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Non crease white background

Hi I am looking for a non crease background.
I bought a background stand from eBay that had a free/ super creased background with it, tried ironing but pretty useless.

Does anyone know of any good ones? I have the stand & would be using to practice portraits and try get photos of my son as well
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Re: Non crease white background

I buy a few metres of upholstery vinyl which is 1) heavy and 2) mat backed and if it creases, hang it for an hour and creases fall out I have black and white on rolls - hanging from the ceiling (rolls are made of kitchen sink plastic waste pipe in 2m lengths (they turn on 15/8" wooden dowl which is inside and sink waste pipe is suspended by "sink" waste to wall brackets )

I also have many 2m lengths of satin in a variety of colours this too is stored on rolls, as above but in a large and tall 3m long dark green bag, in a shade & dark corner of my Den ... a steam iron takes out any imperfections/creases as I like it "perfect"
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Re: Non crease white background

Here's another option:

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-c...fwlhtaodyxiafa

You also need some sort of stand e.g. http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-w...pport/p1529668
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Re: Non crease white background

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Hi I am looking for a non crease background.
I bought a background stand from eBay that had a free/ super creased background with it, tried ironing but pretty useless.

Does anyone know of any good ones? I have the stand & would be using to practice portraits and try get photos of my son as well
Ha! I did exactly the same. It came folded from china and can't be ironed flat.

I have rolled it and waited but the creases are there forever. I have used it for product shots, it's OK if you hit it with enough flash to turn it white. otherwise it's an annoying waste of money.

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Ha! I did exactly the same. It came folded from china and can't be ironed flat.

I have rolled it and waited but the creases are there forever. I have used it for product shots, it's OK if you hit it with enough flash to turn it white. otherwise it's an annoying waste of money.

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Have you a Steam Generator Ironing system ? You could hang the material and run the steam down it - which often gets rid of creases otherwise perm
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Thanks for replies I will try the steam trick, surely there's a better way to post backgrounds, it's kind of like ordering plates to eat from but sawing them in half to fit in box.. Meaning useless once arrived
It's annoying as just starting out, you would expect a cheaper photo background to at least function as a background.
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Re: Non crease white background

I had a similar problem on a smaller scale (one of those little lighting tent things) the hanging white sheet was hideously creased, however I handed it to my good lady and she returned it smooth and crease free. I have just asked how she did it and the answer is:
Place a towel on the table (avoid antiques and tables you want to keep free of Iron imprints, you might even use an ironing board!!)
Put the backdrop on top
Use a spray bottle to give it a good soak
Place a teatowel on top and iron away with a hot iron

I hope this is useful?
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Re: Non crease white background

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I had a similar problem on a smaller scale (one of those little lighting tent things) the hanging white sheet was hideously creased, however I handed it to my good lady and she returned it smooth and crease free. I have just asked how she did it and the answer is:
Place a towel on the table (avoid antiques and tables you want to keep free of Iron imprints, you might even use an ironing board!!)
Put the backdrop on top
Use a spray bottle to give it a good soak
Place a teatowel on top and iron away with a hot iron

I hope this is useful?
I will try the steam method 1st then try this of that fails.
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Re: Non crease white background

Something that happens with Linen in needlework and sometimes freezing then ironing helps.
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Lightbulb Re: Non crease white background

Something like this is good, but often not wide enough.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WHITE-Ital...item20bbc9143d

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pure-white...item5d2b00d86e

These can work well, but will crease

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EXTRA-WIDE...item337b9547f5

This is what I use and photoshop out the creases.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WHITE-POLY...item1c2b79be35
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