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Photos Of Band Backdrops And Stage Scrims

This first gallery is a collection of Stage Backdrops that we have printed for many bands in the past few years.

This second gallery is a collection of recent photos of Stage Scrims.

These photos showcase many of the popular sizes of band backdrops and stage scrims that we have produced for bands all over the US. If you’re interested in a size that is not displayed here, just give us a shout. We can print ANY size stage banner for your band.

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Winner Of Our Second Band Backdrop and Stage Scrims Special!

Hey guys! Mendy here with Northcoast Banners. We love printing beautiful band backdrops and stage scrims for bands all over the country, and today we’re excited to announce the winners of our second Special. In this Special, the winners gets a free band backdrop or a set of stage scrims – check out the video above to see who won.

It Ain’t Over

If you didn’t win, remember to let us know that you need a stage backdrop or bands scrims. I have worked with HUNDREDS of bands, large and small, and our sizes, prices and materials are great for your band no matter the size of your show or budget.

Note To Winner

Click here to email Mendy for your prize!

Rock on!

Mendy, the Bands Specialist at Northcoast Banners

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Top 4 Reasons Why Band Backdrops And Scrims Are So Effective For Bands

For a band that tours often, stage backdrops are key to high powered performance. Band backdrops are lightweight, durable, and beautiful ways to showcase your logo.

At Northcoast Banners, we believe that the best way to find the right band backdrop or band scrims is talk with a band backdrop specialist. That’s why Mendy is on hand to talk with your band about your specific needs. Having a quick conversation will save your band money.

Here are the top four reasons why stage backdrops or stage scrim or band backdrop.

1. Your Music Sounds A LOT Better

Ever been to a show where there are no stage props, or the stage props are low quality? There’s tremendous power in a well-designed stage backdrop. It can quite literally take your band to the next level and help your music sound better at shows. Your fans ALWAYS show up for two things: 1. Good music 2. A good show. Without your band backdrop or band scrims you simply will not be able make an amazing show for your fans.

2. Most Affordable Way To Improve Stage Presence

Custom band backdrops for bands are the cheapest way for your band to make a HUGE difference, even if you’re on a tight budget. We offer great pricing for our band scrims and custom stage backdrops for bands; we’re fully aware that a budget for an up-and-coming band can be tight. Right now, your band needs get lots of gigs and just get yourself out there, and one of the best ways to do this is with a custom backdrop or stage scrims. In fact, even our band scrims can make a big difference in small venue. Oftentimes, your band will find itself playing in small venues like bars and nightclubs. In this case, it’s easy to get a beer spill all over your stunning logo on your band backdrop or band scrims. We provide materials that are easily cleaned and are tough enough for any touring band.

3. You Can Finally Set Your Band Apart From The Rest

Make no mistake: there’s literally hundreds and hundreds of bands everywhere in the US. One of the cheapest and easiest and quickest ways for your band to distinguish your unique music is with a band backdrop. Band backdrops or stage scrims are great ways to instantly broadcast your logo at any event, and establish your band with it’s particular style.

4. Amp Up Your Branding

Your logo will literally jump off the stage with our beautifully printed band banners. Stage banners attract loyal fans by broadcasting your imagery to very person in your audience – no matter how big your venue is.One of the best things you can do to instantly convert your stage into YOUR own event.

Our custom band backdrops for bands are printed on high quality materials that will make your logo look incredibly vibrant and bright. Ask us about design tips to ensure your band’s imagery looks bright and crisp. Check out this first photo below of two 6’x6′ band scrims for Circleswitch – they can be seen from over 150 feet away! The photo of Ashes of Ares is a beautiful shot of an 8’x12′ stage backdrop, and the last shot is an 8’x10′. To get YOUR band banners or scrim, give us a shout today!

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How To Build A Stage Stand For Your Band Scrims Or Stage Backdrop


Buying a stage scrim is a great first step to building your band’s identity. Now, you can easily set up your stage backdrop or scrim by following NorthcoastBanners simple video. For about $15 in PVC piping, you’ll have your stage banners and band scrims set up in minutes.

6’x6′ Stage Stand

Tools Needed:

  • Hacksaw
  • Sharpie Marker

Materials for the Stage Stand**:

  • 4 – 1″ x 10′ PVC Pipe
  • 2 – 1″ 90 Degree Elbow Joints
  • 4 – 1″ Tee Joints

**For two stands just double the quantity of the materials.

Costs for Stage Stand Materials

Costs for everything is around $15 from your local hardware store

Cut PVC Pipe to the Following Lengths:

  • 2 – 6’2″ (74″) * Top and Bottom
  • 2 – 5’7.5″ (67.5″) * Sides
  • 2 – 7″
  • 4 – 12″

**For different size banners, add 2″ to your banner’s width for the top and bottom poles, and subtract 4.5″ from the banner’s height for the vertical poles; this is to accommodate for elbow and tee joints. These dimensions may be slightly different for you depending on your materials.

Assembly Process for the Stage Stand:

  1. Assemble feet first, followed by attaching the side poles (67.5″ Lengths) to the feet.
  2. Slide the top and bottom poles (74″ Lengths) through the pole pockets on your stage scrim and then attach to the sides.

Stage Stands Outdoors:

For outdoor uses, we recommend placing sand bags or some sort of weight at the bottom of the feet for added stability.

For more information on stage banners, stage scrims, stage mesh, or stage stands please feel free to call us at 973-234-2201 or request a quote.

Thanks to Typhaon, for letting us use their banners! You can check out their Facebook here.

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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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Bad Habitz Wins A Band Backdrop In Our Special!

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Bad Habitz, an up-and-coming youth band just won BIG – they got a free band backdrop from Northcoast Banners a few weeks ago. We offered a free set of band scrims or a band backdrop, and their new stage backdrop looks stunning.

Mendy, our bands manager worked closely with the band to ensure their banner looked perfect.
“Northcoast has been THE BEST throughout the entire process of obtaining our backdrop,” says Jon-Paul LeClair, from Bad Habitz.

“Mendy and the crew at Northcoast are driven to absolute customer commitment.”

Band scrims and band backdrops are important to us, because we know that these stage banners will make a huge difference for your band at every gig. That’s why we focus on getting every detail right. We work directly with you make sure your needs are met. We always print your stage backdrop promptly and ship them out to you for delivery on time for your gigs. LeClair agrees. “Wow! You cannot ask for a better company committed to excellence than Northcoast. It is THE place to get your stage scrims and backdrops. You will NOT be disappointed,” he beams.

To learn more or for a quote, please email Mendy or Request A Quote.

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Cornbred Gets A Beautiful 6’x8′ Band Backdrop

6’x8′ band backdrops are necessity for small and mid-size bands, and Cornbred, a rock and roll band that blends rock, pop and southern sounds knows this fact.

They just purchased their spankind new stage backdrop from Mendy, the bands manager at Northcoast Banners, and they are “loving our banner,” says Jon Cowart a member of the band.

Cornbred’s brand new song “Tonight” was recently released, watch this awesome music video here. You can also hit them up on Facebook.

Band scrims and backdrops are a tremendous asset on stage, so even if you’re band cannot afford a large format band backdrop, consider our 6’x8′ stage backdrop or a similar size. These backdrops will enhance loyalty to your brand at any gig, wherever you play. Your logo will stand out across the show and reach the eyeballs of every person in your audience.

Give us a shout if you’d like more information about pricing, sizes and how your band can get set up with a new stage backdrop today!

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Ghostfeeder Gets An Amazing Set of Custom Band Scrims

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New band scrims equals better shows. Bands across the US – like Ghostfeeder, an awesome rock band – are discovering the branding power of a band backdrop or custom band scrims.

“Until you get to a level where your band name is ubiquitous, you absolutely need to take advantage of every opportunity available to hammer your brand into peoples’ heads,” explains Walborn. He points out that bands are challenged with a competitive landscape, with many thousands of bands in performing the US alone. Derek Walborn, the vocalist, programmer and songwriter for the band says his new band scrims from Northcoast Banners are a critical component in their marketing strategy.

6’x6′ band scrims, which is the pair that was purchased by Ghostfeeder are the perfect size for small and large bands. They can help your band’s logo stand out in small venues like bars and and nightclubs. But we have also seen many bands use our stage scrims in large venues like outdoor music festivals or large indoor places. At an affordable rate, you can instantly convert a stage into your own show with custom band scrims.

“It’s hard to stand out in a sea of great bands and musicians,” Walborn says. However, he continues, “NorthCoast makes it a little easier to maximize your exposure and present yourself professionally with great products and artist-driven customer service.”

It’s a small investment with a large return. With a pair of 6’x6′ band scrims, Ghostfeeder band now has the capability to make any stage their own. You can too!backdrops for bands - ghostfeeders 2  landscape

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Spring Creek Station Performs With A Stunning New Band Backdrop

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Spring Creek Station, a country music band from central Illinois just played in Chillicothe, IL as the opener for country star Lee Brice. The show was a hit – and so was their beautiful new band backdrop from Northcoast Banners, says Harold Robinson, a player in the band.

“The banner is one of the single best investments we made for the band,” Robinson beams. “It gave us instant recognition without saying a word and people had a visual name to remember.”

Spring Creek Station’s band backdrop was far smaller than stage banner for Lee Brice, and yet, their backdrop completely converted the stage for their performance.

But they didn’t stop there. Increasingly, bands are choosing custom band backdrops that fit right in to smaller venues. With a range of small to large stage backdrops, it’s easy to make any stage your own, no matter where you play.

Robinson agrees. “Having the custom size banner for different size venues is a definite plus, which is why we got the large single back drop for larger shows and smaller side stage scrims for more intimate shows,” he says.

To learn more about custom backdrops for your gigs, just shoot us an email!

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How To Buy Band Scrims

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Band scrims are affordable stage banners for small and up-and-coming bands. These stage banners, while smaller than large stage backdrops, can make a big difference on stage.

Cost

The cost of a stage scrim depends on two factors:

  • Size of the scrim
  • Material of the scrim

The size of the stage scrim depends on how much space you have on stage, and how large you want your banners to be. It is often helpful to make a list of size venues your band plays at before you buy your band scrims. Stages come in all sorts of sizes, so it’s critical that you to know the dimensions of the stages where you will be playing before you move forward with sizes. We have experience with band banners at hundreds of venues across the US, and we can help you find the right size banner.

For bands on a budget, band scrims are ideal since they are considerably cheaper than large band backdrops – and they can make a big impact even at large, outdoor festivals.

For band scrim materials, we find vinyl mesh to be the most appropriate material. It is a 70/30 weave, which means that you can use these banners as an amp scrim: you can place them right in front of your speakers.

Sizes

Finding the right size is key for any stage banner, but for band scrims, a set of two 6’x6′ vinyl mesh scrims (or stage mesh) are ideal. We have printed this size for many brand new, small bands who have small shows, and it works beautifully in small clubs and bars. We can print scrims at any size – contact us for prices of  ANY size band scrims.

Finishings

We provide high grade finishings on all our stage scrims. Generally, we finish our band scrims with both grommets on all sides and 2.5″ pole pockets on the top and bottom – both at no extra cost – so your band has the option of hanging the banner with a cord, or using a stage stand. Of course, we have other finishings as well, and we can add whichever finishings you need.