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Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx)

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Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx)

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Product Highlights

  • Extra-Heavy Matte Fabric
  • Patterns Embossed in Thick Velour
  • Extra-Heavy Fabric
  • Thick Velour
  • 4" Pole Pocket on a 9' Edge for Hanging
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The 5501 9 x 12' Onyx Modern Vintage Background from Westcott helps create that timeless quality that everyone looks for in a portrait. This seamless backdrop is custom-produced from extra-heavy matte fabric, with patterns embossed in thick velour. The high-quality construction yields years of use, with no reflections. It is ideal for senior and family portraits, weddings, and other photographic disciplines.

Constructed of extra-heavy matte fabric ensuring years of quality without reflections
Patterns embossed in thick velour
4" pole pocket along one 9' edge for easy hanging
UPC: 017967055011
Color Onyx
Dimensions 9 x 12' (2.7 x 3.7 m)
Weight 6.0 lb (2.73 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 13.0 x 5.0"
Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx)
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Westcott5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx)
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Good color value (6)
    • Easy to set up (5)
    • Attach securely (4)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (11)
    • Indoors (7)
    • Photography (7)
    • General purpose (5)
    • Strobe lighting (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (16)

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    5.0

    Really Great!

    By sjdierks

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

      I used this background to take photos at a father/daughter dance. The backdrop was big enough not only for just the father and one daughter together, but it was also big enough for the fathers who came with 5 daughters! Thank goodness I ordered this large background, because I had no idea I would be taking photos of big groups! Set up was a snap. The fabric is sturdy and easy to work with. There were very few wrinkles, and the wrinkles fell out with a little steam. Although I don't think the few wrinkles would even have shown up in the photo. The only thing I did not like about the backdrop was the same thing I liked about it--it was really big! I didn't need the entire height, so some of the fabric dragged on the ground and got dirty. The large size made it a little difficult to fold by myself, but it was not really a big deal. I really like this backdrop! It is beautiful!

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      4.0

      Different but attractive

      By bngws

      from glenwood springs, co

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Weddings

        Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

        The backdrop is very appealing and takes some time to steam out the creases from shipping. It has a nice look when photographed. just make sure you are up against a wall. If any light source or reflective surface behind it can show through.

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        5.0

        This is presently in vogue!

        By D-Yell

        from Lehigh Valley, PA

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

          Love the black on black design! I've been seeing these vintage patterns around a lot lately and really like them - this won't disappoint! Very nice out of the package although I will do some light steaming as soon as I buy a steamer.

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          4.0

          Just what was needed

          By Livin' the dream

          from Ventura, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

            I needed a more feminine style black backdrop for head shots and sets. This drop sells the most for every classic low key/ high key black. Works great for Black and white shots as well. i

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            5.0

            Background for media studio

            By Destiny

            from Camden, Maine

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

              I purchased this product to use as a black background in the media studio. Because of its eye pleasing vintage design, I can create a variety of creative visual effects. Varying from a black solid background, to a subtile glow that highlights it's attractive pattern, it offers a variety of options to use for either shooting portraits or for video production. It contains a 4inch pocket for a rod that I purchased at a local mart. Using a steamer, the creases due to shipping came out easily. For its cost, beauty and high quality fabric, I highly recommend this product.

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              4.0

              Good Product. Results are as expected

              By jimerb

              from long island, ny

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting

                  Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                  Good quality. Overall no complaints. Did the job nicely.
                  Look like it could draw a lot of lint especially since it's black. It comes with a big lint cloth.

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful Background

                  By MDR

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Cons

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                        Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                        Very nice product.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great texture

                        By BCI

                        from Austin TX

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photography
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                          Great back ground texture for photo or video. Only down side is that it does have to be ironed after every time you fold it up.

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                          5.0

                          LOVE this backdrop!

                          By Rebecca

                          from FL

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Beautiful
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting
                            • Weddings

                            Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                            LOVE this backdrop! Ordered recently for a formal, black-tie event. Used two umbrella lights and bounced my flash. Made gorgeous portraits. Ladies' colored dresses just pop. Even black dresses/suits, with lighting done right, looked great. Overall look is very sophisticated. Everyone loved it. Width is adequate even with groups 5-6 people wide. Didn't hesitate to order at this price and sooo glad I did. I do recommend that it be in front of (or close to) a wall so light doesn't shine through. It's not super thick like a black-out lining, but that would be too heavy anyway. Folds up fairly small with minimal creases and is light-weight to carry considering size. Can't wait to use this again and buy other colors, too. A LOT of fabric for your buck.

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                            5.0

                            Onyx backdrop

                            By Nandadevi75

                            from Chicago

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artificial Lighting
                              • Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Strobe Lighting

                              Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                              It looks nice, well made, nice interesting pattern.
                              I haven't used it yet but I'm sure it can create very interesting background for images.
                              Happy with that one.

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                              5.0

                              Crowd Pleaser

                              By A Glimpse

                              from Texas

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artificial Lighting
                                • Photography
                                • Portraits
                                • Senior Portraits
                                • Strobe Lighting

                                Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                                Great, sturdy fabric. The pattern is gorgeous with it's velour imprinting. Always shows great in images.

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                                5.0

                                Better than black seamless.

                                By Lenn

                                from Charlotte, NC

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                                Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                                Great backdrop. I also own the B&W version of this Modern Vintage background, but found a lot of people were getting lost in it with all the harsh contrast. This solid black version works better and even on dark haired clients, I can still separate my subjects with kicker lights and/or a background light between my them and the background. Very versatile. Right out of the box you will want to wad the background up to get rid of wrinkles or hang it outside and let the sun and humidity take care of it.

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                                4.0

                                Nice Background

                                By LGP

                                from CT

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Color Value

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors
                                • Portraits

                                Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                                Nice pattern and good for dark shots/black and whites. Perfect size. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because it is very thin. If you don't have it up against a wall, or have another fabric underneath it, you can see right through it. I wish it was a bit thicker.

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                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Baroque background...

                                By soul pixie

                                from Petaluma Ca

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Affordable
                                • Attach Securely
                                • Creative
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Low Light
                                  • Special Events

                                  Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                                  Being that I love to take portraits of people a little outside the box..... I love this background..... it absorbs light very well and creates a timeless texture that can be both modern and vintage at the same time..... it's black on black texture creates subtle detail without distracting from the subject matter....

                                  I love the size and ease of this background and I plan on purchasing more in the near future.....

                                  I had to steam it out a little to remove the creases from being folded, but no problem with that....

                                  love it!

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                                  5.0

                                  Love it!

                                  By Sara

                                  from Columbus, GA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Color Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • General Use
                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                                    Just beautiful. High quality & detail!

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                                    5.0

                                    Great product!

                                    By Nine Photography

                                    from Dallas Texas

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attach Securely
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Color Value
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use
                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                                      We use this background for portraits and its perfect. Great quality, thick material, great modern design. We will most definitely buy more of these.

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Vintage Background

                                      By Richard

                                      from Wilmington, DE

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attach Securely
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Color Value

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors
                                        • Low Light

                                        Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                                        This is probably the best fabric background for making an artificial wall that I've found. The embossed pattern has a very realistic look of a classic wall treatment and the shiny base fabric catches light very nicely and gives a nice contrast. The fabric itself is heavy and when clamped to a backdrop stand makes a surprisingly stable vertical surface. The only issue I've found with it is the extra heaviness of the fabric makes it more difficult to roll or fold away the extra material along the floorline, but given that I tend to work with a consistent height I'm going to simply cut mine and hem the bottom. All in all I like this so much I have every intent of picking up a second in a different color.

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        AWESOME...want them all!

                                        By Sbradley

                                        from Rosamond, Ca

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Color Value
                                        • Long-Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Indoors
                                          • Outdoors
                                          • Special Events

                                          Comments about Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx):

                                          This background is beautiful and very well made. I am so impressed on how good it looks, the ease of it, and it being seamless. I want ALL of the other ones now and wish they had even more to choose from cuz I would want those too. No regrets on this purchase what-so-ever and the price is unbeatable and great quality.

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