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Savage #20 Black Seamless Background Paper (107" x 36')

BH #SABGP10720 • MFR #20-12
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 107" x 36' 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 107" x 36' 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
13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
108 x 5 x 5"

Savage 20 Black Reviews

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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

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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

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

Is it double-sided? (Same texture and color same ...

Is it double-sided? (Same texture and color same on each side?)
Asked by: benjamin
yes
Answered by: Gary L
Date published: 2022-06-09

when I unwind it, how many meters do I get? I ...

when I unwind it, how many meters do I get? I need to cover wall and floor. thank you
Asked by: Sergio
Approximately 12 meters in length.
Answered by: Don
Date published: 2019-09-20

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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

Is this works with savage background port-a-stand ...

Is this works with savage background port-a-stand kit?
Asked by: Safwan
Yes, I've used these together on several occassions.
Answered by: Kurt
Date published: 2020-06-23

Whats a good size for a group photo of 5 or 6 ...

Whats a good size for a group photo of 5 or 6 adults?
Asked by: Silas
The Savage paper at 107" wide is the minimum width that is recommended for shooting a group of 5-6 adults.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-11-06
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