Backdrops

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#1
I know a lot has been written on backdrops, and lots of people like to do their own. I thought I had a decent touch for that but turns out - naww, I really don't. So in the last year I have tried a few suppliers of photo backdrops. I think we have a winner. Train Junkie is excellent. http://trainjunk.weebly.com/ William is the name of the guy, and he will work with you. That is, do much more than just mail you a roll of paper, he help you plan, and tailors your backdrops AS THEY ARE PRINTED, so they will be exactly what you want. AND at $45 for 10 feet, that is pretty hard to beat.
 
#2
A friend of mine bought 3 rolls from them and brought them to the club to show us. I was really impressed with the clarity, the heavy paper and the realism of them. They will stand up great to very close scrutiny.

Joe
 

montanan

Whiskey Merchant
#4
Those are some nice looking backdrops. Wish they were around when I started my layout. Too late to update for me as I have built my hardshell scenery to blend into the Walthers Instant Horizon backdrops that I got. They were all that was available at the time.
 

wombat457

Well-Known Member
Staff member
#5
Thanks as well. I was thinking about backdrops for my "new layout" but have been a little turned of by price and having to take what is on offer so to speak.

If this guy will/can "customize" a backdrop to suit your needs/layout for you then he is certainly worth a look and getting ideas from him.
 
#6
Tony, William the owner (Train Junkie), realized that I need "Feather River" backdrop to join up to "Pine Forest", so he added a couple of feet of overlapping the one scene onto the other, AND sent me an email proof of what it would look like before I bought to make sure it was oriented properly. You don't find that kind of service everyday!
 

wombat457

Well-Known Member
Staff member
#7
Bob,

You certainly don't and, when the time comes, I will be getting in touch with him for my backdrop. Hope fully he will be able to suggest something that will fit and can be done.
 
#8
For those who prefer to shoot their own background images, I found a vendor which claims better-than-Duratrans quality at lower prices: backlitprint.com. Duratrans displays are the backlit signage you see at airports, malls and movie theaters. They're high-quality, full-color displays intended to be backlit by either fluorescent or LED sources. I haven't tried this vendor myself, but they do offer a pricing schedule that's more competitive with Duratrans vendors such as Blue River Digital. I plan to shoot my own backdrops someday and produce them as backlit panels.
 



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