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Step and repeat banners are typically used to create a background for high-profile arrivals and notable attendees to be photographed against. Some examples include red carpets, press conferences, photo shoots, sporting events, weddings, formal dances and other social occasions.
Step and repeat banners are designed to reduce visual distractions and provide context for promotional photography. Custom step and repeat banners are powerful marketing tools when deployed with brand logos or emblems and product-emphasizing materials.
There are a number of benefits to using step and repeat banners, including:
In addition, working directly with a time-tested vendor can allow for faster turnaround times when needed.
In the signage industry, the terms “step and repeat banners” and “backdrop banners” both refer to large-format vinyl, mesh, fabric or canvas banners commonly set up for publicity at high-profile events. “Step and repeat” may be used more specifically where promotional photography is the goal and you repeat your logo.
From simple, one-dimensional banners on basic frames to custom-shaped or three-dimensional installations, there are many different types of step and repeat hardware options available.
Custom step and repeat banners typically feature three material options: 18oz vinyl, 13oz matte, or 13oz gloss. Fabric options are available for indoor step and repeat banners.
There are a variety of step and repeat backdrop sizes. Here are a few of the popular options:
Step and repeat banners can also be custom printed to fit your needs.
Step and repeat banners can be ordered with or without a frame and stand. A basic frame supports the banner under tension and provides stability using sturdy feet. Frames can also be purchased separately; this increases the number of style options available.
Your frame style will depend on how your step and repeat banner is constructed. Some use grommets, while others feature pole pockets. Custom shapes and three-dimensional steps and repeats require bespoke frames.
Step and repeat banners are inherently less portable than retractable banners. They typically pack into a carrying case along with their frame. Assembly can be a one- or two-person task.
To get the best out of your step and repeat banner, follow these simple design tips.
DGI’s design and graphics teams have decades of experience creating bold, effective signage for our partners. We can work with your existing marketing strategy to design and produce the perfect step and repeat banner for your promotional photography background.
The visual impact of a custom step and repeat banner coupled with DGI professional design services and quality printing will provide you with a custom photography backdrop that will provide a memorable marketing experience. If you’re ready to bring DGI on board to create the ideal step and repeat banner for your red-carpet event or everyday applications, contact us today!
Q: What is a step and repeat banner?
A: A step and repeat banner is a large backdrop banner used to create a background for event attendees.
Q: What are step and repeat banners used for?
A: Step and repeat banners and used for event backdrops for attendees to be photographed against.
Q: When would someone use a step and repeat banner?
A: Step and repeat banners are great for red carpets, press conferences, photo shoots, sporting events, weddings, formal dances and other social occasions.