Who is Savage Universal?

From our beginning in 1937 as a manufacturer of quality board and paper products, Savage has provided photographers the essential elements for success. Family-run from the start, we have a commitment to quality and innovation that defined who we were in the beginning and still defines who we are today.

Products such as photographic backgrounds continue to be a key focus of our manufacturing efforts, but there’s much more to the Savage story. We’re continuing to develop innovative products, especially in the digital arena, to meet the needs of today’s more diverse photography community—professionals and semiprofessionals alike.

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  • Retail & Visual Displays

    Retail & Visual Displays

    2 Articles | 10 Galleries

    While Savage Universal is most commonly recognized for its popular line of Widetone Seamless Background Paper in the photography and video industries, this studio staple was originally marketed as a window display décor in the 1940s and is still popularly used as such today.

    The background is an important layer to consider when constructing new displays. Utilizing a professional, sleek backdrop behind a window scene can help to separate the display from the rest of the store, enticing consumers to enter inside to discover what lies behind the backdrop. With only seconds to attract passersby into a store, vibrant colors and bold patterns can help intrigue and engage potential customers. Color psychology is an important factor display coordinators use to affect consumers’ perception of brand personality. With over 65 color options and unlimited custom print designs available, paper backgrounds allow for quick and consistent updating of displays at a low cost.

    With endless creative designs, Savage Universal backgrounds are the ultimate accessories to tailor window displays to seasonal holidays, marketing campaigns and special themes, highlight a product on display and create visual appeal.

  • Product Photography

    Product Photography

    12 Articles

    Quality product photos are essential to any business, especially online retailers. When customers cannot pick up, feel or try on a product, it's up to you, the photographer, to deliver images that portray the item's best features in the best light possible. 

  • WPPI Conference & Expo

    WPPI Conference & Expo

    3 Articles | 14 Galleries

    We have a great time at the Wedding and Portrait Photography conference and expo every spring! It's always a pleasure to speak with longtime customers and to meet new ones, offer interesting live demonstrations featuring our products, and host a fun contest and lots of giveaways! Below you'll find our yearly photographer demonstration schedules and what's going on the Savage Universal expo booth.

  • Photographing Kids

    Photographing Kids

    12 Articles

    Photographing young kids can be an arduous task that takes more creativity and effort than photographing adults. However, children can be some of the most rewarding and fun subjects to work with! After gaining some experience, you'll easily learn all sorts of tips and tricks to capturing those genuine smiles and big personalities. 

  • Comparing Backdrops

    Comparing Backdrops

    19 Articles | 12 Galleries

    There is an overwhelming amount of choices available to studio photographers when it comes to equipment and gear. Photographers must decide location, model, camera lens, props, and lighting setup of their photo shoot in addition to choosing the perfect backdrop. While the background may not seem as important to the end product as other factors, it can really make or break the photo. 



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