Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White

Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White

Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White

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Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White

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Westcott quality backgrounds offer quick set-up and takedown for versatility and easy portability.

Collapsible Illuminator muslin backgrounds are hand painted with an acrylic-based paint and are perfect for head and shoulder portraiture and deposition-type videos.

Two-sided collapsible backgrounds offer two complimenting yet totally different looks in one background. Pairs of the most popular colors of the masterpiece collection, have been joined together in one collapsible background. The background can be positioned vertically or horizontally.

They collapse as the other Illuminator style backgrounds do, into a third of their size and store in a flat circular bag about 30" in diameter.

Colors depicted may vary slightly, due to differences in computer monitors, printed media, and variances in manufacturer's dyes or paints.

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Westcott 5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White
  • Masterpiece Collapsible Black/White 2-in-1 Muslin Background - 5x6'
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Westcott 5685 specs

    Color Side 1 Black
    Color Side 2 White
    Size 5' x 6' (1.5m x 1.8m)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.0 x 27.0 x 1.5"

    Westcott 5685 reviews

    5x6' Collapsible 2-in-1 Muslin Background - Black/White is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm really glad I bought this. This is the third such collapsible double sided Wescott background I own and they're all well worth the money. Easy to set up and use. It can be hung on a stand or propped up against something else. The Black side stays very dark without having to use a gobo and the White side is adequately light. It's big enough to use with one or two people for headshots or maybe for video shoots. Very well constructed. One caution: Learn to fold it according to the supplied instructions and you'll never have a problem with it.
    Date published: 2008-10-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Piece of Gear. This is nearly wrinkle-free. The black side has so far provided a dense and nondescript darkness for one portrait session. It makes a tough, tight fit to get into the clips of my Lastolite backdrop stand; I wonder how it might have fitted Westcott's own brandname stand. The fabric is very soft and at all like the plasticized surface of my EZYBalance card, so I wonder if it will be hard to get clean when the time comes. But perhaps this is the better surface anyway. For the price the carrying case could have been better -- I really can foresee that giving out within a year or so.
    Date published: 2010-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful and Convenient I shoot a lot of portraits using either a white or black seamless or muslin backdrop in the studio. (These portraits are used by our graphic designers for specific publications.) This reversible backdrop makes it a lot easier to shoot on location. It's much more portable and easier to set up than a 9-foot seamless, and it's large enough for individual head-and-shoulders photos without feeling too cramped. The background folds into a small package for easy transport. It can be suspended from a single light stand with an A-clamp. The white side is very smooth and even, and I can adjust the final tone by how I light it. The black side is a matte finish and so it eats up light pretty well, thus staying black. Still, you have to be careful to flag your lights if you want the background to be completely black in the final image. I have another version of this backdrop with a painted neutral gray fabric, and have been using it for several years, so I expect this will last a while. Re-folding the background takes some practice, so make sure you do so before letting a client see you try. Also, because it has two layers of fabric, it's heavier than I expected -- this means it won't stand up by itself, but needs to be hung from a light stand.
    Date published: 2010-11-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Idea This is a great product! Since backgrounds have been a problem for me, I ordered this product to upgrade my pictures. It is just great to set up, and fast! My only complaint would be the struggle that I have to get it into the shape to put back in the bag to store.
    Date published: 2008-09-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Useful! It's great. It's compact and the results look professional. It is a bit difficult to fold it at first (the video demonstration on the Westcott website is definitely not the greatest). The white side could be whiter - it is sheer so the black on the other side shows through. There were some white markings on the black side that wouldn't come off - 1 star off for that.
    Date published: 2011-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I finally bought this...Muslin? We have an assortment of collapsible backdrops, never wanted to pay for white/black, drug out papers rolls, double stands, crosspole when needed. So glad I'm done with that, at least for headshots. Also, I would say this is not muslin, happy that it's not. Material is similar to other Westcott two sided collapsibles, some stretch to it. Wrinkles are minimal.
    Date published: 2011-03-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice piece of gear This thing is huge and when collapsed it is still pretty big. Comes in a cheap plastic case which is why I gave it only 4 stars. For such an expensive item I would have appreciated a nicer carry case. Still, it is good quality and a great tool to have.
    Date published: 2008-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very convenient This is a great addition to a photographer who does head and shoulder portraits on location. It will accommodate individuals or small groups. Products or other still life can also be shot with this backdrop.
    Date published: 2008-05-19
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