There have occasionally been questions about coloring fading in banners.  Attached is a photo of a banner (12' x 4.5') that we installed last September in southeast New York 100_0741.JPG and the same banner a year later banner%20fade2.jpg.  The material was 13 oz. Jet Flex.  The banner faces southwest; so, it gets a fair amount of direct sunlight.  As you can see, the blue has faded considerably.  The client wanted something less expensive than a similar-sized permanent sign; so, he decided on a large banner with the understanding that it was temporary signage.

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Comment by Heather White on September 14, 2011 at 7:30am

Thanks Irv, I have clear shield and use it frequently on signs.

I don't have any that comes in spray form though, that would be easy, do they make clear shield in spray form?

Comment by irving donaldson on September 13, 2011 at 6:31pm
I spray with Frog Juice or another in a white can with blue label - believe it is clear shield - both come in liquid that you can use with a foam roller.
Comment by Heather White on September 13, 2011 at 9:44am

I would love to stay updated so let me know if there is any fading. Over time I am realizing I need to watch things I have done on my Versacamm. It's all a big learning experience for sure, but I would like to remain confident in the products I am putting out.

Comment by Dennis Dunning on September 13, 2011 at 9:19am
The client understood that the banner was temporary signage and that fading was likely to occur over time.  Furthermore, 1) the building is now a multi-purpose athletic facility and 2) the tennis club, which is still there, has changed its logo.  We made a permament sign for the multi-purpose facility with laminated vinyl; it is mounted near the road entering the facility and receives full sun also.  It does not appear to have noticeable fading; I'm keeping an eye on it.  The clients of the multiurpose facility are still discussing what will replace the old Taconic Tennis Club banner.
Comment by Heather White on September 13, 2011 at 8:52am
Wow Dennis I just looked at your pictures. That is amazing, it certainly looks like it gets plenty of sun though. What is your customer wanting you to do? Irv what do you spray your banners with? Some sort of lamination?
Comment by irving donaldson on September 10, 2011 at 2:28pm
Temporary signage is just that - an understanding of what temporary means should be made and saying that it is not guaranteed for more than 1 year should drinve the point home. The darker the color the more the fade will show.
I do spray banners when being used outside for more than a month and going through a summer sun. Last year's sun was brutal on decals in NYC at least mine.

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