Backdrop FAQs-ARE THESE PRINTED ABROAD?-CM Props & Backdrops

ARE THESE PRINTED ABROAD?

NO - Our backdrops are printed locally and all props are sourced from New Zealand companies and artisans, ensuring no global shipping delays and easy returns.
Backdrop FAQs-HOW LONG WILL MY ORDER TAKE TO ARRIVE?-CM Props & Backdrops

HOW LONG WILL MY ORDER TAKE TO ARRIVE?

If your items are in stock they will be posted the following day. 

If your items need to be printed they will usually be posted in 5-10 days. You will be alerted to this with a message that appears on the product page when you click the size you require.

You will receive a tracking number via email once your order is packaged and ready to go.

Please be aware that couriers can take longer than the advertised 2-3 days.

 

Backdrop FAQs-HOW ARE THE DESIGNS CREATED?-CM Props & Backdrops

WHY DO I NEED REAL PHOTOS AS BACKDROPS?

Real photos give a much more authentic look to your backdrops than digitally produced designs. When you are showcasing a product it can help the customer envisage using the product in their own home or dream house.
All our images are high resolution photographs of real surfaces. They are photographed in natural light showing authentic shadows and textures making them engaging and a great way to go if you want to create quality content to entice attention.
An awesome solution to your background dilemma, providing you a host of original New Zealand designs to choose from.
Backdrop FAQs-DO I NEED ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT TO TAKE GREAT PHOTOS?-CM Props & Backdrops

DO I NEED ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT TO TAKE GREAT PHOTOS?

• Use a diffuser when you want to soften the hard lines that direct sunlight creates. If you don't own one, a muslin cloth or shower curtain taped up to a window works well.

• Use white foam core board as a reflector to bring extra light into deep shadows. Just place it opposite your main light source and angle it towards your product.

• An additional foam core board is useful to create a fake wall at the back of your scene.

• You may also need sticky putty, masking tape and spring clamps to create your scene.

You can take great photos with a very basic setup. For further information of taking product photos with your phone, click here. For further information on how to set up your backdrops, click here.

Backdrop FAQs-WHERE CAN I SEE THESE BACKDROPS BEFORE I BUY?-CM Props & Backdrops

WHERE CAN I SEE THESE BACKDROPS BEFORE I BUY?

Not all backdrops for photography are equal. To see and feel the great quality of CM Props & Backdrops you are welcome to visit us in Tauranga, or we can mail out a sample to you.
Backdrop FAQs-WHAT SIZE BACKDROP DO I NEED?-CM Props & Backdrops

WHAT SIZE BACKDROP DO I NEED?

Here is our backdrops size guide, helping you decide what size you may need.

•Our standard size is 60 x 90 cm or 2 x 3 ft being the most commonly purchased. This is large enough for small products and food whether you want angled shots or flat lays and most scenes can be accommodated with this size. They are large enough to be clamped or taped up at one end to give a seamless background to your shots, and small enough to be easily rolled, transported and stored. Our 6-way phone stands fit over the top perfectly.

• However when it comes to backdrops- bigger is better! 80 x 120cm is an ideal size for food and product shoots, giving you more creative and compositional freedom.

• Businesses that video or photograph top down shots of cookery tend to purchase larger sizes, up to 120 x 120 cm, to allow a bit more space to spread out during the process.

• 1.5 x 2.5m is a great size for single person 3/4 portraits or headshots. It is also a great size for newborn shoots, either front on or overhead shots. 

* For cake smash photo shoots, wither two 1.5 x 2.5m, one for the floor and one for the wall would be great, or one continuous backdrop 2.5 x 5m.

* Full length portraits will require 2.5 x 3m at least to allow people to move around and longer if you need more of a sweep on the floor.

• Businesses that photograph larger item have purchased even bigger sizes, to suit their needs.

 

Backdrop FAQs-ARE CUSTOM SIZES/DESIGNS AVAILABLE?-CM Props & Backdrops

ARE CUSTOM SIZES/DESIGNS AVAILABLE?

Custom designs are the perfect solution to boost your brand identity. We can print plain colours of your choice, your own images, or we can customise one of the designs that we already have.

Your business has its own specific culture and style, so let this shine with a custom made vinyl backdrop.

Please get in touch about your requirements or order from here.

Backdrop FAQs-HOW TO USE VINYL BACKDROPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY.-CM Props & Backdrops

HOW TO USE VINYL BACKDROPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY.

• These photo backdrops are perfect for flat lay photography or angled shots, when you want to move your surface to the best light, shoot on location, or require a specific look that you don't necessarily have in your home or studio.
• For more specific set up instructions click here.
• Remember shooting your images in different lighting situations can produce varying results.
• Wipe down after use. Roll up or keep flat for storage.
Backdrop FAQs-HOW DO I CARE FOR MY BACKDROP?-CM Props & Backdrops

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY BACKDROP?

Product and food photography backdrops need to be robust and durable, which these are:
• Store at room temperature, rolled up or laid flat out. 
• Wipe with a soft cloth and gentle soap, after use if necessary. 
• Don't use abrasive cleaners or scrape heavy objects across them. Don't let fruit juice or anything acidic sit on the vinyl for too long. 
• For hard to remove stickiness (such as the glue from old masking tape), warm it with a hairdryer before wiping.
• Treated well they will last shoot, after shoot, after shoot.
Backdrop FAQs-PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS-CM Props & Backdrops

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

• Our vinyl material is 200gsm, anti-curl and crease resistant, making the perfect material for a photography backdrop. You need it to be sturdy enough that you can move items around without the backdrop folding or crinkling as you do so.
• It provides a durable, low-sheen, matte and waterproof finish.
• It is thick enough that it can be hung as a background, without light coming through, so you do not have to deal with unnecessary shadows and distractions in your photos.
• Backdrops wider than 1.2m are printed on thicker PVC which is even more sturdy and can withstand the  rigours of portrait shoots and cake smashes. These  PVC backdrops can be printed up to 3.2m wide.