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Wrinkle Resistant Backdrops – A New Addition

For the first time ever, we bring you wrinkle resistant backdrops, a brand new product that makes the process of setting up much easier than before. We have created these backdrops after months of research, going back and forth with our manufacturers to ensure that we are making a backdrop that is better than before. This ended with us creating a completely new fabric that is perfectly suited to use as a backdrop. We have also used a new dyeing technique to ensure that the fabric stays as wrinkle resistant as possible. It is a backdrop that has never been seen before.

Lekera Backdrops (made from a polyester and elastane blend) have been gaining popularity in the market over the last few years thanks to their cheap price and ability to resist wrinkles. This claim attracts a lot of photographers who are looking for an affordable fabric backdrop that doesn’t need special handling. However, these backdrops are often stitched together, absolutely transparent and come apart after a few uses. The massive amount of negative comments on these products on Amazon suggests that people are looking for something better. That’s where we come in as we have taken all of that into account and created our new backdrops which solve all of the above problems.

A Superior Quality Wrinkle Resistant Backdrop

Our wrinkle resistant backdrops are made of heavy-duty polyester. The fabric is 185gsm, ensuring that you get a backdrop with enough thickness. Unlike most cheap lekera(lycra) backdrops, it is not see-through and provides a perfect backdrop to create all kinds of content. The fabric is very light absorbent, making it great for shooting with all kinds of studio lights. It is also extremely non-reflective, aiding in shooting both images and videos.

The wrinkle resistant backdrops are completely seamless and you can use them to create all kinds of sets. They are available in 8 different sizes and you can pick whichever suits your needs the best. The sizes are 5ft by 7ft, 6ft by 8ft, 8ft by 10ft, 10ft by 10ft, 10ft by 12ft, 10ft by 16ft, 10ft by 20ft and 10ft by 24ft.

They are currently present in six different colours but we are already working on some new colours. You can find the basic colours of White, Black, and Chroma Green. Along with Dark Grey, Light Grey, and Blue too.

The Benefits of Using Wrinkle Resistant Backdrops

There are several benefits of using our new wrinkle resistant backdrops. The very first benefit is in their name, of course. Their wrinkle resistant nature makes them the perfect candidate for shooting all kinds of content. But these fabric backdrops are especially beneficial to photographers and content creators working out of a small studio space. As they are very lightweight compared to bulky rolls, they are very easy to handle and set up.

If you are a part-time or an amateur photographer, then you must invest in a wrinkle resistant backdrop. It is a very easy to use the backdrop and it is worth the money you invest in it as it can last you for a very long time. They are also very lightweight and can be easily carried to any location.

The polyester material of the backdrop is what makes them wrinkle resistant and very easy to use. Most professional photographers prefer these backdrops as they do not require steaming to be used or special handling and storage to prevent wrinkles. In fact, you can store the backdrops any way you want and they will still remain perfectly wrinkle free.

If you are working alone and don’t have a team to assist you, it is perfect for you. It is a backdrop that is made to be handled without any assistance.

Wrinkle Resistant Backdrops are perfect for Shooting Video Content

The unique quality of our polyester backdrops is what makes them perfect for creating video content. They are seamless and smooth, giving you a great background to work with. It is not only easy to set up, but also very easy to shoot with. You can easily set them up in your studio, your home, or in any location by hanging them on the backdrop stand. We provide a 4” rod pocket so you can easily hang the backdrop anywhere you need.

Since the backdrop absorbs light rather than reflects it, it ensures glare-free shots. And it is this quality that makes it an awesome backdrop to shoot video content with. The fabric backdrop can be set up anywhere, even in the most confined spaces to give you a great, seamless background. Whether you need to shoot content while sitting at your desk or shoot full-length content in your studio – this is a backdrop that comes in handy in all situations.

Its highly wrinkle resistant nature ensures that the background is always smooth. It gives you the same effect as a paper backdrop, at a fraction of its cost. It is also great for using as a green screen for chroma-keying. The polyester fabric can be fitted into whatever shape you need for the green screen. And you can easily edit this backdrop as it provides much less of a challenge than other green screens. It is very easily replaced in post-processing due to its smooth and seamless nature.

Cloth Backdrops – Everything To Know About Them

Freeing background from unnecessary clutter is like second nature to any photographer. And Cloth Backdrops are the most essential tools in this exercise. The increasing importance of digital advertising and social media-based entrepreneurship has increased the demand for cloth backdrops. So, an understanding of these backdrops is vital to make your photography stand out. It is what separates professionals from amateurs.

If you want to target the precise mood of the photoshoot. And address the ever-rising demand of clients for ‘uniqueness. And take your portrait from basic level to inspirational – then cloth backdrops are the way to go! After all, what’s behind the subject is as important as what’s in front of it. 

What are Cloth Backdrops?

Simply put, cloth backdrops are the fabric-based screen or background that separates your main subject from the overall image. Their main purpose is to add a depth effect to the subject. Photographers prefer them in areas of portrait photography, fashion photography, and baby photography. They play a role in controlling the light conditions and adding a surrounding effect. And that makes them useful for product photography and shooting videos too. The diverse varieties of colours, styles, and textures that they offer, make them very versatile. They can build an extra appeal to the photo’s subject, aiding better communication with the viewers. This instantly makes them professionals’ favourites!

Types of Backdrops 

When it comes to varieties of cloth backdrops, the sky is the limit! Hence, sorting through the choices and finding the best-suited cloth backdrop for your shoot can give you an edge. The three most popular variants of fabric to choose from are Canvas, Muslin, and Polyester.

Canvas Backdrops

Canvas backdrops are a classy variety that offers a wide range of subtle and dramatic patterns. They provide an interesting background to a portrait without competing with the main subject for attention. The canvas backdrops that we offer are all minimum 250gsm (gram per square meter) fabric, offering a firm background to the image. Within this material, we offer two kinds of backdrops – Solid and Handpainted. The handpainted category offers unique designs and patterns all created by a team of experienced artists. Abstract and Airbrushed designs provided by us are especially preferred for highlighting the subject in depth, as you can see here. With Scenic and Patterned backdrops, we provide vibrant sceneries and elaborate designs that frees you from the hassle of creating a set. In fact, these backdrops have an exceptional appeal to viewers’ emotions, making them want to stop and look at your creation! 

Muslin Backdrops

Muslin backdrops are much lighter and thinner, as they are constructed from cotton. Our muslin backdrop thickness starts from 165gsm. We provide two main types here – Mottled Muslin and Single Colour Muslin. The Mottled variety in turn offers splendid versatility such as 3D, Crush Dyed, Handpainted, Solid, Washed, and Reversible. They offer a solid-looking background when hung flat and can also be draped over different surfaces to transform the look of a picture.

By manipulating how it hangs these backdrops can be used to utilize the studio space in the most effective way! With the Single Color variant, you can experiment and explore the different background lighting techniques to give the portrait a neutral or dramatic touch. These backdrops are particularly in demand for their price reasonability. They are also conveniently portable and do not wrinkle very easily- earning them a dominant position in the market.

Polyester Backdrops

Another type of fabric backdrop that is gaining prominence is Polyester, particularly because they are free from shrinkage and wrinkles. They are washable, very convenient to store, and offer high resistance to wear and tears, hence very long-lasting as well. Another unique advantage of using polyester fabric is the fact that they absorb light rather than reflect it, aiding in glare-free shots.

The film industry prefers cloth backdrops because they are very convenient in shooting a scene inside the studio. You can easily artificially edit them (like the green screen editing) and replace with the required natural environment like a beach, forest, etc. 

The pros of using cloth backdrops

The market for photography backdrops has expanded exponentially in the last few years. A wide variety of materials are available today. And yet cloth backdrop is a preferred choice for professionals worldwide for several reasons.

  • Durability: Cloth backdrops are called ‘legacy’ purchases for their durability factor. Canvas backdrops are a long-term investment. Muslin and Polyester are easily reusable. They also withstand normal wear and tear.
  • Storage and Transportation: Backdrops often become damaged or unusable if not stored properly. But with muslin backdrops, you can just stuff them in the bag when done. Canvas backdrops require some caution and are stored in shipping tubes for ease.
  • Appearance: Canvas provides a formal look with very refined and finished results loved by the best photographers worldwide.  The visual advantage of Muslin is that it holds dye better than any other fabric so the colours on backdrops appear very vivid and saturated. 
  • Non-Reflective Surface: The flash of a camera or shine of the spotlight when it gets reflected by the backdrop, creates a distraction from the main subject. To avoid this, we offer high-quality absorbent fabric that absorbs light instead of reflecting it. 
  • Price reasonability: For backdrops, some people go for cheaper alternatives but a higher cost is inflicted due to the time spent on trying to fix it. The wise can well assess that time is money! 

Hence, from the age of hand-painted scenery hung at the back of a stage theatre to the era of digitally designed backdrops, the relevance of cloth backdrops has remained consistent and evolving. No wonder, some of the world’s most famous artistic photographers attribute their stunning portraiture to their selection of cloth backdrops. They are truly the very keystone for bringing the subject of a photo to life-which indeed is the ultimate purpose of photography!