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Diffusion Fabrics

Diffusion fabrics are used to soften and diffuse lights for film, television and photo shoots. The amount of light diffused depends on the type of fabric chosen. Chiffon and Voile will bring the light down 1/4 stop. China silk will bring light down 1/2 stop. Poly silk provides the greatest amount of diffusion by bringing the light down 1 full stop. When diffusion fabrics are used with colored lights, they can impart a soft glow to an otherwise harsh looking shot.

For constructing large diffusion panels, Sail Cloth, a lightweight fabric that is reinforced with nylon threads and coated with polyurethane, is durable and light. Sail cloth comes in a regular and a “silent” version, which is much quieter when windblown or shaken.

Cinenet (a.k.a. Bobbinette) is lightweight, and knit with an octagonal weave, which can be layered to increase the amount of light diffused.

Guide to Diffusion Fabrics

(Click on a fabric name or one of it's Xs to view corresponding products)

Fabric 1/4 Stop Silk 1/2 Silk Artificial SIlk Full Artificial Silk Full Grid 1/2 Grid 1/4 Grid Single Cinenet or Bobbinette Double Cinenet or Bobbinette Lavender
China Silk NFR, Black or White X
China Silk FR, Black or White X
Poly Silk NFR X
Poly Silk FR X
Allegro Silk (extra wide poly silk) IFR X
Poly Silk Plus IFR X
Chiffon NFR X
Chiffon FR X
Voile IFR, White X
Voile IFR, Black X
Super Silk IFR, White X
Sail Cloth IFR, White X X X
Silent Sail Cloth IFR, White X X X
Single Cinenet FR, Black or White X
Double Cinenet FR, Black X
Nylon Netting NFR, 108" Lavender X

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118" Voile, IFR

Our lightweight translucent sheer in the most requested colors, along with White, Oyster and Black.
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Price Ranges
Cut $6.30 - $8.50
Full Piece $5.25 - $6.75

119" Allegro Silk (Extra-wide Poly Silk), IFR

The perfect IFR extra-wide poly silk (or polysilk) surface for projection, diffusion and lighting.
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Price Ranges
Cut $14.18
Full Piece $10.50

60" Poly Silk, Colors, FR

FABULOUS new colors for an old favorite! A light weight, translucent and economical silk substitute.
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Price Ranges
Cut $8.97
Full Piece $6.90

10' - 30' Bobbinette, FR - Weave A

Rose Brand's Weave A bobbinette has the typical hex shaped opening expected in most bobbinettes.
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Price Ranges
Cut $38.17 - $111.18
Full Piece $29.35 - $86.50

29'6" Bobbinette, FR - Weave C

Rose Brand's Weave C bobbinette, our version of “opera net”, has an opening that is closer to round.
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31' - 39'-4" Bobbinette, FR - Weave B

Rose Brand's Weave B bobbinette has the typical hex shaped opening expected in most bobbinettes.
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Price Ranges
Cut $112.48 - $136.50
Full Piece $86.50 - $105.00

45" China Silk, NFR

Our light weight, translucent, 100% natural imported silk, in a rainbow of colors.
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Price Ranges
Cut $18.40
Full Piece $14.70

60" Chiffon, FR

A light weight polyester transparent sheer fabric in a rainbow of soft colors.
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Price Ranges
Cut $10.11
Full Piece $8.35

60" Chiffon, NFR

A light weight polyester transparent sheer fabric in a rainbow of soft colors.
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Price Ranges
Cut $6.96
Full Piece $5.35

60" White Sail Cloth, NFR

Also known as Grid Cloth, it is used for sails and also for diffusion in film and video.
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Price Ranges
Cut $7.00 - $16.00
Full Piece $6.00 - $12.80

60" White Silent Sail Cloth, NFR

A softer version of sail cloth, it does not make noise when wind-blown or crinkled.
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Price Ranges
Cut $7.00 - $12.00
Full Piece $6.00 - $9.60

72" - 288" Single Cinenet, FR (Bobbinette on the West Coast)

Known as Bobbinette in the film industry, cinenet is an ultra-fine hexagonal net.
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Price Ranges
Cut $37.05 - $140.25
Full Piece $29.65 - $112.00

Nylon Netting, NFR

Traditional nylon netting creates all kinds of decorative effects. NFR Lavender netting is used in film and video applications.
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Price Ranges
Cut $1.00 - $2.40
Full Piece $2.05

240" Double Cinenet, Black, FR (Bobbinette on the West Coast)

Known as Bobbinette in the film industry, cinenet is an ultra-fine hexagonal net.
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$230.98

54" China Silk, Black and White, FR

54" wide, light weight, translucent, 100% natural imported silk.
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Price Ranges
Cut $18.65
Full Piece $15.50

54" China Silk, Black and White, NFR

54" wide, light weight, translucent, 100% natural imported silk.
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Price Ranges
Cut $15.65
Full Piece $12.50

60" Poly Silk, Black or White, NFR

A light weight, translucent and economical silk substitute in white and black.
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Price Ranges
Cut $5.97
Full Piece $3.90

45" China Silk, FR

Our light weight, translucent, 100% natural imported silk, in a rainbow of colors.
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Price Ranges
Cut $21.40
Full Piece $17.70

60" Poly Silk (Artificial Silk), Black or White, FR

A light weight, translucent and economical silk substitute in white and black.
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Price Ranges
Cut $8.97
Full Piece $6.90

125" Poly Silk Plus, IFR

A light weight, IFR silk substitute in white, in a wide width.
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Price Ranges
Cut $12.90
Full Piece $10.30

16'6" Supersilk, White, IFR

The widest white synthetic silk available is a superior choice for draping large areas.
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Price Ranges
Cut $35.00
Full Piece $28.00