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Fabric Blockout Banners Let No Light Through

Our Fabric Blockout Banners are made of 240gsm flexible fabric with a non-reflective finish. They are water-repellent and feature a black resin backing to prevent light from showing through from the rear.

We use dye-sublimation print technology to create deep, vivid, and vibrant colours that will last for years. These banners are available in various finishing options and can be folded and packed away small, making them easy to store and transport.

Fabric Blockout Banners

We manufacture high-quality Fabric Blockout Banners. Our fabric light-stop banners are made from a special black-back polyester material that acts as a light-stop, preventing light from passing through the banner’s face. Our fabric blockout banners are perfect for both outdoor and indoor applications, providing a premium alternative to traditional PVC banners made from vinyl banner material.

Our banners can be custom-sized to suit your needs. Simply input the desired height and width in our on-page calculator for instant quoting and ordering. We utilise a full-colour dye sublimation process to print our fabric banners. This eco-friendly method uses waterproof, water-based inks containing no harmful chemicals, resulting in a vibrant and stunning, durable, and environmentally friendly appearance.

We ensure top-notch print quality by printing directly from your provided print-ready artwork. Our team checks all print files before production, ensuring a precise and accurate finished product. We offer various finishing options, such as pole pockets, hem only, and hem and eyelets, allowing your banner to be tailored to your specific requirements.

Our fabric banners are ideal for internal hanging banners and point-of-sale applications, boasting impressive colour vibrancy and print quality. These banners are an excellent choice for a high-end display showcasing your brand and message in the best possible light.

Our fabric blockout banners are crafted using top-of-the-line materials and carefully finished by our in-house seamstresses, ensuring the utmost quality and durability. Banner World is dedicated to delivering the best results for our customers and helping your business stand out in a competitive marketplace. Trust in our expertise and experience to create a stunning fabric blockout banner that reflects your brand’s style and character.

Why Choose a Fabric Blockout Banner?

Our blockout fabric banners are ideal if you require no light show-through from behind your banner. The black latex resin on the back prevents light from showing through, making them suitable for use in front of intense lighting or against a window.

These banners are also perfect for covering up existing graphics or hiding frameworks. They have a much better look and feel than cheaper PVC banner material.

Blockout Banner Fabric Specifications

Our banners are made of 260gsm polyester/resin fabric and are flame-retardant. We have a fire certificate available upon request. The tight weave white face fabric allows for stunning colour reproduction, and the banners are professionally finished to your 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, whether it’s 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 Adobe Stock or Shutterstock Library for minimal cost.

If you cannot produce print-ready artwork, don’t worry – email us a design brief, and we will layout your backdrop. 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. 

Flame Retardant blockout fabric

Our Fire Certificate for this product is unique in the industry because our fabrics are 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.

Vibrant Printing Process

At Banner World, we take pride in our vibrant printing process for fabric blockout banners. Our banners are manufactured from special black-back polyester, a light-stop material that prevents light from passing through the face of the banner. This ensures clear visibility and high-quality display.

We use a dye sublimation process to print our fabric blockout banners, resulting in stunning and long-lasting colours. This process uses eco-friendly, water-based inks that contain no harmful chemicals, making it an environmentally responsible choice for our business and customers. Furthermore, our inks are waterproof, making our fabric blockout banners suitable for outdoor applications.

Our fabric banners boast a premium appearance, thanks to the attention to detail in our choice of materials, printing process, and finishes. We offer a range of finishes, including pole pockets, hem only, and hem and eyelets, to cater to various display applications. This makes our fabric blockout banners an ideal choice for high-end displays, especially when compared to PVC banners using vinyl banner material.

To ensure the best results, we print directly from print-ready artwork provided by our customers. We carefully scrutinise every print file before printing to maintain the brand quality that our customers have come to expect from us. Our commitment to quality extends to our in-house seamstresses, who skillfully finish our fabric blockout banners with precision.

In summary, our vibrant printing process sets us apart in the industry. We have an unwavering focus on using quality materials and eco-friendly processes while providing exceptional results to our customers. Our fabric blockout banners are ideal for businesses and individuals seeking a premium display solution suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

Sustainable Printing

We are committed to sustainable printing practices for our fabric blockout banners. Our banners are made from special black-back polyester, a light-stop material that doesn’t let light through, ensuring vibrant colours and crisp graphics. 

Our printing process involves dye sublimation, an eco-friendly method using water-based inks without harmful chemicals. Our inks are waterproof, making our fabric banners suitable for outdoor and indoor applications. Our full-colour printing showcases the brand’s appearance with high-quality results that meet our customers’ expectations.

Moreover, our fabric banners are a sustainable alternative to PVC banners. Using textiles instead of PVC materials means that our products are more environmentally friendly and can be more easily recycled and reused. We are dedicated to improving the durability and appearance of our banners while ensuring that we continue to offer environmentally conscious solutions to our customers.

Promoting Your Brand

We understand the importance of promoting your brand effectively to leave a lasting impression on your target audience. Our Fabric Blockout Banners are designed to offer a high-quality, eco-friendly solution for your advertising needs, both indoors and outdoors.

Versatility is a key aspect of our fabric banners. The blackout feature ensures that no light will pass through them, making them perfect for internal hanging banners and point-of-sale displays. Additionally, our unique dye sublimation printing process guarantees vibrant colours and a lasting impact on your customers.

Not only do our Fabric Blockout Banners serve as a fantastic medium for showcasing your brand, but they also align with your environmental values. Our dye sublimation process is eco-friendly, using water-based inks without any harmful chemicals. This way, you can proudly display your advertisements and stay true to your sustainable principles.

At Banner World, we pride ourselves on providing the best quality products for our customers. Our experienced team meticulously finish each banner, ensuring they stand up to the test of time. You can trust our expertise and dedication to deliver the perfect Fabric Blockout Banner to suit your business needs.

Personalisation is crucial when it comes to effective branding. With our custom-sizing option, you can enter your banner’s desired height and width via the on-page calculator for instant quoting and ordering. Choose from a variety of finishing options, including pole pockets, hem only, and hem and eyelets, to create the perfect display tailored to your unique requirements.

In short, our Fabric Blockout Banners are the ideal solution for businesses looking to make a bold statement and create a lasting impression. Trust us to help you showcase your brand in the most vibrant, eco-friendly, and durable way possible.

Technical Specifications »


240gsm Knitted Polyester with black resin backing

Material Weight


Fire Rating

Tested after print process to BS5867-2: 2008: Type B

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 10mm bleed - Make sure that there is a free area all around of at least 50mm for hem and eyelets.

Fabric 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


Full artwork guidelines available here:

Artwork Guidelines Download Guidelines (pdf)

Frequently Asked Questions »

Can I send more than one design?

Yes, you can send a different design for each banner at no extra cost.

Will light show through my banner?

No light will show through a blockout banner

Can I fold my banner?

Yes, folding your banner for storage is fine.

How are your blockout banners printed?

Our banners are printed using a CMYK dye sublimation print process. Click here to find out more about dye-sublimation printing.

Can blockout banners be printed double sided.

The material itself can only be printed on one side as the reverse side has the black blockout liner on. However we do manufacture double sided fabric banners by stitching two back to back. Have a look at our double sided fabric banners page.

How do I store my banner?

We recommend storing in a dark place which is clean and free of dust.  Fold and store as you would a bed sheet.

How long will my banner last?

Your banner will last for years if looked after.

Will my banner crease?

As any fabric your banner can crease. You can iron out on a very low heat if required. If you need to iron, do so on the print side only not the black backing.

Will my banner require a join?

Blockout banners which are greater than 2.9m in one dimension will require a join. On larger banners, the viewing distance is greater so a join is never very noticeable.

Is this material waterproof?

Yes the material is waterproof and can be used outdoors if required. Please though make sure the backdrop is clean and dry before storing again.

Will my order arrive on a roll or folded?

As standard the blockout fabric is shipped on a roll if the smallest dimension is 2.5m or less.  Larger banners and backdrops will arrive folded.

Do you ship outside of the UK?

Yes, we deliver throughout Europe and Worldwide. Please contact us for a delivery quotation before ordering from outside Europe.

How do you hem or finish your banners?

All our banners are professionally stitched for strength and durability. Edges without hem and eyelets will be stitched as standard to stop fraying.

Do I need a pole pocket in my banner?

Pole pockets are ideal if you need to run a cable through the top to hang the banner. A pole pocket can also be used at the bottom of the backdrop to weight it down by sliding through wooden dowels, scaffold pole, metal chain or similar.

Is this banner fire rated?

Tested after print process to BS5867-2: 2008: Type B.  You can download the fire certificate here.

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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Our Guarantee »

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