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EDIT: Does anyone know a nice website where i can get a big black backdrop
with a basic white logo on it for cheap?
Last edited by ShestShestShest at Sep 3, 2009,
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Ok so a banner.. where can i order a cheap one that's just like plain black with a band logo in the center cause from what i see most backdrops are 300$+ and they expect you to order a full portrait backdrop not just a plain piece of fabric with a small graphic in the middle.
#5
whenever me and some friends of mien have gigs, we go to an op-shop. Get a big bed sheet (no elastic) make a stencil. Then go to this place called olive grove where they have silk screens and inks they let us use.

usually we use an A3 or A2 piece of paper for each letter, then print them smack bang in the middle or toward the bottom right.

all up= about 50-75 bucks
#6
banners.

check out http://. they mainly do racing canopies, but can easily do banners, i think.
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Quote by ShestShestShest
Just a quick question.
What's the name for those fabric backdrops that bands have at shows? They are like quilts or something, i'm pretty sure there's a special name for them?.
and where can i order a custom one with my band's logo on it?

I've always just called it a 'backdrop'

Make your own, it's easy, buy some canvas, preferably black, (you may have to sew two lengths together along their sides if you can't buy a wide piece) use 'tailor's chalk' to draw out your design, mask it of with 'masking tape and newspaper' making sire that the tape is well stick down, then use white household emulsion paint on it. Many people prefer a black and white backdrop because it stands out with all the coloured lights on a stage, but if you want to add colour, undercoat an colour sections with white first.
It'll stiffen up a bit using household paint but it'll still roll up (don't fold it)

To get one custom made, it could cost you quite a lot of money.
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Quote by SlackerBabbath
I've always just called it a 'backdrop'

Make your own, it's easy, buy some canvas, preferably black, (you may have to sew two lengths together along their sides if you can't buy a wide piece) use 'tailor's chalk' to draw out your design, mask it of with 'masking tape and newspaper' making sire that the tape is well stick down, then use white household emulsion paint on it. Many people prefer a black and white backdrop because it stands out with all the coloured lights on a stage, but if you want to add colour, undercoat an colour sections with white first.
It'll stiffen up a bit using household paint but it'll still roll up (don't fold it)

To get one custom made, it could cost you quite a lot of money.



It would be pretty difficult to hand draw the logo.
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Quote by ShestShestShest
That gives me an idea. Maybe i'll use a projector so i can just trace that.

Oh definately, it's even easier if you can lay your hands on a projector.

Or, here's another idea, if you own a projector, why not just have a white sheet and project your backdrop on stage? You can even change the design during the gig too.
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My drummer knows a guy that made us a simple white on black banner for a case of beer. But that only cause we know a guy, something simple like white on black can't be too expensive though.
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The best backdrop material is felt. Its dirt cheap at fabric stores. Anything with a high thread count is going to get shiny in stage lights. One of the Band's that I've opened for uses a 12' X 12' banner of Black Felt that they spray painted thier logo on. They used a computer to print out three tranperancies for thier logo, and then used the projector trick and chalk, (as sudgested in the threads above) to do thier logo. Cost them 50 bucks all in all.

UG has this thread on lock down. Everything that they said, has been done, there's no better proof than this picture. We opened for Bugota. That banner is suspended on a metal rod between two light poles. Pretty simple design actually.

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Well i don't own a projector and moving around on stage would interrupt the image.


Yeah, it'd shake like there's an earthquake. Possibly not a bad thing.
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Yeah, it'd shake like there's an earthquake. Possibly not a bad thing.


Well I mean't like moving between the light and the wall interrupting the projection but ok.


Anyway, yeah i tried some basic fabric work today and that is out of my reach.

So does anyone know a nice website where i can get a big black backdrop
with a basic white logo on it for cheap?
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We got ours done by a vinyl printing company. I think it's 4ft x 12 ft and it cost us about $50 or so.

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We got ours done by a vinyl printing company. I think it's 4ft x 12 ft and it cost us about $50 or so.

CT


That's pretty nice. Some guy was saying that felt is the best material to get the banner in though.

Why did you choose vinyl?
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