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Mesh Banner Fencing: Ordering the Right Size

December 06, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

One of the most common queries we receive at Mesh Direct is about the sizing of mesh banner fencing. When it comes to your construction site, there are so many elements to consider, and so it’s understandable that not everyone can be an expert on temporary fencing and signage. Which is why we’ve put together this quick and easy guide for you.

We want to demystify everything about mesh banner fencing and how to choose the right size, so let’s dive in…

People often make the assumption that because the standard temporary fence is 1.8 metres high, that their mesh banner should be the same size. They believe that the more mesh, the better the coverage.

However, this isn’t actually correct.

With the extra material, the mesh appears too baggy which will compromise the look of your branding, which contradicts the purpose of the banner mesh in the first place. It also means that your mesh banner fencing is at greater risk of tearing. You want your business and brand to be represented well. So it’s important that your mesh banner fencing looks its absolute best.

For mesh banner fencing, we always recommend a height of 1.6 metres, which allows the installer greater space to pull the mesh tight and taut, which showcases your artwork and branding far more effectively.

It’s crucial that you order the right sizing for your mesh, the extra coverage will not do you any favours.

Ordering the right size for your mesh fence banner is just one factor of many when it comes to making the most of branded signage. To make sure you make the right choices for your business and goal, be sure to talk to one of our signage experts first.

Give us a call on 1300 368 978 to discuss your next projects and your mesh banner fencing needs.

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Shade Cloth Printing: Top 3 Uses

November 08, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

As grand format printing specialists, shade cloth printing is one of the formats we specialise in here at Mesh Direct. Shade cloth (also known in the industry as ‘scrim’) is an affordable fence signage and coverage option for those in the construction and development industries. Because of its practical, durable nature, it has a variety of uses across a range of different industries.

Created from a permeable substrate, shade cloth is perfect for the harsh (and often windy) Aussie climate. The perforated design allows wind loads to pass through the material, ensuring light and low risk loads on the attached structure.

Shade cloth also comes in full printed shade cloth, half printed and plain shade cloth options, so you can make it work for whatever your purpose is.

Speaking of purposes, let’s get to the top 3 uses for shade cloth printing…

1. Temporary fence signage & branding

By far the most common usage of shade cloth printing is for temporary fence signage and branding. Developers and event coordinators alike often make the most of the under-utilised advertising space shade cloth provides.

This is a fantastic way to create brand recognition for your company, and to advertise any upcoming developments or events.

2. Block out view from street

Another common use for shade cloth printing, is for use as a device to block out the view of construction sites from the street. There’s nothing more unsightly than an untidy development site. Often the site is in disarray, with equipment strewn about the place as well as uncovered scaffolding as an eye sore.

Shade cloth, particularly printed shade cloth is a great option for containing the mess and disorganisation of a construction site, and ensuring that your development looks as professional as possible.

3. Contain dust

Finally, another of the top uses for shade cloth printing jobs is to contain dust, and for hygiene purposes. Often throughout the lifespan of a development, things like materials are cut and moved on site, and dust can accumulate. The best developers are concerned with the comfort and safety of the general public, and so often employ shade cloth to contain the dust from the site, and for other hygiene purposes.

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Shade cloth has numerous other benefits as well. It’s cheap and accessible, making it perfect for one off projects. Practically anyone can use and install it, which means it’s great from just about everything from garden renovations to large scale developments.

For more information on shade cloth printing, click here, or give us a call on 1300 368 978.

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Fence Signage: 3 Affordable Options for your Business

October 25, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

If there’s one thing we’re incredibly passionate here at Mesh Direct, it’s making sure the fence signage suits our clients’ needs. We understand that running a business, whether you’re in construction or development, is a costly exercise, and that budgets are often at the forefront of business owners’ minds.

Mesh Direct have worked incredibly hard over the last ten years to source the best materials and inks for the most affordable price tags. We pride ourselves on the options we’re now able to offer our clients, ensuring that no man gets left behind when it comes to premium fence signage.

So what are the best materials and substrates for fence signage? What are the best value-for-money choices on offer for those looking to wrap their construction and development site in high quality fencing?

Let’s take a look in more detail…

1. Printed shade cloth fence signage

One of our most affordable options for mesh fence signage is our printed shade cloth. Printed shade cloth (also commonly referred to as ‘scrim’) is a great practical, budget-friendly alternative to more expensive options.

Created from a permeable substrate, shade cloth is a fantastic advertising tool for your temporary fences in the harsh Australian conditions. Its perforated design allows large wind loads to pass through the material with ease, ensuring that light and low risk loads on the structure it is attached to.

The printing options allow for your business logo, various colour schemes and fonts to enhance visibility and attractiveness, while not breaking the bank.

2. Standard banner mesh

Another affordable fence signage option that might work for you and your business is standard banner mesh. Standard banner mesh has an outstanding print reproduction, higher quality than that of shade cloth as the material isn’t as perforated.

This however does mean that it’s not as suited to high wind areas. Standard banner mesh option still provide excellent structure and print quality. The standard mesh product is available in various lengths and measures at 1.6 metres high, similar to our premium mesh option it is easily malleable and can be cut to size on your site.

3. Corflute signage

So far we’ve covered mesh fence signage, but we haven’t addressed the other types of signage you may need for your fences on your construction or development site.

You may find you’ll need safety signage and/or directional signage, and the best option for this is our corflute signage (also known as corriboard in the industry).

Corflute is both budget-friendly and practical solution to your signage needs. Durability isn’t an issue as corflute signs can be reused time and time again. Often seen in the outside environment being nailed to electricity poles the corriboard signage option is one that is built to withstand the elements.

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And there you have it! Our top three most affordable fence signage options for your perusal. If you have any questions, or want to know more about any of these budget-friendly signage options, get in touch with us here.

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How Branded Banners Can Help Your Business

October 04, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

If there’s one thing we’re incredibly passionate about here at Mesh Direct, it’s branded banners and helping clients build their construction business. Using branded banners is a fantastic way of cementing your business’s reputation in high regard, as well as increasing your brand awareness with potential new clients.

People often underestimate the versatility and benefits of branded banner, but here’s how you can optimise your company’s reach using these simple and affordable products.

1. Use professional artwork

No matter what type of branded banner material you choose (premium banner mesh, standard banner mesh, wind mesh or shade cloth, to name a few), it’s vital that your artwork looks professional.

For those of you who have an in-house designer, be sure that your logo and company colours are high resolution and crisp, and that the dimensions of the artwork are to the material’s specifications.

If artwork is not your strong suit, we highly suggest you take advantage of our in-house design services, so you can be sure that your branded banner mesh does your construction business justice. There’s no point in using branded banner mesh if you don’t represent your brand well through the artwork the banner features.

2. Utilise high traffic areas

If you’ve got a development or construction site that features temporary fencing along a heavily trafficked road, this is a great place to feature your branded banner.

These areas are great for exposing your brand and message to a new audience, as well as creating some familiarity with your brand among the general public.

Statistics show that it takes numerous encounters with a brand’s message for the average consumer to start trusting the business. Branded banners are a great way of getting eyes on your company and the incredible work you do.

3. Include your details

One common mistake we see made time and time again when it comes to banner mesh designs is the lack of company details included in the artwork. At the very least, you need to include your company website, so that any interested parties who have seen your signage know how to get in touch.

All too often the benefits of using branded banners are lost due to silly mistakes like missing details. Where possible, be sure to include a website and phone number at the very least, in addition to your company logo and colour scheme.

For more information branded banners, be sure to check out our product range here, or give our experts a call on 1300 368 978.

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Printed Signage: Event Advertising On A Budget

September 27, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

In the midst of the digital age, an advertising medium that’s often overlooked and under-utilised is signage. Printed signage is a fantastic way to create brand recognition and awareness, particularly when it comes to events. Don’t underestimate the advantage of using big, bold and bright artwork on signage to expose foot and car traffic to your festival, event and/or message.

Mesh Direct have supplied numerous event advertising to some of Australia’s biggest festivals and organisations, and are considered experts in the field. We understand that often, events are run on strict budgets and organisers can find it difficult to give the event the marketing attention it deserves. Here at Mesh Direct, we have plenty of budget-friendly solutions when it comes to advertising through printed signage. Here are some of our most popular options…

1. Utilise crowd control barriers

At events and festivals, crowd control barriers are already a must-have. They’re a necessity when it comes to organisation, safety and creating an orderly system for queuing, so why not utilise these existing canvases to showcase your event branding and advertising?

We use dye sublimation printing to actually dye the design into the mesh of the barriers which results in fantastic colour representation and crystal clear prints. We’re passionate about representing you, your brand and your event well, so we use only the best in printing technology.

One of the great things about crowd control barriers is how affordable they are. Give our team a call to learn what options suit your needs best (1300 368 978).

2. Use banners and signs

Another budget-friendly solution is printed banner mesh. This can be attached to temporary fencing and promote your event while your construction/event site is still in progress. We have a range of affordable options here including premium banner mesh, standard banner mesh, shade cloth and wind mesh.

Our printed shade cloth is an ideal branding and advertising solution for festival organisers, and it one of our most popular products. It’s commonly used on barrier fencing, particularly on long runs where a high resolution result is not necessary. Shade cloth is our entry level branded fencing and is sold in rolls of 50m. Also referred to as scrim, fence fabric, scaffold mesh or fence mesh it is a durable material which can be reused, making it perfect for regular/seasonal festivals.

3. Corflute signage

Corflute is one of the most common forms of signage you’ll see around festivals events. It’s also referred to as corrugated plastic signage or corriboard and is a rigid, flat substrate which is highly versatile, can be applied virtually anywhere and is easy to install on any structure including walls, fences and hoarding.

You’ll likely see it in the form of security signs, safety signs, menus, prices, and dress code signs among other things. The corflute sign option provides a magnificent reproduction of your artwork for a budget price, rather than using vinyl lettering we print directly on the corflute signage substrate to achieve this magnificent result.

It can also be seen in real estate signage, the building industry and for major use in election campaigns. Durability isn’t an issue as corflute signs can be reused time and time again, making it ideal for seasonal events and festivals. Often seen in the outside environment being nailed to electricity poles, the corriboard signage option is one that is built to withstand the elements.

At Mesh Direct we are very flexible and are more than willing to customise your corflute signs according to all your needs. Our corflute signage is fully UV stabilised and with the proper care can be used for years. We use the highest quality inks available and our corflute signage is printed directly onto substrate on 3mm or 5mm thick bases.

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Each of these printed signage forms are a great way to advertise your event or festival at an affordable price. If you’re interested to find out more about advertising through printed signage, give us a call on 1300 368 978.

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The Search for Your Signage Solution: Where to Begin

August 14, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

As experts in grand format printing, we’re well aware that the search for your signage solution can be a daunting one. There are always numerous factors to consider in terms of your construction or development site alone. As a developer you need to consider environmental factors as well as the safety of your workers.

If you’re looking for branded signage, the chances are that you also have an addition goal in mind for your mesh banners and temporary fencing, and so this goal needs considering. Finally, you’ll also need to have a solid grasp on the budget that’s available to you, and what the best options are for the amount you’ve designated.

So with these details in mind, let’s delve a little deeper into each of them, and see how you can use the knowledge to find the perfect signage solution for you and your business.

1. Assess your construction site

Before you decide on any specific signage options you first need to assess your construction or development site. One of the first things we ask our potential clients is about the predicted wind load of the site.

The wind factor is a crucial aspect of the site to consider when searching for mesh banners and signage options. If your site is located in a high wind area, you’ll need to opt for wind mesh, which is especially created to withstand large wind loads. Other signage options don’t hold up as well in windy conditions as they don’t have the correct perforation.

There are plenty of other factors to consider, such as is your site outdoors or indoors? How large is your site? For example, if it’s a large-scale development, you may need something like a building wrap rather than simple temp fencing. You also need to be asking yourself about safety hazards and whether or not you’re required to have safety signage posted throughout your site for your workers. Perhaps you’ll need directional signage as well.

Sit down with your project manager and list down these aspects of your site.

2. Determine the goal of your signage

In order to get impressive results for your company, you’ll need to be specific when determining the goals you’re aiming for. Do you want your business to gain more exposure, are you aiming for a certain number of new leads? Do you want to advertise a particular event or business?

These are all questions you will need to answer in order for us to help you select the right signage option. For the best print resolution, we’d recommend opting for our premium banner mesh, however if you’re looking for more basic temporary fencing where the print quality isn’t paramount, printed shade cloth or “scrim” is another option.

Knowing the purpose and goal of your signage will make the search for the perfect solution all the more simple.

3. Know your budget

The final factor to consider before delving into the various signage products available is your budget. Grand format printing doesn’t have to be a bank-breaking exercise, particularly if you know your budget from the get-go.

There are numerous options here at Mesh Direct that are great for businesses who need to be on the conservative side of pricing. We’d never compromise on quality, so you can rest assured that our budget-friendly products such as standard banner mesh and partial printed shade cloth are still held to the highest standard.

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Once you’ve considered these factors, let’s talk mesh! Get in touch via our contact form or give us a call on 1300 368 978, and we’ll talk you through our numerous signage solution options.

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Printed Shade Cloth: Your Budget Friendly Solution

July 17, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

This post delves into the affordable and practical nature of Printed Shade Cloth at Mesh Direct.

When it comes to creating effective printed signage, most businesses have one thing in common: budgets. Unfortunately, budgets rule the majority of our business decisions, including what we’re able to print!

Luckily, Mesh Direct offers plenty of options for printed shade cloth and printed signage for those who need to be a little conservative with their purse strings. Printed shade cloth, otherwise known as ‘scrim’ is an affordable and useful option for small and large businesses alike.

Most commonly used in the construction industry to cover temporary fencing around unsightly development sites, printed shade cloth has a number of benefits for just a fraction of the price of its more premium counterparts.

Our printed shade cloth is crafted from a permeable substrate, making it the ideal solution for your advertising and branding needs while on a budget. It’s built to withstand the harsh Australian weather as well, and allows large wind loads to flow through with ease.

We always we recommend that our clients make the most of the advertising opportunity that comes with any temporary fence covering by printing their business logo or details onto the printed shade cloth. The print reproduction is good quality, and makes for a welcome distraction and an impressive branding option when it comes to revamping your temporary or permanent fencing around a site.

As we’re all about budgets meeting practicality, and ensuring that our customers are always 100% satisfied, we offer numerous shade cloth options: unprinted, partially printed or fully printed shade cloth in lengths of 50 metre rolls.

Mesh Direct’s printed shade cloth is crafted from knitted monofilament polythene, making it durable and only has a stretch factor of around 2-3%. This ensures that your sign won’t droop over time after your installation. With a density of 70%, our shade cloth boasts a great print quality, that doesn’t lose the benefits of its substrate permeability and its wind load versatility.

This type of material is generally used in longer runs where there isn’t much room for wind forces to escape.

to handle wind. Shade cloth is most commonly used in longer runs where there is not much room for wind forces to escape. This isn’t a problem as our printed shade cloth is well suited to windy areas.

Mesh Direct has a great logistics network and therefore can produce large orders of shade cloth and can usually guarantee the delivery of your banners within 10 days from the date of payment confirmation and/or artwork approval. All of our shade cloth banners, both printed and unprinted are only available in 50 metre rolls with a minimum order of 2 rolls.

 

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What Is Full Print and Partial Printed Shade Cloth?

June 05, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

Here at Mesh Direct, we understand that the terminology associated with grand format printing can get confusing. With such a vast range of printed banners and signage solutions available, it’s no wonder the options seem overwhelming at times. One of the questions we receive most often from our clients is “what is full print and partial printed shade cloth?”.

With over ten years experience in the print and construction industries, we’ve developed printing options for all types of businesses and their needs, which is where the full print and partial printed shade cloth varieties come in. So let’s explore what these options entail…

Shade cloth

Both partial printed shade cloth and full print shade cloth are created from the same durable, premium quality materials. Our shade cloth meets all necessary building standards and uses fully UV stabilised inks for non-fade printing, no matter what type of shade cloth you opt for.

Our product has 70% light reductio as well as knotted monofilament, high-density polyethylene which provides strength and durability. Our shade cloth is crafted from 170 GSM for easy handling and uses reinforced knotted, ‘button-hole’ eyelets at both the top and bottom of the material for great stability.

But now let’s go into a bit more detail in terms of the differences between full print and partial printed shade cloth…

Partial printed shade cloth

Partial printed shade cloth is a great option for those who are looking to showcase their logo and business details in an understated way on their construction site.

When it come to partial printed shade cloth, the artwork is printed on a white background (no more than 50% of the shade cloth is printed on). This option is perfect for displaying a looped logo across a range of fences, or your business details like website and phone number.

Because it’s a smaller print job, the partial printed shade cloth is the more budget-friendly option for those who face financial constraints.

Full printed shade cloth

Full printed shade cloth is just what it sounds like – where the entirety of the shade cloth is printed on in full. This option is fantastic for making a high-impact impression on passersby, or to create an overall uniform aesthetic for events like festivals.

Naturally as this is a bigger print job, full printed shade cloth has a higher price point, however Mesh Direct ensures that all its prices are competitive and affordable for both large and small businesses alike.

Still making up your mind?

We’ve seen both options make valuable and high-converting contributions to many a job site, and whether you go full or partial printed shade cloth, the print resolution is always incredible.

Shade cloth is ideal for long run sites, and is always easily installed with cable ties.

Wanted to know more about how shade cloth can take your construction or development site to the next level? Be sure to contact us here, or give us a call on 1300 368 978.

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How Does Advertising With Printed Banners Get Results For Your Company?

May 22, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

Here at Mesh Direct we get a lot of questions about the benefits of advertising with printed banners and the potential results they can garner for various companies.

The fact of the matter is that using printed banners and a diverse range of signage solutions across your festival, event or construction site can have a fantastic result for your brand recognition and in turn, your sales and revenue.

So what exactly are these benefits?

1. Provides brand recognition

First and foremost, printed banners and signage solutions provide you and your business with brand recognition. This means that your clients and potential clients will be exposed to your logo, your brand aesthetic and will start to form a connection with your company. People will become more aware of what your company does, and who’s behind it.

Of course, in order to benefit from brand recognition, you must have recognisable, professional branding. We understand that not every business owner is a designer or art department, which is why we do our best to provide guidance and services to help your visual branding reach its potential.

With more brand recognition comes more trust in your business, and therefore – more sales.

2. Can advertise a specific product

Printed banners do more than create great brand recognition, they also provide the opportunity to advertise specific products. Printed banners, particularly our own premium and standard banner mesh have fantastic print quality and resolution, which makes them ideal for advertising your products on.

A great example of this is the iconic ice-cream brand Ben & Jerry’s. This company used banner mesh around the popular Open Air Cinema in Bondi to advertise their brand and their new product range.

Creating awareness for a new product, or a classic favourite puts the product in the forefront of consumers’ minds and therefore increases the likelihood that they’ll purchase it – driving your sales upwards.

3. Hides unsightly construction sites

The nature of the construction business means that building sites are often a bit of an eyesore. Scaffolding, equipment and general untidiness often come as part of the deal, and they can detract from their surroundings. However, if you use printed banners around your perimeter fencing and scaffolding, you can breathe new life into these tired construction sites.

Enjoy the benefit of making your brand and your building site look good, while simultaneously advertising your products and/or services.

Want to know more about how advertising with printed banners works to your business’ advantage? Click here to get in touch.

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