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7 reviews for Band Banners and Backdrops

  1. Troubadour (verified owner)

    Awesome backdrop just arrived, blown away with the quality, many thanks!

  2. Abbalicious (verified owner)

    Our artwork was not too great but Banner World revamped it and made a brilliant stage backdrop for us. It’s easily the best backdrop on our circuit and we have had many jealous comments from other bands! Job done!

  3. DURAN (verified owner)

    Great Customer service, assisted us with the order process and banner delivered quickly, really happy with the quality of material, finishing and printing, will definitely use again.

  4. Lindsey Newman-Wood (verified owner)

    Ordered a banner for my son’s band. Great experience. John made us aware that our image was not good enough quality so we had a chance to re-do it. It was delivered today and the boys are made up! Great quality and image.

  5. Nancy Doll (verified owner)

    Thanks so much. An amazing backdrop at an unbelievable price! Really added to the atmosphere of our last gig.

  6. The Novatones (verified owner)

    The Novatones new stage backdrop is awesome, a brilliant job and the fans were all talking about it after our first gig with it at Talking Heads Southampton.

  7. CGain Marketing (verified owner)

    These are the best made and the best finished band banners available. Really professional looking.

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  • The banner we received was excellent! The guys at Banner World were very helpful when I was sorting the artwork out (and patient!) The banner is great quality and amazing... read more

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    Liz Lyall
    7/17/2018
  • After much researching, to find a decent banner for our band, we settled on Banner World. The site was easy to use and flawless, and the cost was very competitive.

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    Andy Monk
    5/25/2018
  • I ordered a 3 x 2 metre backdrop for our band.
    Super quick turnaround. Excellent quality full colour print. For £150 including delivery we couldn't be happier. Thank...
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    John Hanslip
    3/27/2018
  • My banners are absolutely perfect. Strong, high print quality, deep colors and impeccable finishes. Fantastic price too. Thank you very much. It's a pleasure work with your company.

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    Paulo Santos
    3/01/2018
  • Banner World are simply the best. Good Prices, fast delivery times and excellent quality. Nothing is too much trouble for John and his team. Order with confidence, you will not... read more

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    Chris Farnworth
    2/27/2018
  • Very pleased with polyester banners ordered on 2 occasions for video backdrops. High quality printing, well packaged, and arrived on time.

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    Andy Geldman
    2/22/2018
  • Brilliant quality and incredibly fast turnaround for the size of banner that I ordered. Customer Service was also very helpful when I called to check my delivery times. I was... read more

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    Jenna Gold
    1/29/2018
  • Absolutely delighted with the backdrop I ordered from Bannerworld! The fabric quality is outstanding. Far better than I could ever have hoped for. Print quality is equally superb, showing bright,... read more

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    Karen Smith
    1/28/2018
  • The team at Banner World were super helpful. Everything went very smoothly, our delivery arrived right on time, and it looks great. Definitely recommend!

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    Sarah Crawley
    1/24/2018
  • Ordered a banner for my son's band. Great experience. John made us aware that our image was not good enough quality so we had a chance to re-do it. It... read more

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    Lindsay Newman
    10/01/2017

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Our printed band banners, backdrop banners, stage scrims and stage backdrops are custom-made and printed to any size to suit your needs. Our printed backdrops give incredible colour reproduction under any lighting conditions. No matter the size of your band’s venues, if you are performing in a small pub or a big theatre, our custom backdrops for bands will do the job.
We know the live entertainment experience should be a memorable one. That’s why we specialise in creating high-impact festival-quality custom backdrops for bands that are built to last, no matter how lairy tour-life gets. Our premium fabric band banners come printed on a resilient tight-weave knit that’s completely flame retardant without sacrificing beauty.
Custom Backdrop printing.
We print your backdrop with the artwork you’ve uploaded. If its a black background you require, then please set your artwork with a black background.
Our premium banner printing for bands is Ideal to use on stage against a solid surface. Choose our

Blockout Band Backdrop if you need to block out all light from behind.

Premium Fabric Backdrops

We use a high quality 210gsm Polyester to produce our Premium Fabric Band Banners, Backdrop Banners, Stage Scrims, Custom Banners for Bands and Stage Backdrops. Our backdrops are printed using Dye Sublimation print technology.

The Dye Sublimation process means they won’t run or fade. To clean, you can wipe smaller areas with a damp cloth or machine wash when required at a low temperature. Roll or fold your backdrops between gigs to keep them in perfect condition.

We produce our backdrop banners and stage scrims using the latest printing technology. Once printed, our skilled finishing team take over, carefully adding seams, hems, eyelets and even pole pockets. Standard finishing includes hem and eyelets. We only use specialist quality plastic eyelets in our backdrops, which won’t rust and damage the printed backcloth.
Our maximum print width on premium fabrics is 3 metres. Backdrops larger than this in one dimension will have panels seamed together. We do have alternative materials with a width of up to 5 metres.

GUIDE TO BUYING BAND BANNERS

Fit For Purpose Band Backdrops

There’s nothing more important for emerging bands than getting your name in front of new audiences. As such, finding the perfect printed stage backdrop or band banner is more than just a throwaway purchase.

The right band banner can add an effortless air of professionalism while getting your name out there and engaging new fans at every gig.
If you’re a touring musician, the last thing you want is for your signage to let you down. Sure, playing to potential new fans is good but if they can’t remember your name, you’re unlikely to see them again.

Cheap event banners or PVC banners can ruck or decline in quality over time – ultimately impacting your image. Our fabric band banners, backdrop banners, custom made backdrops, and scrims easily roll and fold away, ready to be used again.
Spot a crease? Iron it out on a low heat and watch it disappear. Meanwhile, their lightweight material makes them a dream to pack away and transport to your next event.

Band Backdrop Specification

  • Tough 210gsm lightweight polyester fabric
  • Flame retardant to BS5867-2: 2008: Type B specification
  • Ideal for indoor or outdoor use
  • Dye sublimation print for stunning reproduction
  • Anti-glare and non-reflective finish
  • Machine washable at 30 degrees
  • Colour-coordinated stitching
  • Maximum size in both dimensions without a join = 2.6m to 2.9m depending on finishing

Any Design in Full Colour

We print from your artwork – this can be your band logo or other design, including photographic or illustrated backgrounds. Thousands of high-resolution backdrop themes and ideas are available from image banks such as the Adobe Stock Library for minimal cost.

We print these using dye-sublimation technology to provide eye-popping, vibrant colours and photo-quality images. We print fabrics on rolls up to 3.2m wide to provide large seamless panels or combine panels to produce enormous one-piece backdrops.

High-Quality Materials

Our standard 210gsm knitted polyester fabric has a tight weave, allowing us to print to an exceptionally high resolution. Therefore even the smallest details will look superb.

Finishing Included

Choose hems and eyelets or pole pockets depending on how you intend to install the backdrop.

Hem and eyelets
Ideal for hanging banners using zip ties, chord or string.

Pole pockets
A top pocket is ideal for using a cable or bungee to hang. Pole pocket at the bottom of the backdrop is the right solution for weighing down your banner and adding some tension.

We also finish backdrops to fit across lighting rigs, with eyelets in each corner for secure fixing with bungee clips or cable ties. A Backdrop Stand is available if you require a compact structure.

Why Choose a Fabric Band Backdrop?

  • Our band backdrops are lightweight and easily transportable. Roll or fold them up, and you’ll be on your way, minus any creases.
  • Band banner a bit messy? It’s nothing a quick wipe clean won’t fix. They’re even machine washable at 30 degrees if things get a little too out of hand on the road.
  • Our products are 100% safe and come with a flame-retardant fire safety certificate.
  • They’re recyclable and more environmentally friendly than their vinyl PVC counterparts so you can rock out in the knowledge that you’re doing your part for the environment.
  • Best of all: they practically pay for themselves when it comes to free advertising

High Quality and Affordable Band Backdrops

Got great ideas but little disposable income? No problem. We are the lowest cost supplier of backdrop printers in the UK. We can print banners and stage backdrops at the best prices possible while maintaining an unbeatable quality. All fabric band banners are fully customisable with hem, eyelets or pole pocket finishing included free of charge. Plus our lightweight, durable and flame retardant material makes them easy to hang, regardless of venue.
We print our backdrops using state of the art Dye sublimation technology. Dye sublimation offers anti-fade and extra longevity. All of our premium backdrops are anti-glare, so won’t reflect light.

Flame Retardancy Certificate

Our Fire Certificate for this product is unique in the industry in that we have our fabrics tested for flame retardancy after printing and finishing. Many venue safety officers will now not accept a generic fire safety certificate if it is just for the base fabric. Tested to the highest UK standards, our backdrops surpass BS5867-2: 2008: Type B.

More Eco-Friendly than PVC Banners

Fabric banners are more ecologically and evironmentally friendly than PVC banners, which usually end up in landfill. Check our article here on Banner Recycling.

Backdrop Options

We can also make even cheaper band banners and stage scrims from standard PVC or Mesh banner material. Although these do save on initial cost, larger cheap band banners are more difficult to pack away. They also take up more storage room and will not look as good for as long.

Our Blockout Band Backdrops use the same high-quality material as our Premium Backdrops, with the addition of a layer of black resin on the back to block out all light from behind.

Satin Backdrops add extra sheen and glitz.

Need a Backdrop Banner Stand? Check out our new product here.

 

SPECIAL LINKS FOR BANDS

LEMONROCK GIG GUIDE

Design Guide for Band Backdrops

Set your dimensions correctly

Please set your artwork to the correct dimensions of your final printed band banner. We do not require any bleed on the artwork for a printed backdrop. If necessary, you can set your artwork to scale.

Set the correct CMYK colour settings

Please make sure that you set your colour settings to CMYK. Our backdrop banner printers use a full colour dye-sublimation printing process which works using cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks. Files that are sent to use using an RGB setup will be changed automatically. Sometimes this can make the colours on your printed backdrop seem weak & washed out. We will check for this before printing and contact you if required.

Position of eyelets on your Printed Band Banners

Please leave a clear area of approx 50mm inside the edge of the banner. Background colour / images are fine. Please keep text elements, small print or logos as away from the edges. The eyelets can obscure these objects. We will add hems and eyelets unless otherwise stated. It is not advisable to have just eyelets (without the hem) as this can cause the material to rip.
We space our eyelets approx every 500mm apart unless otherwise stated. Eyelets are generally evenly spaced so might vary slightly on different sizes of banners.

Pole Pockets on Band Banners

We can finish your band banners with pole pockets if required. Please ensure that your artwork is the correct dimensions of the of the size you require. Standard scaffold tubes require a 150mm flat pocket size to fit comfortably with plenty of space as to not cause to much tension on the pocket seam.  Solid colour/ background images or patterns are fine just not text or vital information.

Check here for more information on pole pockets and how to design for them.

Band Banner Design Principles

For band banner design it is always important to consider viewing distances. Always create your artwork to give the highest possible impact. Contrasting colours will give your banner much more clout than washed out subtle colours.

A single band logo is usually ideal for a band backdrop design, or even a step and repeat design.

Consider the size of your text. From a distance, larger text is easier to read. Use upper and lower fonts. Road signs are all in upper and lower type rather than all capitals. Subconsciously your eyes will read upper and lower (sentence case). Font type… Clearer fonts work better than fancy, stripy or script fonts. Look at the backdrops for the big performers – they often just display the band name.

Cramming every little bit of information onto your band backdrop banner is not a good idea. Less is more. Remember to use clear areas of space and give your design space to breathe. The best backdrops are always simple and straight to the point.

 

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Technical Specifications Back to top


Material Weight

210gsm

Fabric

Kintted Polyester

Flame Retardancy

Tested after print process to BS5867-2: 2008: Type B

Printing

High quality dye sublimation printing

Artwork Specification

PDF, EPS, AI or high-res JPG, CMYK

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Before submitting artwork, please make sure you have read these guidelines carefully

We check all artworks prior to printing.  If we see any issues with your artwork we will notify you before printing. If we see an issue we will contact you and your order will be placed on hold until we have a response.  Please read information on this link for more information on our file checks and print processes Our processes and pre print file checking

We do try and spot errors however we cannot accept responsibility for any incorrect printing due to setup / artwork error.

Setting your artwork correctly

Banner World Ltd doesn't offer a design service.  Please ensure that your artwork is set correctly.  If you are unsure about creating artwork or have no understanding of setting artworks then please seek the assistance of a Graphic Designer.  If you don't have print ready artwork then DO NOT place the order.  If you would like to speak to us then please call us on 01253 897 840 or email sales@bannerworld.co.uk

File Formats

We only accept files in PDF, AI, EPS, JPEG, PSD or TIF Formats
(Tif / PSD files must be flattened)

Type & Text

All Text on files should ideally be converted to outlines, curves or paths.  Please make sure text is converted if possible in your software before saving PDF files.

Colour Settings

All Files should be set to CMYK format.  Please make sure there are no spot colours or pantones in your artwork as this can output unexpected results. As our service is a CMYK 4 colour process we cannot guarantee exact matches to Pantone, Ral or Spot colours.

Colour Matching

Please supply files in a CMYK format. Files supplied to us in an RGB format will be automatically converted to CMYK and you will not be notified of this. Please be aware that Print machines, hand held devices and desktop printers will interpret and show colours differently to each other. We cannot be held responsible for colours printing incorrectly due to errors in supplied print files.
We print on a wide range of different machines and cannot guarantee a perfect match from one print method to another. Due to print tolerances and the nature of our business we cannot guarantee an exact match to something that is shown on a computer screen.  Most creams, greys and CMYK printed golds can print differently to how they look on screen.
If you are unsure regarding colours then please ask or quote a Pantone reference. Pantone colour matching is an extra charge of £30+vat per colour. Due to the nature and limitations of the CMYK printing system exact Pantone matches cannot be guaranteed. Please note that Pantone references used in print files will be converted to CMYK prior to printing which will not guarantee a colour match.
For larger jobs it is advisable to order a minimum order sample of the colour before ordering, but doing this will delay the order for another 5-6 working days.

Artwork Templates

For certain items an artwork template is supplied on the product page.  These templates are only for items which are set to a specified size. Ie feather flags / deckchairs etc.  This will need downloading and your artwork setting on the template prior to ordering.  If using the template please assign a separate layer for the artwork and save as a layered pdf, ai or eps file.  Please embed images and create outlines on the type before saving. Ask us for SVG format templates if you are using software such as Canva.

List of products which use templates

  • Feather Flags
  • Deckchairs
  • Directors Chairs
  • Heras Fence Covers
  • Fabric Backdrop Stands

Size & Scale

The orientation of the print file must match the orientation on the order
We accept files at actual size or at scale:
  • 1:2 scale (50% actual size)
  • 1:5 scale (20% actual Size)
  • 1:10 scale (10% actual size)
  • 1:20 scale (5% actual size)

Overprints

Overprints MUST NOT be used in files.

File Names

Print file names much be as short and descriptive as possible.

Colour Profiles

Print files MUST NOT contain ICC colour profiles

Use of Black

Correct Black Settings gives the print a deeper colour as sometimes using just black the image can look grainy and 'washed out’. If you have files with large amounts of black in the file, use the following guidelines.

UV Printing i.e. PVC/Mesh Banners etc

We recommend using a rich black which is made up of:
C50 / M50 / Y 50/ K100.

Dye-Sub Fabrics  Backdrops/Deckchairs etc

We recommend using a rich black which is made up of:
C10 / M10 / Y10 / K100.

Images

All images must be embedded into the document.

Resolution (DPI)

Please make sure that you save your file to the DPI Guidelines below. (In case of scaled files i.e.: if your file is set at 1:10 (10%) scale then the DPI must be x10 times higher to compensate)

Vinyls, Static cling, Posters, Small stickers, Window decals

  • Upto A4 Size    300dpi
  • Over A3 Size    150dpi

Banners, Backdrops, Foamex, Dibond, Correx, Wallpaper, Contravision

  • Up to 2 m sq  125dpi
  • 2-5 m sq 100dpi
  • 5-25 m sq   80dpi
  • 25-50 m sq 50dpi
  • Over 50 m sq 30dpi

Pole Pockets

When ordering make sure you select the finished overall size of your banner including the pockets. So if you select a 1m wide x 2m height, then we will manufacture the banner to a total the height of 2m including the pockets.

Clear areas on pole pockets

Please make sure that you leave a clear area for your pockets. The term ‘clear area’ means no items of text or logos.  So if you have 150mm flat pockets top and bottom, please don’t let any text or logos to run into these areas. Please note that on a 1500mm flat pocket you will also need to leave an additional 25mm extra for the weld (so 175mm in total. Background colours or images are fine, just no readable text or logos.

Double sided banners

We have special software which flips certain parts of your banners so as to create a seamless pocket on the opposite side. When ordering a double sided banner please just follow the above steps, as the file(s) will need to be set up in the same way. If you require a different image on each side of your double sided banner not a problem, just upload x2 files stating that you require a different image on each side.
For the full comprehensive guide on Pole Pockets click this link please refer to our Pole Pocket Guide here.

Bleed & Crop Marks

Banners, Fabrics and Backdrops

Set your artwork without bleed or crop marks. On banners please remember to leave clear area all around of 4cm so not to conflict with the position of the eyelets.

Decals, Vinyl Prints, Rigid Boards

Please supply all files with 5mm bleed all round.  Please don’t save the files with crop marks.

Cut to shape

Vinyl / static cling

In case of an artwork being cut to shape, we require a 5mm bleed plus a contour cut supplied in a separate layer. The cut line should be a contrasting stroke colour to the artwork and clearly named in an individual layer ‘CutContour’

Banners

When showing eyelet positions and/or wind slits or cutter lines on banners.  Please supply the artwork file and a separate cutter file.  Please ensure that both files are set to the same artboard size and are set to the same scale.
Please supply a separate ai, eps, or pdf file with the cutter or eyelets marks.

Please note

Banner World can not be held responsible for any spelling errors / typos / incorrect telephone numbers, or improper setup of files.  If we believe that a file is incorrect before production we will contact you and request a new file.  We may refuse to accept files not suitably prepared for print.  Any additional operations aimed at correcting files to the above guidelines and all changes made by Banner World upon the request of the customer shall be treated as an additional service and may incur an extra surcharge.

Frequently Asked Questions Back to top


Why are your the costs for your backdrops much lower than other suppliers?

We have developed our own unique manufacturing system. This system allows us to automate most parts of the print and finishing processes. We can now produce high quality backdrops at much lower costs than our competitors.

Are your backdrops good quality?

Yes. Our backdrops are excellent quality. We have 1000’s of happy customers all around the globe.

Will you check my artwork?

Yes if there is a problem we will contact you. You are though responsible for supply your artwork correctly, and we cannot be held responsible if you send a wrong or incorrect file.

What is the print process?

We print our backdrops using a CMYK Dye sublimation process. Click here for more details.

What colour is the fabric?

The fabric starts out white. We can print any colour you require as we use a full colour CMYK print process. We then print your image onto the white material. If you require for example a banner with a black background please make sure that the background of your artwork is black, set to C-0%, M-0%, Y-0%, K-100%.

Will my backdrop require a join?

Dependent on the finishing specification, backdrops which are under 2.9m in one dimension will not require a join. Some finishing such as pole pockets top and bottom will require more fabric, so this figure then reduces to 2.6m.

Larger backdrops will have a seam where section pieces of material are stitch-seamed together. Due to the increase in the viewing distance on larger backdrops a join is never very noticeable.

How long will my band backdrop last?

If you look after your band backdrop it will last for years. When packing up just fold up neatly as you would a bed sheet and ideally store away from direct sunlight and dust. Over time direct sunlight will bleach your backdrop.

Are your backdrops water proof?

Yes our backdrops are fully waterproof so can be used outside if required. Like any material Please make sure you dry before storing as this can cause mold which may ruin your backdrop.

Can I Iron my backdrop if it develops creases in storage?

Yes you can iron the material on a low heat.

Can I wash my backdrop?

Yes you can wash on a very low heat of 30 degrees.

What type of eyelets do you use?

We use special plastic eyelets on all our backdrop products. These items don’t rust like other supplier’s cheap metal eyelets so as not to ruin the backdrop.

How do you produce your hems?

The hems are folded and then professionally machine stitched to create a strong durable edge. Edges that don’t require any eyelets will be stitched as standard which will stop the edges fraying. We use thread to match the colours of the backdrop.

Can I have pole pockets?

Yes we can manufacture pole pockets at whatever size you require. For a standard scaffold tube you will need a 150mm flat pocket size.

What if I don’t see the finishing I require?

Please enter your specialist information into the additional information box. Most standard finishing is free but if this isn’t something which we class as standard finishing we will contact you to advise.

Is this product fire rated?

Our Fire Certificate for this product is unique in the industry in that we have our fabrics tested for flame retardancy after printing. Many venue safety officers will now not accept a generic fire safety certificate if it is just for the base fabric. Tested to the highest UK standards, our backdrops surpass BS5867-2: 2008: Type B.

Can you ship around the world?

Yes we can ship world wide. Please email us for a quotation.

How much is shipping?

Backdrops which are over £250 will be shipping for free. Orders under £250 will cost £15 to ship to UK mainland. T&C’s apply.

Can light shine through my band backdrop from behind?

Yes light will shine through on our standard 210gsm polyester material. Some customers like to experiment with different lighting effects from backlighting to front lighting. If you require a backdrop which won’t show light through from behind then you need to choose our Blockout band banner.