Create a Red Carpet Gala Experience with an Expand Step and Repeat Backdrop

Make your Gala a success with a Step and Repeat Backdrop.


  • Celebrate sponsors
  • Promote more awareness of your cause, brand or charity
  • Raise additional funds and donations
  • Create photo opportunities for your guests to share on social

In this video, we talk about the most important things to consider and what to avoid when finding a backdrop for your Gala.

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Key Features of an Expand Step and Repeat

Why the Expand Step and Repeat is preferred for Galas:


  • Fabric front panel is best for photos and looks premium

  • Endcaps cover the sides to give a more polished look and you can promote a website, hashtag or message

  • Tool-Free Locking Arms so you don’t have to worry about the setup process last minute

  • Adjustable Stabilizer Feet make sure its standing at a good angle for your photos

  • Light Mounts for low lighting you’ll be able to highlight sponsor’s logos

You’re shopping for a step and repeat but have a million other details to handle…

The Expand Backdrop from Kick Ass Media is the go-to for Marketing Firms, Brands and Event planners across the country.

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Whether you’re charity, an award show, having a product launch or even an after party here are the 3 key things you’ll want to consider:

1. Materials:

Step and Repeat backdrops have 2 popular material types: Vinyl or Fabric

Vinyl is more cost effective but does show glare and doesn’t look as professional. Fabric has a premium look and feel but does come at a slightly higher cost. Make sure to consider both and how to best represent your brands or event’s look and feel.

2. Hardware:

Be careful of pole and pocket frames that require tools on-site, this can create a frustrating setup and the poles at the sides don’t look as good.

Expandable frames look best because they’re behind the material, create a more professional look and can be rented if only being used once.

3. Size:

Depending on the length of your red carpet and the number of people you want in photos that can affect the decision on size.

A larger backdrop will allow your photographer to step back and catch more of the logo’s in the photos but a smaller one could be more portable for future events.

Testimonials From Happy Clients

“…For several years, we struggled with local suppliers whose only options were vinyl or multi-stitched fabric, none of which lived up to our expectations or standards…. Tears of joy were almost shed on the day we first set it up. The red felt that was thrown in was a plus; we used it to great effect for the Awards Ceremony.

The service was positive and helpful, and this year we have countless photos featuring our beautiful and flawless step and repeat. We will certainly be back for more in 2015!”

Nneka Luke

Media Director, Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival

It has been such a pleasure working with the KA Media team!

We often work on tight timelines and the team works tirelessly to deliver our materials on time and meet our quality expectations. They are also a great resource when we need to brainstorm unique display ideas for our We Day events.

Rachel Thompson

Print Production Manager, Free The Children

I’ve been dealing with print companies for about 5 years now, and in that time, I have not come in contact with a company that has got all three things behind their name: quality product, customer service and reasonable pricing. Until this week, when I got all three in spades from Kick Ass Media.

I can’t sing their praises loud enough or high enough. I am seriously overjoyed with my product. I dealt with multiple members of their team and they were all equally courteous, prompt, enthusiastic and true to their word. They did get me my product in a really short and rushed period of time like they said they would and I did love it like they said I would! Thank you KA Media. Thank you thank you thank you!

Mariah Hilton

Owner/Operator, Mariah Hilton Photography

Three guarantees you shouldn't buy without!

Be Remembered For The Right Reasons

We are so confident that you’ll love your step and repeat that we offer a 100% money back guarantee. Speak to your project coordinator for more details!

Love it or get 100% of your money back!

1) Spot colour matched & on the right material for the application.
Sponsors not only want to show up – they want to show up correctly! We are committed to ensuring that your step and repeat wall colours are spot on! Whether a spot colour (ie. Pantone) or sample match, we will ensure you and your sponsors’ logo colours stay consistent with other branding collateral. Better than that, our project coordinators will ensure that you end up with the right backdrop material to suit your specific lighting and application needs.
2) Delivered to your door on time, every time.
We know our step and repeats are the backbone of your red carpet event and can spell disaster if they don’t show! That’s why we keep you updated at every step – every product is photographed and tracking information is sent to you in advance of shipping. When we commit to a timeline – whether it’s a typical 72 hour turnaround or a 6 hour rush print & ship – we make it happen. No matter how far we have to drive, no matter how many times we have to reprint – we will either find a way or make a way! Get a custom printed & portable photo backdrop without the hassle.
3) Lifetime hardware warranty.
Your backdrop hardware, for as long as we carry it, is covered by a no-cost replacement warranty. Break a clip or snap a pole? Don’t stress – we will replace it at no cost. Send in the broken hardware and we will either fix the part or replace the unit with a refurbished one. Better than that, we will do a full review of the hardware to ensure everything is working as good as new before we send it back to you. Stop the stress – we’ve got you covered! Our custom printed & portable photo backdrops or banners will hit every red carpet step and repeat event you can throw their way.

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