About Savage Universal
A worldwide leader in backgrounds and photographic products since 1937.
From our beginning in 1937 as a manufacturer of quality board and paper products, Savage has provided photographers the essential elements for success. Family-run from the start, we have a commitment to quality and innovation that defined who we were in the beginning and still defines who we are today.
Products such as photographic backgrounds continue to be a key focus of our manufacturing efforts, but there’s much more to the Savage story. We’re continuing to develop innovative products, especially in the studio equipment & lighting arenas, to meet the needs of today’s more diverse photography community—professionals and semiprofessionals alike.
From seamless background paper and durable vinyl to unique floor drops and portable background kits, we make the products that photographers rely on for creating perfect backgrounds for virtually every situation.
Background stands, LED lights and modifiers, product photography kits and even macro photography tools —we have all of the tools necessary for studio setups of every type and size.
Mat & Mount Board
When it comes to mounting photographs for display, it’s important to use products that not only enhance images but that also can stand the test of time. With almost 70 years of manufacturing experience behind them, Savage mats and mount boards clearly meet their marks in both areas.
The artists of HeARTs Speak span across a vast array of professions: photographers, writers, painters, graphic designers, illustrators, and so on. The one commonality that connects every one of them is their love for animals. They are literately a Love Army.read more
The Savage Timeless Texture Canvas Backgrounds are durable and thick canvas backdrops hand painted in an array of deep, rich hues for a timeless and textured style that lends itself for creating fine-art portraiture. The hand painting process offers a one-of-a-kind design from piece to piece where photographers can create a high quality, custom styled set for a fraction of the cost.read more
New equipment includes a 700 watt two-light kit, product photography light table and powerful video light.read more
Savage Universal Announces Exhibitor Presence at the 2017 Wedding & Portrait Photographers Conference
Savage Universal is excited to offer interactive photography stations in exhibition booth featuring new and popular studio equipment at the upcoming WPPI conference this Feburary.read more
Savage Universal is pleased to present an extension of its widely popular collapsible backdrop line, dubbed the “Grunge Classics”.read more
Savage Universal is pleased to announce that it will be returning to Photokina for the company’s nineteenth time as an exhibitor. Photokina is the world’s largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries and has been held in Cologne, Germany biennially since 1950.read more
Savage Universal, an 80-year-old manufacturer of professional photography backgrounds and equipment, is pleased to announce the brand will be exhibiting several of its product lines at GlobalShop 2016, the world’s largest annual event for retail design and shopper marketing.read more
Savage Universal Announces Schedule for Live Photography Demonstrations at the 2016 Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference & Expo
Savage Universal, the worldwide leader of backgrounds and photographic products, is pleased to announce an engaging lineup of live portrait demonstrations featuring popular studio gear like seamless paper backdrops, Translum diffusion material and an array of new LED lighting and accessories.read more
Savage Universal Brings Exclusive New Studio Equipment to Market for Amateur & Professional Photographers
New 2016 studio gear includes a full LED light interview kit with innovative accessories, an exclusive Drop Stand® easy set light stand, multi-function, large background stands and more.read more
Savage Universal has expanded into the popular computer-printed studio background niche. The manufacturer is now offering 53 in x 18 ft continuous rolls of printed background paper in 24 creative designs, transforming their staple product into a new and unique offering.read more
Savage Universal is introducing several new products and expanding lines this season, one of the more prominent being their studio lighting gear.read more
Savage Universal is excited to announce that it will be featuring a diverse lineup of award-winning photographers for live demonstrations at the WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) Expo in March 2015.read more
Savage Universal is pleased to announce that it will be featuring several award-winning photographers for the WPPI Expo in March 2014.read more
Savage Universal is pleased to announce that it has become a sponsor of acclaimed international photographer Zhang Jingna.read more
Savage Universal has unveiled its new website at www.savageuniversal.com. The new website features both a more modern, user-friendly design and significantly more information about the company’s product lines and offerings.
Savage® Brings Ease and Simplicity to Tethered Photography With The New Line of Air Flow Tech Tables
Savage Universal is pleased to introduce its latest innovative product for photographers, the Air Flow Tech Table tethered photography solution. Now, in addition to offering superior backgrounds, Savage will also provide photographers with a time-saving solution for shooting tethered photography in the studio or in the field.read more
With 24 unique and extremely realistic styles, Floor Drops by Savage are the premium floor drop solution for all studio photography. These extremely realistic floor drops photograph just like an authentic floor, and are printed on a very durable, yet forgiving polyester material for ultra-comfort & believability. Floor Drops feature a 1.5mm thick, heavy-duty, non-skid rubber backing for added durability and to prevent any movement, or shifting during use.read more