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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.

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How To Set Up A Band Backdrop With Grommets And Pole Pockets

There are several ways to set up your band backdrop or stage scrims. When buying band backdrops, make sure to inquire about the finishings, as these are very important for your setup before shows.

Grommets

Our stage backdrops and stage scrims can be customized with grommets along every two feet, on all four sides of the band backdrop or scrim. These are very handy, as they can be used to hang your banner just about any way possible at any venue. All you need is a piece of cord to thread through the grommets, and you will be set up anywhere you go. We generally advise grommets on every banner, just to ensure that you’ll always have this option if you need it.

Pole Pockets

2.5″ pole pockets on top and bottom of your stage banner are popular ways to hang your stage backdrop. Stage scrims and stage backdrops look great on a clean smart stage stand. You can use a stage stand to hang your banners using our simple and easy video that shows you how to create a stage stand in minutes, with about $15 in PVC piping.

Velcro

We can provide the option of velcro strips along the back of your stage backdrops, so you can easily stick them up. This is especially handy with small stage banners.

Please contact Mendy to learn more about finishings for your band backdrops, I’ll be happy to help.

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Stage Scrims That Look Great At Outdoor Shows

Stage scrims look great indoors in small clubs and bars. In fact, a well-designed band scrim can make for a great stage backdrop or scrim even in a large outdoor venue. Here’s some tips for buying stage and band scrims.

1. Consider your budget

For new and up and coming bands, it’s important to consider your budget before you make any investment. It can be tough starting out, so that’s why we created a Touring Band Special on our band scrims – click here to learn more about the specials. 6’x6′ is our most popular size for stage scrims, and they look great on stage.

2. Prepare your design before you buy a stage banner

Take the time work with a good graphic designer on our band scrim design. Make sure your logo or artwork for your stage backdrop contrasts sharply so that your colors POP. We have some great tips for designing a banner.

3. Buy the right size stage backdrop or scrim

It’s critical to consider how you will use your stage backdrops or band scrims. Do you play indoors mostly, at bars and nightclubs? Or does your band get a lot of outdoor shows at festivals? Think about how much space you’ll have on the stage to set up your stage backdrop, and how you will hang the stage banner.

Here’s some great photos of stage scrims being used indoors and outdoors.

band scrims - syka Syka Stage Backdrop stage scrim within the myth

 

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Stage Backdrops For Bands: Why Your Brand Needs A Backdrop

Every band needs a stage backdrop, and every brands needs a backdrop too. In a industry where bands are a dime a dozen, it is absolutely critical that your band stands out.

How can you make sure your band doesn’t disappear into the crowds? What will a stage backdrop do for your band? At Northcoast Banners, we have a simple rule that holds true for every band: Stay Remembered.

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A stage backdrop is the most inexpensive and effective way for your band to be remembered long after your show. At every nightclub or bar, there’s a lot more going on in addition to your music. The lights are often skimpy, the crowd noise is can be deafening, and crush of people makes everything hard to notice. But a well designed band backdrop POPS in your audience’s eyes at any place in the venue – especially a tall or wide stage backdrop.

To learn more about how to design a stage backdrop that pops, please click here to email Mendy. I will be more than happy to help.

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Aranda Covers Sweet Child O’ Mine

Aranda, a fantastic rock band just posted this awesome video of their cover of Sweet Child O’ Mine with our stage scrims on stage. This video is a great representation of how powerful a set of 6’x6′ stage scrims can be even on a large outdoor stage.

To learn more about band scrims, click here.

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