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Specialist Backlight Banner Printers

Backlit Banner requires a special printer and print setting to achieve the best possible results from your design. A higher density of ink is required than for normal frontlit banner.

Professional Specification Finishing

Different types of backlit frame will require different finishing specifications for your Backlit Banner. We have included the most common specifications in the ordering options, but please advise if yours differ.

Most frame systems simply require an excess of material all round. Some, however, require eyelets, sleeve pockets or keder strip. Please check the finishing specifications for your backlit frame. Check our Guide to Pole Pockets on Banners.

Technical Specifications »

There are no technical specifications for this item.

Backlight Artwork Guidelines »

Accepted File Formats

We only accept files in PDF, AI, EPS, JPEG, PSD or TIF Formats

Bleed & Safe Area

No bleed
Hem and Eyelets - 50mm safe area
Pole pockets - Pocket size + 40mm

Black Composition

C50 M50 Y50 K100

Artwork DPI

75-150dpi


Full artwork guidelines available here:

Artwork Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions »

Will you pre check my artwork?

As a safeguard we do check all files for size and print quality, but it is your responsibility to check that your files are correct before uploading.

Can you supply banners with Keder?

Yes. We can supply banners with Keder. As this is not our standard finishing you will need to email us for a quote.

Will you ship in plain wrap?

Certainly. You can be assured that no parcels from banner world will be branded. All items leave in plain packaging.

Will there be folds in my banner from transportation?

Banners under 2.5m will be sent on a roll so will have no creases. Banners that are larger than this will be folded. Please be aware that larger banners will have creases in the material which will fall out over time. If you require a larger banner which isn’t folded please contact us for a quotation as we can arrange a special shipping method at additional cost.

What type of eyelets do you use on your backlit banners?

We use nickel plated silver coloured eyelets with 12mm centre holes spaced evenly every 500mm approximately unless otherwise stated.

Is this banner material fire rated?

Yes this material is fire rated and complies with fire regulations. Click here to download the safety cert.

What is the maximum size you can do in one piece?

Our machines print on rolls up to 5 metres in width. Larger banners can be welded together in sections – so there is no limit. Huge banners in exposed locations though are better on our Mesh banner material.  i.e A banner at a size of 10m x 5m would be produced in one piece as the smallest dimension is 5m or less.  Where as a banner at 10m x 6m would have one welded join as the smallest dimension is larger than 5m.

Will welded joins be visible?

Due to the backlight illumination and the overlap of the welded joins they will be more visible than those joins on a non illuminated banner.

Will the colours appear washed out when illuminated

Due to the nature of backlight illumination the colours will appear stronger when its not illuminated. Therefore it is important when designing your banners to make your colours a bit stronger / darker on the artwork to compensate. To combat the issue of passing light through the banner we use latex printing technology on backlight banners to give as strong a colour depth as possible.

Fire Certificate Information »

This material type has been tested for flame retardancy to UK and EU regulation standards.

We are unable to produce individual test certificates for each bespoke item.

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Buying banners in confidence

You can buy from Banner World with confidence. Your job will go through several checks before manufacture. Firstly when your job comes in, we check all your uploaded files and cross-reference each file against your order. At this point, if we see that artwork is incorrect or if there is a file missing we will contact you to request new artwork. Most of our banners and fabrics are manufactured at our large print factory in Europe. Our standard turnaround on items is 5-6 working days for delivery. Even though most of our ordering system has been automated, we still carry out several manual checks before processing your order. If at any point we have a question or a problem with your order you will be contacted before manufacturing.

Our processes

Please read the information below on how your order is processed. Each order goes through several checks before printing. Our file checking service is standard procedure on all orders. Checking your files means that you can place your order in confidence, knowing that we will check to make sure your order and corresponding artwork match and are correct. Anything we are not sure that we will contact you before proceeding.

What is Our Initial checking service?

When you place an online order, we will cross-reference your artwork against your order. At this point, we will check that the artwork sizes and file type match the order. We will make sure we have the correct number of artwork files for the job. At this stage, if anything appears to be incorrect, we will place the order on hold and contact you immediately.

How do we process your order?

Once we are happy with your order, we will then process it. We collate all the information for each job, including finishing and material type. The job information is then sent with your artwork to the pre-press department. Pre-press is where we will create and prepare your job for printing.

Our Pre Press and second checking service.

Pre-press refers to the stage before printing. Here your artwork is converted into the correct format for our machines and finishing processes. At this point, if something is spotted which isn’t correct or if there is a problem we will again contact you.

How do we print and track your order through the factory?

Your job is now batched together with other items on the same material. Each item has assigned to it a unique code. The code is used to track the order through our factory. The information is used to check the material, quantity and finishing information on the item. The order then goes through our print presses.

How do we finish your printed items?

Every job we produce is different to the next, whether it be size, material, shape or finishing. Your printed items will be finished as requested on your order. We automate as much of the finishing as possible, cutting down on labour costs and passing on the savings to you. The Prepress data is inputted into parts of our finishing equipment. Your graphics are now finished to your custom requirements. Each printed product is set up differently for each type of finishing process. A banner that has hem and eyelets will be manufactured and produced in a different way to a flag with a pole pocket.

How are your items packed?

We have now manufactured your items. The finishing pieces now move onto the packing department. At the packing stage, we collate your order. Items get checked off against the order using the order code system. The printed goods get wrapped and packed, ready for despatch.

How do you ship my goods?

Now your item has been packed it is ready to be shipped. From placing your order, your goods have taken approx 24-48 hours to get to this stage. We have a logistics team which arrange the shipping through UPS. Our standard delivery (£15 or free over £250) will now take an additional three days to be delivered to an address on UK mainland and most of mainland Europe. Our standard shipping will travel via road and sea to reach the UK. We do offer a faster 1-day shipping method which is our 4-day turnaround service. The fast turnaround service is expensive on low-value bulky orders and is more cost-effective on higher volume jobs. Items to the US and other worldwide destinations will take longer to be delivered. For items going to Ireland, the Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Scottish highlands etc. please add an extra day onto delivery times