We are able to print on 6 different materials: Poly Paper, Vinyl, Lightweight Fabric, Heavyweight Fabric, Premium Fabric & Floor Mat. Each material has different pros and cons; the best material really depends on how you plan to use the product.
Questions to Consider
- What SIZE backdrop do you need? Poly Paper & Vinyl are only available in up to 5ft wide, so if you need a backdrop larger than 5ft wide you will need to order a Wrinkle Free Fabric backdrop or a Floor Mat. (See: What size backdrop do I need?)
- WHEN do you need the backdrop? All printed backdrops are made-to-order and require time for printing. Standard production times are usually 5-7 business days in house plus shipping time. If you need an item for a specific date please let us know in the order comments. We cannot guarantee any printed item but we will do everything we can to get it to you in time.
Printed Material Comparison Chart
|Poly Paper||Vinyl||Lightweight Fabric||Heavyweight Fabric||Floor Mat||Premium Fabric|
|Print Quality||Completely Matte / Glare-Free||Matte Material, Some Sheen on Black Prints||Completely Matte / Glare-Free||Completely Matte / Glare-Free||Completely Matte / Glare-Free||Completely Matte / Glare-Free, Not Ideal for Black Prints|
|How to Hang||No pocket, requires clamps for hanging on a backdrop stand||Cardboard core for hanging on a backdrop stand||Sewn-in rod pocket for hanging on a backdrop stand||Sewn-in rod pocket for hanging on a backdrop stand||Intended for use on floor, but can be clamped to a stand||Sewn-in rod pocket for hanging on a backdrop stand. Grommets available by request.|
|Use on Floor||Yes (least durable)||Yes, ideal for white prints as vinyl is very easy to clean||Not Ideal||Not Ideal||Yes, has non-slip rubber backing. Not ideal for white prints as difficult to clean.||Not Ideal|
|Sizes||Limited to 5ft wide||Limited to 5ft wide||Ranges from 5ft wide to 20ft wide||Ranges from 5ft wide to 20ft wide||Ranges from 5ft to 10ft||Custom sizes available by request; one dimension must be 8ft or less|
|Wrinkles||Shipped rolled, no steaming required||Shipped rolled, no steaming required||Wrinkle-resistant, but requires steaming||Wrinkle-resistant, but requires steaming||Shipped rolled, no steaming required||Very wrinkle-resistant, steaming still recommended|
|Durability||Least Durable||Very Durable||Durable||Durable||Very Durable||Durable|
|Cleaning||Wipe with cloth||Wipe with cloth; easiest material to clean||Machine Washable||Machine Washable||Use cloth with mild detergent, can be difficult to clean||UV / Water Protected; NOT Machine Washable|
|Learn More||What is Poly Paper?||Printed Vinyl Backdrops: Pros & Cons||Lightweight vs Heavyweight Fabric||Lightweight vs Heavyweight Fabric||Floor Mats: Pros & Cons||Premium Fabric: Pros & Cons|