Recommended sources for backdrop papers?...

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Stuart Hungerford, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    I've been experimenting with photos of objects taken inside
    a light tent. I've been using A1 sized heavyweight paper for
    the backdrop and I'm pleased with the results it gives.

    I'd like to scale up to a bit larger light tent but that
    means I need A0 size backdrops. Getting paper in that size
    seems to be very difficult.

    Can anyone recommend a source of single-sheet A0 backdrop

    Maybe I shouldn't be using paper at all, but some kind of
    cloth or plastic? Any advice much appreciated!


    Stuart Hungerford, Aug 2, 2006
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  2. Stuart Hungerford

    HC Guest

    G'day Stu

    Why not head for your nearest Spotlight or other fabric store and have a
    look at the fabrics available, I'm sure you will find something
    suitable. Keep in mind layering a couple of colours for different
    effects, specially with sheer fabrics.

    Hope this helps?
    Bronwyn ;-)
    HC, Aug 2, 2006
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  3. Stuart Hungerford

    Alan K. Guest

    From your e-mail address I'm guessing that you're in Canberra.

    If you ever go to Sydney one place that you might want to look into is
    Parkers - Sydney Fine Art Supplies, corner of Argyle & Cambridge
    Streets The Rocks (02) 9247 9979. I can't guarantee that they have A0
    paper, but I was in there with a friend (an art student) last year and
    the range of paints, papers, canvases and so on was, to say the least,
    jaw dropping. Unfortunately they don't seem to have a web site, but
    seem to get by on word of mouth. Worth checking out at least.
    Alan K., Aug 2, 2006
  4. Stuart Hungerford

    [BnH] Guest

    Go to your dept of architecture or civil engineering and ask the guys there.
    Our company supply those depts with A0 sized film to laminate A0 posters.
    [BnH], Aug 2, 2006
  5. That's a good suggestion which I'll follow up. I'm guessing that
    people using cloth backdrops that need to curve around in a
    single sweep must be mounting the cloth to something with more

    Stuart Hungerford, Aug 3, 2006
  6. Stuart Hungerford

    HC Guest

    They might be using heavier weight fabric....or lightweight fabric with
    an iron-on stabiliser on the back.

    Bronwyn ;-)
    HC, Aug 3, 2006
  7. Stuart Hungerford

    Rob Guest

    I can't exactly understand when you are trying for.

    Do you need a larger background on which to sit a tent?

    You can buy continuous background paper from professional photo
    retailers 2700mm wide - some sell half width rolls.

    You can buy white matt (also black and colours)plastic sheet which is
    1200 wide and about 2-3mm thick 2400mm long. This is used by sign shops.
    Very reusable and easy to clean.

    For what I think you require, material is not satisfactory - could be
    wrong tho.
    Rob, Aug 3, 2006
  8. Stuart Hungerford

    [BnH] Guest

    Any hint where to get these stuff in Sydney ?
    My parents sells these things back in my home country but somehow I can't
    find em here.
    [and too heavy + big to put on my baggage]


    [BnH], Aug 3, 2006
  9. Stuart Hungerford

    Rob Guest

    Try Mister Ply and Wood

    Corflute - 3mm
    2440 x 1220mm NL NL CF241203 15.50

    I think this is the one.

    But they say "Other sizes and sign writing products available for trade
    - check with your nearest store."

    You would have to go and see to make sure.

    My piece came from them and this is the only one listed in the
    descriptions on there site.
    Rob, Aug 3, 2006
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