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Band Banners and Backdrops


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  • Colourfast and fade-proof inks
  • Eco-Friendly Material
  • Flame Retardant
  • Free Finishing


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  • 0 - 10 SQ M
    £20.95 / SQ M
  • 10 - 20 SQ M
    £19.95 / SQ M
  • 20+ SQ M
    £18.50 / SQ M
  • 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 Avatar Andy Monk
  • 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... read more

    John Hanslip Avatar John Hanslip
  • 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

    Chris Farnworth Avatar Chris Farnworth
  • 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

    Jenna Gold Avatar Jenna Gold
  • 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

    Karen Smith Avatar Karen Smith
  • 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

    Lindsay Newman Avatar Lindsay Newman

Premium Fabric Band Banners & Stage Backdrops

Our printed band banners, backdrop banners, stage scrims and stage backdrops are custom-made and printed to any size. Whether you are performing in a small pub or a big theatre, we have the solution. Our standard custom backdrops for bands are made from a tough, tight-weave knitted, flame retardant polyester fabric and are printed in vibrant full colour.

Fabric band backdrops are much easier to hang, display, pack and transport than cheap pvc band banners. Non-reflective, they perform superbly under stage lighting and are a dream for photographers. Choose any finishing you like from hems and eyelets and/or pole pockets to suit. Our dye-sublimation print process ensures deep and vibrant colours to show you off at your best.


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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 requirements. Whether you are performing in a small pub or a big theatre, we have the solution. Our standard custom backdrops for bands are made from a tough, tight-weave knitted flame retardant polyester fabric and are printed in vibrant full colour.

Premium Fabric Backdrops

Premium fabric Band Banners, Backdrop Banners, Stage Scrims, Custom Banners for Bands and Stage Backdrops are made from our 210gsm Polyester. Our backdrops are printed using Dye Sublimation print technology.  This means they won’t run or fade.  Our custom backdrops are easily foldable and can be machine washed at low temperatures if required.

We produce our backdrop banners and stage scrims using the latest printing technology.  Once printed each backdrop is then carefully stitched and finished to the highest standards.  Standard finishing includes hem and eyelets. We only use specialist quality plastic eyelets in our backdrops which won’t rust and damage the backdrop.

We can also finish your custom backdrops for bands with pole pockets or a combination of pockets and eyelets.


Fit For Purpose Band Backdrops

Whilst cheaper Event Banners or PVC Banners can ruck and crease with constant use, our fabric band banners, backdrop banners, custom made backdrops and scrims roll up and fold crease free to be used again and again, always looking fantastic. Perfect for touring or gigging bands, or touring performances and theatre plays. Any creases or fold marks from extended storage can easily be ironed out on a low heat.

Band Backdrop Specification

  • Tough 210gsm lightweight polyester fabric
  • Flame retardant to B1 specification, certificate available for download
  • Ideal for indoor or outdoor use
  • Dye sublimation print for stunning reproduction
  • Anti-glare and non-reflective finish
  • Machine washable at 30 degrees

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 very little cost.

If you are unable to produce print-ready artwork, don’t worry – just email us with a design brief and we will lay out your custom backdrops for you.

Ideal for band banners, band scrims, stage backdrops, exhibition displays, theatre backdrops, podium backdrops and point of sale displays. 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 huge seamless panels. Larger banners on fabric are made from stitching panels together. Larger seamless banners can be printed on our UV machines at up to 5m wide on various materials.

High Quality Materials

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

Finishing Included

The banner is finished to your specification – included in the price – choose eyelets and/or pole pockets to suit. Many Band Banners and Stage Backdrops will have eyelets at the top for hanging, with a pole pocket at the bottom through which a weight would be slid in (broom handles, chain or metal pipe). Some are sized to fit across lighting rigs, with eyelets in each corner for easy fixing with bungee clips or cable ties. We also provide a Backdrop Stand.

Why Choose a Fabric Band Backdrop?

  • Lightweight and easily transportable, just roll them and/or fold them up.
  • Washable by hand – just wipe clean. Machine washable at 30 degrees.
  • Flame-retardant (with Fire Certificate supplied) and non-reflective – so no glare from spotlights.
  • Ideal for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Recyclable and more environmentally friendly than vinyl PVC.

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 without creasing, take up more storage room and will not look as good for as long.

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



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, just no important text elements, small print or logos as these can be obscured by the eyelets.  Around our band banners we will add hem and eyelets unless otherwise stated.  It is not advised 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 will be evenly spaced so eyelet spacing 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 make sure when ordering / setting of your artwork that your artwork / finished file size is set to the finished overall size of the banner including the pole pockets.  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.  Please ensure that you leave a clear area at the top and the bottom of the banners to allow for the pockets. To explain – if your banner is 2m height please set to 2m height and then make sure that no text, logos and important info enters the top 150mm or bottom 150mm of the design area.  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.
Also think about text sizes.  The larger the text the more it will be viewed from a distance.  Use upper and lower fonts.  Look at road signs as they are all in upper and lower type rather than all capitals. Subconsciously your eyes will read upper and lower (sentence case).  Font type…. Normally clearer fonts work better than stripy unreadable fonts.  Look at the backdrops for the big performers – they often just display the band name.
Less is more, cramming every little bit of information onto your band backdrop banner probably isn’t a good idea.  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.  Remember your average viewer needs to read your message in 3 seconds or less.

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Material Weight



Kintted Polyester

Flame Retardancy

M1 / B1 <a href="https://www.bannerworld.co.uk/fire/210gsm-Polyester-Fire.pdf" target="_blank">flame retardency</a>


High quality <a href="https://www.bannerworld.co.uk/banner-world-news/large-format-dye-sublimation-printing/" target="_blank">dye sublimation printing</a>

Artwork Specification

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

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DOWNLOAD: artwork-guidelines.pdf

PDF, Jpeg, PSD, eps (CS 6 or earlier) Ai, (CS 6 or earlier)

We only accept files converted to CMYK.

We accept files at
Actual size or
1:2 scale (50% actual size)
1:5 scale (20% actual Size)
1:10 scale (10% actual size)
1:20 scale (5% actual size)

The ideal DPI is 125dpi if possible. At 125dpi this can make very large graphics huge in memory size, so on larger graphics i.e. 5m x 2.5m you can go down as low as 50dpi. As a rule the larger the graphic the greater the viewing distance hence the lower the dpi can be.

Small / medium sized graphics 125 PPI (DPI) Large sized graphics 50-100PPI (DPI)

Please make sure that all text is created to outlines / curves before uploading. Even on PDF files make sure you create outlines before saving.

No Thanks, No bleed is required on your artwork.

Please leave a clear area of 50mm to allow for eyelets. (Please ensure that all text / logos / critical information is more than 50mm from the edge of your artwork) Background colours and images are fine going into the clear areas.

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 to run into these areas. Background colours or hackgrtoudn images are fine, just no readable text or logos. So if you are ordering a 1m wide x2m height banner with pole pockets top and bottom, then please keep the bottom 150mm free and the top 150mm free from text and logos. This will make the overall visual area 1m wide x 1.7m height.
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.

We can match pantones if required at an additional charge (please contact us before proceeding) as this is costed per job. We cannot guarantee an exact match on colours due to limitations of the CMYK print process but will try to achieve as close as physically possible.

FAQ 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 you 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?

Backdrops which are under 2.9m in height will not require a join. Larger backdrops will have a seam where sections pieces of material are joined together. Due to the increase in the viewing distance on larger backdrops a join is never very noticeable.

How long will my backdrop last?

If you look after your 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.

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?

Yes this product is fire rated and conforms with all UK/EU fire regulations. You can download the fire cert here.

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 £12 to ship to UK mainland. T&C’s apply.

Can light shine through my 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.

Reviews Back to top

4 reviews for Band Banners and Backdrops

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lindsay 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.

  3. Lindsey Newman-Wood (verified owner)

    Made Up

    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.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nancy Doll (verified owner)

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

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  6. CGain Marketing (verified owner)

    Superb Product

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

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