Pipe and Drape: A Guide to Getting Started

The 4 Basic Components

If you are just getting
into Pipe and Drape, we
recommend you start
with the industry
standard, fixed
height 8′ uprights
.

Stabilizes the framework
and when
disassembled can be
stagger stacked for
increased storage.
 
Bases will determine what uprights and system you will use.
 
Slip-Fit System (most popular): Use this system to save time in setup and takedown.
 
Screw-In System: Often used when buying in bulk at trade shows. Use this system to save space in storage.

pipe and drape

TIP: Pipe and Drape is usually purchased and rented out in 10′ sections.

Most companies
start out with Poly
Premier fabric
which
has flat, professional
finish at an affordable
price point. Banjo Drape is also available at an even lower price. Performance Velour is recommended as the highest quality fabric, and is a 100% blackout fabric guaranteed to block incoming light.

The most popular
Drape Support to get
started with is the
6′-10′ Telescoping
drape support
, because it
gives you a variety of
width options.

Popular Uses for Pipe and Drape

 

pipe and drape divide room

Divide A Room

pipe and drape event

Decorate Events

pipe and drape wedding

Transform A Wedding

pipe and drape dressing room

Create Dressing Rooms

pipe and drape press conference

Set Up Press Conferences

What do I start with?

upright extensions

8′ Fixed Uprights

We recommend you start with standard, fixed height products. As you grow and advance, you can add pieces to extend your uprights. It’s like Legos®, you can build onto it as your business grows.

Need to go Taller?

Upright Extensions add an additional 2’, 4’, or 6’ to your existing upright. They simply slide into the upright with no tools required. If you decide to go taller, base weights are also recommended for stability.

poly premier drape
sheer drape
banjo drape

Poly Premier Drape

To achieve 50% fullness per 10′ section, we recommend using 3 panels. Pick white or black to get started.

Sheer Fabric

Transparent. Great for uplighting. Moves beautifully.

Banjo Drape

A slightly shiny, economical drape. The standard for conventional drape.

Pipe and Drape Kits

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  • Kits are a great introduction to Pipe and Drape. If you are still confused on how to buy by the piece, we eliminate the guesswork!
  • We make it easy: each kit will include all the components needed to set up specified sections of 10′ backdrops.
  • Kits include 2 uprights, 2 bases, 1 drape support and drape per 10′ section.
  • Multi-use: can convert into a wedding canopy, portable dressing room or photo booth

How do I set it up?

 

View Our YouTube Channel

  • Watch tutorials and how-to videos on setting up Pipe & Drape
  • Great information for beginners
  • Find inspiration and ideas

How do I store it?

Storage is key to keeping your equipment organized, clean and easily ready to use. We recommend getting started with a Combo Cart which holds everything you need to complete your Pipe and Drape framework, all on one convenient storage cart.

pipe and drape carts


Party Cart

Best Seller! Stores everything you need to create up to 200 linear feet of Pipe and Drape. Users love that you can store the drape pre-strung.

 

Drape Hamper

Drape Hamper

An affordable option, designed to keep your drape investments clean, organized, and easily accessible for all of your events. Holds up to 150lbs of drape.

pipe and drape combination carts


8′ Combo Cart

This cart gives you room to go. It holds up to 60 uprights, bases, and drape supports (standard 8′ uprights and 16″ x 14″ bases)

stanchion cart


Stanchion Cart

Safely transport and store 12 stanchions with our medium stanchion cart. We love this cart because you can keep your Stanchion Ropes attached and in perfect swag.

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