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  • Eco-Friendly Material
  • Flame Retardant
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18 reviews for Stage Backdrops and Drapes

  1. Daniel Takes A Train (verified owner)

    Super quality backcloth just delivered, every one is amazed, we now look so professional! Many thanks to Craig at Banner World for his help and advice.

  2. Sam Lawrence (verified owner)

    Lovely backdrop, great quality. The only reason I cannot give 5 stars is that we had a bit of a panic with the last-minute delivery – though this was the couriers fault and not Banner World.

  3. Maddy Johnson (verified owner)

    Just wow! Our new stagecloth is fantastic. Ordering was easy and the team at Banner World were really professional, answering all our questions before we purchased.

  4. Karen Smith (verified owner)

    Absolutely delighted with the backdrop I ordered from Bannerworld! The fabric quality is outstanding. Far better than I could ever have hoped for. Print quality is equally superb, showing bright, clear colours, and all edging is finished to the highest standard.

    When I rolled this out at our recent gig, the reaction from band members and everyone in the venue was brilliant to see. Definitely going to be an asset to our band.

    Honestly can’t recommend this company highly enough. Dispatch time was three days after I’d uploaded the file, so delivered really quickly too.

  5. David Griffin-Stephens (verified owner)

    Great quality, crisp image printing. Really simple ordering and uploading. Would absolutely use banner world again for scenic backdrops.

  6. Ceri Woolway (verified owner)

    I purchased three large backdrops for our village pantomime from Banner World. I had considered a few other businesses, but went with these guys as they were helpful from the start, providing us with free samples of the fabrics and printing which other companies don’t always do. They were very quick to answer emails and very helpful with it too.

    Delivery was exactly when they said it would be, and they were very accommodating to our needs. I was nervous once the order was made as, while very reasonably priced, our order was a significant sum of money. I needn’t have worried. The quality was fantastic, all our requests had been carried out exactly as asked for and they looked fabulous on stage. Lots of great comments were made by audience members.

    I’m actually writing this review almost a year after our purchase, and can confirm not only is the quality great, they last well over time also.

    We’re now planning to purchase three more for our next show.

  7. Ballet Theatre UK (verified owner)

    Thanks so much for the speedy delivery of our touring backdrops. The quality is outstanding and we will certainly be using Banner World again at these prices.

  8. Michelle Ryan (verified owner)

    All agree that this is the best quality backcloth we have ever bought – and it was the cheapest. We now know where to come!

  9. Starling Players (verified owner)

    The new drape is great, so colourful and perfect for our play. Thanks for the help with the background artwork.

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    Liz Lyall
    7/17/2018
  • After much researching, to find a decent banner for our band, we settled on Banner World. The site was easy to use and flawless, and the cost was very competitive.

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    Andy Monk
    5/25/2018
  • I ordered a 3 x 2 metre backdrop for our band.
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    John Hanslip
    3/27/2018
  • My banners are absolutely perfect. Strong, high print quality, deep colors and impeccable finishes. Fantastic price too. Thank you very much. It's a pleasure work with your company.

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    3/01/2018
  • Banner World are simply the best. Good Prices, fast delivery times and excellent quality. Nothing is too much trouble for John and his team. Order with confidence, you will not... read more

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    2/27/2018
  • Very pleased with polyester banners ordered on 2 occasions for video backdrops. High quality printing, well packaged, and arrived on time.

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Premium Stage Backdrops and Stage Backcloths

We know that you will not find a higher class of product than ours on the market at this price point. Our printed fabric stage backcloths are supplied ready to hang, sewn all round and finished to your requirements.

Several clients have remarked that buying theatrical backdrops and stage backdrops from us are cheaper than renting from other suppliers!

We print from your artwork – this can be your 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. Many of these are perfect for scenery theatre backdrops. We are always happy to advise on your artwork design if needed.

  • Flame retardant fabric
  • Non-reflective
  • Lightweight for hanging, storage and transport
  • Eco-friendly and easily recycled
  • Single or Double-Sided (ask for details)
  • Choice of standard or blackout fabric (ask for more information)
  • Finishing to your specification – eyelets, hems, sleeve pockets etc.
  • Maximum size in both dimensions without a join = 2.6m to 2.9m depending on finishing

Custom Made Printed Theatre Backdrops

Our Stage and Theatre Backdrops are custom-made to your specifications and requirements. Do you have a particular fixing issue? We can help with a range of professional finishing options.

Professional Stage Backdrops Manufacturing

Our class-leading printed stage backdrops, drapes and scrims are manufactured using a dye-sublimation process print process. This print technique makes our stage and theatre backdrops extremely hardwearing and colourfast as the ink fuses into the fabric on a molecular level becoming part of the substrate. The Dye Sublimation print process means your stage banner will not run or fade like many of the cheaper alternatives on the market. This high-quality product is foldable and lightweight for secure storage. Click here to find out more about the print process.

Stage Backdrop Printing at Any Size

Our popular Stage and Theatre Backdrops and Drapes are custom-made to any size to suit your requirements. Whether you are performing in a small hall or big theatre, we have the solution.

Our maximum print width on premium fabrics is 3 metres. Backdrops larger than 2.6m to 2.9m (subject to finishing specification) in both dimensions will have panels seamed together. We do have alternative materials with a width of up to 5 metres.

Made from a sturdy 210gsm knitted polyester fabric and printed in vibrant full colour. These custom backdrops fold and roll up to be used again and again, always looking fantastic.

Stage Backcloths Usage

Ideal for stage backdrops, stage backcloths, stage scrims, stage drapes, theatre displays, custom backdrops, conferences, pantomime backcloths, museum backdrops, exhibition displays, red carpet events, photoshoots and point of sale displays.

Ideal on stage or against a solid surface, our standard stage backdrops will let some light through from behind if there is a stable enough light source. For a total blackout, use our Blockout Fabric.

Finishing Options

We finish the material can be finished to your specification – choose eyelets or pole pockets to suit. Many Stage and Theatre Backdrops will have eyelets at the top for hanging the banner. You can include a Pole pocket at the bottom from which a weight would be slid in (wooden dowel, broom handles or metal pipe).

Washable by hand – wipe clean. Smaller stage backcloths can also be easily machine washed at 30 degrees.

Stage Backdrops Material Specification

Our standard specification for stage backdrops is as follows:

  • 210 gsm polyester fabric
  • 100% PES
  • Non-reflective and anti-glare
  • Flame retardant

Other materials are available, such as Polyester 115gsm, Veil 55gsm, Blockout Polyester 240gsm. Check here for more Fabrics ideal for Stage Backdrops and Stage Backcloths.

Stage Backdrop Prices

We make theatre and stage backdrops to any custom size, but here are some standard size stage banner prices, including finishing.

  • 12m x 8m – £1776.00
  • 12m x 6m – £1332.00
  • 8m x 6m – £888.00
  • 6m x 4m – £444.00
  • 4m x 3m – £239.39
  • 3m x 3m – £188.54
  • 3m x 2m – £125.69
  • 2m x 2m – £83.80

Prices are exclusive of VAT. Free delivery on orders over £250, £12 delivery to mainland UK destinations if under £250.

Customer Service

Call us for pre-sales advice or for any help you may need during the order process. Our team are all fully experienced in the specification, design, manufacture and installation of stage backdrops.

Flame Retardancy Certificate

Our Fire Certificate for stage backcloth material 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.

Design Guide for Stage Backdrops

Set your dimensions correctly

Please set your artwork to the correct proportions of your final printed stage backcloths. 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 printers use a full-colour dye-sublimation printing process which works using cyan, magenta, yellow and black inks. Files that are sent to us 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 stage backdrops

Please leave a clear area of approx 50mm inside the edge of the banner. Background colour and images are fine, the eyelets can obscure just no important text elements, small print or logos as these. We will add hems and eyelets unless otherwise stated. It is not advisable 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. Holes spacing might vary slightly on different sizes of banners.

Pole pockets on stage backdrops

We can finish your backdrops with pole pockets if required. Set to the overall finished size of the backcloth, including the pole pockets. Standard scaffold tubes need 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 fine, just not text or vital information. Check here for more information on pole pockets and how to design for them.

Stage backdrop design principles

For stage backdrop design, it is always important to consider viewing distances. Create your artwork to give the highest possible impact. Contrasting colours will give your backdrop much more clout than washed out subtle colours.

A single scene is usually ideal for a theatre backdrop design.

Consider the size of your text if used. From a distance, larger text is easier to read. Use upper and lower fonts.

Cramming every little bit of information onto your stage backdrop is not a good idea. Less is more. Remember to use areas of space and give your design space to breathe. The best backdrops are always simple and straight to the point.

Technical Specifications Back to top


Material Weight

210gsm

Fabric

Knitted Polyester 210gsm

Flame Retardancy

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

Printing

High quality dye-sublimation printing.

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


How big can you make stage backdrops?

Any size is possible. Our machines print at up to 3.2m wide and larger backdrops are seamed together.

Do you have a fire certificate?

Yes, this can be downloaded from this page. Our backdrop fire certificates are unique in the industry in that we have had them tested after printing at a top UK Laboratory. Many providers simply use a standard material manufacturers certificate, which are often rejected by venue safety officers.

What size should my stage backdrop be?

We can make backdrops to any size! Check with your venues first to see what size of backdrop they can allow.

Clever design can allow you to have a larger backdrop and drape some material on the floor if your venue ceiling is low.

Will my backdrop have 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.