How to Hem Banners with Banner Hem Tape
Banner Ups TigerTape is a family of super aggressive adhesive banner hem tapes. Creating a banner hem along the edges of your banner is a great way to add reinforcement. Here are some tips and tricks on how to easily make a perfect hem every time when finishing a banner with hem tape.
It can be a real challenge to get the hem straight and to avoid kinks, especially on long banners. Here’s how you can do it perfectly every time with TigerTape or any quality banner hem tape.
1. Apply TigerTape
Apply TigerTape to the edge of your banner. For now, just remove one side of the liner.
2. Pre-crease your edge.
To help ensure a straight sharp edge every time we recommend that you pre-crease your edge before removing the tape liner.
3. Remove liner and press hem
Remove a short section of the liner and press down the first few inches then continue to pull the liner out in sections pressing as you go.
4. Press Hem Fold
Use a roller or squeegee to press the folded hem to ensure a tight bond.
Repeat these same steps on all four sides of your banner. Once the banner is hemmed apply grommets as you normally would. To add tremendous additional strength we recommend using Banner Ups BravoTabs to reinforce your banner grommets. BravoTabs are dramatically stronger than just grommets alone.