Blog posts of '2021' 'November'

Sunday, November 14, 2021
Today is America Recycles Day—6 Tips for Printing Green

Today is America Recycles Day, a day to promote recycling in the US! Share these green tips with your customers. PSPs can still profit while going green and impact the world by operating profitably and responsibly.

  1. Take Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day Pledge
  2. Recycle Large Format Media products
    HP Large Format Media has many recyclable printing solutions. Visit: HP Eco Solutions
  3. Choose responsible media
    Ensure your media and other printing materials come from environmentally assured sources. HP offers printing products that are recyclable and have multiple environmental certifications including FSC, CE, UL GREENGUARD, and REACH. 
  4. Partner with businesses recognized for their sustainable efforts
    Choose suppliers and vendors whose business philosophy and practices reflect a socially and environmentally committed approach. HP was ranked #1 Most Responsible Company in America for their environmental, social, and governance performance and has won multiple awards for sustainable excellence.
  5. Eliminate wasteful production practices
    Embrace technologies such as On-Demand Printing and Variable Data Printing to reduce wasteful overprinting—printing only what’s needed.
  6. Save energy
    Use the most energy-efficient machines and appliances throughout your shop. HP designs energy-efficient printers, including HP PageWide XL, the industry’s most efficient printer, using up to 84% less energy than laser printers.

Keep America Beautiful and offer your customers affordable HP Large Format Printing Materials designed with the environment in mind. Check out our Eco Solutions Page for more information on sustainable media.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Promotional banners are still one of the most cost-effective and versatile marketing solutions available. Economical, eye-catching, movable, durable, easy to install and change, vinyl banners are an advertising mainstay. But which material is right for your project?

Here's a quick 101 on four of our cost-busting banner materials for latex, solvent, and UV printers:

1. 13-oz Banner
13-ounce vinyl is a very affordable and popular banner material for everyday displays. This economically priced, lightweight material is strong enough for outdoor use and can be grommeted and hemmed. Offer it in both finishes:
HP 13-oz Prime Gloss and Matte Banner

2. 15-oz Banner
15-ounce vinyl is recommended for long-term outdoor use and is heavier and designed to stand up to windy or harsh conditions. Engineered for double-sided printing, it comes with a blockout layer that prevents light from passing through for applications requiring opacity.
HP 15-oz Prime Double-sided Blockout Banner

3. 18-oz Banner
18-ounce vinyl is the heaviest and most tear-resistant material designed to withstand extreme wear and tear in such environments as construction sites, sporting events, etc. Perfect for pole banners as this heavy material resists sagging and will withstand strong wind and rain. It also prints double-sided.
HP 18-oz Prime Double-sided Pole Banner

4. Fabric Banner
Fabric banner is made of lightweight polyester to resist creases and wrinkles. It is easy and economical to ship, store, and install. Fabric banner material is recyclable and provides a silky, more elegant look and feel. Perfect for soft signage and retail applications. It is not made to be weather-resistant.
HP Light Fabric

All HP Prime Banner products are REACH compliant, providing environmental reassurance.

Watch the video here.

If you have questions about which banner material would be best for a specific project and wide-format printer model, contact your HP Large Format Media Specialist at 888-893-4668,, or email