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Seamless paper: everybody’s got it and everyone has an opinion about it. We scanned the Internet to curate what your peers are saying about this staple of every studio.

Super White

“This is a great item. You can’t beat it for the money. I have shot lots of great shoots using this Seamless Background Paper by Savage. Every photographer should have it on hand. Yes, I would recommend this to a friend”

-Jefe, Roanoke, VA (B&H Photo)

“I use Savage paper extensively. I use seamless paper for product photography. This paper takes considerable abuse but must be taped down at the end of the roll to keep paper from trying to roll up.”

-Photo Dude, NE (B&H Photo)

“No more cleaning my backdrops, just roll the paper down and its brand new! Heavy duty, photographs beautiful, no seams, wrinkles etc. Highly recommend!”

-Llee, PA (B&H Photo)

“I had never seen this stuff in use prior to buying it, so I had some fears it would be really flimsy. But the paper is quite thick and if you are careful, you will be able to use it over again many times. I purchased some white plastic wall material at a home supply store for the subjects to stand on so they don’t have to stand on the paper. It gives a great look.”

-Outta the Box Photography, WI (B&H Photo)

Photo by Lopshire Photography, Featuring Super White Seamless Paper


“I used this backdrop for a newborn photoshoot! It was beautiful! A little darker than the light pink shown in the picture, but a beautiful pink. Great size great quality Savage does not disappoint!”

-Melina, NY (B&H Photo)

 “I really like the pinks you get from this paper, and while the product itself is outstanding, I want to note that I constantly get color casts with this color and I don’t with any of the other colors I own. That being said it is a relatively easy fix in PS and definitely would not deter me from using this again and again.”

-KAra, GA (B&H Photo)

“I needed a straight up PINK for birthday cake smash sessions. Being a new photographer (started my business in Sept. 2012) I have never used paper backgrounds and did one on my vinyl…bad idea! So, I decided to invest in some paper and had a hard time figuring out the colors since I just wanted a regular pink. Many of the reviews indicated that this appears more pink than coral so I took the chance and I’m VERY glad I did! It is perfect! Love the weight of the paper too. I wish it was just a little less fragile/tearable but it is still wonderful stuff.”

-Belinda Ann, MI (B&H Photo)

“I wouldn’t say the color is coral. This is a gorgeous shade of pink. It is not a pastel pink or a fushia. It is right in between. I love it. I also use it for 1st birthday cake smashes. It is very durable. When we’re done I roll it up and throw it away.”

-Elaine, VA (Adorama)

Blue Jean

“Very Good Seamless Background Paper in a Very Vivid, Rich Color. My photographs have much more of professional look and most items show up very well on the ‘Blue Jean’ Color.”

-SunStock, CT (Adorama)

“Great color, perfect for portraits to give a pop of color. BOTTOM LINE Yes, I would recommend this to a friend”

-Photo Coordinator, Boston, MA (Adorama)

“I used this product as a backdrop to shoot my senior outer apparel collection. We placed large plastic sheeting over it with red and yellow lights that created a beautiful atmosphere. It was extremely durable and with stood pouring water and baby powder on it, tape tearing, and was large enough to cover an entire class room floor to ceiling and most of the floor.”

-Merida the Designer, GA (B&H Photo)

blue jean seamless paperPhoto by Ryan Walsh, Featuring Blue Jean Seamless Paper

Ocean Blue

“I love this color! I have yet to have a bad experience with the Savage line of background paper. This color is just as shown on the website (on a calibrated monitor) and matched perfectly to the little girl’s outfit I had picked it out for.”

-Nicole, MN (B&H Photo)

“Great Background. I love the paper background. Got sick of the same old muslin backdrops and the expensive price tag. I get great photos with this paper and it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg!”

-Freeland Photos, MI (B&H Photo)

“Great color for child portraits. Photographs beautifully and is flattering to most skintones. Much nicer color in person than the swatch shown here.”

-PW Photos, VA (Adorama)

“Very pretty blue.. makes the photos just pop and stand out! Great for kids and seniors.”

-Jeannie Reeves Photography, GA (B&H Photo)

Ocean Blue Seamless PaperPhoto by Ryan Walsh, Featuring Ocean Blue Seamless Paper


“Love Savage seamless, and this is my favorite color. I love the soft, muted tone. Works great w/ babies and kids, and it’s my primary backdrop for cake smash sessions. Love that it’s both neutral and warm. Adds a soft, classy, feel to my photos.”

-kph1217, KY (B&H Photo)

“I purchased this in my quest for a more neutral backdrop than the Almond which I had recently received. The almond is nice, but not quite as neutral with clothing choices of portrait subjects as the bone. I love the neutrality of the Bone and the subtle visual interest the color affords when compared to the basic white backdrop many photographers use.”

-Rebecca, GA (Adorama)

“I very much dislike this color… so blah just a weird off-white not flattering to skin tones.. the paper itself is great.. just a bad choice of color.”

-Angie Green Photography, WI (Adorama)

Photo by Ryan Walsh, Featuring Bone Seamless Paper

Thunder Gray

“We just set up a video studio in one of our offices. This background paper is just the neutral color we wanted. Not too dark, not too light, and it goes with anything. Paper is well weighted and sturdy. Our immediate impression is very positive!”

-Jamie Lou, IN (B&H Photo)

“I use this medium grey sweep with colored light to produce backdrops of various colors. The paper holds up well even with dancers up on pointe and in tap shoes. You have to be a little careful how you light it because you may see some ripples in the paper.”

-Ben Mclendon, GA (B&H Photo)

“Great product, photographs beautifully and so practical. I totally recommend it! Flatters people of all skin tones and offers a richness to the images.”

-ddg, NJ (Adorama)

“This background works great, and looks great. The paper is a non reflective surface, and really does a great job for portraits. The only complaint that I have against the paper is that it gets torn from shipping, The tape tabs that are put on the paper allow the paper on either side of the tape to get torn. Most of the rips were small (about an inch or so) but one part was about a foot long. Not too big of a deal, but soemthing to look out for.”

-VocalCanvas.com, PA (B&H Photo)

“This is a great color background for some fashion shoots. It is a nice dark grey at which I wanted and if you want the same I suggest this background. It has a great thickness to it. The only thing I noticed is that there seems to be some dimples at times that the light catches which is not so good and doesn’t show that seamless look.”

-tigeris242002, GA (B&H Photo)

Thunder Gray Seamless PaperPhoto by Ryan Walsh, Featuring Thunder Gray Seamless Paper

Tech Green

“I purchased this greenscreen paper as VFX Supervisor on a sci-fi short film. We had a studio that had only a wrap-around green curtain with no green cyc, so we used this as a poor-man’s cyc. The tone of the paper obviously didn’t match the tone of the curtain, but with some clever compositing, the other VFX artist and I were able to key out both. The paper was easy to cut, although I would have preferred it to be made of slightly tougher material, as it did rip more easily than I would have liked. Overall, it’s a versatile product that can be used as a cheap alternative to a capture studio. Make sure to have a plentiful supply of gaff tape.”

-Jnddepew, NY (B&H Photo)

I’ve already used the green background for basketball portraits. We’re cutting them out for placement on another image the the background green is perfect for silhouettes. The only drawback is that it is a bit reflective of my studio lights in places creating some hot spots, but nothing we can’t work around.”

-Wildcat, AL (B&H Photo)

As a tv producer, I have used Savage’s seamless background paper (green and blue) for years on my sci fi tv production. We use it in the tv studio so that we can put backgrounds in editing. Its great and when we finish the shoot -we can roll it back up and put it in the tube. The color stays solid for for at least a year, so its reusable. Its economical and I am a very satisfied customer.

-Edie Meyers, VA (B&H Photo)

While I was eventually able to get it to work, this is not the best quality paper I have encountered. As others have noted, mine came ripped, causing me to have to cut off the first three feet or so. The overall feel of the paper seems heavier than I am used to, and it creases very easily. The particular roll I received was wrinkled throughout as though it had been improperly stored. With proper lighting I was able to key successfully off of it, but a better product would have made my life much easier.

-Wolf, IL (B&H Photo)

“When properly lit, this background allows you to pull a great key. It lights very evenly with no hot spots. No need to buy a more expensive green key background.”

-Take 45, NJ (B&H Photo)

Tech Green Seamless PaperPhoto by Ryan Walsh, Featuring Tech Green Seamless Paper

Personally, my top four favorite things about seamless are:

  • It’s easy to light.
  • Versatile – Alternative to a cyc, makes a great green screen.
  • Create effects easily – Use low-cost molding from Home Depot with shelf brackets attached to each end. Roll that paper so that is rests just under the molding and use the existing floor. Voila, you have the illusion of the seamless as a real wall.
  • Inexpensive – Less costly to ship and transport to locations. Roll out any length you want to go underneath subject.

What’s YOUR favorite Seamless Paper color?

Cheryl Woods

Cheryl Woods is an accomplished photographer, designer and branding consultant with a career spanning 20+ years. Her photographic work includes editorial, fashion, portraiture and product photography for major companies in the consumer products field including QVC and Hanover Direct. She received a B.F.A. in Photography from the University of the Arts and an M.F.A. in Media Design from Full Sail University. Cheryl's work has been exhibited at the Lowes Museum of Art in Coral Gables, FL, The New York Independent Film Festival and the Rosenwald Wolf Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Check out her website here!


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