A synthetic PVC material with beautiful, smoothly graduated backgrounds that afford interesting lighting effects. In a few minutes, a photographer can achieve beautiful effects that would take hours with lights and single-tone backgrounds. Each sheet is individually handmade to achieve a silky matte, non-glare surface. The material and colors do not absorb water, so they can be used with ice-cubes, fruit, flowers, etc. They can be cleaned with a mild soap solution and soft cloth making them reusable.