Savage Translum Diffusion Material


Translum is a versatile and unique, semi-translucent plastic material designed for transforming light and creating stunning visual effects in the studio. It can be used as a light diffuser, tabletop backdrop, cucoloris or portrait background for silhouettes and other creative projects.


Add the soft glow of frosted glass to images with Savage’s Translum Backdrop. Made from sturdy plastic, this versatile backdrop can be used as a light table, prop setup, or background. Props on the other side of the backdrop are seen as shapes. Easily cut with scissors, our Translum Backdrop is also ideal for cutting silhouettes. Now offered in three grades for a range of diffusion options.

See our blog post about the many different ways Translum can be used.

Item Thickness F-Stop Light Loss Catalog Number Weight
Heavyweight (54″ x 18′) .0135″ Styrene (.3429mm) 2 -64% 55418 8lbs.
Lightweight (60″ x 18′) .005″ Polyester (.127mm) 3/4 -31% 36018 8 lbs.
Variety 6-Pack (12″ x 12″ Sheets) Assorted (2 each) TL212-PK 1 lb.

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Product Type

Backdrop, Gels

Gel Filters

60"x18' LIGHT (3/4) Translum Roll, 54″x18′ HEAVY (2.0) Translum Roll, 12"x12" Translum Variety Pack (6)