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Different Types of Vinyl Banner Materials

With so many different types of vinyl banner materials on the market these days, picking the right one for you can be challenging, and perusing the web can only add to your confusion about which type of vinyl banner materials to choose.

Allow us to assist in educating you about different vinyl banner materials. This blog will teach you about the various varieties of vinyl banner materials, as well as their purposes and benefits.

Vinyl Banner Materials

13 oz. Matte Vinyl

This is a general-purpose banner material that may be used for practically any event. It’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor occasions. 13 oz. Matte Vinyl is popular because it is a low-cost, long-lasting substance that looks fantastic when printed. Because it is a stronger but still lightweight material, it is best suited for outdoor application. Choose 13 oz. Matte Vinyl if you want a wonderful everyday banner material that will work for any event banner with high-quality designs and sharp color.

15 oz. Super Smooth Vinyl

When compared to other materials like 13 oz. Matte and 20 oz. Block-out, 15 oz. Super Smooth Vinyl is a significantly smoother material. For tradeshows and high-quality indoor printing, we recommend 15 oz. Super Smooth material. Photographer backgrounds and indoor convention wall banners, for example, look fantastic on Super Smooth. When comparing 13 oz. and 20 oz. vinyl patterns, a quick look at the material close-up reveals that the vinyl pattern in the material is ultra-fine. 15 oz. Super Smooth is also a light-blocking cloth, so it’s ideal for filtering out the afternoon sun and indoor background lights or glare.

20 oz. Block-Out Vinyl

The heaviest banner material we have in stock is 20 oz. block-out vinyl. This is a heavy-duty block-out material, as the name implies, so no light will pass through. This material is most commonly used for outdoor banners, but it can also be used indoors. When compared to the 15 oz. Super Smooth material, the 20 oz. block-out vinyl has a smooth touch and feel and is more rigid (also a block-out material). The 20 oz. block-out vinyl, like the 13 oz. matte vinyl, has a little design woven into it. Close inspection reveals a pattern that can only be described as waffle-cone-like.

Mesh Extreme

Because of its light weight and ability to allow wind and air to pass through, Mesh Extreme is a popular outdoor banner material. Because of the way mesh looks, some people use it for trade fair booth wraps, but most people use it for outdoor applications like street banners, pole banners, and fence wrapping. The mesh material, as the name implies, has a bunch of tiny holes in it, and the graphics aren’t nearly as clear as non-mesh vinyl. However, for specific banner projects, the extra benefits of decreased weight, no need for wind slits, and a semi-transparent look are attractive qualities that many people appreciate.


Banners are useful for ad placements since they are very visible, but you can’t just pick up a banner material to print on without first determining which material is ideal for the occasion. However, now that you’ve read the preceding explanation, you’re fully aware of the various forms of vinyl banner materials and their applications.