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Savage Translum Backdrop Variety Pack (12 x 12" Sheets, White)

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Savage Translum Backdrop Variety Pack (12 x 12" Sheets, White)
Key Features
  • Six Sheets, Two of Each Kind
  • Heavyweight for Broadly Diffusing Light
  • Medium Weight Eliminates Most Shadows
  • Lightweight Preserves Some Contrast
Add versatility to your arsenal of backgrounds with this Translum Backdrop Variety Pack from Savage. This product is composed of six 12 x 12" white backdrop sheets, two for each grade of light diffusion. They are all professionally made with different types and thicknesses of plastic, and are intended to create a soft glow reminiscent of frosted glass. Plus, the sheets are easy to cut with scissors and are well-suited for making silhouettes.
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Savage Translum Overview

Add versatility to your arsenal of backgrounds with this Translum Backdrop Variety Pack from Savage. This product is composed of six 12 x 12" white backdrop sheets, two for each grade of light diffusion. They are all professionally made with different types and thicknesses of plastic, and are intended to create a soft glow reminiscent of frosted glass. Plus, the sheets are easy to cut with scissors and are well-suited for making silhouettes.

With a classic design, the heavyweight backdrop features a thick styrene construction and can diffuse light over a large area, making it an ideal surface for most product shots. The medium weight is made of polypropylene and has a more balanced effect, eliminating most shadows while not absorbing as much light as the heavyweight fabric. As for the third option, the lightweight sheet is made of polyester and creates less diffusion than its counterparts, resulting in reduced light loss and increased contrast.

  • Pack of six 12 x 12" white backdrops, with two sheets of each kind for a wide variety of possible effects
  • Heavyweight model made of 0.0135" styrene, diffuses light over a large area with a notable light loss of -64%
  • Medium weight model made of 0.0079" polypropylene, eliminates most shadows and has a light loss of -57%
  • Lightweight model made of 0.005" polyester, provides the highest contrast and the lowest amount of diffusion with a light loss of -31%
  • All backdrops are designed to give a soft glow effect to your subject
  • Easy to cut with scissors, ideal for making silhouettes
UPC: 731409481359

Savage Translum Specs

MaterialHeavyweight: Styrene
Medium Weight: Polypropylene
Lightweight: Polyester
ThicknessHeavyweight: 13.5 mils (0.34 mm)
Medium Weight: 7.9 mils (0.2 mm)
Lightweight: 5 mils (0.13 mm)
Light LossHeavyweight: -64%
Medium Weight: -57%
Lightweight: -31%
Dimensions12 x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) each
Net Weight1 lb (0.5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15 x 12.5 x 0.15"

Savage Translum Reviews

Medium is the way to go

By Eddy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-13

Perfect for every job, makes everything softer, double up if needed, not much to add, does the job and does it well

Great quality

By Iann
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-04

Great backdrop with the usual Savage quality. Highly recommended!

Great diffusion!

By Andy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-09

I really like the soft diffusion for product photography. It's more diffuse than 216.

Great for light diffuser

By Olivia
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-21

We actually don't use this as a backdrop, we use it as a light diffuser! It works perfectly for glassware and bottle shoots.

Excellent

By Nikolay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-21

Quality is excellent, fast shipping, wrapped perfectly

A product photography studio staple.

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-04

This is probably the most useful tool for a product photographer, although portrait photographers will also find use for this bit of kit. You can suspend the cardboard tube from background stands or robust C-stands with robust boom arms and then roll out the length of diffusion material you need and use A clamps to clamp the rolled material to the crossbar so it doesn't unwind. When you are finished just roll it back up for next time. You can also cut pieces out of this roll for mounting in any number of frames which can then be held in various angles by using C-stands + boom arms or double super clamps + poles. This is high quality stuff.

Selling old products. Extremely yellow

By Isa
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-11

I was always purchasing this product and this time it came almost orange. It's because they are selling very old products. If you look in the picture you will see the difference. The one on the front is the new one. And the one in the back is the same product I purchased a year ago.

Lasts for years

By Marlon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-09

I started using Savage translum vellum almost 18 years ago. Recently I tried other cheaper products from online mega “Prime” shopping sites and was terribly disappointed. Savage translum vellum has many uses in a studio environment. It is my go to material for multiple projects. I use it primarily on a white table to produce flawless shadows under jewelry and other retail products as well as to diffuse lighting on the fly without having to setup a bulky soft box.

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Asked by: Adam C.
This is the one you want for product photography. it won't show double reflection on your glossy subject. It means the reflection is uniformed. If the diffuser material is not strong enough. when you put softbox behind it. you will see double reflection on the glossy subject and that is no no.
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Asked by: Carlo M.
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