I won't have photos of the grids installed on my soft boxes until Saturday, but I did take a few moments to take some closeup photos of the grid construction this morning. As evidenced by the photos below, the outer part of the rectangle is a 2" wide material that is somewhat stiff, made even more stiff by the attachment of an 1-3/4" wide strip of velcro. But only about half of the width of the velcro is exposed. There is also a 1" strip of fabric sewn that sandwiches the velcro. So, for half the width of the outside rectangle, you have three thicknesses of material. I assume only half the velcro is left exposed to make the fabric grid easier to install and remove from the soft box. The corners are angled out, to match the outward angle of the soft box in those spots. A nice touch to help assure a proper fit.
The grid fabric is a nylon material that seems very durable and is not sewn along the edges. It does not appear that it would fray. The construction is such that the grid fabric strips in the long direction are solid pieces. In the short direction, there are individual strips sewn between each each long strip. When I stretch out the grid, it is clear that all of the short strips are perfectly aligned so each individual grid box is the same size and perfectly square. It is obvious that a LOT of sewing is needed to construct each one of these grids and, all of a sudden, the retail price seems like a bargain!
Anyway, here are a few photos to tide everyone over until I get some shots of them on the soft boxes on Saturday.
And the storage bag included:
"If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up."
-- Richard Avedon