When using rolls of seamless background paper, the weight of the paper often causes them to continuously unroll. What is the best way to prevent this from happening?

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If the crossbar is fixed and won't rotate (e.g. it has a pin though it), using an A-clamp to secure the paper to it will often work.

Securing a seamless paper background to a crossbar with an A-clamp

If the crossbar can rotate (or the A-clamp doesn't have enough grip or surface area to keep from turning itself) set the clamp so the handles brace against the upright support (or around the knob on a C-Stand). Make sure to do this on the back side so the handles are in contact with the upright support immediately.

Securing a seamless paper background to a crossbar and upright support with an A-clamp

  • That's what I use
    – user9817
    Jun 21, 2013 at 14:21

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