Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx)

Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx)

Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx)

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  • Extra-Heavy Matte Fabric
  • Patterns Embossed in Thick Velour
  • Extra-Heavy Fabric
  • Thick Velour
  • 4" Pole Pocket on a 9' Edge for Hanging
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The 5501 9 x 12' Onyx Modern Vintage Background from Westcott helps create that timeless quality that everyone looks for in a portrait. This seamless backdrop is custom-produced from extra-heavy matte fabric, with patterns embossed in thick velour. The high-quality construction yields years of use, with no reflections. It is ideal for senior and family portraits, weddings, and other photographic disciplines.

Constructed of extra-heavy matte fabric ensuring years of quality without reflections
Patterns embossed in thick velour
4" pole pocket along one 9' edge for easy hanging
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Westcott 5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx)
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    Westcott 5501 specs

    Color Onyx
    Dimensions 9 x 12' (2.7 x 3.7 m)
    Weight 6.0 lb (2.73 kg)
    Packaging Infouqtyayeu
    Package Weight 5.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 13.0 x 5.0"

    Westcott 5501 reviews

    5501 Modern Vintage Background (9 x 12', Onyx) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Baroque background... Being that I love to take portraits of people a little outside the box..... I love this background..... it absorbs light very well and creates a timeless texture that can be both modern and vintage at the same time..... it's black on black texture creates subtle detail without distracting from the subject matter.... I love the size and ease of this background and I plan on purchasing more in the near future..... I had to steam it out a little to remove the creases from being folded, but no problem with that.... love it!
    Date published: 2011-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vintage Background This is probably the best fabric background for making an artificial wall that I've found. The embossed pattern has a very realistic look of a classic wall treatment and the shiny base fabric catches light very nicely and gives a nice contrast. The fabric itself is heavy and when clamped to a backdrop stand makes a surprisingly stable vertical surface. The only issue I've found with it is the extra heaviness of the fabric makes it more difficult to roll or fold away the extra material along the floorline, but given that I tend to work with a consistent height I'm going to simply cut mine and hem the bottom. All in all I like this so much I have every intent of picking up a second in a different color.
    Date published: 2011-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than black seamless. Great backdrop. I also own the B&W version of this Modern Vintage background, but found a lot of people were getting lost in it with all the harsh contrast. This solid black version works better and even on dark haired clients, I can still separate my subjects with kicker lights and/or a background light between my them and the background. Very versatile. Right out of the box you will want to wad the background up to get rid of wrinkles or hang it outside and let the sun and humidity take care of it.
    Date published: 2012-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Background for media studio I purchased this product to use as a black background in the media studio. Because of its eye pleasing vintage design, I can create a variety of creative visual effects. Varying from a black solid background, to a subtile glow that highlights it's attractive pattern, it offers a variety of options to use for either shooting portraits or for video production. It contains a 4inch pocket for a rod that I purchased at a local mart. Using a steamer, the creases due to shipping came out easily. For its cost, beauty and high quality fabric, I highly recommend this product.
    Date published: 2013-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME...want them all! This background is beautiful and very well made. I am so impressed on how good it looks, the ease of it, and it being seamless. I want ALL of the other ones now and wish they had even more to choose from cuz I would want those too. No regrets on this purchase what-so-ever and the price is unbeatable and great quality.
    Date published: 2011-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this backdrop! LOVE this backdrop! Ordered recently for a formal, black-tie event. Used two umbrella lights and bounced my flash. Made gorgeous portraits. Ladies' colored dresses just pop. Even black dresses/suits, with lighting done right, looked great. Overall look is very sophisticated. Everyone loved it. Width is adequate even with groups 5-6 people wide. Didn't hesitate to order at this price and sooo glad I did. I do recommend that it be in front of (or close to) a wall so light doesn't shine through. It's not super thick like a black-out lining, but that would be too heavy anyway. Folds up fairly small with minimal creases and is light-weight to carry considering size. Can't wait to use this again and buy other colors, too. A LOT of fabric for your buck.
    Date published: 2013-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Great! I used this background to take photos at a father/daughter dance. The backdrop was big enough not only for just the father and one daughter together, but it was also big enough for the fathers who came with 5 daughters! Thank goodness I ordered this large background, because I had no idea I would be taking photos of big groups! Set up was a snap. The fabric is sturdy and easy to work with. There were very few wrinkles, and the wrinkles fell out with a little steam. Although I don't think the few wrinkles would even have shown up in the photo. The only thing I did not like about the backdrop was the same thing I liked about it--it was really big! I didn't need the entire height, so some of the fabric dragged on the ground and got dirty. The large size made it a little difficult to fold by myself, but it was not really a big deal. I really like this backdrop! It is beautiful!
    Date published: 2015-02-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Background Nice pattern and good for dark shots/black and whites. Perfect size. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because it is very thin. If you don't have it up against a wall, or have another fabric underneath it, you can see right through it. I wish it was a bit thicker.
    Date published: 2012-03-21
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