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Savage #20 Black Seamless Background Paper (53" x 18')

BH #SABGP5318BK • MFR #20-5318
Savage #20 Black Seamless Background Paper (53" x 18')
Key Features
  • For Creating Smooth, Even Backgrounds
  • Fine-Tooth, Nonreflective Surface
  • Acid- and Lignin-Free; pH Neutral
  • Core-Wound; 2.125" Interior Diameter
Photograph people and products against a smooth, uncluttered background with this 53" x 18' roll of #20 Black Seamless Background Paper from Savage. To facilitate even lighting, the surface of the paper is nonreflective and has a fine-tooth finish. In addition to photography, the paper may be used for events, decorations, banners, and more.

Savage 20 Black Overview

Photograph people and products against a smooth, uncluttered background with this 53" x 18' roll of #20 Black Seamless Background Paper from Savage. To facilitate even lighting, the surface of the paper is nonreflective and has a fine-tooth finish. In addition to photography, the paper may be used for events, decorations, banners, and more.

The paper density is 145 gsm and it has an easy-to-handle resilient thickness. For mounting on many standard background stands, it comes wound on a core with a 2.125" interior diameter. A plastic sleeve protects the roll in transit and can be saved to provide continued protection when the paper is not in use. The paper should be stored vertically to reduce the possibility of warping and other damage. Photographers often use clamps to secure the paper to a backdrop stand as well as tape to secure the paper to the floor if rolled out for full-body shots. The paper is lignin- and acid-free, pH neutral, and 100% recyclable.
Choosing the Right Width
When purchasing a roll of background paper, you will need to determine the best size for your subject and space. Most colors are available in a range of widths and lengths though staples, like black and white, are available in even more options. Here is a general guide for choosing the right size:
  • 26" - This compact size can be used for smaller subjects, such as tabletop product photography or portraits of children. It can also be used for tight headshots with careful framing.
  • 53" - A medium size, this is suitable for up to full-length portraits of a single individual and larger objects.
  • 86" - Create images with multiple people (up to three) or very large objects.
  • 107" - The largest option for many colors, this width is great for group portraits or families with room for around four people or very large objects.
  • 140" - Available for #01 Super White, #20 Black, #46 Tech Green, and #70 Storm Gray, the largest size can fit up to six people at a time for larger group photos and can be used with very large objects.

Depending on your own space and capabilities, you should consider your paper size carefully. Wider and longer rolls are heavier and can be more difficult to work with though they bring advantages to ensuring a filled background.

Savage 20 Black Specs

Quantity
1
Material
Paper
Color / Design
Solid Black
Thickness / Depth
7.6 mil / 0.19 mm
Basis Weight
145 gsm
Core Size
2.13" / 5.41 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
55.08 x 3.25 x 3.25"

Savage 20 Black Reviews

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I have a section of an unfinished basement to practice photography and thought of getting some seamless paper. To both fit and give me the most options for my space, the 86 would work best. However, I see there are only four color options in that size (I only need black and white, so no issue there). However, is there any risk of this size eventually not being available in case I want to turn my basement into a studio for the long term? i.e. do you think an 86 option will be available for many years to come?
Asked by: Ricky
From our understanding, the 86 wide paper by Savage is a newer option and we have not heard of any plans they have of stopping production on this size.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-26

What is the inside diameter of the paper roll?

What is the inside diameter of the paper roll?
Asked by: James
Hi James! The inner diameter of the core is 2.125".
Answered by: Sydney
Date published: 2021-03-23

I used ProMaster seamless paper in the past and ...

I used ProMaster seamless paper in the past and was annoyed with how it didn't absorb (or reflect respectively) the lights and instead had annoying shiny spots and uneven background colors so I switched to muslin. Muslin has its own problems (I have no space to properly keep wrinkle free) so I'd like to try paper again. How well does this brand absorb the light? Or should I stick with fabric?
Asked by: Timothy
I think you will have the same experience with this seamless that you did with ProMaster. I have found the only way to avoid the Uneven background when using seamless paper is to shoot with the subject pretty far away from the background.
Answered by: Shay
Date published: 2021-12-13

Will this paper work on the room easy system from ...

Will this paper work on the room easy system from Photo Tech ?
Asked by: Dan
Yes. As long as the paper end rollers adapters are in place.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2021-11-28

How thick is a brand new 36 foot roll ? No ...

How thick is a brand new 36 foot roll ? No Inner/outer diameter. Just a regular diameter please.
Asked by: Kevin
The Savage #20 Black Seamless Background Paper (86" x 36') has an inner diameter that measures approximately 2" and an outer diameter that is approximately 3.5".
Answered by: Michael S
Date published: 2024-07-09

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If I want to buy seamless paper background what is extra charges for shipping?
Asked by: Ishit G.
You may calculate your actual shipping options/order totals by adding the items you want to a shopping cart. It will then list the shipping options, descriptions, ETA's and fees to your location.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Can this be used with the Impact Deluxe Varipole System?
Asked by: Anurag
The Impact Varidrives included in the Impact Deluxe Varipole Support System can handle seamless rolls measuring up to 9' wide and weighing up to 22 lb. The Savage Widetone Seamless Background Paper (#20 Black, 140 x 105') is 11 ft 8 in long, and weighs 40 lbs. It would not be recommended for use with the Impact Deluxe Varipole Support System.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

How many of these will I need to cover the ...

How many of these will I need to cover the bleachers in an old basketball gymnasium?
Asked by: Thomas
You will need to check the sq footage of the gym bleachers and then you can calculate how many rolls.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-25
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