Muslins/backgrounds

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  1. Arod

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    Where does everyone order them from? I have been looking at all of the usual suspects and I can't seem to find anything I like.
     
  2. SheOfManyChildren

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    I just go to the fabric store. :shrug: Works for what I do....
     
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    I bought my muslins and portable backgrounds from B&H.
     
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    I found fabric didn't come wide enough... though I didn't search many places...
     
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    Following this thread...interested to see whats out there
     
  7. Arod

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    I have checked out BH and there are some which interested me...but looking to see what else there is for sure.
     
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    I've purchased several muslins from Amvona on their ebay auctions for next to nothing. 10'x20' for $30 bux. Also scored a 10'x24' white velor for $25 but looks like they are not doing the ebay stuff anymore...
     
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    I've bought from eBay as well. Lots of selection, great prices, and fast shipping.
     
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    mine is coming from ebay :) Tomorrow :)
     
  11. Arod

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    I checked out ebay and can't say that any of the backdrops I saw tickled my fancy. BH does have a few which are decent looking though
     
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    Yeah I hear ya, not much to speak of on ebay now a days unless you looking for black or white.

    The link tanya posted though (www.wildsorbet.com) .... drools $ 395+ though :o

    Ya get what ya pay for though, I love those patterns.

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    I only purchase from Silverlake photo. Honestly some peoplesplit hairs all the time and say you get what you pay for. Muslins is no different. Professional made muslins are better quality, have better patterns and will I sure as hell bet will last alot longer than some DIY job.

    Again, do silverlake.
     
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    I've gotten two backdrops from Maritime Canvas Converters. I just thought to drop by one day on my way home...

    One is a nice blue velour 6' wide x 12' long which was $30 in the junk bin and a 10' x 16' off-white canvas which was cut and cost me about $120. The blue rolls up on a cardboard tube nicely and the canvas balls up in a blue bag, but it's heavy.

    I also happened across a vendor at the WPPI show in Las Vegas last spring (I don't recall the name though...) where I bought two (blue chroma and orage tye-dye) 12'x16' muslins for $10 each. They are very light weight and fold up nicely.
     
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    nice deals.... where is Maritime Canvas Converters.

    i am just getting black and white for now
     
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    What Paul said. In Halifax for those who aren't and don't know where HCR is.

    They do upholstery for awnings, boat covers, large applications including making sails and boat covers. It's not exactly a retail store and the customer service shows it, but they have literally hundreds of colours and patterns. Most aren't cheap, but I like their end of roll bins... :)
     

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