Have you ever tried using soft poster or vinyl backgrounds that won’t lay flat on the table when you want to shoot? So have we. If you felt like us you probably had to place heavy objects in every corner to prevent the background to fold or roll back into the tube format. From talking with people like you we also know that those poster backgrounds easily break, get damages or wrinkles because of the thin paper material. Wrinkles causes unwanted reflections and makes the background look unrealistic when it’s obvious that the printed material is fake and not the real deal.
The above mentioned experiences has lead us to choose to offer you stiff boards instead of soft annoying background that won’t bring you the photos you really want. Buying a stiff board will save you from spending any more money on cheap backgrounds that will end up cost you more in the long run. A board won’t bend or break (unless you are really strong, gets frustrated and want to destroy something) and doesn’t need any heavy objects on it to keep it flat on the table.
Further more you can place the boards where you can’t place soft backgrounds. Places like on a chair, small table, kitchen counter, windowsill etc. Another great thing is that you can use the boards standing vertically as a classic backdrop. You can even combine two backgrounds so one is laying down flat and the other one is standing behind and still change just one of them so that you can create endless combinations of materials and keep experimenting with the appearance of you photos until you find the perfect fit for what style you want in each photo.