What is a step and repeat?

A step and repeat banner is a backdrop display that has one or more sponsor logos repeated in a step or diagonal alternating pattern.

The purpose of a step and repeat backdrop is to emphasize a brand name, company logo or sports team name during media press conferences, red carpet events and special events. The step and repeat backdrop banner is designed for photo opportunities.

“Step-and-repeat” comes from the Photoshop term used for the process of duplicating an object and spacing.

What are popular sizes for step and repeat backdrops

Most popular sizes are:

  • 8′ x 8′
  • 8′ x 10′
  • 8′ x 12′
  • 8′ x 20′

However, we can print your banner ANY SIZE you would like.
Click here to view step and repeat backdrop sizes.

What is a media wall?

Media walls are similar to step and repeats, but instead of using a flexible banner material, a wooden frame made up of plywood “flats” are used which the print is stretched tightly onto, creating a beautiful self-standing wall of logos. Media walls are used for more high-end events where as regular step and repeats can be set up and taken down more quickly for smaller events. These media walls can be created at ANY SIZE to accomodate your needs and wants. One single, large print is stretched onto a frame so that there are no wrinkles or creases. No stand shows from the front and the sides can be finished off for a sleek, polished look. Red carpet is laid down the length of the wall to invite VIPs and guests onto the red carpet.

There are different ways of fabricating a media wall – some companies create a single wall using board panels in 4′ x 8′ sections – but this way creates a “seam” every 4′. We fabricate our media walls differently so they are seamless.

Step and Repeat LA can install media walls in the Greater Los Angeles area. When you request a quote, it will include logo layout, printing, fabrication, delivery, installation and take-down. Our team will take care of the entire red carpet set-up from start to finish.

Can you help set up my backdrop?

We provide hardware to display your backdrop and include easy, step-by-step directions as well as instructional online videos.

We can do deliveries and installations in the Los Angeles county area. Feel free to call us if you have any questions setting up your banners, stands, etc.!

Click here for online banner stand instructions.

What is the turnaround time for a step and repeat order?

24-hour turnaround time for most step and repeat orders. In some cases, we may be able to pull off same day orders! We specialize in making projects go right and making our client’s deadline. Let us know when it is due and we’ll make it go right. In general, allow 1-3 days for printing and approximately 5 business days for shipping. For more details, please visit our services and turnaround-times page.

How long will my banner or board last?

We use Roland printers using EcoSolvet inks that produce long lasting water resistant products. An addition, the banner material we use for step and repeat backdrops are very durable & strong. Outdoor backdrops generally last 1-3 years. Indoor backdrops can last a very long time, depending on the care taken to preserve them.

How do I pay for my step and repeat order?

We accept credit card, paypal check or cash.
Online ordering is also available!
However, we must receive payment and artwork approval before printing.

What if I need help or have a custom order?

Call us at (818) 434-7591 and we will handle your custom step and repeat order.

We can custom fabricate any kind of banner or backdrop to suit your needs.

How many stanchions & rope should I get for my backdrop?

Click here to show different options for set-up.

What resolution should the logos be?

Please send the highest-resolution files you have (preferably vector .eps files).

Any other files are fine as long as the resolution is good.

300 dpi (dots per inch) at 14″ wide is extremely good resolution.
72 dpi at 14″ wide is good resolution.
Any dpi lower than 72 will pixelate and look fuzzy.

Click here to upload your logos