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Fabric Blockout Banners 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.
We Print using dye-sublimation print technology. Dye sublimation creates deep colours, which are, vivid and vibrant, lasting for years.
Edges are all stitch hem, and we use unique plastic eyelets to avoid damaging the fabric. Finishing 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 Fabric Blockout Banner?
Blockout fabric banners 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 from showing through. Suitable if your banner is in front of intense lighting or erected against a window.
Also used where existing graphics need covering up, or where framework needs hiding.
The fabric has a much better look and feels than cheaper PVC banner material.
Blockout Banner Fabric 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 minimal cost.
If you are unable to produce print-ready artwork, don’t worry – email us with a design brief and we will layout your backdrop for you. 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. We manufacture Larger banners by stitching panels together. We can produce Larger, seamless banners on our UV machines at up to 5m wide on various materials.
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. 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.
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Design Guide for Fabric Blockout Banners
Set your dimensions correctly
Please set your artwork to the correct proportions 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 blockout 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 Fabric Blockout Banners
Please leave a clear area of approx 50mm inside the edge of the banner. Background colour/images are ok. Keep the outer edge clear, small text or logos. The eyelets can obscure items near the border. Around our band banners, we will add hem and eyelets unless otherwise stated. It is not advised to have just eye holes (without the hem) as this can cause the material to rip.
We space our eyelets approx every 500mm apart unless otherwise stated. Eyelets positions: We evenly space the eyelets as standard.
Pole Pockets on Banners
We can finish your fabric 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 overall finished 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. Solid colour/ background images or patterns are ok, just not text or vital information. Check here for more information on pole pockets and how to design for them.
Banner Design Principles
For 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.
Please 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. Usually, clearer fonts work better than stripy unreadable fonts. Look at the backdrops for the prominent performers – they often display the band name.
Less is more, cramming every little bit of information onto your banner probably isn’t a good idea. Remember to use 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.