Custom Backdrop Banners for Any Event

Give people something to remember when they attend your event. Add a backdrop banner in activities where photo opportunities can double as souvenirs. Our custom backdrops are perfect for weddings, conferences, and even fashion shows. Print your logo or choose any background image as a backdrop design. You can choose from two types of vinyl and a wide range of sizes. We have several customizable specs so you can get the custom banner specific to your needs. If you have a design ready, just upload the file and we can proof it for free.

Custom backdrops come with a free carrying case for easy transport and storage. We also offer free shipping for qualified orders.

Choose the Right Size and Material for Your Custom Backdrops

The most important things to consider when choosing the size and material for your custom backdrops are the venue and number of guests. Here’s a handy guide when it comes to our most popular sizes:

  • 5' x 8' can fit 2-3 persons at the same time. It’s suitable for small events and gatherings.
  • 8' x 8' can accommodate 4-5 persons in one photo. This is a proper size for small conferences and trade shows.
  • 12' x 8' is for group photo sessions. Perfect for big events and parties.
  • 20’ x 8’ is our largest backdrop size and can accommodate a large group in one photo.

There are two materials available for our custom backdrops: standard and premium vinyl custom backdrops.

Standard 13 oz. Vinyl

Standard 13 oz. Vinyl

  • More affordable option
  • Has great tear-resistance and tensile strength
  • Can last up to 3-5 years in the outdoors
  • Comes in matte finish

Matte 18 oz. Vinyl

Matte 18 oz. Vinyl

  • Stronger and smoother than the standard option
  • Can last up to 5 years outdoors
  • Fungus-resistant and tear-resistant
  • Less prone to sagging and stretching

3 Simple Tips to Achieve a Standout Backdrop Design

Designing for large format prints is a lot different from designing brochures or business cards, but that doesn't mean it's more complicated. Here’s what you can do to get a crisp and clear custom backdrop.

  1. Use the right image resolution. We recommend a minimum of 300 dpi to ensure your backdrop looks sharp up close and from afar.
  2. Use a sans serif font. If you’re incorporating text into the backdrop design, pick a font that people can easily read regardless of the size. People will be looking at the event photos once they’re printed or uploaded online, after all.
  3. Choose your colors wisely. It goes without saying that you need to pick contrasting colors for your backdrop to stand out. However, there’s also the venue lighting to consider, and in some cases, even the event’s color motif. To be on the safe side, pick vivid but dark hues for your backdrop. This prevents your design from getting washed out from harsh lighting or flash photography.

Assembling Your Custom Backdrop

how to assemble backdrops

Step 1 - Position the poles in the area where the backdrop will be displayed.

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Step 2 - Attach the metal bases onto the vertical poles.

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Step 3 - Insert the horizontal poles into the backdrop banner’s pole pockets.

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Step 4 - Connect the horizontal poles to the vertical poles and lift the backdrop to its position.

Backdrop Printing FAQs

How can I get free shipping with my order?

We offer free ground shipping for each item order worth at least $69. Additional charges may apply to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada.

Can I buy just the stands for the backdrop?

No, we only offer banner replacements or the whole set.

Can I use your custom backdrops outdoors?

Yes. Our custom backdrops are printed on fade-resistant and waterproof vinyl that’s safe for outdoor use.

What’s the difference between a custom backdrop and a step and repeat banner?

Custom backdrops usually have a single photo, business name, or brand logo in the design, while step and repeat banner designs feature a repeating pattern made from a single design element such as a logo.

Do you offer your custom backdrops in custom sizes?

Yes, we do. You can customize the size of your backdrop based on the following ranges:
  • Width: 4 ft. up to 20 ft.
  • Height: 4 ft. up to 8 ft.

Can I print on both sides of the backdrops?

Yes, you can. To do this, just select Front and Back in the Printed Sides option.

How do I print my design or photo into a backdrop?

You can directly upload your artwork or photos when placing your order. We also have an easy-to-use, browser-based design tool to create your design or make some quick edits. You can upload additional images and add text, shapes, and colors.

What file type, format, and resolution should I upload my file in?

We recommend saving your file in CMYK in JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, EPS, DOCX, or DOC format to preserve the design’s quality. Take note that our minimum resolution is 300 dpi, while the maximum allowed file size is 200MB.

Do you offer proofing before we proceed to print?

Yes, we do. If you require a print proof, select “I need a PDF proof” under Proofing Options when uploading your artwork. One of our design specialists will email you the proof that you need to approve before we proceed to print.

How long does it take to print your custom backdrops?

Whether you are purchasing the banner only or the banner with stand, the standard turnaround time is three (3) business days. For an additional fee, you can expedite the production to two (2) business days.

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Which Backdrop Size Should You Get?

Check out this guide to learn how to determine the right backdrop size depending on what you’ll use it for.

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Choosing the Right File Type for Printing

Knowing which file type to save your design in can help prevent costly mistakes. We list down the different file types you need to know and where they’re best used for.

Custom Backdrops Specs

Material Benefits:

Standard 13 oz. Vinyl

  • Matte finish for great visibility even in bright light
  • Popular, economical option
  • Lasts 3-5 years outdoors, in temperatures as low as -4°F
  • Superior tear-resistance Tensile strength: 154.2 x 137 lbs/in

18 oz. Matte Vinyl

  • Matte finish for great visibility even in bright light
  • Strongest, smoothest and most versatile option
  • Lasts about 5 years outdoors, in temperatures as low as -22°F
  • Fungus resistance, ultimate tear-resistance Tensile strength: 285 x 239 lbs/in


Grommet Only

Sturdy grommets are also installed in the durable vinyl material of your banners at every 2 feet, you can then attach a rope or other binding material and secure the banner tightly.

                                                                Grommet Only

Pole Pockets

You can opt for pockets to easily support your banner through your frame's top and bottom bars.

                                                                Pole Pockets

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Download Blank Print Templates

Set up your backdrops print file with correct trim and folding lines by downloading a blank template for your preferred design software. 

Final Dimensions
96" x 96"
8' x 8' Backdrops
120" x 96"
10' x 8' Backdrops
144" x 96"
12' x 8' Backdrops
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January 31, 2020 by Charrae
“Quick turnaround i absolutely love my backdrop will be ordering another one today”
November 20, 2019 by Focused Marriages
“Service was great! Will use you all again in the future.”
November 4, 2019 by Endless
“I order a 7ft x 7Ft backdrop and Stand with my customer”
April 20, 2019 by Lawnguy
“I sent Print Runner a low quality logo and they were very helpful and fixed my image for me at no cost to me.”
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