Use Clamps to Hold the Paper in Place
You will need to use a few pony clamps or "A-Clamps" to secure your paper background to the stand. Because of the weight of the roll, it may start to unravel further than you need if it is not secured. Secure a clamp to the top of both ends of a roll to keep it in place and secure. Clamps are an inexpensive tool that can be found at most hardware store.
Don't Have a Backdrop Stand? No Problem!
An alternative we’ve seen to hanging the roll on a stand is to first lay the roll on the ground, and pull up the paper as high as you’ll need it and tape it to the wall.
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TIP: Find an Assistant for 107" Rolls
When handling 9 foot wide rolls, having an extra pair of hands can be very helpful in sliding your backdrop onto a support system, clamping, and rolling it back up evenly.