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Why choose a blockout backdrop?

Our block out photography backdrops stops light showing through from the back of the fabric. A standard printed backdrop is a perfect solution in most environments. A block out backdrop is the preferred solution for issues with lighting coming through from behind the backdrop. For example, if you are using your backdrop up against a white wall, then a normal (non-blockout) backdrop will be perfect. If you intend to suspend your backdrop on some rigging in the centre of a room, we would advise you to opt for a blackout backdrop.

Light stop photography backdrops

The black resin backing on our Blockout Photography Backdrop prevents any light show-through from the rear.

Anti-glare custom photography backdrops

Our photography backdrops use an anti-glare flame retardant, making them perfect for any photographic lighting. They are printed onto a 240gsm polyester fabric using a dye-sublimation print method. Dye sublimation creates vibrant prints with superb colour and tone reproduction. The backdrop material has a slight stretch feature, eliminating creases when tensioned correctly.

Large photography backdrops

We print on Black-backed blackout material which is 3m wide. Dependant finishing depicts the maximum size we can manufacture in one piece. So if you require pole pockets, this will use up material from the 3m print. Photography backdrops Larger than 3m are seamed together to produce gigantic backdrops.

Custom printed photography backdrops.

Because our custom photography backdrops use a full-colour print method, we can print any design and colour. You can design your phi backdrop with text, gradients and photographs, and your backdrop is limited only by your imagination.

Custom photography backdrop finishes

We can finish your backdrop to your desired requirements. You can select hem and eyelets or pole pockets to suit your needs.

Printed Photographic Backdrop Material Benefits

• Full colour printed using the latest Dye Sublimation technology

• High quality knitted polyester 260gsm material 

• The black-backed fabric which stops light penetrating the cloth from behind.

• Ideal for applications when wanting to block out light

• Indoor and outdoor use.

Low-cost custom photo backdrops

When choosing your backdrop supplier, its important that you choose a company that creates quality backdrops. When ordering a backdrop from Banner World, you are safe knowing that we only produce quality products. We don’t like to use the term ‘cheap’ because cheap refers to a product whose only concern is cost. We believe in offering value and produce high-quality backdrop at prices much lower than our competitors.

Technical Specifications »


240gsm Knitted Polyester with black resin backing

Material Weight


Fire Rating


Single or Double Sided

Single sided, black blockout back

Print Process

Dye Sublimation, UV

Print Resolution


Print Spec

Full Colour

Artwork Files

EPS, AI, PDF, High Res Jpeg, Tiff

Artwork Spec

Set with no bleed - Make sure that there is a free area all around of at least 50mm for hem and eyelets.

Backdrop Artwork Guidelines »

Accepted File Formats

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

Bleed & Safe Area

No bleed, 50mm safe area

Black Composition

C50 M50 Y50 K100

Artwork DPI


Full artwork guidelines available here:

Artwork Guidelines Download Guidelines (pdf)

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How do I send you my artwork?

Our easy to use online ordering system allows you to upload your files when placing the order on our website. If you don’t yet have artwork ready but would like to place your order then you can select upload later option. This can then be sent using a wetransfer link or by email.

How will I know if my artwork is correct?

Our artwork team check all artworks as standard for any issues which may arise.  You will be notified if there is a problem with the artwork.

I want to order more than one backdrop, Can I upload two files?

Yes you can. For orders with several items there are no extra charges for multiple artworks.

Will my backdrop crease if folded?

If the backdrop is folded away for storage then there maybe some creasing. These can be ironed out on a low heat.

Can I use this material in front of a window or light source?

Yes you can, The black blockout line on the back of this will ensure that there is no light show though.

Is there a stand included?

This does not include a stand. We do have stands available here which come with the printed backdrop too.

What is the expected delivery date from placing the order?

You can expect to receive your order 5-6 working days after placing your order and artwork being confirmed. Any delays with artwork issues will slow down the process.

Can I have this in a plain colour?

Yes you can. Simply upload the colour you want as an artwork file.

Does this product include a stand?

No. This is a loose backdrop and doesn’t include a stand.

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