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Eliminating creases from backdrops.........??

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    davidbailie
    davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Nov 2007 - 6:12 PM

    I've been pondering ideas ----simplifying the process!!! ..... of getting rid of backdrop creases......

    You can of course Iron them ..Ho! Ho! Ho! - done it - pain in the Backside.......... get em down, make space, Iron, put em back up etc!

    Also haven't tried ironing the dyed ones - presume they can take it ?

    However - what occurs to me is to invest 30 in a wall paper steamer - unfurl your back drop and steam out the creases ........??? -- I've thought about hiring one - other considerations apart can you imagine the gunge on them ?? Yuk Smile

    doubtless the BG creases again once rolled up - so it's an ongoing problem ??


    Anyone tried steaming ? ......or any better ideas ?? ...Please..........


    Ta Smile

    db

    Last Modified By davidbailie at 1 Nov 2007 - 6:17 PM
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    scottishphototours

    When we have to do ours, we first spray them with water from a plant sprayer then stretch them and use duck tape to tack to the floor. This usually works OK, but I recently saw a litte handheld steamer that would be ideal.

    Yes, the dyed ones can be ironed, but steaming would be better methinks.

    Andy.

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    davidbailie
    davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Nov 2007 - 6:19 PM


    Quote: but steaming would be better methinks

    That's the sort of response I like to get - to the point! - cheers Andy I'm going for it - especially as I hear what you do now - hope you go for it too 30 ?? - won't wont break the bank will it Smile

    db

    Last Modified By davidbailie at 1 Nov 2007 - 6:21 PM
    NickParry
    NickParry  81016 forum posts Wales79 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Nov 2007 - 6:26 PM

    Creases ... Hand held steamer. Argos. Done Smile Nick

    iainhamiltonphotography


    Quote: When we have to do ours, we first spray them with water from a plant sprayer then stretch them and use duck tape to tack to the floor. This usually works OK, but I recently saw a litte handheld steamer that would be ideal.

    Yes, the dyed ones can be ironed, but steaming would be better methinks.

    Andy.

    cheers andy cos the creases do my head in and my background is way to big to iron lol lol argos here i come Wink

    Iain

    geoffash26
    geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
    1 Nov 2007 - 6:34 PM

    Wall paper steamer does work quite well although you do get a bit of water mess on the floor

    davidbailie
    davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Nov 2007 - 6:40 PM


    Quote: you do get a bit of water mess on the floor

    not a problem - I'll just construct a 3 metre X 30cm galvanised iron trough to collect the water ............mmmh where will I store it ! Smile

    Dunno about Argos - I'll check it out - HERE'S ONE THOUGH

    db

    Last Modified By davidbailie at 1 Nov 2007 - 6:45 PM
    scottishphototours

    Had a look - there's several good ones at various sizes and prices here

    Andy

    freds
    freds  10184 forum posts England
    2 Nov 2007 - 12:32 PM

    Try this, dont fold, screw backdrop into a ball when finished, next time you use hang straght up, looks great creased all over, problem solved.

    p3asa
    p3asa  8676 forum posts Scotland
    2 Nov 2007 - 5:04 PM

    What you need is called a "Fabric steamer". That is what a lot of shops use to get their dummies clothes looking crease-less.

    It works in much the same way as a wallpaper stripper. Although any wall paper stripper I have used has been really aggressive where water is concerned and the floor has ended up soaking.

    Have a look here and here for some ideas.

    Steven.

    davidbailie
    davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Nov 2007 - 6:54 PM

    cheers p3asa

    will explore it later - Smile - already ordered the wallpaper stripper

    db

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