8 Outdoor Banner Ideas For An Impressive Display

8 Outdoor Banner Ideas For An Impressive Display

Outdoor banners and display stands are the backbones of advertising at sporting events and outdoor exhibitions. Compare them with other traditional advertising options and you will easily see why banner displays mean effective advertising at bargain prices.

If you make the right choice for outdoor banner displays, you will have an advertising tool that you can use for many years. Take a look at some of the critical aspects of outdoor displays.

The Essential Features Of Good Outdoor Display Hardware

Pop-Up Promo Shop

Outdoor displays should be:
i: Robust, stable and have the ability to withstand the elements without breaking, tearing or fading.
ii: Lightweight, portable and easy to assemble and dismantle.
iii: Attractive and visually appealing to grab attention even from long distances.

You can also do your bit towards saving the environment if you buy durable banners made from recyclable materials like polyester fabric instead of PVC banners.

Apart from being environment friendly, polyester fabric has many other advantages. Knitted or non-woven polyester fabrics are the best options. Knitted fabric is lightweight and can handle wind much better because it allows it to pass through. Non-woven polyester is tough and will be more durable. Fabric banners are much easier to handle, transport and install without damage when compared to PVC banners.

Once you have decided on the basics, you have a variety of options when it comes to outdoor displays. Here are some of the most popular outdoor display ideas:

1: A-Frame

An A-Frame is a collapsible display that holds two banners which are positioned like the letter ‘A’. They are available in many different sizes and styles. They are great options for directional displays, sporting events, trade shows and promotions. Their lightweight nature makes them very safe to use at the edge of sporting grounds. They will not get damaged or cause injuries if someone runs into them.

2: Flying Banners

Flying Banners

Flying banners are simple displays that use a banner mounted on a stem. They can be installed using stakes to soft ground, snow or grass. You can use them with a stand on hard flat surfaces. You can also opt for double-sided banners, which look the same from either side. The banners are replaceable and this allows you to use the same display hardware for many different events.

Their design allows them to stay steady and firm in wind and rain. They are great for outdoor branding during charity or sporting events.

3: Wing Banners

You can use the power of the wind to help you with your advertising with these innovative displays. They are similar to flying banners. The main difference is that they have a stand with a rotating mechanism that allows the display to change direction with the wind while still remaining taut.

4: Feather Banners

They are similar to wing banners, but come in a flag shape. They can be used either singly or in a group for outdoor marketing.

5: Circular Banner

Circular Banners

When you want to keep a sign on the street or in front of an outlet for a long period of time, then this banner could be an ideal choice. It is a banner mounted on a circular frame. This disc shaped display can then be fixed on a wall or to a pole using brackets. The entire disc rotates with the wind and attracts the attention of passers-by. The display can be single or double-sided. It can be mounted at a height to make it tamper-free and give good visibility from a distance.

6: Pop Up Promotional Shop

This is a folding tent that can be quickly installed. You will have an instant booth which can display your brand or message in four directions. The booth is excellent for selling or demonstrating small products and for distributing samples or leaflets.

7: Printed Beach Tent (Cabana)

If you need a large shelter during an outdoor event, then printed beach tents will do the job perfectly. The huge surface area of the dome can be used for advertising and the shelter will accommodate people, tables and equipment. They are also portable and lightweight. Here are some applications:

• Setting up a temporary shop or a registration desk.
• As shelters during sporting events where the players can rest.
• A place from which prizes can be distributed.

8: Fence Wraps

Fence Banner

Fence wraps are banners meant to be installed on fences and barriers. They will attract attention to an event from the street while providing a very large advertising space. Fence wraps are usually longer than other displays and should be made with good quality fabric.

Outdoor banners are durable, cheap and effective advertising tools. If you select good quality displays, you will get many years of trouble-free usage. In the long run, quality displays are cheaper even if you have to pay a little more initially.

Learn more about FLEX display outdoor banners and what we can offer your business or contact us via the form below now, we’re here to help.

Outdoor Fabric Banners

Unlike most outdoor banners available in the UK which are typically printed onto PVC, we offer outdoor banners printed onto fabric.

Fabric has a number of advantages over conventional outdoor PVC banners.

Key differences:

 Much lighter weight – PVC is typically around 500gsm
 Less environmental impact
 Easier to transport
 Easier to handle
 Easier to install without damage to the banner

There are 2 main types we can offer:

Using Knitted Polyester

We can use any weight of the knitted polyesters we have available. Commonly, we would use 115gsm knitted polyester as this has the most open knit structure and allows wind to pass through the banner reducing the wind load.

To make them strong, we apply reinforcing tape to the edges of the banners which is sewn in place and then eyelet through the reinforcing tape.

Using Non-Woven Polyester

As non-woven polyester is very tough, it is ideal for outdoor banner applications. It is much lighter weight than PVC and so long fence wraps are still pretty easy to transport and handle.

If we use our 150gsm non-woven material, we tend to reinforce the edges in the same way as with knitted polyesters – just to make sure the eyelets stay in place.

With the heavier 300gsm non-woven polyester, we can eyelet this directly without reinforcement as the material is very thick in comparison to all other fabric we offer.

150gsm Non-Woven Polyester Reinforced And Eyeleted

150gsm Non-Woven Polyester Reinforced And Eyeleted

300gsm Non-Woven Polyester Eyeleted Directly

300gsm Non-Woven Polyester Eyeleted Directly

115gsm Knitted Polyester Banners In Use

115gsm Knitted Polyester Banners In Use


As applications for this material are so many and varied, we quote this material on a job for job basis – please ask us for a quote if you have a requirement in mind

Featured Display Products


FLEX-display Overview

The FLEX-display system comprises a range of adaptable components in combination with digitally printed textiles. It may be used to create small and elegant display banner stands right through to giant portable backdrops with one-piece fabric poster graphics.

FLEX-display’s combination of lightweight portable aluminium hardware and fabric print together produce a striking display solution which is truly portable and very lightweight – starting at just 1.5kgs for a complete display banner stand!

In addition to the FLEX-display range, we also supply printed fabrics with a selection of finishing and hanging options and a complementary range of products from a select group of suppliers with something different to say.

Whether you need to outfit a single store or a whole chain, need a backdrop for your exhibition stand or trade show, need sturdy banners for your outdoor event, we can produce one off high quality single banners or hundreds depending on your needs.

The Exhibition and retail display markets are saturated with the same old, same old – roller banners and magnetic pop up displays. The world of fabrics offers many new display options.

Start exploring them now: –
Printed Fabric
Fabric Graphics
Printed Tablecloths
Slatwall Banners
Double Sided Fabric Print
Outdoor Banners
Printed Carpets & Mats
Banner Fabrics Available