Blockout Banners can be printed on both sides

18 oz Blockout Banner

Blockout banners are thicker than our popular 13 oz vinyl banners and are perfect for double sided banners so the other side doesn't show through. Read More

  • 18 oz
  • 3" Top and Bottom $1.09
  • Corners Only $0.00
  • Every 2 Feet $0.00
  • All Four Sides $0.00

The Perfect Choice for Double-Sided Displays: 18 Ounce Blockout Banners

When it comes to choosing banners for advertising, promotions, or events, the effectiveness of your message depends significantly on the visibility and durability of the material used. For those seeking an ideal solution for double-sided displays, 18 ounce blockout banners stand out as the superior choice. This blog post explores why these banners are perfect for your double-sided needs, detailing their construction, benefits, and various applications.

What Are 18 Ounce Blockout Banners?

18 ounce blockout banners are heavy-duty vinyl banners designed specifically for double-sided use. They are named 'blockout' due to a crucial layer of blockout material within the vinyl that prevents light from passing through. This ensures that the images or text on one side do not interfere with the other, maintaining clear and vibrant visibility from both directions.

Superior Material and Durability

The 18 ounce weight of the vinyl used in these banners makes them one of the heaviest and most durable options available in the market. The thickness and strength of the material provide several key benefits:

  • Weather Resistance: These banners can withstand various weather conditions, including rain, wind, and sun. The heavy-duty vinyl prevents tearing and damage, ensuring your banner remains intact and presentable in outdoor settings.
  • UV Protection: The vinyl is treated with UV-resistant chemicals that help protect the colors from fading due to exposure to sunlight. This prolongs the life of your banner and keeps it looking fresh and new.
  • Wear and Tear Resistance: The robust nature of 18 ounce vinyl makes it ideal for high-traffic areas and frequent use, making it a cost-effective option for long-term advertising or seasonal displays.

Ideal for Double-Sided Printing

The blockout layer within the 18 ounce banner is what sets it apart for double-sided use. Here’s how it benefits the user:

  • No Show-through: The opaque blockout layer ensures that there is no transparency between the two sides, preventing any show-through of graphics or text which could disrupt the banner’s readability and visual appeal.
  • Vivid Colors on Both Sides: This layer allows for high-quality printing on both sides of the banner, ensuring that colors remain vivid and the graphics sharp, thereby maximizing the impact of the displayed messages or images.
  • Versatility in Design: With the ability to print different designs on each side, these banners offer versatility that can be leveraged for varied marketing messages or visual aesthetics.

Applications of 18 Ounce Blockout Banners

Due to their durability and effectiveness in displaying dual messages, 18 ounce blockout banners are perfect for various applications:

  • Retail Environments: Storefronts, shopping malls, and outdoor retail promotions can benefit greatly from double-sided blockout banners that attract foot traffic from multiple directions.
  • Events and Conferences: They are ideal for use in events where visibility from all angles is necessary. They can be used to demarcate spaces, provide directional assistance, or promote event sponsors.
  • Street Banners and Light Pole Banners: Commonly used in city promotions or festive decorations, these banners need to be visible and readable from both sides when hung over streets or on light poles.
  • Trade Shows: Maximizing booth space and visibility in crowded trade show environments is essential; double-sided banners serve this purpose well, offering double the exposure.

Care and Maintenance

To ensure that your 18 ounce blockout banners last long and stay effective, following a few care and maintenance tips is crucial:

  • Regular Cleaning: Gently clean the surfaces with a soft, damp cloth to remove dust and dirt.
  • Proper Storage: When not in use, roll the banners with the graphics facing outward and store them in a cool, dry place to avoid any creases or damage.
  • Avoid Folding: Folding the banner can create permanent creases and might damage the blockout layer. Rolling is the recommended storage method.

18 ounce blockout banners are an excellent investment for anyone needing a durable, versatile, and effective double-sided display solution. Their robust construction paired with the high-quality blockout feature makes them a practical choice for both indoor and outdoor applications, ensuring that your message stands out, no matter the setting. Whether for advertising, information, or decoration, these banners offer a professional look and feel that can significantly enhance your promotional efforts.

Here are some frequently asked questions about 18 ounce blackout banners:

Q: What are 18 ounce blackout banners?
A: 18 ounce blackout banners are heavy-duty vinyl banners that are designed to block out all light from passing through them. They are typically used in situations where there is a need to create a completely dark space, such as in theaters, event spaces, or trade shows.

Q: What are the benefits of using 18 ounce blackout banners?
A: The main benefit of using 18 ounce blackout banners is that they completely block out light, creating a dark space. This can be useful for a variety of applications, such as creating a blackout room for photography or film shoots, or creating a dark space for a theatrical production or event.

Q: What are some common uses for 18 ounce blackout banners?
A: 18 ounce blackout banners are commonly used in theaters, event spaces, trade shows, and other situations where there is a need to create a completely dark space. They can also be used for photography and film shoots, or for creating a dark space for video production.

Q: How do you hang 18 ounce blackout banners?
A: 18 ounce blackout banners can be hung in a variety of ways, depending on the application. They can be hung using grommets, which are metal rings that are placed along the edge of the banner and used to attach it to a support structure. They can also be hung using Velcro or adhesive strips, which are attached to the back of the banner and used to attach it to a wall or other surface.

Q: What are the dimensions of 18 ounce blackout banners?
A: 18 ounce blackout banners are available in a variety of sizes, depending on the application. They can be custom made to fit specific dimensions or ordered in standard sizes.

Q: What is the lifespan of 18 ounce blackout banners?
A: The lifespan of 18 ounce blackout banners can vary depending on the conditions they are exposed to, but they are generally designed to be durable and long-lasting. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for several years.

Q: How do you clean 18 ounce blackout banners?
A: 18 ounce blackout banners can be cleaned using a mild detergent and water. They should be washed by hand or with a soft-bristled brush, and rinsed thoroughly to remove any soap residue. They should be allowed to air dry completely before being stored or re-hung.

Q: How do you store 18 ounce blackout banners? A: 18 ounce blackout banners should be stored in a dry, cool place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. They should be rolled up and stored vertically, rather than folded, to avoid creasing or damage to the banner.

What is a 'Blackout' banner?

A Blackout banner is thicker than your typical 13 ounce vinyl banner. Made of 18 ounce vinyl material, these durable, heavy duty banners are made to last.

What is a Blackout banner used for?

A blackout banner is ideal if you want to print on both sides of your banner and you don't want the printing on the other side to show through.

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What is your most popular product?

Aluminum Signs would be one of our most popular products we sell. Metal prints are becoming what canvas prints used to be in the home. People used to print all of their portraits on canvas and give as gifts. Today, more people are gravitating to the long lasting, edgy looking metal aluminum and dibond choices. We can print on these products in full vivid color. Not only can we print high resolution photographs, we can print original artwork as well. Aluminum signs are our most popular parking lot signs. No Parking, Restricted Parking Hours, Handicapped Parking Only signs are just a few of the many outdoor parking lot signs we print. 

Will my banner hold up in windy areas?

Vinyl Banners are great for everyday outside use with occasional windows but if your area has high winds or consistent winds, a mesh banner is the perfect banner for you! Mesh Banners are made of a durable mesh material that has holes that let the windy glide on through the banner. The holes are small enough that it doesn't detract from the full color vivid image, photo or message printed on your banner. On a vinyl banner the hems and grommets doing a pretty good job of reinforcing the banner on windy days. But with a mesh banner the mesh material takes away the constant strain high winds can put on any banner, allowing the banner to last much longer. Both banners can be used outdoors in almost any weather, but if you already know your area is subject to constant winds, choose our mesh banner!

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Real Estate signs are most often used outside in all weather conditions, so it's important to select a material that will last. Our Corrugated Plastic (Corplast) yard signs are a great choice for real estate signs! The Corplast signs come in three thickness choices: 4mil, 6mil (our most common) and a heavy duty 10mil. If you need a small real estate sign like a 8"x 10" or 12"x 12" to prop up in a window, the 4mil choice works well. If you are looking for an 18"x 24" to hang on a post or prop up with an H Frame stand, our 6mil is perfect for this! If you really want to make a statement and go big, you can showcase your 24"x 36" For Sale sign on our 10mil Corplast material. All signs are printed with UV coated inks in full vivid color and are meant to last!

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