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

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1 review for Personalised Blockout Backdrop

  1. Cameron Bowe-Hirst (verified owner)

    Fab banner for my show! took to an event and was easy to transport, will deffo buy again.

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Our Personalised Blockout backdrops are a fantastic solution. They are printed on a polyester black-backed fabric creating your very own custom band banners and stage scrims. We also use the blackout material to manufacture stage backdrops, photography backdrops, exhibition displays and podium backdrops. The blackout fabric blocks out any light from behind, making these suitable for use outdoors, in front of windows or light sources. We print these superb fabric backdrops using dye-sublimation technology to provide eye-popping, vibrant colours and photo-quality images.

We print fabrics on rolls up to 3m wide to provide huge seamless panels. We can manufacture more giant band backdrops from stitching sections together.

We finish your backdrop free of charge. The finishing of your personalised Blockout backdrop to your specification and choose eyelets or pole pockets to suit. Many backdrop banners 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 or metal pipe). Some are sized to fit across lighting rigs, with eyelets in each corner for secure fixing with bungee clips or cable ties. We also provide a Backdrop Stand.

High-Quality Blockout Backdrop Fabric

  • Lightweight and easily transportable, roll our banners and backdrops or fold them up.
  • Washable by hand – wipe clean. Machine washable at 30 degrees.
  • Flame-retardant (with Fire Certificate) and non-reflective – so no glare from spotlights. Band photographers and film crews love them!
  • Indoor or outdoor use.

We can also make even cheaper large format personalised backdrops from standard PVC or Mesh banner material. Although these do save on initial cost, Cheap banners are more difficult to pack without creasing, take up more storage room and will not look as good for as long.

Full Colour, Your Design

Our dye sublimation print process copes with any design. Feel free to incorporate text, logos, illustrations, solid colours and photographic images in your creation.

Our pre-press specialists will check your artwork for quality. If we spot any issues, we will contact you before production. If in doubt, email your design to us first.

Check here for more Fabrics ideal for Personalised Backdrops:

Airmesh Flag 115gsm, Airtex 330gsm, Artist Premium 200gsm, Decor Fabric 240gsm, Polyester 115gsm, Polyester 210gsm, Textile Backlight 270gsm, Textile Blockout 400gsm, Veil 52gsm.

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

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.

Technical Specifications Back to top


Material Weight

240gsm

Fabric

Knitted Polyester

Printing

High quality dye sublimation printing

Artwork Specification

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

Artwork Guidelines Back to top


Before submitting artwork, please make sure you have read these guidelines carefully

We check all artworks prior to printing.  If we see any issues with your artwork we will notify you before printing. If we see an issue we will contact you and your order will be placed on hold until we have a response.  Please read information on this link for more information on our file checks and print processes Our processes and pre print file checking

We do try and spot errors however we cannot accept responsibility for any incorrect printing due to setup / artwork error.

Setting your artwork correctly

Banner World Ltd doesn't offer a design service.  Please ensure that your artwork is set correctly.  If you are unsure about creating artwork or have no understanding of setting artworks then please seek the assistance of a Graphic Designer.  If you don't have print ready artwork then DO NOT place the order.  If you would like to speak to us then please call us on 01253 897 840 or email sales@bannerworld.co.uk

File Formats

We only accept files in PDF, AI, EPS, JPEG, PSD or TIF Formats
(Tif / PSD files must be flattened)

Type & Text

All Text on files should ideally be converted to outlines, curves or paths.  Please make sure text is converted if possible in your software before saving PDF files.

Colour Settings

All Files should be set to CMYK format.  Please make sure there are no spot colours or pantones in your artwork as this can output unexpected results. As our service is a CMYK 4 colour process we cannot guarantee exact matches to Pantone, Ral or Spot colours.

Colour Matching

Please supply files in a CMYK format. Files supplied to us in an RGB format will be automatically converted to CMYK and you will not be notified of this. Please be aware that Print machines, hand held devices and desktop printers will interpret and show colours differently to each other. We cannot be held responsible for colours printing incorrectly due to errors in supplied print files.
We print on a wide range of different machines and cannot guarantee a perfect match from one print method to another. Due to print tolerances and the nature of our business we cannot guarantee an exact match to something that is shown on a computer screen.  Most creams, greys and CMYK printed golds can print differently to how they look on screen.
If you are unsure regarding colours then please ask or quote a Pantone reference. Pantone colour matching is an extra charge of £30+vat per colour. Due to the nature and limitations of the CMYK printing system exact Pantone matches cannot be guaranteed. Please note that Pantone references used in print files will be converted to CMYK prior to printing which will not guarantee a colour match.
For larger jobs it is advisable to order a minimum order sample of the colour before ordering, but doing this will delay the order for another 5-6 working days.

Artwork Templates

For certain items an artwork template is supplied on the product page.  These templates are only for items which are set to a specified size. Ie feather flags / deckchairs etc.  This will need downloading and your artwork setting on the template prior to ordering.  If using the template please assign a separate layer for the artwork and save as a layered pdf, ai or eps file.  Please embed images and create outlines on the type before saving. Ask us for SVG format templates if you are using software such as Canva.

List of products which use templates

  • Feather Flags
  • Deckchairs
  • Directors Chairs
  • Heras Fence Covers
  • Fabric Backdrop Stands

Size & Scale

The orientation of the print file must match the orientation on the order
We accept files at actual size or at scale:
  • 1:2 scale (50% actual size)
  • 1:5 scale (20% actual Size)
  • 1:10 scale (10% actual size)
  • 1:20 scale (5% actual size)

Overprints

Overprints MUST NOT be used in files.

File Names

Print file names much be as short and descriptive as possible.

Colour Profiles

Print files MUST NOT contain ICC colour profiles

Use of Black

Correct Black Settings gives the print a deeper colour as sometimes using just black the image can look grainy and 'washed out’. If you have files with large amounts of black in the file, use the following guidelines.

UV Printing i.e. PVC/Mesh Banners etc

We recommend using a rich black which is made up of:
C50 / M50 / Y 50/ K100.

Dye-Sub Fabrics  Backdrops/Deckchairs etc

We recommend using a rich black which is made up of:
C10 / M10 / Y10 / K100.

Images

All images must be embedded into the document.

Resolution (DPI)

Please make sure that you save your file to the DPI Guidelines below. (In case of scaled files i.e.: if your file is set at 1:10 (10%) scale then the DPI must be x10 times higher to compensate)

Vinyls, Static cling, Posters, Small stickers, Window decals

  • Upto A4 Size    300dpi
  • Over A3 Size    150dpi

Banners, Backdrops, Foamex, Dibond, Correx, Wallpaper, Contravision

  • Up to 2 m sq  125dpi
  • 2-5 m sq 100dpi
  • 5-25 m sq   80dpi
  • 25-50 m sq 50dpi
  • Over 50 m sq 30dpi

Pole Pockets

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.  So if you have 150mm flat pockets top and bottom, please don’t let any text or logos to run into these areas. Please note that on a 1500mm flat pocket you will also need to leave an additional 25mm extra for the weld (so 175mm in total. Background colours or images are fine, just no readable text or logos.

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.
For the full comprehensive guide on Pole Pockets click this link please refer to our Pole Pocket Guide here.

Bleed & Crop Marks

Banners, Fabrics and Backdrops

Set your artwork without bleed or crop marks. On banners please remember to leave clear area all around of 4cm so not to conflict with the position of the eyelets.

Decals, Vinyl Prints, Rigid Boards

Please supply all files with 5mm bleed all round.  Please don’t save the files with crop marks.

Cut to shape

Vinyl / static cling

In case of an artwork being cut to shape, we require a 5mm bleed plus a contour cut supplied in a separate layer. The cut line should be a contrasting stroke colour to the artwork and clearly named in an individual layer ‘CutContour’

Banners

When showing eyelet positions and/or wind slits or cutter lines on banners.  Please supply the artwork file and a separate cutter file.  Please ensure that both files are set to the same artboard size and are set to the same scale.
Please supply a separate ai, eps, or pdf file with the cutter or eyelets marks.

Please note

Banner World can not be held responsible for any spelling errors / typos / incorrect telephone numbers, or improper setup of files.  If we believe that a file is incorrect before production we will contact you and request a new file.  We may refuse to accept files not suitably prepared for print.  Any additional operations aimed at correcting files to the above guidelines and all changes made by Banner World upon the request of the customer shall be treated as an additional service and may incur an extra surcharge.

Frequently Asked Questions 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 higher quality backdrops at much lower costs than our competitors.

Are your 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 supplying 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?

Dependent on the finishing specification, backdrops which are under 2.9m in one dimension will not require a join. Some finishing such as pole pockets top and bottom will require more fabric, so this figure then reduces to 2.6m.

Larger backdrops will have a seam where section pieces of material are stitch-seamed 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 special 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?

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

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 banner.