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Old 17-04-2012, 09:48   #1 (permalink)
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Strong extra wide backdrop support systems?

I've tracked down a 5m x 10m white vinyl backdrop, but am now in search of a support system strong enough to hold it. Can anyone recommend a stand that comes in this width, or an alternative method?
Are there any wall mounted systems that might work?
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Re: Strong extra wide backdrop support systems?

A standard stand system wouldnt be able to take that width, its too heavy and will bend in the middle. Your only option is a wall mounted backdrop I think.
If its a permanent feature you could nail it on the wall!, or maybe you could have just painted the wall black or white in that case.
Seriously though, Im not sure how you would hold something that size up, I reckon you would hvae to make something yourself....what about a trip to your local carpet store and see if they can give you the centre of a roll of carpet or vinyl, that might be strong enough, though Im not sure even that comes in 5m wide sizes.
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Re: Strong extra wide backdrop support systems?

thanks swalsh - It's going into a warehouse with very sturdy breezeblock walls and comes on a roll. It weighs 32.5kg (est) not sure what kind of wall brackets would hold this? I'll keep looking...
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Re: Strong extra wide backdrop support systems?

Might be worth pricing up scaffold poles hire. Just make sure that any structure is anchored to the wall or is constructed so that it is stable and cannot fall over.

Wall brackets won't have to bear all of the weight. If you have a bracket (say) every 2 metres, and one at each end, each one will only have to support 5.5kg. If you have the bottom of the sheet forming an infinity curve, some weight will be taken off due to it resting on the ground, thus reducing the loading even more.

I draw your attention the the health and safety laws that require you to ensure a safe working environment (including moving the BG around), and you should also have public liability insurance in place.
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Re: Strong extra wide backdrop support systems?

Duly noted Graham thanks. The scaffolding option may work, but as you mentioned I need to find a way to anchor it safely - will look into this
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I've tracked down a 5m x 10m white vinyl backdrop, but am now in search of a support system strong enough to hold it. Can anyone recommend a stand that comes in this width, or an alternative method?
Are there any wall mounted systems that might work?
thanks in advance
Hi, I know, this is a really old thread, but I wonder if you could let me know where you managed to track down a 5m wide vinyl backdrop, I really need one for a project coming up, and have drawn a black trying to find anything this wide.

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Hi, I know, this is a really old thread, but I wonder if you could let me know where you managed to track down a 5m wide vinyl backdrop, I really need one for a project coming up, and have drawn a black trying to find anything this wide.

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