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 #98494  by tapestry
 Mon May 23, 2011 11:39 am
JonnyBoy wrote:Tap,,, that is very cool! Totally dig it. I an curious of the specifics too!

The furthur backdrop inspired me to do this one ;)

I designed the banners myself and I worked with a guy I know that works with different vendors and he got me a deal on this....I dont want to out his source or the price, but the specs are 10' x 3', pole pockets on the top and bottom, weatherproof mesh, museum quality printing, uv resistant, double seamed edges. We built them to last a while! They are a sound passing mesh fabric/vinyl that can be put in front of the PA stacks as well!
 #98504  by JonnyBoy
 Mon May 23, 2011 4:47 pm
Very cool, that's all I needed to know... some of the bar managers around here make banners regularly, I am impressed with the look. The wall of sound idea is the best. Sound porous fabric hmmm, is there a name for that? I guess that is no big deal I am sure they can figure that out. We have been thinking a huge bed sheet dye and blacklight glowing words.... Either way those are very pro looking. AND they make you look at least 20 years younger and 3 sizes smaller... Amazing!!! I need me some of those! :D
 #98945  by RiverRat
 Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:35 am
JonnyBoy wrote:Sound porous fabric hmmm, is there a name for that?
Acoustically Transparent Banner...
tapestry wrote:Here is a shot from our show of the wos banners. We got a lot of compliments on them!
They look awesome.

Just a tip, If you can front light the from the top, they won't look as transparent. Especially if the front lighting is enough to overpower any lighting behind them.