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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 banner with the artwork you’ve uploaded. If its a black background you require, then please set your artwork with a CMYK mix of 10:10:10:100. Our premium backdrop 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 backdrop banners are printed using Dye Sublimation print technology.

The Dye Sublimation process means our backdrops for bands 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 band 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

The Backdrop For Bands

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 environmentally 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.

 

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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.

Consider adding a QR Code on your design which will link to your band’s website or social media page.

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Technical Specifications »

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

Backdrop 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

C10 M10 Y10 K100

Artwork DPI

75-150dpi


Full artwork guidelines available here:

Artwork Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions »

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-10%, M-10%, Y-10%, 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.

I notice your turnaround time is 5-6 working days, Do you offer a quicker service?

Yes we can upgrade you to our express service which is approximately 4 work days. Please call or email for a quote.

Fire Certificate Information »

This product type has been generically tested for flame retardancy AFTER printing using our dye-sublimation process and AFTER our standard finishing procedures.
Tested in the UK to BS5867-2: 2008: Type B specification. We are unable to produce individual test certificates for each bespoke item ordered.

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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