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Pipe and drape has various names within the industry including pipe and drape system, pipe and base system, backdrapes and theatrical backdrop. Our pipe and drapes create a smart, non-intrusive background space. Ideally suited for trade show booths, they can also be used behind a theater stage to cover up any distracting features of the non-dramatic wall/window/doorway behind it. Since it is freestanding, the backdrapes are also ideal for use as room dividers, exhibition stand curtain backgrounds, catering aisles, partitions, stage backdrops, and drape decor at events such as tradeshows, weddings, industry functions, fairs, receptions, fundraisers, special events, performances, and more.
Everything starts with a good foundation. Pipe and drape begins with 6 lb. to 62 lb. bases, as dictated by the height and weight of the drape. As required, sandbags are added for extra safety and stability. We stock a wide range of Inherently Flame Retardant (IFR) fabrics, from sheer to heavyweight velour, that can be used for everything from basic pipe and drape to a grand entrance or a traveler track reveal.
Most pipe and drape competitors use traditional upright hardware which causes the drape to “hump”, as demonstrated below. Using our No Humps hardware, your drape lays flat on the horizontal, creating a smooth, straight look.
As shown in the photos below, standard hardware creates a “hump” at every point where a horizontal meets a vertical. Most of our Rental Stock utilzes the flush top as shown on the right with ” NO HUMPS”.
Both new Sale Hardware, and your old standard top uprights can be retofitted with “8 Way Repair Ends” to offer tha same flexibility.
Now, with our Cashmere drape hanging on, you can see what the final product looks like with and without using our hardware.
Fullness occurs when a drape is sewn or gathered with more fabric than the width of coverage.
When ordering, please take fullness into consideration.
When the length of the drape is the same as the length of desired space, you will have 0% fullness, also known as Flat drape. As you can see here, this drape has no texture and displays the drape taut.
To achieve this look, you must take the length of desired space and add an extra 50 percent. Example: 100 feet of space, this look would require 150 feet of drape. This is called 50% fullness.
To achieve this look, you must take the length of desired space and double it. Example: 100 feet of space, this look would require 200 feet of drape. This look is called 100% fullness.
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