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Breakaway Banners

Show off your team spirit with our cost-effective football run-through banners that will stand the test of time! Long-lasting breakaway banners made of durable 13 oz vinyl, printed with UV-cured ink. These banners come with a velcro strip in the middle, allowing you to easily attach both sides together and pole pockets on each end to insert poles.

Breakaway Banners

Custom Sizes - Durable - Reusable - Light Weight - Bulk Discounts

Starting a game with a powerful entrance can be thrilling. Show your team spirit and intimidate your rivals by bursting through a custom breakaway banner. This classic entrance will surely get your team and fans fired up while creating an electrifying atmosphere. Make sure to include your team's slogan, colors, and logo to showcase your team's pride. These personalized breakaway banners really are a must-have to represent and cheer your team enthusiastically at playoff matches or any other sports event.

To personalize your breakaway banner, simply click on the "Get Started" button below to use our online design tool. You can upload your own custom design or choose from our gallery of breakaway banner templates to get started quickly. We have a range of pre-made designs below for your convenience, making finding the perfect option for your needs simple.

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Popular Breakaway Banner Templates

You have the ability to create your own personalized banners, just like the ones below. Let your creativity flow. Just click your favorite design to get started!

What are Breakaway Banners?

Breakaway banners (sometimes called run-through banners or run-through signs) comprise two custom-printed vinyl banners attached with Velcro down the middle to form a seamless image. They are usually used at football and basketball games, in schools and colleges, where parents or cheer team members hold the poles on either side. The Velcro strip allows the team to break through the banner as they run onto the field, creating an exciting grand entrance moment.

Our durable breakthrough vinyl breakaway banners are made from durable 13 oz vinyl for outdoor use at homecoming and rivalry games, traditionally football game entrances. Our vinyl breakaway banners are fully customizable, reusable, and built to last through multiple seasons while providing a unique look with your team's logo.

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Standard & Custom Sizes Available

At Printmoz, we understand that every customer has unique needs when it comes to breakaway banners. While we do offer six standard sizes, we are committed to ensuring that you get the perfect banner for your specific needs. If our standard sizes don't meet your requirements, we offer the option to customize your banner to your exact specifications. Trust us to deliver a banner that meets all your requirements and exceeds your expectations. Our standard breakaway banner sizes include:

  • 6'W x 2'H

  • 8'W x 4'H

  • 10'W x 6'H

  • 12'W x 4'H

  • 10'W x 8' H

  • 12'W x 8'H

Premium Banner Material That Lasts

Our breakaway banners are made from durable 13 oz vinyl banner material with heat-welded hems and a vertical velcro strip in the center. The velcro is attached with double-sided adhesive tape providing exceptional durability as your team bursts through the banner out onto the field. After being used on game day, the banners can be reconnected in the center using the Velcro seam and stored away for future use.

Breakaway Banner Features

Heat-Welded Hems with Pole Pockets

Our banner features 4.5" pole pockets heat-welded to each side, capable of supporting up to a 1.43" diameter pole.

100% Custom Designs

Upload your design, or choose from our sports team-inspired design templates gallery.

Vivid, Full-Color Graphics

Our direct printing process provides a wide color gamut that creates vibrant full-color graphics that resists fading compared to other printing methods.

Premium 13 oz. Vinyl Banner

Our breakaway banners are printed on high-quality 13 oz. vinyl, ensuring durability and resistance against harsh conditions. This lightweight material is tear-resistant, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Velcro Seam Down The Middle

Reusable Velcro strips are installed down the center of the breakaway banner so it easily separates when your team runs through it.

Durable & Reusable

Our breakaway banners are made to last and withstand repeated use by your football team. The 13 oz. vinyl banner is perfect for any weather condition. Velcro strips are easy to use and maintain and can be stored for future seasons.

Additional Specs

  • Weight: .09lbs. per sqft.

  • Thickness: 13 oz. vinyl banner material

  • Printing Method: Full color direct digital UV printing at 1000dpi

  • Print Option: Single-Sided Only

  • Pole Pocket Size: 4.5" pole pocket sleeve is capable of supporting up to a 1.43" diameter pole.

  • Poles Spec: The optional poles included are 1.375" in diameter and feature an anodized finish. The 36" sections are made of spring-loaded button-type aluminum and snap together quickly, ensuring they will not loosen during use.

  • Temperature Resistance: -4 °F - 158 °F

  • Estimated Lifespan: 3+ years with proper use, care, maintenance, and storage.

  • Common Sizes (WxH): 6'x 2', 8' x 4', 10' x 6', 12' x 4', 10' x 8' and 12' x 8'

  • Uses: Football games, basketball games, homecoming games, other sporting events, pep rallies, and more.

4 Ways to Order Your Custom Breakaway Banners

Online Design Tool

Our online designer is an empty canvas for creating something entirely new in just a few minutes. Add text, upload your team's logo, swap backgrounds to match your team's colors, and more!

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Easy to Edit Design Templates

Choose from various popular easy-to-edit design templates. Click your favorite to begin using our online designer to create your own customized version.

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Upload Your Own Design

For orders with print-ready files, click the button below and upload your custom design.

  • Acceptable file types - PDF, .jpg, PNG, AI,

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Professional Graphic Designers

Looking for a stunning banner design that showcases your school's team pride? Look no further than our team of professional graphic designers. For an additional cost, provide us with your school's colors, logo, and any other information you'd like incorporated, and we'll deliver the banner design you've always envisioned. Trust us to bring your vision to life!

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Personalized Breakaway Banners Designed for Any Sports Team

The excitement leading up to a sporting event is unbeatable. Creating a grand entrance with custom breakaway banners is a great way to energize your team and fans and display team pride. Our durable indoor/outdoor use banners are designed to last and will make a fantastic opening statement for your football games, pep rallies, and other sporting events too.

Run Through Football Banners

Football run-through banners can energize a game and celebrate your players! Customize your football banner and give the team a grand entrance moment that everyone will remember. Our run-through custom banners are built to last and can be reused for games throughout the season, making them an excellent way to promote your team. Players will love the spotlight and pride that a breakaway banner adds to any game. Support your team and pump up the crowd by designing your custom banner today!

Breakaway Banners for Cheerleading

Let your cheerleading team shine with a custom breakaway banner that will get any game or event started with excitement! Add custom designs to take your cheer team to the next level and highlight the squad's spirit and skills. Our breakaway banners are durable and can be reused game after game! There's nothing like creating an entrance that will uplift the crowd and get any pep rally, game, or sporting event started. Choose from multiple sizes and customize your breakaway banner to highlight your school colors, mascot, and more!

Basketball Run Through Banners

Take your basketball game to the next level with a basketball run-through banner. Our breakaway banners help to enhance the start of any game or highlight a big victory. Customize your team's banner and add both team pride and spirit to support and recognize your players. Our breakaway banners can be reused, are built to last, and are the perfect addition to any team!

Care For Your Breakaway Banner

Taking proper care of your breakaway banner will help maintain its appearance and extend its lifespan. Here's a list of items you'll need to clean and care for your banner properly:

  1. Bucket or Large Bowl

  2. Warm water and a few drops of household dish soap

  3. Microfiber cloth

  4. Dry towel

To clean your breakaway banner effectively, use your non-abrasive microfiber cloth dampened in warm water and dish soap to wipe it down. Gently scrub any stains or dirt, and then rinse with water. Avoid using any type of cleaning solution altogether, as chemicals or solutions can damage the banner material. Use a dry towel to spot-dry the remaining area, then allow the banner to air dry completely. Roll the banner up tightly to avoid permanent creases when storing it. Additionally, avoid placing sharp objects on top of or near the banner. Store it in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight and weather exposure to maintain the vinyl banners' original quality.

Your Hanging and Display Options


When you order our break-away banner, you can add two 9' poles as an option. Check out our easy pole assembly instructions below.

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Grommets & Hems

You can choose from either hems and grommets in all four corners or every two feet. The choice is yours with Printmoz!

Banner Assembly

Step #1

Begin by placing both breakaway banner pieces flat on a non-abrasive surface. Using a soft surface such as grass or carpet is recommended to avoid any rough or sharp materials that may cause damage to your breakaway banner. Connect the two banner pieces flat in the middle, ensuring that the left piece overlaps the right to create a cohesive design. Firmly press the velcro strips in the middle of both sides of the banner for a secure hold.

Step #2

Now that your banners are connected in the middle, you can insert the (optional) poles into each side of the banner.

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Step #3

If your breakaway banner is large, it may require multiple people on each side to handle it properly. Keep the banner upright and taut, ensuring that the poles extend all the way to the top of the banner. This will prevent any sagging in the middle and is the recommended approach.

Step #4

Now that your breakaway banner is assembled and pulled tight, your team is ready for the grand entrance moment of your next big game!

Pole Assembly

Should you opt for poles, you will receive two poles that consist of three 36" sections each, totaling 108" when assembled.

Step #1

Take two of your poles and, connect them end to end, rotate them 180 degrees until the button-locking mechanism locks into place.

Step #2

Connect the remaining final piece the same way.

Step #3

Insert the connected poles into the 4.5" pole pocket seam until it reaches the top of the banner's edge. Use the banner clips at the top of the pole pockets to hold the banner in place.

Step #4

Repeat the process on the opposite side of the banner.

Step #5

It's finally time for the moment we've all been waiting for! This step requires two people to use poles to lift the banner vertically and tighten the design in the middle. Have your team stand on the back side and announce their name to pave the way for cheer team members to make their grand entrance, shocking and exciting the crowd!

Additional Accessories

two carabiner


Carabiners pass through each one of the grommets on the banner. Then, clip the carabiner onto a suitable anchor point, such as nylon ropes, railing, hook and loop, or supporting structure. Use multiple carabiners evenly spaced along the top or all four corners of the breakaway banner to distribute the load and provide stability.

pile of black heavy duty zip ties

Banner Zip Ties

Zip ties and traditionally used to attach banners typically into fencing, poles, nylon ropes, hook and loop fasteners, or supporting structures.

Custom breakaway banner frequently asked questions

How do breakaway banners work?

Our custom run-through breakaway banners consist of two pieces of banner material that are joined together in the middle using velcro. This creates a single, connected run-through banner that can be easily separated into two halves when someone runs through it. We offer two options for displaying your breakaway banners - hems, grommets, and pole pockets. For your breakthrough banners to work properly, please follow the instructions provided below for both display options.

Hems and grommets

To secure the banner, banner clips or hook and loop fasteners are fed through the grommets and then attached to a frame or structure above the entrance or pathway. These banner clips keep the banner upright in place, creating a horizontal suspension. When the team passes through, the force applied by the players breaks the banner away from the velcro strips, allowing them to pass through easily.

Pole pockets

The most common method for displaying the banners typically involves the use of two poles or dowels inserted through heat-welded sleeves or pockets on the left and right edges. People stationed on either side of the entrance or pathway hold the poles to keep the banner taut and level. As the team passes through, the force applied by the players breaks the banner away from the velcro strips, enabling them to burst through easily.

Are the poles included?

You have the option to include two aluminum poles in your order. Each pole consists of three 36" sections with spring-loaded buttons that interlock when assembled, creating a total length of 108".

Can I use different poles each time?

The pole pockets are designed to enable easy insertion and removal of your own poles or dowels, giving you the flexibility to change them as frequently as you desire. However, it is recommended that you take out the poles from your banners when storing them away, especially when they are not in use.

What size are breakaway banners?

Our breakaway banners are available in an array of sizes, including fully made-custom banners. The most popular size breakaway banner is 12' x 8'; however, you can select a size that works best for your needs by entering the desired dimensions in our online designer.

Can I get a double-sided breakaway banner?

Unfortunately, double-sided printing is not an option due to how a breakaway banner is used. A breakaway banner is typically used facing the direction of the crowd and is not meant to use multi-directional.

Do you offer any custom shapes?

At this time, we offer standard square shapes and rectangular-shaped breakaway banners in various customized sizes.

Can I print a breakaway banner with a multicolor design?

Certainly, we provide full-color printing on all of our print products. This means that you have the freedom to create your breakaway signs and banners in any color combination that you desire. Our user-friendly design tool allows you to easily select and customize your preferred colors to achieve your desired outcome.

Will my breakthrough banner have a cohesive design? Do both portions of the banner need their own separate design?

Yes, your breakthrough banner will have a cohesive design. It will be evenly split into two pieces of banner material with a vertical split down the middle, which will be joined together in the middle with velcro to create the appearance of a single banner. You only need to submit one final design online, and our team of professional graphic designers will split the design into two separate files once your online proof is approved.

How do I design my custom banner?

There are numerous artwork templates and options available to create your personalized banner. Our online design tool is free to use and features multiple editable pre-designed templates. Moreover, we offer downloadable artwork templates for customers with design expertise.

Do you offer free design services for breakaway signs?

We offer free design services, including our online tool and easy-to-edit, pre-made design templates. If you are not up to creating your own personalized banners online (for a small fee), you can hire a professional graphic designer to create an outstanding design for you. For more information on graphic design costs, reach out to our customer service team via live chat, email, or call (877) 287-0059 today!

Is there a difference between “run-through banners”, “football run-through signs”, and “breakaway banners”?

No, Breakaway banners and breakthrough banners are interchangeable terms. They are also known as run-through banners, football run-through signs, break-through banners, bust-out banners, breakaway signs, and tear-away banners. Regardless of the slight differences in names, they all refer to the same product. This product is commonly used in youth and high school football games, where the team's players run through the banner at the start of the game. Don't be misled by different phrases; a company that sells this product may use different terms, but we are all referring to the same thing.

How are the two pieces of run-through banner connected? Is this the only option to attach the banner pieces together?

Printmoz run-through banners are connected in the middle by utilizing quick-release Velcro strips. This is the most efficient way to ensure that the banners can be repeatedly used without causing any harm to the banner. Therefore, it is the only choice to connect the banner pieces.

How long does it take to produce (and then receive) my breakaway banners after ordering?

To determine the delivery date and cost for your breakaway banners, it's best to add the items to your shopping cart and specify your requirements. Our pricing tool will calculate the cost based on the style, finish options, and quantity.

The production time for your breakaway banners depends on the option you select: Standard (3-Day Business), Express (Next Day Business), or Priority (Same-Day Business). Production time starts from the time you upload your files and ends when you approve the final design. If you approve the design before 8 AM PST, your order will be shipped and delivered as early as the next business day. If you approve the design after 8 AM PST, your order will be processed the following business day.

The delivery time for your breakaway banner will depend on the shipping method you choose. We provide fast and budget-friendly shipping options and offer will-call pickup from our facility in Temecula to help you meet your deadline. Our goal is to produce your breakaway banners quickly and provide excellent customer service with affordable pricing options.

How should I clean my football run-through banner?

Cleaning a football run-through banner is easy and can help your banner last. To clean your banner, we recommend using a bucket or large bowl filled with warm water and a few drops of dish soap. Please do not use any harsh chemicals or cleaners, as this could damage the breakaway banner.

Use a soft microfiber cloth and gently wipe the areas down. Once you have cleaned any areas that have stains or dirt, the banner can be rinsed clean with water. Use a towel to pat dry the areas, and then lay the banner flat to air dry. After cleaning, breakaway banners should air dry completely before they are used again.

How do I store my Breakaway banner?

Storing your banner the right way is important to avoid damage and ensure the banner lasts. Breakaway banners should be rolled tightly to prevent permanent creasing and placed in an area that is not exposed to weather or moisture. Avoid placing the banner near any direct sunlight to prevent fading or discoloration.

Breakaway banners should be stored away from any heavy objects or objects that are sharp to avoid damage to the banner. Never place an object on top of your banner, as this can cause creasing or tears. Our breakaway banners are built to last, and following our storage recommendations will keep your banner looking great!

How should I remove any wrinkles from my breakaway banner?

If you experience any wrinkles on your breakaway banner, we recommend a few different methods to remove them. Ensure your banner is clean before removing any creases or wrinkles. Any dirt on the banner can make the process harder and may make the wrinkles more pronounced.

Lay the banner down on a flat surface outside in the natural sunlight. The heat will naturally soften the vinyl and help to smooth out any wrinkles. Breakaway banners can also be hung to help stretch the vinyl and remove wrinkles, or small weights can be placed on the corners to stretch out the material while out in the sun gently.

If your wrinkles are severe, a hair dryer (on low heat) or handheld steamer can be used cautiously to help smooth any wrinkles. Use the lowest heat setting and apply heat on the non-printed side. Focus on each wrinkle, ensuring not to touch the banner. While applying heat, smooth out the wrinkle with your hands. We recommend testing a small area before applying heat to the entire banner to avoid damage.

Never use an iron to try and remove wrinkles from your vinyl banner, as this can cause permanent damage. Breakaway vinyl banners should be stored properly to avoid future wrinkles and to help keep your banner looking new!

What's the lifespan of a run-through banner?

Run-through banners are durable and are made to last 3+ years if stored and cared for properly. Our breakaway banners are made out of premium 13oz vinyl material that is both weather and tear-resistant. Your team can reuse our breakaway banners all season long, and the high-quality vinyl material can withstand the roughest movements keeping the banner intact and ready for the next game!

Can the breakaway banners be used for other sports besides football, cheerleading, and basketball?

Yes! Breakaway banners are versatile and can be used for any sport imaginable. Customize your banner and elevate pep rallies or any sporting event. The premium vinyl material used with our breakaway banners is made for both indoor and outdoor use, and our custom designs can take your team to the next level!

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