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Best Materials For Band Backdrops And Stage Scrims

When your band sets out to buy a new band backdrop or band scrim, the options can be confusing. What material is best for a stage backdrop? Which materials allow for sound to pass through, and make the colors pop? It is essential that your band considers how you will be using the banners – indoors or outdoors, how you will hang them, and where in the venue – in order to purchase the right band backdrop. Here’s some helpful tips on buying the right materials.

1. Rugged Materials:

Vinyl mesh is a very rugged material – there’s no need to worry about the occasional (or frequent) beer spill on your stage scrims by an excited fan. Dirt, drinks and even food can be brushed right off a vinyl mesh stage backdrop, or wiped off with a damp piece of towel paper. You can learn more about all our materials and and sizes here.

2. Stage Backdrop Materials In Sunlight

For playing at outdoor shows like festivals, vinyl mesh is the best material. It does not get ruined easily in the sun, and can last several years of outdoor playing. Dye sublimated poly poplin band backdrops do not hold up well in the sunlight, and may need to be replaced as frequently as every 6 months.

3. Acoustic Transparency:

Since vinyl mesh is 70 percent material and 30 percent holes, these stage backdrops will allow for sound to pass through.  So even if you place your band backdrop smack in front of your players or speakers, there’s no cause for concern.

4. Bright Colors:

While vinyl mesh is far and away our most popular material with bands, we can also print on beautiful dye sublimated poly poplin. This is a fine fabric upon which colors look especially bright.

5. Merch Banners:

For your merchandise table where you sell your bands’ T-Shirts and bracelets and other promotional items, we most often print on a crisp 13 ounce solid vinyl. Colors on this material look solid and bright.

6. Cost Effective Materials:

Vinyl mesh is about half the price of poly poplin or even cheaper, and it looks fantastic on stage. Over all, it is our most popular material for bands; 90  percent of our band backdrops are printed on 70/30 vinyl mesh. To learn more about materials for stage banners and to order your stage backdrop, fill out our request form here.

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