HP HDPE Reinforced Banner
PVC banner material has been the go-to substrate for outdoor banners for many print service providers. However, any benefits it might provide are sharply offset by the environmental downsides of the material, including the fact that it can last over 20 years in a landfill.
HP HDPE (high-density polyethylene) Reinforced Banner material is a tough, lightweight alternative designed to stay vibrant and intact under the harshest outdoor conditions—with a carbon footprint 66% smaller than PVC scrim. HDPE can also be recycled for free through the HP Large-format Media take-back program. Plus, the material is lighter than PVC scrim and can cut transportation costs in about half.
Compared with PVC scrim, HDPE banner material uses fewer raw materials, has reduced associated greenhouse gas emissions during the production process, and is easier to recycle after use, giving print providers a greener alternative with no trade-off in performance.