You will use gripper rods to slide through the billboard pocket. Your ratchet will hook onto the gripper rod through the pockets. Many clients think there is a grommet that the ratchet hooks through but all installers slice a small hole through the vinyl. This will allow your ratchet to hook the gripper rod and tighten the vinyl.
Red indicates your extra wrap and pocket
Ratchet Straps will be needed for installation
Pipe that goes through pockets
Billboards come Folded in Box
Billboard installation for full wrap / 6in bleed with 3in pocket
You can cut your pockets to install rods. Do not cut long ways across the pocket. Cut vertically on top and bottom and horizontally on left and right. Do not cut into the wrap or across the heat weld.
Billboard Installation Method when face is flush against poles
It will be necessary to cut your pipe to fit in between the poles and pull the vinyl up behind the face. Cut the pocket vertically and tuck unused portion behind the face. Do not cut into the live area of your ad. We recommend a full bleed of artwork on your wrap for installations like this.
They use screws and fender washers and directly screw it into the board. This is typical with wooden structures. We typically do not advise this method as the it is hard to get a tight install and there could be wrinkles after install. Especially due to weather changes in temperature. If you are unsure then send a picture of the front and back of structure so we can advise them best.
Large Fender washers hold down the hem better
Type of structure for this type of installation
6” of wrap with hem and grommets:
We do not prefer this because there is so much tension on the grommets that they could rip out. Screws and fender washers would be best if they choose this alternative method of install.
Example of Screw and washer on banner with grommet.
Grommets tend to rip out if you do not have webbing in the hem. Too much pull can pop the grommet right out.
Alternative Billboard Installation Methods: