Of all the materials that can be used for backdrops, 100% polyester material is recommended for a fabric display backdrop. Canvas, muslin, cotton-polyester blend, and fleece-like matte are recommended for a photography backdrop. Canvas and 100% vinyl are recommended for a theater backdrop.
What does a backdrop mean?
A backdrop is a versatile thing used for background setting and can be made from a variety of materials, including muslin, cloth, canvas, vinyl, cotton-polyester blend, and polyester. It is widely used in our daily life.
In addition to being used as a backdrop for photography, a banner for band logos, scenes in theater performances, and as a backdrop for various events, it can also be used for advertising displays. By digital printing, graphics are printed on durable materials to maintain long-term effects.
When will you need a backdrop?
A backdrop can be used as an advertising display with realistic graphics, and also in films, photography, theater scenes as a visible background.
Fabric display backdrop
The fabric display backdrop or backdrop fabric is a kind of durable material, widely used as background, a backdrop, pop up, and frame systems. It is full opacity for backdrop applications and slight stretch. Backdrop fabric, made of 100% polyester, is flame retardant, tear-resistant, wrinkle-resistant, and waterproof.
It’s an ideal material for backdrop display for advertising effects. Fabric backdrop is one popular material widely used for flags, frames or banners, backlit light boxes, indoor advertising displays, and tents. It is compatible with Dye Direct, Dye Paper, and screen printing. It is printable with D – Gen, Durst, Reggiani, Epson, MIMAKI, MUTOH, HP and etc.
Unisign supplies the best fabric for a backdrop. Please contact us anytime if you are considering this material.
A photography backdrop refers to the background material used when taking pictures, it can be chosen in various sizes and colors. As for the material, they can be made of muslin, cloth, canvas, or vinyl.
Photograph backdrops are anyway generally made of vinyl – adaptable and safe material, which is especially appropriate for outside occasions. Vinyl sceneries are completely adjustable with regards to sizes, colors, print examples and they are accessible in matte completion for better photograph results.
There are two kinds of vinyl backdrops commonly used, one is the square models, used for still scenes, the other is the longer backdrops used in carpet events when guests pause when taking photographs.
Four most commonly used photography backdrop materials are canvas, muslin, cotton-polyester blend, and fleece-like matte.
The 4 best photography backdrop materials are recommended here.
Canvas: easy to set up, take down and fold up; various sizes and colors
Muslin: lighter than canvas; easy to carry, move and use
cotton-polyester blend: lightweight & flexible; easy to store and transport
fleece-like matte: the background color can be edited based on your needs
A theater backdrop means stage scenery or dramatic background is commonly produced using fire-resistant muslin. It has a segment of exceptionally weighty texture, called webbing, across the top, which is studded with grommets. Usually, they are made of canvas material and printed or painted with custom artwork to make a dramatic view.
There are two different options for stage backdrops, one is the first hand-painted landscape backdrop, and the other incorporates modern image printing technology, where images are printed on the backdrop by means of digital printing. This approach ensures that the images are more realistic and more durable.
The means of digital printing can be applied to a wide range of raw materials, you can print on 100% vinyl for the production of a backdrop that is also suitable for outdoor.