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Blockout Band Banners and Backdrops which let no light through. 260gsm flexible fabric with a non-reflective finish. Water repellent. The black resin backing prevents light show-through from the rear.
Printed using dye-sublimation technology, colours are deep, vivid and vibrant, lasting for years.
Edges are all stitch hemmed and we use special plastic eyelets to avoid damaging the fabric. Finishing to your specification is included in the price.
The material can be folded and packed away small, making it easy to store and transport.
Why Choose a Blockout Band Backdrop?
Blockout backdrops are ideal if you require no light show-through from behind your banner. The back of this material is a black latex resin which prevents light showing through. Ideal if your backdrop is in front of strong lighting or erected against a window.
Also used where existing graphics need covering up, or where framework needs hiding.
Blockout Band Backdrop Specifications
- 260gsm polyester/resin fabric material
- Flame retardant with fire certificate available
- Tight weave white face fabric for stunning colour reproduction
- Professionally finished to your specification
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 backdrop 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.
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.
Blockout Backdrops in Action
We recently produced some 5m x 3.5m blockout fabric curtains for the 2018 BBC Get Inspired Awards, check the video 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 are 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.