"...at the back of the stage, they had a picture from the first album, which was a lot of bobbies running down the street with truncheons – which was what was going on in London with the race riots. But in Ireland, it looked like Belfast. So, it was a very, very, very tense moment as this backdrop was opened up. And there was a real sense of jeopardy, there was a violence in the air. I was terrified, I was excited, and rock and roll was not entertainment in that moment. It was not a matter of life and death, something much more serious. So me and my mates stayed up, trying to figure out how we could all be in bands that meant as much as The Clash."
This is a quote from Bono (U2), describing the experience of his first attended concert. This is the type of sentiment, power, and emotion that a Custom Backdrop can bring to your show, and what we aspire to enable you to share with your audience every night. Next to our Custom Drumheads, Custom Backdrops are the most timeless products long associated with live music, and with good reason!
Our Custom Backdrops are one of our best-selling products, and a constant favorite of discerning professionals worldwide. Backdrops provide a large, while still extremely portable, canvas for self-expression. Whether by itself or used in conjunction with our Custom Drumheads, Scrims, or Grill Cloth - Backdrops are a staple of current musicians, and long since used by generations of musicians before us. Our Custom Scrims boast the highest digital print quality, most durable materials, and most over-kill fabrication available. Read on the SPECS page to learn more.
Ordering is a pretty straight-forward process. Start by selecting the width and height from either fabric's drop down menu below. Please make sure to select an option for each drop down menu. If you don't need an item in a drop down menu, simply select –No Item–. If you have any additional comments, questions, or specifics about the order, please include them there as well. You can also list anything pertaining to finishing options, color changes, artwork modifications, due date, etc there. After your options are selected, simply add the product to your Cart. From there, you can either shop for more EC products, or proceed to checkout.
If you have artwork, you can upload it at this time using our Artwork Uploader. If we will be creating custom artwork for you, we will begin the creative process after the order is placed. You can always email us at email@example.com or call us at +1 (608) 519-0316 with any questions.
Once you proceed to checkout, you can enter your credit card information and the order will automatically be entered into production! One of our Customer Service Reps will be in touch with you immediately to confirm the artwork and any other specifics regarding the order. Custom Backdrops are currently on a 2 week turnaround, but keep in mind that we're a custom company - and that includes our turnaround times! If you need a backdrop in less than 2 weeks, please communicate that. We'll do everything in our power to ensure we meet whatever due date you have.
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All our fabric products are based around a new printing process we discovered called Impregnation; a process that actually impregnates the inks into the fibers of the fabric. Since the inks are impregnated into the fibers of the fabric, rather than sitting on top of the fabric, you maintain the original properties of the fabric, completely unaltered. On top of that, Impregnation Printing offers extremely brilliant colors, no digital limitations, total UV resistance, machine wash-ability, and inks that won't crack, fade, or peel - ever!
Combine this amazing printing process with our Heavy Canvas or Vinyl Mesh materials - and you have the most die-hard Backdrops on the market. The Heavy Canvas is machine washable, iron safe, and folds down to the smallest size possible. The perfect solution for both touring bands and bands flying for spot dates; minimal storage space and easy setup. Our Vinyl Mesh is a plastic-based substrate, which needs to stay rolled in transport, and can crease if extreme pressure is applied. However, the Vinyl Mesh offers an 85% blow-through, creating the perfect solution to the outdoor touring circuit, or for the band using backlights and other various staging that you want to show through your Backdrop.
Our Custom Backdrops have a huge emphasis on the custom aspect! Each band, TM, and production company seem to have their own way they prefer to secure and hang their backdrops - and we embrace this wholeheartedly! From grommets to pole pockets, to velcro strips or zip-tie holes; we can do it all. The best part? It doesn't change the price. Whatever finishing options you need, just let us know in the additional instructions box on the ORDERING page, and you're all squared away, with no quote fluctuations to worry about.
Why EC? The answer is pretty simple; this is all we do. Our passion, our pursuit, and our purpose is to design, invent, and fabricate the absolute best products for the creative and practical application of artwork on stage. We are a music industry exclusive company. Discerning professional musicians are our lifeblood, and our sole and only focus.
Your local print shop doesn't know what it's like to get to a venue and not have the proper Fire Cert to hang your backdrop: we do. Your sign shop doesn't understand the tone they're choking out of your drumhead with their screen printing: we do. Hardware stores don't know that the PVC pipe you're buying to build your own scrim stands will cost you $50-$150 to check it for a flight because it won't collapse small enough to be a carry-on: we do.
This is not a hobby, this is not a side project. This is an all-consuming passion that we want to share with every band and every artist making music today. We don't cut any corners, we don't make any excuses.
Top quality, no compromise; that's EC.