabrics.