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We love printing band backdrops and stage scrims for bands. What’s more, we love seeing insanely cool action photos of our band backdrops and scrims on stage, being used by the amazing bands that we love working with. Here’s 12 amazing photos of some of the stage backdrops and band scrims we’ve recently printed for bands all over the US and Canada.
1. Big Mama Band Backdrop for Icon For Hire
This 20’x25′ is just a killer stage backdrop: it’s HUGE, and you’re guaranteed that every single person in your audience will remember your logo if they turn up this show.
2. Bright Colors On Outdoor Stage Scrims for Skya = Makes An Impact
Syka got some beautiful 6’x6′ stage scrims from us over a year ago. This is just a stunning example of how a set of scrims can make your band look really, really sharp on stage.
3. Bad Habitz Wins A Stage Backdrop And Designs It Beautifully
Bad Habitz won a free stage backdrop in our recent Special. They did an incredible job on the artwork, you can clearly see how much of a difference this beautifully designed banner makes on stage.
4. 3 Pill Morning 8’x8’s – This One Is Just Awesome
This photo is perhaps one the most killer photos I’ve seen of our stage banners – just, wow!
5. Daybreak Design POPS In Your Eyeballs In These 6’x6’s
Daybreak just got these banners last week – they are a pair of 6’x6 band scrims, and we’re confident they’ll be seeing a bigger crowd now that they have such an eye-pleasing image on stage.
6. Ghostship With Their 8’x12′ Stage Backdrop
This dye sublimated poly poplin banner is just stunning – we love their bright design and how this size fits their stage perfectly. Colors will pop strongly on our dye sub poly poplin material, which is a beautiful fabric for banners.
7. Beyond Fate Goes Wild With Their Stage Scrims
They got the right idea: stage scrims equals have a lot of fun on stage.
8. Tuscan Road OWNS This Stage
Tuscan Road got a pair of beautiful 3’x7’s and a 12’x15 for this stage set up. They literally own this stage with their unique music, look and feel.
9. 23 EXP Looks Fantastic With Vertical Banners
23 EXP understands the beauty of vertical banners – they don’t take up a whole lot of space on a small stage, and these 3’x6′ vertical banners look amazing and will have a huge impact at any show. Notice how they make the stage look exciting and fun, while not taking up precious space. This can work for even very small clubs and bars, where you may not have room for larger band scrims or a stage backdrop.
10. Design That Pops On 6’x6′ Stage Scrims – Ghostfeeders
Ghostfeeders designed their banner really simple, and you can see how a simple design POPS really well even it very dimly lit venues with their 6’x6′ band scrims.
That’s a wrap! For more photos, check out our gallery. If you’d like to get your own band backdrop or stage scrims, please email Mendy – I’d be happy to work with your band on the perfect size for your shows.
My band is an awesome group, and we’re quickly growing and getting bigger shows – but we don’t have a stage backdrop or scrims. This problem resonates with us deeply, because we hear this problem from bands every day. Rock n’ roll bands always make a scene on stage – but what about your stage backdrop? Stage backdrops are a key factor in your stage presence, so it’s absolutely essential that you consider this inexpensive addition to your band at your shows. Here’s a solution to this problem.
Design Your Stage Backdrop The Right Way
Rock n’ roll bands often play in dark, dimly lit clubs and bars. The lighting on stage may or may not be adequate for your fans to make the small logo on your drum covers or bass heads, let alone a stage backdrop. Mendy, the band backdrops and stage scrims specialist has the following recommendations to make sure your stage backdrop makes a difference:
- Bright colors vs. Pastel Colors
- Size And Design Of Logo
With over a decade printing stage backdrops for bands and band scrims, we have seen a lot of artwork from bands across the spectrum of the music industry in the US and Canada. The number one no-no is pastel colors, in our view: pastel colors like pink, grey and green are colors that blend in with each other. A stage backdrop that is designed with soft colors will NOT make an impact in your audience’s eyes, since all your artwork will blend in their eyes.
Always make sure your stage backdrop contains bright colors that contrast sharply with each other. This will ensure that your logo POPS in any venue.
The logo size is another super-critical aspect in your stage backdrop. If the logo is too small and is surrounded by busy artwork, it will get lost in your audience’s eyes. We’ve seen too many pieces of artwork that look fantastic in theory, but unfortunately do not make a mark in your fan’s eyeballs.
The logo or the name of the band should therefore always be front and center, and the design should be minimal so your design PUSHES the logo into your fan’s eyeballs.
Get the right material. There are various materials that we can print on, but for the most part, we recommend 70/30-vinyl mesh. This is a fantastic material in that it both holds colors really well, it is very rugged and it’s light for easy travel on tours. For 90 percent of the bands we have worked with in the last decade, they have found this material to be the ideal choice for stage backdrops. It will print beautifully with your artwork and provide your band with the best bang for your buck.
We also offer a beautiful 13 oz. Solid vinyl, which is heavier than the vinyl mesh but it is a solid material. In terms of fabric materials, we can print band backdrops on dye sublimated poly poplin. This is a stunning fabric that prints artwork with excellent color reproduction. There are other materials and plenty of finishings too to make it easy to set up your stage backrop.
To learn more about designing and buying a stage backdrop or stage scrims from please email Mendy. I’ll be happy to work with you.
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Get out there, get gigs, buy a band backdrop.
That’s the order of business of every band, especially for new groups. Specifically, we believe in the power of the last item in this to do list. When you buy a band backdrop, you have the ability to do wonders on stage. Stage backdrops are more than just banners – they are just as important as your music.
The 50/50 Rule
Band backdrops for stage are part of our 50/50 rule. This rule is simple:
- 50 percent of your show is the stage presence, choreography and performance
- 50 percent is the actual music you play and sing.
So when you buy a band backdrop, you’re meeting an acute need of your bands’ fans by providing them with a high quality stage presence. That’s why we believe that band backdrops are so key to a good performance, at any show.
Buy The Right Size Band Backdrop
Every band that I work with tells me that size of the band backdrop they buy or the stage scrim is a factor of how big their venues are. When you’re playing at huge festival, you need your logo to be seen for miles. But your budget may not allow for two stage backdrops, and if majority of your shows are in small venues, that huge band backdrop just won’t fit in a small bar. To learn more about sizes on stage, click here to view our photo gallery. This will give you a visual aid to understanding how band backdrops and band scrims actually look on stage. You can always contact us and we will be happy to guide you in this process.
Where To Buy A Backdrop?
“Our family, friends and fans were blown away with how good our backdrop looked.”
Instead of us telling you, we’ll let Scott Trudeau from Tribute, a celebration of Allman Brothers in Atlanta, GA band say it in his words about his band backdrop:
“Everyone in the band and all our family, friends and fans were blown away with how good our backdrop looked. So, from all of us, THANK YOU! We are so happy with the banners you made for us several months ago. We’ve been using those and have received plenty of compliments on them!
Here’s a photo of their stunning 10’x20′ stage backdrop and two 4’x10′ and either side as well – now that’s stage presence!
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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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!
Mendy, the Bands Specialist at Northcoast Banners
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!
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
- 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:
- Assemble feet first, followed by attaching the side poles (67.5″ Lengths) to the feet.
- 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.
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.
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.