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Matthews Butterfly/Overhead Fabric - 12x12' - Solid Black

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Matthews Butterfly/Overhead Fabric - 12x12' - Solid Black
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Matthews Solid Black Overview

Also known as "Rags" these are the materials that are tied to the Butterfly/Overhead frame.

For many years, only the basic materials were used such as scrims to reduce light, silk to diffuse light and solid to eliminate light.

More recently many new materials have been added to allow many degrees of diffusion (Grid Cloths, Black Silks, etc.) plus many new reflective materials are now available to make large reflectors for both sunlight and artificial light such as Matthflectors, Grifflectors and Lames.

Matthews Solid Black Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight
12.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18 x 15.5 x 6"

Matthews Solid Black Reviews

Basic and perfect

By 2 TB Lost
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-09-05

Basic and perfect

ultimate negative fill

By Kenny
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

This pulls to much more light out of the shadows. Amazing!

The Absolute Best!

By Smith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-16

Absolutely a game changer when it comes to blocking light especially when I am shooting interior design photographs. Love Love!!!

Perfect rag

By Jake
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-15

Love this set up for negative fill. Best rags on the market ! If anyone needs example photos let me know

Great product, but has seams every 36

By jacob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-19

Well made, comes with lots of tie downs. Production quality black duvetyne. Very solid stitching. Has horizontal seams every 36, not great for visual effects, so I'm returning it to BH. Didn't mention any seams in the item description :-/

Well made and Strong

By Stuart
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-03

Solidly built and easy to work with.

Don't use it as a blanket

By Alexander
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-08-25

It gets scary when you lay under it. Be careful, bring a light.

1 product to invest in.

By mohamed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-08

commando black of 1st dgree . i cannot recommand this duvetyne in any size . you need it for the blocking for the shading for cutting floor reflections, removing windows from the equation, throwing in on 2 c stands for fast video village, the list goes one, the single type of equipment you cannot believe how many times you would be reaching for..unbelievable. great quality also mathews scommando cloth. you could cover if you sleep on set also. no kidding

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Will this also 'absorb' light or only to block ...

Will this also 'absorb' light or only to block light out? I'm wanting to stop strobe light bouncing around my small studio that I can't paint so thinking of putting a few of these on stands by the ceiling and walls.
Asked by: Cameron
Yes, the fabric used is Duvetyn, its absorbs a certain percentage to light.
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2020-11-09


What size of Matthews Rag Bag should be used to store this butterfly ?
Asked by: Arnaud
From the manufacturer, For the 12x12 Solid you can use a large Rag Bag, part number 309218.
Answered by: Craig R.
Date published: 2022-06-12


Do they make these in black on one side and green on the other?
Asked by: David
Matthews does product a rag such as the Matthews Solid Digital Green Screen (8 x 8'), which is green on one side and black on the other. However, the black portion is just used as a backing to prevent light leaks.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-09-10

Do these have the strings and grommets?

Do these have the strings and grommets?
Asked by: Richard
Yes they do.
Answered by: Andrew
Date published: 2021-10-10


Is this butterfly made from matte black twill Duvetyne? Thanks!
Asked by: Todd
Answered by: Matthews Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can I clean and/ or wash this product? And if so do I need to take it to a dry clenear or can I do it myself. I have heard that the fire replant treatment may go away. Please let me know
Asked by: Anonymous
A solid is used primarily on a frame to block light. if it gets dirty I use a shop vac and gaff tape to remove debris. You never need to wash them and I am not sure why you would. If it gets wet, hang dry it for as long as possible and as open as possible to avoid mildew.
Answered by: Ryan K.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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