Comparing Material Options for Computer Printed Backdrops

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Floordrops, Photography Backdrops, Printed Backdrops, Studio Equipment

Computer Printed Photo Backdrops Computer printed photo backdrops can open up whole new worlds of possibility for your studio photography, set design and interior decorating projects. We now offer over 1,000 styles of computer-printed backdrops and floordrops to create just about any setting, environment or atmosphere you can imagine. Printed backdrops are also available in contemporary abstract patterns to add pizzazz to any room or photo shoot. If you don’t see the image or scene you need, you can order a custom printed photo backdrop by providing us with the image of your choice. In addition to all of these diverse style options, we offer several different materials that your computer printed backdrops can be created on, each with its own benefits. You can choose the material you prefer when placing your order; options include two cloth fabrics, a synthetic paper or a thick polyester floor mat.

Poly Paper

Our Poly Paper is a synthetic material similar to a heavy photo paper. The main benefits of this material are that it’s coated, making it durable, water resistant and very difficult to tear. It also has a matte finish so you’ll have no issues with glare from lighting. Print quality and clarity are superior with our Poly Paper. Hanging instructions: Poly Paper is not wound around a core. Clamps or clips are necessary accessories to secure the backdrop to your background support system. We recommend using at least one heavy-duty clamp on each top corner to ensure the backdrop is hanging level and secure. Care instructions: To avoid creases, we recommend storing Poly Paper rolled or laid out flat in a clean area of your studio, away from any walkways. Shipping information: Poly Paper is shipped rolled, in a sturdy cardboard tube. Tips for best use: Poly Paper can also be used as a floordrop. For this application, it will photograph best when able to lay completely flat on a hard surface. We recommend taping down the edges to eliminate any wrinkling from moving subjects. Computer Printed Photo Backdrops

Vinyl

Our Vinyl is a high-quality material that is very durable and heavy. Some of its best features are that it is water-resistant and very easy to clean; if maintained well this material will last in great condition for years. Vinyl is the preferred backdrop and floordrop material for pets for these reasons. It has a matte finish, so you won’t need to worry about glare from lighting. Hanging instructions: Vinyl is not wound around a core. Clamps or clips are necessary accessories to secure the backdrop to your background support system. We recommend using at least one heavy-duty clamp on each top corner to ensure the backdrop is hanging level and secure. Care instructions: To avoid creases, we recommend storing Poly Paper rolled or laid out flat, not folded. If it gets dirty, simply wipe away marks with a damp cloth. Shipping information: Vinyl is shipped rolled, in a sturdy cardboard tube. Tips for best use: Vinyl can also be used as a floordrop. For this application, it will photograph best when able to lay completely flat on a hard surface. We recommend taping down the edges to eliminate any wrinkling from moving subjects. Computer Printed Photo Backdrops

Poly/Cotton Knit Fabric

Our Poly/Cotton Knit material is a wrinkle-resistant, non-reflective, substantial knit material. It is thick, durable and features a very soft, fleece-like backing, like a sweatshirt, making it a great long-term investment. It takes all of our computer-printed images beautifully and does very well in studio photography. This material is tough, durable and long-lasting, yet it is still lightweight enough for easy transport and storage. The printing process produces bright, rich, vibrant colors with this material. Hanging instructions: Our poly/cotton knit fabric backdrops have a 2 inch pole pocket sewn across the top side for easy sliding through a crossbar of a backdrop stand. If you are hanging a scenic or patterned backdrop that looks best when completely flat, we recommend using a couple clamps on the left and right sides to clamp the backdrop to your upright stands to pull it completely taut. Care instructions: This material is wrinkle-resistant, however it can require a quick initial steam upon unpacking. To keep the fabric from creasing or wrinkling again, loosely fold or roll the backdrop after use. This fabric can be machine washed on a cold cycle, and then laid to air dry if it gets dirty. Shipping information: This fabric backdrop is packaged folded tightly in a plastic bag, and can ship together with other fabric backdrops if you are ordering multiple. Tips for best use: Our Poly/Cotton Knit fabric benefits from a quick steam before a photo shoot to ensure it displays a flat, smooth background design.

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100% Polyester Weave Fabric

Our 100% Polyester Weave material option for printed backdrops is a wrinkle-resistant, lightweight tablecloth-like material that’s similar to our Poly/Cotton Knit; however, it’s thinner and does not have the fleece backing that the Knit material does. The 100% Polyester Weave material is extremely lightweight, making it easy to transport and store in small spaces. The printing process results in a very rich, bright color, but the finish is not as matte and non-reflective as the Poly/Cotton Knit. Hanging instructions: Our polyester weave fabric backdrops have a 2 inch pole pocket sewn across the top side for easy sliding through a crossbar of a backdrop stand. If you are hanging a scenic or patterned backdrop that looks best when completely flat, we recommend using a couple clamps on the left and right sides to clamp the backdrop to your upright stands to pull it completely taut. Care instructions: This material is wrinkle-resistant, however it can require a quick initial steam upon unpacking. To keep the fabric from creasing or wrinkling again, loosely fold or roll the backdrop after use. This fabric can be machine washed on a cold cycle, and then laid to air dry if it gets dirty. Shipping information: This fabric backdrop is packaged folded tightly in a plastic bag, and can ship together with other fabric backdrops if you are ordering multiple. Tips for best use: Our polyester weave fabric benefits from a quick steam before a photo shoot to ensure it displays a flat, smooth background design. This material is ideal for banners, interior design, trade show displays and theater sets.

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Floor Mats

Our floor mats are a thick, non-slip polyester material, similar to a car or office mat. This material option is best suited for floor photography, as it’s heavy-duty and thick, but can also be hung with clamps for a backdrop if desired. Hanging instructions: Poly Paper is not wound around a core. Clamps or clips are necessary accessories to secure the backdrop to your background support system. We recommend using at least one heavy-duty clamp on each top corner to ensure the backdrop is hanging level and secure. Care instructions: To avoid the edges from curling up, we recommend laying the mat out flat overnight to allow it to settle. Shipping information: Our floor mats are shipped rolled, in a sturdy cardboard package. Tips for best use: Poly Paper can also be used as a floordrop. For this application, it will photograph best when able to lay completely flat on a hard surface. We recommend taping down the edges to eliminate any wrinkling from moving subjects. Computer Printed Photo Backdrops

Sizing Chart

After you’ve selected your ideal material, it’s time to choose a size! Refer to this handy sizing chart below to help compare sizes for your subjects. Computer Printed Backdrop Sizing Chart

The Sky’s the Limit

Computer-printed backdrops and floordrops have opened the door to backdrop scenery options that were never possible before. With our custom printing option, your image choices are literally unlimited. We’re excited to be able to provide several computer-printed backdrop material choices for your studio photography, set design, interior design and all your creative projects. Anything is possible with computer printed photo backdrops, and we can’t wait to help make your dreams a reality!

-Backdrop Express Photography Team

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