Scrim drop

A scrim drop can both reflect and transmit light providing multiple effects. When a scrim is lit from the front it will appear opaque, while when lit from the rear it turns transparent. A scrim can also help dull the image, creating a greater sense of depth. A dreamy or foggy look can also be achieved by lighting a scene entirely behind a scrim. Scrims are commonly combined with a cyclorama or backdrop. Scrim drops can be painted and are also used for projection, especially when made from Filled Scrim (Leno).

Scrim drop

The recommended fabrics for a Scrim drop are the Cotton Sharkstooth Scrim Flame Retardant or the Polyester Sharkstooth Scrim Inherently Flame Retardant, as well as the Leno Filled Scrim Flame Retardant, which are available on a variety of widths and colors.

Please visit the Scrim and Leno fabric section of our website for more information.


A scrim can be tied up to a pipe batten and may have an additional light weight pipe batten fed inside the bottom hem to keep the material tensioned and wrinkle free. On occasions, a Scrim drop can travel on a one way draw BESTEEL® 170 Series curtain track, SILENT STEEL® 280 Series curtain track, or on spaced restricted configurations the I-Beam type RIG-I-FLEX® 140 Series curtain track can be curved on a 90 degree shape to store the Scrim drop parallel to the stage side wall.

Please contact us if you need help choosing the right hardware for your application or visit our curtain track selector guide for more information.

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