What is Backdrop? What should you pay attention to when designing backdrops?

Backdrop is one of the necessary publications when organizing an event. So when designing a  What should you pay attention to? Let’s find out through the article below!

I. What is Backdrop?

Backdrop is simply the stage backdrop. Previously Backdrop often used at weddings, today, it has been widely used throughout the entertainment events from music and art to the event nature seriously as meetings, seminars, opening .

What is backdrop

Backdrop classification has many ways: by material, purpose of use, size, etc.

-According to the material , there can be Backdrop printed in hiflex/ PP; LED screen backdrop, fabric backdrop, paper, flowers and other materials.

-According to the purpose of use , there are stage backdrops, check-in photography backdrops, reception backdrops,…

-According to the size , depending on the premises, placement / hanging position, you can ask the printing house to do as you like.

II.Things to pay attention to when designing Backdrop

1. Design ideas

Design ideas are always what makes designers “crazy” to make their work beautiful-unique-strange. However, the backdrop has a specific use (stage), so it is necessary to have a certain number of “forms” to ensure information and aesthetics for the event. The designer sometimes mired in creative or alternative, will not match the requirements of the organization, it is very exhausting. So my advice is that you should  refer to some pre- designed backdrop templates and then “apply” your ideas according to that concept, it will be safer.

You can go to Pinterest and type in the keyword “backdrop”, there will be tons of beautiful, professional designs to refer to.

2. Text on Backdrop

Before embarking on the design, you should list the necessary information on the publication (name of the program, organization unit, sponsor, time, slogan, etc.) to avoid omissions. The layout sets the text accordingly. 

Text size :

Backdrop is used on stage or for check-in photography, so the font size must be reasonable so that the audience can grasp and effectively communicate images. To do this, you also need to decentralize information.

– The program name will usually have the largest clear size, placed in the center, if using typography , it is not too distracting to make it easier to see.

– Less important information such as: time, location, slogan, .. are smaller in size, and in a non-central position (placed in the lower corner).

– Logos of sponsors and organizers are placed in the upper corner.

Font text :

as mentioned above, the program name should use large, clear fonts (usually sans-serif ) to ensure information transmission, in addition, depending on the program’s properties, there will be appropriate adjustments. . Other information fields should use thin, easy-to-read fonts. Remember the rule is to only use a maximum of 3 fonts in the same publication!

Text color :

avoid using colors that make the text sink into the background. Do not think that machines are attractive red, so make sure to leave the text in red. This is a mistake many design beginners make, and it just creates a sense of frustration for the eyes. If it’s safe, just use the rule of contrast is the surest: dark background – light text , and vice versa.

For beautiful color schemes, you can use the Adobe Color tool, refer to the beautiful color palettes online.

3. Synchronicity

Backdrop with Poster, Banner, Standee is a set of media publications of the event. Therefore, they need to have synchronization, consistency in terms of image as well as style. Some serious events such as meetings, congresses, etc. may not need to follow this rule, but just need to be clean, clear, and basic.

When running an event, in addition to the print set (offline), we also use the online publication set (avatar, cover, online banner ). Some designers often simply take the facebook cover as a file to print the backdrop. Rub. Don’t, you should create a separate file and take the elements on the cover to arrange into a reasonable backdrop!

4. Dimensions

The size of the backdrop is very diverse, depending on the premises. The advice is that you should survey the place to hang / place the carefully, have the best measurements to make the backdrop fit the stage. Letting the  touch the ceiling or stick it out on the podium is weird.

Some popular sizes you can refer to: 4×2.5m; 4x3m; 5x3m; 6x3m;..

5. Backdrop construction

When designing a backdrop, you should also know how that backdrop will be constructed. Some backdrops are built the old way by punching holes in the 4 corners, so don’t put any information on the close to the corner, it’s a waste. In short, the information should be placed at a safe distance from the border.


Above are some tips for you to design the backdrop tat nien smoothly, cleanly. If you are wondering if you lack the skills or background to start designing, you can immediately refer to  INDECALNHANH basic Illustrator course ! Guaranteed after only 8 sessions, you will see yourself making great progress!

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