Banner Mesh: How to Avoid Pitfalls and Maximise Your Results

November 29, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

With over a decade’s experience in the grand format printing industry, we like to think we know a thing or two about banner mesh. In today’s blog post, we want to delve deep into how to avoid the common pitfalls and how to maximise your results when buying and installing our products.

We’ve talked to our banner mesh experts and best installers to bring you these common pitfalls and their solutions…

1. Choosing the wrong size

One of the most common issues that we see when people are ordering banner mesh is that they order the wrong size for their fence. Most people assume that because their temporary fencing is 1.8 metres high, that the size of the mesh should be the same.

This is incorrect. When people choose 1.8m height for their banner mesh, it means that the mesh can look too baggy. It can rip more easily and generally compromises the overall look of your artwork and fencing.

We recommend 1.6 metre banner mesh. This gives you the space to pull the mesh taut and tight, which shows off your artwork, and generally looks a lot cleaner and more professional.

2. Not using every eyelet

Another common pitfall we see is people choosing not to use every eyelet on their banner mesh. This is practically asking for a bad install or for a shorter mesh life span.

The eyelets are spaced every 500mm on the top, and every metre on the bottom, and guess what? There’s a reason for this. If these aren’t used as directed, your banner mesh can sag or look like it wasn’t installed properly.

To get the best possible results be sure to use a cable tie for every eyelet.

3. Not following expert advice

Finally, another pitfall that frequents the grand format print industry is clients not following the advice of experts. We’ve had years of experience in printing on a large scale, and so we know what works with artwork, installs and the benefits of each product.

For example, if you have a highly detailed artwork that showcases a new property, we’ll suggest going with premium banner mesh. If you’re on a budget or you only need mesh for a one-off project, we might suggest standard banner mesh or shadecloth.

These recommendations are for a reason, and they’re always with the best interests of your business at heart. We want you and your business to succeed, so we make recommendations customised to your business and your goals.

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Want more advice about on how to maximise your banner mesh results? Give us a call on 1300 368 978 to speak with one of our experts today.

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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 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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5 Tips to Ensure a Perfect Banner Installation on Temporary Fencing

5 Tips to Ensure a Perfect Banner Installation on Temporary Fencing

September 01, 2015 / in Blog / by Mesh Direct / No Comments

Your beautifully printed banner mesh has cost you a bit of money but is now all set to repay you in conveying your message –  you just need to install it. Installing banners on fencing is usually a fairly simple task if you know some basic tips and the cornerstone of those tips is tension. A banner that is crooked, sagging or flapping in the breeze can be more damaging than helpful, displaying a lack of care and sloppiness.

Here are some simple tips to ensure you get the best visual result from your next installation:

  1. Purchase the correct substrate and size for your project.  We recommend you always leave some space between the height of the fence and the vertical banner dimension. Our knowledgeable sales consultants will guide you to pick an ideal size and substrate depending on various factors such as wind load, size of fencing, how long you would like to use the banner for etc.
  2. Plan the installation when you can have someone else to help you and weather conditions are favourable.
  3. Use the correct installation method. Cable ties should be interlaced through the grommets and fencing.
  4. The banner should be tightened to the perfect tension ensuring your message displays on a flat canvas
  5. Maintain your banner by regularly checking the tension and making any adjustments as necessary.


This is a great time-lapse video showcasing the installation of a mesh banner at Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre in Sydney’s Inner West.

At Mesh Direct, we can provide a professional installer to do the job for you if you prefer. Please see our installation service page for more details or contact us on 1300 368 978 or visit www.meshdirect.com.au/get-a-quote/.


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[Latest Work] Eight Development Project

August 01, 2015 / in Blog / by Mesh Direct / No Comments

Here is a sneak peak at one of our latest projects for a development project.

Mesh Direct worked alongside the construction design agency, Grenade, to provide a brand solution for the Eight development in Maribyrnong, Victoria.

The project brief included the skinning of a double stack container with vinyl banners, mesh banners for temporary fencing and vinyl banners on sail track.

Thank you to Magnify Installations in Melbourne for a fantastic installation.

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Facts you need to know when choosing the ideal temporary fencing cover

July 01, 2015 / in Blog / by Mesh Direct / No Comments

Temporary fencing provides the ideal blank canvas to promote your business with the use of a printed banner. However, choosing a printed banner material can be baffling for some. Subtle differences between individual banner materials give a measurable variance to the finished printed product, impacting aesthetic appearance and durability.

So, which temporary fencing cover is ideal for your next project?
Here are some quick facts to get you on the right track when choosing a temporary fence fabric.


Shade Cloth

  • Only available in 50m rolls 1.8m high
  • Perfect for tight budgets
  • Used widely for events
  • Excellent for long runs
  • Very porous, so good for wind-flow but not great for image reproduction
  • Comes with inbuilt button eyelets, ensuring an easy install
  • Available in partial print (white background) making it cheaper
  • Recommended for logos and minimal text

Positives: Low price and lightweight.

Negatives: Single use, needs care to maintain good presentation, can look sloppy if not installed properly, can’t be well tensioned, only available in 50m rolls.

View our 2 minute video blog here about shade cloth.

Standard Banner Mesh

  • Only available in 50m rolls 1.6m high
  • Very good image reproduction
  • 9 threads per inch – ideal for windy areas
  • 1.6m height allows for tensioning on temporary fences
  • Stiffer structure means it always presents a flat canvas
  • Good for reuse and can be cut straight without fraying (unlike shade cloth)
  • Comes with supertuff reinforced webbing on edges
  • Rust resistant grommet eyelets
  • We recommend for upmarket logo display and images

Positives: Outstanding price to print quality ratio, structured product which can be tensioned and displays well, durable and reusable, good for windy areas.

Negatives: More expensive than shade cloth, image reproduction is not as good as premium mesh, only available in 50m rolls.

View our 2 minute video blog here about standard banner mesh.

Premium Banner Mesh

  • Available in any size you desire – literally
  • In rolls it can be ordered in 50m by either 1.6m or 1.8m
  • 12 threads per inch – decent wind-flow but not recommended for extremely windy areas
  • Fantastic image reproduction
  • Good for reuse and can be cut straight without fraying (unlike shade cloth)
  • Comes with supertuff reinforced webbing on edges
  • Rust resistant grommet eyelets
  • 1.6 height allows for tensioning on temporary fencing
  • Stiffer structure means it always presents a flat canvas
  • We recommend for high visual impact and proximate traffic

Positives: Without a doubt, a premium product for brands that want to portray the highest quality. Fantastic photo quality reproduction that still allows wind-flow, reusable and durable, comes in any size from 0.5m to 30m.

Negatives: More expensive than other substrates, not as good for wind-flow so not recommended for extremely windy areas.

View our 2 minute video blog here about premium banner mesh.

If you would like to talk to one of our helpful team members about choosing your next temporary fencing cover, don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 368 978.

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