What are Replica Surfaces?
Replica Surfaces are rigid, lightweight, stain-resistant photography surfaces that replicate real textures like marble, wood, cement, and more.
Replica Surfaces are designed for business owners, bloggers, and photographers in need in gorgeous food and product photos.
The rigidity of Replica Surfaces means they lay flat (no wrinkling, creasing, or rolling) and that can stand upright with the help of Replica Stands (more on Stands below).
Replica Surfaces are designed to be mixed and matched with each other to create "wall" and "table" combinations that fit and enhance your brand.
Plus, at under 2 lbs each, Replica Surfaces are easy to transport to on-site shoots or move around your home to wherever the light looks best.
Every Replica Surface measures 23 x 23 inches square.
Can I expect the colors to be exactly as I see them on my screen?
Since monitors and devices display colors differently, actual Surface colors may vary from what you see on your screen. Try viewing on different devices with the screen brightness turned all the way up.
And remember, lighting, camera settings, white balance, and editing change everything! Like with other backdrops, changing these variables may cause the coloring of your Surfaces to look different from the photos you see here. Luckily, I've got photography how-tos all about those things!
If you have specific questions about Surface colors, pop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are Replica Stands?
Replica Stands are custom-fit plastic Stands that help you create a "wall" and "table" effect by holding any two Replica Surfaces in an L-shape. No more propping backdrops against awkward objects!
Stands are made of flexible plastic for supreme durability and grippiness. I'm not saying run them over with your car, but they should hold up against pretty much anything else!
Seeing a gap between your Surfaces when using Stands? Click here to learn how to set up your mini studio and make that gap disappear!
Will Replica Stands hold other non-Replica backdrops?
Replica Stands are custom-fit to hold Replica Surfaces. The slots in Replica Stands cannot hold backdrops of a different size.
What's included when I order a Surface: one Surface or two?
All Surfaces and Stands are sold separately so that you can mix and match them to achieve a look that fits and enhances your brand.
If you want to create a two-Surface setup using Stands, you'll want to order two or more Surfaces using the bundle tool. For a limited time, the bundle tool will automatically add a set of free Stands to your order!
Unfortunately, the website backend can't add free Stands to orders placed using the regular shopping cart so definitely use that bundle tool! Oh, technology!
How should I setup and care for my Surfaces?
Fabulous question! Click here for a guide full of photos and a little cheesy photoshop.
How should I clean my Surfaces?
Replica Surfaces are VERY resistant to stains from food and drink so go ahead and get messy!
For mild messes, wipe with a damp, room temperature cloth or paper towel and dry promptly after each use. For bigger or more pigmented messes, we recommend cleaning with one of these approved cleaners:
- 409 Multi-Surface Cleaner
- Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner
- Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner
These three cleaners have been rigorously tested and are proven to be Surface-safe.
If your Surface doesn’t wipe clean immediately, spray with cleaner again and let stand 3-5 minutes before wiping. Repeat until the Surface wipes completely clean.
Avoid contact with non-food substances (e.g. paint, dye, etc) since these may stain or damage the finish of your Surface. If you want to drizzle highly-pigmented foods or any non-foods (e.g. lotions, oils, and other beauty products) onto your Surface, we always recommend testing them on the backside of your Surface first.
Same goes for any unapproved cleaner or wipe. We strongly recommend testing it on the backside of your Surface first to make sure it’s Surface-safe.
Unfortunately, we can't accept returns if you do end up staining your Surface or damaging the finish with an unapproved cleaner. Please see our return/exchange policy for more details.
Can I place hot objects directly onto my Surfaces?
Don't try this at home! Avoid placing hot objects directly on your Surfaces. Always use a pot holder or trivet, or allow item to reach room temperature before contacting your Surface.
Can I leave my Surfaces in direct sunlight or a hot car?
Surfaces left in hot environments for extended periods of time (ie. direct sunlight or a hot car) are at risk of warping. Be kind to your Surfaces and take them inside with you on hot days, just like you would with your camera.
If you're shooting outside, shoot in a shaded area and take extra care with darker Surfaces as these attract more light and heat. Your photos will look better in the shade anyway!
How should I store my Surfaces?
To protect your Surfaces, store Surfaces at room temperature and in the foam sleeves they arrive in. For added style and protection, use Replica Sleeves. Replica Sleeves are made of sleek wetsuit material and can be found here.
For more professional storage and transport, the Replica Carrying Case is custom-built to protect your Surfaces wherever your photo journey takes you.
With modern and stylish design, the Replica Carrying Case carries you from home to on-site photoshoot, or just from your closet to your mini studio in the next room!
Offering exceptional impact resistance, clever carrying straps, well-placed pockets, and five removable Surface storage sleeves, it's your custom storage and travel companion that looks great doing it.
See all the Carrying Case photos and features here.
How will my order be shipped?
US orders: Ship via UPS ground with a typical shipping time of 1-3 business days within the contiguous US. Orders placed before noon CST usually ship same day, but please allow one additional business day for processing just to be safe. For HI, AK, and PR orders, please allow a few extra days ship time.
During promotions such as Limited Releases, sales, and Black Friday, we usually experience a higher than normal order volume. Since every order is unique and hand-packed, please allow an additional few days processing during these times.
As always, please allow time for unforeseen shipping delays with UPS.
Unfortunately, we aren't able to offer overnight or expedited shipping at this time.
International orders: Ship via our partner, Passport Shipping. Ship times vary by country. You will receive tracking and estimated delivery dates via email once your order is submitted.
Can I order if I live outside the United States?
Yes, you sure can! We've partnered with Passport Shipping to provide international shipping.
With this incredible service, you will be charged all shipping, taxes, and duties when you place your order and should NOT receive any surprise duties bills!
Unfortunately, orders outside the contiguous US (including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and all international orders) are ineligible for free shipping. You know how it is: large objects = higher shipping costs and we just can't make it free. The good news is you'll pay exactly what we pay to ship your order - not a penny more!
International orders ship on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Please note: all orders shipped to addresses outside the US are final sale. We are unable to accept returns or exchanges on international orders.
Do you ship orders to the UK & EU?
Yes, we ship to the UK & EU. To get your order to you, we've partnered with Passport Shipping and they will be the Seller for all orders to the UK for orders under £135 and orders to the EU for orders €150 and under.
What if I decide I don't want to keep my Surfaces? Can I send them back?
Sure thing! We are able to accept returns/exchanges of Surfaces in most circumstances, as long as they're in original condition. Just make sure you check out our full return/exchange policy.
Please note: only orders shipped to addresses within the US are eligible for return or exchange. All international orders are final sale and are ineligible for return or exchange.
Can I use Replica Surfaces to create and sell my own stock photos?
Yes, as long as you modify our designs by adding props to your photo. It is not legal to sell a photograph of a blank Replica Surface as a stock photo.