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ImpactReversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel)
 
4.1

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good color value (16)
  • Attaches securely (13)
  • Durable (13)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Long-lasting (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portraits (19)
  • Indoors (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • General purpose (4)
  • Low light (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (6), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Needed a qick and low cost backdrop

I have only played with it a couple times since getting it but my observations so far: The colors were close but not exactly like shown (the blue is very close but the reverse...Read complete review

I have only played with it a couple times since getting it but my observations so far: The colors were close but not exactly like shown (the blue is very close but the reverse side is more gray which will work fine). It would be better if there were grommets on both the 10 and 12 foot sides (I already added them to the 12 foot for hanging ease). Plan on ironing it as soon as you pull it from the package. Now the great points- it is very durable feeling and even when steamed showed no sign of color loss. With studio lighting it takes on a very nice shade in photos. It is plenty long to pull away from the wall at the bottom and give a color base when shooting standing full length portraits. I would definitely suggest to friends looking for a backdrop to get one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Muslin Background Review

I've just started using this background and am trying to figure out how to get out the wrinkles and creases. The material comes folded in a zippered, plastic pouch. Once unfolded, I noticed...Read complete review

I've just started using this background and am trying to figure out how to get out the wrinkles and creases. The material comes folded in a zippered, plastic pouch. Once unfolded, I noticed the creases and wrinkles and have not been able to remove them. Steaming didn't seem to work but it's possible the Shark steamer wasn't generating enough steam to de-wrinkle the material. The material itself seems plenty durable and is not flimsy. The rings along the top are interesting though the mounting system doesn't use them. But, the looped top makes inserting the cross bar simple and it stays nicely in place. The wrinkles are my main concern. How is one to transport the background material and get out the wrinkles before making use of it? It may be better suited as a fixed-location background where you can leave it hanging permanently in place.

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1.0

wrong color

By Stephenj

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

What I received was a blueish green background which was useless to me because my client wanted the blue seen in the description. I'll be returning it.

 
2.0

Colors nowhere near what is depicted.

By Joan

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

I understand there may be slight color variations with muslin backgrounds, but the colors of the product I received were nowhere near what was depicted.  Not even close. The "stone blue" side of mine was dark teal, very similar to the lighter side depicted on the website. The lighter side of the background was a light gray. Very disappointed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for talking heads

By Video guy

from Denver

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

We use this as a backdrop to short talking head videos. Faces pop off this like nobody's business. Would highly recommend. 4 stars and not 5...wish it was 15x12 instead of 10x12...we are shooting 16x9 after all.

 
4.0

Very Satisfied

By Artrider

from West Orange, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

As my company's photographer, I needed a nice looking backdrop for executive headshots, and this product suited the purpose perfectly. Good price as well.

 
5.0

Great background

By Kaner

from Syracuse, NY

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

Great product ..excellent backgrounds

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great background

By Marcel

from Hobart, TAS, Australia

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Color Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

    Good background, does what it is designed for. Have used it for the first time last week for a large conference shoot with graduating academics and it was easy and straight forward to install. After the usual process of getting our two studio lights positioned correctly the photos looked great. I used 4 or 5 clamps though to clamp the sides on the stands to remove any large creases showing. I also used a steam iron on the high steam setting (when I first removed it out of its package after purchase) to get rid of the worst creases. Good product at a pretty decent price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good backdrop for the price

    By Sergio

    from Miami

    Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

    Good backdrop for the price, good to video and photo, the perfect size....

     
    3.0

    Not really reversible (dual), but good value

    By Andrew

    from Boston

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Durable

    Cons

    • 1-sided

    Best Uses

    • Portraits

    Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

    There was one white section where thread/string of material was left at the time of painting. Otherwise OK for 1-sided background: the other side is plain cotton with blue paint bleeding through. Too bright to be used as alternate background (light 'bounces' back). Huge in size and with solid layer of paint makes it heavy and creased straight from the package.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just the right amount of color

    By Joe

    from Wayne, NJ

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits

      Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

      Used it last week to shoot about 100 corporate head shots. The blue is light enough to hold its own, but not too bright as to over power the shots. I kept a loose depth of field, so I ended up steaming it. On my tighter DOF shots, I probably wouldn't have needed the ironing.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Works Great for Multiple Colors

      By CCCC Graphic Design Instructor

      from Fort Totten, North Dakota

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portraits

        Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

        I teach an beginning digital photography class at a small tribal college and the equipment was very affordable so I can setup a photo studio in my classroom so they can work on their portrait skills.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        I would buy this Reversible Background again

        By Sprocket

        from Upstate New York

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Color Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

          Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

          I hung this reversible background from a Muslin mover system. " A track that is mounted to the ceiling".

          The material is thin enough to take up less space when it is pulled to one side like a curtain. It's light and moves easily in the track.

          The not so great part: When I removed the material from the package it had some hard creases. It took a very long time to iron them out before I could hang the material.

          To keep the backdrop spread out flat, it would be easier if the material had more grommets on the top to hang from. One for every foot. It has one every two foot apart.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12',

          By bearwitme

          from VA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Good Color Value
          • Versitile

          Cons

          • None Right Now

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Indoors
          • Portraits
          • Special Events

          Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

          Very nice color on this background. It is reversible which is nice cause it cuts down on the bulk if you have to carry. It is part of the kit with the stand which is also a very nice value.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Highly Recommended Backdrop

          By Todd

          from Frederick, MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Securely
          • Durable
          • Good Color Value
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Special Events

            Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

            I use the muslin backdrops for small music stage use. They are perfect for helping the stage area become the focal point of the room. And the backdrop(s) are a perfect photo background for performing musician photos.
            Highly recommended.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great addition to my studio setup

            By B-Rapp

            from Raleigh, NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Securely
            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • Lightweight
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors
              • Portraits

              Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

              For startup photogs or those on a budget, I'd highly recommend Impact's 10x12 reversible backdrop. Granted, the creases are a bit of a nuisance when first unpacked, but they can be dealt with via Photoshop or shallow DOF. Material is very strong, there's a pole tunnel built into the backdrop's shorter edge, and it also has eyelets for hangers if you choose to go that route. Absolutely no complaints!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              10 X 12 muslin background

              By Monte

              from Oregon

              Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

              Great value. Hung it up and sprayed with warm water and no more wrinkles.

               
              5.0

              Nice background

              By Bill

              from Hershey

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Securely
              • Durable
              • Good Color Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

                Nice reversible background. Colors in catalog are pretty close. Well constructed.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice looking background

                By Wheaton Photographer

                from Wheaton, IL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Securely
                • Durable
                • Good Color Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors
                  • Portraits

                  Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

                  I like the color on this, seems well made. Material is thin but I expected that at this price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice backdrop for Portraits

                  By BB

                  from SC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

                    The color of the backdrop does not appear to be correct when you compare the backdrop to the on-line picture. However after setting it up and taking photos, the backdrop in the photos very closely match the pictures on-line.
                    Wrinkles came out quickly with a fabric steamer.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Easy to use

                    By Foto Pro

                    from Justin Texas

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • NONE

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors
                    • Low Light
                    • Night Time
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits
                    • Special Events

                    Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

                    Easy to use and set up

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Muslin Background Review

                    By Raptor Stan

                    from Vandalia, OH

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Securely
                    • Durable
                    • Good Color Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Impact Reversible Muslin Background (10 x 12', Stone Blue/Nickel):

                      I've just started using this background and am trying to figure out how to get out the wrinkles and creases. The material comes folded in a zippered, plastic pouch. Once unfolded, I noticed the creases and wrinkles and have not been able to remove them. Steaming didn't seem to work but it's possible the Shark steamer wasn't generating enough steam to de-wrinkle the material. The material itself seems plenty durable and is not flimsy. The rings along the top are interesting though the mounting system doesn't use them. But, the looped top makes inserting the cross bar simple and it stays nicely in place. The wrinkles are my main concern. How is one to transport the background material and get out the wrinkles before making use of it? It may be better suited as a fixed-location background where you can leave it hanging permanently in place.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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