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If you want to stay current with all of the most recent developments in the industry-leading banner bracket hardware available from BannerFlex, you've come to the right place. With information about our products, usage suggestions and more, you're sure to learn something useful with every visit, so be sure to check in frequently for all of the latest updates from BannerFlex!

How to Determine the Innovator's Brackets from the Imitator's Brackets

Banner Bracket Hardware
4/6/2017

Consort Display Group was the first banner company to design light pole brackets specifically with performance in mind. Prior to this, brackets consisted of steel pipe arms, welded to steel collars, that were then bolted to light poles. The steel would bend in the wind, collars were rarely tight enough on the varying-sized poles, and banding would often loosen during wind storms. As the BannerFlex D3 brackets became more and more popular, and the industry standard, manufacturers began to imitate the product. How can you tell the difference between the innovators and the imitators?

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How BannerFlex Shaped the Banner Bracket Industry

Banner Bracket Hardware
2/15/2017

We're very proud to be the first company to use fiberglass arms for light pole banner mounting. Not only were we the first, we changed the industry as a whole. If you're walking down the street and look up at a vertical street banner, check out the hardware that is holding the banner on the pole, chances are it will be a white or off-white pultruded fiberglass rod. This technology, that we developed over 30 years ago, is used by almost every bracket manufacturers.

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Three of Our Most Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Banner Bracket Hardware
12/21/2016

We are known for our outstanding customer service, and a big part of that is being able to answer our customer and potential customer’s questions. We have implemented a Guided Purchasing program, a Hardware Banding Guidelines Chart, as well as a live chat feature on our website in order to better serve our customers. In this post, we will go over three questions we are most frequently asked. 

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Proper Mounting is Critical for Wall-Mounting Exterior Vertical Banners

Banner Bracket Hardware
11/7/2016

There are many things to consider when deciding on proper wall mounting techniques for exterior vertical banners. You must take into account the dimensions of the banners, how high up the mounting will be, what material the wall surface is made of, and what surrounding environmental conditions could play a role in the wind load on the banner.

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See Your BannerFlex Light Pole Banners in Action Before You Buy

Light Pole Banner
10/13/2016

If you’re considering buying BannerFlex light pole banners for your next promotion or project, you have probably wished there were a way to see just what they will look like once they’re printed and installed. To better serve our customers, the BannerFlex art department will digitally edit a photo of the area where you wish to put up your light pole banners. If you didn’t know that it was an edited photo, you would think your banners were already in place! 

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Screen Printed and Digitally Printed Banners… What Works Best?

Banner Bracket Hardware
9/19/2016

Our site's visitors often ask us, "What is the best option for me, screen-printed or digitally-printed banners?" While it's a great question, there is – unfortunately – no easy answer. Personally, we prefer screen-printed banners, as they offer more vibrant inks and can be applied to durable, marine acrylic fabrics. It's possible that we're biased, though, since screen-printed banners were our very first product line back in 1983 and, over the years, we've become really good at it!

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BannerFlex Uses Full-Size Wind Tunnel to Test Banners and Hardware

Banner Bracket Hardware
6/20/2016

In 1984, BannerFlex contracted with the GM Aeronautical Laboratory in Detroit to collect data and ensure that our banner bracket hardware and street pole banners were adequate in their ruggedness and strength. Since that first test in the early 80s, we have performed three more wind tunnel tests. Data from these tests, along with data from strength testing done at our manufacturing facility, and computer modeling, has allowed us to create our one-of-a-kind Wind Force Calculator Program available on our website.

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Introducing the New BannerFlex Banner Hardware Guidebook

Banner Bracket Hardware
5/5/2016

Our new guidebook is full of useful and up-to-date information and is designed to be a narrative for customers, engineers, utility companies, and public works officials. The content was compiled especially for people who are considering the specification of brackets for use with vertical street banners and street flags. The guide, full of important information, is a result of our strenuous testing and knowledge of our products and what they can withstand. The information we have made available is highly recommended for anyone who is considering the purchase of competing products.

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Considering a BannerFlex Light Pole Banner? Now You Can Look Before You Buy!

BannerFlex Light Pole Banner
4/11/2016

Are you thinking about utilizing light pole banners for an upcoming project or promotion? If so, you've undoubtedly asked yourself, "What will they look like?" Well, to help you answer that question, the art staff at BannerFlex can now show you exactly how your banners will impact viewers! Recently, we've helped cities make their decisions by providing "before and after" photographs of what their areas would look like after banners are installed.

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High Quality Doesn’t Always Mean High Cost When You Shop with BannerFlex

Banner Bracket Hardware
2/26/2016

If you're visiting our website, you already know that BannerFlex's Banner Brackets are the absolute highest quality products in the street light banner bracket business. As a result of our reputation for quality, a lot of people assume that we're also the most expensive brackets in the business. To them, we can confidently say...

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The BannerFlex Guide

The BannerFlex Guidebook was created for anyone looking to use banner brackets to hang vertical street banners. Filled with the information that you need to make an informed decision, the book aims to educate readers about the benefits of the BannerFlex system. From the use of fiberglass arms and stainless steel bands to the use of "canted" banner arms, BannerFlex is engineered to maintain a taut, visually appealing installation that mounts to every light pole's exact cross section. To learn more about the best possible choice for exterior light pole banner hardware, download the BannerFlex Guidebook.

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