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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

  • Antique-Gold 118 inches
  • Apple 118 inches
  • Black 118 inches
  • Blush 118 inches
  • Burgundy 118 inches
  • Chocolate 118 inches
  • Cloud 118 inches
  • Emerald 118 inches
  • Fire-Red 118 inches
  • French-Blue 118 inches
  • Fuchsia 118 inches
  • Lavender 118 inches
  • Lemon 118 inches
  • Mint 118 inches
  • Navy-Blue 118 inches
  • Orange 118 inches
  • Oyster 118 inches
  • Purple 118 inches
  • Sand 118 inches
  • Seafoam 118 inches
  • Silver 118 inches
  • Smoke 118 inches
  • Tangerine (Orange) 118 inches
  • White 118 inches
Our lightweight translucent sheer comes in the most requested colors, along with White, Oyster and Black.
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Price Ranges
Cut $5.95 - $6.25
Full Piece $3.95 - $4.15

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

  • Black 119 inches
  • Bright-Red 119 inches
  • Dark-Grey 119 inches
  • Ivory 119 inches
  • Royal 119 inches
  • Silver 119 inches
  • White 119 inches
The perfect IFR extra-wide poly silk (or polysilk) surface for projection, diffusion and lighting.
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Price Ranges
Cut $14.65
Full Piece $9.75

60" Poly Silk, Colors, FR

  • Bright-Red 60 inches
  • Bubble-Gum-Pink 60 inches
  • Chocolate 60 inches
  • Copper 60 inches
  • Dark-Grey 60 inches
  • Dark-Red 60 inches
  • Gold 60 inches
  • Green 60 inches
  • Hot-Pink 60 inches
  • Hunter-Green 60 inches
  • Ivory 60 inches
  • Light-Beige 60 inches
  • Light-Blue 60 inches
  • Light-Pink 60 inches
  • Light-Yellow 60 inches
  • Lilac 60 inches
  • Molasses 60 inches
  • Navy-Blue 60 inches
  • Olive 60 inches
  • Orange 60 inches
  • Peach 60 inches
  • Purple 60 inches
  • Royal-Blue 60 inches
  • Silver 60 inches
  • Teal 60 inches
  • Terra-Cotta 60 inches
  • Turquoise 60 inches
FABULOUS new colors for an old favorite! A light weight, translucent and economical silk substitute.
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Price Ranges
Cut $7.50
Full Piece $4.50

10' - 30' Bobbinette, FR - Weave A

  • Black 10 Foot
  • White 10 Foot
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

  • Black 31 Foot
  • White 31 Foot
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

  • Apricot 45 inches
  • Black 45 inches
  • Cranberry 45 inches
  • Forest-Green 45 inches
  • French-Blue 45 inches
  • Fuchsia 45 inches
  • Gold 45 inches
  • Grape 45 inches
  • Hot-Pink 45 inches
  • Lead 45 inches
  • Lemon-Yellow 45 inches
  • Mauve 45 inches
  • Old-Glory-Blue 45 inches
  • Old-Glory-Red 45 inches
  • Orange 45 inches
  • Pearl 45 inches
  • Periwinkle 45 inches
  • Pink 45 inches
  • Rose 45 inches
  • Royal-Blue 45 inches
  • Sapphire 45 inches
  • Seafoam 45 inches
  • Sienna 45 inches
  • Silver 45 inches
  • Teal 45 inches
  • Tomato 45 inches
  • Turquoise 45 inches
  • Vanilla 45 inches
  • White 45 inches
  • Wine 45 inches
  • Winter-White 45 inches
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

  • Antique-Gold 60 inches
  • Black 60 inches
  • Duckling 60 inches
  • Emerald 60 inches
  • Femme 60 inches
  • Gold 60 inches
  • Ivory 60 inches
  • Lilac 60 inches
  • Mint 60 inches
  • Navy 60 inches
  • Pearl 60 inches
  • Purple 60 inches
  • Red 60 inches
  • Sapphire 60 inches
  • Starlite 60 inches
  • Turquoise 60 inches
  • White 60 inches
  • Wine 60 inches
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

  • Antique-Gold 60 inches
  • Black 60 inches
  • Duckling 60 inches
  • Emerald 60 inches
  • Femme 60 inches
  • Gold 60 inches
  • Ivory 60 inches
  • Lilac 60 inches
  • Mint 60 inches
  • Navy 60 inches
  • Pearl 60 inches
  • Purple 60 inches
  • Red 60 inches
  • Sapphire 60 inches
  • Starlite 60 inches
  • Turquoise 60 inches
  • White 60 inches
  • Wine 60 inches
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

  • White 60 inches Full Grid
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

  • White 60 inches Full Grid
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)

  • Black 72 inches
  • White 72 inches
Known as Bobbinette in the film industry, cinenet is an ultra-fine hexagonal net.
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Price Ranges
Cut $37.05 - $144.38
Full Piece $29.65 - $117.50

Nylon Netting, NFR

  • Black 72 inches
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)

  • Black 240 inches
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

  • Black 54 inches
  • White 54 inches
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

  • Black 54 inches
  • White 54 inches
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

  • Black 60 inches
  • White 60 inches
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

  • Apricot 45 inches
  • Black 45 inches
  • Cranberry 45 inches
  • Forest-Green 45 inches
  • French-Blue 45 inches
  • Fuchsia 45 inches
  • Gold 45 inches
  • Grape 45 inches
  • Hot-Pink 45 inches
  • Lead 45 inches
  • Lemon-Yellow 45 inches
  • Mauve 45 inches
  • Old-Glory-Blue 45 inches
  • Old-Glory-Red 45 inches
  • Orange 45 inches
  • Pearl 45 inches
  • Periwinkle 45 inches
  • Pink 45 inches
  • Rose 45 inches
  • Royal-Blue 45 inches
  • Sapphire 45 inches
  • Seafoam 45 inches
  • Sienna 45 inches
  • Silver 45 inches
  • Teal 45 inches
  • Tomato 45 inches
  • Turquoise 45 inches
  • Vanilla 45 inches
  • White 45 inches
  • Wine 45 inches
  • Winter-White 45 inches
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

  • Black 60 inches
  • White 60 inches
A light weight, translucent and economical silk substitute in white and black.
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Price Ranges
Cut $5.75
Full Piece $3.50

125" Poly Silk Plus, IFR

  • White 125 inches
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

  • White 16.5 Foot
The widest white synthetic silk available is a superior choice for draping large areas.
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Price Ranges
Cut $30.80
Full Piece $22.00