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Tarp & Fabric

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Chicago Canvas & Supply is a division of our 70-year-old company. Spanning three generations of family ownership, this newest division was developed close to 20 years ago. While originally offering many industrial fabrics and products, in 1986


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30 Jul

Tips for Selecting a School Theater Backdrop

Brad Mangurten

Backdrops are designed to catch the eye or mask things you don’t want the audience to see. Students may be painting the backdrops to create scenery and add to the story. Other backdrops block out the people and equipment that are waiting backstage. With hot theater lighting, safety measures should have you thinking about backdrops […]

What Does “Tarps” Stand For? How Were They Named?

Brad Mangurten

Tarps. You probably know what they are, but how did they get their name? “Tarps” is short for tarpaulins. The name dates back centuries and has strong ties in the merchant marines and sailors of Britain. The sea can be a brutal place. Gales, crashing waves, and the work on ships/boats get the deck soaking […]

23 Jul