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02-21-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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Fire cloth

wasn't sure where to post this. Just watched a video on using it, so I'm trying to find some. Does it go by another name? I found a couple of wholesalers on alibaba selling it, but I'm not really finding a regular site selling it, so I wondered if it had another more common name.
anyone know an online shop in the states selling it?

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Just watched a video on using it
Hmmm. I have no idea what you are asking about! Last time I used a fire cloth/blanket I was putting out an oil fire on a training exercise. I dont think you want info on that
Can you post the link to the video? I would be interested to know more......
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QuoteOriginally posted by crossmr Quote
wasn't sure where to post this. Just watched a video on using it, so I'm trying to find some. Does it go by another name? I found a couple of wholesalers on alibaba selling it, but I'm not really finding a regular site selling it, so I wondered if it had another more common name.
anyone know an online shop in the states selling it?
Probably looking for NOMEX.

Source: I work in a factory that makes industrial filter bags. We use Nomex fabric for applications that involve really high heat/pressures and strong chemicals. We order it in 500 pound rolls though, and I wouldn't know where to get just small bits of the stuff. Good luck with the search.

Edit: Alternatively, if you just need a bit of the stuff for some personal use, I could probably just grab you some from work. I would have to see if we have any in stock though. PM me if that's the case.
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It's a kelby training video with Frank doorhof. He talks about the stuff like it's common knowledge and says he gets it in the netherlands for like $2 a piece. It comes in various colors, and while it appears to just be a sheer fabric, I'm guessing he prefers this stuff for a particular reason, maybe the way light passes through it which may be different from other sheer cloth like chiffon


You can find a couple of finished shots using the same/similar stuff here:
Another Day with Michelle | Darina Boycheva Photography

Not much on it, searches give me barely anything at all.
but yeah, not nomex at all

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I wonder, does he use it just so that strong lights don't smolder it, or for some photographic reasons?
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He uses it for photographic reasons, i don't know what it's called "Fire cloth" that's the problem. I can't find much mention of it outside of his video. I don't think it's actually fire retardant or anything like that.
He uses it for creative shots, and since my focus these days is artistic photography, I wanted to get something like this, as I already had some ideas for sheer material.

But I'm having a bugger of a time finding some stuff here in Korea, but I can order from the US pretty easy, so I thought I'd check if anyone knew of any online shops selling the stuff, I could order the colors I need and get it, but although it's "Famous" in the netherlands, it doesn't seem to appear anywhere else. You can click the link above to see some other examples
Just found a google+ frank made calling it "organza"



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We have some Netherlanders on these forums, maybe they can help you out.

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Looks like this stuff just comes from Xenos. The low price indication suggests that too.
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Ah, Organza. That's a common enough fabric that even I've heard of it, and I'm just some stupid, old, male Pentax collector in a hick town in Missouri. Nothing special about Organza. Google "Organza Fabric" and 75% of the hits come back as places to order material in yard-lots (the way you want to buy it).

Whether it will be easy or cost effective to do the same thing in Korea might be an issue but you can certainly order what you need from lots of USA websites.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crossmr Quote
Not much on it, searches give me barely anything at all.
but yeah, not nomex at all
Ah okay. When you said "fire cloth" I was thinking "flame retardant". Way off.
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Did I post something inappropriate?

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Ah okay. When you said "fire cloth" I was thinking "flame retardant". Way off.
Yeah, that was the only name he used repeatedly in the video, so I had no other name to go on, he also called it "famous" but that seems to mean to no one other than himself.

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Ah, Organza. That's a common enough fabric that even I've heard of it, and I'm just some stupid, old, male Pentax collector in a hick town in Missouri. Nothing special about Organza. Google "Organza Fabric" and 75% of the hits come back as places to order material in yard-lots (the way you want to buy it).

Whether it will be easy or cost effective to do the same thing in Korea might be an issue but you can certainly order what you need from lots of USA websites.
I don't know if it is organza or just he's giving people something that is close enough. It was a very short google+ comment from him. It does look like the stuff. I'm heading up to a major fabric district today to see if I can find any. If not I've got a remailer in the states who ships to Korea very quickly (used them for all my latest gear) and cheaply. I can probably get 4 or 5 colors shipped here for $10-$15.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crossmr Quote
I don't know if it is organza or just he's giving people something that is close enough. It was a very short google+ comment from him. It does look like the stuff. I'm heading up to a major fabric district today to see if I can find any. If not I've got a remailer in the states who ships to Korea very quickly (used them for all my latest gear) and cheaply. I can probably get 4 or 5 colors shipped here for $10-$15.
Well that's cool - sounds like a fun trip and a photo op, too (even though it sounds like you are scaling up to studio/art photography). Good Luck!!
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Well, just because I'll be doing art and studio work doesn't mean I stop shooting outside. I still love nature photography, especially water. The trip was successful, found one shop only selling organza, and they had some really great colors. Not that expensive, 2 yards was about $6. Got 5 different colors. really looking forward to using this.
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Did I post something inappropriate?
I think Mike's reason for commenting is that some of Frank's work is photographing nudes. He does excellent work, but not always work place safe. I believe Frank use to post a lot on Steve's DigiCam site (think that is the correct name).
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