One of our most frequently asked questions is in regards to Scrim Stands, specifically, now that I’ve decided on my Custom Scrim dimensions and substrate, what kind of scrim hardware should I buy? And what is the difference between the plastic and aluminum lock Scrim Stands?
Both the plastic and aluminum Scrim Stands are identical in terms of setup and application. The plastic lock stands have a slightly thinner tubing thickness, whereas the aluminum lock stand tubing is slightly thicker. Aluminum locks are thin, streamlined, and sit close (nearly flush) with the stand’s tubing. What does all this mean? The plastic locks are much bulkier and more noticeable than the aluminum option. Both options collapse to the same small footprint and fit in the same Wheeled Carry Bag.
If you and your band are doing most of your own set up and tear down, the plastic lock Scrim Stand is a great option. If you can give the plastic locks the little bit of care they deserve your stand will have great longevity. The aluminum locks can withstand a bit more abuse, so if you have a crew or venue set up your stage elements each night, aluminum lock stands might be the better option.
While you may be able to make your own Scrim Stands at home, EC’s Scrim Stands offer top quality at a reasonable price with the same convenience as ordering a pizza. If you’re short on time, space, or carpentry ability, we highly recommend ordering a Scrim Stand with your Custom Scrim order.