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Ledrak
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Jun 04, 2008 14:45 |  #1

I don't know if this is the best forum to post this in... but I'm looking for a backdrop option I can use to take with me on flights. Something that can fold up, be packed in a bag, and come out unwrinkled would be ideal. I was looking at some muslin options, but anyone have any recommendations?




  
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Jun 04, 2008 15:20 |  #2

Photek has a velour fabric background that they call the People Popper. Here is a link (external link) to their website. Click on 'Backgrounds in a Bag' on the left side of the page.




  
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Jun 04, 2008 15:31 |  #3

Just offhand, I would think felt would wrinkle less than muslin. (I use black felt sometimes) .. but in either case, a hand held steamer might not be a bad idea to get the creases out. ... unless ***idea** : your backdrop IS intentionally wrinked to have a uniform *crushed* look. (in which case, just wad it up and smash it into a bag..eh?.. good idea??)




  
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Jun 04, 2008 16:21 as a reply to  @ Playm's post |  #4

Ok, thanks for the help.




  
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Jun 04, 2008 16:43 |  #5

There is a "freedom" backdrop. I think that is the name. I see them advertised in magazines. It is a wrinkle free material that comes with its own bag to stuff it into. Ill post the name when I get home.


www.darkslisemag.com (external link)

  
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Jun 05, 2008 11:48 |  #6

Denny Manufacturing Company has a great line of inexpensive "Freedom" cloth backdrops.
http://www.dennymfg.co​m/store/index.php (external link)


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dave ­ sparks
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Jun 06, 2008 17:58 |  #7

Hi,
Backdrop alley also has a set of 5x10 backdrops also. They fit into a small bag and when ready for use a few minutes in a dryer smooths them out. Pretty inexpensive too at about $45 apiece. Solis colors only though. I was thinking about picking some up later down the road. I have a set of the Photeks and quite honestly like them. Very little light to make them "pop".
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