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What is a Step and Repeat Backdrop?

  • What is a Step and Repeat Banner?

    You’ve no doubt seen them but maybe just didn’t realize what you were looking at.  A step and repeat banner is often used as a backdrop in which brand logos or some type of emblem is repeated across the entire banner.

    They are most commonly used during fashion or red carpet events.  You may also see them at weddings or for special gala evenings to give some extra flare to photos.

    Imagine your wedding guests taking pictures in front of a large, elegant banner with the couple’s names repeated in script across the background and you get an idea of how well it could be incorporated into a fun night.

    So what exactly is a step and repeat banner?

    When it comes to publicity, the backdrop can make a bigger impact than you initially might perceive. A step and repeat banner has an effective punch that can make event pictures go from blah to brilliant and lead potential customers to remember you when they’re hunting for just the product or service that your company happens to offer.  They are versatile, come in a variety of materials, colours and font styles, and can be altered to suit your particular needs. These products are sometimes called media walls, red carpet banners  or wedding walls.

    What types of materials can be used to create a step and repeat banner?

    There are two main materials used to create our step and repeat banners

    Typically this type of banner is made from vinyl banner material or polyester fabric.

    Polyester Fabric

    Polyester sublimated fabric tends to be the most durable and often results in the most beautiful, vibrant pictures. The fabric sublimated step and repeats also absorb a camera flash rather than reflect it.  We offer 300D polyester for our standard step and repeat displays with stand and 280 gram blockout polyester for our premium displays.

    13 oz Vinyl

    Vinyl banner can be less expensive, however vinyl reflects camera flashes, are harder to store and maintain and are significantly heavier. large vinyl banners can also be difficult to transport due to the need to be rolled instead of folded for transport.

    How do I set it up?

    Our standard step and repeat displays  are often hung on a stand-alone frame that telescopes to different lengths depending on your backdrop size.  There is a 3” sleeve finished on the top and bottom of these displays.

    If using these displays as stand alone items without stands we recommend finishing  grommets every two feet and in all four corners.

    Our premium stretch fit displays  are available in set sizes up to 20′, the banner slides over the top of the frame similar to a pillow case to create a tension fitted display. Want more ooomph? These banners can be printed DOUBLE SIDED



What Other Uses Are There For Step And Repeat Banners?

Obviously the most important result from a step and repeat banner is to get a company’s name out there to the public, so these types of banners are also very successful when used at trade shows or conventions.  They can be seen on display at grand openings of stores or restaurants, for demonstration backdrops, and, as previously mentioned, for a fun photo op at weddings and other celebrations.

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But What About Artwork?

Not sure on design? we have several options for step and repeat patterns available. Our design team will be happy to help you choose the right one for your display.  Need help with custom artwork? We can work with you to create something special.

How Does Ordering work?

Ordering is easy and can be done without leaving your desk.
Step One: Request a quotation 
Step Two: If you’d like to proceed let us know and we will send you an electronic invoice and order conformation
Step Three: Need artwork help? We’re here for you.  If you have print ready artwork we’re ready to go.
Step Four: You are provided a final proof with one free revision for your project. Once the proof is approved we move your project into the production queue. Standard turnaround is two weeks from approval of proofs. We will do our best to accommodate rush jobs.
Step Five: All Done! Your order is ready for pickup Not in Edmonton? We ship across Canada and the US.



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